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Old 3rd August 2011, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bypassing the Oz Tax- Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Hi all,

Just considering ways to move around the Oz Tax on this game. Direct2Drive & presumably other online retailers have IP locking now activated.
Was wondering if anyone had thoughts on my suggestions or suggestions of their own:

1- Buy a box! ozgameshop.com has worked for me in the past. For me however boxed copies are less preferable to the digital download option.

2- Have someone Steam purchase it who lives outside of Oz & gift it to you. While nice in theory it means bugging someone to help you out plus has anyone ever tested this?

3- GreenManGames- when you purchase from them they give you a Steam activation key. So it's a little like the above. Does anyone have any experience with this process? Do they have issues gifting you with a Steam key at US prices if you are an Aussie? IP locking?
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Old 3rd August 2011, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i bought it via greenmangames, good website
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Old 3rd August 2011, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I preordered this one back when it was still listed for $44 on the Aussie steam store.
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I've had a kind togger from NZ who gifted me LFD2 (uncensored and cheaper than in Oz). It all worked perfectly.
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Old 3rd August 2011, 07:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How about OzGameShop, then activate it on Steam.
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Old 4th August 2011, 09:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The majority of my Steam games are 'gifted' from people in the UK and never had a problem to date. Cheaper and you get the full version of a game instead of the censored versions.
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How about OzGameShop, then activate it on Steam.
I did this with New Vegas and Metro 2033 when they were on sale at EB Games. Later i found out that i was pretty lucky as both games were able to be activated on steam with the key, however there is actually a pretty limited number of games that can do that. There's a list somewhere... if i can find the link....
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Got mine from greenmangaming as well, only used them once before, but it was all good.

I'd actually forgotten I ordered this
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Old 14th August 2011, 12:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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GreenManGaming, $29 a few months back i think. You can get it for $35 with a 20% off voucher.
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