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Steam’s PC prices are cheaper in Rands

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Last week, we told you that Steam was officially changing over to using Rands in our local market. There were a host of concerns; we wondered if we’d get special prices or see local exchange rates lead to soaring prices, as well as issues about VAT and FPB influence. Oh, and let’s not even talk about the region locking. Well, the change has gone live and at least the prices are looking pretty good.

Here are the prices listed for some top sellers on the Steam store:

  • Fallout 4 = R799 (Conversion from USD would be R853)
  • Fallout 4 Season Pass = R399 (Conversion from USD would be R426)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 = R799 (Conversion from USD would be R853)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (pre-order) = R599
  • Just Cause 3 (pre-order) = R449.10
  • XCOM 2 (pre-order) = R589
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (pre-order) = R499
  • Total War: Warhammer (pre-order) = R599
  • The Witcher 3 = R412.30

Those are all new releases though – and there are a great many older games available for close to nothing. The excellent Borderlands 2, for example, is available now for under R55. Of course, it’s worth noting that the Rand exchange rate is at an all-time low and these new price points will be fixed for the foreseeable future. That’s right PC gamers, if you buy on Steam, a new release will cost you up to R799 – these numbers feel almost like what console gamers pay; however, it appears that publishers will set their own price points and there will be some PC games that will release way under that amount, like Just Cause 3 and XCOM 2. Obviously, Steam Sales and other special deals will make things more affordable, although it’s worth pointing out that these games are region-locked, so if you’re hoping to buy games for friends (or alternate accounts) around the world as gifts, there might be some issues. Some games also appear to have no purchasing options, and it’s unclear if that’s an FPB issue or just a delay until the publishers set a regional price.

Then again, looking at local prices, you’re probably best off buying your new, AAA PC games through your favourite retail outlet. Across all local retail vendors, I was able to find cheaper prices for most of the new releases than I could find onย Steam. So, while Steam is cheaper than expected, it seems that we might actually see PC gamers returning to physical copies thanks to even better bargains to be found via brick and mortar or e-commerce.

At least until the holiday sales come.

Last Updated: November 11, 2015

216 Comments

  1. Uberutang

    November 11, 2015 at 08:07

    GTA is 33% cheaper now (Just under R500).
    Overall not bad, besides, no PC gamer will buy stuff on steam unless it is on sale. New stuff is bought from cdkeys or gmg or fast2play or…

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the Goo

      November 11, 2015 at 08:16

      I disagree there. I’ve bought many a game at full price on Steam.
      Though I have gotten most of my games from the Humble Bundles.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2015 at 08:17

        full price? LIES!

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the Goo

          November 11, 2015 at 08:20

          Games I really thought was worth it. Of course. Both of them!
          Just kidding.
          At least twenty to thirty of my games were bought full price.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:21

            hehe both of them

    • BakedBagel

      November 11, 2015 at 08:23

      You should check the amount of pre-orders Fallout4 had. Totally blows your statement out of the ocean.

      Reply

      • Uberutang

        November 11, 2015 at 08:28

        There are outliers, but why pay $59 on steam for Fallout if you could get it for $39 on cdkeys. Also preload via steam etc? For me the amount of FULL priced steam buys in my 360 odd library is very very small.

        Reply

        • BakedBagel

          November 11, 2015 at 08:46

          True the Full priced steam buys in my 120+ library is small too. It depends on the person i guess. I really wanted GTA5. pre-purchased on steam for full price. That is literally the only one that comes to mind.

          Reply

          • Uberutang

            November 11, 2015 at 08:57

            LOL yeah GTA V for me also, and then also Dayz (early price during alpha) and I got Arma 3 a year before release to get cheaper price.

  2. Raptor Rants

    November 11, 2015 at 08:08

    Not all releases will be that expensive at launch.

    And there are some seriously good ones around. GTA V is really cheap now. This is going to be exciting and I am sure prices will drop a little more in time to come

    Reply

  3. Ir0nseraph

    November 11, 2015 at 08:11

    Fallout 4 on PC cost exactly the same as a PS4 version on the PS store.
    PC games aren’t that cheap any more.

