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#31 stupidproz1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2508 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

stupidproz1

Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:12 AM

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 from them ever, 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.

 

They were pretty much known for constant website glitches and price errors. Also there was a time they partnered up with IGN Prime to offer IGN Prime members 20% off on almost all purchases at the store. Then they decided to take that benefit away and people were not happy. So we make fun of them and at the same time lament the demise of our 20% off discount.



#32 stupidproz1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2508 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:14 AM

GG had some crazy price mistakes in the past. Their prices (aside from price mistakes) are lacking compared to most of the competition. That's why people make fun of them.

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#33 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20938 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:28 AM

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.  



#34 stryk187   Success! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

GG had some crazy price mistakes in the past. Their prices (aside from price mistakes) are lacking compared to most of the competition. That's why people make fun of them.

 

 

They were pretty much known for constant website glitches and price errors. Also there was a time they partnered up with IGN Prime to offer IGN Prime members 20% off on almost all purchases at the store. Then they decided to take that benefit away and people were not happy. So we make fun of them and at the same time lament the demise of our 20% off discount.

 

I see, thanks for the info guys. I just built this new Gaming PC a couple weeks ago so I haven't had a whole lot of experience with 3rd party Steam key sellers until now. I've always bought straight from Steam in the past. Thanks for the heads up, I'll be cautious in the future if I ever see something on GamersGate that I might be interested in.



#35 stryk187   Success! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:35 AM

Their sales aren't all bad, but they just tend to follow suit instead of get any crazy deals themselves.  

 

The mocking comes from:

 

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Wow. Thanks for taking the time to explain all that. Very informative, appreciate it. I've been browsing their site and their prices seem to be OK from what I can see, and I did buy both of the Civ 5 expansions from them for a pretty sweet price, so I don't personally have anything against them. 

 

Thanks for all the info!



#36 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20938 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:38 AM

Wow. Thanks for taking the time to explain all that. Very informative, appreciate it. I've been browsing their site and their prices seem to be OK from what I can see, and I did buy both of the Civ 5 expansions from them for a pretty sweet price, so I don't personally have anything against them. 

 

Thanks for all the info!

Yeah, you should be safe shopping with them.  I've bought a ton of Steam keys from them for other CAGs and never had an issue and they've never (that I know of) screwed anyone out of anything.  If they can't fulfill and order they always refund.  They are a legit site, they are just based in Europe so they are not as well known here but all their keys (from the .com site) are either North American version or region free.  



#37 icedragon15   Banned Banned   3450 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:29 AM

Yeah, you should be safe shopping with them.  I've bought a ton of Steam keys from them for other CAGs and never had an issue and they've never (that I know of) screwed anyone out of anything.  If they can't fulfill and order they always refund.  They are a legit site, they are just based in Europe so they are not as well known here but all their keys (from the .com site) are either North American version or region free.  

dont forgeet 2014 best gltich was f1 classic edition for 8.32 then dead island riptide what was the price. then front misson evolved and chivlry weree thee next in line that it right



#38 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10465 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:08 AM

OP updated...

 

75% off SBK 12 Generations (Other DRM) - $5.00 (thanks ice)

 

Save up to 75% off Company of Heroes Games and DLC (Ends 2/14)

Save up to 75% off Plug In Digital Games (End 2/13)
Save up to 66% off Fallen Enchantress Games and DLC (Ends 2/13)



#39 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

Does anybody know if their Megadrive/Genesis Collection packs are Steam enabled or DRM-free only? I'd like to buy 'em all if the former is true... :)

#40 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20938 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Does anybody know if their Megadrive/Genesis Collection packs are Steam enabled or DRM-free only? I'd like to buy 'em all if the former is true... :)

They are listed as DRM Free so no.  I own the DRM free version from Amazon so I know they exist and GG is usually good about listing Steam on the page if the product activates on Steam.  



