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Valve is region locking cheap games purchased from Russia on Steam

With the financial crisis unfolding in Russia, Valve has stopped gamers from cashing in on cheap games by region locking titles in the country
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Dec 18, 2014 5:31 am

For those who don't know, Russia is experiencing some problems with its currency, the Russian ruble. This has forced Valve to take preventative measures for its digital distribution service, Steam, so that people don't buy super cheap games in Russia and gift them to people.




Valve has now region locked titles from the country according to reports from Engadget and NeoGAF, which is a first for Valve. This stops gamers from exploiting the low Russian currency, acquiring countless games at super cheap prices, and then gifting them to people. Secondly, it stops people using a VPN, and simply buying the games for themselves.


Apple has also performed a similar move, closing down its Russian online store as it was not able to keep up with the constant shift in the price of the ruble.


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