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      November 11, 2015 at 08:13

      Physical still is cheaper

      Reply

      • KingKappie

        November 11, 2015 at 08:14

        Lets factor in the 30+ gigs that need to be downloaded on PC

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          November 11, 2015 at 08:15

          well if you are on uncapped it doesn’t really matter. Yes you pay for the internet but let’s face facts… You’d pay without the game too. So unless you are on a restricted cap account that really isn’t an argument that can be used

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            November 11, 2015 at 08:17

            Exactly. And the other large difference is that in two months from now it will be down in price by at least 33%

          • KingKappie

            November 11, 2015 at 08:18

            Dam you steam sales. but my ps4 look so pretty

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            November 11, 2015 at 08:21

            I can settle for a PS4 with an Xbox controller and Steam prices. That would work for me….wait a second…that’s almost the Steam Machine.

          • KingKappie

            November 11, 2015 at 08:25

            Dam you Steam Machine, Gaming is ruined

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:27

            Just buy a PC and add an Xbox Controller. Then install the steam client. Run in controller mode. Steam machine, fraction of the price

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            November 11, 2015 at 08:28

            That’s pretty much exactly my setup now. But I have controller companion, so I can do everything on my pc with my controller if I need to.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:28

            Stardust is right, this is a sound plan

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:29

            My name is not stardust!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:38

            No it is not, it is Stardust. Capital S

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:44

            It’s Figgy’s rockstar name!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            NO, that is Figgle

            Figgle and Stardust. Mind you that has a nice ring to it. Are you prepared to wear spandex?

            I’ll manage your band

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:46

            Hammer is the bouncer

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:46

            No! No no no no!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:47

            I’ll be the T-Rex to your Raptor……… wait what?

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:48

            No no!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:48

            Only 5 no’s. I’ll admit to being disappointed.

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:48

            haha!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:30

            hehe

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:41

            No

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:44

            yes

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            STARDUST!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            For one the XBOX controller can GITS. My wrist cramps from thinking of Rage

          • Ir0nseraph

            November 11, 2015 at 08:40

            I don’t see the point of a steam machine , you loose all the major advantages of PC gaming mainly customization, so no on that would rather pick a console and get some exclusives PC won’t get , and just connect a PC to my TV if need be.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:41

            My PC runs steam, so technically it IS a Steam Machine

            ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Ir0nseraph

            November 11, 2015 at 08:42

            LoL

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:43

            Not technically. It is. Attach controller. TV. Big screen mode. Done. Steam machine.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            I have a controller, and big screen mode, and big monitor, so, technically, I’m there

            JUST MORE POWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            exactly that. More power for cheaper. Steam machines are overpriced

          • Captain JJ the Goo

            November 11, 2015 at 09:46

            I completely agree with you. I’d never buy one, but I do see how some people might opt for it as a more “mobile” gaming platform than a pc.

        • Wesley Fick

          November 11, 2015 at 10:55

          I’d still buy digital because of the refund policy, which doesn’t apply to any games bought locally.

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2015 at 08:14

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 11, 2015 at 08:15

          Well seeing as we’re only getting games released in the 80’s now ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Reply

      • Ir0nseraph

        November 11, 2015 at 08:42

        True , it’s just a little worrying to see steam pricing matching console pricing digitally.

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          November 11, 2015 at 08:43

          It’s a few devs that are converting $60 straight and making it a round number. Most of the games on steam are actually cheaper

          Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 11, 2015 at 08:45

          It wouldn’t be so bad if they worked just as well on day one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Reply

    • Uberutang

      November 11, 2015 at 08:29

      $34 on cdkeys is what I paid. Far cheaper.

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    November 11, 2015 at 08:12

    I guess Admirals 5 dorrah now translates to R50?

    Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 11, 2015 at 08:14

    It might cost a bit less because of benefits from local pricing & exchange rates, but it’s still a lot more expensive than buying from a local retailer – over R100 in the case of BLOPS3 (Gavin likes it if you call it BLOPS) & even more with F3. New releases just aren’t worth buying directly on Steam anymore.

    Reply

  6. Ottokie

    November 11, 2015 at 08:16

    This is good news indeed, I was scared we would see R1000 for AAA titles xD.
    But local retailers are cheaper by a large margin if you are buying AAA.

    Reply

  7. Neji

    November 11, 2015 at 08:19

    Deux Ex Mankind Divided is a lot cheaper now… http://store.steampowered.com/app/337000

    Reply

  8. Mossel

    November 11, 2015 at 08:19

    Holy shit, when did the dollar become R14.22??! I was buying Euros not 3 months ago for almost the same price!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 11, 2015 at 08:21

      lol, I heard on the radio last night it’s almost R22 to the pound. I was like… O_O

      That’s worse than when I went in the UK in 2000. It was R20 to 1 & I was fucking poor, boss gave me 200 pounds spending money & I came back with half of it – bonus!

