Excuse my ignorance, but everyone seems to be making fun of GamersGate, and I have no idea why? I mean I've only bought
1 game 2 games from them ever (they had both of the Civ5 expansions for $7.50 each a week or so ago and I bought them. It was literally the DAY before they put them on the Humble Store, but it was still $15 to get Brave New World there, so I didn't pay any more than that either), but I didn't have any issues.
Did GamersGate have a major muck-up or something? Or did they start doing bad business and I just don't know about it? Why all the hate for GamersGate?
Sorry for the off-topic question, I know it doesn't have anything to do with a deal or pricing, I'm just curious.
Their sales aren't all bad, but they just tend to follow suit instead of get any crazy deals themselves.
The mocking comes from:
1. They used to offer a permanent 15% off discount if you were ever an IGN Prime member, but they messed it up. You could do a IGN Prime trial (back then they had trials) get your 15% discount and then quit and you'd still have 15% off forever. But then they changed the definition of forever and decided to abruptly end the discount with very little warning, causing quite a few people to get upset.
2. They are known for price glitches. Something about their website is ripe for crazy price glitches. The first huge one happened about a year ago when they had the complete Bethesda collection for something like $30 bucks and it included every game, like the pretty new Dishonored and Skyrim. A ton of people got in it. The website crashed. They tried to back fill orders since they ran out of keys. Then they started cancelling orders and offering those with canceled orders a 20% off discount for a year. But it took them about a month to sort through it all and they could have handled it a lot better.
3. Then about a month later they had a crazy glitch where they were selling 4 packs of Borderlands 2 for like $4-$15 bucks which was insane at the time.
They've gotten better about the price glitches, though they still have an occasional one and they still have some pretty sweet sales. I know both Outlast and Typing of the Dead have been the cheapest ever (so far) on their site. They also have a buy 3 get the 4th game free sale sometimes. I have like...100 games from them and never had any issue with the site or their customer service (though it is a little slow, but not Steam slow) and I own a ton of games I have to DL directly from them.