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Comment: Re:Why Steam? Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 81

by ArcadeMan (#48625383) Attached to: To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

Let's say the game costs 10 times less in Russia. You ask Russian friend to buy it for you but you send him twice the amount required. That means you both got the game for 1/5th of the U.S.A. price. The game creators and Steam lose.

Let's say Steam increases the price in Russia so that it matches the U.S. dollar value. Your Russian friend can no longer afford games. Your friend, the game creators and Steam lose.

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