Enemy unknown for $37

#1 Posted by YoThatLimp (1818 posts) -

Great deal!

http://www.greenmangaming.com/xcom-deal/

#2 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

Yeah, I am trying it but the link in that page gives a 404 error.

#3 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

Certainly won't be getting this any cheaper than that w. Pre-order extras.

#4 Posted by beepmachine (613 posts) -

What is that site like for DRM? I've only ever used steam for digital purchases.

#5 Edited by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

You will receive a key from GMG and register it on Steam.

Edit: They will give it to you when the game is officially released. That means that they'll probably not distribute keys for pre-loading on Steam.

#6 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I can't purchase anything else from greenmangaming. Same with every single one of my friends. Mastercard blocks the website, calling it shady. Sigh.

#7 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

That's because the banks think it is a gambling site. It can be fixed just by contacting the bank and letting them know it is a video game store.

#8 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

https://greenmangaming.zendesk.com/entries/21796576-payment-issues

US banks
For those customers in the US, you may have experienced a different payment collection issue. Due to our name, ‘Green Man Gaming’ we have had some banks reject payment as they think we are a gambling site. We are in direct conversation with these banks but please continue to report this to us by raising a ticket as it helps identify those banks who we may not have spoken to yet
#9 Posted by chilibean_3 (1580 posts) -

@jozzy: Try clicking on the top banner instead.

#10 Posted by AndrewB (7187 posts) -

Oh, I guess that explains why I can't order from Green Man Gaming. Means I miss out on all these deals.

#11 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

The Paypal option doesn't work either?

#12 Posted by AlexW00d (6056 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

You will receive a key from GMG and register it on Steam.

Edit: They will give it to you when the game is officially released. That means that they'll probably not distribute keys for pre-loading on Steam.

I got my Borderlands 2 key before the release date and was able to preload...

#13 Posted by ArbitraryWater (10981 posts) -

Bah. Already pre-ordered on steam, else I would certainly capitalize on this.

#14 Posted by chilibean_3 (1580 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up, duder! Dang, Green Man Gaming might become my go to place for vijeo gamez.

#15 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@Funkydupe said:

You will receive a key from GMG and register it on Steam.

Edit: They will give it to you when the game is officially released. That means that they'll probably not distribute keys for pre-loading on Steam.

I got my Borderlands 2 key before the release date and was able to preload...

That's great, but there are no guarantees that'll happen as a rule...

http://forums.greenmangaming.com/topic/2928/

When do I receive my (Steam/Origin) key?
Keys are sent out on the day of release. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee having keys sent out with time to pre-load.
#16 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1782 posts) -

I'm getting a 404 error, any tips?

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#17 Posted by YoThatLimp (1818 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@Funkydupe said:

You will receive a key from GMG and register it on Steam.

Edit: They will give it to you when the game is officially released. That means that they'll probably not distribute keys for pre-loading on Steam.

I got my Borderlands 2 key before the release date and was able to preload...

Same, I am hoping this will be the same.

#18 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

Awesome, I've been wanting to pick this up and at $37 I'll definitely do so. I'm just getting a broken URL when I click on the banner right now though. Ah well, it goes until the first, hopefully it'll be fixed by then.

#19 Posted by BisonHero (5650 posts) -

How does this site actually operate? How does returning a free game generate store credit? Is the whole thing some weird loophole to be allowed to sell Steam keys at launch for less than the Steam-mandated price?

Do people actually use this site to for the games it offers? Because I have literally only ever heard it mentioned in the context of scamming Steam and buying a game for less than the standard price.

#20 Posted by Brofessor (25 posts) -

I've used GMG before I used it for Borderlands 2, DarkSouls, CiV 5 and others never had any problems with them before they are very good about getting you your key before the release date. In fact I got my Borderlands 2 key several days before release so I had time to preload. If your cautious I completely understand, I was to but for my part I've never had any problems with them, always have received my key in a timely manner and it's always unlocked on steam without difficulty. In the end it's what 7-8 dollars you'll be saving if your unsure just get it at steam or amazon and be secure.

