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New features, local currency option, new payment methods, store credit, and an updated look for!

For almost six years now we strive to bring you not only the best in DRM-Free gaming, but also to give you the greatest experience possible. To that end we're always looking for ways to improve our site and service. Today, we're rolling out a vastly updated version of our store with an improved interface, sleek new look, and lots of handy new features. Let's take a quick tour, shall we?

Video: Welcome to the fresher, better!

First of all we are giving you more DRM-free content: movies! We are starting with 20 documentaries about internet and gaming culture but we aim high! You can find more on this in the appropriate newspost, so let's focus on the other features we're rolling out.

We wanted to give you more choice as to how you pay for things on Now it's up to you if you want to pay in US Dollars, or in the currency primarily used in your country, whether it's the Euro, Pounds Sterling, Australian Dollars, or Russian Roubles. That's four new currencies supported by for your convenience. Still - the choice is yours, so if you want to stick to US dollars, just switch to it - you find this option at the bottom of each page. To make buying things at an even more flexible process, we're introducing some new payment methods: Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex.

All this also means that users for whom the local currency pricing has been enabled will have an option to select one of two different prices for each game in our catalog. Of course, we stand by the simple truth that $1 does not equal 1€, so a game with a $5.99 price tag will cost 4.49 Euro, 3.69 British Pounds, 6.49 Australian Dollars, and 219 Roubles respectively. $9.99 translates to 7.49 Euro, 5.99 Pounds Sterling, 10.89 Australian Dollars, and 359 Roubles. In a perfect world we would apply the same method of pricing to all of the games we offer. However, things are a little bit more complicated, and there are some games in our catalog that follow a different region-based pricing scheme. However, we wouldn't be if we didn't find a way to make right by the users who end up paying relatively more for such titles. Here's where the Fair Price Package comes in!

The Fair Price Package applies to all of the titles which we couldn't include in our standard pricing scheme. If you end up paying more for a game than its standard US Dollar price, we'll refund you the difference out of our own pocket. The refunded value will be added to your account in Store Credit in the currency of your purchase. That's right, no more gift codes, you'll be getting Store Credit that you can use to purchase anything on or partially pay for an item that's more expensive. More choice, ease of use, and less limitations!

Finally, the store has gotten itself a substantial visual revamp. We went for a fresh, mobile-friendly design that should make it even easier to find the games you want, notice the hot promos, and see what's new. The main page, catalog view, product pages, and checkout have been updated and also lay the groundwork for even more overhaul, coming within the next few months together with many of the GOG Galaxy features. We hope you like it!

PS. Unfortunately, we need to drop some titles from our classic catalog. In such cases, we always do our best to give you an advance warning and a last chance to purchase such games - preferably with a considerable discount. Check this news post to find out which titles are being removed from our catalog, when will it happen, and what parting discounts for them do we currently offer.
Post edited August 27, 2014 by G-Doc
HeDanny: [..] is someone bored enough to bullet list the general reaction so far? Generally positive? Generally Negative?
That would be way easier with.. forum polls!! (I've already added a feature wishlist)
GoG should ask the users' opinions before and after any changes!
Post edited August 28, 2014 by phaolo
summitus: Please put it back the way it was , it looks like fucking iTunes or something now ... terrible ..
More like the humblestore
Haven't been on GoG for few days , and what a surprise awaited me.

First impressions:

1)Grey = Steam
Gog = Black/green/Yellow
At lest bring back logo in top left corner.

2) Upper tab is litle to big IMHO.

3) Search options where much better previously. I don't want to go to separate page. I'ts less functional right now.

4)Wishlist page - where are the prices?. I was going there to see once a week if my wishlisted game price is reduced (price was in orange)

5) On a gamelist page only notification that i own that game is grey font instead of black. Both fonts are to similar. Make font of owned games brigter or add some kind of icon to owned games. (or as was before - "owned" word)
Now that I've used the site with my tablet:

Good job GOG! Now the site is usable with mobile devices too, and I can even log out finally, something that was pretty much impossible before. Yet at the same time, the same layout seems to work quite fine also on a PC.

