AAFES sells PC version of 'Black Ops' that doesn’t work overseas
Published: November 19, 2010
An oversight by AAFES has service members stationed overseas who purchased a Windows versions of “Call of Duty: Black Ops” confused and disgruntled.
Apparently the PC version of the game purchased at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores will not register properly during the installation process outside military bases overseas.
When entering the registration key through an internet service provider outside of a U.S. installation, users get the following message;"Steam Error: Game not available in your territory.” This is caused by regional restrictions on U.S. versions of the game, which are sold at AAFES.
According to a sign next to the “Black Ops” display in the PX on Panzer Kaserne patrons can contact Ryan Hines via email at email@example.com to get a functioning registration key.
Games purchased and downloaded directly through the online game distributer Steam do not have the same restrictions.