1. TomRannd

    TomRannd GBAtemp Regular
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    Well then...
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
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    Knowing that there is a site you can reasonably sell your extra keys or devs/interested parties can try to sell a batch to drive up immediate income?
    The absolute horror.
     
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    "Please publish this article about how great we are, and how we aren't criminals, that we wrote, without disclosing that we wrote it."
     
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  4. gamesquest1

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    time to publish that $1 million dollar dummy indie game on steam then have some keys "hacked" and sold on G2A and demand 10 times my lost profits :evil:
     
  5. frankGT

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    First and last time.
     
  6. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice
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    I stopped using G2A as earlier this year a key I purchased for Nintendo Switch was chargebacked and Nintendo suspended my whole account. Took half a month to get my account back as Nintendo wanted proof I requested and received a refund from the seller (G2A via PayPal). G2A never responded to me or PayPal so it took half a month for PayPal to side with me and force a refund. Luckily that was enough for Nintendo to remove the suspension but I was told that if it ever happened again I would lose my account permanently even if it was not fraud on my part.
     
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    ok
     
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    I always forget about g2a when browsing for good prices. I'll check their deals next time I want a game.
     
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    Uh huh. Sure. You gave them your Steam account info too, right?
     
  10. SG854

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    Your profit will be 10 dollars
     
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    I don't necessarily disagree with the idea of grey market key sites (though, clearly, there's an issue where grey market and black market overlap).

    This is clearly a PR release to paint an out-of-court settlement as a "positive" move on the part of G2A though. The dev took the $40k because it's likely fairly difficult to track down and prove that the keys were stolen, and the cost of fighting it in court would either yield a loss for the dev, a ton of wasted time, or attorney fees would've eaten up any of the difference.

    It doesn't help that taking something like this to court essentially hinges on who can afford the most expensive lawyer, since even semi-technical cases aren't terribly well understood by the parties who make the decisions about it
     
  12. the_randomizer

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    Don't give me that bullshit, I was a victim of hacking and had to contact Valve directly. Don't be rude.
     
  13. SG854

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    G2A is a crummy place. Don't do business with them, ever again.
     
  14. D34DL1N3R

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    Just because someone doesn't believe you and questions something, doesn't mean they are being rude. You tied it directly into getting a key from G2A and I have no idea how that could happen. If you can give more details into how and why, I'm willing to listen.
     
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    I always wondered how these companies can sell key codes for software and games so cheap. Thanks for the good read.
     
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