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#3691 etcrane

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

So ... uh how bout those Bethesda keys ... any day now ... right?

#3692 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

So ... uh how bout those Bethesda keys ... any day now ... right?



They really should give a date for that. I can't imagine Bethesda is out of keys so maybe they are still trying to get a deal cut or maybe figure out how many they need to order. I know Tony can sometimes get keys refilled within a day or two so something else must be going on.

#3693 espy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

They really should give a date for that. I can't imagine Bethesda is out of keys so maybe they are still trying to get a deal cut or maybe figure out how many they need to order. I know Tony can sometimes get keys refilled within a day or two so something else must be going on.


Tony doesn't have a contract with Bethesda though, so who knows if they are fast like other publishers.

#3694 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

Tony doesn't have a contract with Bethesda though, so who knows if they are fast like other publishers.


That is something very interesting to take into account. It's always been odd that Amazon can't get Bethesda digital. Maybe they are very selective about who sells their games/how/prices, etc.

#3695 Idiotekque

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

That is something very interesting to take into account. It's always been odd that Amazon can't get Bethesda digital. Maybe they are very selective about who sells their games/how/prices, etc.

If Amazon had a daily price glitch or two, I'm sure they could carry Bethesda. Also, they need to open a branch in Sweden if they haven't already.

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#3696 DonRamon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

So ... uh how bout those Bethesda keys ... any day now ... right?


The only thing close to an ETA is the original statement about sometime around mid January.

5 days to go until mid January, beyond that, it is not known how it is going to work, perhaps they intend to order small batches, perhaps Bethesda likes to keep a tight grip about the keys they sell, if we are lucky it's going to be all at once and we can leave this in the past sooner.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

That is something very interesting to take into account. It's always been odd that Amazon can't get Bethesda digital. Maybe they are very selective about who sells their games/how/prices, etc.



My guess is that they don't like how Amazon price matches other retailers.

#3698 espy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

My guess is that they don't like how Amazon price matches other retailers.


They usually have to consult with the publisher before they do price match which is why it's not instant, and the retailers they price match with would all be authorized Bethesda distributors anyway. Who knows why Bethesda's not on board?

#3699 Punisher138

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Not to go off topic, but has anyone tried Age of Barbarian? It looks amazing! LOL
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

My theory is that GamersGate plans to bore everyone with the 20% by putting up day after day of really dull sales until they stop checking. Then they can safely pull out the good sales.

#3701 shrinerr

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

You mean you don't find this sale on the Sniper Elite franchise exciting? How dare you, sir. How dare you.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Not to go off topic, but has anyone tried Age of Barbarian? It looks amazing! LOL


I saw it this morning too (a real WTF moment) and then spent 20 minutes watching cheezy trailers like this one:

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#3703 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

lol... wow... age of barbarian looks pretty awesome... wonder if GG will ever carry it.

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Sunghost just told me they do have it and it has just been bought, even at full price!

#3704 motoki

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Anyone know what the "other DRM" is for Age of Barbarian? I was thinking Tages or Act Control or some crap like that because the continent of Europe just loves those to death but the web page says "internet connection required to play the game".

The (p)review at Indie Retro news said this:

The game is out now for €9,90 available via the website

Also what's rather concerning there is no demo available and you need an internet connection to play, usually developers do this because of either piracy or the game isn't very good so they want you to buy it first. Worth a try I suppose!

p.s You can't turn the music off on the website, unless you've found a way because I didn't



They don't need to trick me into buying games that aren't very good. That's a selling point for me! :-P

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#3705 DonRamon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Is that the porn game that was banned from steam??

Internet connection required to play could mean for authentication only. But if it's required to actually play, that sucks, what's with indie devs these days anyway, apparently some suffer from delusions of grandeur and think they can pull a blizzard upon their unsuspecting customers.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Judging from that trailer, I'm going to assume the game is a remake of this Commodore classic?



#3707 DonRamon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

I saw some gameplay videos on Youtube, it reminded me from some of the MK clones on the 3DO, all the same jerky animations and gameplay, I'm not sure if it's a remake of the old classic but at any rate, it doesn't hold a candle to it.



#3708 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Anyone know what the "other DRM" is for Age of Barbarian? I was thinking Tages or Act Control or some crap like that because the continent of Europe just loves those to death but the web page says "internet connection required to play the game".

