The RPS Bargain Bucket: Fluffy Thoughts

One of the sad realities of hitting your 30s is understanding that you’ll be talking your friends through some genuinely complicated situations, ranging from divorces to parental deaths. I’m sorting out the emotional ramifications of this epiphany right now, and it’s not a pleasant one. At least you can be there for the people you care about. Something something. This throwback plushie is from MadKatrina. Someone send me more!

Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
$22.34/£14.98/€20.51
Pillars of Eternity is my current jam, even though Shadows are terrible and I’m still mucking around in the first city. (Which is almost horrifically large. How am I supposed to find anyone in here? Help, Internet.) It’s nostalgic in all the right ways. The look of it evokes memories of Baldur’s Gate, without it being unneccessarily retro. Similarly, there’s so much good to be said about the writing. The sheer overindulgence in prose — good god, I’ve missed games that practically mandate hours of careful reading. And, and – honestly, just snag the game. Maybe, not now. (Although this is an okay discount outside of G2A.) But eventually. Okay? Okay.

Bioshock Infinite
$6.25/£5.00/€6.00
There’s a part of me that balks at the idea of recommending Bioshock games again and again, simply because they seem to be perpetually on discount. (Also looking at you Rockstar.) But, well. Here we are again. Bioshock Infinite is going for cheap, and well worth snagging if you’ve yet to hang out with Booker and Elizabeth. It should be noted, however, that this is in fact the Mac version. Which may or may not work with a PC. But. well. Stuff. Things. Mostly stuff.

DmC: Devil May Cry
$6.90/£4.65/€6.38
Lurid colors! Redesigned Dante! Strange, beautiful environments rippling with opportunities to craft slick, stylish deaths! What more could anyone ask for? More, I suppose. That’s how human instinct works. But for those of you that are content with brain-tweaking architecture and butter-smooth combat, DMC may appeal extraordinarily much. Sure, it’s been around for a while, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent for anyone willing to wait this long to pick up a game. Be sure to include the code for maximum value. GBCAPCOM

Child of Light
$4.34/£2.91/€3.98
Another game that I keep getting told to play, but never really find the opportunity to check out. It’s gorgeous, though. Like, “leave-as-a-fairytale-screensaver” gorgeous. Especially if you’ve got a thing for those waterschool paintings of old. Which I do. To be fair, it’s not without its issues. Those expecting a rich, complicated experience equal to the game’s aesthetics may find themselves disappointed. Combat is a straightforward affair, salad-lean as opposed to a meaty brisket. And don’t forget the code! EMCARAP78, to be precise.

Also of note:

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – $26.23/£17.59/€23.87
Hello, beautiful. It’s been a while. Bloodborne’s been painting the town red. But, you never forget your old loves. Not if you know what’s good for you, at any rate. Either way, it’s good to see you. Now, let’s see what you’ve learned what you were gone. AHEM. It looks like Scholar of the First Sin has received a mix of responses, but almost everyone appears to be in agreement that it is a prettier version of the original. The site appears to have crumpled under the weight of demand, but who knows? You might get lucky.

Stranded – $1.00/£0.67/€0.92
Strange and quiet, like Proteus except not, Stranded tells the quiet tale of a dying astronaut. Your oxygen supply is dwindling, even as you trudge through an alien landscape, millions of miles away from salvation. What happens? I don’t know. You’re going to have to discover that, if you so desire.

82 Comments

  1. Pich says:

    well, to not have the first two, for starter

  2. RaoulDuke says:

    Did you just google the name of the game and “cheap” and then post the first result? One of the links doesn’t work, one requires a VPN to access, Two aren’t available in this country and gamebillet looks like a shyster-site, it doesn’t even have a background on the title! (Although that could be down to flat design, eww)

    So the bundlestars link works, good job.

    • thedosbox says:

      Why so rude?

      Here’s a clue – RPS has a global audience. The only link that doesn’t appear to work for me is Dark Souls II – and that’s because the site appears to be overloaded.

      • Donkeyfumbler says:

        Yes a little rude and maybe a bit over-stated, but it’s hard to disagree that, particularly for UK readers, the Bargain Bucket is a shadow of what it was when the previous incumbent was doing the job (and while RPS is obviously THE worldwide authority on PC gaming these days, I’d hazard a guess that a majority of the readership is still from the UK).

