Video Game Deals Catch-All

Hardek wrote:

So it has region USA, would this work on my Canadian account?

It appears they may have “all” regions. You just have to search the site for your country or region. Here’s the link for Canada: https://www.cdkeys.com/playstation-p...

CDKeys is an unauthorized gray market reseller that resells stolen keys and keys purchased in cheap regions to people in more expensive regions. Their business practices are scummy and harm the developers. If you care about the companies that make your games please don't use them.

Ah thanks for the heads up LeapingGnome. I like to buy my games on the cheap, but prefer to do so on the up’n’up

LeapingGnome wrote:

CDKeys is an unauthorized gray market reseller that resells stolen keys and keys purchased in cheap regions to people in more expensive regions. Their business practices are scummy and harm the developers. If you care about the companies that make your games please don't use them.

Duly noted for their game keys, but for a PS Plus membership, I could give a rat’s ass if I “harm” Sony’s mega-billion dollar corporation. Particularly considering, monthly “free” games aside, the so-called service they provide is essentially what I pay my ISP for.

vypre wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

CDKeys is an unauthorized gray market reseller that resells stolen keys and keys purchased in cheap regions to people in more expensive regions. Their business practices are scummy and harm the developers. If you care about the companies that make your games please don't use them.

Duly noted for their game keys, but for a PS Plus membership, I could give a rat’s ass if I “harm” Sony’s mega-billion dollar corporation. Particularly considering, monthly “free” games aside, the so-called service they provide is essentially what I pay my ISP for.

Ethical stealing and money laundering are two topics around GWJ right now. What a weird place we're in.

garion333 wrote:
vypre wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

CDKeys is an unauthorized gray market reseller that resells stolen keys and keys purchased in cheap regions to people in more expensive regions. Their business practices are scummy and harm the developers. If you care about the companies that make your games please don't use them.

Duly noted for their game keys, but for a PS Plus membership, I could give a rat’s ass if I “harm” Sony’s mega-billion dollar corporation. Particularly considering, monthly “free” games aside, the so-called service they provide is essentially what I pay my ISP for.

Ethical stealing and money laundering are two topics around GWJ right now. What a weird place we're in.

I would like to discuss variations of these, namely stealing money and ethical laundry.

I'm concerned about the environmental impact of my detergent.

garion333 wrote:
vypre wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

CDKeys is an unauthorized gray market reseller that resells stolen keys and keys purchased in cheap regions to people in more expensive regions. Their business practices are scummy and harm the developers. If you care about the companies that make your games please don't use them.

Duly noted for their game keys, but for a PS Plus membership, I could give a rat’s ass if I “harm” Sony’s mega-billion dollar corporation. Particularly considering, monthly “free” games aside, the so-called service they provide is essentially what I pay my ISP for.

Ethical stealing and money laundering are two topics around GWJ right now. What a weird place we're in.

I'm not into PC games anymore, so I don't do the Steam key thing, but I'm curious about the gray market for subscriptions like this. Is this any worse/different than a discount magazine subscription? I usually only buy Xbox Live or PSN during a sale like this.

There's a history of CDKeys selling keys that were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the like. It's less "discount magazine subscription" and more "these keys fell off of a truck, so you wanna buy one?"

ClockworkHouse wrote:

There's a history of CDKeys selling keys that were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the like. It's less "discount magazine subscription" and more "these keys fell off of a truck, so you wanna buy one?"

Wild. Seems crazy then that the current $30 PSN deal is even featured on the NY Times website (Wirecutter Deals).

The cdkeys thing comes up about once a year in this thread. We've been through this a lot. Generally we just don't post those deals here and encourage legit sites that ensure the devs actually get paid for games. If someone feels comfortable with that they can go there without sharing here.

WizardM0de wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

There's a history of CDKeys selling keys that were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the like. It's less "discount magazine subscription" and more "these keys fell off of a truck, so you wanna buy one?"

Wild. Seems crazy then that the current $30 PSN deal is even featured on the NY Times website (Wirecutter Deals).

As if NYT is respectable and trustworthy anymore...

(I sit somewhere between joking and serious.)

WizardM0de wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

There's a history of CDKeys selling keys that were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the like. It's less "discount magazine subscription" and more "these keys fell off of a truck, so you wanna buy one?"

Wild. Seems crazy then that the current $30 PSN deal is even featured on the NY Times website (Wirecutter Deals).

NYT probably wouldn't be publishing that if they knew the history of cdkeys. It's also kind of weird that a link to cdkeys is showing up in an "Amazon Prime Day Deals" article.

It's also interesting that cdkeys is showing (at least in the link) that PS+ includes PS3 games, which it doesn't any more (or won't very soon).

How about a free Steam copy of NiGHTS Into Dreams, by registering your email address with Sega & linking your Steam account? Seems like Sega will have a bunch of deals/giveaways in the coming weeks, as part of their 60th anniversary celebration this year.