#41 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5518 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

I feel like the time may finally be right for me to acquire Toilet Tycoon.  :-k



#42 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10465 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

I feel like the time may finally be right for me to acquire Toilet Tycoon.  :-k

If it makes you feel any better, it was cheaper from Amazon (and a short lived best seller) last year at $1.99

 

For the record, I'm not sure how that would make you feel any better.  It's just something I threw in there for the hell of it.



#43 juanjava   El ojo en el cielo CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:36 PM

Hi gold star!

#44 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5518 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

For the record, I'm not sure how that would make you feel any better.  It's just something I threw in there for the hell of it.

It makes me feel as though I were the person for whom the admonition "s*?@ or get off the pot" was invented.

 

 

Sad and constipated.



#45 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:37 PM


They are listed as DRM Free so no.  I own the DRM free version from Amazon so I know they exist and GG is usually good about listing Steam on the page if the product activates on Steam.  

Thanks, I'll go back waiting for another huge discount for all packages like the one Amazon sported more than a year ago, then...  :cry:



#46 sunasun   "The Burger King" CAGiversary!   4638 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:02 AM

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.

everyone's just pissed because they weren't invited to Gamersgate's annual drunken Christmas orgies.

 

It makes me feel as though I were the person for whom the admonition "s*?@ or get off the pot" was invented.

 

 

Sad and constipated.

here you go

bowtrol_ibs_constipation_diarrhea_cure_c



#47 Idiotekque   couch slave CAGiversary!   8921 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:03 AM

So, what's the latest scoop on GamersGate? Any juicy glitches? We-fucked-up discounts?



#48 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   5414 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:12 AM

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#49 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20938 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:53 AM

Borderlands 2 - 4 Pack for $14.99

 

http://www.gamersgat...nds-2-four-pack

 

Is that a good price?



#50 Lemstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:58 AM

It is. I wouldn't be surprised if it were a price mistake, though, so get it while it's hot or something.



#51 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4661 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:28 AM

Borderlands 2 - 4 Pack for $14.99

 

http://www.gamersgat...nds-2-four-pack

 

Is that a good price?

It is. If you're buying a 4 pack, I'll buy a copy fo shizzle.



#52 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20938 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:30 AM

It is. If you're buying a 4 pack, I'll buy a copy fo shizzle.

I maxed out my 4 pack purchases during the last glitch.  GG only lets you buy two copies of any item ever...forever.  

 

You can actually add the pack to your cart, choose pay with Paypal but then not sign into paypal.  It should lock in the order in your account and you should be able to go complete it later if you end up filling up a four pack.  



#53 spoderman  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

y no GOTY 4 pack??



#54 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4661 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

I maxed out my 4 pack purchases during the last glitch.  GG only lets you buy two copies of any item ever...forever.  

 

You can actually add the pack to your cart, choose pay with Paypal but then not sign into paypal.  It should lock in the order in your account and you should be able to go complete it later if you end up filling up a four pack.  

Oki doki, did so. Gotta get back to bed for now. Only got up for a drink of G2 =P



#55 asheskitty  

asheskitty

Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:44 AM

Borderlands 2 - 4 Pack for $14.99

 

http://www.gamersgat...nds-2-four-pack

 

Is that a good price?

It's no $10.69 of 13.5 months ago...



#56 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10465 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

OP updated with the non-glitched Daily...

 

66% off Borderlands 2 (Steam) - $6.78
66% off Borderlands 2 - Four Pack (Steam) - $20.39



#57 cyrus386  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

Damn, I think I will get in on this. $3.75 a copy, and after Playfire rewards I think I should just about break even. Plus blue coins and cardz, you say? Oh happy day!

Edit: figures

#58 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4914 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Glitch this time, but when it does hit 75% off at the new MSRP, that will be the price.  I'd expect sooner rather than later, too.



#59 icedragon15   Banned Banned   3450 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

Hopefully, this will stay wikified...

nope it finally dewikified



#60 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4661 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

Oki doki, did so. Gotta get back to bed for now. Only got up for a drink of G2 =P

I've got one more copy of BL2 available for $3.75 if anyone wants one.