Steam has on occasion killed people's CD keys that were registered via Steam, but not purchased through Steam.What does this statement mean?
I have purchased a few games via these sites.. like MW3 and SR3.
MW3 was RU (only needed activated via a VPN). No issues/no problems.
Cool!Q-BZ, yeah you could compare it to imported gray market items, like cameras bought in the US with a asian warranty and such. However, they are completely legit copies of the games, mostly just without the regional price gauging attached. These keys are NOT, and i repeat this, NOT pirated versions of the games, but totally legit. Some stores send you the original box with the CD even if you ask for it.
It's very simple -- if you do not want to risk having games removed from your account or even your account banned stick to the official sellers such as Green Man Gaming, D2D, Get Games, Gamers Gate etc.Steam has on occasion killed people's CD keys that were registered via Steam, but not purchased through Steam.
I believe there's EULA language in Steam about 3rd party CD key sites.
I recently bought Kingdoms of Amalur from them. It took almost 2 days between placing the order and getting my key. Not exactly fast, but apparently they had a shipment of games come in they needed to work on that weekend, and considering I got the game for half the price of retail, I didn't raelly complain. Other customers have reported getting their keys within minutes to a day, so YMMV on that. Their rep on facebook is pretty active on there and helps take care of customers' issues if they have any.cdkeysdirect.com worked for me multiple times
Yes, they're not listed as authroized resellers of keys although honestly they're just selling retail copies and then not shipping you the product is all. If you're not installing games that are outside your own region it's no different than going to a store a buying a physical copy and activating it on steam.Aren't these all gray market at best?