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".…

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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…

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Origin Access now available in Europe!

Origin Access, the PC version of EA’s subscriber service, is now available in Europe. It's a really nice offer especially if you just want to play some Battlefield 4 or Dragon Age: Inquisition for like a month and then just cancel the subscription. The monthly fee is approximately €4 and includes access to The Vault. There are 15 games in The Vault at present including titles from the Battlefield, Dragon Age and…

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Weekend Deals (24.10.2015)

Here are the Weekend Deals for today. I will update this post if something new comes up! Knights of Pen & Paper + 1 Edition €2.49 Silent Hunter 5 : Battle of the Atlantic - Collector Edition €2.49 THIEF €7.49 Edna & Harvey – The Breakout €2.95 Broforce €8.95 Call of Juarez Gunslinger €3.95 All deals available here. 3% off voucher: UNPWR Weekly Sale - featuring: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4 and more: Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today…

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EU targeting Geo-Blocking and Territorial Restrictions.

Today the EU Commission released a paper outlining the Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe. One of the points addressed is the “preventing of unjustified geo-blocking”. With other words. The EU commission is planning to ban online territory restriction inside the EU. Many of us have been victim of IP based racism in the past. Like not being able to purchase a game at a lower price in an other…

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Will You Be My Valentine – ends in 12 hours!

Last chance to win Evolve and loads of gift cards thanks to G2A guys! Enter here and participate in the giveaway, tell your friends. The giveaway ends on midnight! Remember to leave your proper e-mail address at your account settings if you are logging in with Steam, Facebook etc. because all prizes will be sent to their winners directly by G2A.com that’s why we need e-mail addresses to be correct…

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Refunds are coming to Steam whether Valve likes it or not!

Refunds are coming to Steam, it's not up to Valve anymore! European Union consumer rights directive is now in effect. You can request a refund for all digital sales in 14 days without questions if you live in European Union. This also means consumer protection is likely to spread across other countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Just imagine, all the people who bought crappy games earlier could have…

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Steam will most likely raise prices in Europe on the 1/1/2015

The new European Union legislation takes effect in January 2015. It is forcing online services like Steam, Origin, Uplay, Netflix, Spotify (which is simply amazing!), Amazon and others to pay taxes to the country where the user buys the product or service from instead of where the company is. Valve has their European headquarters in Luxemburg where the taxes are 3% or even lower due to a tax agreement (for more info check out…

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Steam went full retard, all games are now region locked

Just like with the sudden currency change 6 years ago, right before the winter holiday season, now Steam decided to region lock ALL games in the catalog. So if you wanted to exchange gifts with your friends from around the world guess what? Look for Steam Alternatives because you won't be able to, especially if you're lets say from Europe or Australia and want to game swap with Russians or…

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Steam: Qvadriga pricing in Europe is a joke!

“Welcome to the Roman circus!”  It is actually funny on how the developers react to gamers pointing out the bad pricing. Read below. One of our members (X37) pointed out to the game developers on the official discussion forum that the pricing is bad for Europe (as usual..) and that they should use the correct conversion. Here’s a screenshot in case it gets taken down: And here is the response:…

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Tripwire Interactive on Steam pricing in Europe

Here's an interesting post from Tripwire Interactive (the makers of Red Orchestra and Killing Floor series) employee: They're saying that the publiser sets the price (or the developer etc.) - that's true and we already knew that. But according to this post from the makers of Adventurer Manager it's Valve who doesn't correctly convert the price for other currencies in the first place: So basically if the developer, publisher doesn't set the price…

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Website now in beta, updates incoming!

Hey guys! Please treat everything you see here as beta. Just updated the website, now it's more clean, faster and better in general I guess. Steam Alternatives list has been updated (removed INTKEYS for good). There's a brand new menu on the site, click on the + on top right to see some useful tools like: [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px"…

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"Free-to-play" misleading advertising in Europe

European Commission meets with devs to improve consumer protections, wants them to stop calling games free if they have in-app purchases. Complaints from consumers who unwittingly purchased in-game upgrades in free-to-play titles have become common enough that the European Commission is taking action on the matter. EC members are meeting with tech companies and national enforcement authorities to go over concerns about consumer protections in the burgeoning market. "Consumers and…

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