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GOG.com

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Chuck Norris, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. theSavant Prophet

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    A step in the right direction maybe, but unless it can replace other clients at their utmost essential feature (which is installing the game), it's imo not worth. Furthermore I cannot see any progress beyond the point of only importing "friendlists" or "gamelists" to actually installing those other games, because then the other platforms would lose a lot of their "power".
     
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  2. Anthedon Arcane Patron

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    Does it have manual sorting?
     
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  3. samuraigaiden Educated

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    GOG is focused on becoming an afterthought
     
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  4. Alexander DeLarge Learned

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    This will have to be designed well to suit their interests but if they can design something that will help them be successful at their DRM-free storefront initiative and combine the many PC gaming launchers? This is big.

    Not to mention it's a damn good looking launcher that I'll use on that basis alone. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Steam overhaul UI we've seen.

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  5. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It really comes down to execution. If it can manage my Steam/Origin/Uplay shit for me and launch games without me having to fuck around with those every time, it'll be very interesting. If all it does is launch Steam for me and I have to use Steam as normal, then it's useless. Will be very interesting to see what it's like.
     
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  6. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Agree. If it just launches another client than it will be laughable.
     
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  7. Alexander DeLarge Learned

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    Even if it just launches Steam to install/play games it's still worth it because it will allow me to visualize multiple libraries on a client that looks great and does the things I want a "universal client" to do.
     
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  9. ScrotumBroth Disco balls Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Good old client.
     
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  10. Melcar Arcane

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    I know. Real shit. So far the only modern clients for Linux are Steam and Lutris.

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  11. Vorark Arbiter

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    As mentioned by a GOG user, this xkcd panel is pertinent to the case:

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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Steam already does that though. If all you want is shortcuts in a client that launch other clients when necessary, Steam has that functionality and has since as far back as I can remember. So when GOG is already a relatively minor player, how would that make any difference at all? For this to get them attention and more users it will have to do more than that.
     
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  13. Grauken friendly murderhobo Patron

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    There's only one problem, the GOG client is shit
     
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  14. catfood AGAIN

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    So THIS was the R&D that all the money went in to?

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  15. Black Angel Arcane

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    I didn't know games are edible. How does it taste in general?
     
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    Sounds pointless. They should focus more on the DRM stuff instead of wasting money on launchers. By looking at the screenshots it's not even a store, so it looks like you won't be able to buy anything using the thing. Really wonder where the business aspect from GoG comes into play here?
     
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  17. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Like shit. :P

    Only a minority cares about DRM free games, focusing on that is a waste of time and money.
     
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  18. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    So instead they focus on a launcher that don't even sell games?

    I have said it before, but I think there would be a big market for repackaging games as physical products. I know I would love to buy some, and I know they can do it since the Witcher games came with a shit ton of extra stuff and still made a profit.

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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'm not sure what can GOG do more in DRM-free front. "Bribe" publishers to release their games DRM-free? (Well if only they had Fortnite.) More silly campaigns like "FCK DRM"?

    (I kind of hoped them to release retro console games since old PC games to re-release are running out. Buuut, I guess it's complicated.)

    Well there are already companies doing that, like Limited Run Games and Indie Box. It doesn't look like they're making big bucks.
     
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  20. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    If they're tapped on big classic titles to release then they really only have a couple of options. One is to work closely with THQ Nordic and try to work deals for as many of their new IPs as possible. The other is CDPR's Cyberpunk game. If Cyberpunk does really well, like on a Witcher 3 level, it'll float them for some time. If it's glitchy as hell or doesn't sell well, and gog can't work in new big release packages, they're gonna go backwater.

    If all they can hope to be is an indie/pixel kiosk... well, you can get a much larger selection of that kind of stuff on Steam, and probably for cheaper too. Gog needs an angle to work, and right now they don't really have one. Galaxy ain't cuttin' the mustard.
     
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  21. Alexander DeLarge Learned

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    The GOG solution won't require me to have the game downloaded and it also comes with functionality that tracks sales and friend activity across all the platforms in a single client. I have well over 500 games across storefronts that aren't on Steam so this will be very nice to have. Even if Galaxy 2.0 opens up Battle.net when I try to launch one of their games, having it in a universal library will remind me I have the game and it will keep track of the people playing that game and presumably notable updates and news I would've otherwise missed for that game.
    It sounds like Galaxy 2.0 does pretty much everything better than anything else on the market and the open source modules will definitely help.
     
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  22. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Really hope Galaxy 2 will be as useful as it sounds. I use Steam for all my game launcher needs, but if Galaxy would track my playtime and stuff even from outside games, I would switch.
     
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  23. Melcar Arcane

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    I never understood how game clients/launchers became serious business all of a sudden.
     
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    Money.
     
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