How Not To Scam Publishers For Free Games

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So: there are loads of kids out there who try and ask publishers for free games. Most of them are at least up-front about their pan-handling, maybe pointing to a YouTube or Twitch channel that nobody watches. But then there’s this guy, who was busted trying to straight-up scam indie publisher Devolver.

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I hope he actually tried to enter those codes a few times before realising.

Note that the email address “devolverdigital@gmail.com” isn’t even Devolver’s actual email, which you can find by visiting the company’s site; it’s a very old email address you’d only find in a Google search (or at the bottom of old fake press releases).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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