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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MeanJim wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 20:44:
You must have missed the part about where I use several drives....I have more redundant copies at a fraction of the cost of a NAS

No, I didn't but claiming a half-assed JBOD is a viable and valid backup strategy is, well, laughable. What you have is a bunch of disks with random hours on them, non-manageable and non-addressable interfaces, no way to automatically test and validate your backups, either singly or do delta comparisons between backup sets, and absolutely no way to guarantee a fully CRCed COW in the event of a power flutter or outage let alone something like an interface going down. Though, unless you use an HBA with a battery backup, you run the same risk when depending on on-board SATA devices too.

Your fraction of the cost of a NAS is also missing 90% of what a NAS is for. A NAS isn't "I just bought a bunch of disks and crammed them into this old Dell shitbox and that's my backup, lulz!"


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