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The DRM-Free Revolution Continues with Big Pre-Orders and Launch Day Releases!

Good news! is going to bring you more fantastic launch day releases, preorders, and other exciting new content from some of our favorite developers. We've lined up 3 big titles that we will be bringing to in the next couple of months for sale or preorder that we think will be hits with all of our gamers; and we have more equally exciting games coming up soon.

If you've been a member of the site for a long time, you may recall that when we launched sales of The Witcher 2 on, we had to add in regional pricing. The game cost different amounts in in the US, the UK, the European Union, and Australia. We're doing something like that once again in order to bring you new titles from fantastic bigger studios. Since we don't accept currencies other than USD on right now, we'll be charging the equivalent of the local price in USD for these titles. We wish that we could offer these games at flat prices everywhere in the world, but the decision on pricing is always in our partners' hands, and regional pricing is becoming the standard around the globe. We're doing this because we believe that there's no better way to accomplish our overall goals for DRM-Free gaming and We need more games, devs, and publishers on board to make DRM-Free gaming something that's standard for all of the gaming world!

That brings with it more good news, though! As mentioned, we have three games we're launching soon with regional pricing--two RPGs and a strategy game--and while we can't tell you what they are yet because breaking an NDA has more severe penalties than just getting a noogie, we're confident that you'll be as excited about these games as we are. For a limited time, we will be offering anyone who pre-orders or buys one of them a free game from a selection as a gift from, just like we did for The Witcher 2.

If you have any questions, hit us up in the comments below and we'll be happy to answer (to the best of our ability).

EDIT: Since we've answered a lot of the common questions already here (and lest you think that we've ignored you), it may be handy for you to check out the forum thread about this and search for staff answers by clicking this link here. (hat tip to user Eli who reminded us that the feature even exists. :)
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*Dumpfounded silence*

The begining of an end for GOG it seems. You can't seriously be so naive GOG. Ever hear proverb "If you give devil a finger it'll bite off whole hand". The big devs and publishers will abuse the regional pricing as far as they can get away with it and that includes pushing it eventually on classics. There is absolutely no doubt about it as it has happened everywhere it has been introduced.

Now that you've given up one of your core principles for few scraps, you're stepped on slippery slope. The big devs/publishers have you at your mercy as they know you can be bought. What next? Regional restrictions, they're everywhere too. After that it's either Steam keys or giving up DRM-free in it's entirely.

No matter how you try to suggar coat it, regional prices is almost universally bad except for few selected reqions (US mostly) and means unfair prices for the rest of us. And almost certainly means 1$=1€+ for us Europeans and even worse for Aussies. On top of that, if you continue to maintain one currency for payment, it'll mean we have to pay cost of currency convertion on top of already utterly ludicrous prices.

If this was the cost of getting Original Sin et all on board, your reps should have said them that they can go fuck themselves and left. Now you just caved in and gave up.
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Fixed it for you. Good news my ass. :-( It's time to take long break from GOG like happened when GOG "shut down" few years back. Obviously you did not learn from that time that trust is hard to gain but easy to lose. Thanks for ruining my weekend btw.
Post edited February 21, 2014 by Petrell
Maybe as a concession GOG will be more willing to allow it's AAA hyped up games with inconsistent prices to show up with GOG keys in future bundles when they are featured.
Am I the only person who gets the feeling that was trying its hardest to hint that one of the games up for preorder is Witcher 3, without breaking their NDA? I just get that feeling with them making references to what they did with Witcher 2, them mentioning the NDA, and also saying that 2 of the games are rpgs.
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So? more free-DRM game coming on GoG , sound good to me......

That not because on steam and other 1$=1€, that will be the case on GoG...god damn it ITS GoG!!! have faith!!!

In fact :

Steam= rent a new game for 45€ (yeah its not yours...), or whait for a 90% dicount to rent the same game....


GoG= buy the game on gog for 45€ (yeah its yours...) + no DRM + have a free 5.99$ game or whait for a 90% discount to buy it and still have no DRM...

In fact its a good news for people whos dont like steam... ands its internet people always cry for everything... :D
Post edited February 21, 2014 by nansounet
GabiMoro: snip
triock: 8. What about VAT / sales tax?
All the prices shown on our page are inclusive of value added tax (VAT) and sales tax. So it's always the exact order total visible at checkout - no additional costs!
Most sellers said that " Your total price will include the price of the Product plus any applicable sales or use taxes in effect on the time of purchase, and based on country data you provide on your download page".

