G2A Reddit AMA BACKFIRES – The Know Gaming News


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Buying cheap Steam keys sounds like a pretty nice deal… at least until you accidentally buy a stolen one. Steam key reseller G2A has been criticized quite a bit for this, so they decided to host an AMA to clear the air… which turned into a total disaster. Seriously, it’s hard to look away.

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34 Comments
  • Thomas Mills
    Posted at 02:35h, 17 April

    Why is a lot of the footage just random trailer footage of triple a games? You should at least stick to one game for stock footage, its confusing

  • JR N
    Posted at 03:31h, 17 April

    Who in the hell thinks those nose rings look good?

  • Ernest Pierce
    Posted at 05:03h, 17 April

    They look like opposing factions from For Honor :3

  • Diogo Marques
    Posted at 08:59h, 17 April

    G2A SCAMMERS. I rather pay double price on steam and actually own and play the game instead of paying half the price on G2A and having my cd key cancelled by the seller after a month of using the game. really people, don't use G2A they cooperate with scammers even if it's by their lack of support to the buyers

  • Gandalf The Dong
    Posted at 09:02h, 17 April

    What if companies stop overpricing their games :thinking:

  • Kitt Parker
    Posted at 16:53h, 17 April

    I think part of the problem is that developers thought they were on their way to defeating first sale doctrine with digital sales. They made a ton of money back on disabling the used game market which will vanish at some point. Many of these keys have to validate against a legitimate server which should be keeping track of the keys that are valid in a database along with the credit card transaction affiliated. It should also be possible to validate database stored keys and invalidate invalid keys quickly if, somehow invalid keys, somehow showed up. I bet the core problem is that legitimate keys have been resold (stolen credit card would explain this) making it near impossible for the developer to tell the difference. The developer should also be tracking the credit card transaction affiliated with the key, if the transaction is disputed, then disable the key in the database. Why is this a problem? I'm a senior computer science student who sets up databases at work. Someone capable explain why this stuff can not be tracked and disabled when appropriate? Because it doesn't make sense to me.

  • hatsjer
    Posted at 21:07h, 17 April

    Does anybody know the name of the game shown after GTA V at 2:43 ?

  • CrowMercury
    Posted at 08:37h, 20 April

    You go popularity fishing…on REDDIT. ON REDDIT. There is unlawful business, marketing mistake, and then there is just plain stupidity.

  • Kamron Grant
    Posted at 08:54h, 20 April

    That message from the dev to torrent and all instead of g2a… seriously, I don't play his games but he is a GOOD dev!! Not about the money, but about enjoying the damn game!! The money will flow if its fun. 🙂

  • ShinyLiepard
    Posted at 14:55h, 20 April

    Can anyone inform me which game's gameplay is being displayed at 02:45 with the dragon-riding?

    I would love to play a dragon-riding game.

  • dengamleidiot
    Posted at 15:29h, 25 April

    wtf is that thing to the right!?

  • Vanguard
    Posted at 06:23h, 27 April

    1:502:07 Nice xD

  • GrizzlyClaws
    Posted at 14:23h, 27 April

    The first time i diden't use G2A shield my game key diden't even work. I could also not write a review. Worst scam in history.

  • Erik Kusters
    Posted at 21:05h, 27 April

    g2a the place where tards go to buy ussles codes that dont know what torrent is

  • The Romanian Reaver
    Posted at 11:13h, 28 April

    There's one outright lie in this video: G2A do give a 14-30 day protection to purchases without the G2A shield thing. The G2A shield gives, as far as I am aware, lifetime protection so if the key you bought is found to be obtained illegally 6-12 months down the line G2A still covers you. The 14-30 day protection is basically for how long the money you paid for it stays in the system so if the key is bad you can get a refund and if developers/publishers work quickly to cull any illegally obtained keys from the system then you're also covered there

    And one thing worth a mention: Steam also has insurance but it isn't optional (G2A shield is basically long term shrinkage protection for G2A).

    Disclaimer: I've bought games from G2A in the past and know from experience how their refund system works because I got a dodgy TESO key off there that got removed from my TESO account because it had been purchased with a stolen CC and because I had G2A shield G2A first tried to get a replacement key for me from the seller and when they couldn't, big shocker, they paid me back in full (price, taxes and G2A shield fee). Mind you that TESO thing was about 2 years ago now but I've not seen any indication they have changed their practices.

  • Fiddlestickz1
    Posted at 14:51h, 05 May

    Excellent sellout at the beginning, so pro.

  • TheDwarburton
    Posted at 08:31h, 06 May

    0:33 fail

  • DoomCE
    Posted at 13:53h, 07 May

    I have always got service from them without paying the insurance if I have received wrong or invalid key. :P-

  • Caffeinated Frostbite
    Posted at 17:50h, 02 June

    I can't afford full priced games. (especially older games that still cost a bunch) Advanced warfare still costs $60 on steam. Battlefield 4 still costs a ton. Spec ops the line still costs $30. I only have $30. I can get all 3 on G2A for $20

  • Joe
    Posted at 16:25h, 04 June

    3:48 what game

  • jhk655
    Posted at 19:36h, 02 July

    the guy on the right looks like a character out of world of warcraft

  • Nacho Gazpacho
    Posted at 16:24h, 06 July

    Wow. You don't care at all, do you? You didn't practice, you didn'T write the script, you didn't read it and you can barely read the teleprompter. It would be better if Siri just read me the script. I hope they don't pay you more than 5$ and hour.

  • jmhmikey
    Posted at 15:50h, 31 October

    Wow… this was an interesting video since I didn't know why G2A was so cheap. But the shot at best buy was a bit over the line, for me. Their geek squad protection/warranty replaced my xbox one s after a power malfunction, which Microsoft said that their 1 year manufacturer warranty didn't cover because it was not in a well ventilated area (inside of an enclosed entertainment center), and I didn't have to pay for a new one either way. Sure, I paid them for the additional protection, but it would have also lasted 3 years, which is pretty cool since even Microsoft wouldn't bother with helping me after only owning it for 8 months and it was their fault.

  • PCvB
    Posted at 22:43h, 11 December

    Have you guys been smoking weed ? Because you both look hella blazed xD

  • K D
    Posted at 20:25h, 06 January

    GET GAMES FROM G2A EVEN CHEAPER – STARTING TODAY! https://www.g2a.com/r/user-5a5126530c8ea

  • buster779
    Posted at 15:38h, 14 February

    What's the game at 5:21

  • Ja Nej
    Posted at 08:28h, 11 March

    Can't stand all these ignorant comments defending g2a.

  • João Brito
    Posted at 17:51h, 14 March

    This looks like a class presentation

  • Jonathan Dina
    Posted at 21:01h, 10 April

    "Awesome just like best buy"… What?

  • Jacob Gaumond
    Posted at 06:30h, 13 May

    Well, looking at that site is sad. I see a lot of people ripping on g2a who really aren't doing anything wrong and are giving full honest answers . . .

  • Cosmic Doughnuts
    Posted at 09:48h, 26 May

    Nice neck beard my man.

  • Vasko
    Posted at 11:33h, 17 September

    So basically.
    Buy games from EA and Activision from G2A but all your Indie games through Steam 🙂
    Will do!

  • Janne Laitinen
    Posted at 10:30h, 27 October

    Mess with Reddit? That's never a good idea.

  • Glitch
    Posted at 02:22h, 24 January

    How can any of this not be able to be tracked back to the thief?