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User Info: Arya1

Arya1
3 years ago#1
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/03/28/retailer-scam-resells-humble-bundle-games-reaps-profit.aspx

The games being sold by 7 Entertainment (which owns Fast2Play, Kinguin, G2Play, and other sister sites) have been heavily marked down compared to their regular Steam price. Games like Red Shirt and Thomas was Alone usually sell for $19.99 and $9.99 on Steam, but are being offered on Fast2Play at $1.35 and $3.78, respectively.


Key shares similar sentiments, and even tweeted that he would prefer people pirate his game instead of buying it through Fast2Play.

“I don't really consider this to be any different from piracy in my mind,” Key says. “The only difference is that they're charging money for something that The Pirate Bay would give out for free. It's the same kind of breach of license conditions with a digital good, and the few pence we'd have got from the initial bundle purchase doesn't really excuse it.”


If you want to support the developers, please don't buy illegal stuffs from 7 Entertainment.

User Info: Bekness

Bekness
3 years ago#2
This is the kinda crap you see on eBay. The Origin humble bundle was one of the ones people profited off.
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User Info: ihumpmypillow89

ihumpmypillow89
3 years ago#3
Yeah the Origin Bundle was a gold mine with the bundle resellers, hell I even saw a few on Craigslist.
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User Info: johnny_pay

johnny_pay
3 years ago#4
but hasnt HB changed it so that you no longer get steam keys, you link it to your steam account instead.

User Info: betatech

betatech
3 years ago#5
johnny_pay posted...
but hasnt HB changed it so that you no longer get steam keys, you link it to your steam account instead.


I believe you can still gift to others.
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User Info: Doomsday Forte

Doomsday Forte
3 years ago#6
johnny_pay posted...
but hasnt HB changed it so that you no longer get steam keys, you link it to your steam account instead.


That's just HB though. Groupees, IndieGala, Bundlestars, BlinkBundle...even places like Amazon and the like still give copy-and-paste Steam keys.
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User Info: Shpoople

Shpoople
3 years ago#7
That pirating statement is horrible, at least here money is still being given to charity when the bundles were bought.

Why is this even an issue

User Info: Monkeymage

Monkeymage
3 years ago#8
This is a free-market economy, guys.
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User Info: DaedalusEx

DaedalusEx
3 years ago#9
Arya1 posted...
...and even tweeted that he would prefer people pirate his game instead of buying it


Roger that.

User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#10
Shpoople posted...
That pirating statement is horrible, at least here money is still being given to charity when the bundles were bought.

Why is this even an issue


Someone is making profit off of charity. That's the issue.
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