Old TotalBiscuit video (2017) explaining the situation between Gearbox and G2A. Gearbox ultimately cancelled their partnership.


Old TotalBiscuit video (2017) explaining the situation between Gearbox and G2A. Gearbox ultimately cancelled their partnership.




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  1. Hi! If you’re lamenting that you were scammed by a gray market seller or asking about whether a seller is legit, please see [this article about key resellers](https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/2yhlw4/key_resellers_and_what_they_mean_for_you/). If you want a secure purchase, only purchase keys from authorized sites. G2A, Kinguin, CDKeys and others are not authorized and rely on third parties (sometimes with illegal methods) to provide keys. *(If this comment has nothing to do with this thread, please report it so the mods can take me away!)*

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  2. If you prefer a text version, twitlonger has you covered. The video is mostly a recording of a statement that John Bain wrote on twitter.

    [Transcription](http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spp1mm)

    Make sure to check either the video description or the transcription to have part of the documentation that TB forwarded to Gearbox.

    The demands were the following:

    > “Gearbox Publishing heard loud and clear the concerns voiced by John “TotalBiscuit” Bain. Gearbox was then provided with a lot of documentation on the subject, after which John was gracious enough to spend time across the last two days with our head of publishing Steve Gibson to put together a proposal and a deadline for G2A to act upon.
    >
    > * Before Bulletstorm Steam launch, G2A makes a public commitment to this: Within 30 days, G2A Shield (aka, customer fraud protection) is made free instead of a separate paid subscription service within terms offered by other major marketplaces. All customers who spend money deserve fraud protection from a storefront. To that end, all existing G2A Shield customers are notified by April 14th that fraud protection services are now free and they will no longer be charged for this.
    >
    > * Before Bulletstorm Steam launch, G2A makes a public commitment to this: Within 90 days, G2A will open up a web service or API to certified developers and publishers to search for and flag for immediate removal, keys that are fraudulent. This access will be free of charge and will not require payment by the content holders.
    >
    > * Before Bulletstorm Steam launch, G2A makes a public commitment to this: Within 60 days implement throttling for non-certified developers and publishers at the title, userid, and account payable levels for a fraud flagging process. This is to protect content providers from having large quantities of stolen goods flipped on G2A before they can be flagged.
    >
    > * Before Bulletstorm Steam launch, G2A makes a public commitment to this: Within 30 days, G2A restructures its payment system so that customers who wish to buy and sell legitimate keys are given a clear, simple fee-structure that is easy to understand and contains no hidden or obfuscated charges. Join the Ranks of other major marketplaces.
    >
    > Gearbox Publishing won’t support a marketplace that is unwilling to make these commitments and execute on them.”

    On April 2017 Gearbox cuts ties with G2A and issued the following statement ([source](https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-04-07-gearbox-cuts-ties-with-g2a-after-game-key-reseller-fails-to-meet-demands)):

    > “As there has been no public movement from G2A by the time Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition launched now on PC, 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.”

  3. Gearbox is run by a pedo

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    G2A isn’t… so by deduction G2A is pretty cool, especially how they have cracked down on fraudulent purchases too. Just indies gotta learn to stop handing out free keys if they dont want to see their games sold via grey market.

  4. People are really immortalized in their art. Biscuit may have left us but as future generations view his archives they’ll learn more about him, maybe even more than we or perhaps even his family know of him now, they’ll formulate their own opinions on things using his work as reference, maybe even get into whichever industry because of him. He may be gone but he’s still out there influencing the world and the people in it not unlike if he were still a part of it.

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