Cuphead (Steam) - £8.99 @ CDKeys (possible £8.54 with code)
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Cuphead (Steam) - £8.99 @ CDKeys (possible £8.54 with code)

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Found 6th Jan
Not everyone's cup of tea (not even sorry) but the best price I've seen so far. You can potentially get an extra 45p off the price displayed using a Facebook code (assuming you haven't spent both uses already). Just to pre-empt the question I see every time this game is posted - no this is not the Xbox Play Anywhere edition, this is just for Steam.



The blurb

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!
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I'm waiting for the Xbox play anywhere version to go cheap
Best price ive seen this. Im tempted but It seems to be dropping in price quite quickly. Considering my huge backlog of games i may just wait till its a few quid lol
deleted8642396th Jan

Support the developer, don't buy from CDKeys.


What's wrong with CDkeys? They still pay the developers? The alternative is buying from Steam who take a big cut, I think around 30%.

Pirating is not supporting developers.
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Best price ive seen this. Im tempted but It seems to be dropping in price quite quickly. Considering my huge backlog of games i may just wait till its a few quid lol
A friend of mine was explaining how insanely difficult this game is, hence why I never bought it, there's challenges and then insane challenges. Looks great though.
Of course they've reduced the price, I just bought it yesterday!

Typical.

More patience required. Roasting deal though.
What a great game - pretty tough but lots of fun to keep going.
Have some heat!
I'm waiting for the Xbox play anywhere version to go cheap
Yeah it’s hard, but no harder than video games used to be back in the day.

I often find modern games disappointingly easy.
Edited by: "ollie87" 6th Jan
Hot waiting on sub £10 on Xbox.. may never happen lol.
Edited by: "Wubalubadubdub" 6th Jan
Superb. 5% extra for Apple Pay too
I'll bite at a fiver
Want it but know I'm probably too rubbish for these critical reaction time type games. £5 is probably the maximum I will pay too.
Goty for me buy it play fall in love with it
One of the top 10 games of 2017.
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Support the developer, don't buy from CDKeys.
fishmaster2 h, 43 m ago

A friend of mine was explaining how insanely difficult this game is, hence …A friend of mine was explaining how insanely difficult this game is, hence why I never bought it, there's challenges and then insane challenges. Looks great though.


It’s not THAT difficult. It’s only difficult relative to most modern games where you expect to beat most bosses on your first go. In this game you’re expected to take multiple shots at each boss until you learn all their moves, then once you’ve got it all worked out you’ll pretty much coast through without getting hurt.
deleted8642396th Jan

Support the developer, don't buy from CDKeys.


What's wrong with CDkeys? They still pay the developers? The alternative is buying from Steam who take a big cut, I think around 30%.

Pirating is not supporting developers.
Edited by: "heman" 6th Jan
deleted8642396th Jan

Support the developer, don't buy from CDKeys.


Why would a purchase form cdkeys not support the developer? Are you saying pay full price rather than a discounted price? Hasn't the game already become hugely popular selling over a million copies at least. Far beyond their expectations. The game has set them up for life and further sales at a lower price are only going to add to that big pile of money. I don't think you have to worry about their financial situation at this point.
Difficulty is the new "rogue-like" for indie games to drag out their content.

My times too valuable for me to waste it learning and reciting button combinations.
Why the heck is this £16 on the ms store? Discounted to 14 in the last few days. Ridicolous.
bonzobanana8 m ago

Why would a purchase form cdkeys not support the developer? Are you saying …Why would a purchase form cdkeys not support the developer? Are you saying pay full price rather than a discounted price? Hasn't the game already become hugely popular selling over a million copies at least. Far beyond their expectations. The game has set them up for life and further sales at a lower price are only going to add to that big pile of money. I don't think you have to worry about their financial situation at this point.


They're grey market codes, likely bought in mass from places such as Asia. Any money the developer makes from these keys has already gone their way.
This is a Contra: Shattered Soldier type of difficulty but really recommend it.
Blaiz1 h, 28 m ago

They're grey market codes, likely bought in mass from places such as Asia. …They're grey market codes, likely bought in mass from places such as Asia. Any money the developer makes from these keys has already gone their way.


