Steam revoking CD Keys
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=TSR= Simo 27th Jun 2014


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Steam is revoking Sniper Elite III keys

Users are reporting that Steam is currently revoking Sniper Elite III keys bought from sites like CDKeys and Kinguin. Valve has yet to offer an official explanation or statement but this could be a sign that the company is going to fight back against cheap CD key selling sites.

Right now customers are receiving emails stating that a problem has occurred with the supplier and full refunds will be issued:
“We have continued to work with our supplier to find a solution to the issue that has affected your CD Key today, however despite our best efforts this has unfortunately not been possible. We understand that you are very keen to play the game that you have purchased as soon as possible but as a resolution has failed to materialize and as we are unable to offer you a replacement CD Key we have decided to take the action of issuing you a full refund rather than keep you waiting any longer.”
Some retailers are offering a discount on your next order to make up for the trouble but we don’t know if this is Valve’s first step to ridding itself of unofficial sellers.


It’s a little early to say whether or not Valve is moving to ban games bought from sites like G2A, CDKeys or Kinguin but it’s possible. Hopefully Valve will offer a statement soon.
=TSR= Simo 27th Jun 2014


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Steam response

"We appreciate that some people are upset, this is exactly why we wanted to make this offer to gamers who’ve been affected through no fault of their own.

To clarify, one of our PC retail distributors informed us that some of their allotted Steam keys were stolen. We believe these keys were then resold to multiple companies, with no payments going to either Valve or the retail distributor.

Steam were immediately informed and have now revoked that set of keys.

As a developer Rebellion are happy for you to purchase the game anywhere you see fit and support price competition in the PC market - we have in no way targeted any specific vendors (who may have also thought these keys were legitimate), just this one set of keys.

All we can suggest if you have been affected is to please contact your vendor and first ask for a replacement key, and then contact us for the free pre-order DLC if you are successful."
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