        I used to keep an eye out for it every week and yes, sometimes it didn’t arrive on time or was missed entirely, but it was at least worth while. Now I glance at it occasionally if I see it on the RSS feed and I have nothing better to read.

        I have every sympathy for Cassandra if her friends are going through hard times but I’m not sure if my boss would give me a pass if I gave him the same excuse. Having made it half way through my forties now, unfortunately I have to say it doesn’t get any easier from here on in – you just have to grit your teeth and get on with it sometimes.

        • mezron says:

          “but it’s hard to disagree that, particularly for UK readers, the Bargain Bucket is a shadow of what it was”

          I’m right there with you on this as a US reader. I think also linking to sites where a vpn is needed to buy outside of the country damages the credibility of RPS. I don’t have a problem with someone doing that on their own to get something, but for a high profile site like RPS to encourage it is a letdown. It may not be illegal, but it’s not completely above board either.

          • Gormongous says:

            For a number of commenters on the site, the presence of any key sites at all in the Bucket was reason enough to be glad to see the previous proprietor gone. I didn’t agree at the time, but I do miss the greater variety that used to be here.

        • slerbal says:

          I completely agree with you. Much as it pains me to say it the Bargain Bucket was a must read that has become an avoid as I am in the UK and don’t want to get into using VPNs or dodgy sites to buy my games. RPS is based in the UK, how about making sure at least some of the deals are available to UK readers?

        • wyrm4701 says:

          Yes. When I want a deal on a game, I check savygamer. And when Lewie weighs in on a subject, he’s not wrong. Why the hell did RPS fire him? (rhetorical question is meant to illustrate my belief that it was a bad decision)

          • Pazguato says:

            Agreed. Said it before and this doesn’t get better.

          • Lachlan1 says:

            Because he’s a straight white male and therefore the enemy of RPS?

          • wyrm4701 says:

            Lachlan, please don’t respond to my posts. Your opinions are insane and usually express some weird misanthropy and hatred of all things decent and human. I wish you all the best and hope you have more fun in your life. Good luck.

        • Jenks says:

          “I’d hazard a guess that a majority of the readership is still from the UK”

          There are over 4x more RPS pageviews from the USA than the UK.

          You’re welcome, adjust your opinions accordingly.

          • Donkeyfumbler says:

            Interesting. Thanks for pointing that out – looks like my guess was wrong then. Why did you have to be quite so rude and condescending while doing so though – is it just because we’re on ‘The Internet’?

      • RaoulDuke says:

        Go here for actual deals – http://www.savygamer.co.uk

        • Creeping Death says:

          Hahaha, no. Since Lewie stopped writing for RPS his website has become even worse in regards to dodgy key sellers/deals that require VPN usage.

          • AngoraFish says:

            You don’t need an RPS post if you’re only interested in deals from GMG, Steam and the like. Just sign up for everyone’s newsletters.

            Sheesh, what’s the point of a deals article if they only regurgitate bog-standard sales from mainstream retailers?

          • malkav11 says:

            The newsletters want you to click through to see the sale details, and it’s not infrequently a large, jumbled pile of stuff that takes some effort to sort through for worthwhile purchases. The point of a deals column is to do that sorting for you and highlight particularly good buys.

    • twaitsfan says:

      Why so rude indeed. Especially when she began the post implying that she’s dealing with some crap life events too.

    • -funkstar- says:

      How lovely.

    • Timbrelaine says:

      Maybe she should offer a disclaimer:
      “Deals not necessarily available under every rock. Site-titles may not have backgrounds(!). Beware extreme entitlement in the comments.”

    • aldo_14 says:

      I was under the impression Cassandra lived in Kuala Lumpur, or at least spent part of the time there. So ‘this country’ may vary anyway.

    • Ham Solo says:

      Rude or not, he is completely right. I cannot use a single one of those discounts.

      • thedosbox says:

        Riiiiight, every deal must work in every country for this column to be worthwhile

        /s

    • alms says:

      Sorry Khassandra to hear you’re going through a rough patch, keep strong!

