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Steam has daily and weekend sales as well as publisher sales, though their biggest sales are their winter and summer sales. Steam is known for their deep discounts (discounts on games range from 10% to 95%) on games and has pushed many other stores to do the same seeing Amazon and other storefronts match their pricings when sales go up as well as hold their own seasonal sales. See More
Linux support is generally overlooked. It is recommended to disable in-game overlay and to use a real browser to interact with steampowered's website. Basic library access works usually without a hitch. Also do not expect real tech support on Linux. Forum questions of bugs often go unattended and unanswered. See More
Many older titles (10-15 years or more) are no longer supported and thus require much manual tinkering to run properly on windows 10, requiring digging though forums and trying many things. Compare that to GoG where these titles often run out-of-the-box. See More
GMG often offers discount codes on newly released games or pre-release games. For those looking to get a new release GMG is a good place to look as users can often find a discount of 15-20% off the game instead of purchasing at full price. See More
Many people have reported issue with the "Shield" subscription service, that seems to auto subscribe users when purchasing keys. It has also been reported that is is pretty difficult to get this subscription turned off, which can be frustrating for those that never wanted it in the first place. See More
Opt-out service on checkout that is easy to miss, which charges and subscribes the purchaser to something they may not need or want
As G2A is a user marketplace, keys may be purchased during sales and resold for significantly less than current market value. Because of this, keys tend to be very inexpensive in comparison to Steam, Origin, and Uplay. See More
While keys are usually legitimate, there is often no way of telling how these keys were obtained. There are cases in the past where stolen credit card information was used to purchase a bunch of game keys and then those keys would be sold on platforms like this. So in that way it's similar to Ebay as well. However, it may be that it's blown somewhat out of proportion by gaming publishers who would earn more off gamers if they'd buy brand new keys. See More
Websites like Kinguin and G2A are usually the cheapest way to get game keys. There are tricks like using discount codes for -3%, -5% or even -7% discount. These keys can usually be easily found through a simple Google search or through a Twitch streamer who's partnered with Kinguin. Another trick is not to use the shield service. It's usually a waste of a dollar, given the fact that in reality issues with game keys are rare. See More
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