Besides revealing a new movie
the launch of a "fresher, better GOG.com." Here's word on how
the DRM-free game (and movie) marketplace is evolving:
We wanted to give
you more choice as to how you pay for things on GOG.com. Now it's up to you if
you want to pay in US Dollars, or in the currency primarily used in your
country, whether it's the Euro, Pounds Sterling, Australian Dollars, or Russian
Roubles. That's four new currencies supported by GOG.com for your convenience.
Still - the choice is yours, so if you want to stick to US dollars, just switch
to it - you find this option at the bottom of each page. To make buying things
at GOG.com an even more flexible process, we're introducing some new payment
methods: Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex.
All this also means that users for whom the local currency pricing has been
enabled will have an option to select one of two different prices for each game
in our catalog. Of course, we stand by the simple truth that $1 does not equal
1€, so a game with a $5.99 price tag will cost 4.49 Euro, 3.69 British Pounds,
6.49 Australian Dollars, and 219 Roubles respectively. $9.99 translates to 7.49
Euro, 5.99 Pounds Sterling, 10.89 Australian Dollars, and 359 Roubles. In a
perfect world we would apply the same method of pricing to all of the games we
offer. However, things are a little bit more complicated, and there are some
games in our catalog that follow a different region-based pricing scheme.
However, we wouldn't be GOG.com if we didn't find a way to make right by the
users who end up paying relatively more for such titles. Here's where the Fair
Price Package comes in!
The Fair Price Package applies to all of the titles which we couldn't include in
our standard pricing scheme. If you end up paying more for a game than its
standard US Dollar price, we'll refund you the difference out of our own pocket.
The refunded value will be added to your account in Store Credit in the currency
of your purchase. That's right, no more gift codes, you'll be getting Store
Credit that you can use to purchase anything on GOG.com or partially pay for an
item that's more expensive. More choice, ease of use, and less limitations!
Finally, the GOG.com store has gotten itself a substantial visual revamp. We
went for a fresh, mobile-friendly design that should make it even easier to find
the games you want, notice the hot promos, and see what's new. The main page,
catalog view, product pages, and checkout have been updated and also lay the
groundwork for even more overhaul, coming within the next few months together
with many of the GOG Galaxy features. We hope you like it!