Ok, what's this ggFTW Game Card Center all about? Hella glad you asked.
The ggFTW Game Card Center is a legal way to get cash shop points into the hands of gamers that could not otherwise afford or obtain them. The premise is simple -- you (the gamer) want cash shop stuff and we want reviews and stuff. So, we'll swap our game cards for your reviews (and other things).
We know you probably have a few questions so we've put together this nifty FAQ list to try and answer them.
Absolutely yes. We've read every inch of the terms and conditions for the publishers and cards and we're absolutely certain we're operating within their Ts & Cs. We've even talked to a few lawyers and game publishers to make sure this is legal. It's just as legal as your parent or friend buying a card for you from the store and then handing it to you. ggFTW does not sell you the card. We buy it on your behalf and give it to you.
FTWpoints are points earned on ggFTW for different things. FTWpoints have no cash value, are not tradeable, and never expire. FTWpoints can be exchanged for game cards in the ggFTW Game Card Center.
Right now we have two ways to earn FTWpoints. The first is by writing reviews. Just write a review for a game you've played and submit it through our easy-to-use review submission system. Our games staff will look over it and post it as long as it meets our quality guidelines. The first review for a game is worth thirty (30) FTWpoints and subsequent reviews for the same game are worth ten (10) FTWpoints.
Another way to earn FTWpoints is to refer friends to ggFTW. We'll make it easier for you; if you're logged in you can use the referral link below to make sure you get credit for your friends joining. To count, your friends must make five (5) posts in our forums. Sorry, blame the cheaters for that one. Referrals are updated every week at midnight PST on Sunday automatically.
Unfortunately, we can't do that. It could potentially violate the game cards' terms of service by assigning a cash value to FTWpoints which, as we mentioned above, have no cash or cash equivalent value.
We have to work with the publishers to get cards at $5 (which take less points to earn). If you don't see a card you like, please ask the game publisher to contact us. We'll work with them to get you the game cards you want.
Because we have to keep this legal. Most of the cards have very specific countries in which they may be redeemed. To knowingly give the code to someone outside those countries could violate the terms of service. If we do that, we'd have to shut the whole thing down.
And they are absolutely correct. ggFTW will never ask you for your game account name, password, PayPal address, or other personal information when using our Game Card Center. If anyone does ask you for these things DO NOT give it to them and report it to site management (bold, blue, underlined named doods).
First, double check the code you entered. If you entered the correct code, then we're afraid you have to ask the game publisher. It's not that we don't want to help -- we can't support their websites. Feel free to give them our contact information as we can provide them more information to troubleshoot the issue.