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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
But Steam is DRM that doesn't interfere with your gaming. You can back up save files on their servers, you can install the games as many times as you want, and they do their online gaming and networking through the same network. How is that in any way like the crap EA has been forcing on their customers with their DRM?
How is it? It isnt. Its a different kind of DRM. But its JUST as destructive. For example; you cannot sell/lend your friend your game without giving him the account. If one of your STEAM games gets VAC banned/Punkbuster banned, then your ACCOUNT is banned from online. And before you go on the "well you shouldnt be hacking.." not everyone hacks that gets VAC/punkbuster banned. Nothing is perfect, I know someone who got VAC banned because he was running the CAL startup script for CSS on a normal server by accident, and BAM, he had to rebuy any of the games he wanted to play online.
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Use the same math for China. 1$ = 1 yen
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Well first everyone was crying because of the exchange rate and paying more than what you would have to if it was in your own currency, now that it is in your currency its still not good enough?
When was that? 5 years ago? The USD has been weak for a LONG time and is still weak, so buying from Steam was cheaper than buying in stores for us: we didn't have to pay tax, and the USD->whatever conversion resulted in cheap prices.

We didn't pay more, we paid less. I don't see your logic.
Prices have increased now that Steam assumes 1 USD = 1 EUR instead of 1 USD = 0.7 EUR or whatever it was at the time.


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You missed what I was getting at, not what you are trying to get at. Im just saying that it will cost more in the long run to run a bunch of servers than it will be to pay shipping charges, or in there case for left for dead, making discs and all that good stuff.
That doesn't seem to have ANYTHING AT ALL to do with what you said. You just said that we can now purchase in our own currency.
(which we were, effectively, already doing (conversion)... the only change is that prices have increased)
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Valve: going 5 years back ftw
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The people who are gonna buy the game should just convert the amount of money to $ before they buy the game.
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Use the same math for China. 1$ = 1 yen
Yen = Japan
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Yen = Japan
isnt it 100 yen=1 dollar?
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i was never too bothered about having the prices listed in dollars. It usually meant games were a little cheaper than retail for us. although i'm sure this strange exchange rate wont last long.
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isnt it 100 yen=1 dollar?
Rougly.

BTW, Opeth rocks .
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You guys tend to forget that America is not Europe. The United States as a whole is much bigger than Europe and our population centers are much farther spread apart than in the EU. Not all major cities in the U.S. have adequate public transportation facilities and much less in smaller cities and towns. Cars are a necessity here in America, the distances are too great and there is no solution present other than to drive a car.

What effects do cars have? Global warming? Ha! It friggin' snowed in Las Vegas last week!!!

Calling me ignorant? A true characteristic of someone who's own ignorance>superiority complex>inferiority complex has really gone to their head!
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