269°
EXPIRED
Sniper Elite 3 (PC) - Steam Key - £16.99 @ GameKeysNow
Sniper Elite 3 (PC) - Steam Key - £16.99 @  GameKeysNow

Sniper Elite 3 (PC) - Steam Key - £16.99 @ GameKeysNow

Buy forBuy forBuy for£16.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Just bought this, not the cheapest ever(£14 before release), but the cheapest you can get now :).

Worth a punt?

EDIT: They ask for your phone number to verify the purchase, took about 2 mins, used paypal and it's downloading right now 16GB.

31 Comments

shhhhhhh, dont tell Rebellion, otherwise they may report more 'stolen' keys

powerbrick

shhhhhhh, dont tell Rebellion, otherwise they may report more 'stolen' … shhhhhhh, dont tell Rebellion, otherwise they may report more 'stolen' keys





I followed that story when it broke a few days ago and I more than 'get' your cynicism re: Rebellion.

Have they yet bothered to specify precisely how the supposed 7050 game keys were allegedly stolen?

Editor

KirstyB87

:DI followed that story when it broke a few days ago and I more than … :DI followed that story when it broke a few days ago and I more than 'get' your cynicism re: Rebellion.Have they yet bothered to specify precisely how the supposed 7050 game keys were allegedly stolen?



I have not heard of this, But find it massively coincidental that CDKeys have removed listings for this game?

BuzzDuraband

I have not heard of this, But find it massively coincidental that CDKeys … I have not heard of this, But find it massively coincidental that CDKeys have removed listings for this game?



Here's a good place to hear the gist of it: youtube.com/wat…qJY

Editor

Rebellion is offering the "Target Hitler" DLC for free to those affected



http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/laughter.gif

KirstyB87

:DI followed that story when it broke a few days ago and I more than … :DI followed that story when it broke a few days ago and I more than 'get' your cynicism re: Rebellion.Have they yet bothered to specify precisely how the supposed 7050 game keys were allegedly stolen?



How would one go about stealing a row of number and letters? oO

The more I see of the gaming industry the more I realise perhaps the people who always say piracy is the best policy are correct. I mean look how they never have to worry about getting banned. They get to play games without drm's or glitches and most certainly do not need to put up with paying out for dlc and putting up with garbage such as this.

I am sorry if the keys were stolen then it's YOUR fault. Why should the end user be punished for it. Just for this I am not going to buy this game. Enough is enough.

Banned

BuzzDuraband

I have not heard of this, But find it massively coincidental that CDKeys … I have not heard of this, But find it massively coincidental that CDKeys have removed listings for this game?



SimplyCDKeys had some revoked aswell as Dark Souls 2 keys. CDKeys just had Sniper Elite 3 i think

hotukdeals.com/mis…434

From CDKeys facebook page:

We are aware of an issue affecting some orders of Sniper Elite 3 PC.

We are still in the process of investigating with our supplier and Steam as to how this has happened. We would like to stress that the codes were purchased from a legitimate source and that early signs indicate regional restrictions may have caused an issue.

We have temporarily halted sales for this game and request all customers facing the issue to email us with your order number and/or email address on the link below for a full refund and a £5 off voucher (which will be issued within 24 hours).

We're very sorry for the inconvenience this issue has no doubt caused and will ensure this will not happen again in the future.

facebook.com/cdk…007


Edited by: "jaystan" 8th Jul 2014

Banned

MadonnaProject

The more I see of the gaming industry the more I realise perhaps the … The more I see of the gaming industry the more I realise perhaps the people who always say piracy is the best policy are correct. I mean look how they never have to worry about getting banned. They get to play games without drm's or glitches and most certainly do not need to put up with paying out for dlc and putting up with garbage such as this.I am sorry if the keys were stolen then it's YOUR fault. Why should the end user be punished for it. Just for this I am not going to buy this game. Enough is enough.



Remember these are grey key sellers. I wouldn't feel too sorry for them. It is their own fault for how they go about sourcing keys. Rumours were GMG had some but very few complaints on that and could just be the grey key sellers trying to make themselves sound more legit.

