Steam Censoring Links To CD-Key Vendors

Steam Censoring Links To CD-Key Vendors

Steam Censoring Links To CD-Key Vendors

Steam Censoring Links To CD-Key Vendors


In addition to known torrent sites, Steam is now censoring links to many known 3rd party key resellers on Steam Chat in order to reduce the popularity of such sites. 

While on the surface it may look like Valve is simply trying to get buyers to by directly from them, increasing their potential profit, we must remember that the CD key market is a rater grey area, where it is unknown if these keys are legitimate or even legally obtained.  

So far we know that the 3rd party key retailers CDKeys.com, G2A and Kinguin.net have been blocked by Steam, but it is expected that many more sites are already blocked or will be blocked int he near future.  


Steam Censoring Links To CD-Key Vendors

(This has happened mere moths after Steam started censoring links to Torrent sites)


While it is still easily possible to go to and buy steam keys from these sites we must remember one thing, that they do not offer the same level of customer support that Steam does, as most of these resellers will not offer a refund for your purchase, which is something that steam has already implemented.

Let us not forget that in the past CD keys from 3rd party resellers have been revoked in the past, as key from these sites can originate from stolen credit cards or other illegal means. As always buyers should take care when purchasing game keys outside a known trustworthy source. 


You can join the discussion on Steam Censoring links to 3rd party game key resellers on the OC3D Forums. 


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Most Recent Comments

26-06-2015, 08:18:45

I purchased Counter-Strike: Global Offensive through G2A a while back. The key got revoked, and I didn't purchase G2A shield. I reached out to G2A, and got a full refund (which I definitely didn't expect). Of course I prefer buying through Steam, but CD-Key Vendors aren't that bad imo.Quote

27-06-2015, 04:15:19

I take it buying from say CDkeys website then entering the key through steam don't work anymore either?Quote

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