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Dam the Aussies should have done the same when we were paying twice as much as the Americans for games.
    
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Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
I love it how Europeans run to one of the their all powerful commissions when they have a problem...

STEAM can charge whatever they want for their games, if gamers find it too high then they should get their games elsewhere. If STEAM were to absurdly increase game prices I would just not buy from them, I wouldn't go whine to the government to do something about it.
you're an idiot. how is it fair to charge different prices for the exact same thing just because we aren't americans?
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My mom always said, "If you can't think of something positive to say, don't say anything at all". It was the twist to the old adage, "If you can't say anyting good about a person...."

Reading OCnet, and I can't find one positive upbeat pot by you. Why you feel the need to bash everything?


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Steam is crap anyway. I only buy games on it to get them quickly. Once I get the game, I take the CD key from it, uninstall it from steam, and get the disc image from the retail version and install it with my purchased CD key.
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post #34 of 162
it might have something to do with the american economy being on the verge of total and final collapse. people dont realize how huge the collapse is going to be. Having said that I am not advocating that what Valve did was right (or wrong) but I can see why they may have done it, thats all.

Also, maybe it costs them more to provide their services in Europe than it does in the US? I dont know.
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post #35 of 162
This really sucks for you guys . I hate to see Valve doing this and hopefully they will stop. As well, with the Canadian dollar being so much lower than the USD right now, games cost me more in steam than going out to the store now...
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post #37 of 162
it's probably got nothing to do with economic reasons as ireland is in a recession and they still try to charge us nearly 100 dollars for cod4...
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
You're not even close. While I'm writing this, the Euro is worth 1.391 U.S. Dollars. That's up from a month ago when it was down near 1.25 dollars.
Yes, you're right €1 = $1.39, but the post was about the pound(£) not the Euro & £1 = $1.49.

Anyways, on topic: When L4D came out I wanted it on Steam, but being European the game was priced at $52.86, so I bought from Amazon for $27 instead.

I do like Steam, but price-wise it's a load of arse. Added to that, the only game I really want at the moment (Beyond Good & Evil) isn't available to Europeans.
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post #39 of 162
This is old news considering the other day Valve released an announcement saying that you can now purchase games in your local currency if you live in the United Kingdom and Europe. They fixed the problem, no need to get all upset about it now
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