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      Steam Store is now becoming affordable for Pakistan!

      Important Note: What you see here is first hand information. Feel free to use it however you like, but please give credit to PG whenever and however you can.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are on a different region, such as RU, IN or Any other. I recommend you all to wait until after Christmas sales before switching to the Pakistani region due to the fact this is a slow process! So what is happening?

      Steam has added more payment methods, as well as local currencies to make its global reach more "accessible".
      including an addition of a new region, called South Asian Region (SAR), which includes Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, And Pakistan.
      Now, Since we're in Pakistan.
      We're included under the SAR region and no, this does not mean we'll get prices in PKR.
      The prices we will get in SAR are going to be discounted in USD, to make it more affordable for us.
      For example, a $60 title is $30 now. We'll pay around PKR 3,000. That is, for a brand new title that just released.
      Quite affordable, no?
      Ofcourse, Unlike the indian region, we're nowhere near a fraction of a market that country is.
      Which is why, a whole region (Namely SAR) was considered (logically) instead of a single country and a currency.

      Now that you know what is happening, let me tell you, WHEN it will happen.
      We can not say for sure, but I'll use the previous history as a lesson here.
      It can take upto a year, or 2 years in total for the whole catalog to get amends to the pricing.
      Why? Because this is not done by steam itself, but the publishers and developers.
      So you can, hopefully, understand the delay.

      However, things could be different.
      According to the email, they said that the pricing should be amended before the "new regions" go live LATER this year. This can be anything, Winter sale or autumn sale.
      But for now, all is speculation, and just like you. I am excited.

      Ofcourse, you can use your current credit/debit cards on the store, just as you could before as well.
      There is no change in that. You will not pay taxes, apart from what the bank charges for each purchase.

      To answer a popular question asked by many members!
      Yes, prices on sales will be even more discounted!
      Otherwise, they wouldnt be called sales at all!


      Updates in here.
      Update:
      most titles on SAR's price median seem to follow a pattern.
      5.49 USD for a regular $10 product.
      8.19 for a regular $20 product.
      10.49 for a regular $30 product.
      12.99 for a regular $40 product.
      15.99 for a regular $50 product.

      Not sure what point I wanted to make here but some titles seem to have a drop according to pattern.

      Update 2:
      According to @gullfounder - The store still seems to follow the steam's regional restriction.
      So you cant gift the games to any region with higher prices on the games.

      In other words, gifting is region locked for Pakistan and SAR in general.

      Update 3:
      Some developers seem to changing the prices and then setting them back to their original one,
      probably to avoid getting their game pulled off when the region and everything else goes live later.

      Quite a sad revelation I must say, but... its their games. Hard to complain.
      For additional information and references, Please check below.



      Store Updates
      We can not see the total list products that have received a price drop yet, using SteamDB or any other site that keeps track of information regarding steam.
      This is most likely due to the fact it is not completely implemented yet.

      So here, I've made the list of games that I have come across currently.
      Especially with the upcoming sale, this will really help you out on picking out the titles for extra savings!

      Google Spreadsheet is up!
      Full list of title will be on HERE!

      While we'll keep interesting games on the main post.

      Recommended Titles

      Lords of the Fallen - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
      WWE 2K18 - 49.99 to 19.99 USD
      Shadow of War - From 59.99 to 29.99 USD
      Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
      Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
      Darksiders Warmastered Edition - From 19.99 to 9.99 USD
      Redemption: Saints And Sinners - From 1.99 to 1.29 USD
      RWBY Grim Eclipse - From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
      Dying Light - From 39.99 to 19.99 USD
      Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
      Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 - From 9.99 to 5.49 USD
      Blue Reflection + Nights of Azure 2 Bundle - From 119 to 39.98 USD
      ELEX - From 59.99 to 24.99
      Blue Reflection and Night of Azure 2 Bundle - From 119.98 to 39.98 USD
      Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 3 - From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
      Road Redemption - From 17.99 to 8.19 USD
      Elder Sroll Online (Standard) - From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
      Wallpaper Engine - 3.99 to 2.49 USD
      Earth Defense Force 4.1 Shadow of New Despair
      - From 49.99 to 15.99 USD
      White Day Labyrinth Named School - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
      Redout - From 34.99 to 11.99 USD
      Battle Chasers: Nightwar - From 29.99 to 17.99 USD
      EVERSPACE - From $29.99 to $10.49 USD
      Ashes of Singularity: Escalation - From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
      The Curious Expedition - From 14.99 to 6.99 USD
      Sonic Forces - From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
      Heliborne - From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
      Bullet Storm: Full Clip Edition - From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
      Black Ink - From 59.99 to 19.99 USD
      PLAYERSUNKNOWN BATTLEGROUND - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD


