Back in 2015, I wrote what I thought would be an evergreen article on buying PC Games with Bitcoin. Since that time, a lot has changed. Steam started accepting bitcoin and then canceled it. Indie Game Stand has shut down completely. Green Man Gaming, while I couldn’t find any documentation of them canceling bitcoin payments, the option has vanished. And Humble Bundle, my top pick, first disabled bitcoin for “certain bundles” and then dropped cryptocurrencies entirely.
On the other hand, a few new places started accepting bitcoin, and I missed a few sites last time, so an updates seems to be in order.
The following is every Bitcoin accepting PC Game-Key site I could find, from resellers surrounded by controversy to bundle sites that have been a staple of the industry for years. The experience was an up and down one. A few sites worked better than I expected, while others were like throwing my bitcoins in a black hole and hoping a PC game would come out eventually.
I’ll be ranking my experience from worst to best.
It is also important to note that the negative experiences I encountered may not be due to the site themselves. In most cases it was because of a crappy payment processor. However, sites get to choose their Bitcoin payment processor and the customer does not. So, I have no choice but to judge the experience as a whole, including payment processor issues, even if the site is not directly responsible for the problem.
G2A.com (Sixth Place):
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G2A has been a magnet for controversy in the gaming community. I don’t think all of it is warranted.