What you need to know
- G2A is an online game code reseller.
- Over the past few years, it's been criticized for selling stolen codes.
- Today, the company admitted that 123 stolen codes were sold for Wube Software's game Factorio.
- G2A has compensated the developer around $40,000 because it promised to give "ten times the value."
G2A is an online game reseller that has been criticized for years as to how it acquires codes. Many developers say that these codes are stolen, but G2A denied this until now. Today, the company posted the following on its website (opens in new tab). It admitted that 123 keys for the game Factorio were stolen, and it has given developer Wube Software around $40,000 — $39,600 to be exact — in compensation.
Kotaku was curious as to why G2A conducted an internal investigation and the company said the following.
It's unclear if this is accurate, but that's the explanation that G2A provided.
Do you use G2A? What do you think of this issue? Let us know.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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