Some of you people must be really weird. Talking about friendship on a business site that allows you to pay for a game and download it - or not.
Yeah well that is a point you make there, but if they are your avarage greedy corporation then let's just look at the facts: They had a few days of down-time, and promised that re-downloading games will be possible. Any decent corporation would do this if they went bankrupt, and no, don't come at me with "but they just proved that they cannot be trusted" they proved that for two years, so if they would go bankrupt, then you can be sure they'll let you redownload your games and back them up. You can back them up anyway if you are afraid. If you are the cautious type, then you back up your winchester as well, right? So much as a grain of dust gets in and you can kiss it goodbye usually. Or your DVDs. They are only good for a few decades you know. Digital distribution is very comfortable, but of course it's not a guarantee.
As a matter of fact the new GoG doesn't look any different from the old one. They only added some laughable features that change nothing at all.
Yes, it's not so groundbreaking, is it...I expected something more myself, but this will do. Although looks aren't everything, and I'm not a professional when it comes to web pages.
Regarding that "downtime". What some of you might not understand is the shady act behind all that. For example that conference and banking stuff going on in the backgound. Yeah right, let the banks and investors know about all and leave the people who actually pay your asses in the dust! Great stuff, if you're an asshole.
Yes, this is probably what my old teacher meant under "Kids, this is a somewhat cruel world". Of course investors have to know about it. They would really go bankrupt extra fast if they wouldn't. And if they told the customers, it wouldn't be much of a surprise. This marketing stunt was based on the shock of customers, and the ripples such shock creates. You might think it was a dumb move, but in that case, you must understand the essence of it.
The other point is that the message didn't even tell that it is only a downtime. It basically said GoG needs to change and things can't go on like they did - well, surprise - things obviously DO go on as they were. Nothing_has_changed.
The messages told plenty for those who's skepticism went further than "I knew they couldn't be trusted!" and read and understood every word. They never spoke of bankrupcy, they never spoke of stopping. They actually stressed it out, that the idea behind GOG won't die. (Yeah, that kinda makes the farm or the car thing unlikely, but who knows, right?) They hinted much at the beginning, and the video made it obvious that this is Not some terrible swan-song, but rather a phoenix-something instead. And nothing has changed is a bit of an exaggeration, isn't it...
But on the other hand side, from that message, it was perfectly valid to assume GoG is done for. In fact it is done for because what you guys did is unexcusable. Do you see Steam going down and pulling pranks like that for every little feature they add? No.
Count the times when Steam offered something at (or under) 10$, especially here in Europe. Or the number of their customers. Now do they need such trickery, I wonder...
I will not recommend GoG to anyone anymore ever. And it's highly questionable if I ever buy from you again.
Since, and that's obviously a fact, your store is just way more expensive than buying a disc. On top of it I can put the disc wherever or just save it on my own computer - which is something I have to do with all my GoG downloads now aswell it appears.
Yeah, but you can't play empty discs, can you...You cannot possibly think of downloading software illegally, now can you (yeah, some games here are old enough to be considered almost-freeware...well no need to buy them here if they work)...besides, GOG offers life-long support for the price they ask, and compatibility with the new OS-es. Very important nowadays. So buying discs is a good way to spend time and money, but I will stick with buying games. If this is costy, please show a place where I can get games cheaper.