Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com?

GOG.com invites us to view a live stream of a presentation for their investors today on The Witcher Website, saying the conference will kick off at 12:30 pm EST, and that: "There will also be a special GOG.com part with a surprise for all fans of good games!" Not content to allow them their surprise, Eurogamer lets the cat out of the bag, saying "sources" tell them that the news is the Witcher 2 will go on sale on GOG.com on May 17, 2011, and true to the site's mission (besides the "old games," obviously), they say it will be "completely DRM-free." Thanks TaczBr.

View
14. Re: Just plain stupid Nov 18, 2010, 13:52 Verno
 
Gene latypov wrote on Nov 18, 2010, 13:23:
I just don't see how they can make money on this. it will likely be on torrents for free downloads within minutes of going public.

I wish them luck but thats why PC is so unsupported, too much piracy

Yet another person who doesn't get it. You don't serve pirates, you serve customers. It will be on the torrent sites soon no matter what you do. The only difference is that people might have to copy an executable file from one directory to another to crack your game. The protection scheme doesn't matter and the more draconian they are, the more hassle created for legitimate customers in the process. Consoles aren't even immune to this piracy anymore, all platforms are wide open and games are getting leaked weeks in advance.

This is a smart move, the first decent decision I've seen CDP make this year after that inept marketing stunt.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, This War of Mine
Watching: Pioneer, Predestination, Homeland
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Nov 18, 11:12 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Creston
  2. Nov 18, 11:14  Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Frijoles
  3. Nov 18, 11:14  Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? nin
  4. Nov 18, 11:18 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? JaguarUSF
  5. Nov 18, 11:32 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? necrosis
  6. Nov 18, 11:32 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Silent Bob
  7. Nov 18, 12:17  Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Jerykk
  8. Nov 18, 12:55 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? briktal
  10. Nov 18, 13:01  Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? ASeven
  11. Nov 18, 13:19   Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Rigs
  13. Nov 18, 13:32    Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Creston
  9. Nov 18, 13:00 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Bumpy
  12. Nov 18, 13:23 Just plain stupid Gene L
>> 14. Nov 18, 13:52  Re: Just plain stupid Verno
  19. Nov 18, 15:15   Just plain stupid Gene L
  15. Nov 18, 13:58  Re: Just plain stupid Bhruic
  16. Nov 18, 14:12   Re: Just plain stupid Nameless Again
  29. Nov 19, 05:01  Re: Just plain stupid NewMaxx
  17. Nov 18, 14:30 Re: Collectors Edition Techie714
  18. Nov 18, 14:42  Re: Collectors Edition born2expire
  20. Nov 18, 15:18 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Verno
  21. Nov 18, 15:44  Just plain stupid Gene L
  26. Nov 18, 22:02   Re: Just plain stupid Sepharo
  22. Nov 18, 15:59 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Verno
  23. Nov 18, 18:05  Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Rigs
  25. Nov 18, 21:45   Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Verno
  27. Nov 18, 22:50    Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? Rigs
  24. Nov 18, 18:57 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? SuperBill
  28. Nov 19, 04:00 Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 on GOG.com? KilrathiAce


footer

Blue's News logo