      And, if I can say something to you guys, these days the silly deals are almost all on Nuuvem anyway. Some of them require a VPN because, for unfathomable reasons, the keys they’re given are RoW (Rest of the World, or non-russian) but they’re not allowed to sell them in certain countries, which means you need a VPN to buy them, but then they work just fine. Not long ago I picked up Max Payne 3 and GTA IV for €1.5 each (just think of me as the cake is a lie guy) but had to put up with the VPN.

      I posted about the deal on the forums, in the PC Bargains thread. We also have a fairly extensive bundle thread, which I tended to myself for three years (PC Bargains is more of a community effort).

  3. Muppetizer says:

    Scholar of the First Sin is worth it totally for one feature alone. Pools of Blood.

    Rather than the usual activatable Bloodstains, where you get to see the ghost of someone’s final moments, Pools of Blood instead appear if multiple people have being dying in the same location… And when you activate them they show you ALL of their ghostly deaths at once.

    It’s the highest form of slapstick physical humour in games outside of Octodad.

  4. Shadow says:

    Hmm. Does Nuuvem require a VPN to access? I live in Argentina, just next door.

    That Pillars deal is mighty tempting, but damn, I just got GTA V and Cities Skylines. This is killing me.

    • Jalan says:

      Not unless you find they’ve blocked adding a given title to your cart. Otherwise the site should be accessible in general regardless of region.

    • Darkheart says:

      Fun fact: I bought Pillars from Nuuvem a week ago using Hola and I set the country to Argentina, so yes, it should work for you even without a VPN since you are in the South Americas.

    • malkav11 says:

      Every now and then a game they sell is restricted specifically to Brazil, but mostly they’re either region free (albeit sometimes requiring a VPN to add to cart), or restricted to South America.

  5. melnificent says:

    Nuuvem is a legitimate site, but requires a vpn for purchasing. #NoOceans

    • RegisteredUser says:

      This seems to be only on certain items. I have managed a purchase from my plain european connection before.
      The tougher question I guess will be whether the key activation is region locked.

      • Shadow says:

        Nuuvem seems to plainly warn about any region locks on the game’s info page. Take a look at Metro Last Light, for instance.

        REGION LOCKED: Este jogo NÃO pode ser jogado fora do Brasil”

        The text is quite understandable even if you can’t read Portuguese. At any rate, as a Spanish speaker, I can produce an accurate translation due to language similarities: “REGION LOCKED: This game cannot be played outside Brazil”.

        • Jalan says:

          If only they were more up front on whether or not one can even add a given title to the cart at all before getting the “deal not available” banner to pop up.

  6. RegisteredUser says:

    I just wanted to disapprove of the Uplay DRM in Child Of Light or promoting Uplay games in general.
    That is all.

    • April March says:

      how dare they promote games that use the restrictive, asinine DRM I don’t like instead of the restrictive, asinine DRM I like

      • RegisteredUser says:

        I don’t like any restrictive, asinine DRM. Currently the biggest culprit of not just DRM, but weird artificial ways of enforcing it with things like points that are required to unlock ingame items and functions to me is Uplay. Origin is a close second of restrictive inconvenience and incompetent patching logic.

        As for steam: There’s a really large list of games that will simply download through steam and be 100% independently playable without it of which most of my owned games list consists and the core reason for me for steam wasn’t the DRM aspects, but the online multiplayer service integration.
        And then there’s self-sold, indie bundle sold and GoG.

    • Halk says:

      Well, you know, I disapprove of Steam, but noone on RPS cares about my preference either.

      Can we maybe agree that it would be nice if RPS would indicate for each of the special offers they list in the Bargain Bucket section the DRM system used (or its absence, respectively) ?

      Then you could avoid UPlay, and I could avoid all DRM, and anyone else could do whatever their personal preference says.

      Some gaming publications already do that, and I think it is very nice service for their readership.

      • airmikee says:

        Is it really that difficult to click the link and find out for yourself? Why does that information need to be spoonfed to you?

        • Halk says:

          Of course I _could_ do that.

          But what really happens is that 90% of the time a new “Bargain Bucket” post shows up in my RSS reader, I hit DEL right away. It just isn’t worth my time, if I have to click so many links to find out for each on whether DRM-free or not.

