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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-09-11, 03:34 PM
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Yes but if you read further down it states that Game and the companies they're supposed to have blocked have both released statements saying that no such blocking has happened through discussion between them, and that the game that were apparently blocked were availible again to buy before something else has blocked them.

Also i'll point out the various links in that thread blaiming Game for things, are actually talking about completely different issues and have nothing at all to do with Game apparently blocking games on Steam...

Game are getting alot of flack for stuff they haven't done, and it pisses me off that people can't be arsed to spend 5 minutes reading properly or reasearching their so called facts.

Edit: Also, GameStop can effect a UK version of a game. Steam is a worldwide company, so if they take an injunction out in the US, it can apply worldwide against them... Also, GameStop does have stores in the UK, though not as many as Game... hence, it makes perfect sense for them to try and block sales here too when tehy are doing it in the US.

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Yes but if you read further down it states that Game and the companies they're supposed to have blocked have both released statements saying that no such blocking has happened through discussion between them, and that the game that were apparently blocked were availible again to buy before something else has blocked them.

Also i'll point out the various links in that thread blaiming Game for things, are actually talking about completely different issues and have nothing at all to do with Game apparently blocking games on Steam...

Game are getting alot of flack for stuff they haven't done, and it pisses me off that people can't be arsed to spend 5 minutes reading properly or reasearching their so called facts.

Edit: Also, GameStop can effect a UK version of a game. Steam is a worldwide company, so if they take an injunction out in the US, it can apply worldwide against them... Also, GameStop does have stores in the UK, though not as many as Game... hence, it makes perfect sense for them to try and block sales here too when tehy are doing it in the US.
I have read the thread, yes, and I've read about GAME's denial. You still haven't addressed the demo issue, or why games available on Steam in the US are unavailable in the UK. Steam may well be an international company, but game publishing deals are done by regions- for example the recent Witcher 2 lawsuit.

I'm not a lawyer (no, working out the 40k 5th ed rules doesn't count) nor a private detective, so I can't investigate this as deeply as I'd like. It may well be that the 'denials' are in fact carefully worded so that if the truth comes out at some point they can point at the statement and make out that it's still true. I don't know. Something most certainly smells, and someone is up to shenanigans, but until this gets investigated by someone with the power to ask questions that have to be answered, we won't know who or why.

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Well the reason I hate Game is because they handled the SWTOR pre-order terribly, and I mean very very badly, so bad I had to cancel with them and pre-order from Amazon.com which is the international seller (not Amazon.co.uk)

Then their site is buggered, tried to see when my order was due showed that it wasn't even processed. Luckily the game turned up today, but the emails and confirmation of order turned up 4 hours later lol.

Honestly game sucks, I don't believe it's still in business.
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Game has knackered my pre order.
I have the elite armour code, but no game as of yet. On its own the bonus code is not much use.
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