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Old 06-12-10, 12:39 PM   #13
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Default Re: Metro 2033 $24.99 USD

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It's against the Steam ToS to buy games from cheaper regions and activate them in the West. People who did that with Modern Warfare 2 had their games taken away.
Hmm... I didn't realize the game required Steam.

As long as its a retail purchase it should be fine though... right?

Has anyone had problems with this before?
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Old 06-12-10, 05:54 PM   #14
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If it's purchased through Steam it's against the ToS, also if's it's one of those dodgey sites that just sells the key. However if it's retail boxed even if it's a game that uses Steamworks, it's fine. Also if the game if gifted it's legal. There is no way Valve can stop people handing out gifts to loved ones and I love |MagNuS|.
Those key sites are just selling you the foreign version and saving on shipping, I don't know how Steam would tell the difference. I am saying it WOULD happen, I am just saying read up on the Modern Warfare 2 thing and know what you're risking, if anything.

Also perhaps pay in your native country and not be a cheap skate Cap, to support the devs
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Old 06-12-10, 06:18 PM   #15
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Those key sites are just selling you the foreign version and saving on shipping, I don't know how Steam would tell the difference. I am saying it WOULD happen, I am just saying read up on the Modern Warfare 2 thing and know what you're risking, if anything.

Also perhaps pay in your native country and not be a cheap skate Cap, to support the devs
Technically Steam could make it so you couldn't do the first install of that key without a disc. That would pretty much kill the profit margins of the key sites. So for example you just registered Metro 2033 so you need the disc to install it, after that install you can throw out the disc cause it's registered to your account and now you can use steam's download version. Personally I can't believe Valve hasn't done it yet.
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Old 06-12-10, 11:36 PM   #16
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I bought it cheaply on a whim after seeing the GiantBomb video review of the 360 version. It looked alright, but pretty clunky.

After seeing all of the positive comments here though I did have some buyer's remorse. I'd buy the US version now.

I'll see if the seller on ebay will cancel the order and give me a refund.
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