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kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
what's the use? consolification of PC??

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On another note what i saw on that steam machine page ORIGIN OMEGA Steam Machine I was like Origin + steam what??? then looked carefully..........

its a great concept imho
much better than consoles and much more vfm and upgradable
infact the alienware alpha itself is priced around the same as a PS4 and beats it performance and feature wise

not much use for proper PC enthusiasts but will get rid of the console fad

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Btw guys my steam profile issue was resolved finally yesterday!! am so thrilled,steam support rocks!!did take nearly a month though
 

Cyberghost

Federal Agent Area 51
Staff member
New Steam gift restrictions limit the number of countries of activation

Valve has posed another set of restrictions to Steam gifts activation and trading. The new rules limit the number of countries gifts could be activated in.

Steam users in countries located in Eastern Europe and South America, among other regions, are discovering that once a gift has been bought from certain countries, it can only be redeemed in the same countries. Furthermore, if a gift were to be added to a user’s library, it would only be playable within the same countries.

Multiple reports from users residing in countries like Singapore, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and others are cropping up on Reddit. The reports reference a new warning screen that shows up whenever a game bought as a gift from specific countries is traded.

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The result of the new change means that Steam users in any of the countries listed above who added games through Steam gifts to their libraries, can only play said games within those countries. For instance, if game X is bought from Russia and sent as a gift, it can only be redeemed in Russia and can only be played in Russia, meaning that if the user were to travel to another country, they would lose access to the game until their return.

Other users are saying that this has already taken effect and is being applied retroactively to all steam gifts purchased since Valve’s most recent trade restrictions.

This also seems to apply to region-restricted cd keys, according to some users. Until this new change, region-restricted keys sold by third-party websites would only require activation in the same region, but would allow players to play them anywhere after that. This lead to many users simply using a VPN to activate those keys – which are much cheaper than the ones sold in their region – then switch back to their region of residence and play the game normally.

Valve, as usual, has not officially announced any of those changes prior.

Source: vg247, Reddit
 

007

Killing Machine
I was just about to post this. More and more restrictions..sigh! :-x

So basically cross region trading and gifting lock for all games from cheaper regions is still in place. They have added "run lock" as well now and added VPN usage warnings for redeeming gifts. Hope my understanding is correct.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
I was just about to post this. More and more restrictions..sigh! :-x

So basically cross region trading and gifting lock for all games from cheaper regions is still in place. They have added "run lock" as well now and added VPN usage warnings for redeeming gifts. Hope my understanding is correct.

Well this wouldn't had happened if people would behave when Steam clearly said "OKAY People no trading", but some a$$bags continued with VPN and they got this. Obvious, Obvious.
 

Cyberghost

Federal Agent Area 51
Staff member
People living in Region Locked Countries will be screwed if they try to play outside the country their whole steam library now locked due to the new restriction. This applies to India also only for retail (IN tagged) keys.
 

DVJex

In the zone
These region restrictions are why I feel it would be good if there was an option to upgrade region restricted keys. Cheaper than having to re-buy the games you like when you switch countries.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
These region restrictions are why I feel it would be good if there was an option to upgrade region restricted keys. Cheaper than having to re-buy the games you like when you switch countries.

Well now I think its good we are in region free countries. :)
 
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