Go Back   The Older Gamers Forums > TOG Public Forums > Shooter Games: The Range

Shooter Games: The Range Public discussion forum for all shooter games.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 16th November 2009, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Team Fortress 2
Deadly - Post: 1326

Default 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
Manuzza is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 16th November 2009, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Retired Captain
Retired Captain
Elite - Post: 2691
 Thermal Ions's Avatar

Lurking
Default

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.
__________________
Cheers......Thermal Ions
Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasants' revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome. -- (Terry Pratchett, Mort)

Playing:
Killing Floor - Other Stuff
Thermal Ions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
Competent - Post: 262
 barfarina's Avatar

Cynical
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermal Ions View Post
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!
barfarina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Deadly - Post: 1294
 elusiver's Avatar

Bored
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by barfarina View Post
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
__________________
elusiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Elite - Post: 3023
 Benda's Avatar

Default

sif buy games from a shop !
Benda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired Captain
Retired Captain
Lethal - Post: 5238
 Jigoku's Avatar

Tired
Default

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 .... (=
Jigoku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Elite - Post: 4165
 Snott's Avatar

Default

Yep, censorship rearing its ugly head again
Snott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 04:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
Retired Captain
Retired Captain
Officer On Leave
Elite - Post: 3520
 Justin Kace's Avatar

Tired
Default

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!
__________________
"Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can start a war."
Currently playing: Loving Borderlands 2. Dabbling in Planetside 2. Dreaming of TSW!
Justin Kace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 04:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
Retired Captain
Elite - Post: 3619
 Unknown's Avatar

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin Kace View Post
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.
__________________
"I am a busy man and I can't be bothered to punch you at the moment. Here's my fist. Kindly run towards it as fast as you can."
- Blackadder: The Cavalier Years
Unknown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2009, 05:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
Elite - Post: 4165
 Snott's Avatar

Default

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.
Snott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +11. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0