      Everything else is here!


      If you've found a title, drop it down here and I'll add it up.

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      So what does this mean?
      That means you can link your Credit/Debit card to your steam account now without having to pay any profits to these Card sellers,
      reducing the risk of scam as well as making it more comfortable to purchase games.
      It also means you wont have to risk your account anymore by bypassing regional restrictions on other countries as well!

      Recommended Payment Method :- Easypaisa VDC


      IMPORTANT NOTICE :- It seems that MOST if not ALL of the store is going to see the change, This will be a slow process. If we are to go by previous regional changes. This can easily take upto 1 year in total for half of the catalog. A full change will be seen in the distant future! All in All, Yes. The whole catalog will get a good drop. Sometime... Sometime.


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      Thanks to @JANARIOO it has come to my attention that SOME of the games on Steam Store have recieved a hefty price drop.
      And not just any price drop, they seem too economical to be a anomaly.

      Confirmation?
      Well, Go to steam store, log out of your account.
      Find the games listed above and add ?cc=PK at the end of the URL. (This way you can get the the country specific pages and prices)

      UPDATE :-

      As part of our continuing efforts to make Steam better for players around the world, we are now accepting game pricing in 10 new currencies and 1 new region. Please enter pricing for the following new currencies with launch planned for later this year:

      • Argentinian Peso (ARS)
      • Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
      • Israeli New Shekel (ILS)
      • Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)
      • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
      • Polish Zloty (PLN)*
      • Qatari Rial (QAR)
      • Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)
      • Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
      • Vietnamese Dong (VND)
      • South Asian Pricing Region (USD discounted pricing for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)

      In addition to offering local currency pricing in more countries, players in these countries will also be able to use a variety of previously unavailable payment methods. With this update, Steam will support a total of 39 currencies and 80 payment methods, giving your games truly global reach.

      Pricing should be entered as soon as possible, with display of these new currencies scheduled to go live in time for our 2017 Autumn and Winter Sales. To enter pricing, sign in to the Steamworks Developer Site and select Pricing from the Apps & Packages drop-down. You will see green-colored recommendations filled in for new currencies, based on your selected USD base price. These recommended prices can be accepted or adjusted at your discretion. As a reminder, if you do not have pricing entered for a country after a local currency is set live on the Steam storefront, your game will be unavailable for sale in that country.

      We have also updated our recommended pricing matrix for new and existing currencies. Our goal is to update these recommendations annually, so as to better help developers succeed in markets worldwide. Pricing decisions on Steam are entirely in the hands of you the developer, and we encourage you to always do what’s best for your players. You can find more information and suggested best practices in the Steamworks Pricing Documentation.

      *PLN pricing is specific to Poland, but as always any game licenses purchased within an EEA country (either directly or as a gift) can be redeemed by any user within the EEA.
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      Quote Originally Posted by GloriousChicken View Post
      Hello!

      Thanks to @JANARIOO it has come to my attention that SOME of the games on Steam Store have recieved a hefty price drop.
      And not just any price drop, they seem too economical to be a anomaly.

      How you think?
      Well, Go to steam store, log out of your account.
      Find the games listed below and add ?cc=PK at the end of the URL. (This way you can get the the country specific pages and prices)

      Please catalog with me!

