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November 29th, 2021, 18:41
Yeah, I think we've all a responsibility to make sure what we are purchasing is legitimate, and not acquired via theft or cheating. Now, getting folks to actually adhere to that, good luck indeed.
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November 29th, 2021, 18:53
Paid full price for Dragon Age. Hmmm, not sure what Inquisition is exactly. I bought all 3 of the Dragon Age games. I'll use CD-keys and others like it for the indie games that I'm unsure of, like those put out by Ellis Studios. If those games release, I buy them at full price. I want more completed games and agree that devs deserve pay for good work. However, I don't mind you thinking of me as a thief either if it makes you feel superior in some way, lol. You do you and I'll be amused.

BTW, the thread is called Pricewatch!, not Control or Dragon Age: Inquisition. My post had nothing to do with either game; instead it was about the discussion between JDR13/Kordanor/Carnifex
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November 29th, 2021, 19:11
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
.BTW, the thread is called Pricewatch!, not Control or Dragon Age: Inquisition. My post had nothing to do with either game; instead it was about the discussion between JDR13/Kordanor/Carnifex
Which occurred directly because very cheap illicit keys were posted for those two games. Not sure what's difficult to follow about that.
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November 29th, 2021, 19:23
Cool story guys, but do you have any deals to post?
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November 29th, 2021, 20:29
Originally Posted by JFarrell71 View Post
Which occurred directly because very cheap illicit keys were posted for those two games. Not sure what's difficult to follow about that.

You do not know if they are "illicit". CDKeys.com are not one of those key peddler sites like G2A or Kinguin.

CDKeys.com may not be an authorized reseller but AFAIK they acquire all of their keys for resale and they are not a middle man peddling service.

Note how the very cheap Control keys are all GOG keys and CDKeys probably acquired them from some promo event (or maybe hardware bundles or whatever).

In the vast majority of cases CDKeys.com (thus the name of the site) buys physical copies in bulk at retail (probably directly from the distributor), scans the keys and puts them up for sale. They take heavy advantage of regional pricing so they buy in bulk in countries where the games can be bought for cheap.
Where possible they also buy keys in bulk from the distribution platforms directly. It would be up to Steam, Ubi, GOG etc. to limit bulk key selling if that is the case and in case anyone wants to break down on the "grey market".

I, for one, will keep using CDKeys.com until someone can provide evidence that they are selling stolen keys. I will always stay away from the peddlers like G2A and Kinguin etc. because they have a known track record of truly illicit keys.

That said, I buy the vast, vast, vast majority of my games directly from Steam or uPlay or, rarely, from GOG, Origin, Epic or B.net. Sometimes I buy from GreenManGaming or Fanatical. It always depends on a case by case basis. The last game I bought from CDKeys, however, was Resident Evil Village which was only €15 for the Black Friday Sale.
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November 29th, 2021, 22:12
I avoid all shady sites when it comes to buying games. That means only buying games from steam, good old games, one of the official game platforms [yep, I bought and have games from all of them, including Blizzard, Rockstar games, Origin, and Ubisoft]
Ebay (for hard to find, and older games),
or Amazon (rarely these days, amazon sucks for pc games generally)

I did a quick look at CDKeys, and apparently its legit, but its not a site I would buy from personally.
Just because it has a "whiff" of shadiness about it, and I'd rather buy from steam 99% of the time.

Steam has amazing sales, and to me it doesn't make sense to go to a shady site for buying games, when (as a patient gamer) I can get the games on deep discount on steam eventually.
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November 29th, 2021, 23:06
Originally Posted by Moriendor View Post
You do not know if they are "illicit". CDKeys.com are not one of those key peddler sites like G2A or Kinguin.

CDKeys.com may not be an authorized reseller…
And thus they are illicit. There's a difference in meaning between illegal and illicit.
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November 30th, 2021, 01:12
These two particular games and keys expire on the 1st of December, hence the low cost. This also indicates that they are likely part of a promotion.
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December 2nd, 2021, 09:04
Humble Bundle has a new bundle called The WB Batman Collection. It includes all four of the Batman Arkham games plus Batman Arkham VR and the Batman Lego games for as little as $10

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/w…m_medium=email
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December 2nd, 2021, 22:50
Big bundle of games including Wildermyth for charity

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2…charity-bundle
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December 3rd, 2021, 18:38
A freebie is available at great old games, Crime Cities. It would indeed be a crime to miss out!!
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December 3rd, 2021, 19:58
Dead by Daylight free on Epic. Not my kinda game but frees FREE.
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December 3rd, 2021, 21:25
Ooh, I bought a new computer so I don't have Epic…unless it's on one of the externals. Dead by Daylight, @JDR13 does this have parkour? I figure you've at least looked at it
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December 3rd, 2021, 21:30
Originally Posted by skally_wag View Post
Dead by Daylight free on Epic. Not my kinda game but frees FREE.
Does it come with a time extension? I don't have enough time in the day or my remaining lifespan to play all the games I actually do care about, much less ones I don't.
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December 3rd, 2021, 22:51
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Ooh, I bought a new computer so I don't have Epic…unless it's on one of the externals. Dead by Daylight, @JDR13 does this have parkour? I figure you've at least looked at it
I think you are thinking about Dying Light. Dead by Daylight is mostly online co-op with tons of DLC.
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December 4th, 2021, 00:16
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Ooh, I bought a new computer so I don't have Epic…unless it's on one of the externals. Dead by Daylight, @JDR13 does this have parkour? I figure you've at least looked at it
I don't think you'd dig it. There's not even a single-player mode.
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December 4th, 2021, 06:36
DRAKENSANG is $1.99 on GOG:

https://www.gog.com/game/drakensang

Also, at some point (recently? I must have missed it) GOG added 3 of the old SSI titles, and all 3 are 20% off:

Questron II - $4.79
Sword of Aragon - $5.59
Wizard's Crown - $4.79

https://www.gog.com/games?limit=48&d…selling&page=1

I'm kind of stoked about QUESTRON II! One of the first RPGs I completed back in the stone age. And the character editor I wrote for the C-64 version was the first computer program I ever wrote.

Maybe some day we'll see QUESTRON and LEGACY OF THE ANCIENTS on GoG!
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December 4th, 2021, 12:01
Originally Posted by HellRazor View Post
Also, at some point (recently? I must have missed it) GOG added 3 of the old SSI titles, and all 3 are 20% off:

Questron II - $4.79
Sword of Aragon - $5.59
Wizard's Crown - $4.79
They were just added yesterday (or the day before depending on your time zone).

I'm thinking about picking up Drakensang despite already owning it on Steam. Apparently the GOG version has less issues on newer systems? It sucks though that GOG doesn't have the sequel.
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December 4th, 2021, 18:29
I'm hopeful that GoG will at some point get the sequel for Drakensang. And those classic SSI games are a must, thanks for the information about those, I'd miss that news entirely.
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December 5th, 2021, 06:27
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I don't think you'd dig it. There's not even a single-player mode.
Thanks @SpoonFULL @JDR13 I'll give DbD a pass.
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