• Deceptichum
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    536 months ago

    Uh no?

    The goal, Valve said back in October, is to prevent game developers from having to constantly adjust their prices to keep up with the stunning volatility of the Turkish and Argentine currencies. Instead, they ought to be able to set a regionally appropriate price in USD and forget about it.

    Thanks to terrible governance by Argentina and Turkey.

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      If the intent was to keep up with inflation in a way that maximizes local profits, pegging to the US dollar makes no sense. The games wont sell at this price in any appreciable number. Steam could have easily used other tools, like some dynamic pricing model, to maximize local profits. The only thing pegging to the US dollar does is combat key resales, as the comment you are replying to implies.

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        But that would require steam to override the game devs price, which is a big nono. For the vast majority of these games, valve is not the publisher (who usually is in charge of deciding prices)

      • @trolololol@lemmy.world
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        26 months ago

        Tell me you never lived in those places without saying you never lived in those places.

        Everything imported in Argentina is priced in USD. Even local digital markets allow prices to be set directly in USD. It’s part of the culture since the 90s

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      Thats an excuse. I don’t know about Argentina side but we had fair prices. Not too low, not too high.

      Steam wasn’t giving a shit about Turkey before people abused or complained about it.

      Also Dollar/Lira is in 1/28 rate for like 6 months. It wasn’t volatile as article says.

      Do I care? Not anymore. I’ll either go with Epic or piracy unfortunately. I can’t pay $60/70 to a game when my salary is not even $400.

      • @woelkchen@lemmy.world
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        -26 months ago

        I can’t pay $60/70 to a game when my salary is not even $400.

        Vote for a different government then. One that prioritizes strengthening the domestic economy over murdering Kurds and Armenians, for example.

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          Fuck you! Our votes don’t matter, they win everytime, do you think most Turkish people love their government or something? Do you think that I put that fascist up there? In this country even teenagers can get arrested for doing something as simpe as drawing a mustachase in one of the fascist-ruling party’s posters during the voting season as has been demonstrated this year. This is our reality, and most people who are voting for this government are heavily propagandized and are barely purchasing food, there is no politics when you are starving and the TV controlled by the ruling party, who offer themselves as the only remedy to it. It is not “just vote for a different govenment” it never was.

          • @woelkchen@lemmy.world
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            -16 months ago

            Fuck you!

            Thank you.

            do you think most Turkish people love their government or something?

            Yes, Erdogan is very popular among the nationalist and Islamist population.

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          26 months ago

          I already voted to different govt. I didn’t killed anyone, if I had chance I wouldn’t either.

          You’re so out of subject.

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              16 months ago

              You directed the situation to politics, not me. I’m just a guy who wants to play a game.

              • @woelkchen@lemmy.world
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                06 months ago

                You directed the situation to politics, not me.

                You blamed “abusers from EU and US” for high game prices when in fact it’s just a side effect of domestic politics that caused high inflation.

                I’m just a guy who wants to play a game.

                Nah, you want to blame “abusers from EU and US”.

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                  The reason for regional pricing is fucking high inflation. What are you talking about?

                  I’m not defending my govt for being fascists, I just want to play a game motherfucker. I’m not responsible of the situation of my country. I didn’t selected this country particularly to be born.

                  And yes, the reason is still, the motherfuckers from wealthy countries who didn’t wanted to pay a meal price for a fucking game.

                  And yes, the main reason is, my fucking country and government. But believe me I sweared to them for a million time but its not working. I DIDN’T CHOSE THEM!

                  What features you have extra that you’re easily able to play a fucking game and I don’t? I’m not blaming you to playing games, I’m blaming you to you’re wanting not let me fucking play.

                  Also in a gaming sub, why would you say “don’t koll kordosh ond ormonoons”? What is your fucking point? Racism really only applies to Jews, Africans and not Turks, Arabs I guess.

                  And know this, I hsve more Kurdish friends than Turkish and we’re all suffering from this fucking new policy fucking dick head.

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          06 months ago

          Wild nature. Some people rich, some not.