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Are the games sold in Russia legit?

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I've been to Russia only once but since my dad is there he can get me a game, i have seen the games there a long time ago (2010) so i don't really remember if they are legit or no. But they have a ridiculously low price tag for games... at the moment @ a place called mvideo Battlefield 3 is 590 rubles = $18.49
Language isn't a problem since i can change them but why is it so cheap and is it even legit Steam? I don't want to spend money and get scammed for a cheap game.
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The Russian versions are cheaper, so if it seems like a legit shop they will be legit.

This is where the steam keys for some of the cheap online stores come from.
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Ohh that explains why, thanks smile.gif
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And they say piracy is the cause for increased prices and DLC, yet Russia has one of the highest piracy rate and they get the cheapest prices.
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Originally Posted by Brokenstorm View Post

And they say piracy is the cause for increased prices and DLC, yet Russia has one of the highest piracy rate and they get the cheapest prices.
The high volume of piracy in Russia is the exact reason why games are priced so low compared to other countries.
Their reasoning is that they've got to entice these 'pirates' with great deals, where-as places with less piracy traffic get the shaft to 'make up the numbers'.

Logic! [/sarcasm]
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Originally Posted by InsaneMatt View Post

The high volume of piracy in Russia is the exact reason why games are priced so low compared to other countries.
Their reasoning is that they've got to entice these 'pirates' with great deals, where-as places with less piracy traffic get the shaft to 'make up the numbers'.

Logic! [/sarcasm]

Exactly, the only reason all the games are 60$ here is that people buy them in droves. Whereas a 60$USD in Russia probably wouldn't get a single sale.
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