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Activate already owned (e. g. on Steam) games on GOG

Added byEvgeniuz's avatarEvgeniuz

I really like GOG.com and want to buy games here, but I have already many games on Steam and many of them exist here too. It would be really awesome if there was a way to transfer my games here without buying them again at full price. I like the way how iTunes Match working — you pay 25 bucks a year and all your prepurchased music is available in Store. Is such system possible?

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Gaerzi
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This isn't really possible without some sort of direct agreement between Valve and GOG I think. But a way to mark games as being owned outside of GOG, so that they appear in faded colors on the shelf (but you can't download anything from them) and they're marked as being "owned (elsewhere)" in the main game catalogue, would be good.

Otherwise, it's something you can negotiate directly with the game publisher. Give them a proof of purchase and ask them for a GOG redeeming code.

Dec. 14, 2014
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Triloworld
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On Steam you don't BUY ANY GAME. So simple and nobody read license. You only can play. In gog you BUY game and is YOURS. Yes, more you get than from Steam. Because license is diference why we ever vote?!? XD This is soooo stupid wish. Servers on GOG isn't free and they don't get no money from Steam if they allow you to use their site. It's business.

Dec. 12, 2014
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Majmuncic
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Think about legal rights. If you buy a game on Steam, you have permission to play it via Steam. If they make the game available to you on GOG for free, that would probably lead to copyright issues (giving games away for free).

Dec. 7, 2014
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wolfyrion
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I am a Linux user, I have started Steam before a year a go , I own like 705 Linux Game Titles.
I realy love GOG now since they have added Linux support, but I cant buy games from GOG since I have already my games in Steam and I dont want to purchased them again in GOG.

If there was an option to transfer my games in GOG or if GOG was giving me an optional Steam Key for my Steam Library I would really love that and would support GOG.

Nov. 25, 2014
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glassedsilver
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@Rinu: Actually, that's not how iTunes Match works. In fact, even most DRMed music you bought via iTunes when they still locked music with DRM can be upgraded to iTunes Plus (more bitrate and no DRM). Most, because whatever isn't on the Store anymore is not eligible.

Refer to this: https://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/

Nov. 4, 2014
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NCPereira
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The only reason I still use Steam is because of the amount of games I have there. This would be the best thing ever.

Nov. 2, 2014
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Staredown
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For those asking for GoG to give some kind of ability to mark already owned games, there is a dedicated wish for that at http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/mark_games_as_already_owned_without_purchase so you can vote there without supporting steam activation.

Sep. 14, 2014
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niky45
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I don't really want to be able to activate my steam games on here.

but I would really love to be able to manually mark them as "already owned elsewhere" or something like that. that wouldn't be too much to ask, right??

then the next step would be to just supply steam's profle ID and let GOG itslef mark the already owned games as owned. but I think that would be too much (although many sites offer that feature....) and then you'd have to do for other services too - which could prove more difficult.

Sep. 12, 2014
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Rinu
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The system, Evgeniuz, you describe is kind of available via deep sales.

I assume iTunes Match will remove all your "forein" songs once you stop paying them the fee. This is kind of rental service. GOG has always been offering - pay once, own forever.

If you would be willing to pay fee X for Y amount of games currently available in the system, why not use that budget for picking a couple of games during 80%+ discounts per year?

Sep. 10, 2014
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CrashNBrn
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I'd just like to be able to mark games as Owned, and allow us to Tag the game with a small icon. To denote if it's Steam, or DRM-free from elsewhere, or a physical CD.

Not expecting GOG to support the game I didn't buy from them, nor allow me to download it. Just allow it on my shelf, and show owned with the "other icon" wherever GOG would mark the game as owned, when purchased from GOG.

Maybe, the [BUY] button could be [OWNED [*] Buy from GOG]

Certainly not expecting any discount on games from elsewhere.

It's a pain in the ass trying to keep track of games, CDs, GamersGate (some activated on Steam, some DRM free), the odd thing from EA, the one game from Origin.

I would imagine some others have even more games spread across multiple services.

If GOG doesn't do it, I'm sure at some point some "service" will come along that will at least let you have a centralized location for listing games you own/or have a license for.

Even Gamers Gate shows you all the games you bought from them, whether or not they are Steam or DRM-free downloads. Which is better than GOG at this point.

