Posted February 24, 2013
I agree with that. It's basically a gimmick for selling (which kind of became the main gimmick after it's initial more 'old games' focus). And yes, dropping it would probably hurt them with the userbase that comes here for DRM-free. In a way I guess for me that'dve been preferable even as I vastly prefer they'd have all their focus on getting us games that simply weren't available anymore than the games I can already get elsewhere (not saying they're doing that less now).
timppu: True, but it is a double-edged sword. If GOG started allowing third-party, or any-party, DRM, how would they differentiate themselves from e.g. GamersGate or Steam at that point? I for one must admit that at that point I personally wouldn't probably see much of a reason to buy a game from GOG instead of e.g. Steam, if it is available in both, with DRM. What would be your reason to buy such a game from GOG instead of Steam?
That's why *I* come here, the classic games that either don't run well or aren't available elsewhere. I'd still do that even if there was some form of DRM on them :) But yeah, the no-DRM ones would probably drop like flies in that case.
Wonder if that makes me more loyal than them :p Probably not as it's mostly a case of 'have to get them here' :)