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        November 11, 2015 at 08:22

        We really are getting grilled by the Pound. Geddit?

        Reply

        • Mossel

          November 11, 2015 at 08:22

          Getting pounded, some might argue…

          Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 11, 2015 at 08:22

          Well done!

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2015 at 08:22

          Euro go again

          Reply

      • Mossel

        November 11, 2015 at 08:26

        The euro was R13.xx in August. So I decided to wait after the markets crash to buy them at R15/Eur in September. My holiday got more expensive buy a couple of thousand overnight…

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 11, 2015 at 08:27

          I put off my planned PC upgrade earlier in the year thinking I’d wait until Xmas & get it even cheaper. Thanks exchange rate!

          Reply

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:28

            Ouch ouch ouch ouch. I feel for you bro

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:29

            What goes up must come down, right? RIGHT!?

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 08:30

            I think you are talking about someone’s private jet now?

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:31

            haha! I cannot deal with this guy anymore… although it wont be his though, it’s the states’. Doesn’t make it any less unnecessary!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:40

            Government has always wasted money on excessively expensive & flashy transport for as long as I can remember. Just look at their cars. You don’t need a R1mil car to do your tax payer funded job. The pope can drive a Fiat, so you’ve got no excuse. If you want one, buy it yourself, out of the salary everyone contributes towards with their taxes. It pisses me off because it’s something so simple and visible, and screams arrogance and disdain.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:41

            But he needs his jet

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:41

            He can have a jet. I don’t mind that he has one. But a cheap one.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:42

            a broken one

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:43

            One of those you hear about in the news, that didn’t make it

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:51

            The Prime Minister of Netherlands cycles to work. They do have awesome cycling infrastructure though, but still.

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 08:53

            Ha ha ha ha! Can you picture Zuma on a bike? He’ll be huffing and puffing before he gets to Nkandla’s gate!

    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2015 at 08:21

      Ever since Russia took over from the US in Syria O_o

      Reply

  9. Captain JJ the Goo

    November 11, 2015 at 08:19

    I had $37 in my account. Now I feel like a rich man. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      November 11, 2015 at 08:21

      Hijack! Now gimme your account details and no one gets hurt!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Goo

        November 11, 2015 at 08:22

        I’m buying everything today!!! I just waited for it to turn to Randelas!
        No, I’m lying. There’s nothing to buy. Only thing I’ve bought was a game that wasn’t even for me.

        Reply

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          November 11, 2015 at 08:24

          Dawwwwwwwwwwww

          Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          November 11, 2015 at 08:24

          I’m looking for a decent shooter. Run and gun type of thing.

          Reply

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:24

            Sorry, he already did it

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 08:24

            Excuse me but huh?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:24

            Oscar Sim?

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 08:35

            Oscar Sim…

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:50

            I heard the “Bathroom” map is pretty legit

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:51

            You can check-out any time you like,

            But you can never leave?

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:54

            It has some serious bugs though. You can shoot through doors and still get the kill.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 09:11

            hahahaha!

          • Viking Of Science

            November 11, 2015 at 08:37

            Hard Reset. Made by the guys that made Painkiller, Great Fun.

    • Mossel

      November 11, 2015 at 08:28

      haha! I had $3. Now I have R46! Sommer retire NOW!

      Reply

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        November 11, 2015 at 08:28

        R3 or $3?

        Reply

        • Mossel

          November 11, 2015 at 08:29

          Typo…I fixed it lol

          Reply

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:29

            I wish my company made that ‘typo’ in my salary, times everything with 15

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:29

            hahaha! Why stop there, make a pound typo!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:31

            Well, I’ve got root access to the payroll server….

            brb

      • Captain JJ the Goo

        November 11, 2015 at 08:28

        Donner.
        We’re two rich f!ckers now.

        Reply

  10. BakedBagel

    November 11, 2015 at 08:22

    R800 for a digital game. toppest keks.

    G2A my love let me feel you.

    Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      November 11, 2015 at 08:29

      Enjoy having your keys revoked….

      G2A is dodgy as Fuck….

      Reply

      • BakedBagel

        November 11, 2015 at 08:32

        Mortal Kombat X $8. Works
        Mad Max $20 Works.
        Witcher 3 $40 Works.
        W3 Expansion Pack $8 Works.
        Ive literally never had a single problem with G2A and their keys. I once got locked out of my G2A account. Contacted support. Got back in. They gave me a 20% discount.

        mfw

        Reply

        • Viking Of Science

          November 11, 2015 at 08:36

          Even so, The Developers are cut out of Game Sales on G2A, So Congratz, You bought Witcher 3 for a Bit cheaper, But CD Projekt RED, who poured their heart and Soul into the game, didn’t receive a cent of it.

