A person with IA-KRaTTe nickname came into our IRC Channel today and told us a really disturbing story.
Read this to find out more:
“Gifting Company of Heroes to an United States citizen leads to language problems and even after my friend from the USA made a Steam Support ticket, they refuse to change his Company of Heroes to English language.
Why the hell do I gift a game to a friend in USA when he can’t play it in his language? Why does Steam Support refuse to change the game into his language ?
I’m from Germany. The German version, like the US, does not have Swastikas, nor is the gore cut. It is the SAME damn thing, except that everything is written and voiced in German.
So, now what ? My American friend is stuck with a German version of the basic Company of Heroes, and I bought it during the Weekend Deal. There go my 5 Euros. He can’t use the game because it’s in the wrong language and Steam Support doesn’t want to change the language for a reason that doesn’t make sense at all.
My friend wrote me this over Steam:
Unfortunately, due to German federal law, German accounts can only buy games in the German language as gifts.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS ?! WHY IS THERE NO WARNING.
Because of THIS I cannot play Company of Heroes with him.”
What do you guys think? Is this really the German law? Or is Valve just being too cautious?