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12. Re: No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany Dec 1, 2012, 05:26 El Pit
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 1, 2012, 04:21:
Ehm no. Steam regional lock is publisher choice, not Steam choice. So if you tell steam "no regional restrictions" and you only sell 1 version of your game, then everyone can play that version of your game, no matter where they are. Sales in Germany might not be allowed then, but buying via 3rd party (GMG / Amazon, etc) is perfectly allowed.

The reason Steam enforces the German version is because the publisher made a German version and enforces it specifically for Germans. Again, 100% Publisher, 0% Steam. ^^

Secondly, the real issue is that Steam has STILL no age verification.

Buying it from other sources won't help if you won't be allowed to ACTIVATE the game on Steam with a German IP unless you ignore the Steam ToS and use VPN, risking your Steam account. Therefore - don't risk hundreds of games, seek alternative ways.

I'm not blaming Steam. I'm blaming OZ and German governments and the publishers lacking balls to allow the game to be activated from Germany via Steam.
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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