          If you can live with that on your conscience, fine. Good luck to you.

          Reply

          • BakedBagel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:38

            Its a global copy of the GoG edition? You do understand keys are purchased for cheaper right. Meaning keys where purchased originally. Meaning Devs got money. But okay.

            And to be honest. When digital copies of games start becoming R800 a pop. I dont actually give a fuck.

          • Allykhat

            November 11, 2015 at 09:23

            I’m with The Bagel on this one… R800 for a Digital PC game… holy hell…

          • Charl van der Merwe

            November 11, 2015 at 10:37

            LOL, oh rly ?

  11. Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    November 11, 2015 at 08:24

    EVERYTHING LOOKS SO EXPENSIVE NOW!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2015 at 08:29

      • Dutch Matrix

        November 11, 2015 at 08:37

        THIS IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER! MODERATOR! MODERATOR! BAN HAMMER! BAN HAMMER!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2015 at 08:38

          Sorry, had no idea you loved Zuma that much
          *Runs

          Reply

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:39

            Hahaha

            I’ll allow it

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 08:42

            Listen. Zuma is on no level even CLOSE to Charlton Heston, nevermind Moses.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:43

            Agreed, Zuma would never support the NRA. Imagine guns for all South Africans

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 08:45

            Don’t get me started. This fucker we call a president thinks tighter gun control is the answer. Right. Because all the robbers, murderers and rapists in this country are all honest gun buying citizens.

          • Darren Peach

            November 11, 2015 at 08:55

            The flaw in Gun control in South Africa is that there aint any….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 08:43

            Needs more shower head!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:43

            it’s under the wig

      • Darren Peach

        November 11, 2015 at 08:53

        Jeez Louise, I am not even religious and this offends me !

        Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          November 11, 2015 at 09:01

          There’s a special place in Hell reserved for Hammer. He’s going to be Satan’s personal butt-monkey!

          Reply

          • Darren Peach

            November 11, 2015 at 09:06

            I raise you 50….

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 11, 2015 at 09:16

            IS this Pick on Dutch’s heroes day? First Moses and now Captain America. DO YOU HAVE NO SHAME???!!!! (PS: Zuma is the worst thing that could happen to SA so far. Sweet Lords I would shag a Xenomorph if it means getting rid of his presidency.)

        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2015 at 09:12

          His existence is offending

          Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        November 11, 2015 at 10:13

        HAHAHAHAHA!!! This^^

        Reply

    • Mossel

      November 11, 2015 at 08:35

      It does! These currencies like the dollar and euro make you think things are cheap. I was in Europe last month. “What’s that? EUR5 for a beer! I’ll take 3!”
      Then the realization that each beer is R75….

      Reply

  12. Hammersteyn

    November 11, 2015 at 08:25

    So why R799? I mean on PS4 you buy a physical disc which costs money to make and SONY takes a cut. But what’s the excuse for a digital game?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 11, 2015 at 08:26

      A cynical attempt at pricing parity.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2015 at 08:29

        This I believe

        Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      November 11, 2015 at 08:26

      Server hosting, bandwidth costs, etc.

      Reply

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        November 11, 2015 at 08:26

        +Gabe tribute

        Reply

    • Mossel

      November 11, 2015 at 08:27

      New games on Origin is R599. Physical PC games are also in that range, sometimes less. It’s only BO3 that’s so crazy expensive.

      Reply

  13. KingKappie

    November 11, 2015 at 08:26

    Every one that is on steam, buy every thing now! Before they “fix” the pricing

    Reply

  14. BakedBagel

    November 11, 2015 at 08:27

    COD Black Ops 3 Digital Deluxe R1299

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FUCKING GOOD ONE STEAM

    Reply

  15. Frost

    November 11, 2015 at 08:30

    Any idea why certain games aren’t showing a price or without an option to buy?
    Don Bradman and The Stanley Parable two examples. I see this with quite a few Indie games.

    Reply

    • Guild

      November 11, 2015 at 08:31

      Just asked the same question, wanted to check Wolfenstein and no price or way to purchase it

      Reply

  16. Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    November 11, 2015 at 08:31

    So Dying Light…ON SPECIAL….50% off…..AND IT IS R350….ON SPECIAL???

    W
    T
    F

    Nope

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      November 11, 2015 at 08:32

      And if you had it in Dollars?

