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While region locking is kind of standard and almost expected, people are just fed up with how controlling Microsoft is, and M$ is kind of paying for it now. Sony knows this is an area where they can get a leg up on M$ and make themselves look like "the great Jesus" and M$ look like "the great Satan" and quite frankly it' worked on me, because if I was still a console gamer I could almost certainly buy the PS4 despite the fact that I went with the Xbox in the last generation. Also, M$ being so controlling with their platform REALLY doesn't help out the fact that their system is inferior at a hardware level with less compute units in the GPU and less-advanced RAM....
post #42 of 73
Gamespot isn't getting a click from me on this article. This is nothing new and not to mention I have no intention of buying a UK version of any game so I could give a crap. I'm not sure why people are looking for such ridiculous little things to exploit to make Microsoft look bad these days.....
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

No it is not false.

Just go ahead and Google Steam accounts that have been banned due to the use of a proxy to activate region locked games...

Which is why a lot of CD Key websites now state whether a Steam game is region locked or international.

Some games are region locked but more of them are not. Many games there is no way to tell if its been bought from the Russian steam store or NA steam store, as they just say steam gift. There are a few that say RU edition but even many of those still work. Like I said its impossible to ban steam accounts that activate games purchased from regions other than their own because many of there is no way for the average steam trader to know their origin and copies of this game get traded via steam's own trade network. It would be very bad business if steam banned accounts based on whether a steam purchased game was bought via the russian store or NA store as there is no way for the trader to know in most cases. BTW I am talking about steam games that can be traded via steam accounts, cd keys are a different story.
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post #44 of 73
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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post

Some games are region locked but more of them are not. Many games there is no way to tell if its been bought from the Russian steam store or NA steam store, as they just say steam gift. There are a few that say RU edition but even many of those still work. Like I said its impossible to ban steam accounts that activate games purchased from regions other than their own because many of there is no way for the average steam trader to know their origin and copies of this game get traded via steam's own trade network. It would be very bad business if steam banned accounts based on whether a steam purchased game was bought via the russian store or NA store as there is no way for the trader to know in most cases. BTW I am talking about steam games that can be traded via steam accounts, cd keys are a different story.

I see you pirate all your games apparently. What you said is completely false. Cross region keys do not work with steam clients. Period.

And we are talking about consoles, of which ALL of the big consoles were region locked.
post #45 of 73

In some countries the average income is lower than USA or some European countries that the games are impossible to sell at that price range.

 

Therefor in the future I expect the games to go fully digital and the games in digital store cost differently not in each region but in each country.

 

For exampla new COD cam be 60 bucks in USA but 30-40 bucks max in Turkey.

 

I know that in countries such as Turkey if 1 person purchases COD for 60 bucks, 3 would purchase it if it was 30 bucks.

 

The average household income is not great.

 

I don't mind games or blurays to ve region locked. I support it actually. Just make sure multiplayer servers are not region locked.

post #46 of 73
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Originally Posted by bencher View Post

And that is false... Purchasing games for others would never work if that was true.

They are region locked

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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post

Some games are region locked but more of them are not. Many games there is no way to tell if its been bought from the Russian steam store or NA steam store, as they just say steam gift. There are a few that say RU edition but even many of those still work. Like I said its impossible to ban steam accounts that activate games purchased from regions other than their own because many of there is no way for the average steam trader to know their origin and copies of this game get traded via steam's own trade network. It would be very bad business if steam banned accounts based on whether a steam purchased game was bought via the russian store or NA store as there is no way for the trader to know in most cases. BTW I am talking about steam games that can be traded via steam accounts, cd keys are a different story.

I had to email steam for them to let me buy US titles here in Germany. I'm not German, do not use my German address with US based companies but I had a German IP sooo..

for Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime I have to use my VPN, yet with iTunes having a US address is good enough. There need to be consistency and that I think is where the problem lies.
 
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Cross region keys do not work with steam clients. Period.

 

I managed to activate a Russian key of The Witcher 2 on Steam.

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I managed to activate a Russian key of The Witcher 2 on Steam.

 

If you are caught you might have your Steam account suspended though

 

Not everyone gets caught however.

 

But be careful bro...

post #49 of 73
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

No it is not false.

Just go ahead and Google Steam accounts that have been banned due to the use of a proxy to activate region locked games...

Which is why a lot of CD Key websites now state whether a Steam game is region locked or international.

With all the games that I've bought from Steam and gifted [150-200?], only GTA:IV and a single copy of Bioshock1 were confined to a particular region.
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(as I stated in another thread)

So is Steam, so is netflix, so are blurary and DVD movies, iTunes, Spotify, Google Voice, etc....
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