While Australia may fumble about in the digital dark ages, setting fire to forward-thinking broadband policy as if it were an onion-scoffing heretic, online connectivity in general has come a long way in the last five years, usurping industries once dominated by the physical. Why rent movies when there's Netflix? Why leave the house for a new game when Steam exists? It should come as no surprise, then, that Microsoft wants to release a new model of the Xbox One, sans disc drive.
When Valve first announced that the Australian dollar would finally be enabled by November 21, it was long overdue. And after speaking to local developers to gauge the impacts of the change, the general sentiment is that Australians should be fine. Here's what to expect once you can start using the Aussie dollar on Steam.