Owlboy Steam Key £3.37 @ Kinguin
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Owlboy Steam Key £3.37 @ Kinguin

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Found 31st JanEdited by:"Muig1972"
Just spotted that Owlboy is available from a few sellers very cheaply on Kinguin. I got it from "Keysforgamers" for £2.97 + £0.40 Paypal fee. At the time of posting, 3 sellers have it for under £3, then it goes up to £4.03. (Historical lowest price on Steam is £11.39)
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Superb game, but I couldn't ever encourage anyone to buy via Kinguin, G2A or similar.
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Great price, I've heard and read good things about the gameplay
Superb game, but I couldn't ever encourage anyone to buy via Kinguin, G2A or similar.
Going cheap as it's a game from this months humble monthly. I'd recommend people consider spending the extra £6 for the bundle instead, which includes Civilization VI and other unannounced games.
Bad ideas for purchasing things online - buying from a store that sells so many stolen products that said store actually offers insurance for the eventuality, that they charge you extra for, you know like how all the reputable retailers don't - the same with charging for using paypal, any business I have seen doing that I've later had massive problem with either stolen keys or phishing attempts for identity fraud or just getting completely not as described products than what I paid for.
Felicitous10 m ago

Bad ideas for purchasing things online - buying from a store that sells so …Bad ideas for purchasing things online - buying from a store that sells so many stolen products that said store actually offers insurance for the eventuality, that they charge you extra for, you know like how all the reputable retailers don't - the same with charging for using paypal, any business I have seen doing that I've later had massive problem with either stolen keys or phishing attempts for identity fraud or just getting completely not as described products than what I paid for.


No bargain-price Owlboy for you then!

I've never had a problem with Kinguin, but if I did, I'm confident I'd get a refund thanks to Paypal's buyer protection.
Muig19729 m ago

No bargain-price Owlboy for you then!I've never had a problem with …No bargain-price Owlboy for you then!I've never had a problem with Kinguin, but if I did, I'm confident I'd get a refund thanks to Paypal's buyer protection.


It's not about the fulfilment of your individual purchase; instead, the issue here is supporting game developers rather than a platform that facilitates piracy/theft.

...and as above, if you want an inexpensive copy of Owlboy, February's Humble Monthly is the way to go.
Muig197210 m ago

No bargain-price Owlboy for you then!I've never had a problem with …No bargain-price Owlboy for you then!I've never had a problem with Kinguin, but if I did, I'm confident I'd get a refund thanks to Paypal's buyer protection.



I'm not so sure, Kinguin have an awful reputation
Illusionary12 m ago

It's not about the fulfilment of your individual purchase; instead, the …It's not about the fulfilment of your individual purchase; instead, the issue here is supporting game developers rather than a platform that facilitates piracy/theft....and as above, if you want an inexpensive copy of Owlboy, February's Humble Monthly is the way to go.


How does Kinguin facilitate piracy? They sell Steam keys: I don't see how those can be "pirated".

As for the accusation of theft: it's possible that keys could be bought from a wholesaler using a stolen credit card and sold via Kinguin or G2A, but any evidence that this is rife is scant to say the least. I don't believe that the businesses could survive if customers were constantly being defrauded.

Most likely the bulk of Kinguin/G2A's business comes from people selling on keys they got from bundles. Whether or not that is a legitimate thing to do is where the real argument lies, I think.
Muig197231st Jan

How does Kinguin facilitate piracy? They sell Steam keys: I don't see how …How does Kinguin facilitate piracy? They sell Steam keys: I don't see how those can be "pirated".As for the accusation of theft: it's possible that keys could be bought from a wholesaler using a stolen credit card and sold via Kinguin or G2A, but any evidence that this is rife is scant to say the least. I don't believe that the businesses could survive if customers were constantly being defrauded.Most likely the bulk of Kinguin/G2A's business comes from people selling on keys they got from bundles. Whether or not that is a legitimate thing to do is where the real argument lies, I think.


kotaku.com/how…708
Illusionary3 m ago

https://kotaku.com/how-the-controversial-steam-key-marketplace-g2a-got-so-1784669708


That's an article about G2A- I've never used them.
Muig19721 m ago

That's an article about G2A- I've never used them.


