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Old 20-01-21, 03:29 PM
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The European Commission has fined Valve and five PC publishers for Geo-blocking Steam

The European Commission has fined these companies €7.8 million.



Read more about the EU Commission fining Valve and 5 publishers over geo-blocking game codes.

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Old 20-01-21, 03:57 PM
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Have a look at this and decide for yourself if it's fair that games should cost the same in all EU countries:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_average_wage
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Old 20-01-21, 04:01 PM
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Have a look at this and decide for yourself if it's fair that games should cost the same in all EU countries:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_average_wage
I see your point, and I'm not arguing against you, but wage data alone is not very useful without accompanying cost of living data. Eg: UK wages are ~x3-x6 higher than say Eastern European countries like for example Romania, but the cost of a house is (on average) x10-x20 higher, rent even larger, as are many bills by similar factors.
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I see your point, and I'm not arguing against you, but wage data alone is not very useful without accompanying cost of living data. Eg: UK wages are ~x3-x6 higher than say Eastern European countries like for example Romania, but the cost of a house is (on average) x10-x20 higher, rent even larger, as are many bills by similar factors.
That actually makes the argument for Geo-blocking.

All I see happening is them setting a flat Euro price for games and the poorer countries that benefited from Geo-blocking losing out
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My point was just that, average expendable income per country can vary significantly from average wage
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