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17-08-2011, 11:44 AM #41
While you're there, can you get Dutch drug policy and Czech beer prices in the UK please? Thanks.
17-08-2011, 12:02 PM #42
So if we're reporting this as a possible breach of competition law what's our evidence? A forum thread?
Are there any official announcements from Square-Enix on this issue? Their e-mail to me was utterly unhelpful but said nothing that actually verifies the story. There needs to be evidence for there to have been a crime.
17-08-2011, 12:09 PM #43
Dutch drug policy is more and more heading towards the UK's drug policy, so just be patient for a few years and you'll have equal rights.
Sorry, but if you want the things you mentioned addressed, you will have to do it yourself. Good luck with that, Mr Troll!
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17-08-2011, 12:12 PM #44
17-08-2011, 12:17 PM #45
17-08-2011, 12:23 PM #46
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I'm all for people who preorder games to be screwed by it.
I am now going to point at the screen and laugh.
17-08-2011, 12:26 PM #47
In all seriousness though, I don't see what this has to do with preorders as it affects any retail boxed copy. It's just a very odd decision and hopefully not a trend in the PC industry. If this was the 360 it'd be par for the course, but generally the PC prides itself on being a more open platform. Whether or not you agree with it, it's still an interesting development.
17-08-2011, 12:31 PM #48
And I don't know how you can claim that you claim that you were "pointing to a fact rather than calling names out of nowhere", when you blatantly started calling names out of nowhere. I didn't resort to the despicable name calling you seem to find so easy, yet you insinuate that I did? I fear you have some cognitive dissonance going on Sir. Reread the last few comments, and tell me who has engaged in name calling... You'll find it has only been yourself.
17-08-2011, 12:34 PM #49
So finally those greedy publishers show their true color. We've been warned a million time that DRM is not, under any consideration, for fighting piracy, the battle they are going to lose anyway. We just play naive and try to fool ourselves that they come with good intention. Please, we know this all along.
Seriously, will anyone buy import than download a "DRM removal tool (crack file is the true name)", and then claim that it is still less restrictive than console gaming? Come on, for the same logic you can mod your game console, too. I dont know about Britain, but not a single Playstation 1/2 sold here is not modded.
Region coding has one purpose only: regional price discrimination. There's ABSOLUTELY NO WAY YOU GREEDY PUBLISHER CAN TALK YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS, JAPS!!
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17-08-2011, 12:35 PM #50
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17-08-2011, 12:41 PM #52
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17-08-2011, 12:49 PM #54
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There is a very good excuse for them. Though I'm not surprised someone who preorders videogames thinks otherwise.
17-08-2011, 12:49 PM #55
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17-08-2011, 12:55 PM #57
I would think squeenix will want to avoid any more of a shitstorm than is already brewing, I wouldn't be surprised to see a release day patch to unlock the game and end this madness. well at least I hope they are aware enough of the situation to be getting something like that ready, I mean really, how stupid can they be? well obviously stupid enough to do this in the first place, but when the inevitable flood of emails come in I cant imagine they will stick with it. at least amazon have put up a warning about it now anyway.
as a side question, is the free content only available for pre-orders or will it be included in copies after release too?
17-08-2011, 01:16 PM #58
Same should be true for the respective digital equivalents, but that also depends on the digital retailer, since some use keys that have been scanned from actual retail boxes, so the safest way would be to contact the site you wish to buy a key from before confirming the transaction.
17-08-2011, 01:17 PM #59
Guys you really need to chill out. Yes, its bad, but it isn't hopeless.
OK, so the free VPN - its quite simple from what I understand.
You log into the VPN and get Steam to route through it first (Google for a guide - I've found one before to play BRINK early in the UK).
Once your steam client is "in the UK", check the store and see if everything is in £'s. Assuming it is, you just "Add a game..." on the library page and then enter the key that is with your retail box.
The game is now officially linked to your Steam account. Log out of the VPN and undo the technical jiggery pokery you used to point it at the VPN, and then you should see the game on your steam games list when you log back in.
Now, install using the CD. Viola - no more problems. The game is registered to your account and your installing the English language version of the game (assuming your steam client is set to that).
The reason I think this works is in case you move from the UK to somewhere else in future - it stops your games from becoming useless. No need to purchase and gift or any bullshit like that (which you don't want to do on a VPN).
I don't see why nobody hasn't suggested this yet. It will effectively circumvent the region lock, just like the guy from Ireland suggested earlier in the thread (except you don't have to get on a train).
As for Square-Enix dodging the EU on this part, I hope they get torn apart for this. I understand the language on CD part, but that is no explanation for the region locking of keys. Its greedy and old-fashioned bullshit.
17-08-2011, 01:29 PM #60