I can't see a problem with this myself. If the game is cheaper in Asia at $8 lets say and an asian company buys 5,000 such codes which they sell on to cdkeys or whoever and it means cheaper games for us I don't have a problem with it. I resent seeing a game at $5 in the US which is £10 in the UK and will try to buy and use the US version of such a game. The 'already gone their way' comment surely is the same with most items. If I buy a game in a shop it could have been sitting on the shelf for weeks with the royalty paid when first shipped. Shopkeepers take the risk unless on sale or return. I guess only where you are buying the code directly from the developer does the developer get the royalty directly from the end consumer but most products need to be promoted by different channels. A developer might make $20 for every game sold from their site but only sell 20,000 but make $5 for every game sold by a third party but sell 500,000. Whatever we really don't need to worry about this particular developer.
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heman3 h, 59 m ago

What's wrong with CDkeys? They still pay the developers? The alternative …What's wrong with CDkeys? They still pay the developers? The alternative is buying from Steam who take a big cut, I think around 30%.Pirating is not supporting developers.


CDKeys buy from Steam (and other official resellers) in cheaper markets and then resell here. That means less money for the developer than if the key was bought in its correct region. And if you don't like that Steam take a cut (which is odd; they do provide the download, purchasing, platform and infrastructure after all), you certainly shouldn't like that CDKeys will then take a cut on top of that!

Nowhere do I advocate piracy, I'm not sure why you decided to mention that?
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bonzobanana2 h, 11 m ago

I can't see a problem with this myself. If the game is cheaper in Asia at …I can't see a problem with this myself. If the game is cheaper in Asia at $8 lets say and an asian company buys 5,000 such codes which they sell on to cdkeys or whoever and it means cheaper games for us I don't have a problem with it. I resent seeing a game at $5 in the US which is £10 in the UK and will try to buy and use the US version of such a game. The 'already gone their way' comment surely is the same with most items. If I buy a game in a shop it could have been sitting on the shelf for weeks with the royalty paid when first shipped. Shopkeepers take the risk unless on sale or return. I guess only where you are buying the code directly from the developer does the developer get the royalty directly from the end consumer but most products need to be promoted by different channels. A developer might make $20 for every game sold from their site but only sell 20,000 but make $5 for every game sold by a third party but sell 500,000. Whatever we really don't need to worry about this particular developer.


Publishers set sales targets per region. They make less profit per copy sold in Asia than in Europe because they sell it for less in Asia. So, if you - a Brit - buy a copy of the game that was intended for sale in Asia, you're giving the publisher less than they should get.

That means worse numbers for the game overall, which could mean no sequel, layoffs etc.

Personally I disagree with CDKey's tactic, and choose not to use them. I'm not sure why so many angry people come out of the woodwork every time I say this.
Edited by: "deleted864239" 6th Jan
Amazing game. Yes it's hard but it rarely stops being fun. And there's an easy mode, you just miss out on the last bosses if you do the easy mode. Hot from me.
fishmaster7 h, 23 m ago

A friend of mine was explaining how insanely difficult this game is, hence …A friend of mine was explaining how insanely difficult this game is, hence why I never bought it, there's challenges and then insane challenges. Looks great though.


Difficult, but not impossible. Rewards practice and willing to learn patterns etc. Easily worth its full RRP.
Ughhh, all we get these days is I'm waiting for it to drop just a little bit more.

What is the point of filling up the comments sections with comment like this!!!
great game but im not that good lol
deleted8642396th Jan

Publishers set sales targets per region. They make less profit per copy …Publishers set sales targets per region. They make less profit per copy sold in Asia than in Europe because they sell it for less in Asia. So, if you - a Brit - buy a copy of the game that was intended for sale in Asia, you're giving the publisher less than they should get.That means worse numbers for the game overall, which could mean no sequel, layoffs etc.Personally I disagree with CDKey's tactic, and choose not to use them. I'm not sure why so many angry people come out of the woodwork every time I say this.


For a start this is a deals website completely focused on buying products at lower cost than normal and any product we buy at a reduced price I guess could be a partial cause of that business going out of business but at the end of the day its for a retailer to set their prices and for us to buy what we want from whom we want.