Edited by: "jaystan" 8th Jul 2014

Great price, have some heat This is getting some positive reviews too, looks a fun game.

oUkTuRkEyIII

How would one go about stealing a row of number and letters? oO



Given that a number of the key sellers purchase boxed games in regions of the world where games are priced far more cheaply and then supply the associated game keys taken from inside said boxes (sometimes a photograph of the game key on the instruction manual) to customers buying them on the 'net then perhaps Rebellion are inferring that a large quantity of boxed retail games were stolen, e.g. from a warehouse, and the keys then sold on to the key sellers.

Without Rebellion giving details it naturally raises suspicions, rightly or wrongly, that they've not been entirely truthful.
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 8th Jul 2014

Shows as £19.99

found it for £15.99....sorry COLD

KirstyB87

Here's a good place to hear the gist of it: … Here's a good place to hear the gist of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08b3XzFGqJY



Not sure about totalbiscuits assessment about reclaiming stolen goods. I mean he's right that you have no rights to have goods refunded by the original property owner if the goods you bought were stolen...but the original property owner would either have to show proof of ownership and request the goods back, refer it to the police who would require proof of ownership or go through a court who would assess evidence of ownership.

There is something distinctly 'off' when it comes to licensed products where a publisher can simply reclaim goods with absolutely no proof that the goods are in some way illegitimate. It leaves an awful lot of scope for price fixing, anti-competition and fraud.

flipper79

Not sure about totalbiscuits assessment about reclaiming stolen goods. I … Not sure about totalbiscuits assessment about reclaiming stolen goods. I mean he's right that you have no rights to have goods refunded by the original property owner if the goods you bought were stolen...but the original property owner would either have to show proof of ownership and request the goods back, refer it to the police who would require proof of ownership or go through a court who would assess evidence of ownership.There is something distinctly 'off' when it comes to licensed products where a publisher can simply reclaim goods with absolutely no proof that the goods are in some way illegitimate. It leaves an awful lot of scope for price fixing, anti-competition and fraud.



The point/s you've highlighted in your second paragraph are the crux of why this incident is potentially so disturbing to so many people. One would like to think Valve required some form of definitive proof presented to them by Rebellion in this instance before the associated Steam keys were revoked. I'm not aware of such a thing ever having been mentioned though - perhaps it has but I'm simply not aware of it.

If, and it is an if until proven otherwise, Rebellion have acted wrongly and have essentially lied in the attempt to misguidedly protect their profit margins then I suspect many gamers will fear that if they're seen to 'get away with it' then it's a near certainty that the likes of EA, Activision and Ubisoft will soon seek to employ the same kind of tactics.

Worrying times or a mountain out of a molehill... it's hard to say at this point.

In fairness to Totalbiscuit he's dealing with a very serious personal health problem right now so I'm happy to overlook any potential unintended misrepresentation of legal matters he may have made. Generally speaking I find him a breath of fresh air and a very welcome change from the usual imbecilic 'Youtube personalities'!
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 8th Jul 2014

good price but the games not that good

flipper79

Not sure about totalbiscuits assessment about reclaiming stolen goods. I … Not sure about totalbiscuits assessment about reclaiming stolen goods. I mean he's right that you have no rights to have goods refunded by the original property owner if the goods you bought were stolen...but the original property owner would either have to show proof of ownership and request the goods back, refer it to the police who would require proof of ownership or go through a court who would assess evidence of ownership.There is something distinctly 'off' when it comes to licensed products where a publisher can simply reclaim goods with absolutely no proof that the goods are in some way illegitimate. It leaves an awful lot of scope for price fixing, anti-competition and fraud.



Digital rights, and usage rights is such a grey area it is astounding, especially the amount of "control" these american companies have over what is purchased by the user. It is utterly shocking to someone who actually bothers to do their homework on the matter. It leaves the end user with no rights whatsoever often impeding on the statutory.

Also that totalbiscuit guy's opinion should be seen nothing more than that of an ignorant Brit who bases his "opinion" on what he thinks other's ought to do. He would be singing an entirely different tune if it were him who lost his pennies buying this game.

