European Commission fines Valve Software 1.8 million euros for regional price blocking

Well here’s something I didn’t really expect to see. Few years ago European Commission launched an investigation into violation of European Union’s laws by companies like Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Zenimax and of course Valve Software – the owner of Steam. The case is now over (or is it?).

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Looking for Fortnite nerds

Hey guys, I've been playing Fortnite since the early alpha back in January 2016 but since then the game is all about Battle Royale - no idea why it's so popular. But anyway, I've always wanted to make Save The World mode oriented website and well it is up an running but I barely have time to update this site. If you happen to be psyched about Fortnite and it's Save The World mode plus you would like to run a really nice site please let me know. I'd really want to create a nice community for the game mode, I haven't played much since 2017 but I'm willing to start over if there's good content. It's just for the lolz, thanks.

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10 Years Old

Today is our 10th anniversary! Yes, 10 years ago I’ve started a post about prices on the official Steam forums (no longer available) got banned and created this site to fight for pricing bullshit. You can read more about it on the last big post for the 5th anniversary where it’s all summed up pretty nicely. After so many years I think it’s kinda safe to say that the situation is getting better, well at least they’ve introduced a lot of local currencies to Steam, sometimes priced better sometimes worse. Meanwhile I have started to use Xbox more since I just casually play while sitting on a couch, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece but lately I’ve started to check out some other titles I didn’t play before like Quantum Break which is pretty impressive. I’m waiting for Age of Empires 4 to popup out of nowhere on the PC or One X with mouse and keyboard support, honestly not much to play for the PC, at least nothing I’m interested in, I guess playing all those years on Steam made it seem like a waste of time. Anyway, starting today I will be posting random game keys on…

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Will GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) affect Steam?

The GDPR regulation is almost here. After May 25th all companies that opearate in European Union are bound to respect the new laws and our privacy. Steam is going to need to get consent from EU individuals to obtain and store personally identifying information (like name, address, phone number, email etc). This should be performed by having a user "opt in" as under the GDPR regulations "consent cannot be assumed". From now on every single company has to communicate in a clear and understandable way why the want our data and what are they going to do with it (or won't do), how they protect it, where do they keep it etc. If you're an EU citizen here are your GDPR rights: Ask what information is held on you and obtain copies of your information Ask if your data has been passed to any other 3rd party or affiliate and obtain their details Right to be forgotten - Request that all (or some) data be removed from their system There is no guarantees that Steam will abide those rules. Most large companies and data controllers like Google or Amazon have only chosen to update their Privacy Policies, which is not…

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Happy Birthday – We are 9 years old!

We are 9 years old today!!! Thank you all for visiting for such a long time. I will try to organize something cool for you guys after the holiday season. I know that we've lost the Steam group and the reach is not as big as it used to be but there are hundreds of people visiting the website daily and it's really cool that you guys always come back!!! 🎂🎈🎉 Thank you!

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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…

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Steam Alternatives updated, small giveaway incoming

Hey guys, I have once again updated the Steam Alternatives section. Added more coupons and removed stores that no longer exist. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment on the site or SteamUnpowered's social media accounts. Also I might do a small giveaway soon :) got some game keys for you. Stay tuned. Latest Steam Alternative store is No Keys, here is a short description: NOKEYS is a professional and reliable platform where customers can purchase game codes and game keys. We offer a wide variety of products in the area of software, games, online gaming, game cards and Xbox and more. Special coupon just for you guys - it gives you 5% off for any product until December 31st 2017: STEAMUP

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Our Steam group have just been hijacked from Steam, join the new one!

