First they promise they would always charge the same prices for all regions... but then they changed their minds...
Then they promised they would always sell full games and never sell DLC... but then they changed their minds...
Now I see clues that they are backing down from their main promise... which was being always DRM-Free and to never try to shove a Client software to their customers....
I guess its only a matter of time until they become Steam 2.0.
Hopefully I will be wrong, but only time will tell.
When GoG first started there was no mention of charging the same prices, that came some years later. Anyways, let me ask you this what is more important: Don't do regional pricing, which would lead them to not able to get more games on their system, which would mean that eventually they will not make enough money to even keep GoG running, and there by shutting down completely, or is is better to fight for no regional pricing where they can, offer in store credits for times they can't do non regional pricing, able to keep growing their catalog, stay in business?
The full games vs DLC, I have never seen them say that. You got a citation for that?
They are DRM Free, and the client is optional, so that promise never went away.
So your whole post is just about regional pricing in which they had to do in order to stay in business.
Will try eisburg77 thank you
Yes going directly to the EXE does launch the game without Galaxy, however, this must be a recent change as this was not needed before.
For me, the only time I had a shortcut startup Galaxy is if I installed a game through Galaxy rather than through an installer, and I always had to create my own shortcut if I did install through Galaxy. If I installed through an installer then it never attached itself to Galaxy, and it is still like that.
I don't know how a short cut that was linked to the exe of the game would all of sudden change to a Galaxy shortcut for him. I suspect there is more to this story and not because of some Galaxy update.