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News Steam launches European beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Sounds good to me, but I don't really have time or money to be putting towards games right now. Ah well, hope it lasts.
     
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  3. TurtlePerson2

    TurtlePerson2 New Member

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    I live in the U.S. and I just checked and Steam is currently selling Bioshock in the U.S. for $19.99. Civ 4 collection is selling for $59.99 though. I'm not sure where the Bioshock price came from.

    A question that I have is how do U.K. people play Valve games if Steam is just now arriving?
     
  4. bahgger

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    We either pay US prices or we buy the games instore and attach our activation code to Steam and pair the game that way.
     
  5. reflux

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    Yeah, everything's listed in dollar, so every purchase involves a trip to a currency converter to check how much it actually costs. This is quite overdue.
     
  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I'm looking at the US price as listed on my PC in the UK right now and it says BioShock - $54.99.
     
  7. Bursar

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    Does Deus Ex run flawlessly under Vista and with modern hardware? I loved that game, so paying £5.99 for a version that will run on a modern PC is a no brainer!
     
  8. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    ouch.. I got it on sale at Target for $10 USD.. seemed like a good deal to me
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Doesn't work for me, I get US prices
     
  10. Hamish

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    steam isnt arriving now, just different pricing for europe and us
    before the price was the same in the US and here
    this was fine when games were ~$45 on steam, ~£25 in shops and the £ was worth 2$

    with the failing pound games on steam were costing ~£15 more than in a shop

    clearly valve saw this and realised nobody was gonna use steam at those prices :p

    you have to use the proper link, which is why its still beta
    http://store.steampowered.com/?localizedcurrency=1
     
  11. CardJoe

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    Should do, yes. It runs fine under Vista anyway. Sometimes it just needs a minor .ini fix to tweak the graphics though.

    Are you using the right link?

    http://store.steampowered.com/
     
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    How much trouble would this have saved if it had been released a few weeks earlier. Bloody EA and duplicating cd keys for l4d.
     
  13. Tyrmot

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    BioShock for £14? snapped it up...
     
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    Maybe they are telling you guys in the UK that the US pays $54.99 for Bioshock to make you feel like you are getting a deal. I'm here in the US, going to the US site, and it is $19.99. Why they would list our price as 35$+ than what it is I do not know. But I don't think we ever paid $54.99 for Bioshock.
     
  15. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I'm in the UK, but from my work's US-based IP, it says $19.99 for Bioshock.

    I'll have a look when I get home later too!
     
  16. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Same here, all still in US $
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    kempez modding again!

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    Finally L4D converts well to ££'s

    Bought it :D
     
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    What has ever fascinated me more about steam is that they're are able (and willing) to collect VAT for my home country.
    So I transfer x$ + 20% austrian vat to Valve, they somehow hand it over to the british tax authorities who channel it further to my local Finanzamt. ... Or so they are telling us :D
     
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    And for those not in UK (but in EU) prices are insane too, but in the bad way, L4D - 50€, COD:WAW - 55€ ( it seems they only changed $ symbol with €...)
     
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