Lets not forget the UK has a huge trading deficit and very high levels of debt. Many essential services are reducing in quality due to cutbacks caused by our spending habits. Obviously the issue is more about large purchases like cars than minor small purchases like this but it all adds to the problem. Spending less on imported goods rather than more is at least a step in the right direction. Many people don't have the luxury of choosing to help the developers they have regular bills to pay, food to buy and a limited budget for less important purchases like this.
deleted8642396th Jan

CDKeys buy from Steam (and other official resellers) in cheaper markets …CDKeys buy from Steam (and other official resellers) in cheaper markets and then resell here. That means less money for the developer than if the key was bought in its correct region. And if you don't like that Steam take a cut (which is odd; they do provide the download, purchasing, platform and infrastructure after all), you certainly shouldn't like that CDKeys will then take a cut on top of that!Nowhere do I advocate piracy, I'm not sure why you decided to mention that?


Hi, I never said I don't like Steam taking a cut, only that they do. In terms of re-sellers buying things cheaper elsewhere and reselling here, doesn't that happen with most products you can buy? Buyers are free to buy from where ever they want. It is a free market after all. The developers still get paid, otherwise why would they accept the lower prices in the cheaper markets?

Finally no one suggested you advocate piracy, I was merely stating fact. "Pirating is not supporting developers". I'm sure you agree on this?
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heman1 h, 13 m ago

Hi, I never said I don't like Steam taking a cut, only that they do. In …Hi, I never said I don't like Steam taking a cut, only that they do. In terms of re-sellers buying things cheaper elsewhere and reselling here, doesn't that happen with most products you can buy? Buyers are free to buy from where ever they want. It is a free market after all. The developers still get paid, otherwise why would they accept the lower prices in the cheaper markets?Finally no one suggested you advocate piracy, I was merely stating fact. "Pirating is not supporting developers". I'm sure you agree on this?


You are free to buy from whoever you want. There's a guy selling Blu Ray players out the back of a van in Doncaster; would you like me to put you in touch with him? Also, given my entire point was that I don't do business with less-reputable vendors, surely it's pretty easy to figure out that I don't pirate. I'm still really not getting your point here. You can't just finish your comments with completely irrelevant facts, using them to insinuate that the other person does it.

Killing kittens is not a good hobby.
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bonzobanana1 h, 40 m ago

For a start this is a deals website completely focused on buying products …For a start this is a deals website completely focused on buying products at lower cost than normal and any product we buy at a reduced price I guess could be a partial cause of that business going out of business but at the end of the day its for a retailer to set their prices and for us to buy what we want from whom we want. Lets not forget the UK has a huge trading deficit and very high levels of debt. Many essential services are reducing in quality due to cutbacks caused by our spending habits. Obviously the issue is more about large purchases like cars than minor small purchases like this but it all adds to the problem. Spending less on imported goods rather than more is at least a step in the right direction. Many people don't have the luxury of choosing to help the developers they have regular bills to pay, food to buy and a limited budget for less important purchases like this.


Wow, bizarre. Going on a tangent about the trade deficit! Good stuff! Again, why do people get so damn defensive when I state that I personally choose not to use CDKeys. Are you paid by them?
It is fantastic but it's just boss fights. Makes me tear my hair out.
bloody game my 9 yr old plays it he cant sit still and play it has to jump u would think hes done a work out
deleted8642396th Jan

Wow, bizarre. Going on a tangent about the trade deficit! Good stuff! …Wow, bizarre. Going on a tangent about the trade deficit! Good stuff! Again, why do people get so damn defensive when I state that I personally choose not to use CDKeys. Are you paid by them?


I guess my point is there are bigger issues to worry about that some programmers in Canada getting more royalties for their games when all around us in our communities there are increasing numbers of people in deep poverty, unable to get the required medical care or are at increased risk of crime. Some would see your priorities as bizarre.
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bonzobanana46 m ago

I guess my point is there are bigger issues to worry about that some …I guess my point is there are bigger issues to worry about that some programmers in Canada getting more royalties for their games when all around us in our communities there are increasing numbers of people in deep poverty, unable to get the required medical care or are at increased risk of crime. Some would see your priorities as bizarre.


Wow you just keep doubling down. This is a discussion about a games retailer. I choose to spend the extra few £'s to buy from reputable retailers. I'm not sure that has anything to do with deep poverty!

How about I track you on this website, and every time you comment I reply "that's irrelevant, the earth will die in 2 billion years"?
deleted8642396th Jan

Also, given my entire point was that I don't do business with …Also, given my entire point was that I don't do business with less-reputable vendors, surely it's pretty easy to figure out that I don't pirate. I'm still really not getting your point here. You can't just finish your comments with completely irrelevant facts, using them to insinuate that the other person does it.


