Cyberpunk 2077 for $26.69

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I should also preface this with the fact that I bought the game 3 times, at the full price $60 (on Steam, GOG, and Stadia).

I've been waiting for a good open-world cyberpunk game forever (probably at least 20 years) so I have no problem giving CDPR close to $200 for making this happen.
 

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They should make games pay what you want. Then maybe devs will make decent games again.


I know this is a flawed business model.
 

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If they have a system that can run this game, affordability of $60 is fairly assumed. If they can't afford to pay $60 for a game, they have other priorities they need to address immediately. Gaming is a luxury market, not a necessity.
You can run Cyberpunk 2077 fine on a $100 used graphics card from ebay at 1080p reduced settings.
Heck RandomGaminginHD on YouTube even managed to run it on an Athlon 3000G iGPU, but had to drop to 720p at 50% resolution scale. At that point it is probably not enjoyable though.
Right, so a game that was worked on for 7 years, with 100 hours of gameplay to 100%, is only worth $30?
What people are willing and able to pay isn't related to how much was sunk into the product.

There is a reason why games drop in price a while after release (except Nintendo games). It is to capture that part of the market which is ready to pay $30 but not $60.
 

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For PC version: You can install Hola VPN addon/extension to your browser (it's free), change your country to a Russia server and buy the game directly on the Russia GOG Store. You can scroll down to the bottom of the store to change the language to English and currency to USD. You only need to use the VPN once to buy the game.

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After that, it is not required to download and play. Can pay via Paypal Credit for extra security.



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You can use other VPNs as long as they have a Russia server, you can also connect to an Ukraine server but the price will be $30.

Link to install Hola VPN addon:
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/...unblocker/
Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstor...meio?hl=en

https://www.gog.com/
is the chrome link no good?
 
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The fact that this was an option from release day and still works should also tell you something. They welcome the $30 purchase for many reasons. As stated before, you are buying direct from the developer, not some shady resold or stolen keys. The game has also been available to pirate since day one, so there is that. I see no reason to shame people for buying this game for 30 bucks.
 

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Awshit, forgot trying to find a way to activate on Steam doesn't work. I almost pulled the trigger. Last thing I need is another game platform. No soup for me.
 
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Awshit, forgot trying to find a way to activate on Steam doesn't work. I almost pulled the trigger. Last thing I need is another game platform. No soup for me.
I prefer GoG. I have the launcher installed since I like it, but you can just download it from their website and then never use any of it again. All games from GoG are DRM free, you can add it as non-steam game.
 

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Not gonna bother here....hola is not free anymore aside from one hour a day? Plus the privcacy concerns? I can wait for the half price steam sale or equevalent that doesnt need vpn
 

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Not gonna bother here....hola is not free anymore aside from one hour a day? Plus the privcacy concerns? I can wait for the half price steam sale or equevalent that doesnt need vpn
I did it to Ukraine with my PIA VPN that I normally use.
 

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Shameless plug: You can install softether VPN and connect to a russian IP that way. It's free and the VPNs are basically provided by other people's home internet, or in some cases universities. It's a project designed to help people in repressive regimes circumvent censorship, but you can also use it for a free VPN to various countries.
 

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Not gonna bother here....hola is not free anymore aside from one hour a day? Plus the privcacy concerns? I can wait for the half price steam sale or equevalent that doesnt need vpn
Only need the VPN connection for the initial purchase, not needed afterwards. Definitely recommended to uninstall Hola once you are done (more recommended to use other VPNs with Russia connection).
 

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For buying this. They give $5 for every $250 spent.
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This post wins the thread. People going back and forth about whether it's ethical to use a VPN to be cheap about buying a game overseas and Azphira stops in to flex getting rewards points from buying a $1900 monitor :ROFLMAO: I really appreciate you posting that, it literally made me LOL while reading the thread.
 

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The fact that this was an option from release day and still works should also tell you something. They welcome the $30 purchase for many reasons. As stated before, you are buying direct from the developer, not some shady resold or stolen keys. The game has also been available to pirate since day one, so there is that. I see no reason to shame people for buying this game for 30 bucks.
Yeah this really should be emphasized. The whole reason for charging less in certain regions for software is less about altruistic goal of entertainment for all regardless of income, and more to find some happy medium between affordable to the point of reducing piracy, this is why we see reduced cost in countries like Russia and China with abnormally high piracy rates but not quite as much throughout Africa or South (and central) America.
So if someone buys a game for $30 when they could just as easily pirate it, it still fulfills the same result. Now before anyone counters "well they would buy it for $60..." yeah and every download is a lost sale too :p
 

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Yeah this really should be emphasized. The whole reason for charging less in certain regions for software is less about altruistic goal of entertainment for all regardless of income, and more to find some happy medium between affordable to the point of reducing piracy, this is why we see reduced cost in countries like Russia and China with abnormally high piracy rates but not quite as much throughout Africa or South (and central) America.
So if someone buys a game for $30 when they could just as easily pirate it, it still fulfills the same result. Now before anyone counters "well they would buy it for $60..." yeah and every download is a lost sale too :p
I agree. That's a great point.
 

