GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account

The flurry of activity at GOG.com continues, as the DRM-free game store is updating their EULA and Privacy Policy following recent news of layoffs and the end of their Fair Price Package program. That latter news in part of the update, which also describes a new functionality called GOG Direct to Account "that will enable partnered platforms to activate, directly on your GOG.COM account, content purchased via these selected third party platforms." Here are the changes, which are set to roll out 30 days from now:
We’re updating our User Agreement and Privacy Policy, the documents that govern our relationship with you.

Why?
We want to let you know about few changes: (1) We’re adding a new functionality - GOG Direct to Account that will enable partnered platforms to activate, directly on your GOG.COM account, content purchased via these selected third party platforms; (2) we’re concluding the Fair Price Package program that some users were eligible for. For more details please see here. (3) We’ve also refreshed our Voluntary Refund Policy now offering refunds for GOG Wallet funds.

What?
We wanted to reflect all this in our policies. Plus we did some minor tidying up of the documents. You can see the updated terms here.

How?
We’re notifying you now by email, the updated versions are on the GOG.COM website and the changes take effect 30 days from now (you'll find more information about this in our User Agreement).

Do I need to do anything?
Nope.

What if I have questions?
Please contact us here and we’ll be happy to help.
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WaltC wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 11:41:
I made a habit years ago of downloading installable copies of every one of my 329 GOG games--with 4TB HDD's going for as little as ~$90 these days, it's easy and worthwhile. When or if these games are updated, I'll do that, too, manually, as needed. Being able to do this is one of GOG's best selling features, imo (along with no DRM.)

The fact that you can't mass download your files easily on GoG is one my greatest annoyances with that site. Yeah, I only own 70 games on there, and that number won't increase now with the price increaes, but I want my backups now because doesn't seem like GoG will exist forever.
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Not hearing good things about GOGs financial issues, Of all companies that you dont want to see go out of business. Its GOG! I hope they can make a turn around on their financial situation.
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I made a habit years ago of downloading installable copies of every one of my 329 GOG games--with 4TB HDD's going for as little as ~$90 these days, it's easy and worthwhile. When or if these games are updated, I'll do that, too, manually, as needed. Being able to do this is one of GOG's best selling features, imo (along with no DRM.)
It is well known that I don't make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in something I have written, you can be confident in the fact that *I* did not write it.
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17.3 It seems very unlikely, but if we have to stop providing access to GOG services and GOG content permanently (not because of any breach by you), we will try to give you at least sixty (60) days advance notice by posting a note on www.gog.com and sending an email to every registered users – during that time you should be able to download any GOG content you purchased.
https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/212632089-User-Agreement

"we will try"
Is this a bad Polishi joke...

I really don't feel like coughing up $950 dollars for a NAS to safeguard my $517 gog library. smh


edit
The WD 10TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0100HBK-NESN
is $159 deal of the day at Amazon. Good for shucking and filling up those nas holes.

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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 10:19:
Has anyone found the list of Selected Third Party Platforms?

Please contact them there and they’ll be happy to help
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