• Deceptichum@kbin.social
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    6 months ago

    Yeah that’s what I thought. You’ve grossly exaggerated the situation.

    First off it wasn’t a plan, geo-blocking has been around for decades and was the norm long before the EU looked into it and still happens everywhere else on Earth. Valve also stopped this practice as soon as the EU ordered it to end.

    Secondly geo-blocking saves users money. Geo-blocking is what lets a person in the developing world buy a game without it costing 2 lifetimes to afford the Western price.

    The problem here is that the EU demands everyone be charged the same price, so now poorer Eastern Europeans get to pay the Western European incomes prices.