Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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Bleibeidl Mar 17, 2013 @ 10:26am
UWE gets credit card scammed, puts blame on the gamers
read here: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/08/natural-selection-keys/
and here: http://unknownworlds.com/blog/beware-shady-key-resellers-and-discount-steam-keys/

how can a key be illegal from a gamers view if he didn't break any region restrictions and actually paid for the product? it's not the buyers fault if it takes them MONTHS to clear the status, and then just cancel the keys validity.
your financial institution should have taken care of that long ago, and if they didn't tha'ts what they have insurance for.

won't buy another copy.
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Razor_Edge Mar 17, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
this post is LOl
.neo. Mar 17, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
they should simply refund all the people who have had their keys blocked.. it's that simple. They get money from their insurance...where does it go?
BiteThePain Mar 17, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Ignorance abound.
Squishpoke Mar 17, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
You have to get a refund from the seller who sold you the bad key. That way you'll get your money back and the seller will lose out.

If they refuse to give you a refund, well... kind of proves the point, doesn't it?
Krimsonk Mar 17, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by Mongoose:
Actually, the article you've linked is pretty clear. Legit keys can be bought from Steam and from UWE website. If you got them elsewhere, it's your own fault.

As the saying goes, "I am not rich enough to buy cheap things.", keep that in mind.

This, the only authorized sellers are UWE and Steam.
Bleibeidl Mar 17, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
So why do they take months to invalidate the keys?
It gives me very much less of a proving point against the seller, even if this info is semi-public.
There is still only UWEs statement floating in the air, nothing else.
Rautapalli Mar 17, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
UWE didn't get scammed. You did. You bought the game from a reseller that was selling stolen copies. Maybe keep away from these shady cd-key resellers next time.
Bleibeidl Mar 17, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
They fail to collect their money, but push on the blame to me.
No I don't expect a refund at this point, but they can't expect another sale, that was clearly the motive of the revocation (right after the 10euro sale :)).
Don't sell THOUSANDS of keys without getting clearance of the cards. Thanks.
Next time dont be a total cheap ♥♥♥ and buy the game from a legit website, you have no one else to blame but yourself.
bryonhowley Mar 17, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
If you did not get the key from Steam or the Developer then it is your fault and no one else period.
angelous Mar 17, 2013 @ 7:48pm 
Originally posted by Mongoose:
Actually, the article you've linked is pretty clear. Legit keys can be bought from Steam and from UWE website. If you got them elsewhere, it's your own fault.

As the saying goes, "I am not rich enough to buy cheap things.", keep that in mind.

I think the Mexican equivalent is something like "Cheap things are expensive"
DYMAXION Mar 17, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
OP is in charge of reading comprehension.
Krimsonk Mar 18, 2013 @ 12:25am 
Flame on?
Kree Mar 18, 2013 @ 12:31am 
This isn't any different than buying stolen goods off the street. If you go to shady websites, then prepare for this type of thing. In the end, your stolen property was confiscated and returned to the owner (UWE). Talk to the people you purchased it from if you want a refund.
Last edited by Kree; Mar 18, 2013 @ 12:37am
Originally posted by Sundoz:
So why do they take months to invalidate the keys?

Because it takes time for the banks to finally charge back the costs to the developer after failing to get money from the fraudlent credit cards.

It gives me very much less of a proving point against the seller, even if this info is semi-public.
There is still only UWEs statement floating in the air, nothing else.

Considering you essentially bought stolen goods, why are you so upset at the developer? If anything, you should be upset at the fraudlent seller you bought it from and yourself. In the analog world, when you buy a stolen product that is later found to be stolen, it gets confiscated. This isn't any different.

It's your own fault you bought from a shady dealer.
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Date Posted: Mar 17, 2013 @ 10:26am
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