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Good Old Games unveils Steam-like digital platform

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Jun 6, 2014
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  1. Retro PC gaming specialist Good Old Games (GOG) is launching a digital platform similar to Steam. GOG Galaxy, announced during CD Projekt Red's annual conference, is being marketed as a completely optional service according to a report from GameSpot.

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,930   +1,161

    No DRM is always better than any DRM. Bought some great games at GOG over the years. Steam does it pretty well so GOG will have to work hard to reach that level, but they seem enthused and capable so I look forward to their result. Though I have been forced (by DRM) to join some other somewhat similar sites, I object to coercion and rarely visit them.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,094   +1,545

    You have to give props to GOG. Not just for this, but what they've done from day one. Providing inexpensive, DRM-free old-school games that have been tweaked to operate on modern operating systems. Then routine sales that rival anything Steam has done with their sales and now this new GOG Galaxy platform.

    These guys are a shining example of how to do it right. I have several games purchased from GOG - will be interesting to see how this Galaxy platform works.
    MrBlkfx1 and spectrenad like this.
  4. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +205

    I'm all for this! This at the very least will force steam to really think about it's client if it's successful. This is nothing but good news for us consumers / gamers. I'll be keeping a close eye on this project.
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  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I really should buy more games from them.
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,624   +2,363

    As long as its a *truly* optional service, then it sounds fantastic - one of those rare positive stories within the gaming industry, if its as described. OTOH if I have to connect to GoG Galaxy in order to use fundamental game functions like multiplayer then the service is *not* what their describing it as being. I avoid Steam and anything similar like the plague. I will *never* pay money for a game that requires me to connect to anything online in order to play it. We all know that piracy isn't hurting game companies to any significant degree so there's literally zero justification for online DRM.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    I would like to know what the point was for releasing details about this. Until there is an option for people to somehow participate, there is no reason in telling anyone. This is the leaks I was referring to in another thread. Anything that has potential for change before it becomes a thing, is not worth reading about. I'm definitely not gonna take them at their word, until something is presented for review/public use.
  8. Red87

    Red87 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    GOG / CDPR are good people in my book. I'll definitely give it a look. I've purchased from them before and I know I will again.

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