The original thread concerning the price differences in Europe (and the rest of the world) on Steam has reached over 1 000 000 views lately! This isn’t a particularly good thing but at least it’s not closed and people still seem to rage about it (after almost 2 years!). Now go there and leave a reply and make sure Valve notices us once more! Looks like $1 = €1 after…
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You probably all remember nice hit-game Bioshock that collected many awards and so on. Now it is time for sequel. But like usually, there are no good things without bad things. The good thing is that you can get Bioshock 1 for free, you can give the extra copy to your friend, if you already have one. And there is now multiplayer! Achievements! DLC‘s! And somekinda social networking based on Games for Windows live.
And the bad thing is the price for Europeans, except United Kingdom citizens.
US: $49.99 $44.99 (~32€)
UK: £39.99 £26.99 (2% lower) <- 33% discount not 10% like the others!!!!!
EU: 49,99€ 44,99€ (43% higher)
Valve it’s been almost a year and still you guys are showing those new prices and promos in dollars for everyone, for fuck’s sake you can display all advertisement on Steam regionally all over the world but can’t do it with simple flash animation or gifs? Shame on you!
If you are thinking about pre-purchasing L4D2, you should think twice, as you might be yet another victim of Valve's regional pricing scam. Previously only differing the price between US Dollar, Euro and British Pound, they now topped it by even discriminating between the European countries. So we not only have the well known unfair price difference between Dollar, Euro and Pound: US L4D2 Pre-Purchase: $44.99 EU L4D2 Pre-Purchase: 44,99€…
Just wanted to tell you folks that I’ve been reading Steam forums lately. The thread I started around 8 months ago is alive and it’s been really abused by Steam moderators today. So what actually happened? Those lunatics are removing every single post that contains a link to other store(s) than Valve’s. They claim people are advertising? I understand those guys work for Valve in a way (they must obey…