  7. Ace Rimmer says:

    There’s also a new (proper) Humble Indie Bundle: Torchlight II, Shadow Warrior, and some other stuff. They run so many offers of varying degrees of interest these days that I almost missed that one.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      The BTA was pretty great up to 5$ (given that the EUR/USD is pretty close to parity right now), but Shadow Warrior has sold quite cheaply before and it is part of the new “bad” model of HIB to put it into a 10$ tier.
      Its a bit like with the one that had prison architect..if the actual steam sales undercut the humble “tier” it is priced in, and you only get the bundle for that particular game, its usually quite annoying.
      If you take all lower tiers into consideration as well it cushions the blow, but I still find the move to “tiers” instead of a more plain beat the average annoying. Its smart, because it instantly bumps up the price quicker and harder on their behalf, but its not an innovation I welcomed much.
      Also it is not lost on me that they intentionally send out mail notifications of the new bundles several hours into the bundle running as opposed to giving me a heads up half a day before..but again, I know and understand why.

      • Ace Rimmer says:

        I agree with pretty much all of this. At least the proper bundles still have drm-free, multi-OS offerings, but they’re obviously squeezing the lemon a bit more with their prizing schemes.

      • Person of Interest says:

        I don’t think that’s a fair complaint. Humble Bundles have always allowed you to give 0% to HB if you feel they’ve provided no value by packaging and hosting the game sale. And if you think $1/game is more than the developers deserve, then pay them what you think is fair and allocate the rest of the $10 to one of the sponsored charities.

        Also, all-at-once email blasts are bad from an operations perspective, so it’s sensible that they deliver email announcements throughout the day, regardless of how it affects the average sale price.

        • RegisteredUser says:

          Its 100% not about what I think they deserve, but plainly that if I had had to pay 10$ for every bundle I wanted to purchase, I simply would have only been able to buy a not small, but very, very tiny fraction of them in the first place, given a highly restricted disposable income.
          I don’t view the HIB as a way to cheat developers out of deserved money, but as just about the only negotiable resort left for low disposible income between piracy and “here, have what I can spare this week”. And with that an early BTA of 2-3$ is still affordable, whereas 10$ a week is just not. Its not in the singular purchase, but in the multiplicator over time.
          For those that can give its a great mix of charity plus support, but I really saw the bundles as a reach-out to those who aren’t in the 40$ game release buying league or anywhere remotely close to it.

          • Shuck says:

            Honestly, if all you can afford is a couple bucks for a whole bundle, you might as well pirate them. The developer only gets a few cents from your purchase, and if everyone is spending so little, even in aggregate it doesn’t necessarily amount to anything (especially if it’s a group or studio-made game, rather than a single, bedroom developer). This is why they’ve changed the pricing model there. If you had any technical support demands, you’d actually be costing them money with your purchase – pirating the game, so long as you didn’t have the effrontery to demand support from them – would actually be better for the developer.

      • lomaxgnome says:

        In fairness, the Humble Bundles all launch at the same time (2 pm EST) on the same day (Tuesday for “main” bundles, Thursday for weeklies), so us bundle addicts fiends generally check the site at those times in order to get in at the best price if possible.

  8. Jazzyboy says:

    There’s a site called cdkeys.com that my brother’s mentioned to me that’s bugging me. They’re offering Pillars of Eternity: Champion Edition for £19.90, AC: Unity for £14.69 and The Witcher 3 for £22.79; and a ton of other ridiculous deals for recent games.

    It seems too good to be true but I can’t find any evidence that it’s dodgy(apart from the crazy prices). There are thousands of positive reviews for it.

    Just thought somebody might be interested, and it’d be great if somebody could explain how in all the hells they can offer such deals.

    • mezron says:

      A lot of people (myself included) think that they got the keys buying the games with stolen credit cards.

    • porcelain_gods says:

      They sell keys purchased from other regions, for example Witcher 3 was on offer for around £11 in Ukraine, i think, via GOG. Nothing stopping them selling these keys on.

      • mezron says:

        That too, but weren’t they (I mean a lot of those type of sites, not necessarily cdkeys) also buying games from Humble Bundle and such, then turning around and selling them?