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        November 11, 2015 at 08:35

        Here

        https://steamdb.info/app/239140/

        It’s R350 which converts to $24.59

        If we were still in Dollars we would have the US price of $29.99 which is R426 in current exchange price.

        Dying light is cheaper now that it’s localised

        Reply

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          November 11, 2015 at 08:36

          Still, R350 for something on 50% off is something I’m not prepared to pay

          Reply

  17. Guild

    November 11, 2015 at 08:31

    Is there any reason why Wolfenstein: The New Order has no price? Wanted to check how much it costs and there is no place to purchase it

    Reply

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      November 11, 2015 at 08:31

      I see quite a few things on my wishlist has no price

      Reply

      • Guild

        November 11, 2015 at 08:32

        Yip, also went through my Wishlist and some things have no pricing

        Reply

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          November 11, 2015 at 08:37

          PERHAPS THIS MEANS THEY ARE GIFTING ME MY WISHLIST!!!!!!!!

          Reply

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:37

            Backlog to 20%…

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            November 11, 2015 at 08:39

            Lol

      • Pariah

        November 11, 2015 at 10:22

        Only one item on mine has no price. Pretty cool overall – it’s definitely cheaper now. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      November 11, 2015 at 08:31

      I’ve seen one or two. Probably devs who still need to decide on a price point for localisation.

      Reply

      • Guild

        November 11, 2015 at 08:34

        Watch a sale roll round and half have no purchase price

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          November 11, 2015 at 08:37

          Lol. I think they are waiting to see what other devs do price wise to match

          Reply

          • Frost

            November 11, 2015 at 08:59

            Or they still have to sort out their tax/vat legal stuff. If they’re bothered to do that for such a small market.

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 09:01

            That could be it too. In fact, now that you mention it, if any devs decide the tax/vat nonsense is too much we could potentially see games on steam that we could never purchase

          • Frost

            November 11, 2015 at 09:05

            I think we should ask the LazyGamer team to do a bit more research to these questions. Not because they owe us, but because I’m too lazy to do so myself.

          • Raptor Rants

            November 11, 2015 at 09:10

            lol. At least you’re honest ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Timmy_The_Good_Troll

    November 11, 2015 at 08:31

    Well I got Fallout 4 for R399 at retail, so looks expensive to me.

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      November 11, 2015 at 09:53

      WHAT!? WHERE!?

      Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        November 11, 2015 at 11:08

        exactly, point out the one who did such black magic.

        Reply

  19. WitWolfy

    November 11, 2015 at 08:32

    Since when are PC games just as expensive as their console counterparts?

    Reply

    • KingKappie

      November 11, 2015 at 08:32

      I say its about time

      Reply

      • WitWolfy

        November 11, 2015 at 08:33

        LOL No wonder every PC dude pirates.

        Reply

      • BakedBagel

        November 11, 2015 at 08:33

        lmfao? About time?
        Tell me more about the R800 cost of a digital copy?

        Reply

        • WitWolfy

          November 11, 2015 at 08:34

          IKR?! Companies want people to go “digital” but make it so expensive that we rather just stay with out physical copies.

          Reply

        • KingKappie

          November 11, 2015 at 08:34

          Im getting more and more depressed buying Fallout 4 PS4 @ R845.00 (CNA as i did not have a preorder) and PC oks get away with R300-500

          Reply

          • BakedBagel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:36

            Okay so because you chose a shitty platform to play games, now everyone must get the same price so you dont feel depressed. ayyyyyyyy

            Cool Story Dudebro

          • KingKappie

            November 11, 2015 at 08:37

            I would not say shitty but yes that is my argument

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:37

            ease up on the salt a bit

          • BakedBagel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:39

            There is a lot of salt currently in my presence. I can share?

          • Mossel

            November 11, 2015 at 08:39

            Calm yo tits dudebro, xD
            http://i.imgur.com/br1DRej.png

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2015 at 08:40

            ELE!

          • WitWolfy

            November 11, 2015 at 08:38

            Wow I thought the only reason console games were more expensive than PC was because of the fact that a portion of that console’s software profit goes directly to its respective console manufacturer.

            Guess I was wrong…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2015 at 09:37

            Yeah, to cover the real cost of their cheaper-to-buy hardware. But it’s “not fair”!

      • Ir0nseraph

        November 11, 2015 at 08:35

        XD

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2015 at 08:36

        hehe ^This!

