Post by Dan @ 06:21pm 17/01/13 | 19 Comments
Popular digital download game keys retailer Green Man Gaming has responded to pressures to regionally discriminate on some of their games (currently only those published by 2K Games), by pledging a 30% rebate coupon code for affected titles (thanks Deviouz).
GMGAU-3J9MF-MUINW2K Games had reportedly insisted the retailer jack up prices for their games being sold to Australian and New Zealand visitors, as is customary for Australian publishers, and not wanting to lose their distribution access, Green Man sadly obliged.
However, the discount code nullifies the markup in most instances (and actually exceeds it in a couple), so everybody wins. Green Man gets some good will (and the opportunity to charge the occasional wealthy, apathetic customer the higher price), 2K gets their regular gouge price, and customers using the coupon get a fair deal.
The retailer claims the code will be valid for the next 10 years, a gesture somewhat muted by the caveat that it's "subject to change", but we imagine that tune could change quite fast if other major publishers take notice and request the same treatment.
Head over to Green Man Gaming (disclaimer: affiliate link that throws a few dollars AusGamers' way for any subsequent purchases made) to take advantage of their generosity. Search for "ANZ" to browse price discrimination affected titles.