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Universe at War weekend deal fail

  Update: After long fight, I did get a refund (second time in my life)! ------------------------------------------------------------- So, this is like the first game I bought since February on Steam. I was happy that finally something I would want to play was on weekend deal and for a decent price of 4.99€. After few hours of downloading (over 5GB), I finally launched my brand new game. First the screen goes black...for…

18 Comments – Steam survey results

Thanks to Typhoon.CommanderCool we can take a look at the survey results. Download a PDF file by clicking here! Note: German only, if someone could translate it into English it would be great, my German isn't very good. Update: English here!


Killing Floor – different prices all over Europe?

Thanks to Rad86 for this thread on our forums: click I just find out that € price in european countries differs.. I tried german and norwegian(de,no..) pay 13,49€ for the game while the full price is 17,99€ And in my country, Poland and also e.g. Hungary we pay 11,24€ and the full price is 14,99€ think am rly loosing it maybe there was sum1 already talking about it, for that…


Complete Steam survey for!

Hi, just read about it here: German version (original): click English version: click But what do you think about Steam? Like the current trend? What are the strengths of the software, where the weaknesses? In a large survey, we want to know your opinion. The results we process in a major report on the gaming platform, which we in the next issue of PC games will print. As you see…


Przelicznik cen

Only for Polish users. Od jakiegoś czasu miałem zamiar umieścić na stronie arkusz Excel'a pozwalający na szybkie przeliczenie oraz porównanie cen w Steam, D2D i Impulse. Arkusz ten powstał zaraz po wprowadzeniu przez VALVE € i przeszedł dość poważne zmiany od tego czasu. Nie będę się rozpisywał bo nie ma o czym, sami zobaczcie a w razie wątpliwości/pytań piszcie na forum lub w komentarzach. Aby pobrać arkusz rozwiń niusa.


Biggest rip off so far? 19.99USD = 49.99EUR!

While browsing Steam forums I found something: Originally Posted by supernaut Oh lord, this one takes the cake... Quantum of Solace - $19.99/€49.99 Dollar zone gets a price cut and Euro zone pays original price and in Euros. What is that, 250% higher ? Originally Posted by SniperFox LOL €49.99 = $65.77 $65.77 / $19.99 = 329% 329% more expensive. Originally Posted by Heinold One little correction, $19.99 + VAT…



If you like games like Mario Brothers go ahead and buy Braid on Steam. The author made it clear (on his blog or something) that he wants those prices to be equal around the world. And guess what, they are! Although this IS weird: Edit: The prices are equal, don't forget we, European folks, always had to pay the VAT. Excluding Norway and other non-VAT-paying countries.


Getting Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor for 28 dollars (soon: 30 dollars)

To those who have Company of Heroes already bought through Steam, I offer you the following way of acquiring CoHToV for 28 dollars (as soon as the offer ends: 30 dollars). Buy it off Impulse Driven. As soon as you've bought the game, just input the serial key you get through the mail right into the game, either by going to the register product menu or by clicking on…


Another failure…

Company of Heroes just got released on Steam... If you're wondering, yes, it's cheaper on Impulse (source). BTW: Complain at Steam but not here, we dont make any prices.


Not only € = $…

According to Valve: 7.1GB = 3.3GB ... Oh and you may think? WTF why 7GB? Well Steam cannot use diffs. All patches for Company of Heroes (and a bunch of other games) use diffs, diffs (I guess it's from the word: difference) are files that look for original files and add new content to them. But Steam needs all files redownloaded all over again after every patch, it cannot add…


Another reason to think that Steam is garbage

Update: Impulse already released Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor. Speed it up Gabe. PS FUCK YOU. I can't even imagine how long is Tales of Valor going to download. --- You're probably bored with my whining today but I gotta say this. Today Company of Hereos had an update from version 2.400 to 2.500 (2.501 if you have the latest add-on, Tales of Valor). You can easily see that…


3 years of .eu!

Go to now and find out how to get your own .eu domain name today. .eu offers a single online identity for the 500 million people of the European Union. There are many reasons to use a .eu domain name. Here are just a few of them:


New “Low prices” for Dreamcatcher Games

Speaking of sales lately: Source: New Low prices for Dreamcatcher Games April 6, 2009, 6:19 pm - Valve - General Announcement Genesis Rising and Painkiller Overdose are each now available for new low price of just $4.99 / GBP3.99 / 4,99 €. Go fuck yourself, seriously. USA: $4.99 UK: $5.85 Europe (no, UK is not in Europe kids.): $6.58


Thanks, but no

As it says on Strategy First Spring Thank-You Sale Save 50% on all titles or get entire Strategy First catalogue for one low price! During the sale, all Strategy First titles will be discounted by a whopping 50%, including Flat Out Ultimate Carnage and Perimeter2. In addition to individual discounts, Strategy First is offering its entire 26-game catalogue "As the first publisher to offer our games on Steam, we…


Make this site popular on Google (help us!)

Here's how you can make this website popular on Google. Login to your Google account, type "steam europe" in the search engine, then click on arrow (up) to put this site on the top of search results. You can additionally add a comment. You can try with several other phrases like "Steam games" or just "Steam" etc. If you're too lazy to read the text above watch this video (in…


Alternative Shops

You can discuss alternative shops here. We will mention if any of the listed shops contain DRM (Digital Restriction Management) games, regional locked games or regional shops. SSL security is also another important feature to protect customer's personal information so that will be mentioned as well. If any information on this page is incorrect please let us know as soon as possible. NEW SHOPS - untested!1. Direct Game Keys [fusion_builder_container…


The Alternatives

We'll be making announcements about other game-distribution services. We're in no way associated with the mentioned sites. If you find any information that is wrong or if you want to add a site, then please just send me a message here or on Steam. Feel free to discuss the different platforms on our IRC channel and in our group chat on Steam. EA store was disqualified for having bad currency…



I didn't want to post this until I get a response, but after almost 3 months I still didn't get a thing. Here you go: Message #1: Message #2: By the way, I know Valve is reading this website, so basically any contact would be great. You can PM me on Steam Forums, my user name is strandedPL. I don't bite.


“New low price!”

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Facepunch 1$/1€ discussion

Some of you may know the Facepunch forum, since it's the main place for Garry's Mod players and a hell lot of other people to meet. I thought it could be fun to see what such a large community would think of our problem, and here is the discussion: Feel free to participate.


F.E.A.R. 2 fiasco

It seems that if you bought F.E.A.R. 2 in retail today or few days earlier you can't play it because Steam says it's "Not available in your region.". Of course that's the problem for Europeans, the game was released in few stores around Europe earlier. Seriously, that's a major problem here. (pics by danidomen) Read more on Steam Forums: here and here F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin Steam Forums: click


Valve shuts down mailing list soon

So right now it looks as if Valve is trying to close the one of the communication channels, which they just cannot control. Currently the mailing list is accessible to everyone subscribed to it and sending a mail to one address easily starts any discussions about specific topic. Well, the fundamental rules of the mailing lists are: free speech and obedience of the netiquette. I don't remember if there was…