greenmangaming safe?

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#1 Posted by super2j (2098 posts) -

So they have a 25% coupon. it is applicable to most wanted. meaning u can pick up the pc version for 37.50$ I am extremely tempted. Is this service ok? no tricks not problems? and i am wondering how big the base is online. it is troubling how many people ignore it just because of origin. That sucks.

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#2 Posted by konig_kei (957 posts) -

It's legit I bought like 6 games off them no problems, they just email you the key.

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#3 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

They're very legit and safe. Their customer support can sometimes take their time to answer, but usually its okay in that regard as well.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

@super2j said:

So they have a 25% coupon. it is applicable to most wanted. meaning u can pick up the pc version for 37.50$ I am extremely tempted. Is this service ok? no tricks not problems? and i am wondering how big the base is online. it is troubling how many people ignore it just because of origin. That sucks.

Greenmangaming is extremely legit. The majority of my recent Steam purchases have been through them, and they consistently offer great deals.

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#5 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

Bought several games off there, totally legit.

The main thing is to make sure the game you are buying has a download code for Steam or Origin or whatever; their own 'Capsule' program is a piece of shit, and I made the mistake of buying the Witcher 2 off there and needing to use it.

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#6 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

Just like the other guys said, I've bought some games from them and they're great.

If you're in the U.S. expect a call from your credit card provider about an overseas charge.

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#7 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -

@super2j: I bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown through them.

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#8 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

Heads up yes with regards to the possible credit card question from banks. There is a popular gambling site out there called Mr Green Casino or something, and some banks seem to have adopted a policy of having a flag on anything Green, like Green Man Gaming... Its odd but that's how it is. People have solved it by simply telling their banks that GMG is not a gambling site and it works fine again.

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#9 Posted by bigsmoke77 (849 posts) -

I would use a condom.

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#10 Posted by Buckwatters (149 posts) -

@bigsmoke77 said:

I would use a condom.

He's not wrong...

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#11 Posted by Clockwk (67 posts) -

Totally legit, I bought X-Com and Borderlands 2 from them since they do a ton of cash back and voucher deals, very reliable. They are a European company so you might have to authorize them with your bank.

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#12 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

They're based in England, yes.

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#13 Posted by Gradev (44 posts) -

Legit & their support are very hopeful. If they ever run out of keys contact their support and they'll let you know when they'll next have some which is usually a few days.

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#14 Edited by super2j (2098 posts) -

Alright then. thanks. Now i just wish i knew if assassins creed will show up there....i would love to use that coupon on it.

EDIT: i checked out the blocked greenmangaming page for assassins creed 3.... they have it listed as nov 23, 2012

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#15 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

If you consider the Russian Mafia to be safe then sure, go right ahead.

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#16 Posted by ripelivejam (10912 posts) -

@CaLe said:

If you consider the Russian Mafia to be safe then sure, go right ahead.

? what's this all about?

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#17 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

My bank didn't even bother calling me about it. I don't really want to call them up to make it work...

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#18 Posted by Mesklinite (889 posts) -

They are a legit company, I've had a sour experience with them and guildwars 2. I got my money back and missed out on all preorder bonuses.

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#19 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -
@ripelivejam: He's just uninformed and spewing garbage. GMG are Swedish and fully legit.
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#20 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

@SomeJerk said:

@ripelivejam: He's just uninformed and spewing garbage. GMG are Swedish and fully legit.

Yeah, what he said.

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#21 Posted by Xeirus (1636 posts) -

Yup, they have some of the most insane deals out there.

I got Guild Wars 2 for $40, and preordered Hitman the other day for about the same.

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#22 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

What? They're Swedish?

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#23 Posted by hwy_61 (1053 posts) -

I don't know man, do you trust green men? I know I don't.

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#24 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

@hwy_61:

RACIST!

GMG is pretty good, 100% legit.

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#25 Posted by ripelivejam (10912 posts) -

@hwy_61 said:

I don't know man, do you trust green men? I know I don't.

but if you get enough of their corpses dissected you get a sweet upgrade on your interceptor!

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#26 Posted by AlexW00d (7480 posts) -

@SomeJerk said:

@ripelivejam: He's just uninformed and spewing garbage. GMG are Swedish and fully legit.

London is in Sweden now? Huh.

