Valve Expanding Steam's Currency Options in 2014

Vegosiux

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That map seems to have the European Union and the Eurozone confused. On the other hand, the Euro is legal tender in all EU countries, so I suppose it's not that much of a big deal...
 

proctorninja2

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I feel like at this rate soon steam is just going to announce it has taken over a nation
 

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Anachronism said:
porous_shield said:
I'm wary of this. There are always such huge difference in the prices we pay for things here in Canada and the American prices for things so I'd rather pay in USD. I fully expect to see huge price difference in the CAD prices for games and the USD prices incongruent with the exchange rate.
This is my worry as well. I wish they'd just charge USD for everything like Good Old Games does. The price discrepancy between USD and GBP usually isn't awful, but it's pretty much always noticeable, and tends not to be equivalent to the exchange rate. Hopefully they won't use this as an opportunity to carry on screwing over everyone who lives in Australia.
I got a feeling it's going to be just like Australia. Maybe with the falling price of the CAD vs. USD things might be okay but I'm not holding out hope.
 

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Yeah, I'm just as worried as everyone else about this. We already get overcharged for most AAA games just for the hell of it, so hopefully this won't transfer to other games (i.e. mostly indie titles) after Valve makes this change. Then again, I buy very few games these days since my library is already saturated, so if Valve decides to take advantage of this I'll just shrug my shoulders and zip up my wallet for good.
 

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Evil Smurf said:
I've only ever used paypal, it's simpler then fiddling around with a credit card. However I was expecting news along the line of "Valve now accepting BitCoin." So I'm a little suprised.
I'm not. Bitcoin isn't a proven safe commodity yet. Reports have shown that it can be just as easily stolen as any other currency (given that it doesn't exist in any physical sense, that makes it a heck of a lot easier to steal, too), and it has no backing by any major governments, meaning that if its value crashes, no one's going to reimburse your losses or assert you any level of credit based on how many you have.

I imagine stuff like Bitcoin will have trouble becoming a widely accepted currency for many years to come because of that. I think most investors and bankers (who essentially run the worldwide currency complex) figure that paper money is already enough of a gamble without dragging non-physical currencies not under any sort of government regulations into the mix.
 

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OH NO, DONT DO THIS TO ME STEAM, MY COUNTRY (or you) IS GONNA FUCK IT UP!
I DONT TRUST IN PAYING IN MY COIN, PLEASE LET ME PAY IN USA DOLLARS!!! MS Xbox Live Market uses mexican pesos and its quite more expensive than say, Sony market where you pay in dollars. As long as Valve is not planing for a correct money conversion, this news are disastrous :(
Man, this day has been so full of shitty things, and i know tomorrow will be the same, sometimes i just want to blow my head off... figuratively... or ill cut my veins...literally.
 

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In Australia I am not sure about this pricing model as it allows the australia tax to be reapplied