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All Russian/Brazillian (or similar) games on Steam now have regional activation locks

Storm360

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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
 

Zophar

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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?
 

Hero Prinny

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ew, steam is getting worse and worse.
Time for Origin to rise.

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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
 

Cbajd5

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how am i going to get games cheap now

HOW I SAY

NORMAL STEAM SALES DON'T CUT IT ANYMORE
 

Komo

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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.
 

Slashlen

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I wonder if this is related to Russia's currency dropping like a rock, or Valve is just sick of others paying those prices?
 

Mushroomer25

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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).
 

NewVegasDog

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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.
 

McNum

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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.