The (p)review at Indie Retro news said this:




They don't need to trick me into buying games that aren't very good. That's a selling point for me! :-P


I didn't even think of that, but I just checked and the DRM does suck.

To install it asks for the serial. Then every time you start the game it asks for the serial again. Once you enter it once, it remembers it, but it says it needs to check the serial with an internet connection every time you start. I tried starting the game in airplane mode, and it will not pass the start up key check with no internet connection. Looks like a beat it and quit it for me. Still the theme music and intro voice is pretty awesome.

#3709 MrBonk

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Still no Beth keys eh?

#3710 theemadgamer

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Still no Beth keys eh?



Hmmmm. 20 days and counting......

Time to consider payment dispute time thresholds, bummer.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hmmmm. 20 days and counting......
Time to consider payment dispute time thresholds, bummer.


If you'd prefer not to wait for the keys you got for an insanely good deal and have nothing else to play, just ask GG for a refund rather than skirting around them. They'd love to just give you your money back.

(Also, are you "The emad" or "Thee mad"?)

#3712 DonRamon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Hmmmm. 20 days and counting......

Time to consider payment dispute time thresholds, bummer.


If you'd prefer not to wait for the keys you got for an insanely good deal and have nothing else to play, just ask GG for a refund rather than skirting around them. They'd love to just give you your money back.

(Also, are you "The emad" or "Thee mad"?)


@theemadgamer Just be sure to specify that you want your money back, not blue coins, or perhaps, you want blue coins.

May I ask, how many/which games did you manage to activate?

#3713 theemadgamer

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

If you'd prefer not to wait for the keys you got for an insanely good deal and have nothing else to play, just ask GG for a refund rather than skirting around them. They'd love to just give you your money back.

(Also, are you "The emad" or "Thee mad"?)


Sorry for not being clearer, of course, I would contact any vendor first before pursuing a charge back, to give them an opportunity to resolve the issue.

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#3714 theemadgamer

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

@theemadgamer Just be sure to specify that you want your money back, not blue coins, or perhaps, you want blue coins.

May I ask, how many/which games did you manage to activate?


I was able to reveal keys for Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate.

I really wanted Dishonered so I've been waiting patiently......

#3715 motoki

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

I didn't even think of that, but I just checked and the DRM does suck.

To install it asks for the serial. Then every time you start the game it asks for the serial again. Once you enter it once, it remembers it, but it says it needs to check the serial with an internet connection every time you start. I tried starting the game in airplane mode, and it will not pass the start up key check with no internet connection. Looks like a beat it and quit it for me. Still the theme music and intro voice is pretty awesome.



That's disappointing. I would be willing to pay $10 for a tragic train wreck but a tragic train wreck with crappy DRM I'm afraid is going to have to go into my $5 or less category.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Is that the porn game that was banned from steam??


No, that's this.

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#3717 MrBonk

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

I was able to reveal keys for Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate.

I really wanted Dishonered so I've been waiting patiently......

Same here

#3718 DonRamon

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

I was able to reveal keys for Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate.

I really wanted Dishonered so I've been waiting patiently......


Alrite, I was able to reveal those + Oblivion, so my situation is this, Skyrim was +/- 25-30 usd on the other sites that had similar discounts, both GG and Bethesda have promised there won't be any revoking so my value for Skyrim is more or less covered.

There is no telling what would happen if I fill for a charge back now, I know nothing will happen to my steam account since I didn't purchase it from steam directly but chances are the keys will end up being revoked.

My point is, contact GG directly, as I said before, but right now with the amount of work GG states their support has, plus the speed they work at, maybe it's a very small team anyway, it might take very long for them to reply, so if your value lies with Dishonored only be 100% ready to fill for the chargeback as soon as you see what their reply contains, if not, maybe it's a good idea to just stand by.

Just a suggestion btw, only you can decide what's best for yourself.

No, that's this.


A card game?? :-s

#3719 radbob

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Anyone else just get their ordered canceled?

#3720 theemadgamer

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Anyone else just get their ordered canceled?



No, not yet, but I just saw some comment on GG forums about receiving refunds for the Beth pack this morning.

fingers crossed.....