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Will there also be two versions of those hand-picked games, or will the only way to get those games only through GOG Galaxy using the agreement that you have with Epic Games Store? The reason I'm asking this is because if the answer to my previous question were a no, then you're simply destroying the possibility of getting those games as DRM-Free.
Post edited March 26, 2021 by Vingry
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Mailanka: I'll be honest, I don't understand the backlash from this. I mean, I get hating Epic. I'm not a fan of Epic either. But the point of the GOG Galaxy 2.0 is to integrate multiple downloaders from multiple stores.
Yeah I don't get it either.

In fact, I wish this would expand. Imagine how awesome it'd be if GOG Galaxy not only combined all my libraries, but also all storefronts. I could fully swap to using but a single client, it'd be awesome. It's utopian of course, but every little bit helps.
I am surprised that I have not been invited to this closed beta yet. Surely GOG is getting information from me by the fact I have Epic linked to GOG Galaxy 2.0, and they'll see that I frequently buy from EGS, which means I would be the perfect candidate to test this out and mean while they'll make money from me.

Seriously, if I was a part of the first batch of testers, they would have received an additional $280 in sales revenue through me.

mean while I have I have 1 family member and 2 co-workers who got into the beta and haven't bought anything from EGS through GOG Galaxy, they don't buy anything from EGS at all. /facepalm
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eisberg77: I am surprised that I have not been invited to this closed beta yet. Surely GOG is getting information from me by the fact I have Epic linked to GOG Galaxy 2.0, and they'll see that I frequently buy from EGS, which means I would be the perfect candidate to test this out and mean while they'll make money from me.
Weird, there should be no invitation process. You can just switch to the combined store in the options, and that's it.
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eisberg77: I am surprised that I have not been invited to this closed beta yet. Surely GOG is getting information from me by the fact I have Epic linked to GOG Galaxy 2.0, and they'll see that I frequently buy from EGS, which means I would be the perfect candidate to test this out and mean while they'll make money from me.
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Carighan: Weird, there should be no invitation process. You can just switch to the combined store in the options, and that's it.
There is, read the original post of this thread.

I have no option for combinded store on GOG in the options/settings, I'm also opted into beta branches for the client

You have to be invited to get the combinded store.
Any updates on this project? really want to try it out
GOG really needs some PR guys like in the old times...
so this feature is abandoned?
I want there to be an option to hide anything from Epic or any other platform if those become available. If you want to sleep with the devil that's your choice. I shouldn't have to watch.
Friends, why all this negativity? If you don't like DRM games — it's totally fine, don't buy them or don't add them to your Galaxy! Simple as that. But there is no need to be religious about it, and to take it out on GOG for giving you options.

The fact of the matter is that gaming industry has changed a lot in the past decade. 29 of 30 modern games that I own are not available on GOG. Main titles simply don't get released DRM-free any more. So you must purchase them somewhere else, and considering the price the best store is often EPIC. This is simply the current reality. And in this reality GOG must somehow survive in order to be able to give you a choice. How will GOG even survive if you spend your money in other stores? And if GOG is gone, what choice will you have? Think about that for a second ;-)

I don't believe for a moment that there are more than 10 people here on the forum who have never purchased a DRM-locked game. Since everyone here has supported DRM-stores at some point (and 99% of the community probably does this on a regular basis), that money could just as well have been channeled through GOG to support their philosophy. So don't be a hypocrite, and don't act like someone has taken your favorite toy from you ;-) Grow up!

If you like GOG, show them a little bit of support, or at least try to understand why certain decisions are made and why certain changes are introduced to the platform. On the flipside, I agree with the community that GOG could have communicated this in a better way. And I'm sure they will, once the new project exits the beta phase.

Love,
Cheers.
Post edited June 02, 2022 by DESTROYER-21
I never bought a game through Galaxy and I never will. That's what the website is for.
I would very welcome if I could deactivated the adds when I want to launch a game.
They are bollocks anyway.
I click on Lego DC Super Villains

The "similar games" shows Alien Isolation Season Pass ... wait what? Why on earth is that considered similar?
So I clicked on "more similar games" (or whatever the button is called in Galaxy)
The list shows
Alien Isolation Season Pass
Thymnesia - Digital Deluxe Edition
GWENT - Deluxe Edition
Cult of the Lamb - Cultist Edition
Islets
Cult of the Lamb (Standard)
Nongunz 2 - Doppelgänger Edition
Lust from Beyond M Edition
Thymnesia (Standard)
Mafia Trilogy

Now I would like to state that I already own Alien Isolation in the edition that already contains the season pass and also I own all Mafia games, so GOG is offering me stuff I already own (happens all the time, same with the Clifftop Collection).

But what the heck have the other games to do with Lego DC Villains?
For some I have an explanation: The word "Edition" in their title ... After all I play Lego DC Villains Deluxe EDITION.

Really ... that algorithm is complete bonkers.