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iippo: God knows where the smaller sellers get their key from on Kinguin, but supposedly G2Play keys are legit.
I'm pretty sure G2 did sell some russian keys that caused issues for many issues because of region locks a few years ago. I wouldn't call reselling russian keys that require a VPN to register "legit".

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iippo: I think they get their keys from the game boxes of cheaper countries and aim to sell on western markets cheaper.
Nope. THe thing is that we don't have any idea of how they get those keys so cheap. Even boxed games are not that cheap. Besides, how many times have we seen these sites selling games on PRE-ORDER for a fraction of the normal price? If they got their keys from retail boxes, they wouldn't sell games on pre-order.

Remember the Natural Selection 2 keys that were bought with false credit cards and then were revoked by Steam? Remember the stolen keys for Sniper Elite 3 that were also revoked from Steam? THis is the kind of thing that happens with those shady resellers. They don't care about where the leys come from, they just get them as cheap as possible to resell them. And the consumers are the ones taking the risk of getting a stolen key that will later be revoked.
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iippo: God knows where the smaller sellers get their key from on Kinguin, but supposedly G2Play keys are legit.
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Neobr10: I'm pretty sure G2 did sell some russian keys that caused issues for many issues because of region locks a few years ago. I wouldn't call reselling russian keys that require a VPN to register "legit".

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iippo: I think they get their keys from the game boxes of cheaper countries and aim to sell on western markets cheaper.
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Neobr10: Nope. THe thing is that we don't have any idea of how they get those keys so cheap. Even boxed games are not that cheap. Besides, how many times have we seen these sites selling games on PRE-ORDER for a fraction of the normal price? If they got their keys from retail boxes, they wouldn't sell games on pre-order.

Remember the Natural Selection 2 keys that were bought with false credit cards and then were revoked by Steam? Remember the stolen keys for Sniper Elite 3 that were also revoked from Steam? THis is the kind of thing that happens with those shady resellers. They don't care about where the leys come from, they just get them as cheap as possible to resell them. And the consumers are the ones taking the risk of getting a stolen key that will later be revoked.
Considering how long g2play/kinguin has been around, thats actually surprisingly tame record.
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JaqFrost: how did he manage to delete his post?
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JMich: Too many people reported it as spam, and GOG deleted it?
Might well be...
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snowkatt: who necro'd this thing and why ?
To remind people of the evils of cross-region scams.
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BlackThorny: Devolver Digital announced officially that they are working and acknowledge the authenticity of G2A?
Nope, the opposite. Devolver instantly tweeted that they do not support G2A and will block serials bought there and stuff after a recent promo there.

Must have been just a few days ago but can't find the tweet in question. Those guys tweet too friggin' much. :P
Post edited November 04, 2014 by F4LL0UT
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BlackThorny: Devolver Digital announced officially that they are working and acknowledge the authenticity of G2A?
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F4LL0UT: Nope, the opposite. Devolver instantly tweeted that they do not support G2A and will block serials bought there and stuff after a recent promo there.
Sweet.
I bought a game from one of the kinguin sites, it was either G2Play or Gameholds, anyway, the key worked, then it was revoked by Steam, I got an instant refund when I contacted them and they immediately took the product off sale. This only ever happened once. YMMV.
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iippo: Considering how long g2play/kinguin has been around, thats actually surprisingly tame record.
Those are the incidents that i remember from the top of my head. There are probably many more incidents that i have never heard about. I just know about Natural Selection 2 and Sniper Elite 3 because both made the news in most gaming sites.

Anyway, what i wanted to say is that buying from these shady retailers is a gamble. You could get a cheap key that will work forever without issues, or you could get a stolen key that will be revoked the next day. In a worst case scenario, your Steam account could be banned. That's unlikely, but not impossible, especially considering the fact that Steam's TOS clearly states that you can be banned for bypassing regional restrictions.
You can't :D