G2A opened up its transaction history to be analyzed by an independent auditor. As a result, the company has had to pay out $39,600 to one developer.
G2A has responded to claims from Charlie Cleveland for $30,000 chargebacks that the G2A marketplace didn’t exist when these stolen keys were sold, so they can’t be held responsible.
A second developer is demanding that G2A repay money they have lost due to illegally obtained copies of their game sold through the site’s marketplace.
Wube Software has applied to the offer from G2A for being paid back ten times the chargeback fees the studio has had to pay.
In a petition which has been launched against them, G2A are defending themselves, claiming that being able to re-sell game keys is a good thing.
PC games can be sold as box products or as digital downloads. Increasing number of games are sold as downloads, because it’s easier and more convenient both for buyers and sellers.