Sep. 8, 2014
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Adrien2002.565
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At the risk to repeat myself :
GOG gets his force by seeling DRM Free games, why do you want to kill this by asking Steam keys ? If you want a game on Steam, just go and buy your game ON STEAM, if you want a DRM Free, go to buy it here but do NEVER mix them.
I bought Elder Scrolls Anthology, what a surprise when I saw Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim disc that was only Steam saved files... I felt betrayed, Now Steam own the world of PC Games. GOG is the only one that still offer games without to ever mention that fat Steam software and stupid users would want to mix them ? God !! I hope you are kidding ! I refuse to follow you, GOG isn't Steam, they are different, if you have so many games on Steam, it means you are an idiot who don't really care that video games in 2014 is getting shit so please stay on your Steam and get out of here

Sep. 1, 2014
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Staredown
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What does GoG get out of doing this? Because I'm not seeing any benefit to them at all. You're twenty five dollars a year is nothing. I spent twenty five dollars this week and I'm likely to spend more thank to the weekend sale.

Do you think this will entice Steam users to abandon Steam and use GoG exclusively? Hell no. They'll just wait for Steam sales to undercut whatever the current price is on GoG and get both. Why wouldn't they? It's called being a good consumer.

There is literally zero return for GoG and this will cost them millions if they're actually stupid enough to. Frankly if they did this today and the manage to survive out the year I would consider that divine intervention and conclusive proof that there is a god.

Hell, Valve will profit from this far more than GoG ever will since they're the ones making sales while GoG is literally giving them away (protip: GoG does not stand for Give out Games). Then Steam can show those numbers to the developers and entice more of them to go Valve.

Or do you think it's GoG's responsibility to correct your mistakes when you buy a game on Steam without checking to see if it's DRM free elsewhere? Because make no mistake if you buy a game on Steam that's also on GoG, you done fucked up.

Aug. 29, 2014
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@LexHollow: I found your example even more ridiculous than all that examples with cars. You can't use that ticket from cinema even to visit the same movie at the same cinema ever again. Such ticket grants you right to watch that movie only onece at particular time and you must be in particular place to be able to watch it. Buying a disc with a movie is a completelly different story since you are buying a right to watch that movie from that disc whenever you want and wherever you want. Additionally you have a right to make a backup copy of it no matter what movie publisher thinks about that. You have no rights to distribute such copies since you doesn't own actual movie and that seems completely fair to me.

So, when you buying a game you actually buying a right to play it whenever you want and wherever you want (place, not platform). Usually you have no rights to share it with friends and that's ok.

Actually it would be only fair if stores would agree to sell games and movies with a major discount for those who already own rights to play and watch them. Of course price couldn't go below price of the medium and store still have all the rights to get his fee (since you are attempting to use their service) but that is only portion of the price and usually not a significant one.

BTW, I think that it is not fair to ask for a full price of the game even if you own a copy of it on the different platform. Of course making a port of the game to a different platform isn't free and new version of the game may contain more content but paying the full price just isn't fair. For example I were happy to buy Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition with 66% discount granted to me by the developer for owning a copy of Gold Edition but I would never buy a game which I already "own" on PS3 unless it's significantly discount (that's how I end up buying Rocketbirds which I already "own" on the PS3).

Aug. 29, 2014
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lainverse
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I'm amazed how many people hare are trying to compare games with physical objects in the real world. It's so wrong on so many levels… Well, it were (partially) true when games were distributed on discs but that is not the case with Steam.

Also Valve and GOG are indeed different companies for sure... so what? Valve have no rights to forbid anyone to give their customers the same games as the do or ask to pay any fee for that. Only respective right holders could and that is developers and/or publishers, not Valve (at least while there are no their games on GOG). Discussing this topic with each of them is the biggest problem here.

I doubt that game developers would be against such feature because they already agreed to sell DRM-free copies of their games here on GOG. They won't get money for double-buys but they should undarstand that it's only fair. Big publishers may not approve such feature for their games, though, sicne they want to get as much money as possible no matter how unfair it is.

I do agree that direct import could be impractical but major discounts (90-95%) in case when game is already owned would be great. At least this will help to convince part of developers and publishers. Income from single operations will be smaller but total amount of buys could be much bigger than potential income from double-buys since low price makes such buys much more likely to happen.

Such feature won't give any significant immediate gains to GOG but will help to rise userbase and increase gains in the future.

Aug. 29, 2014
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through* (typo)

Aug. 28, 2014
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LexHollow
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I bought a ticket for Django Unchained at the Odeon cinema, and now Amazon should give me a DVD of the film for free, or at a discount.

People who voted for this have no concept of how business works. If CDProjekt and Valve were some how connected (though, say, a parent company), then I could see why someone may ask for this, but seriously, these companies are competition - why on earth would GOG give people free copies of games?

Aug. 28, 2014
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@jonridan The incentive is that they expand their customer base. Some people may even migrate from Steam to GOG entirely, given that they are able to emulate other features of steam like community integration, friends and so on which they might be doing with Galaxy. There is no immediate payoff, however more people using GOG will mean more sales in the long run. The way I see it, they have nothing to lose (except maybe increased technical loads and costs) and only new customers to gain.