I wholeheartedly agree with the person above but just because somoene is not pewdiepie (ugh) doesn't mean he's not equally as imbecillic. Afterall, from what I know of this guy wasn't he the one who started "shying away" from his youtube public as they got too much for him and wanted to be left alone in peace to make his videos? It smacks of ingratitude when these nerds start to play the woe-is-me-I'm-a-celeb card. Afterall, if you wanted to make videos and not get comments then make them on your laptop and keep them there. Problem fixed. Or just develop thicker skin, you are afterall an adult????? who chose to do this.

Edited by: "MadonnaProject" 8th Jul 2014

Banned

MadonnaProject

Digital rights, and usage rights is such a grey area it is astounding, … Digital rights, and usage rights is such a grey area it is astounding, especially the amount of "control" these american companies have over what is purchased by the user. It is utterly shocking to someone who actually bothers to do their homework on the matter. It leaves the end user with no rights whatsoever often impeding on the statutory.Also that totalbiscuit guy's opinion should be seen nothing more than that of an ignorant Brit who bases his "opinion" on what he thinks other's ought to do. He would be singing an entirely different tune if it were him who lost his pennies buying this game.



Maybe but buying from grey key sellers is entirely at the customers risk.

jaystan

Maybe but buying from grey key sellers is entirely at the customers risk.



Preordering to get bonus DLC is a risk, otherwise there's no more risk then buying from any other online retailer. The ones taking the risk are the key sellers since they're the ones that would have to (and have in this case) refund the customer and potentially not be able to recuperate what they paid to their distributor...which is why I suspect they're actually a lot more careful than people are insinuating in how they source their keys and which of their distributors they trust.

Recent history tends to suggest it's far more risky for the consumer to buy physical products from reputable retailers who have a bricks and mortar arm to their business.

Banned

jaystan

Remember these are grey key sellers. I wouldn't feel too sorry for them. … Remember these are grey key sellers. I wouldn't feel too sorry for them. It is their own fault for how they go about sourcing keys. Rumours were GMG had some but very few complaints on that and could just be the grey key sellers trying to make themselves sound more legit.



There were confirmed reports of Game & Amazon having them revoked as well

I dont think thats entirly fair on key resellers. Some of them are very dodgy but then others are legit. The fact that most of them buy a physical copy cheap, scan and bin the package, sell for less than 50% off RRP and still turn a profit is scandalous frankly. Shows how much we are getting ripped off on digital releases

Banned

Rorschach1

There were confirmed reports of Game & Amazon having them revoked as … There were confirmed reports of Game & Amazon having them revoked as wellI dont think thats entirly fair on key resellers. Some of them are very dodgy but then others are legit. The fact that most of them buy a physical copy cheap, scan and bin the package, sell for less than 50% off RRP and still turn a profit is scandalous frankly. Shows how much we are getting ripped off on digital releases



None are "legit". It is a grey area. It is regional pricing and nothing new. Now because of technology these online stores can get round this and sell you to you direct online getting round any rules brick and mortar stores have to adhere to. Game & Amazon having them revoked seems entirely unlikely and like i said would point more towards grey key sellers making themselves sound more legit. They do not source keys in the same way and these keys were in one batch.

Banned

flipper79

Preordering to get bonus DLC is a risk, otherwise there's no more risk … Preordering to get bonus DLC is a risk, otherwise there's no more risk then buying from any other online retailer. The ones taking the risk are the key sellers since they're the ones that would have to (and have in this case) refund the customer and potentially not be able to recuperate what they paid to their distributor...which is why I suspect they're actually a lot more careful than people are insinuating in how they source their keys and which of their distributors they trust.Recent history tends to suggest it's far more risky for the consumer to buy physical products from reputable retailers who have a bricks and mortar arm to their business.



I meant the customer risks having the game revoked and can not complain. The cost of this can be put on the grey key sellers though in refunds etc and why they have caused such an issue over it. Dark Souls 2 and Modern Warfare 2 just 2 other games that come to mind revoked through grey key sellers.

Of course it is all a low risk if anything happens but the fact is you are taking a risk buying from them. Companies are only going to allow these kind of practices to eat away at their profits for so long. With the popularity of the sites growing it can only be a matter of time.

