After a spat of negative feedback following Green Man Gaming's decision to give in to publisher pressure and raise the price of their games, the online games retailer is offering a 30% discount on any price-gouged title.
We recently reported on the price-hiking move by Green Man Gaming, which directly contradicts their premise of being a fairly priced local retailer.
Game prices in Australia are regularly 50-100% more expensive than overseas, with no real reason other than we're willing to pay it. Retailers usually fall in line, while publishers claim that price drops would close down their local offices, and ultimately be detrimental to Aussie gaming. According to Green Man, they'll be wearing the damage in the name of keeping their promise:
“We have thought long and hard about the ANZ market that has been so good to GMG in the past and what our approach should be. We value our loyal customers in Australia and New Zealand and, as such, GMG are taking the hit so that we can offer the value you have come to expect from us.”
At first glance, it looks like the discount will just "un-gouge" the prices. While subject to change, the deal will supposedly be in effect for the next 10 years on any locally price-inflated game bought on the Green Man Gaming website.
Anyone who wants to take advantage can enter the following code: GMGAU-3J9MF-MUINW
Green Man Gaming takes one for the team [Games.on.net]