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Woke up this morning to find that Warcraft 1&2 have been released on GOG! Warcraft 1 was probably the first ever PC game I played, so I'm super psyched for a walk down memory lane!

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The fiscal year of 2018 for CD Red revealed that the net profit from GoG was merely 7,800 dollars. I really do hope DRM-free GoG survives this "knives are out" day and age with Epic steamrolling the gaming portal world.

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I'm not sure that Epic is really that much competition for GOG. By that I mean I don't think any of the exclusives that I've heard of were likely to be released on GOG day 1. I could definitely be wrong but 100% of the complaints I've seen are from Steam users.


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I'd think that Phoenix Point would be the only one to come to GOG day 1, and since the typical GOG user is already patient it being delayed won't have too much effect. Exodus might have been too if Derp Silver didn't have managerial independence from Nordic, but they do so a release after a year is about the best GOG could expect anyway.

 

GOG's problem is their basic model- offering actual support and curating the store- is more costly than Steam and older games fundamentally sell fewer copies at a lower price point than newer ones. TWitcher 3 and Gwent getting older doesn't help either, and Thronebreaker was never going to replace them in terms of being a money driver no matter how many hooks they added for standalone Gwent.

 

The main effect EGS has had directly is that GOG have reduced their cut of sales somewhat, and that must have hurt the bottom line.

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13k reddit gog suscribers as of today.

I'm not sure what you are trying to say?

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That GOG is not popular based on Reddit userbase.  Wouldn't surprise me, never seen a bigger bunch of Steam slaves (and utter ****ing imbeciles)

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I see. I hope GoG will do well regardless.


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Hitman Blood Money on GOG now, as well as Absolution.  I guess you do get to strangle a mutant Danny Trejo


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East/ West remakes as a new release. And the reaction to the pricing is hysterical, in both senses.

 

Have to admit, I will have a hard time resisting WitE at any price now it's actually been put directly in front of me and I can't hide behind it being relatively hidden over on Matrix. The SPI version was one of the boardgames I always wished I owned, if only to say that I owned it. Along with Campaign for North Africa and its system for tallying Italian pasta reserves and how much water was required for them.

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Never heard of them but that WitW intro video just gave me goosebumps. :lol: Im fascinated by WWII but yeah, $80 each is too rich for my blood.


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A game by developers of Grimrock has been released today on GOG.

 

Druidstone: the secret of the menhir forest

https://www.gog.com/news/release_druidstone_the_secret_of_the_menhir_forest

 

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4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

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Huh, Druidstone seems to check a lot of boxes for me.

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Ah, screw it. I'm getting my summer bonus next month, might as well tap out the credit card. :p

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https://www.gog.com/news/bgog_galaxy_20b_all_your_games_and_friends_in_one_place_copy3

Main features and what to expect once GOG GALAXY 2.0 officially launches.
Your Games.

Import all your games from PC and consoles, build and organize them into one master collection. Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform.
Keep track of all your achievements, hours played and games owned.
Customize your library by filtering, sorting, tagging, and adding your own visuals like game backgrounds or covers.
Follow upcoming releases and discover games popular among your friends and the gaming community.
Your Friends.
    Bring together your friends from all platforms and see their online status.
    No matter on which platform your friends are, you can chat with them.
    See your friends’ cross-platform achievements, game time milestones and recently played games.
    See who’s the master collector, completionist or spends the most time playing.
Your Privacy.
    Your personal data will never be shared with third parties.
    We’re not spying on data from your computer.
    With a single click, you can remove imported games and friends data from our servers.
Your GOG Client.
    All new library management and friends features take your experience to the next level.
    The best way to run and update your GOG games.
    Use features like cloud saving, in-game overlay, multiplayer & matchmaking, rollbacks and more.
    The client is not required to play your DRM-free GOG games.
More
    Connect more platforms and add new features with open-source integrations.
    All customizations and changes to your library are saved in the cloud and synced between all your devices.
    Save any view like a customized library or favorite games and friends to access them instantly.
    GOG GALAXY 2.0 will be available for Windows and Mac for free.
    Sign up now at www.gogalaxy.com for the closed beta access.


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hmm sounds good, i might cave in and use it instead of steam where I currently have my friends list


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The features look good IMO. We'll see how long will take the beta. But still missing client for Linux :(


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My youtube channel: MamoulianFH Latest Let's Play Celestian Tales: Old North (completed)

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 1: Austria Grand Campaign (completed)
Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 2: Xhosa Grand Campaign (completed)
My PS Platinums - 19 games so far (my PSN profile)

 

 

1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

 

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Frankly, the recent financial troubles and layoffs at CD Projekt Red and GOG has made me very reluctant to buy anything on GOG.   If GOG goes out of business, everything I own on GOG will be gone as well.  I am gonna keep my purchases at Steam.

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That’s simply not true. You buy, you own. That is the way how DRM Free works...

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My youtube channel: MamoulianFH Latest Let's Play Celestian Tales: Old North (completed)

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 1: Austria Grand Campaign (completed)
Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 2: Xhosa Grand Campaign (completed)
My PS Platinums - 19 games so far (my PSN profile)

 

 

1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

 

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On 3/29/2019 at 1:09 AM, Heijoushin said:

Woke up this morning to find that Warcraft 1&2 have been released on GOG! Warcraft 1 was probably the first ever PC game I played, so I'm super psyched for a walk down memory lane!

Did you give it a go? Is it worth picking up?

For the context I did play Warcraft3 and Starcraft1&2. I have been thinking about picking up Warcraft3, but I am not sure if it still holds any entertainment value.

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16 hours ago, Mamoulian War said:

That’s simply not true. You buy, you own. That is the way how DRM Free works...

A big reason for people to buy games on digital platforms like Steam and GOG is so that we can use them as cloud storage for games we own.  They are convenient and do not take up physical space.  Without having to consider physical storage, I have bought over 400 games on GOG.  It would defeat a main purpose of buying games online if I had to download all those 400+ games onto my physical drives to safeguard against GOG going out of business. 

I do not want to have to store 400+ games on my hard drives.  Who the hell put 400+ games onto their hard drives?  So am I buy  hard drives to store 400+ games because GOG might go out of business?  Am I suppose to spend money, and hours and hours, to buy blank discs and burn all those 400+ games onto discs?

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