Careful note: If you don't click "Steam" as your preferred platform, you won't get the game.

I'm a tech news junkie and am astounded how poorly the mainstream media reports on tech. Science too.

Not a deal but Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition has released today. Initial reviews seem to be sub-par, but I very much like their AoE2: DE, so hopefully the issues can be fixed.

Free games this week on Epic: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Kingdom: New Lands (the latter seems to be a repeat deal).

Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus Standard Edition is on sale at $9.99 and free to play for the next two days. Price goes up, naturally, as you upgrade editions.

I think this ends in a couple of days, but if you have an Amazon Prime Visa or an Amazon Prime Store Card, you can get 25% back on purchases of Microsoft, XBox, PS Store, and Nintendo eShop cards. I don't know if there's a limit to your purchases.

https://www.amazon.com/l/17985366011...

The 25% already includes the usual 5% off what you buy at Amazon, so this is really just an extra 20%.

EDIT: I'm also a dirty reposter! MrTomaytoHead beat me to it.. by 4 days

Yoyoson wrote:

I think this ends in a couple of days, but if you have an Amazon Prime Visa or an Amazon Prime Store Card, you can get 25% back on purchases of Microsoft, XBox, PS Store, and Nintendo eShop cards. I don't know if there's a limit to your purchases.

https://www.amazon.com/l/17985366011...

The 25% already includes the usual 5% off what you buy at Amazon, so this is really just an extra 20%.

Whoa

Natus wrote:

Not a deal but Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition has released today. Initial reviews seem to be sub-par, but I very much like their AoE2: DE, so hopefully the issues can be fixed.

It's worth mentioning that this game (along with the Definitive Editions of the previous games) is available as part of GamePass for PC/GamePass Ultimate.

garion333 wrote:
Yoyoson wrote:

I think this ends in a couple of days, but if you have an Amazon Prime Visa or an Amazon Prime Store Card, you can get 25% back on purchases of Microsoft, XBox, PS Store, and Nintendo eShop cards. I don't know if there's a limit to your purchases.

https://www.amazon.com/l/17985366011...

The 25% already includes the usual 5% off what you buy at Amazon, so this is really just an extra 20%.

Whoa

Note, don't use a gift card balance to pay for it like this idiot did. You won't be eligible for the rebate if you do.

Well that was $200 I wasn't expecting to spend. Especially since I showed a bit of restraint on Prime days. I guess I'm good on Nintendo and Xbox funds for a while.

EvilDead wrote:

Well that was $200 I wasn't expecting to spend. Especially since I showed a bit of restraint on Prime days. I guess I'm good on Nintendo and Xbox funds for a while.

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Yep...

Return of the Obra Dinn on Switch is 50% off ($10 USD).

First time on sale, and the sale ends in two days (19 OCT).

Yoyoson wrote:

I think this ends in a couple of days, but if you have an Amazon Prime Visa or an Amazon Prime Store Card, you can get 25% back on purchases of Microsoft, XBox, PS Store, and Nintendo eShop cards. I don't know if there's a limit to your purchases.

https://www.amazon.com/l/17985366011...

The 25% already includes the usual 5% off what you buy at Amazon, so this is really just an extra 20%.

Do you have to be a Prime member to be eligible for this? I get Prime from a family member, so not a Prime member per say, just free shipping. I do have a Prime credit card.

Ted wrote:

Return of the Obra Dinn on Switch is 50% off ($10 USD).

First time on sale, and the sale ends in two days (19 OCT).

Also on Steam. Tempted but *waves at crushing piles of games media and content and an hourglass inexorably draining to the bottom bulb with a shadowy figure caressing a scythe creeping closer and closer. You blink and the apparition is now two bubbly children climbing over each other to get to the keyboard first. Another blink and the impression of a giggle fades into the low background humm of televisions tuned to dozens and dozens of stations simultaneously. The scenes are disparate, loud, each speaking with authority, demanding attention, imploring you to stay with us, after this break: the silent killer in your basement! A static hum builds over the noise. Lending urgency to the voices now barely perceptible until they are merely a background shriek. A single red pulse draws your eyes to the darkness at the periphery. Again. Squinting you can just make out a pinprick of light in the total darkness. A flash nearly blinds you and through the afterglow a new sensation: is this .. FOMO? A bead of sweat forms. Yes, no doubt about it. This is FOMO. Your hand hovers over the buy button... What will you do?*

Oh yeah, I might do nanowrimo again this year so maybe I should just wait.

Sounds like a good mystery game plot. Figure out what to play next.

Street of Kamurocho is free on steam.

So how's Obra Dinn for someone who doesn't typically enjoy adventure/puzzle games? Closest game to it that I enjoyed would be the Phoenix Wright series.

It hasn't been on my radar because it looks distinctly like the games I'd typically bounce off of, but I'm thinking of grabbing it on Switch for some couch gaming time with my partner.