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MrJinxed responded to Ben Barrett comment in
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Guess how many games G2A have sold in North KoreaGuess how many games G2A have sold in North Korea
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Sadly, we can't stop writing about something just because people don't like it, or they think it's actively damaging to the industry. You take a sample of 100 people, they'd find 50 topics we write about they wished we didn't.


On a similar note, while they're still directly supporting half of Twitch and esports, our impact on the "reminding people they exist" scale is minimal. I would rather people had full knowledge of them and their business practices, from as neutral a stance as we can take, so they are fully informed when passing judgement on them - as opposed to simply pretending they don't exist and aren't a huge part of the industry.


Your point about the light-heartedness of the above will be taken under advisement, however. Thank you for the feedback.

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Of course you can. You just won't. And it's not something people THINK. It's been proven time and time again and they're damaging the industry.


Their "support" of streamers and youtubers are not out of the kindness of their hearts. It helps, like you are doing, to bring legitimacy and customers to their piece of shit business, because most people don't give a damn how illegal a key is, as long as it works for steam or whatever.


It's honestly a sad thing to see when the press puts on the blinders like this, and say "but it's not our fault, look at the rest they're also doing things".


Take a stand. Speak up. You're the press. We trust you to bring us the news and reports on things worth knowing about. Don't support a company that outwardly uses bully tactics and help destroy the industry. You should know better. Don't compare yourself to some random streamer.

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You can't say you've spent time on reporting on them and then turn around make news posts like this appear as it somehow cancels it out. You're helping legitimizing them by keeping them in people's minds, and making them seem relevant to the industry.


There's no way the above news article was interesting or relevant to anything. Being critical of them is ALWAYS needed, and is always appropriate. They help with bringing down the industry we all love. Why would you think it's acceptable to make light hearted news posts like that. They're straight up bad for the industry, and it's downright disgusting to see things like happen on this website. I hope you take a step back and make a conscious decision not to promote g2a in the future. Don't be part of the problem as the press. Just.. don't. Please.

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Sadly, we can't stop writing about something just because people don't like it, or they think it's actively damaging to the industry. You take a sample of 100 people, they'd find 50 topics we write about they wished we didn't.


On a similar note, while they're still directly supporting half of Twitch and esports, our impact on the "reminding people they exist" scale is minimal. I would rather people had full knowledge of them and their business practices, from as neutral a stance as we can take, so they are fully informed when passing judgement on them - as opposed to simply pretending they don't exist and aren't a huge part of the industry.


Your point about the light-heartedness of the above will be taken under advisement, however. Thank you for the feedback.

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Can you stop reporting on anything having to do with g2a. Fuck this shady ass company. Seriously. Can we just let this obvious grey market scam piece of crap company not get air time. Why do you support them time and time again with news pieces that aren't critical. Have you no spine anymore, pcgamesn?Reply
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totally agree with you, they offer next to nothing to the gaming community and just exist as a way for people to make money through unethical practices. G2A just needs to die already.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2's co-op lets you backstab your mates with poisoned potionsDivinity: Original Sin 2's co-op lets you backstab your mates with poisoned potions
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But like I said it's not feature but compination of several. Which is why these games are great. You have all these features and objectives and taking advantage of those you'll reach your objective different ways. Should they not have trading, crafting, and npcs that are aware of things?

But yeah maybe they used some marketing budget on it.

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You're making a very weird comparison. Having trading etc is not along the lines of having a system in that screws over your team. One where you can turn them in to get jailed, and hinder their progress. It's not just something someone tossed in using a lunch break either. It wasn't in the first game, so they've spent time theory crafting it, implementing it, and fine tuning it to their liking.


My point is you can't equate this to something like crafting. You don't see them pimp the crafting system or whatever. They've put effort and time into this absolutely useless feature which nobody wanted, and that is a real detriment to the game, in my opinion. I just really hope it means they haven't shirked other more important parts because of it, but I suppose we'll see.

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They spent time, money, and effort getting such a thing into the game, and they've been highlighting it for a while now, meaning it's something they're proud of and as such obviously think it's a feature worth taking note of.


I just think it's a complete waste of effort and money. Literally nobody wanted that I think. They could have spent the money and time doing other things that actually made sense.

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But like I said it's not feature but compination of several. Which is why these games are great. You have all these features and objectives and taking advantage of those you'll reach your objective different ways. Should they not have trading, crafting, and npcs that are aware of things?

But yeah maybe they used some marketing budget on it.

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Steam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim SweeneySteam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim Sweeney
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Gog is far superior to me since I can play those games stand alone without Galaxy if I want. Unfortunately not many big developers sell their games there.

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And that's why they're not a serious competitor to steam.

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That seems like a completely dumb feature nobody wanted. What a waste of effort. It would be fun for 2 minutes, then nobody would use it again in a coop playthrough, because it goes against the very nature of coop. If you're an asshole and working against the group, nobody wants to play with you, and why would they.Reply
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I don't think that is as much a feature but combination of several.

That was just basically trading, guards reacting to your items and crafting. All those are essential in core game anyways.

Think of it was friendly fire on :) But yeah I don't see much use for fighting against your pals but doesn't hurt that the option is there.

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Steam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim SweeneySteam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim Sweeney
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I hope something comes along that will outdo steam. Valve was great for kicking off the digital games era, but I'd much prefer if we had some choice, so we weren't essentially forced to go with Steam for everything. Yes, sure, there are other ecosystems, but they aren't anywhere near as good. Origin, Uplay, Gog. Even if you were combine the three, they still wouldn't be a serious competitor to Steam.Reply
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Gog is far superior to me since I can play those games stand alone without Galaxy if I want. Unfortunately not many big developers sell their games there.

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ELEX 2 looks to have been confirmed before the first ELEX game is even outELEX 2 looks to have been confirmed before the first ELEX game is even out
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Gotta say I'm super excited about Elex. I hope they captured what made Gothic 1+2, and Risen so damn memorable. Tough as nails, rewarding exploration, and a good story with great fighting mechanics.
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Jordan Weisman is talking to Microsoft about a new Crimson SkiesJordan Weisman is talking to Microsoft about a new Crimson Skies
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I never played the original Crimson Skies for the PC, but I loved the arcady version for the xbox original called Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. That was probably one of my favorite games for that console. I'd love to see a remake or sequel for the PC of that.
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