Playing Street Fighter 4 AE on Steam in region locked countries

So I’d like to play SSF4:AE on steam but its not available in my country, The alternative is games for windows live but I’d like to avoid that. is there any way around this. Can some one gift it to me then I’d be able to play it online?

Yes, you should be able to receive it as a gift. Alternatively if you have a VPN service, you can turn on your VPN before logging into Steam. I use the VPN route to get around region stuff all the time.

that means that GFWL isnt region locked where you live, just Steam?

but you’d better contact Valve about this so they’d know

there have been cases where people used VPN to buy games cheaper from Russian region, the change of server was tracked and their accounts were banned