In the apparently infinite battle-rap between builders and key reseller market G2A, the store has lobbed a lyrical bomb again at Unknown Worlds. As we reported yesterday, Subnautica and Natural Selection 2 developer Charlie Cleveland alleged: “We paid $30,000 to deal with credit card chargebacks because of G2A.”
G2A’s fascinating response: “Selling keys on a marketplace which was yet to come into existence seems unreasonable at best.”
If it have been as much as me, the remainder of this submit would simply be an infinite clicker game about consuming popcorn. This is tit-for-tat of the very best, most entertaining order. I’ve to confess, I by no means anticipated them to drop such a line on us all.
Here’s what they mentioned: “Launched in 2014, G2A Marketplace was celebrating its fifth birthday this yr. The mentioned keys have been allegedly stolen and bought earlier than March 8, 2013 – 6 years in the past. Charlie wrote: ‘We paid $30,000 to deal with credit card chargebacks because of G2A.’ That’s simply slander, and we anticipate him to at the least edit his posts, if not straight up apologize.
“However, if Charlie Cleveland would love us to rent knowledgeable auditing firm to verify if the keys from earlier than 2014 appeared on a non-existing market, we encourage him to contact the G2A Direct workforce, as per the preliminary supply.”
They help this with a picture of the location from early 2013, trying like an web area holding web page. I did some digging to confirm it, and it’s powerful. The archive.org web page for 2013 begins in January, however stays clean. The June 2nd snapshot reveals the location G2A web site we’re all too conscious of, and the final snapshot of 2012 reveals the picture they shared.
This is all effectively and good, however each side are beginning to really feel a tad performative. I would like the following step to incorporate some documentation, or I’m sacking the writers and bringing somebody in who is aware of how you can craft a narrative with a decision.