I have a suspicion about the Oz Game Tax. The guilty party/parties may not be the publishers, rather a combination of the lack of R18+ and the big retailers (EB games, JB HiFi) here in Australia/New Zealand forcing Steam etc to set their prices the same as local retailers or restrict sales. Both UK and US Amazon seem to have no problem accepting orders and shipping these games here.
On the UK direct2drive site, I was looking at Rage and this line caught my attention.
"This product will be available for purchase worldwide, excluding Australia and New Zealand."
Suggesting Direct2Drive wont differentiate their price, so they can't accept orders from here.
"Skill counts for nothing when an angel pees down the touchhole of your musket."
Last edited by Qilue; 3rd October 2011 at 04:17 PM.