Even Humble Bundle. Then why are they charging VAT now?

Edit: My mistake, I didn't find out if the HB regional prices are VAT related or not.
Post edited February 21, 2014 by GabiMoro
HGiles: TeT said that so far it's only 3 games.

Logically, all the games already here have their pricing structure locked into the contract. We can't know when those contracts come up for renegotiation, but it's probably not any time soon.
Don't delude yourself. The big publishers will demand renegotiation of all contracts in excange of offering more games on GOG and again GOG will cave in. As long as all parties involved "agree", contracts are renegotiable.
This is utter and complete horseshit, GOG, and goes against one of your 3 main principles? How can we believe you on the other two if you do this? Why didn't you ask for input from your customers before making this decision? And, ultimately, pricing doesn't lie in the publishers hands, it lies in your hands. You can always tell the publisher that you WILL NOT release it here until it offers FLAT pricing world-wide. If you have 3 pillars holding you up, you cannot break one or you will not stand. DO NOT DO THIS, GOG.
Do you mind if I post a gif?

I live in Turkey and I'm tired of newer Digital Distribution sites try to sell me games in Euros as if I'm in EU.
The moment I see games priced with "European" prices either in Euros or USD equivalent. I'm out.
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Not happy about this, myself. It seems to boil down to: do I want more games on GOG with regional pricing, or do I want to keep flat price and not have some games available? It's the same thing with regional restrictions: do I prefer to have restrictions in place and be able to buy the Total War series on GOG, or not have them available at all because Sega doesn't want them available in Japan?

Well, I do want more games on GOG... because of the lack of regional pricing and other stuff offered here. Having a game on GOG was cool, because you got it complete etc... With every single one of these changes, the reasons to own a game on GOG become fewer. If you boil it down to DRM free only, if you really reduce GOG to that one single characteristic... well, then all it's spark will be gone.

I want to make this perfectly clear. For me, GOG was kind of a symbol of an internet store done right. Having a game available on GOG meant something, each one was a step on the right direction. With each compromise, GOG becomes just another store. Sure, there will be more games available, but what's the point of having more games available if what I'm getting is exactly the same as what I would be getting on any other store out there? And there is no shortage of those.

So again, bah. This is arguably good news for you, GOG, as you get to sell a wider catalogue. It's bad news to GOG core customers, who come here to buy expecting certain standards... standards that you yourselves built up, mind you. As you abandon your core principles, your core customers will abandon you in turn and you'll be left competing against all the other stores for the opportunist sale-hunting gamer. Good luck with that. And in that line, these games better be epic, because you're selling your soul in pieces to get them and I would like to think that it was at least worth it. And if they turn out to be DRM-free releases also available in other stores that also sell DRM free, there will be a angry retort from me.


And with that out of the way, I would like to know how this is going to work now. Do I pay in € because I created the account there? Do I get to pay in the country I'm currently staying at any given moment, or do I have to link my account to an specific country? Will this be the end of the wandering pineapple of the forum? Will I have to deal with bullshit like not being able to buy because I'm trying to pay with an Irish card while my current location is in Japan?
Petrell: If this was the cost of getting Original Sin et all on board, your reps should have said them that they can go fuck themselves and left. Now you just caved in and gave up.

Also people shouldn't forget they will pay MORE on GOG, like you mentioned, because the dollar prices have to be converted to your local currency. (taxes/fees/however you want to call it)
I don't care what titles these are, I WILL NEVER purchase them, even if regional pricing is removed.
Happy to see new releases and launch titles coming to GOG!
IAmSinistar: As someone in the States I'm interested in how regional pricing will affect gifting. Will I have to restructure my giveaways in order to buy the right region version for the winner? And how the heck will gifting keys work, will they be tied to regions as well?
I'd really like an answer to this one.
P1na: As you abandon your core principles, your core customers will abandon you in turn...
To go where exactly? Steam?
P1na: As you abandon your core principles, your core customers will abandon you in turn...
justanoldgamer: To go where exactly? Steam?
At least Steam didn't abandon their core principles. :p