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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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14. Re: GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account Feb 27, 2019, 16:28 CJ_Parker
 
Another step in the right direction. GOG need to stop being the (too) nice and shy guy.

Adding games with DRM would be the next probable move. Reasoning: We came up with DRM-free at the time of SecuROM, Starforce etc., times have changed, DRM nowadays is less intrusive, we will carefully select and add games with "light" DRM only... blahblahblah... DRM is here now.

Another thing they should have done ages ago is to make their old releases where they have actively put in work to make them run on modern systems exclusive to GOG. At least timed exclusives.

It's pretty shitty for GOG that they did the work (sometimes not just coding but also legal research etc.) and the publisher went 'thanks' and put up their fixed, old games on Steam, uPlay etc.
GOG probably should have insisted a little harder on having the games exclusive for a certain period of time.
It's a doubled edged sword though because publishers might just deny GOG from tampering with/releasing old games if they start making demands.

Finally, they need to advertise the fact harder that they have the "best" versions of some games. Lazy EA is the publisher of Crysis and they don't even have the 64-bit version on Origin. Steam doesn't either.
The only (digital) place that has 64-bit Crysis is GOG. There are workarounds for non-GOG versions but only GOG has 64-bit Crysis out of the box. They need to up their marketing game by making people aware of stuff like that.

Oh well, most of GOG's financial woes will be a thing of the past once Cyberpunk is released. That will give them a few years of rest thanks to DLCs, bundles etc.
GOG's current activity seems to be a good indicator btw that Cyberpunk is nowhere close to release and that it definitely won't be coming out this year.
That's not too surprising though since it's been so quiet around CP. If CP were close then we'd have it coming out our ears already. CDP are the gatling guns of marketing.
I mean, we will know for sure when CP is coming. You'd have to deliberately stay off the internet for weeks to miss it.
 
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