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The end of selling game codes you get from buying a new GPU on the Members Market.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ace Modder, 2 Feb 2017.

  1. Ace Modder

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  2. BriT

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    lol tight *****. You pay £600 for a 1080 or whatever and they are worried about you making 40 quid from selling them?
     
  3. asim18

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    lol what next...

    They will start having DRM just to install drivers lol, you will only be able to activate your graphics card once. You wont be able to sell your old graphics cards on eBay because the market for used GPUs is thriving and eBay are taking 10% of the sales while nVidia gets zilch.
     
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  4. Ace Modder

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    Silly isn't it. Surely the games are meant to be a nice way to enhance the sales by offering a nice extra, but this is screwing that up for people now.

    I hope AMD smash Nvidia with their new cards now. Nvidia forcing people to tie steam/uplay/origin accounts to GEFORCE experience. I wonder if they are doing this so they can slurp up your gaming data habits to sell on. Either way, its crap.
     
  5. Feek

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    Before this discussion gets right under way, please do not turn it into an AMD vs Nvidia thread.
     
  6. Ace Modder

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  7. adolf hamster

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    Surely its ok if you already have the game?
     
  8. neil_g

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    If the article is correct and you never actually get a code to sell on, you just won't be able to sell it.
     
  9. Ace Modder

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    Well reading the article, I have a feeling you get a code you put into GEFORCE experience which will check you have the relevant card, so you could in theory sell to somebody who has the same card, but that limits your customer base I suppose.
     
  10. Five.Stars

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    Will it not be a case that you will redeem code via GE which as you say, will check you have a qualifying card. Once it validates that it will give you the key to be put in to Steam/ Origin/ Uplay to redeem?

    Therefore, technically once you have gotten this code from Nvidia, you can still sell this without redeeming it yourself?

    Afterall, Geforce Experience isn't a platform in itself to install games and I don't believe it links to your Steam/ Uplay/ Origin accounts!
     
  11. Five.Stars

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    And it also has to be pointed out, it has ALWAYS been against the T&C's to sell these games.
     
  12. Kelt

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    Pretty mean spirited move from Nvidia.

    If AMD do a game code giveaway in the future and don't follow suit, it would sway me to buy from them and not Nvidia.
     
  13. Kuros

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    A little disappointing to hear this, to be fair.

    I gave away the games I got with my intel i6700k to friends (because I didn't want to play them)...

    I guess this will just mean they'd sit there unused.
     
  14. markomania

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    I guess you could link your friends steam to your pc briefly so giving it to them should still work?

    Still a crappy thing to do
     
  15. Maccy

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    They can continue to be sold until the block is put in place.
     
  16. cheesyboy

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    Suspect it'll be the game publishers pushing this, not Nvidia.

    I mean, why would Nvidia care?
     
  17. Nate75

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    Good point. Also if one did and the other didn't for 2 similar performing cards it may swing you to go the other, amd?
     
  18. Tom0

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    What happens if you wanted to gift it to someone?

    Like a friend and I swapped game codes. I had a code for a game I already had (Assassins Creed). He was in the same situation with a different game (Rainbow Six). He wanted my code, I wanted his. They were equal value at the time so we swapped and we had both games without wasting a code.

    Just miserly.
     
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  19. Kenai

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    Especially so as a good chunk of those people with the same card will already have the free games from buying their own card :p
     
  20. Hades

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    Well that's great when you want to upgrade your own card. When I next buy a card I'll just have to assume the games are worthless and consider whether the price is worth it for the card alone.