You are lying, and have been caught.
You are lying, and have been caught.
I am not lying, nor have I been caught. You have simply found a topic by yet another person in this situation. Congratulations. Now stop trolling.
Oh boy. Unless you have a steam account, an ip address, an email address or something else concrete tying these two users together you have nothing.
I've said everything I need to regarding the OP and I can see this line of conversation is destined to go no where very slowly, so peace out. Hope you can get some satisfaction IHaveNoIdea.
last two messages from me.
Japan is quite popular place for western people. Jumping to some silly conclusion just because we have two posters who have problem with KoA, something which is not unique to this game as it happened before, is not very mature (especially with the approach you had)
good luck OP. Hope everything resolves to your liking.
Edit: what Nalano said. I don't condemn piracy. but you own the game. so downloading 'illegal' copy because your legal one is broken is perfectly aright imo.
The Japanese government?
If you bothered to pay attention you'd notice I agree with you that in this case Valve haven't done anything wrong.
That said, why should gifted copies be treated any differently? There is no warning on the store page that gifts are blocked in certain countries, nor any attempt by the gift/trading system to block such gifts to countries where they cannot be used. Why do you consider it acceptable for someone to purchase a gift, using the system provided by Steam, only for that gift to remain unusable?
I'd also like to mention that I've found examples of people who use specific region stores while in different countries -- by Valve's instructions -- due to their billing information. In one case someone from France is in Japan, needing to use the French version of the Steam store. Now, Amalur is available to them on the French store. In their case, would you find it acceptable for them to purchase Amalur from the region store Valve have instructed them to use, only to then find the game unusable from their Japanese IP address? (Here's an example of someone needing to use the French store instead of the Japanese one, despite being in Japan: http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/...uying_on_steam)
[Disclaimer: I am not any of the people in the linked topic, although I'm sure some here will assume I am anyway]
I've gifted games to people in Aussieland before, but when I did it was an explicit attempt to circumvent their Germany-like restrictions on game violence. If Valve were so inclined, they could have nipped that in the bud. Just because I (we) got away with it doesn't mean it's a condoned action.
If such a thing was proven to occur, it would entirely change the nature of Steam. Valve's region agreements with publishers would be worth absolutely nothing, and we'd either go regionless (unlikely) or publishers would flip their shit and pull out (more likely), or there'd be lawsuits and demands for Valve to fix the system (most likely).
That happened to me before and Steam's customers service told me to connect on Steam's french webpage, which I did, but there was no bundle to buy..." (http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/...on_steam/post4)
And in reply to someone else: "Yeah, ironic, isn't it? I'm in Japan and I can't buy it! :D" (http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/...on_steam/post8)
Note that bundle was available for purchase in Japan. It was not available from the French store as one of the games in the bundle is restricted in France. But that user is in Japan but only has a France based billing address - meaning they have to purchase from the French store. There are other cases of people being told to do this too when they go overseas on holidays.
Have a look at the reply by not_vichyssoise here:
In which they say: They (Steam support) replied a day or so later saying they had lifted the locked and suggested that I make my purchases by going to http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/?cc=US
As well as looking on the Steam forums, were it is also mentioned a lot although not always in as much detail.
Last edited by IHaveNoIdea; 26-05-2012 at 05:19 AM.
As you've said, it works on what region he signed up with. He can be in Japan and not purchase it because his account is registered to use the French store.
I use Steam in Japan with a Japanese credit card tied to a Japanese address. When on holiday in the US last year I tried to pick a game up on Steam during a sale but wasn't allowed to.
The game I tried to buy was on my wishlist and had been available in Japan beforehand; I was just waiting for the price to drop.
It's since had a price drop in Japan and I bought it. It now keeps the other unplayed games company in the list.
Wait, did you try installing the game in Japan? Or the game won't activate in Japan, has offline mode work?
The dudes in a monkey trap. The solution to his problems is right there in front of him (namely VPN the unlock), be because he doggedly refuses to let go he remains caught.