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Gambini28/10/2019 17:17

Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.


Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer x

The vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough

Edited by: "Black_Hole" 28th Oct
Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.
bigbadwolves28/10/2019 18:16

Cd keys is dodgy af. No thanks.


Been using them for years, no issue with keys whatsoever
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer who allows people sell stolen keys xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


Very true, and I agree with you. But, to play devils advocate, this is a deal site so “saving a few pounds” is kind of the point Also, this is a larger discussion about Steam and there unwillingness to budge on their commission for sale items which result in higher “sale” prices set by devs.
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Think they may be having some problems as nothing is loading
thewrecker747728/10/2019 17:16

Think they may be having some problems as nothing is loading


Most probably systems are overloaded at the moment.
Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.
Gambini28/10/2019 17:17

Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.


Agreed - nothing in this sale at a compelling price.
Gambini28/10/2019 17:17

Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.


Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer x

The vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough

Edited by: "Black_Hole" 28th Oct
Resident Evil 2 is cheaper at Gamersgate for the next week - £16.87
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer who allows people sell stolen keys xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


You mean, or support steam
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer who allows people sell stolen keys xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


Very true, and I agree with you. But, to play devils advocate, this is a deal site so “saving a few pounds” is kind of the point Also, this is a larger discussion about Steam and there unwillingness to budge on their commission for sale items which result in higher “sale” prices set by devs.
SOMA will be free on the epic games store ( Link ) on the 31st of October.
Edited by: "Lappybro" 28th Oct
Gambini28/10/2019 17:34

Very true, and I agree with you. But, to play devils advocate, this is a …Very true, and I agree with you. But, to play devils advocate, this is a deal site so “saving a few pounds” is kind of the point Also, this is a larger discussion about Steam and there unwillingness to budge on their commission for sale items which result in higher “sale” prices set by devs.


Doom Cdkeys 3.49
Doom Steam 7.49
I know which one I would go for
Daytrader28/10/2019 17:31

You mean, or support steam


We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... yeah.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:38

We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... … We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... yeah.


Surely decent key management is the solution?

If the keys are stolen. They should be deactivated.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer who allows people sell stolen keys


G2A may sell stolen keys but cd-keys don't. They sell codes from cheaper regions.
simonbrown28/10/2019 17:45

G2A may sell stolen keys but cd-keys don't. They sell codes from cheaper …G2A may sell stolen keys but cd-keys don't. They sell codes from cheaper regions.


Quite right. Comment amended x
Gambini28/10/2019 17:17

Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.



Don't forget the easy refund on Steam. So, you can buy it on Steam and try the game for 2 hours and either keep it or refund.
Or be like me and buy on Steam to test and refund and, if so desired, rebuy on a cheaper site!
ByCrom28/10/2019 17:55

Don't forget the easy refund on Steam. So, you can buy it on Steam and try …Don't forget the easy refund on Steam. So, you can buy it on Steam and try the game for 2 hours and either keep it or refund. Or be like me and buy on Steam to test and refund and, if so desired, rebuy on a cheaper site!


Let’s be honest, the vast majority of us buy games and then never play them
Gambini28/10/2019 17:57

Let’s be honest, the vast majority of us buy games and then never play t …Let’s be honest, the vast majority of us buy games and then never play them



By Crom - it is true! I know many like you. xD
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


Check "Is There Any Deal" as they list all the legit key sellers.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


Unfortunately not everybody has the financial luxury of choosing the dearer option.
I've got nothing showing up on my steam is it late?
Gambini28/10/2019 17:17

Most titles cheaper on cdkeys... check before you buy.


Cd keys is dodgy af. No thanks.
bigbadwolves28/10/2019 18:16

Cd keys is dodgy af. No thanks.


Been using them for years, no issue with keys whatsoever
Great thanks
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:38

We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... …We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... yeah.


Surely who ever sold the codes to cd keys should have bought them from the publisher?
Steam sales these days are crap compared
to what hey used to be.
bigbadwolves28/10/2019 18:16

Cd keys is dodgy af. No thanks.


Used them loads over the years not once have I had issues same with friends
mackychan28/10/2019 18:11

Unfortunately not everybody has the financial luxury of choosing the …Unfortunately not everybody has the financial luxury of choosing the dearer option.


I mean games themselves are little luxuries.j
It feels like people here love to pick and choose their moral battles when it comes to game keys.

You now see CDkeys as bad? I guess you're going to cold vote all the other grey-market site deals too then, or at least educate people there too. If you want to say a site is 'bad', try to give more of a reason to help people, including myself, to make the best moral and financial judgement they can.

I don't know much about the grey market with keys, but I thought CDkeys was one of the more "reputable" and certainly never put it up there with G2A/Kinguin/Gamivo. I guess I learned something new today.
Also never had a single issue with CDKeys
in case anyone's wondering what's on sale
steamdb.info/sales/
cos the steam site is utter **********
Back in the day I would buy a chunk of games in the Steam sale and look forward to the daily discount.
Then cd-keys came along.
Then Epic Store free games came along.

Finally xbox Game Pass came along for the same a year I used to spend in steam - except Ive played Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds on release day and not had to wait months for a Steam Sale or price drop to play them.

Times change
ByCrom28/10/2019 17:55

Don't forget the easy refund on Steam. So, you can buy it on Steam and try …Don't forget the easy refund on Steam. So, you can buy it on Steam and try the game for 2 hours and either keep it or refund. Or be like me and buy on Steam to test and refund and, if so desired, rebuy on a cheaper site!


people abusing the system like this is one of the reasons the prices on Steam are high.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:38

We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... …We earn 70% of everything sold through Steam, and 0% from CDkeys, so... yeah.


What you're saying doesn't sound right as surely CD keys or other key sellers can't just magic up some keys. They must have purchased them from somewhere and Steam must have created the keys, so some of that money must come back to the game devs in some form.
coffeepug28/10/2019 19:13

It feels like people here love to pick and choose their moral battles when …It feels like people here love to pick and choose their moral battles when it comes to game keys.You now see CDkeys as bad? I guess you're going to cold vote all the other grey-market site deals too then, or at least educate people there too. If you want to say a site is 'bad', try to give more of a reason to help people, including myself, to make the best moral and financial judgement they can.I don't know much about the grey market with keys, but I thought CDkeys was one of the more "reputable" and certainly never put it up there with G2A/Kinguin/Gamivo. I guess I learned something new today.


They are imo. I have always had great service from them, they answer emails withing hours and refund if you have any issues.

The others like G2A etc are market places, kinda like ebay, so you're buying from an individual. Basically, any site that you have to buy insurance to ensure the key is genuine is dodgy as hell.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough



cdkeys codes have been paid for though. The publisher gets paid on the initial sale. Sure cdkeys sells them for a profit but the publishers create the space for that market with their pricing.The global games market is the largest it's ever been and is growing every year.
Black_Hole28/10/2019 17:25

Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer …Or, actually support game developers, instead of a grey-market retailer xThe vast majority of developers/publishers do not supply grey-market sellers with codes, and we see NONE of the revenue from those sales, so while you might save a pound or two, we lose the whole sale. Making a living out of game development is hard enough


You've actually changed my perspective on this, which rarely happens in the comment section of a HUKD post
How's about a compromise? If it's only a couple of quid dearer on Steam, I'll purchase there. If I'm saving any more than £5 it's the key resellers for me.
CAL2328/10/2019 18:00

Check "Is There Any Deal" as they list all the legit key sellers.



There is also gg.deals, I find their website easier to navigate:
gg.deals/dea…19/
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