Gearbox Ends Deal with Key Reseller G2A

Gearbox Ends Deal with Key Reseller G2A

Gearbox’s publishing arm is ending its relationship with key reseller G2A, after the company failed to meet their demands and change business practices. The two were to partner around the release of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition.

“As there has been no public movement from G2A by the time Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition launched now on PC,” said Gearbox’s head of publishing Steve Gibson in a statement. “Gearbox Publishing will be doing their part to not directly support a marketplace that did not make the new public commitment to protecting customers and developers requested by Gearbox Publishing. We do not control G2A’s marketplace or where they may obtain keys from parties outside of Gearbox Publishing, but we can confirm that today we have begun executing on our extraction process.”

Public outcry prompted Gearbox to reassess their partnership with G2A. The key reseller has in the past been accused of fraud, acquiring $450,000 worth of keys from stolen credit cards – meaning developers never received payment for their product.

G2A issued the following response to Polygon: “We are in the process of talking with Gearbox, and will get back to you with an official statement after the weekend.”

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 10 Apr 2017 9:22 AM
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No surprise, there was a lot of changes to be made in a short time.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Monday 10 Apr 2017 12:05 PM
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10 April 2017, 09:22 AM Reply to drunk_monk
No surprise, there was a lot of changes to be made in a short time.
Eh, not really. All that had to do in the short term was commit to making the changes; actually implementing them had time frames of anywhere from three months to six months. And, really, they're things that G2A should be doing anyway if it wants to be a legitimate business. How does a company get off offering fraud protection as a premium service?

I never really expected G2A to actually do anything, mind you. They don't really care, and turning a blind eye to the way their service is abused is hugely profitable for them. If they cared about credit card fraud, they'd have done something about it by now.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Monday 10 Apr 2017 12:20 PM
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I actually think it's rather ridiculous that Gearbox felt that they had a right to ask. Although they were asking for what most would consider to be reasonable requests, if they felt that these changes were something needed before they'd partner with them why even consider them in the first place?
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 10 Apr 2017 12:37 PM
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10 April 2017, 12:20 PM Reply to jtbthatsme
I actually think it's rather ridiculous that Gearbox felt that they had a right to ask. Although they were asking for what most would consider to be reasonable requests, if they felt that these changes were something needed before they'd partner with them why even consider them in the first place?
Because they are a big company probably asking for Gearboxes business.

It seems more reasonable to me to say we will do this if you do that. As opposed to just saying no.

@Matt - oh my bad, I thought today was the day they needed to be in place by.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 10 Apr 2017 3:36 PM
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g2a are trying to publish a game on Steam
Credit : https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/64egmv/g2a_are_attempting_to_publish_their_own_game/
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 2:08 PM
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10 April 2017, 12:37 PM Reply to drunk_monk
Because they are a big company probably asking for Gearboxes business.

It seems more reasonable to me to say we will do this if you do that. As opposed to just saying no.

@Matt - oh my bad, I thought today was the day they needed to be in place by.
Look here no applying logic lol never crossed my mind.