EA situation in few senteces and why it’s good for us

Here is the whole situation in a nutshell. EA releases their brand new AAA title – Star Wars Battlefront 2. There even is a collector’s edition, goes for $80 (wtf). The game itself has locked content in it (like guns, equipment etc) and requires you to play around 4500 hours to unlock all of it. It’s fucking crazy.

What’s more crazy? You can skip the unlocking part and get all of the unlocks for $2100. You’ve read that right.

So naturally the gamers were furious and it was pretty cool and trendy (and right) to just give back that piece of shit and use their refund optionwhich was suddenly gone.

So basically if you wanted to get a refund you had to wait in line, on hold, for an hour. Internet does not forget and I really hope that all of their competitors won’t pull the same tricks on us, I’m talking to you Valve (mostly), GOG, Blizzard (they’re too good to fuck stuff like that up) and others.

Source: reddit

Electronic Arts removed the refund button from Origin

OK it’s been crazy today, Steam launched a lot of new currencies on their platform. GOG apologized for higher prices in Poland and promised to contact developers/publishers to change that (they are higher than Steam’s right now which isn’t quite nice considering GOG is a Polish store).

Anyway it’s been pretty loud on reddit today that EA Games had removed the refund button from their system and if you want to get a refund wait in line… for around an hour (that’s right) to even contact the support team. I don’t quite understand why would they do that but I guess it’s all about the $$$.

Looks like some games are even more expensive on Steam, for example in Israel. Also there was a funny bug on Steam for some guy, he got over $4 000 000 (!) in his Steam wallet after the update. It got fixed by Valve though.

Another thing is that selling Stream trading cards is somewhat broken, you see when you put it up on sale let’s say for $0.03 in USA Steam automatically converts the price to be 0.03zł (in Poland for example) which means it’s cheaper, anyway I’m sure they are going to do something about it because right now you earn less by selling cards in certain regions. At least that’s what I think is happening, not a trader myself.

Something interesting is finally happening, if there’s more I’ll let you know.

Source: reddit and the Internet basically

Watch out! New currencies coming to Steam tomorrow.

In case you didn’t know Steam is introducing a lot of new currencies to the store worldwide, including Polish Złoty. If you have any money in your Steam Wallet and it happens to be in Euros €€€ then you might get fucked. You see, they have sent an e-mail about it recently and Steam is going to convert the cash you have to your local currency.

Why are you out of luck? If they convert it on their own currency exchange rates (which is 3.59zł for €0.99 instead of 4.18zł) you will loose some money.

Here’s a quick example:

If you have charged your Steam wallet with let’s say €25 you paid around 105 Polish Złoty for it. Now if they convert it with their exchange rate you’re going to have around 90 Polish Złoty. If not you’re all good. But if they do… you’re going to loose around 15zł, if you can spend that Steam Wallet funds on something do it now I guess, but it all depends on the price of games.

Valve is going to leave the new exchange rate as a suggestion for game publishers/developers but if they’re going to even the prices to western Europe you’re mostly out of luck. If this happens this really sucks. More info about coming changes here and here.

Halloween Deals (31.10.2017)

Here are the best Halloween Deals for today, I know I’m probably super late but you can still get those until the end of the upcoming weekend I guess. Humble Bundle is looking fine today – see it here. Grey Goo Definitive Edition (RTS game! Appreciate it because it’s a rarity these days!) is alone worth the $1. All Steam games naturally. See below for more offers.

GamesPlanetWeekend

HALLOWEEN PROMO

CDKeysCOMWeekendSale

HALLOWEEN PROMO

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

HALLOWEEN SALE

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

HALLOWEEN SALE

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

HALLOWEEN DEALS

TRICK OR TREAT SALE

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Halloween Deals

 

Steam sales incoming, new currencies almost here!

Steam is having 3 major sales soon, check out the list below!

Steam sales:

  • Halloween Sale starts on October 26th and ends on November 1st
  • Black Friday Sale starts on November 22nd and ends on November 28th
  • Winter Sale starts on December 21st and ends on January 4th 2018

Along with those they will gradually introduce new currencies and regional pricing.

New currencies coming to the Steam store

I know this is rather old news but I don’t have much time to post here. I can’t believe this is finally happening… after 9 fucking years (!) Steam introduces more currencies to the Steam store. Details below!

This is an e-mail to all Steamworks developers from Valve Software – New currencies to expect on Steam:

“Pricing should be entered as soon as possible, with display of these new currencies scheduled to go live in time for our 2017 Autumn and Winter Sales. To enter pricing, sign in to the Steamworks Developer Site and select Pricing from the Apps & Packages drop-down. You will see green-colored recommendations filled in for new currencies, based on your selected USD base price. These recommended prices can be accepted or adjusted at your discretion. As a reminder, if you do not have pricing entered for a country after a local currency is set live on the Steam storefront, your game will be unavailable for sale in that country.”

“We have also updated our recommended pricing matrix for new and existing currencies. Our goal is to update these recommendations annually, so as to better help developers succeed in markets worldwide. Pricing decisions on Steam are entirely in the hands of you the developer, and we encourage you to always do what’s best for your players. You can find more information and suggested best practices in the Steamworks Pricing Documentation.”

“*PLN pricing is specific to Poland, but as always any game licenses purchased within an EEA country (either directly or as a gift) can be redeemed by any user within the EEA.”

“0,99 euro – 3,59 zł
1,99 euro – 7,19 zł
2,99 euro – 10,99 zł
3,99 euro – 14,49 zł
4,99 euro – 17,99 zł
5,99 euro – 21,99 zł
6,99 euro – 25,49 zł
7,99 euro – 28,99 zł
8,99 euro – 32,99 zł
9,99 euro – 35,99 zł
14,99 euro – 53,99 zł
19,99 euro – 71,99 zł
22,99 euro – 89,99 zł
27,99 euro – 107,99 zł”

Which means Poland is no longer getting fucked on Steam.

Steam store is now blocked in Malaysia

It seems that the Steam store is currently disabled in Malaysia because of the game Fight of Gods. The client itself works, you can still download your games that you’re subscribed to but you can no longer buy anything from the store.

That’s pretty fucked up that in 2017 because of one title (a game about gods…) whole service is now disabled or possibly banned, even if they restore (or already restored?) access to the store is pretty worrying that shit like this happens these days.

Here’s the original screenshot that’s been floating around on the net:

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission claimed that the game “degraded religions and religious leaders, and posed a huge threat to racial unity and harmony.” because it features religious icons like Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha.

You can buy the game on Steam, it’s currently in Early Access for less than €5. If you don’t like the game or it’s contents just don’t buy it and move on. That’s how civilized world works.

By | 2017-09-09T12:43:48+00:00 September 9th 12:43, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Weekend Deals (03.09.2017)

First rainy Sunday of September – get some games now!

GamesPlanetWeekend

E.T. Armies £1.65

CDKeysCOMWeekendSale

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 €27.89

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Ghost Recon: Wildlands €27.99

and the Weekly Sale is up as usual

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Back To School Sale – featuring Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds €25.74

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

DOOM €9.99

BundleStarsWeekend

THQ Nordic Deals

Need for Speed: Payback €40.49

Akella Games on Sale

DLGAMERWeekend

Breach & Clear $1.50

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Z €1.99

 

Call of Duty: World War II £2.95 (BETA)

By | 2017-09-03T13:01:35+00:00 September 3rd 13:01, 2017|Categories: Deals, Games, News, OMG!1, Weekend Deals|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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