Wow, is this still going on? Anyhow, since you're struggling to point I'll try to make it clearer. I was suggesting that just because CDkeys sells it for cheaper, the developers still get a cut of the profits. It may be less than what they earn from Steam sales, but its a free market (I'm referring to the legal market now). If you or anyone else wants to pay full price then that's up to you. However, if you have ever bought a game whilst on sale (including steam sale), or when it was reduced in price that you are by definition a hypocrite. I would now assume you pay full RRP price for every game, and presumably purchase to 'support the developer'? It would be hypocritical if you added heat, or made a positive comment on any game deal that was less than RRP. If that is the case, when why would you even use a site like hotukdeals whose purpose is to find cheap deals?

Edit - look what I found a games deal posted by no other than yourself :
hotukdeals.com/dea…247

Where those developers not worthy of support?


Onto piracy. I'll repeat it again in case it wasn't clear from my response to you, I never suggested you do pirate. The link between my statement about piracy and your statement about not supporting developers was to give an example of what not supporting the developer is. That is how it is relevant. From your comments I have inferred that you have taken this to be directed at you personally, it is not aimed at you at all. Hope that is clear?

deleted8642396th Jan

You are free to buy from whoever you want. There's a guy selling Blu Ray …You are free to buy from whoever you want. There's a guy selling Blu Ray players out the back of a van in Doncaster; would you like me to put you in touch with him?


deleted8642396th Jan

You are free to buy from whoever you want. There's a guy selling Blu Ray …You are free to buy from whoever you want. There's a guy selling Blu Ray players out the back of a van in Doncaster; would you like me to put you in touch with him? Also, given my entire point was that I don't do business with less-reputable vendors


For someone who says that you 'don't do business with less-reputable vendors' its strange that you know someone who sells Blu-ray players out of a van, I assume illegally? Furthermore, why would you offer to put him into contact with a stranger on the internet who has not mentioned anything about blu-ray players?
Is there something in it for you, could you be a business partner of this guy?


deleted8642396th Jan

Killing kittens is not a good hobby.


Sure thing.
Edited by: "heman" 7th Jan
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heman1 h, 19 m ago

Wow, is this still going on? Anyhow, since you're struggling to point I'll …Wow, is this still going on? Anyhow, since you're struggling to point I'll try to make it clearer. I was suggesting that just because CDkeys sells it for cheaper, the developers still get a cut of the profits. It may be less than what they earn from Steam sales, but its a free market (I'm referring to the legal market now). If you or anyone else wants to pay full price then that's up to you. However, if you have ever bought a game whilst on sale (including steam sale), or when it was reduced in price that you are by definition a hypocrite. I would now assume you pay full RRP price for every game, and presumably purchase to 'support the developer'? It would be hypocritical if you added heat, or made a positive comment on any game deal that was less than RRP. If that is the case, when why would you even use a site like hotukdeals whose purpose is to find cheap deals? Edit - look what I found a games deal posted by no other than yourself :https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gogcom-strategy-sale-119-389-2276247Where those developers not worthy of support? Onto piracy. I'll repeat it again in case it wasn't clear from my response to you, I never suggested you do pirate. The link between my statement about piracy and your statement about not supporting developers was to give an example of what not supporting the developer is. That is how it is relevant. From your comments I have inferred that you have taken this to be directed at you personally, it is not aimed at you at all. Hope that is clear?For someone who says that you 'don't do business with less-reputable vendors' its strange that you know someone who sells Blu-ray players out of a van, I assume illegally? Furthermore, why would you offer to put him into contact with a stranger on the internet who has not mentioned anything about blu-ray players? Is there something in it for you, could you be a business partner of this guy?Sure thing.


Wow you're really obsessed. Replying 15 hours later with an essay. I've got better things to do.
deleted8642397th Jan

Wow you're really obsessed. Replying 15 hours later with an essay. I've …Wow you're really obsessed. Replying 15 hours later with an essay. I've got better things to do.




That would not pass for an essay where I was educated. Good for you if you've got better things to do. Would that have something to do with selling stuff out of a van?
Edited by: "heman" 7th Jan
£10.99 now @Battenberg 😞
parasitemol3 m ago

£10.99 now @Battenberg 😞


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