... but then again I am no shrewd businessman and I probably don't have all the details of the behind the scene deals and blah blah.

Jul. 30, 2014
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@jonridan you're treating software like property. If I sell you my car, I don't have the car anymore. If I sell you the game I created, I still have the game and can sell it to more people. The questions are, could GOG make any money by selling you a game you already own on Steam; Could GOG make any money by selling you a game for $0 you already own on Steam? Note, they lose nothing by selling for 0$, they just fail to gain $. Nothing to lose, but where is their incentive?

Jul. 28, 2014
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This is like buying a car a dealership and then trying to get the exact same model at another dealership for free. And not even returning the first one! As for the Linux Support, Linux is a part of the OS, not the OS. They support 4 OSes: Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Mint.

Jul. 27, 2014
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zerothis
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"Gog should provide limited Linux support"
Yes, because every good business should single out a subset of their customers who pay exactly the same for an equivalent product for special limitations¡ It just good business¡

Jul. 13, 2014
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I support this idea. I'm not going to rebuy all my Steam games on GoG. However, I'm much in favor of their OPTIONAL client over Steam. I think a fee would make sense, and I think GOG would make a lot of money offering that option.

Jul. 9, 2014
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RnRClown
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I don't think it's necessary. It would be nice, but there's not a lot in it for GOG as a business. If someone buys through Steam by in which they provide profit for Valve and not CD Projekt Red, and then expects GOG to allow an activation for little to no charge they're expecting too much. It worked for the Witcher games because they're developed by CD Projekt Red. That's the exception, not the rule.

I understand the request. To own a game on GOG is to own it forever, especially if you back it up to a removable device or two. This is not possible with Steam purchases which activate a license to play indefinitely so long as you're connected to the internet and run their client to launch the game.

I can foresee myself continuing to buy from both GOG and Steam. It's not difficult to manage two separate libraries at all, especially not when one provides peace of mind. For popular multiplayer games I may look to Steam. For great single-player experiences I shall look to GOG. That's not set in stone, but it's an example of how they can compliment each other.

Jul. 1, 2014
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Dowlphin
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There are several reasons why not to do this. Steam is DRM, so this would only work for DRM-free games anyway. And you gotta cut GOG a little slack (I am). People might buy games on Steam whenever they're cheaper there and then download them from GOG. Probably some more reasons.

Jul. 1, 2014
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Zugdar
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I was floored when I could carry over my Witcher 2 copy over from Steam with my key. I love GOG and the biggest obstacle of getting more business would be location of current library. I don't like messing with different accounts and having a more unified account on GOG would really keep me in the site more.

Jun. 29, 2014
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aloha_stitch
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It wouldn't be possible, on steam you don't own the game, you own a licence, and for the people using witcher and witcher 2 as an example, well, CD Project Red owns GOG and made The Witcher, so there, that's why it works for that particular game series

Jun. 26, 2014
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I'm finding peoples understanding of content licensing pretty scary in this thread. Publishers own the licences to games not the developer unless they are one and the same, they then allow retailers to sell their games to consumers under a licencing agreement. While DRM free games are great! You still don't own your game you are licenced to use it, thats why we all have to agree to that gumf we never read when installing a game.

Anywho the concept of having games on gog that you own on steam isnt that farfetched, it just requires the publishers permission in simple terms as you have already paid for the licence to use their content (Its more complicated than that but that's the main hurdle to overcome). That's why you can do it with the witcher games as CD Projekt are the publisher as well as the developer. Its also how I've activated ea steam games on origin.

Is this a benefit to gog? That's for them to decide, they may lose sales or they may gain consumers, its a tough one and wouldn't be easy as they sell games from so many different licence holders.

Jun. 24, 2014
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Personally I see this as one of the major hurdles for GOG to becoming more popular. A lot of people have invested a lot of dosh on steam games, and they will continue using steam if those games cannot be transferred. Breaking the status quo is difficult.

It has been done with games like Witcher and Witcher 2, it should be possible with other games as well (assuming they are available on Steam and on GOG) right?

Jun. 24, 2014
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See, I've been reading the comments- some of them are blatantly silly, and the rest are... Well just- less silly.
But I cam looking for a solution on how to get Outlast (a game I bought on GOG) into my Steam Library simply so I could buy the Whistleblower DLC while it's cheap on the Steam Summer Sale! That's all... I'm just looking for the cheapest price because I have a really small budget, but really want to play my games! Unfortunately, I cannot buy the DLC because Steam detects that I don't actually own Outlast, just because it's not in my Steam LIbrary.

Jun. 23, 2014
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gnodab
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I wish there was a way to downvote...

