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Pirate our games, don't buy them from key resellers, say indies

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  1. [3]
    Deimos
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    This has been a bit of a saga over the last week or two. I'm not sure if there's a good single article that covers everything, but this one has a pretty quick summary, including the fact that...

    This has been a bit of a saga over the last week or two. I'm not sure if there's a good single article that covers everything, but this one has a pretty quick summary, including the fact that yesterday G2A seemed to have a "rogue employee" that was trying to pay to place unmarked pro-G2A articles on some game sites: G2A image rehabilitation effort backfires

    It's been a mess. I'm curious if anything will actually change because of it or if it will just end up fizzling out.

    15 votes
    1. [2]
      kfwyre
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      They've had their controversies before, but, unfortunately, it hasn't seemed to stop them. As long as they can undercut prices, they'll seemingly always have a userbase. For a while they seemed to...

      They've had their controversies before, but, unfortunately, it hasn't seemed to stop them. As long as they can undercut prices, they'll seemingly always have a userbase.

      For a while they seemed to tacitly acknowledge their own sketchiness by offering "G2A Shield" as an upcharge, which was essentially insurance for whenever they sold you a bad/stolen key.

      Of course, in keeping with their not-quite-a-scam-but-not-quite-legit ways, they also implemented it in a maximally scummy way. Even if you used their payment service through a third-party, they would:

      They've since discontinued G2A Shield and are trying to clean up their image, but, based on the link you added, I don't think it's their image that needs cleaning so much as their ethics that could use a good scrub.

      13 votes
      1. teaearlgraycold
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        I love how the free first month is actually just so you don't notice an extra charge.

        I love how the free first month is actually just so you don't notice an extra charge.

        8 votes
  2. kfwyre
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    The Factorio team has joined the chorus (discussed in the second half of the post). G2A has offered devs a tenfold return on money lost to chargebacks if the devs can prove keys were sold on G2A...

    The Factorio team has joined the chorus (discussed in the second half of the post).

    G2A has offered devs a tenfold return on money lost to chargebacks if the devs can prove keys were sold on G2A that were purchased fraudulently. The Factorio devs took them up on this offer, the result of which is still in process. They don't seem to be holding their breath for a positive outcome, which I feel is probably the right move given G2A's history.

    8 votes