Green Man Gaming takes one for the team: 30% off voucher valid ONLY on ANZ price-inflated games

Green Man Gaming

By on January 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

Since being pressured by 2K Games into raising the price on Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for ANZ customers, Green Man Gaming haven’t been sitting quietly on their hands. Their solution: a voucher that gives 30% off on all titles where publishers have forced them to gouge Australians unfairly.

“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,” said Green Man to us last night. “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.”

That’s right: with the code GMGAU-3J9MF-MUINW, you can get 30% off the price of Borderlands 2, now down to $50 (and its DLC Season Pass, now $28), Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage (down to $11), Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty (down to $11), Spec Ops: The Line (down to $21), Civilization V: Gods & Kings (down to $36), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (down to $50), and NBA 2K13 (down to $36).

This code is valid for the next 10 years — although GMG warn us this may be subject to change, but that’s the plan at least. Remember, this 30% off voucher is only valid on price-gouged titles such as the ones above.

games.on.net remains very proud to be a partner with Green Man Gaming, and help bring Australians the best possible prices — even in the face of publisher gouging practices. Thanks, GMG!

PS – If you’re interested in Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, grab it while it’s still at international prices and save yourself $5! (The voucher won’t work here, as it hasn’t been price-gouged yet).

32 comments (Leave your own)

Well played GMG!

Your move publishers…

 

Well done GMG, we’re all impressed that you’ve gone back and reworked the prices for us.

 

Holy shit. GMG just got a million billion points from me. Vote with my wallet I shall.

 

Kudos to GMG, that is a bold move.

I personally sent a support email to GMG at the time expressing my dissatisfaction at the allowance of such price gouging, and I have wondered since if any of it was just falling on deaf ears. So it is reassuring to see this action taken by GMG.

 

Question now is, can we use this code in conjunction with another code? :o

 

ROFL so awesome :D

 

Actually they would be ‘awesome’ if they followed CD Projekts lead and ‘broke’ their IP checking on the website so everyone can order at the same price.

 

I approve of the Good Guy Greg image usage, and GmG’s decision on this aswell. Though I wonder if a “40%” or “50%” temporary ANZ coupon will be extended to us in the future event of these – or god forbid – any other upcoming price jacked titles going on sale.

It’s a nice gesture, but with the current 20% general use coupon for example these games like borderlands or Xcom are still actually cheaper for the US folk.

A “45%~ish ANZ” voucher while the “20% All Purpose” voucher is running would be about equivilent for instance…. or you know, Djvu’s suggestion of what Cd Projeckt/GoG did with disabling the site Ip Check would actually be preferable.. ;)

 

An excellent way to guarantee Aussies buy off them rather then anyone else. Much appreciated GMG!

 

djvu:
Actually they would be ‘awesome’ if they followed CD Projekts lead and ‘broke’ their IP checking on the website so everyone can order at the same price.

It’s either they have 2K games products on their website inflated or not at all.

Still cheaper than steam at any rate, but if you really wanted to buy Borderlands 2 you’d buy a RU key for $20.

GMG>>>>>>>>>Steam

 

The lack of commas in this comment section makes me sad…

 

PinothyJ:
The lack of commas in this comment section makes me sad…

Fair enough, but the lack of coloured text makes me Happy :D

 

PinothyJ:
The lack of commas in this comment section makes me sad…

How is this related to anything at all and why did you feel the need to say it?

 

Was awesome to get this news through from GMG this morning :D

 

For you, Pinothy:

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Now if only we could get EA games from them with the same voucher rather than them being mysteriously not there on the site when browsing from an Aussie IP.

 

Aww can’t get 30% off Bioshock Infinite =P Ah well, props to GMG anyway, been buying most of my games from there lately.

 
James Pinnell

GMG probably wouldn’t take a monetary hit here – the publishers wouldn’t be able to designate stock per region based on future purchases, so all GMG are doing is bypassing publisher agreements for RRP.

As in, publisher says “list at $xx”, so they do. But nothing is stopping them from offering a permanent “discount” on those prices.

Awesome move, anyway. I know they’d come through.

 

ginji: Now if only we could get EA games from them with the same voucher rather than them being mysteriously not there on the site when browsing from an Aussie IP.

Nothing mysterious about it, it’s Publishing agreements. Same reason we (aswell as the US folk) can’t see UbiSoft titles there (even though we could at one point about a year ago).

Probably the same reason the Yanks can’t use the 25% pre-order coupon on Bioshock Infinite, yet we can…

 

Lack of commas where. I don’t get it?Also agree with Chucky 100%, thank god for for no blue.

 
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