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Good Old Games Open Beta

CD Projekt has opened the virtual doors of GOG.com, as they begin open beta testing of Good Old Games, where classic PC games are for sale at bargain prices, featuring support for current versions of Windows and zero Digital Rights Management. Word is: "From today on, GOG.com is officially available to every classic PC games fan that wants to satisfy his need for DRM-free Good Old Games. 'The success of the Early Access Beta showed us that there is huge demand for DRM-free classic PC games, and it helped us to prepare the site for the public launch. We are endlessly grateful to the users for their support and assistance,' said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. Don't wait, create your GOG.com account and dive into the world of classic PC gaming."

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24. Re: Good Old Games Open Beta Oct 23, 2008, 16:59 Shadowcat
 
DRM means Digital Rights (or Restrictions, depending on your preference) Management. Anything which forcibly restricts what you can do with digital data is a form of DRM!*

A CD check restricts you from using the data without putting the CD in the drive. Copy protection restricts you from copying the data. Encryption and online authentication may be the sorts of technology that have become more associated with the (relatively recent) term 'DRM', but the term is very much applicable to older technologies as well, and GOG is explicitly ensuring that their games are free of ANY of that kind of thing.


(*) I'll add "and which was included expressly for that purpose", to avoid any silly responses.
 
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