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Old 02-09-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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There should be a "view anyway" button for region restricted games.

When I click on a link to a region restricted game (e.g. Skyrim), I get the usual "Ooops, not available in your region blablabla" page. There should be a "view anyway" button. If I press it, I'd get the store page but without an option to actually buy the game. No price, no purchase button.

Why?

1. Forum users post links to games we can't even see. I'd like to at least look at what other people play. We are a community after all.
2. Region restriction means that people cannot buy the game, not that its existence is a federal secret. The sore page is not a secret either I presume.
3. The store page is useful to collect information, such as system requirements, achievements, stats, DRM info etc.

The funniest thing is when I have a restricted game (gifted or retail activated), I click "view store page" in the game context menu, and I get the not available message.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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For now you can simply use the browser of your choice and add ?cc=us (and so forth) to the end of the url. Don't forget to replace "us" with your country code when you want to switch back.

For example (using Kingdoms of Amalur):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/102500/?cc=jp (Japan)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/102500/?cc=uk (United Kingdom)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/102500/?cc=us (United States)
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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I know that solution, everyone does. You just miss the point. Thanks anyway.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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Well if you already know it, perhaps you should have mentioned that? Point is, there is already a method provided which you can use. It may be a bit inconvenient, but it's there.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:53 AM   #5
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More to the point, there shouldn't be region restrictions.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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More to the point, there shouldn't be region restrictions.
I agree. If you sell it, sell it to the world!

If a country doesn`t want a certain game. Meh, that sucks. But at least put it visible in the store so people know of it`s existance. At least they can find a way to get it to their stores.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #7
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agree w/ OP overall.

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Well if you already know it, perhaps you should have mentioned that? Point is, there is already a method provided which you can use. It may be a bit inconvenient, but it's there.
yeah I wouldn't exactly call that "provided". "(annoying) workaround" is more like it.


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More to the point, there shouldn't be region restrictions.
agree w/ this even more, but it seems often it is The Region to blame, not Steam or the game mfrs.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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More to the point, there shouldn't be region restrictions.
As long as games still need to be sold in stores, there will be. It's a simple necessity.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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As long as games still need to be sold in stores, there will be. It's a simple necessity.
Well, in that case, they should stop region restriction immediately.
Give it a quarter of a year to empty the warehouses, and stop giving in to those stupid retail idiots.
If they don`t want to adapt to a new market, the new market shouldn`t adapt to them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:02 AM   #10
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"Pack sales" which does not include 1-5 "hidden" games brings in more cash for Valve, why would they even care? Oh thats right, they dont. They just hide what you were supposed to receive. Other DD services actually tell you what you're missing out on, but not Steam.
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