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Old 10-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Are there any risks to unlocking a game through VPN?

As some people know XCOM: Enemy Unknown came out today ...
... In the US.
The rest off the world, officially, needs to wait until friday.

Many people are advising to use VPN to unlock the game.

1. Is this legal/allowed?
2. Is there any danger to it, or does Steam turn a blind eye?

Most people say that there's no sanction on doing it and that Steam doesn't care, is this true?
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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1, Not allowed
2, Actions include locked account.

Why risk it for a few hours?
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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As some people know XCOM: Enemy Unknown came out today ...
... In the US.
The rest off the world, officially, needs to wait until friday.

Many people are advising to use VPN to unlock the game.

1. Is this legal/allowed?
2. Is there any danger to it, or does Steam turn a blind eye?

Most people say that there's no sanction on doing it and that Steam doesn't care, is this true?
Using a VPN violates the steam subscriber agreement and could lead to your account being permanently disabled.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:29 PM   This is the last staff post in this thread.   #4
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1, Not allowed
2, Actions include locked account.

Why risk it for a few hours?
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Using a VPN violates the steam subscriber agreement and could lead to your account being permanently disabled.
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