#21 Posted by YoThatLimp (1818 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

How does this site actually operate? How does returning a free game generate store credit? Is the whole thing some weird loophole to be allowed to sell Steam keys at launch for less than the Steam-mandated price?

Do people actually use this site to for the games it offers? Because I have literally only ever heard it mentioned in the context of scamming Steam and buying a game for less than the standard price.

I don't see how offering a game at a lower price than steam is a scam, just because the game uses steam as DRM doesn't mean it is using shady methods to take money from steam's pocket.

#22 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

@BisonHero said:

How does this site actually operate? How does returning a free game generate store credit? Is the whole thing some weird loophole to be allowed to sell Steam keys at launch for less than the Steam-mandated price?

Do people actually use this site to for the games it offers? Because I have literally only ever heard it mentioned in the context of scamming Steam and buying a game for less than the standard price.

I don't see how offering a game at a lower price than steam is a scam, just because the game uses steam as DRM doesn't mean it is using shady methods to take money from steam's pocket.

Yeah, by that logic since it's a Steamwork game, all stores which sell the PC version are swindling Valve.

#23 Posted by BisonHero (5650 posts) -
@Zuldim

@YoThatLimp said:

@BisonHero said:

How does this site actually operate? How does returning a free game generate store credit? Is the whole thing some weird loophole to be allowed to sell Steam keys at launch for less than the Steam-mandated price?

Do people actually use this site to for the games it offers? Because I have literally only ever heard it mentioned in the context of scamming Steam and buying a game for less than the standard price.

I don't see how offering a game at a lower price than steam is a scam, just because the game uses steam as DRM doesn't mean it is using shady methods to take money from steam's pocket.

Yeah, by that logic since it's a Steamwork game, all stores which sell the PC version are swindling Valve.

I'm fine with stores selling Steam keys, but the weird part is that instead of just straight up selling the Steam key, you have to first get this free game and trade it in for the discount. That's the part that seems like somebody pulling a fast one. Are the devs of that free game paying GMG for the extra exposure of their game, even if 99% of people never play it because they just want XCOM?
I'm just trying to figure out how this business model actually makes any sense for anybody other than consumers.
#24 Posted by YoThatLimp (1818 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@Zuldim

@YoThatLimp said:

@BisonHero said:

How does this site actually operate? How does returning a free game generate store credit? Is the whole thing some weird loophole to be allowed to sell Steam keys at launch for less than the Steam-mandated price?

Do people actually use this site to for the games it offers? Because I have literally only ever heard it mentioned in the context of scamming Steam and buying a game for less than the standard price.

I don't see how offering a game at a lower price than steam is a scam, just because the game uses steam as DRM doesn't mean it is using shady methods to take money from steam's pocket.

Yeah, by that logic since it's a Steamwork game, all stores which sell the PC version are swindling Valve.

I'm fine with stores selling Steam keys, but the weird part is that instead of just straight up selling the Steam key, you have to first get this free game and trade it in for the discount. That's the part that seems like somebody pulling a fast one. Are the devs of that free game paying GMG for the extra exposure of their game, even if 99% of people never play it because they just want XCOM? I'm just trying to figure out how this business model actually makes any sense for anybody other than consumers.

Maybe additional exposure for the game, but it also means additional people registering from GMG accounts and the possibility of future purchase like Steam does with its seasonal sales.

#25 Posted by BisonHero (5650 posts) -

@jozzy said:

Yeah, I am trying it but the link in that page gives a 404 error.

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:

I'm getting a 404 error, any tips?

@Zuldim said:

Awesome, I've been wanting to pick this up and at $37 I'll definitely do so. I'm just getting a broken URL when I click on the banner right now though. Ah well, it goes until the first, hopefully it'll be fixed by then.

