Recently, when some players searched the Steam Game Store through Google, they suddenly found that the home page results contained a middle finger to the rival Epic Game Store. PCGamesN reports that It appears Google is having a lot of trouble presenting search results to users. Instead of providing users with the right information about the Steam Game Store landing page, it’s just exposed to the F-k Epic Game Store.
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For now, it appears that the question command appears during a search for the Steam Store. If you search only for the single keyword “Steam”, the results page of Google Search is also quite normal.
After a search, we found that this “search engine optimization” (SEO) surprise, derived from user Rommel’s evaluation of the “Subway: Departed” game , which added the text “F-k Epic Game Store” and the asCII code vertical middle finger evaluation.
Previously, Metro: Departing had logged on to the Steam platform with a large number of older players a year later, as Epic and Steam competed for the game’s dominance, which was primarily attractive because the former claimed a lower platform-sharing ratio.
Obviously, a lot of players who don’t want to “jump left and right” have paid a huge price for it. So it’s not uncommon for Rommel-like reviews to be made after Steam went on the shelves.