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Manuzza 16th November 2009 07:40 PM

Borderlands is no longer available...
 
...on Steam, to Aussies or NZers. Try getting to the Borderlands page and get the message:

Quote:

An error was encountered while processing your request:

This item is currently unavailable in your region
It has been that way for a few days. Anyone have any info as to why this has occured?

Manuzza

Thermal Ions 16th November 2009 08:13 PM

There's a thread in the Steam forum in regards to the issue.

http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...ble-steam.html

Jig's on the case, but without an outcome yet - likely due to the weekend in the states I imagine.

barfarina 19th November 2009 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thermal Ions (Post 2595426)
There's a thread in the Steam forum in regards to the issue.

http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...ble-steam.html

Jig's on the case, but without an outcome yet - likely due to the weekend in the states I imagine.

I've heard rumours that it has something to do with the disparity between retail and steam prices - as "no-one" is buying the PC version in-store....

Stuff the rip-off merchants i say if that's the case!

elusiver 19th November 2009 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barfarina (Post 2598237)
Stuff the rip-off merchants i say if that's the case!

trouble is the retailers are BUYING it for alot more then it was on steam... if there are rip-off merchants in the equation... it's gotto be 2k game or the australian disties for 2k...

el :)

Benda 19th November 2009 12:43 PM

sif buy games from a shop !

Jigoku 19th November 2009 12:45 PM

This is what I have been told I can tell people with regards to this:

"I am sorry but this game is no longer available for purchase on Steam in these countries. If you have any questions, please contact the publisher."

These are some replies claimed to be from Support staff :
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...5&postcount=73
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...4&postcount=82
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...7&postcount=96
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...4&postcount=99


I'm sure some of you will be able to put two and two together .... (=

Snott 19th November 2009 03:57 PM

Yep, censorship rearing its ugly head again :rolleyes:

Justin Kace 19th November 2009 04:46 PM

Speaking of this, anyone noticed the incredible difference between L4D2 retail and digital? Gamedude offer it at the special price of $82AUD. Or you could buy it on Steam and pay $49.95USD which amounts to about $52AUD!

I don't get it. The aussie dollar is really strong right now? Do the retailers just delay their adjustments to the changing dollar to make a few more bucks? This must kill them in lost sales!

Unknown 19th November 2009 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin Kace (Post 2598599)
I don't get it. The aussie dollar is really strong right now? Do the retailers just delay their adjustments to the changing dollar to make a few more bucks? This must kill them in lost sales!

I'm not sure blaming the retailers is the right target - if they could sell it to us at say $60 and still make enough margin to pay their bills, they'd probably do it; I'd be looking further up the food chain to see just who is really gouging us (and I mean that)...

You're right - with the AUD doing so well at present, none of the past "exchange rate" excuses are valid.

Snott 19th November 2009 05:15 PM

I agree with Unknown. They are trying to make enough to stay open, I expect that if they reduce it, they may as well not sell it.


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