I searched and found a GMG thread that explained why it gave a 404 when you clicked on the bottom link. That link takes you to the page where you do the trade-in of Age of Fear for XCOM. However, it 404s if your account doesn't already have Age of Fear, because you can't do the trade-in without it. So I guess you have to go manually add Age of Fear to your account, THEN click on that link about doing the trade-in and getting XCOM for $7.

Unfortunately, while the trade-in deal is still on until like 12 hours from now, Age of Fear was only free for a short time a week ago. So if you do already own Age of Fear (for some godforsaken reason) you can trade it in to get XCOM for $37. However, you probably don't, and the game now costs $20, so you probably can't get XCOM for $37. However, its normal price on GMG is $45, which is slightly better than Steam, so I guess there is that option.

#26 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1782 posts) -

@BisonHero: Thanks for the late tips, but I already figured it out. Hope everyone else lucked out/figured it out like I did.

Also, please have mercy on me for not posting my findings immediately afterwards.

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#27 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

http://www.g2play.net/store/ has a good deal on it now. I bought it on GMG for around that price. No Pre-order stuff though, but that was just coloring of armor etc.

#28 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:

@BisonHero: Thanks for the late tips, but I already figured it out. Hope everyone else lucked out/figured it out like I did.

Also, please have mercy on me for not posting my findings immediately afterwards.

Yeah, I figured it out too, pretty quick. In retrospect I also should have probably posted this, but I didn't realize it was something so many people were having issues with.

#29 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

@Zuldim said:

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:

@BisonHero: Thanks for the late tips, but I already figured it out. Hope everyone else lucked out/figured it out like I did.

Also, please have mercy on me for not posting my findings immediately afterwards.

Yeah, I figured it out too, pretty quick. In retrospect I also should have probably posted this, but I didn't realize it was something so many people were having issues with.

I figured it out too, but by then I had already tried to just trade in that free game seperately. After that I couldn't get it again because it said I already owned it, but I didn't anymore because I traded it in. I was pretty much screwed. I agree with one of the commenters that this seems like a really weird system to give out discounts, it probably is advantageous to GMG or the developer of that game but it all seems extremely counter intuitive and (more than?) a little shady.

BUY THIS FREE GAME FROM $0,00 AND TRADE IT IN FOR A DISCOUNT TOWARDS XCOM GUYS.

#30 Posted by LarryDavis (712 posts) -

I got the boxed copy for 38 from Newegg. They had a 12 dollar off preorders $49.99 and up thing going, which is back up again now, but at the time they were listing some PC games as 50 when it should have been 60. Same with Borderlands 2, and Rayman Legends. I abused the hell out of that sale.

#31 Edited by Young_Scott (81 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

http://www.g2play.net/store/ has a good deal on it now. I bought it on GMG for around that price. No Pre-order stuff though, but that was just coloring of armor etc.

Actually, the pre-order stuff on Steam is now pretty substantial: in addition to the classic XCOM Solider/colours you mentioned, you also get three ninfty TF2 items and a gift-able copy of Civilization 5!

#32 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

Well, yes, but then you have to order through Steam which is usually twice as expensive (at least for me it is). I don't really care about soldier colors nor hats in a game I don't play.

A 25% voucher is back for GMG. Doesn't work for the North American version of XCOM though.

GMG25-EVFWS-4Z4ZN

#33 Edited by Lukeweizer (2507 posts) -

You only get it for $37 if you trade in that other game. That's right... TRADE IN YOUR DIGITAL GAME FOR MORE DIGITAL GAMES.

#34 Posted by YoThatLimp (1818 posts) -

Amazon seems to be giving away free copies of Civ5 with pre-orders now while being 5$ cheaper than steam

#35 Posted by MrCandleguy (822 posts) -

I love you sir. <3

#36 Posted by ThunderSlash (1360 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

A 25% voucher is back for GMG.

Hell yeah!

Doesn't work for the North American version of XCOM though.

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

#37 Posted by Sanity (1851 posts) -

@ThunderSlash said:

@Funkydupe said:

A 25% voucher is back for GMG.

Hell yeah!

Doesn't work for the North American version of XCOM though.

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

indeed

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