Site error gives away thousands of games

Last updated 11:47 29/07/2014

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An error on the website for resulted in thousands of games being given away for free. It's since been fixed, but the digital retailer is letting anyone who benefited keep those games. 

Last week, introduced Linux games to their catalogue and launched a promotion to celebrate them. However, a number of games were accidentally listed as free during the sale, an issue that was resolved after users brought it to the attention of the site administrators. 

A number of users reported receiving free games on the forums, asking for them to be removed so that they could purchase them at the intended price.

After fixing the problem, sent an email those people who had received free games, saying that they could either keep the titles in question or have them removed from their shelves.

"Yesterday, due to a small glitch on our end, you and a bunch of other lucky people ended up getting games from the Linux Launch promo for free.

"Don’t worry, though, as it’s totally cool with us and you may keep them. Yes, we will not be removing these titles from your account and we do hope you will enjoy them!"

Of course, said it was also perfectly acceptable if players wanted them to remove the games they would.


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