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Speaking of which, I see Borderlands is $35 in Glorious Brasil and doesn't appear to be region-locked...and the three-day release delay putting it on Friday isn't too terrible.
Oh totally. I re-subbed to Giant Bomb with a coupon I had and with the "extra" money I saved I put it towards the game
I'm surprised more developers haven't locked that shit down. How much are they losing from Brazilian smuggled sales?
I don't think it's that much in the end. The type of people willing to deal with the headache of going to places like Nuuvem or trading with a Russian TF2 baron are probably not in abundance. Sure, forums like this will have a decent amount but I'd wager they're the exception rather than the rule. And they're probably making decent money off those bargain hunter types anyway. One person might have paid 60 bucks at launch but 40 will probably entice a few people on the fence that were going to wait for a sale anyway. I know I've bought more than a few games this way that I'd normally just wait for a sale on.
Dropped about an hour into Ethan Carter so far. Verdict: Get this game. Incredibly pretty game, a marvel it's on Unreal Engine 3. Has some great atmosphere and intriguing mysteries. The only complaint I have is some of the voice acting leaves a bit to be desired. Main character is great, and I think Clancy Brown, but most of the others are pretty bland.
ReRev would've been a good game had it had the patience to take place just on the ship. But no, we had to have random jumps to flashbacks, characters with very little bearing on the plot (I get that Chris is Jill's partner, but he does nothing in this really), and also features probably the worst playable character duo in the franchise's run.