GTA5Player [Perker] Sep 2, 2013 @ 1:41am
Prices on Steam
So I recently got this expention on my Chrome that shows world prices of games and it seems that the prices are a bit weird.Like COD Ghost costs 20 Euro in Russia and 68 Euro in Australia.I'm not here to criticize or anything but this seems a bit odd to me.Looks like the only game that's for a good price in Australia is the Valve Complete Pack.
Last edited by GTA5Player [Perker]; Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:34am
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The Rock God Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:22am 
Australians pay more because the games have to be recoded to display upside down.
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Timey Wimey Detector Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Australians pay more because the games have to be recoded to display upside down.

you sir, just won the internet
ChillChill Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:00am 
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Australians pay more because the games have to be recoded to display upside down.
And if you knew how much effort it takes to do exactly that you would not claim stupid things like that.


Originally posted by Timey Wimey Detector:
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Australians pay more because the games have to be recoded to display upside down.

you sir, just won the internet :squirtyay:
He has won something alright but it ain't the internet.
If anything he has just prven that the chicken comes first, and that he was not there before the chicken.
Rumpelcrutchskin Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:41am 
They sell games by zones. Poor zones pay less for games.
GTA5Player [Perker] Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:50am 
Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
They sell games by zones. Poor zones pay less for games.
So Russia's the poorest?
Last edited by GTA5Player [Perker]; Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:50am
Rumpelcrutchskin Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:54am 
Looks like it. I live in dirt-poor country and it costs 60 for me. Dont know what their criterias really are.
Geardo Sep 2, 2013 @ 4:25am 
Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
Looks like it. I live in dirt-poor country and it costs 60 for me. Dont know what their criterias really are. :hmm:

because your in the eu zone if the prices were lower for you , you would sell them cheaper to the rest of the eu zone
Pete Sep 2, 2013 @ 6:54am 
Originally posted by Perker GTA5Player:
Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
They sell games by zones. Poor zones pay less for games.
So Russia's the poorest?

:D
Spawn of Totoro Sep 2, 2013 @ 7:00am 
Developers/Publisher set the prices. Not Steam/Valve.

They set them to what they think those regions can handle.
The Rock God Sep 2, 2013 @ 7:29am 
Originally posted by ChillChill:
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Australians pay more because the games have to be recoded to display upside down.
And if you knew how much effort it takes to do exactly that you would not claim stupid things like that.

It's actually a lot harder than it sounds. You have to use a POIUY keyboard, and a left handed mouse. Then there's the special testing to get the 1.7 surround sound to work right. And let's not forget about the custom computer cases, with the fans that spin the other way. You have to install them backwards, using left handed screws (which require a left handed screwdriver).
ChillChill Sep 2, 2013 @ 9:38am 
Originally posted by bu_chengshi:
Originally posted by ChillChill:
And if you knew how much effort it takes to do exactly that you would not claim stupid things like that.

It's actually a lot harder than it sounds. You have to use a POIUY keyboard, and a left handed mouse. Then there's the special testing to get the 1.7 surround sound to work right. And let's not forget about the custom computer cases, with the fans that spin the other way. You have to install them backwards, using left handed screws (which require a left handed screwdriver).
Hmm upside down you said, and now right to left too.
That would rather be "= : ; , n b " for the keyboard, ofcourse I am not a programmer and you are.

Troll.
ChillChill Sep 2, 2013 @ 9:39am 
Originally posted by Perker GTA5Player:
Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
They sell games by zones. Poor zones pay less for games.
So Russia's the poorest?
No they are the smartest and refuse to pay the insane prices we are.
ChillChill Sep 2, 2013 @ 10:02am 
OMG you guys keep getting funnier by the minute.

I forgot that only qwerty keyboards exist.
Sorry, me Alzheimer is kicking up again.

Anyway I am out to go play with the big boys now because you are making it really way too easy.
Just roll over and play dead now ok? That or at least come up with something that is a bit of a challenge.
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ChillChill Sep 2, 2013 @ 10:19am 
I was pulling your leg ... maybe a bit too hard. xD

I was expecting that 'm' reply before pressing submit.
Most game developers do forget to include Azerty and other keyboard layout config presets . ;)
Last edited by ChillChill; Sep 2, 2013 @ 10:19am
The Rock God Sep 2, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Originally posted by ChillChill:
I forgot that only qwerty keyboards exist.

There's also DVORAK keyboards, but only the most hipster musicians use them (on their Macs, of course).

Originally posted by Muppet among Puppets:
.... and if its winter for the normal fans, the ones in australia have to deal with summer!
I would say, australian prices are dirt cheap if you keep all this in mind.

I totally forgot about the seasonal difference. Time for more testing. We may have to increase the budget.

Originally posted by Muppet among Puppets:
We came up with a challenge. Its called humor. You have hard times comprehending.

At least somebody else gets it.
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