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Serious question please edumacate me.

What does the company lose when a person purchases the game at $30 here but never intended to purchase at $60?
 

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Serious question please edumacate me.

What does the company lose when a person purchases the game at $30 here but never intended to purchase at $60?
Nothing, it's still a legit purchase from gog so cdpr still gets their normal cut just based on $30 instead of $60. It's not like buying from a shady grey key market site or pirating the game that does nothing to help the devs.
 

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Only need the VPN connection for the initial purchase, not needed afterwards. Definitely recommended to uninstall Hola once you are done (more recommended to use other VPNs with Russia connection).
My current Internet is at most 15Mb....So with 1 hour usage a day it would take about a week to download. Plus im not posative all that Hola stuff can be completly removed without doing a lot of work. Id be more inerested in getting a trusted vpn?
 

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Same schmuck drives his Audi into my shop and expects me to drop everything I'm already fixing to work on his car and expects me to do it for half price everyone else pays. I tell him GTFO of my shop.
Nah, this is like the guy taking his audi to a shop in the next town where parts and labor is 50% of your shop which he considers overpriced. He just has to teleport his car over there, but still.
 

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It's still $26.69
I just purchased it, Surf Shark works great :D
 
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Xrave

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My current Internet is at most 15Mb....So with 1 hour usage a day it would take about a week to download. Plus im not posative all that Hola stuff can be completly removed without doing a lot of work. Id be more inerested in getting a trusted vpn?
Agree, trusted VPN is much better...assuming a VPN with servers in Russia can be trusted...
 

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My current Internet is at most 15Mb....So with 1 hour usage a day it would take about a week to download. Plus im not posative all that Hola stuff can be completly removed without doing a lot of work. Id be more inerested in getting a trusted vpn?

I had the Hola Firefox plug-in installed for 7 minutes. I'm not sure what you're referring to with "completely removed." What else needs to be removed?
 

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$30 is my price point. I wouldn't buy it at $60, $50, or $40 so they aren't losing anything from me right now. I either pay $30 now or pay $30 nine months from now. It's the same $30.

9 months from now your $30 might get a better game though. I'm not touching this for at least 6 months.
 

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Right, so a game that was worked on for 7 years, with 100 hours of gameplay to 100%, is only worth $30?
They set the price. We live in a global economy. Nothing about this is “sketch.” If you wish to pay more, pay more. No one is stopping you. But, you aren’t more noble than those that don’t.

Odd world we live in when consumers defend paying more when a perfectly legal and legit method exists to purchase at a lower price.

We aren’t talking about Grey/Black market keys. we are talking regional pricing.
 

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Guys, Hola VPN is literally a browser plug-in. Installs and removes very easily. It's legit - although, like anything else "free" - you are the product, so know that for the 5 minutes you're using it to save $30+ they will have logs on your activities. :)
 

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Showed this to a coworker and he got it for 26.97. Thanks for the heads up on this one.
 

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I had the Hola Firefox plug-in installed for 7 minutes. I'm not sure what you're referring to with "completely removed." What else needs to be removed?
whether true or not some people claim it installs stuff that doesnt quite uninstall after removing...(just reading some of the reviews from users) in other words spyware....But maybe its nothing? I might give it a chance if it were not the one hour a day thing and just run a few scans with a few spyware programs afterwards like malwarebytes and others.
 

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Christ, if you guys are that cheap, and insist on going through with a russian VPN just to stick it to the developer of a glorious, genre defining PC title, FFS at least use the Windows Sandbox feature in Win10 to do the VPN deed and get out. It's a great temp environment.
 

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Christ, if you guys are that cheap, and insist on going through with a russian VPN just to stick it to the developer of a glorious, genre defining PC title, FFS at least use the Windows Sandbox feature in Win10 to do the VPN deed and get out. It's a great temp environment.
I wouldn't have bought it for $60 .. so now they are actually making something off of me... o_O
 
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