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Salsa
~Formerly SalsaShark~
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(12-17-2014, 02:56 AM)
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Euro Truck dev:





other people reporting it on their store carts too

welp
BasilZero
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(12-17-2014, 02:57 AM)
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Forgive my ignorance...CIS?

Also is it only region locked for only those two regions?

Edit: Oh ok thanks ;o
Last edited by BasilZero; 12-17-2014 at 03:00 AM.
Fracas
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(12-17-2014, 02:57 AM)
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So fucking dumb
BY2K
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Oh this is not gonna end well.
Anustart
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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But is my Witcher 3 RU OLD that's already been activated safe?
CheesecakeRecipe
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by BasilZero

Forgive my ignorance...CIS?

Also is it only region locked for only those two regions?

Commonwealth of Independent States, basically Russia and countries that were once considered the Soviet Union.
ViewtifulJC
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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More evidence of the Half-Life 3 Wii U exclusive rumor. Gaben getting in bed with Iwata's policies.
Mauricio_Magus
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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This better not happen to Mexico too.
Storm360
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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And there goes my interest in Steam.

I have 1000 games on steam, I doubt I would be close if it had been region locked from the start.

Console games are now cheaper to buy here, what got me into PC gaming in the first place is pretty much gone
Xpliskin
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Daaaaamn
Maffis
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Why?
Ceallach
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Steam U
SwiftDeath
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(12-17-2014, 02:58 AM)
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Wait so everything everything is affected by this on steam or those regions everything???
Jawmuncher
(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Now there will be no more thieves on steam.

That covers the usual topic someone tries to bring up right?
BasilZero
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by CheesecakeRecipe

Commonwealth of Independent States, basically Russia and countries that were once considered the Soviet Union.

Thanks!

I wonder what will happen to those who have games from the regions already on their library, will they be affected too?
Donuts
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Holy crap, this should be an interesting couple of days
Vazra
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Kid Ska
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Oh fuck
Escalario
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
So it begins.
Salsa
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maffis

Why?

games were dirt cheap in Russia and everyone was buying from there

Originally Posted by BasilZero

Thanks!

I wonder what will happen to those who have games from the regions already on their library, will they be affected too?

activated ones should be fine
Zophar
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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So, I'm an American, I opened a US account to start, but I've been living in China for a while now and bought a bunch of stuff there, from the US account with my US money. What's this gonna mean for those purchases?
SargerusBR
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(12-17-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Time for Origin to rise.

/s
everyday math
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Ahhh wtf
Altazor
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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fuck :(
chadskin
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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That's the end for the Ruble and the Russian economy. Smart move, Obama.
Hero Prinny
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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ew, steam is getting worse and worse.

Originally Posted by SargerusBR

Time for Origin to rise.

/s

say all you want about origins but i can use VPN and get my game from whatever region i want, without involving another party AND not get banned. Origin is great, idc what anyone says. as long as they don't change that origin is good in my books
razgriz417
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Probably has to do with the Ruble going down the toilet. No more keys :(
Cbajd5
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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how am i going to get games cheap now

HOW I SAY

NORMAL STEAM SALES DON'T CUT IT ANYMORE
Sectorseven
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
Guessing this has to do with their currency collapsing.
D3RANG3D
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Welp that about wraps it up for steam.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)

Originally Posted by Maffis

Why?

"Let's prevent people from exploiting the system. This will surely translate with them paying a lot more".
What it will really happen: they will just buy a lot less.
Fedelias
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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But why :(
Azurex
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
Steam's been gradually turning to shit for quite some time now. Not surprised...

Valve shouldn't be getting a free pass because they used to make great games.
Northeastmonk
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

games were dirt cheap in Russia and everyone was buying from there

Meanwhile at GameStop headquarters everyone was popping their champaign bottles and rejoicing at the news.
Lé Blade Runner
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Interesting... Doesn't affect me too much personally, but yeah, I can see why some people might be pissed.
Inuhanyou
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Why!? What can valve do about this, or why was it done!?
CassidyIzABeast
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(12-17-2014, 03:00 AM)
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So if you bought RUS keys and vpn unlocked them you're screwed?
WhoaIsThatMars
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Lmao. I bought a handful of game from a certain someone from a certain place on a certain website. I'm scared to look at my library now lol
Slashlen
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
I wonder if this is related to Russia's currency dropping like a rock, or Valve is just sick of others paying those prices?
Jotamide
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
Bye bye! See you guys at GOG.
Last edited by Jotamide; 12-17-2014 at 03:40 AM.
Mushroomer25
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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*downs a shot*

Well, this is going to be a fun week of hysteria.

Seriously, this seems like a flawed (but possibly necessary) policy. Registering games across national borders is a very common practice - and it's one that Steam probably wants to put an end to (especially to stay on the good side of publishers).
RM8
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mauricio_Magus

This better not happen to Mexico too.

This :( I don't want to lose the option of buying from GMG, Gamersgate, etc.
NewVegasDog
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Welp, so much for trading TF2/CS:GO keys now for games. This should be very interesting on how this wiLL turn out.
takoyaki
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maffis

Why?

Probably because of the current value of the rubel.

edit:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1...n_6333546.html

Just today, Apple stopped sellings goods on their Russian onlinestore.

http://9to5mac.com/2014/12/16/apple-...-fluctuations/
Last edited by takoyaki; 12-17-2014 at 03:04 AM.
tim_pkmn89
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)

Originally Posted by TucoBenedictoPacifico

"Let's prevent people from exploiting the system. This will surely translate with them paying a lot more".
What it will really happen: they will just buy a lot less.

How many foreign keys do you buy?

This is purely to cut down on all the half-price sales made.
Guymelef
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(12-17-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Arrogant Newell.
JehutyRunner
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(12-17-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Doesn't affect me too bad - only one game in my library I can see getting locked because of this and that's Dark Souls II - but I don't see this ending well.
thisisvlad
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(12-17-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by takoyaki

Probably because of the current value of the rubel.

Yup.
McNum
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(12-17-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Oh just so you know, already activated games work just fine, it seems. Got a few gifted from Brazil and they boot up just fine. Looks like it's grandfathered in.

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