GoG is reaching a critical mass in that a lot of their hardcore customers probably have most of their catalog. In order to expand they're going to have to market to more people and those people probably expect discounts higher than 30% -- it is the nature of digital download services today.
To an extent.
However, they are expending their catalog and there will always be a stream of new users from incoming generations wanting to tryout the games.
I guess its the market value of limited human lifespan which generate a continuous stream of newcomers ;).
A debate whether or not a game is 'worth $50' is irrelevant, it is what the market perception dictates.
Well, just throwing my humble opinion as to why piracy is what it is.
A lot of people would like to give developers their due, but will not pay high prices for a game and don't have the discipline to wait 2+ years to play the games.
And, quite frankly, it isn't as if CD Projekt has high operational costs. Pretty much just selling doxboxed warez with a few extras tacked on here and there. Yeah, they give support to most of the titles but usually that support isn't very time consuming.
I have to disagree.
They can slap the old DOS games on top of Dosbox, but they can't do it for WIN 98+ games.
Keeping those titles up-to-date with recent offerings of windows can be time consuming, at least for the initial iteration.
A lot of those games were programmed hastily for a deadline and I do not envy the programmers who have to delve in that code to isolate OS dependencies.
Also, the web development is not free and neither is the labor required to secure the rights to distribute the games.
The service is what it is and you can only generate sales on nostalgia and anti-DRM fanatics for so long.
I disagree. Many older games have genuinely good gameplay value and continued support with future iterations of Windows is invaluable to keep those games playable in the future.
I think if you badly want to play one specific game and can afford it, unless you're really really cheap, you don't wait for a sale, you buy it.
Depends. For my part, I'd play most of their catalog if given the chance, so might as well wait for games I'd like to play to come on special while I'm busy playing others.
However, I'm coming to the realization that I won't play the games as fast as they bring new ones ;).
I just don't have as much time to play them as when I was a kid where I'd go through 1 game every weekend.