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The new GOG profile system is out, looks quite slick

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DRM free store GOG has just released their new profile system and it's surprisingly slick to look at.

So you now get a customizable profile, an activity feed to see what friends are up to and what they've been playing*, share random messages to show up in your friends feeds like Twitter. Just remember to check out those new privacy settings, so you can be sure you know what they're showing to the world.

Just look at how fancy I made myself look:

It might be old news to some, but I didn't even realise GOG actually had a built-in webchat system to talk to friends. This new profile system certainly makes it more apparent that's for sure, as you hover over a friends name and get greeted with the message option. It works quite well too! You can find their announcement on it all here.

*Now then GOG—how about Galaxy on Linux next yes? We've been pretty patient on that I think…

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vipor29 23 April 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC
im vipor231 on there if anyone wants to add me
Geppeto35 23 April 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
do they plan a convergence of interfaces between website and galaxy? Which may allow to bypass this running-disappointing galaxy story with linux.

Edit: I've just realized that they DID Galaxy for mac!!! So why not pushing it to linux? o.O


Last edited by Geppeto35 at 23 April 2018 at 12:22 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
sbolokanov 23 April 2018 at 12:29 pm UTC
Geppeto35Edit: I've just realized that they DID Galaxy for mac!!! So why not pushing it to linux? o.O
Quiet obvious. They don't want to waste resources on linux (not more than they do now).
FutureSuture 23 April 2018 at 12:45 pm UTC
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QuoteNow then GOG—how about Galaxy on Linux next yes? We've been pretty patient on that I think…
This is patently true. It is high time that we see Galaxy on Linux.
Shmerl 23 April 2018 at 12:51 pm UTC
It's quite useful that you can see forum activity feed for those who are in your friends list.
x_wing 23 April 2018 at 1:14 pm UTC
The low to nil involvement of GoG with Linux users has make me stay away from their platform in the last years. Right now it's more a Wine "friendly" store than a Linux one.
Shmerl 23 April 2018 at 1:18 pm UTC
x_wingThe low to nil involvement of GoG with Linux users

Not sure what you are talking about. GOG developers are quite actively helping Linux users, even with issues like this.

Galaxy is something Steam users probably expect, but that's not what most GOG users care about. Personally, I'm not going to use their client even if they provide it, unless it will be open source or community will make an open source alternative.


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coeseta 23 April 2018 at 2:27 pm UTC
Basically what x_wing said. As long as they don't bring the Galaxy client and Witcher 3 to Linux I'll keep spending my money on Steam.
Kimyrielle 23 April 2018 at 2:41 pm UTC
I have zero need for profiles. I have no idea why people would even be interested in what games I am playing for how long. But I guess we're living in a time when people post Facebook status updates like "9am: Went to the grocery and bought yogurt", and believe the rest of the world finds that somehow interesting, so it doesn't even surprise me.

On the other hand, I -could- appreciate Galaxy on Linux. While I agree with others that it's not strictly needed, I can at least see the value in an app that lets me organize and download my purchases in a convenient fashion.
Comandante Ñoñardo 23 April 2018 at 3:16 pm UTC
Can I add my GOG profile in my GamingonLinux details?
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