ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 03:37:Yeah, and you and Eraser seem very happy to make sure it stays that way. To me it doesn't seem much different from Cutter throwing a fit when a Black developers' showcase is announced. Grind the people at the bottom and then congratulate yourselves on how fair you've made things.
Have you met Capitalism yet? Its like 100% catered to enhancing rich people. Always has been, always will be.
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 01:09:
You play by the EU rules when you want to be in the EU market. Extra work? sure. Not a fan of the rules you have to follow? Then your business is not needed in the worlds 3rd largest gaming market I guess. Ohh well on to deal with people/businesses who actually want to make more money.
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 17:47:
I'm not usually pro-big business and I am open to a different take, but I am not sure this is a positive direction for European gamers. If they have a single price for games, gamers in Eastern Europe with generally lower income will have to pay extreme prices for their games in comparison to their income. That is the reason for geoblocking, so people in lower income countries can afford games and people in higher income countries can't cheat and grab a game for cheaper.
Rock Paper Shotgun Article: Geo-blocking is usually done so games can be sold cheaper in low-income countries. However, people in higher-income countries have often found ways in the past to bypass regional pricing. Obviously, publishers aren’t a fan of this, because it means those people nab the lower prices.
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 12:54:For Focus Home Interactive, that fine is ~2% of their 19/20 revenue, so not entirely insignificant.
Another useless 'cost of doing business' fine. Nothing says 'co-operate' like banning them from doing business entirely until they comply.