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Monday October 31, 2016

Steam Runs Out of Keys For A Game, Keeps Selling It Anyway

How does something like this even happen? It's not like you ran out of physical discs and had to wait for more, we are talking about game keys.

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There’s only one problem. Apparently Steam didn’t have enough game keys to satisfy the explosion in demand for Blacklist that occurred over the weekend thanks to the sale. While Steam sells the download for the game, players also need a special key to "unlock" it once installed. This how publishers keep track of how many copies of a game are sold digitally on platforms like Steam.

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