It is, but the same principles apply to Kinguin as to G2A - it's just that G2A are typically slightly higher-profile.
I’d rather pay full price and support developers than spend a pence in a grey market.
zak_natore9 m ago

I’d rather pay full price and support developers than spend a pence in a g …I’d rather pay full price and support developers than spend a pence in a grey market.


So does that mean you never buy a bundle, where games are included for pennies then? You always buy at full price?
Muig19724 m ago

So does that mean you never buy a bundle, where games are included for …So does that mean you never buy a bundle, where games are included for pennies then? You always buy at full price?


Considering the most common/highest profile bundle sellers... Humble Bundle, Indie Gala and Fanatical are authorised Steam resellers, not a grey market.
Illusionary8 m ago

Considering the most common/highest profile bundle sellers... Humble …Considering the most common/highest profile bundle sellers... Humble Bundle, Indie Gala and Fanatical are authorised Steam resellers, not a grey market.


My point is, if you opt to buy a game as part of a bundle, you are depriving the devs of a considerable amount of profit compared with buying the game on its own.


...and I don't believe that most "grey market" keys are stolen- they probably came from bundles or from overseas markets. In this case, the devs still got paid from the original purchase.
(It's seriously past my bedtime now, so I'd better leave it there- goodnight!)
Muig197210 m ago

My point is, if you opt to buy a game as part of a bundle, you are …My point is, if you opt to buy a game as part of a bundle, you are depriving the devs of a considerable amount of profit compared with buying the game on its own....and I don't believe that most "grey market" keys are stolen- they probably came from bundles or from overseas markets. In this case, the devs still got paid from the original purchase.


Developers choose to offer games to bundle sellers when they consider it appropriate to do so - it's a business decision that they can enter into in a considered manner, typically after the potential full-price sales have been exhausted. This contrasts massively with the situation where stolen keys are encountered, which can give rise to a direct financial hit arising due to credit card chargebacks and similar.

Even regardless of the above, 'whataboutism' isn't any defence here.

Muig19726 m ago

(It's seriously past my bedtime now, so I'd better leave it there- …(It's seriously past my bedtime now, so I'd better leave it there- goodnight!)


Goodnight
Edited by: "Illusionary" 1st Feb
Muig197227 m ago

So does that mean you never buy a bundle, where games are included for …So does that mean you never buy a bundle, where games are included for pennies then? You always buy at full price?



With Humble Bundles you know the moneyis going to the devs/charity/Humble (which you can decide the split of) under terms that have been set by the publishers/developers themselves. So if they've got a few games in the pay what you want tier, they're accepting that they will get less than a quid from them. In fact, they're even accepting that they might not see a penny if someone decide to decides to split their payment only to Humble and/or Charity.
How do you know the seller won't try to claim the money back from Paypal later down the line, thus forcing Humble to revoke your key?

They obviously come from the Humble Monthly bundles, just buy the bundle for £9 and get Civ 6 with it + other games. At least that way you're not going to be supplying grey market sites with money.

Never trust any of the grey market sites.
This is out on Switch Feb 13th I think, will happily buy there day one even if its a lot more expensive as its a great game + took the dev the best part of a decade to make. Hopefully lots of people pick it up along with other indie gems like Celeste and Night In The Woods
Moonky5 h, 37 m ago

How do you know the seller won't try to claim the money back from Paypal …How do you know the seller won't try to claim the money back from Paypal later down the line, thus forcing Humble to revoke your key?They obviously come from the Humble Monthly bundles, just buy the bundle for £9 and get Civ 6 with it + other games. At least that way you're not going to be supplying grey market sites with money.Never trust any of the grey market sites.


On Kinguin you can ensure that you only buy from a seller with a good selling history and feedback.
Also in the Humble Monthly this month if you’re interested in the other games
ire73 h, 7 m ago

Also in the Humble Monthly this month if you’re interested in the other g …Also in the Humble Monthly this month if you’re interested in the other games


Not anymore new monthly bundle is out with darksouls 3 as the early access game
I bet this game with turn up in instant gaming anytime soon
It's down as low as £1.75 now (excluding payment fee). Mad prices.
Happy to admit that I'm scum and purchase from G2A because I'm a tight, selfish bugger. This is on there for 2 quid. Cheers OP
LagunaLoire1 h, 35 m ago

Happy to admit that I'm scum and purchase from G2A because I'm a tight, …Happy to admit that I'm scum and purchase from G2A because I'm a tight, selfish bugger. This is on there for 2 quid. Cheers OP


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