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Old 05-02-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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Your favorite digital distribution platform?


Good people and bad ones too! Could you, please, share?
Which digital distribution platform you prefer and why?
Is it Steam or you go with GOG or any other? I prefer
GOG for various reasons, but mainly their service being
DRM free tickles me!
Do you care about GOG being more open or the larger
Steam library is what you love?
 
Old 05-03-2017, 12:49 AM   #2
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Good people and bad ones too! Could you, please, share?
Which digital distribution platform you prefer and why?
Is it Steam or you go with GOG or any other? I prefer
GOG for various reasons, but mainly their service being
DRM free tickles me!
Do you care about GOG being more open or the larger
Steam library is what you love?
#1: Mac OS X
#2: Solaris

Those are the only OSes I've used at work (except one job I had to have a Windows computer on my desktop ) Oh and I used the Classic Mac OS before Mac OS X came out. I actually programmed it.
 
Old 05-03-2017, 01:28 AM   #3
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I have not heard about GOG at all, and I have a steam account, but that was used only once.
 
Old 05-03-2017, 12:17 PM   #4
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Those are the only OSes I've used at work
I was referring to these two:
http://store.steampowered.com/
https://www.gog.com/

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I have not heard about GOG at all
GOG is a part of CD Projekt Red. The guys who made the Witcher series.
They focus more on "Good Old Games". But nowadays they have a decent
indie game collection too. All their games are DRM free! And they
have growing Linux support for the games.
 
Old 05-03-2017, 12:28 PM   #5
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Steam, for its automatic patch installation.

I only prefer GOG for native games if I'm confident I don't need to worry about that.

GOG Galaxy should fix that, but it's been taking forever and it clearly won't be available soon.

Last edited by dugan; 05-03-2017 at 08:14 PM.
 
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:13 PM   #6
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Thanks! I didn't know about Steam automatically patching games! But I guess as GOG is much more strict about the quality of the games it isn't such an issue there.
Few months ago GOG was pushing Gog Galaxy, there was a sale, where you could gain xp, by performing various tasks and one of them was installing Galaxy.
I don't like Steam client or Galaxy client, I prefer just using the website at least in the case of Gog. So I haven't dived into functionalities. But, if you are talking about just
getting the Galaxy client, it's out there.

Edit:
Ah, sorry, you are right, I was on Mac, Linux version isn't released yet.

Last edited by splintercdo; 05-03-2017 at 11:48 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2017, 10:17 PM   #7
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I have oggled GOG and do like it. Old games were way too good for my computers when they were new and even now I'm pre-EULI without Direct10 ability even if I did have a dual boot working right now. But when I play an older game like Oblivion or Descent 3, I can set everything on high and really get to play them the way they were meant to be played. So nice.

Old computers love GOG. I'd be happy to buy some of their stuff, but don't do credit. Most especially with people I can't easily get my hands on.

To GOG : Send a salesgirl out. Have her (preferably in full cosplay > this is Asia) give out codes to download ordered content in return for cash. Get creative and get your cash. Get in touch if you need help in SE Asia. I could start 4 countries in weeks. Seems crazy to me nobody's doing it. Like "eating half a chicken".


'Till the cosplay salesgirl comes...
 
  


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