Razer launches its own Game Store with exclusive discounts

Do you like buying games online, gerbils? Of course you do. How do you feel about buying them from Razer, though? If that sounds appetizing, it's a thing you can do now. Razer just launched the simply-titled Razer Game Store where you can buy games that are delivered—at least for now—as Steam or Uplay keys.

The Razer Game Store is tied into the company's zVault service. We didn't really talk about zVault when it launched last year, but it offers a unified currency that gamers can use for game sales and in-game purchases. The currency is called zGold, and by using it players earn zSilver which can then be redeemed for exclusive products from Razer's store. Players can also earn zSilver by playing games launched through Razer's Cortex software.

The company promises to have exclusive deals and promotions, meaning the store isn't just a front-end for Steam. Right now, if you buy Far Cry 5, Assassin's Creed Origins, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from the Razer Game Store, you'll get a $15 voucher for your next purchase, a $10 voucher for Razer hardware, and double the zSilver you would normally have gotten. 

Razer has also partnered with Ubisoft and Bethesda to offer big discounts on those companies' titles to celebrate the launch of the service. Highlights include your pick of Ghost Recon: Wildlands or For Honor for $19.80, or your choice of Skyrim Special Edition or Dishonored 2 for just $20. Furthermore, there's a discount code available right now that offers 15% off any single game, store-wide: RGSLAUNCH15.

Currently, the Razer Game Store is available with localized content, prices, and payment methods in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. The rest of Europe can access the English-language site and pay with Euros, while other countries are free to visit a global version of the site and pay in US dollars. Razer says it is committed to making sure all of the keys it sells on its store are "fully licensed."

If you're buying from the Razer Game Store, you'll get extra zSilver if you pay with the company's zGold currency—bringing you one step closer to that killer kitty ears attachment for your headset. Gaming is already a pretty cheap hobby, but we're always happy to save money, so another storefront with its own discounts is certainly welcome.

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    • caconym
    • 2 years ago

    At least Steam will probably still be around if you want to re-download a game five years from now …

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      This service isn’t a stand-alone download service. It’s a storefront where you buy Steam and/or UPlay keys, much like the Humble store, Green Man Gaming, or other similar services.

      [sub<][i<]someone didn't read the article :)[/i<][/sub<]

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        For now. I don’t trust Razer.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    Sure, what’s one more online storefront to have running on my PC any time I want to play a game.

      • MrDweezil
      • 2 years ago

      I mean when EA/Blizz/Ubi/MS do it, at least they can throw the weight of their own games behind it to try to get people to install their stores. I have no idea how Razor thinks they’re going to get me to install this thing when they have no exclusive content to dangle.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      Check my reply to caconym elsewhere, funk.

      [sub<][i<]someone else didn't read the article ;)[/i<][/sub<] Although you will need to have Cortex running if you want to earn zSilver from playing games, it's not a requirement to use Razer's game store.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        I read the article. The rewards points are basically the only reason to download this thing in the first place, so not having it running makes it redundant. 😉

          • RAGEPRO
          • 2 years ago

          But you don’t have to download anything. (but the games.)

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            That’s what they want you to think. But the downloader is just a couple months away, no doubt.

      • EndlessWaves
      • 2 years ago

      I agree it’s better to have none at all, but if we’re stuck with storefront clients then it’s better to have a choice rather than the current steam monopoly.

      If that means a few exclusives to get enough people to adopt one in sufficient numbers, then I’m perfectly willing to put up with that.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        We do need competition. I’m just so tired of endless storefront clones, publisher add-ons, or the like. Say what you will about PC gaming being an unwalled, open landscape (and it is) but there’s a huge trade-off.

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 2 years ago

      Why do none of the storefronts use delta updates, or have reasonable memory footprints? If I run every storefront I have installed at the same time, it eats up at least a GIG of memory. Some of them even cause GPU utilisation when they don’t have a window open!!

    • cmrcmk
    • 2 years ago

    I’m firmly Krogoth about this one.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    ROFLMAO; Razer and [i<]software[/i<]?! Nope, just double-checked the calendar - April 1st was last Sunday.

      • Airmantharp
      • 2 years ago

      I’m going to assume that some of their peripheral software has been sub-par, but I will say that their ‘surround’ software which can be used by itself (good for audiophiles!) seems to work great.

      You do have to log in, if that’s a concern though.

      • WhatMeWorry
      • 2 years ago

      Razer and [url=https://www.amazon.com/Gillette-Shaving-Sensitive-Skin-Pack/dp/B001E95HJU/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1523051566&sr=8-4&keywords=shaving%2Bcream&th=1<]Shaving Cream[/url<] would be better.

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 2 years ago

      Was rubbing my eyes and double checking the date on “zVault” “zGold” “zSilver”

    • Airmantharp
    • 2 years ago

    TPP strikes again!

    /chuckie

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