        They come across as just sketchy enough that I won’t buy from them. I could be wrong, they might be totally legit…

        • porcelain_gods says:

          i don’t think you can sell on bundle keys anymore??

          i would imagine if he keys are illegal then games would be pulled from seam accounts, and Ive never heard it happening.

          i think it is a personal choice if you want to bypass costs in different regions, though the question should he asked why the big difference in pricing

          • porcelain_gods says:

            sorry some awful spelling mistakes there keyboard is messed up at the moment, spelt beer on it last night @O)

          • mezron says:

            Yea, the bigger bundle sellers put hurdles in to stop this after they realized it was a problem. Here’s an article from about 6 months ago where a publisher did revoke keys, but they recanted after the shitstorm that ensued.

            link to escapistmagazine.com

          • mezron says:

            Yea, I really don’t have a problem with someone that wants to go through sites like that to get their games. If they know the potential risks and are ok with that, more power to them. I’ve done it before, and will never look down on anyone that does. That this situation exists is a symptom of the some publishers douchebaggery.

            I think RPS has grown from the “little PC Gaming blog that could” to something much bigger now. As such, linking to such sites starts to look like an endorsement, or imply that it’s safe, or otherwise ok.

            As hypocritical as it sounds (and yes, it really is hypocritical) people tend to give a pass to the little guy, and hold the bigger guy to a different standard. I think RPS is in the bigger guy group now, and therefore given a lot of credibility and trust. To link to key resellers damages that IMHO.

    • AngoraFish says:

      I’ve purchased several games through them. I’ve had only one problem, and in that case was refunded without complaint (let’s hear someone say that about Steam, heh).

      Mainly these companies purchase keys from low-price regions like Thailand and on-sell them, which publishers obviously frown upon.

      Every couple of years a publisher cancels a small number of keys that they later discover have been purchased in this way, and through short and deliberately vague media statements encourage people to falsely believe that the keys (or the credit cards) have been “stolen” in some way (although the word “stolen” is never actually used).

      The publishers then let internet white knights pop up in their defence, who happily jump to the publisher’s intended criminal implications and use words like stolen and crime over and over again. Usually someone chimes in with “first hand” experience because they had a credit card number stolen once (haven’t we all), and they are certain a Steam rep told them it was used by someone somewhere to purchase games. Every hysterical anti-cd key site rumbling thereafter automatically becomes 100% credible.

      #nooceans

    • Hyoscine says:

      Cheers, just used the cdkeys site to buy Pillars. I think it’s probably a grey market thing, which I’m personally okay with. Anyway, the phone verification aspect had me worried, but it was pretty painless really. Based on that one transaction, I’d use them again.

  9. melnificent says:

    Indiegala has a 12 game $3 friday bundle, bundlestars is rocking some good deals at the minute too. Humble has a proper indie bundle including torchlight 2.

    These are just this week’s bundle offering. All are steam keys, which I know some hate. But indiegala also has commando jack for free on one of their pages

  10. Chaoslord AJ says:

    My sympathies. My thirties were easier with regard to my friends: they all married, built a house and spawned lovely kids. Only old me needs fixin’. And to quote Doctor Who: “Everybody lives.”
    Guess those problems will come up in the forties then.
    It’s shit when loved ones die but even the thirties have their merits in the end like the other seasons and I hope it’ll show for you soon.

    How about a GTA 4 discount now?

  11. Siimon says:

    Newegg has select Ubisoft PC Digital Download Games on sale. Save an extra 15% off with promo code EMCARAP78.

    Notable games after 15% off

    Far Cry $2.12
    Far Cry 2 $2.12
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon $3.18
    Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry $3.18
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger $3.18
    Assassins’ Creed: Director’s Cut Edition $4.24
    Assassin’s Creed: III $4.24
    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations $4.24
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood $4.24
    Child of Light $4.34
    Trials Fusion Standard Edition $6.79

  12. RaoulDuke says:

    I DO not endorse this google search – link to google.co.uk

  13. phelix says:

    With all the negativity in the comments, let me add that this week’s plushie is ADORABLE and I sort of want an Octopus as a pet now

  14. Kaeoschassis says:

    <3

  15. davorable says:

    Sorry to hear that things are rough for you and your friends right now. That plushie is awesome. I want you to know that I read this primarily to hear what you and other RPS people think about certain games so I hope you don’t feel pressure to find the most obscure and maybe questionable deals (and for the Plushie pictures but i understand if people aren’t submitting new ones you can’t post them :P). I don’t mind at all if you stick to obvious deals. I really enjoy your writing. Take care of yourself.

