Steam: It will be more difficult for you to buy cheap games from other regions

Steam: It will be more difficult for you to buy cheap games from other regions


Up until now, it has been relatively easy on Steam to buy games in other regions for a cheaper price. But Valve was obviously a thorn in the side. As a consequence, there is now a change on Steam that does not prevent this "region shopping", but definitely makes it more difficult or restricts it.

In the meantime, it is only possible to do the Change region in the Steam account. This option was available to you more often before. This change should definitely make life more difficult for those who have done "region shopping" particularly intensively. For a majority of Steam users, however, it shouldn't be a change with all that big of an impact. Or have you actually changed the region in your Steam account more than four times a year? Let us know in the comments.

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Steam Summer Sale 2021 Reportedly Begins Today

The annual Steam Summer Sale is always a highly anticipated event, generally bringing big discounts on some of the best PC games. Steam never announces the Summer Sale dates ahead of time, but according to a leak, it will begin today.

When is Steam Summer Sale 2021?

Steam Summer Sale 2021 is reportedly set to begin today, June 24, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and continue until July 8. Steam sales always begin at 1 PM ET, and the first official day of summer is Sunday, June 20, so Steam kicking off its big summer sale in the first week of the season seems like a perfect fit. Last year's Steam Summer Sale ran from June 25 to July 29, which makes these dates even more likely.

  • Start time: Thursday, June 24 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
  • End time: Thursday, July 8 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
  • That timeframe was first reported back in April by Steam Database (@SteamDB) on Twitter, a notably dependable source of this kind of information, which reported that Valve had communicated those dates to its partners. For those who aren't familiar, Steam Database is a non-affiliated account that tracks updates and news related to Valve's Steam platform, and it has proven to be very accurate in its reporting. For example, the account correctly had the start of the 2021 Steam Lunar New Year Sale earlier this year.

    However, despite all of the evidence, these dates and times are still unconfirmed by Steam, so keep that in mind as well.

    If this is your first rodeo with the Steam Summer Sale, check out last year's best deals to get an idea of what to expect when this year's sale begins. Each year's sale usually has some sort of theme--last year's being a 'summer road trip' while the year before followed a Grand Prix motif. The Steam Summer Sale only runs for two weeks, so make sure you're ready when the big deals drop.

    Watch live streams, videos, and more from GameSpot’s summer event. Check it out