I wrote this little note on my website on the feeling of purchasing a DRM-free game from GOG. Now what I wonder, not knowing much about GOG - why isn’t GOG larger than it is, what’s the catch? Because this experience was rad.

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why isn’t GOG larger than it is

Most people end up preferring the convenience and features on Steam. Valve also put a ton more effort into Linux. GOG are lagging behind in many ways, and they don’t support Galaxy on Linux.

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Oh, I’d love if it GOG (and Itch) shipped AppImages in general. I’ve gotten really appreciative of them in the recent months and have a lot of fun with Satisfactory Mod Manager which ships those.

GOG’s installer story on Linux is a bit poor from my experience. Or at least it is on my laptop. I’ve been playing with Lutris a bit, but mostly, I just want a single system to run and install games because I have a general philosophy not to use the market leader (shop local, shop small) so I always get on Itch or GOG when possible.

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In my circle GOG is huge. I have more friends and family on GOG than anywhere else. Out of the 39 ppl I have on GOG only 4 of them have Steam. I think it’s because my gaming group is older that prefer the offline binary games that have mp built in without a launcher.

I think more modern gamers are looking for always online games and GOG does not carry those types of games and only recently got into the online gaming arena via Galaxy which I think was a mistake on their part.

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To me Steam has too many features, and sometimes they would re-enable themselves. Also hardware id and required sign in (GOG has this issue too), required DRM and proprietary software just to install games, micro transactions, poor customer service and mediocre refund policy.

Steam too does business with China more and more as well though it seems it has not affected west much. And Valve would crunch just like the rest of gaming industry if they had to work on new games and didn’t have their #1 position with Steam. Again not a fan of CDPR or GOG either, but much better option IMO.

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That was not specific to GOG, all stores had the same version which used the eON porting tech from Virtual Programming.

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