Why are you saying far more risky from legitimate sources ?

kotaku.com/540…eys
Edited by: "jaystan" 9th Jul 2014

Banned

jaystan

None are "legit". It is a grey area. It is regional pricing and nothing … None are "legit". It is a grey area. It is regional pricing and nothing new. Now because of technology these online stores can get round this and sell you to you direct online getting round any rules brick and mortar stores have to adhere to. Game & Amazon having them revoked seems entirely unlikely and like i said would point more towards grey key sellers making themselves sound more legit. They do not source keys in the same way and these keys were in one batch.



You only have to look at the Steam forums to see users there saying they've had theirs revoked from Game, Amazon and GMG. CJS had a very good blog post about it but got ripped by many using this same arguement...despite them not having any revoked!

Banned

Rorschach1

You only have to look at the Steam forums to see users there saying … You only have to look at the Steam forums to see users there saying they've had theirs revoked from Game, Amazon and GMG. CJS had a very good blog post about it but got ripped by many using this same arguement...despite them not having any revoked!



I read the CJS argument and was a grey key seller worried about the taint this was causing to reputations of such sellers. Like I said above it would be nothing new for key sellers to be using tactics to sound more legit. Amazon and Game source keys from different avenues (legit) and would not have a run from 7000 in this batch. Also it seems only grey key sellers removing the game from their store or releasing statements. That tells you something.
Edited by: "jaystan" 9th Jul 2014

coming up as 19.99

Banned

jaystan

I read the CJS argument and was a grey key seller worried about the taint … I read the CJS argument and was a grey key seller worried about the taint this was causing to reputations of such sellers. Like I said above it would be nothing new for key sellers to be using tactics to sound more legit. Amazon and Game source keys from different avenues (legit) and would not have a run from 7000 in this batch. Also it seems only grey key sellers removing the game from their store or releasing statements. That tells you something.



It doesnt tell me anything frankly. Currently all we have is Rebellion claiming a load of codes have been stolen...but no actual details. Whereas the game key sellers are calling them out on it, providing information, facts and opinions. They are being rather up front about it all. Says to me only Rebellion have something to hide.

Again your stating Game & Amazon havent had any keys revoked. Can you back that up? All we have at the moment is what people are claiming and numerous people have claimed on forums (inc steam forums) that they had keys from these reputable stores and they have been revoked so I dont understand as to why you still say they havent?

Banned

Rorschach1

It doesnt tell me anything frankly. Currently all we have is Rebellion … It doesnt tell me anything frankly. Currently all we have is Rebellion claiming a load of codes have been stolen...but no actual details. Whereas the game key sellers are calling them out on it, providing information, facts and opinions. They are being rather up front about it all. Says to me only Rebellion have something to hide.Again your stating Game & Amazon havent had any keys revoked. Can you back that up? All we have at the moment is what people are claiming and numerous people have claimed on forums (inc steam forums) that they had keys from these reputable stores and they have been revoked so I dont understand as to why you still say they havent?



Remember these are grey key sellers. I would not say they are providing facts. Take anything said with a pinch of salt. It is not a case of being upfront it is a case of saving face and customers. Grey key sellers have keys revoked is not the best advertising they could have.

I say they havent because they do not source keys the same way. A batch of 7000 were revoked. It would not be the first time tactics had been used by grey key sellers. G2A and other companies also found selling humble keys. Many reasons. On top of all this grey key sellers removing the game, issuing statements and refunds. If either Amazon or Game had to you could be sure the news sites would know and statements would have to be made about refunds and the game taken from sale until the keys were sorted out. No such thing happened to those companies.


Edited by: "jaystan" 9th Jul 2014

G2A actually warn you that you could get banned for buying gift keys, shows there is truth in it, I got some cheap games in the summer sale by trading TF2 keys for gifts, Im pretty new to steam and didn't know about all this then.

freeman76

G2A actually warn you that you could get banned for buying gift keys, … G2A actually warn you that you could get banned for buying gift keys, shows there is truth in it, I got some cheap games in the summer sale by trading TF2 keys for gifts, Im pretty new to steam and didn't know about all this then.

yes im new to steam too....they have some pretty messed up rules.....if I receive a gift? I can get banned? WTF?

19.99 now
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text