Jun. 22, 2014
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MasterS.249
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This wish is highly unlikely to be granted (so that I wouldn't even bother with upvoting), but I guess people can hope, right? ;)

Jun. 21, 2014
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On steam developers can freely claim up to 10appids. One appid can be claimed in order to generate a key that becomes redeemable on GOG. For example take dont starve, the developers if they choose could go in partnership with GOG and give everyone on steam a GOG key for ZERO dollars. It does not cost money to generate keys on steam, and doing such a thing is not against steam policy.

In the end its down to GOG to reach out to these developers are attempt to broker a partnership to give out free GOG keys. Its not easy but it would be a massive publicity boost since people would get the key and think what the heck is GOG and then google it.

There is no reason, aside from effort, that this can't be done. This wont result in any partnership with steam. Only a partnership with the developers which is already being done by them selling their product on GOG.

Jun. 19, 2014
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One advantage steam has is that you can use gift cards with it. GOG is based in Europe, and most US giftcards can't be used abroad. If GOG opened a payment processing center in the US, it would remove a reason to favor steam.

Jun. 14, 2014
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4,516 people readily arguing for GOG to give Valve big sacks of money.

Sure, that little fee wouldn't hurt GOG that much, this could work with any game in GOG's catalog. I'm sure Valve would ask for reasonable amounts of money.

I am ashamed of PC gamers today. This idea is as sick as it gets.

Jun. 1, 2014
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Andres87
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On the steam does not buy the game, just rent. GOG is different, you buy and download the install. You can burn to disc. No need to run third party app ( like steam etc.)

May. 26, 2014
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I disagree. Steam and GoG are two services. If you buy a game on Steam (on sale or not) you pay a game that is only useable with your account. GoG offers unlimited downloads and you can technically install the same game on countless devices simultaneously. You have no DRM. I think you can spend some money for this because it's not easy for the GoG team to convince publishers and developers to risk that one might buy the game and shares it worldwide. Another aspect: using such services produce traffic. This costs money.

May. 23, 2014
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GOG, brand reputation is a precious asset. GOG should stay FAR away from Steam which has tons of consumer/user problems, read about 'em on google. GOG has a great rep for a reason - reliability, ease of use, great customer support, great value. GOG competes beautifully. As a consumer, buy GOG or buy a DISC (if steam-free) without the ongoing contingency for delivery/playability through steam's vagaries.

May. 13, 2014
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zerothis
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I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee for this feature

May. 3, 2014
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Chronon88
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Plain stupid idea. Stop being unreasonable and buy them again!

Apr. 19, 2014
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Erynn
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It costs gog money to let you use their servers for things you own. Really I think this is very selfish.

Apr. 1, 2014
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You guys are missing the point. If I own a game on Steam I won't be it again on GOG no matter how much I prefer GOG. But owning all those games on Steam might prevent me from buying any on GOG because I am already using another service.

If GOG offered this, it would actually increase their chances of making future sales with someone as that person can "move" over to GOG without losing anything. Being able to get someone to buy games in future at the cost of "giving away" games they were never going to repurchase is good business, not bad business.

Mar. 21, 2014
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Kabus
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I think this wish won't come true IMHO. That's all about up to publishers. I don't think they want or reserve resources for such transfers.

Mar. 20, 2014
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DigChrono
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As for checking whether something is owned, it would be simple to link your Steam account to see which games are owned. I'm torn on this one. As a consumer, I love the idea, but from a business standpoint I can see a lot of missed sales.
Perhaps you could get a discount on a game you own on Steam?

Mar. 9, 2014
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Zoidberg
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Bad idea. people getting free games without drm on gog?

Nah.

Mar. 4, 2014
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Rincewind1986
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I don't like this. If you want your game on GOG - buy it on GOG. They run business in which we get cool games that are hard to get elsewhere, so support them by buying games here.

Feb. 26, 2014
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I don't think that this feature is a reasonable one: just think, you make your registration, than you say "oh, I already own this game I like, can i get it for free?". What I'd like is the possibility to CHECK as owned a game, so it doesn't appear into the promotions list, but you couldn't dowload it or get the bonus feats. (forgive my english)

Feb. 16, 2014
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The only reason you could get Witcher 2 activated here as well as other places is because gog.com is owned by CDProject - the makers of the Witcher games...

Feb. 12, 2014
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flambeau
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [10]

Feb. 8, 2014
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Cyril79
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Mr Frost +100

Jan. 30, 2014
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wuarapo
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They did it some time ago with The Witcher 2,
I bought it in Namco/bandai site and GOG redeem my copy. So i don't think this idea is absolutely ridiculous.

Jan. 29, 2014
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As much as I wish that all of the games I own on steam were on GoG instead GoG is a business that deserves to see profits on the games they sell. This post would be if it was not so very inconsiderate.

Jan. 14, 2014
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