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DRM-free store GOG has launched a huge Spring Sale with thousand of games going real cheap. They've also put the Witcher Goodies Collection on a 48 hour giveaway which has art, books, soundtracks and such (no games in it).

They've sorted out a bunch of big collections for this sale like:

You can also build your own bundle from Beamdog, 1C Entertainment and Deep Silver.

XCOM 2 also released on GOG today, sadly only for Windows. I spoke to Feral Interactive, who ported it to Linux and they told me today "We do not have any plans to distribute our games through GOG. If this changes, we'll make announcements through our usual channels.". A real shame, so if you want Feral's Linux ports it's Steam only.

See all the deals over on GOG.com.

The GOG Spring Sale runs until March 30th, 2 PM UTC.

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Ehvis 16 Mar
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GOG being GOG.

QuoteThe Witcher: Enhanced Edition €8.89 €8.89

But the actual store page does give an actual discount.
whizse 16 Mar
I had DK2 sitting in the shopping basket, didn't pull the trigger on it yesterday. It's on sale today.

Procrastination does pay off! Wonder what else I can put off for profit?
Pit 16 Mar
QuoteWe do not have any plans to distribute our games through GOG.

Which is why Feral is on my GOL topic blocklist....
Shmerl 16 Mar
As usual, Feral give GOG users the short end of the stick. And they refuse to explain the reason. I'd say they are not the heroes of Linux gaming like some portray them to be.


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Ehvis 16 Mar
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ShmerlI'd say they are not the heroes of Linux gaming like some portray them to be.

As long as GOG are worse they have little to worry about.
wvstolzing 16 Mar
What exactly is there inside the 'goodie packs', esp. that of TW3? Anything interesting beyond (presumably) the soundtrack? TW2's 'extras' pack on GOG had the absolutely face-palm-tastic 'goodie' that was the topless playboy photoshoot of Triss; so I'm approaching it from a cringed angle already.
Shmerl 16 Mar
EhvisAs long as GOG are worse they have little to worry about.

They worry too much about their DRM, so GOG users don't need to worry about them. Once they get over it, then we'll see. They can start with offering DRM-free games like XCOM and XCOM 2 from their site. So far I didn't buy a single Feral game.


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Pangaea 16 Mar
QuoteWe do not have any plans to distribute our games through GOG.

No sale for you. Next!!
Shmerl 16 Mar
wvstolzingWhat exactly is there inside the 'goodie packs', esp. that of TW3? Anything interesting beyond (presumably) the soundtrack? TW2's 'extras' pack on GOG had the absolutely face-palm-tastic 'goodie' that was the topless playboy photoshoot of Triss; so I'm approaching it from a cringed angle already.

I didn't notice anything new (besides Thronebreaker stuff, since I never bought that game). There is the Witcher concert there, which you could be missing, but they already had giveaways for it.


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Alm888 16 Mar
Due to extremely poor service, I decided to limit my number of purchases on GOG to 4 annually (once per quarter), and their limit for the first quarter has already been spent. :P

Oh, and I won't touch this "whitcher goodies" so-called gift even with a 10 meter pole! Good luck selling me any "CDProjekt RED" related ware after TW3 debacle.
ShmerlThey worry too much about their DRM, so GOG users don't need to worry about them.
I don't think Feral®'s choice is due to DRM (at least in the first place). If it was, they would be inserting 3rd-party DRM solutions themselves (like, "Always Online" checks), which is not the case.

Most probably, they rely on Steam for monetization, being "publishers" for Linux versions and bypassing original "publisher" when it comes to sale accounting. GOG does not provide this "segregation" functionality hence, does not have working mechanism to determine when a porter gets paid for its work (due to Linux sale) and when not, and original "publishers" are not eager to give a porter its cut from all sales (99% of which have nothing to do with Linux, considering GOG virtually surrendered Linux market to Steam without a fight).

That being said, Feral could organize DRM-free sales from its own "store", but instead it is just a Steam™ key reselling masquerade. Feral sure is hanging tight on Steam™ and won't see a sell from me till this changes.


Last edited by Alm888 on 16 March 2020 at 7:00 pm UTC
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