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#27 Posted by KJ869 (25 posts) -

With some games they have slight delays on keys but with Most wanted they posted the key for me before the release time. Enjoyed the -25%

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#28 Posted by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

Used it at least half a dozen times, no big problem. Might want to avoid any games that use their Capsule software, as I find it's kind of junk. Steam games have been 100% though.

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#29 Posted by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

They're actually too legit to quit, so be prepared to commit yourself to them.

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#30 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

GMG is amazing, sometimes their deal combinations literally feel like stealing. I got borderlands 2 for 32$. Brand new. Insane

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#31 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

Capsule is shite - avoid.

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#32 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

The only problem with Green Man Gaming is on pre orders they tend to take preorders first then when they reach the last few days before release actually buy the keys to cover what they need. This can cause some issues with preordering from them. For example with Borderlands 2 I preordered from them over two months in advance, but didn't get my key until literally the night before launch. Meanwhile people preordering as little as 2-3 days before launch got theirs same day. Still it was okay since I got mine on time..... with Sleeping Dogs though I didn't get my code until 10pm the day of release.

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#33 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

I bought The Darkness 2 off of there for £4, no issues.

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#35 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

Heads up yes with regards to the possible credit card question from banks. There is a popular gambling site out there called Mr Green Casino or something, and some banks seem to have adopted a policy of having a flag on anything Green, like Green Man Gaming... Its odd but that's how it is. People have solved it by simply telling their banks that GMG is not a gambling site and it works fine again.

Gambling is illegal in the US?

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#36 Posted by hwy_61 (1053 posts) -

Internet gambling is.

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#37 Posted by VikG (158 posts) -

GMG is safe & I have used it many times to get Steam games, I have not used Capsule but also recently installed Origin & had no problems with that (although it didn't let me add all of my EA Steam games which was disappointing) GMG have been safe for me & they have some really great sales especially with the coupons

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#38 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

@Funkydupe said:

Heads up yes with regards to the possible credit card question from banks. There is a popular gambling site out there called Mr Green Casino or something, and some banks seem to have adopted a policy of having a flag on anything Green, like Green Man Gaming... Its odd but that's how it is. People have solved it by simply telling their banks that GMG is not a gambling site and it works fine again.

Gambling is illegal in the US?

Land of the free, baby.

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#39 Edited by MattyFTM (14804 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

The only problem with Green Man Gaming is on pre orders they tend to take preorders first then when they reach the last few days before release actually buy the keys to cover what they need. This can cause some issues with preordering from them. For example with Borderlands 2 I preordered from them over two months in advance, but didn't get my key until literally the night before launch. Meanwhile people preordering as little as 2-3 days before launch got theirs same day. Still it was okay since I got mine on time..... with Sleeping Dogs though I didn't get my code until 10pm the day of release.

That's just a publisher thing, not a GMG thing. Publishers typically won't provide them until very close to release. GMG do state that they can't guarantee providing keys until the day of release.

Anyways, GMG is fine. It's a digital distribution outlet just like Steam. It's not a dodgy russian CD key selling site or anything like that. It apparently has some issues with US credit card companies, but they accept paypal, so that shouldn't be an issue.

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#40 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@super2j said:

Alright then. thanks. Now i just wish i knew if assassins creed will show up there....i would love to use that coupon on it.

EDIT: i checked out the blocked greenmangaming page for assassins creed 3.... they have it listed as nov 23, 2012

In case you hadn't realized it yet, the PC version is not out yet. Release is somewhere in November, Amazon says November 20.

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#41 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

@Karkarov said:

The only problem with Green Man Gaming is on pre orders they tend to take preorders first then when they reach the last few days before release actually buy the keys to cover what they need. This can cause some issues with preordering from them. For example with Borderlands 2 I preordered from them over two months in advance, but didn't get my key until literally the night before launch. Meanwhile people preordering as little as 2-3 days before launch got theirs same day. Still it was okay since I got mine on time..... with Sleeping Dogs though I didn't get my code until 10pm the day of release.

That's just a publisher thing, not a GMG thing. Publishers typically won't provide them until very close to release. GMG do state that they can't guarantee providing keys until the day of release.

Anyways, GMG is fine. It's a digital distribution outlet just like Steam. It's not a dodgy russian CD key selling site or anything like that. It apparently has some issues with US credit card companies, but they accept paypal, so that shouldn't be an issue.

*shrugs* I still do business with them Bonta-kun. It isn't a big deal, but it does happen, so it is worth mentioning for the op's piece of mind.

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