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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
lol... If they are unhappy with the prices, DON'T BUY THE GAME!
If you live in the US you have no reason to bash the European prices.
Americans whine and cries when the gas price comes over $1.5 per gallon so stop trolling on others then.
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you're an idiot. how is it fair to charge different prices for the exact same thing just because we aren't americans?
I don't want to sound rude, but if you don't like it, you can always get up from the chair...walk to your local game store, find the same game that costs more on steam, buy that game, go home, activate it on steam (if its Valve), otherwise install the game and play.

I don't see what the fuss is about, sure its not fair, but that doesn't mean all this crap is necessary for it. Considering all the things Steam offers such as STEAM IDs, decent download speeds (I know from D2D the speeds were slow as crap for me), great games such as CS:S and L4D (more on Valve's end but still). I am sure many of you who this upsets CAN find a solution. As American it really doesn't matter because it all costs the same to me, but just my 2 cents.
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Thank God for the Pound.
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Edit 2: They're only charging us £30 on Steam for World at War which is £30 in the shops. I think we've gotten it good guys. No extra money to have our favourite game on Steam rather than a disk which i'd kill quickly.
You just mooted your own point. They are charging us the same. Hell, how about knocking some money off seeing as they don't have to charge for packaging, shipping, discs and printing? You think those would make an impact on the price...right?

Just to prove my point, an online E-tailer was selling L4D for £20. In shops it is £25 (which is how I bought it) and on Steam it is £28.

Valves software is charging more than they are for a physical disc! That's how retarded this set up is.

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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...
Damn, that's right. Because if it was America we would have just had lawsuits left, right and center. Don't dare talk down to us for complaining about pricing and certainly don;t start bringing nationality into the equation you idiot. I don't go around slagging your country off and I don't expect the same!

Also, I believe in your country you have Trading Standards as well? That is all this is. Grow up.
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Steam may be under the impression that it's a fair pricing strategy to call it out, dollar for (insert currency unit here), but the breakdown isn't exactly fair to the buyer. I, for one, am partial to the unbiased price fixing they should do, instead of adding these extras and making the average worldly consumer a little pissed off for buying it, wishing they got a bargain as well.
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Until they fix it, buy the game in the store or online and add it to the steam client.
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If I know Valve they will either change their ways or give a perfectly legitimate explanation of why they're choosing not to. At least I hope so.
Well, CoD4 was $90AUD for about 6 months before release of CoD5 (even then it stayed at that price for bout a week, when CoD5 was $60. I paid for the retail version. Just a bunch of bull****e.

In Australia, we still pay about 50% more for a game (at least on console, where a new release in AUS is $120 and in US is $60... yet THEY cry about how overpriced is it).
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Ok ill say it again, this issue has been fixed, Valve has sent out an announcement stating so, if you live in the UK or Europe you can now purchase in your own currency.
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I don't want to sound rude, but if you don't like it, you can always get up from the chair...walk to your local game store, find the same game that costs more on steam, buy that game, go home, activate it on steam (if its Valve), otherwise install the game and play.

I don't see what the fuss is about, sure its not fair, but that doesn't mean all this crap is necessary for it. Considering all the things Steam offers such as STEAM IDs, decent download speeds (I know from D2D the speeds were slow as crap for me), great games such as CS:S and L4D (more on Valve's end but still). I am sure many of you who this upsets CAN find a solution. As American it really doesn't matter because it all costs the same to me, but just my 2 cents.
hmmm doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of having the alternative of a company that supposedly charges less because of no physical packaging and disc etc?
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Well, CoD4 was $90AUD for about 6 months before release of CoD5 (even then it stayed at that price for bout a week, when CoD5 was $60. I paid for the retail version. Just a bunch of bull****e.

In Australia, we still pay about 50% more for a game (at least on console, where a new release in AUS is $120 and in US is $60... yet THEY cry about how overpriced is it).
exactly everyone has to listen to americans cry when a game is overpriced there, yet it is nothing compared to what we pay and when we complain they tell us to shut up. This is not a generalization btw
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