        Reply

  20. Kagarinai

    November 11, 2015 at 08:36

    It seems you guys didnt quite do research, you just took two new releases and assumed they would all cost 799 rand, taking another new 60 dollar release (anno 2205), that costs 599 rand i think, and look at the price of assassins creed syndicate (not out yet) which is also around 599, so it seems the prices are decided by the publisher.

    Reply

  21. Ottokie

    November 11, 2015 at 08:37

    Went to see what Shovel Knight costs now, load page, it’s on sale… YASSSSS!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2015 at 08:40

      BUY IT!

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        November 11, 2015 at 08:41

        It shall be my first Rand Steam purchase!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2015 at 08:41

          Good choice

          Reply

    • WitWolfy

      November 11, 2015 at 08:41

      Meh.. I’m so over 8-bit graphics… Thats so 1990.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2015 at 08:41

        Times were good then

        Reply

        • WitWolfy

          November 11, 2015 at 11:27

          I’m gonna reminisce for a while.

          Reply

      • Ottokie

        November 11, 2015 at 08:42

        Graphics don’t make the game

        Reply

        • WitWolfy

          November 11, 2015 at 11:27

          True, but I played these type of games too death as a kid.

          Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      November 11, 2015 at 10:53

      Such a good game. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Reply

  22. Jack

    November 11, 2015 at 08:58

    Just want to know if we are still able to buy from places like cdkey if steam is rands now

    Reply

  23. KingKappie

    November 11, 2015 at 09:02

    When can we start talking about how good Fallout is

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      November 11, 2015 at 09:02

      When it’s actually good?

      Reply

      • BakedBagel

        November 11, 2015 at 09:05

        rekt

        Reply

    • Mossel

      November 11, 2015 at 09:05

      I see Fallout 4 has the 3rd largest player base on steam! After Dota2 and CS:GO…that’s bloody impressive. Not even BLOPS3 could muster those numbers.

      Reply

      • Geoffrey Tim

        November 11, 2015 at 10:53

        NOBODY busy call of duty on Pc anymore. It’s been a shambles for years.

        Reply

  24. HairyEwok

    November 11, 2015 at 09:03

    R800 is still one hefty price for something you can’t even hold in your hand. Hell the physical copies are cheaper.

    Reply

  25. Darren Peach

    November 11, 2015 at 09:25

    While this is fine and dandy, Can anyone remember a time when you bought a game at the local cna or incredible infection and when you got home, It all just worked. You even used to get free add-ons like maps or weapon packs and even free expansions which were conveniently delivered via the monthly NAG. All for a measly R 300 bucks a month. How times have changed. Capitalism is great !

    Reply

  26. Nikola

    November 11, 2015 at 09:27

    Damn PC gamers when is it enough for them to get everything cheaper bloody steam:))) And all they do still is just complain all the TIME!!

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the Goo

      November 11, 2015 at 09:29

      I’ll complain about your attitude! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply

      • Nikola

        November 11, 2015 at 09:30

        Boom!! Hahaha:)

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the Goo

          November 11, 2015 at 12:40

          XD

          Reply

    • BakedBagel

      November 11, 2015 at 11:06

      Im going to complain about your complaining.

      What now complaining fanshits? 4Head

      Reply

  27. ZA Ludomusicologist

    November 11, 2015 at 09:49

    Good news!

    Reply

  28. Pariah

    November 11, 2015 at 10:19

    The price difference on new releases between Steam and Retail has always been cheaper at retail. But Steam specials and the slightly older releases always tend to be cheaper on Steam. That’s how it’s always worked. It’s just that we’re actually paying less right now than we would’ve if we buy on Steam.

    Reply

  29. SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    November 11, 2015 at 10:43

    Region locking? >.<

    SAY IT AINT SO, GABEN! SAY IT AINT SO!

    Reply

  30. Matthew Holliday

    November 11, 2015 at 11:06

    still going to be buying retail it seems.
    but cool yeah.

    steam specials should be glorious though.

    Reply

  31. Vardion

    November 11, 2015 at 12:39

    Quite a few games from my wishlist no longer have “Add to Cart” buttons on their store page, specifically the Elder Scrolls games amongst others.

    Reply

  32. VampyreSquirrel

    November 11, 2015 at 13:09

    PSA: I’ve found two games on my wishlist that I’m unable to buy. I’m not sure if it’s a region thing or if it’s a delay on things being updated. These games are Castle Crashers and Desktop Dungeons.

    Reply

  33. CodeDisQus

    November 11, 2015 at 17:10

    So, if one has to use cdkeys, will that cause any issues?

    Reply

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