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GOG team up with Amazon Luna for cloud gaming

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GOG have announced that they're teaming up with Amazon Luna, to bring your existing GOG games over to their cloud gaming service.

Amazon Luna is currently available across the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. It runs on Linux too, although it will likely give you a browser warning, it will still let you actually play games on Luna if you're using a Chrome based browser. 

All you'll need is to own your games on GOG, and any that Amazon have on Luna will be yours to play in the cloud too on any compatible device. Seems like a great deal really. GOG also said you'll be able to buy games on Luna through GOG too, and they will stick in your GOG library. So really, this is the best of both worlds.

They haven't given a public date yet on exactly when it will be live, only noting they will "share more updates about our collaboration in the future, and be sure that whether you enjoy timeless classics or modern hits, you’ll find such GOG titles on Luna soon".

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spacemonkey Mar 20
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: legluondunetSteam has a similar service with Geforce Now, but you do not have access to all your games, it depend on devs authorizations.
Soon we will no more need a gaming console, nor install or tweak them, to play games on Linux, we will just need a good internet connection. And we will no more need to buy expensive graphic card, with Geforce Now you can play on your TV in 4K/60fps/RayTracing if you have a good internet connection.
Before that, we need all these streaming services to stop screwing with Linux giving us a lower resolution.
wich make no sense, i can understand netflix giving us lower resolutions thinking it may be easier to break their DRM and as result this content leaking on pirate websites with max resolutions... (it leak anyway, at least make sense they try to prevent)

but gaming? the resolution dont mater for an interactive exp, pirating the imagen isnt the samething unless you are talking about cutscenes (maybe music as well).
Yeah it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense on why it's done for gaming. I don't get it either, and would be curious to know if any readers know why they're doing it.

I always thought they assume "Android" when someone is using Linux. Thus a portable small screen device, thus a lower resolution. Don't know if this is true though.
Caldathras Mar 20
Quoting: pleasereadthemanual
Quoting: Pyretic
Quoting: devlandAmazon probably paid gog to do this since they are struggling financially.

GOG is struggling financially??? I'm out of the loop here, since when were they struggling?
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/11/gog-to-go-through-some-reorganization-after-suffering-losses/

Old news.

That's one of the problems with the Internet is that it's too easy to mistake old news for current news. GOG posted their financials for 2022 back in May 2023. They made a $1.2M USD net profit in 2022.

GOG Facts & Numbers of 2022

I think that the media and the investor community overreacted somewhat, viewing things in the short-term as they do. GOG did an excellent job of bouncing back from what amounts to a blip in their annual financial results.
devland Mar 21
Quoting: CaldathrasGOG posted their financials for 2022 back in May 2023. They made a $1.2M USD net profit in 2022.

I guess NSFW games saved GOG. :D

Wank harder, lads. It's for a good cause.
Quoting: Caldathras
Quoting: pleasereadthemanual
Quoting: Pyretic
Quoting: devlandAmazon probably paid gog to do this since they are struggling financially.

GOG is struggling financially??? I'm out of the loop here, since when were they struggling?
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/11/gog-to-go-through-some-reorganization-after-suffering-losses/

Old news.

That's one of the problems with the Internet is that it's too easy to mistake old news for current news. GOG posted their financials for 2022 back in May 2023. They made a $1.2M USD net profit in 2022.

GOG Facts & Numbers of 2022

I think that the media and the investor community overreacted somewhat, viewing things in the short-term as they do. GOG did an excellent job of bouncing back from what amounts to a blip in their annual financial results.
Great to see, thanks for the correction.
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