Some have suggested separate pages for mobile devices, but on some other sites where I've seen that:

- The mobile version is cut down, e.g. on certain newspaper you can't read nor write comments to articles, like you can in the PC desktop view. Some other features are cut down too.

- In mobile versions, I can't zoom in and out like I can in the desktop view. Sometimes I want to make the text bigger.

More colors would be fine I guess, but no biggie for me.
Post edited August 28, 2014 by timppu
Radscorpion: 5) On a gamelist page only notification that i own that game is grey font instead of black. Both fonts are to similar. Make font of owned games brigter or add some kind of icon to owned games. (or as was before - "owned" word)
That will be fixed:
I mostly approve of the graphical changes.
The home page is more informative, showing more news posts than before and giving more room to the latest released games, that used to get hidden after the first week under the best sellers with the old interface (this is my favorite change).

The game's pages are a step back though, I liked the CD cover they used to show and I find that having the reviews so attached to the description makes it really annoying.

The menu bar is a bit too big on a pc and the search button redirects you to a search page when used in the forum (it works as usual when on every other page apparently), but these could be easily changed.
Achaern: -The idea to make a website specialising in older games compatible with phones and tablets is mind boggling. It's all spaced out, ugly, and clearly copying inferior services like the PSN and Google Play. You're better than them, don't try and be like them. We come here because we love YOU for YOU.
Pheace: They *have* shown an interest in the mobile markets in one of their surveys, i wouldn't be surprised if they'll be expanding there in the future.
Hopefully they will, then I will have less reason to buy DRM-free Android games from Humble Bundles.

Also DotEmu, a site normally considered similar to, have also offered mobile games too for a long time.
high rated restores old games and allow for new products to bloom - in less chaotic way than Steam - and allow buying games without DRMs.

For me layout should bring feeling of lying down on the grass in sunny day with a cold Tea in hand, while remembering games from the old days.
In contrast, now I feel like I'm waiting in the line to the dentist and I get a chance to play the liked games, but instead I want to run off.

Layout should reflect these simple elements:
- Nostalgie (Warm feelings and safety)
- Old School (minimalism and colourfulness referring to the old pixel games)
- Creativity
- Freedom
Instead, we have:
Grey = Melancholy
Gray = Grief
Grey = Stagnation
Grey = Emptiness

White fits to the Apple/Hipster (yeah, I just did that)
Because It provides a platform for the "universal" use - that is, limited to a specific hardware and software, so that production can be minimized by well-known hardware maximum performance.

Nowadays, rapid access to data makes the hardware differences, and their updates, not a issue anymore. And is a prove for that. We can play old game and have fun with the new ones. I understand the need to be more "Modern", but why so grey?
high rated
To me the site just looks generic. All the GOG style is gone as if they fired their talented artists.
This seems like it was a pointless update. None of these "better" features really matter much.

Where's Galaxy, already? THAT has the feature set I want to see out of GOG!
On my mobile device again trying the 'fresher' new site. I still say it's horrible. It's slower to load, unresponsive, poorly organized and unattractive. I may have to avoid my daily site check in from my mobile with this new version.
I didn't mind having the old navbar absolutely positioned, but now I'm sampling the video streaming and I've found that the new one is making my viewport just too small for the video player.
Kank: To me the site just looks generic.
A point I've made too. It no longer feels like GOG, now it feels like a copy of a copy.
I do have to chime in and say that I don't really care for the new graphical treatment. The old GOG was very stylish while maintaining a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Now it's cold and antiseptic, and the front page is overloaded with information. It's as if they're trying to mimic Steam, without taking into account that Steam is an unholy mess.

So, a vote for returning to the old color scheme. I loved GOG's sleek visual style right from the very beginning, and now it's just kind of barren and depressing.
I do like the new design, but I also vote for brighter/more colors, yet I have to say I don't really care for the new Movie section, I actually think it will flop and it bothers me that there's resources being wasted on it, I also feel disappointed that some games are leaving GoG for good.