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GOG are celebrating their Community Wishlist feature with a big sale

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The DRM-free store GOG are currently doing a bit of patting themselves on the back with a sale celebrating their Community Wishlist feature.

Allowing gamers to suggest, discuss and vote on games they want to see come to GOG it's a pretty fun feature for a curated store to have. GOG say they have completed "over 2 million wishes" and they have "no plans on slowing down" with it. They of course can't fulfil every wish, but it's a good way for them to see what classics people want revived.

For Linux gamers, there's not a massive amount on sale but right now here's a few choice picks for you:

To see all Linux games on sale, tap this link here.

GOG's Games Come True Sale runs until August 26th, 1 PM UTC.

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appetrosyan 19 August 2019 at 1:42 pm UTC
Thanks Liam. Never would have heard about this if it weren't for this post!
Xpander 19 August 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC
Release the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms
Klaas 19 August 2019 at 2:34 pm UTC
Xpandernot gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms
You mean you want to get spied on like on the other platforms. The mere existence of Galaxy brings more telemetry to games, even if you use the offline installers.
Xpander 19 August 2019 at 2:52 pm UTC
Klaas
Xpandernot gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms
You mean you want to get spied on like on the other platforms. The mere existence of Galaxy brings more telemetry to games, even if you use the offline installers.

yes, i want to take advantage of their multiplayer features and automatic game updates and i don't really care about telemetry. + their new GoG Galaxy (invite only beta version) apparently supports steam and other launchers also, which on paper sounds good if all the things can be in one place.
Termy 19 August 2019 at 3:17 pm UTC
yeah, too bad they ignore the wish that has the most votes (by a LONG stretch) on the galaxy wishlist :/
As has been said - once galaxy is finally availiable on linux, i'll happily buy on GoG again.
Swiftpaw 19 August 2019 at 3:38 pm UTC
Klaas
Xpandernot gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms
You mean you want to get spied on like on the other platforms. The mere existence of Galaxy brings more telemetry to games, even if you use the offline installers.

Does it? It's not open source so I wouldn't be surprised. itch.io is open source so pushing back against spyware is possible, and it uses firejail for the closed source games even to stop the games from spying on you as well. That's what we need Steam and Galaxy to do.

The real solution is to make spyware illegal and any minor "acceptable" forms of data collection (if there is such a thing) opt-in. There needs to be consequences to developers who abuse gamers.


Last edited by Swiftpaw at 19 August 2019 at 3:40 pm UTC
Shmerl 19 August 2019 at 4:18 pm UTC
6141 votes for Cyberpunk 2077 for Linux: https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/cyberpunk_2077_on_linux

It surely can go much higher.


Last edited by Shmerl at 19 August 2019 at 4:20 pm UTC
dibz 19 August 2019 at 4:26 pm UTC
XpanderRelease the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms

More bees with honey and all that. I can't imagine linux is a major player for GoG or any gaming storefront really, I would think being the vocal minority in this case is more likely to get them to officially drop support for linux as opposed to increase their support for it. Be vocal AND supportive imho, that's what gives opinions weight.
legluondunet 19 August 2019 at 5:03 pm UTC
XpanderRelease the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms

Certainly the Galaxy software is not available for Linux. However GOG had invested a lot in Linux players for several years now: availability of Linux game version when they are available, DOS games packaged with Dosbox for Linux etc ...
They deserve more respect from Linux community.
Liam Dawe 19 August 2019 at 5:09 pm UTC
From what I hear from developers, GOG also updated their tooling in the last ~two months to enable developers to use the proper upload tools for Linux builds just like Windows/Mac have. A good step forward. Perhaps even a needed step towards Galaxy, but we're certainly not being forgotten by them.
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