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Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
...because if valve adopts the usual regional pricing bull****, they will immediately hike the prices in Canadian dollars well beyond the USD exchange rate conversion.  That's standard operating procedure for book, game, electronic, and other cross-border sales of ordinary commodities.

No, Valve, adoption of our currency is not welcomed as good news.  Sigh.
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Well I'm sure GOG are happy to hear it. :D
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Commie sleazy bunch wanted good old capitalist dirty money huh? :D

 

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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Sounds a lot like the Australia Tax. This has been a big issue here for the last year or two, lots of government attention and major consumer groups/government appointed panels starting to make noise about it - and make legally grey recommendations like VPNs and other methods to circumvent geoblocking/price discrimination online.
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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Well I'm sure GOG are happy to hear it. :D

I'd happily buy games from GoG, if they sold the games that I usually buy on Steam.
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dogecoin ftw

 

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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Well I'm sure GOG are happy to hear it. :D

I'd happily buy games from GoG, if they sold the games that I usually buy on Steam.

There are a few games that are on both (Freespace for example). They've made it even easier to decide who to choose now.
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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Ironically GOG's been getting a bunch of flak themselves (deserved or not I really can't say) over some of their recent local-currency implementation.  There really is absolutely no reason someone in another country should pay more for the same digital product which costs absolutely nothing to ship.

 

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From what I've seen, it's only for games where the publisher is insisting on this kind of bull****. Whenever possible, they try to avoid it.
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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
I'm sure it costs them more to send you those 1's and 0's through a wire to your country than to another! :rolleyes:
Most region-based discriminatory practices are really stupid, especially over the internet where the only difference you can tell is the bunch of numbers indicating where said customer is *probably* coming from...

Regional pricing, region locking, and release-date differences can go to hell along with the archaic publishers that are still living in the paper age.
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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
I've been actually able to pay less for some of the Bohemia Interactive stuff by paying in dollars instead of euros, just because I selected a different currency (nobody cares about my actual, worthless, currency, Polish Zloty, so I can't say how it compares to what I "should" have paid). Ain't no rule saying I can't do this, unlike with Steam. Agreed, this is stupid. They should have the same price for every title, and no regional BS. Also, knock it off with forced localization. Except for The Witcher, Polish version of anything will usually suck, c.f. "Good speed, pilot." line from the FS2 ending. I can't imagine other translations fare a lot better.

 

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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Well the converted prices are up and they're not actually too bad.

Goat Simulator was $9.99 USD, its now $10.99 CAD. And looking at today's exchange rate, $9.99 USD = $11.16 CAD, so hey its $0.17 cheaper now!

 

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Re: Steam announces it will soon adopt CAD; Canadians cry
Well the converted prices are up and they're not actually too bad.

Goat Simulator was $9.99 USD, its now $10.99 CAD. And looking at today's exchange rate, $9.99 USD = $11.16 CAD, so hey its $0.17 cheaper now!

On the plus side, we can always double-check with Hola Unblocker too.  It works to switch to a US IP (I use it for TV content all the time, nice to see Steam does their localizations based on IP as well).
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