    • thedosbox says:

      This. Having recently lost my mother to cancer, I know how difficult it is to keep on top of regular responsibilities while also dealing with the emotional fallout.

      I also find the column useful as a gathering point for RPS to opine on the games available for sale, or to link other less publicised sales.

      Thanks for keeping at it Cass <3

  16. Creeping Death says:

    Quite a few complaints in this weeks comments and honestly the deals themselves are a bit… well, naff. Got me thinking. Perhaps the bargain bucket shouldn’t necessarily be a weekly feature? Lets be honest, there isn’t always going to be great deals for every 52 weeks of the year.

    Though the thought of not getting a weekly plushie does sadden me somewhat….

    • Jalan says:

      Given the lack of new photos, maybe bi-weekly wouldn’t be that bad a reality to explore.

  17. Dilapinated says:

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through such a rough patch at the moment. :(

    Lots of people being mean today. Humm.

    • Jalan says:

      Wouldn’t it be her friends that are going through the rough patch? Why is it that everyone seems to be misinterpreting that sentence in this article?

      I’m starting to think I might be sociopathic (or something), since I keep looking at it as her coming to the realization that it’s time to relieve herself of the emotional constipation that was her late 20s and start considering the lives of others.

  18. apa says:

    RaceRoom R3 (or whatever it’s complete name is) has all tracks and cars -50% for the easter.

    (and why the hate, it’s not cool good people!)

  19. zapatapon says:

    The negativity in some comments is appalling, especially given the obvious self-contradictory nature of the complaints (“I want to be presented obscure, hard to find deals from non-mainstream sites without any region restrictions but an immediately recognizable assurance of credibility and respectability!”)

    I used to love Lewie’s column too but let’s face it, that time has long passed. The structure of the deals has evolved a lot in two years too, a comparison to a memory of Lewie’s column from two years ago does not make sense nor do Cassandra justice. With the information more readily available and immediately widespread it is to be expected that the amazing deals we expected to see weekly 3,4 years ago are simply drying out (except perhaps for key resellers, but I respect RPS’s policy of avoiding them)

    Although isthereanydeal allows to track the most obvious venues, so that these are hardly featured here any more, apparently not everyone uses it and maybe an “obvious mainstream deals” section without detailed comments would still be useful to some.

    • AngoraFish says:

      This -> The negativity in some comments is appalling, especially given the obvious self-contradictory nature of the complaints (“I want to be presented obscure, hard to find deals from non-mainstream sites without any region restrictions but an immediately recognizable assurance of credibility and respectability!”)

    • porcelain_gods says:

      There is one, at a push two, negative posts about the article the rest of the comments are about deals

  20. Darko Drako says:

    The bargain bucket is consistently poor now.

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  22. tylerryan79 says:

    Just google steam deals reddit and/or game deals reddit. Cross reference prices of the games at isthereanydeal.com to see if its a historical low for a game your interested in, or if its cheap enough that you want it if its not.

    I have only seen nuvuum being the “shadiest” of deals, but buy where you feel comfortable. Also Id link directly but I dont know how :(. Im special.

    • malkav11 says:

      Nuuvem is a perfectly respectable vendor selling legitimate, publisher-distributed keys. The only possibly shady part is circumventing IP restrictions on what regions can add those keys to their cart, but those restrictions aren’t present on all games or all regions. (And if the publisher really wants to limit where those keys can be used, it’s easy enough to region lock it, as is not uncommon and clearly highlighted on Nuuvem). It’s still a matter of what you’re comfortable with, for sure, but I think it’s a whole lot less potentially problematic than doing business with sites where the provenance of the product is unknown and you take a real risk of an account ban or having the key removed from your account. It’s more of a moral grey area because clearly the publisher intent is to sell at different prices in different regions, and you’re evading that intent. Personally I’m okay with that because policies like region-based pricing fundamentally fail to account for how the internet works, but I would never belittle someone for having a different take on the subject.

      • Wulfram says:

        Nuuvem’s terms and conditions require that you are located in South America. So buying from them if you’re not is a little shady.

        • malkav11 says:

          Huh. You are correct, they do. I would never have known that because who actually reads Terms and Conditions?