      So far i've found the following games :-
      Lords of the Fallen - From 29.99 to 10.49 USD (Link :- Lords Of The FallenSteam Store is now becoming affordable for Pakistan! on Steam)
      WWE 2K18 - 49.99 to 19.99 USD (Link :- Pre-purchase WWE 2K18 on Steam)
      Shadow of War - From 59.99 to 29.99 USD (Link :- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Steam)
      Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice From 29.99 to 10.49 USD (Link :- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Steam)
      Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition From 29.99 to 10.49 USD (Link:- http://store.steampowered.com/app/38...itive_Edition/)
      Darksiders Warmastered Edition From 19.99 to 9.99 USD (Link:- http://store.steampowered.com/app/46...tered_Edition/)


      I need all available helpers!
      Lets see what is happening here!
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      As part of our continuing efforts to make Steam better for players around the world, we are now accepting game pricing in 10 new currencies and 1 new region. Please enter pricing for the following new currencies with launch planned for later this year:

      • Argentinian Peso (ARS)

      • Costa Rican Colón (CRC)

      • Israeli New Shekel (ILS)

      • Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)

      • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

      • Polish Zloty (PLN)*

      • Qatari Rial (QAR)

      • Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

      • Uruguayan Peso (UYU)

      • Vietnamese Dong (VND)

      • South Asian Pricing Region (USD discounted pricing for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)

      In addition to offering local currency pricing in more countries, players in these countries will also be able to use a variety of previously unavailable payment methods. With this update, Steam will support a total of 39 currencies and 80 payment methods, giving your games truly global reach.

      Pricing should be entered as soon as possible, with display of these new currencies scheduled to go live in time for our 2017 Autumn and Winter Sales. To enter pricing, sign in to the Steamworks Developer Site and select Pricing from the Apps & Packages drop-down. You will see green-colored recommendations filled in for new currencies, based on your selected USD base price. These recommended prices can be accepted or adjusted at your discretion. As a reminder, if you do not have pricing entered for a country after a local currency is set live on the Steam storefront, your game will be unavailable for sale in that country.

      We have also updated our recommended pricing matrix for new and existing currencies. Our goal is to update these recommendations annually, so as to better help developers succeed in markets worldwide. Pricing decisions on Steam are entirely in the hands of you the developer, and we encourage you to always do what’s best for your players. You can find more information and suggested best practices in the Steamworks Pricing Documentation.

      *PLN pricing is specific to Poland, but as always any game licenses purchased within an EEA country (either directly or as a gift) can be redeemed by any user within the EEA.

      I find the last line interesting, didn't know this previously.

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      Can we buy these using steam Wallet .?

      Or steam wallet has its own restrictions.?


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      Thank you!

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      Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
      @GloriousChicken
      Can we buy these using steam Wallet .?

      Or steam wallet has its own restrictions.?


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      Yes my friend! And no restrictions, use any Debit/credit you have.

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      Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
      @GloriousChicken
      Can we buy these using steam Wallet .?

      Or steam wallet has its own restrictions.?


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      Once redeemed or recharged you can it's not region specific but the content and pricing is

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      As a steam works developer, i received the email a month ago, steam has added all the asain countries, it is upto developers now to update thier game price for all newly added regions. I will share the email with you guyz once i get home.

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      Will there be any effect on our existing game library? Any restrictions on that behalf?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Saif258 View Post
      Will there be any effect on our existing game library? Any restrictions on that behalf?
      Nope.
      Pakistan already came under the international region, which meant region-free games.
      Its still the same so no effect at all.

      just your future purchases might be great

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      Sweet so i can buy a card of 30 dollars and buy mordor shadow of war? That is insane

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      Quote Originally Posted by Saif258 View Post
      Sweet so i can buy a card of 30 dollars and buy mordor shadow of war? That is insane
      No need to buy card.
      That'll cost you extra.

      my recommendation is
      EasyPaisa OT | Virtual Debit Card | Like Paypal... I think.
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