Our Steam group has just been removed from Steam by someone who claims to be the new tyrant, a dickhead called TZer0, unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it because I was not the original admin of the group. So far this guy have removed me from the group and ditched everything that I've done for over last 9 years. But no need to worry! Fuck this guy and his anti-G2A attitude, that's right he took over the group and changed it's logo to anti G2A propaganda. Booo Hoo. Lets bring back the group back under the same URL, at least that's what's left. I have posted one last post yesterday on the group, it was about The European Commission getting it's hands on Steam regional locks. I have no idea what the fuck is going on and I really hope we can restore the population of the group under the new-old URL. So join in and tell your friends! :) The new-old URL is still ours: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamunpowered Also this guy claims we have had some sort of discussion and we disagreed. We haven't had any discussion at all. He also claims I have promoted G2A on the Steam…

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Big Fucking Giveaway 2: Winners to be announced soon!

BFG 2 is over and we had over 1000 entries this year! Winners will be announced later next week. 🎈🎮🕹 Here is what you can win: Just Cause Collection Postal 2 Dogfight 1942 Beat Hazard Ultra Tharsis Unknown Battle Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 Call of Juarez The Cartel Cobi Treasure Kholat Dead Island Definitive Edition The Darkness II Saints Row 2 Risen 16-bit Trader +20 more games! :)

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Update on Big Fucking Giveaway 2, Gleam no longer supports Steam

Gleam no longer supports Steam community giveaways. Steam Community has started blocking Gleam.io. Here is the official announcement. Because of this problem the upcoming Big Fucking Giveaway 2 is going to be hosted on our site just as we did before (you just need to login and fill out the quiz!), it will probably keep on dying from all the traffic but it's going to last for a whole week starting Big Fucking Giveaway 2 – August 22nd 2016 13:00 (1PM) so you will have plenty of time to participate. Major groups currently affected with their accounts closed: REX, OGG, FreeGamesInfo, SuperGiveaways. I personally hate those groups and the way that they want to sell their "services". Here is an example from SteamUnpowered's Twitter and someone from REX (direct message from July 2016):

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Giveaways scheduled for 2016!

I'm happy to announce that we have 3 scheduled giveaways for this year on our Steam group, more details coming in the following months. Sponsors are soon to be announced. All giveaways are going to be hosted on our website, Gleam, social accounts or Steam group. All social media connection requirements will be limited to minimum, no bullshit likes, re-posts just some free games to random people! :) Here are the dates and links to Steam events: Big Fucking Giveaway 2 - August 22nd 2016  13:00 (1PM) Halloween Giveaway 2016 - October 31st 2016 12:00 (12PM) XMAS Giveaway 2016 - December 6th 2016 12:00 (12PM)

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Steam Alternatives cleaned up, new store added!

Hey! Just cleaned up the Steam Alternatives list a little bit, removed inactive stores such as: GameTap, GameBuyers, Green House, SteamGameKeys, MMOOPS and Eurogamer's GetGamesGo. They were either offline or totally broken. I've also added one new store that has some nice deals going on at the moment, see below for details. Lets all welcome Sila Games from Spain. Here's a quick store description and some deals: Sila Games is a Spanish video game distribution platform with more than 2.000 PC and Mac titles. Discover great deals every week in some of the best games from 2K, Deep Silver, Paradox, SEGA, Kalypso or Daedalic. Here are some deals for the week: Name Discount Steam key Price in $ Price in € Price in £ Alekhine's Gun 20% Yes $31.99 €31.99 £23.99 2015 Rugby World Cup 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69 Handball Challenge 2014 81% Yes $3.79 €3.79 £2.84 Rugby 15 81% Yes $7.58 €7.58 £6.63 WRC 4 76% Yes $7.17 €7.17 £5.97 WRC 5: World Rally Championship 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69

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Watch out for scammers!

Hey, Wraith from Finland just told me that some scammer is pretending to be from Steam Unpowered and is sending out links to malicious software or some other scam. Please watch out for this user: Atomic Storm. I've reported that profile and advise you to do the same. Atomic Storm: Hey! We held a competition in the group steamunpowered! Prizes - {LINK REMOVED} Atomic Storm: You have been selected one of 10 random winners! Atomic Storm: Choose any 5 item from the list on the screen. This person is not from Steam Unpowered so please add your friends carefully! If you ever win anything on SU I will contact you directly via e-mail or my Steam account.

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