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  1. Klumpen

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    ^ Lacks the Linux port and more importantly needs that that Epic Games Store Client.

    I go to this thread to not be bothered by clients...
     
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    Yeah... I knew it didn't have a linux port.. didn't know about the client thing.
    I only posted because of the "free" part. (I won't be getting this either as I don't run windows/mac)

    Perhaps a new thread for just freebies?
     
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    Ok.. how's this... I knew the freebie option from epic didn't have a linux port listed, but it's free.
    If you want the free version and are willing to take the negatives with it (non-linux, epic client, etc).. then feel free
    to download it. If you don't, then don't.

    better?
    No good deed...
     
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    I grabbed it just in case the launcher ever runs on Linux. I never bought it, was waiting for a good sale but if there has been one I missed it.
     
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    It was never about poor parts of individual countries. I thought this was the root of everyone claiming GoG games were cheaper in Russia, but now that I read the thread there, it seems buyers in Europe using the Euro were getting a discount in terms of in store expiring credit points, but I wouldn't know about that here.
     
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    No, Russia will most likely still get cheaper prices.

    When GOG started, there was no regionally discriminating pricing, everyone paid the same since digital goods don't cost additional packaging and customs when crossing borders via optic fiber cables.
    A few years ago they gave publishers the option to do regional pricing on their site although it was against their core values (DRM-free, "one world one price" and "30 days money back guarantee"), since the outrage was big, they added a Fair Pricing Package, which just means, that whoever the publishers want to pay more, still has to pay more, but GOG gives the users the amount they paid more than North Americans back in form of store credit (which expires after one year).
    Now even that is gone and whoever has to pay more because of completely arbitrary regional pricing has to do so out of his own pocket or use a VPN and trick the sites IP geolocation well enough.

    This doesn't affect anyone who already pays less or the same amount as North America.

    The EU planned to ban regional pricing for digital goods, but for some reason that didn't happen (lobbies?), so if you happen to live in Eastern Germany for example, you have to pay the premium price while still earning 30% less than people in the former allied zone of the same country while paying the same or in some parts even higher rent.

    I just hope regional price discrimination gets banned completely at some point, since I can't and won't pay the same as a Bavarian and it's already bad that there are different prices for different IPs anyway.

    BTW: They still have that old ad on their official Youtube channel:
     
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    I see no difference between GOG and every other store (not digital too) in the world... the same things were always valued in different way around the world.
    Why are BMW cars so cheap in Germany ?! This is not right at all !! :p

    And yes, GOG is in the internet and it's accessible at the same way everywhere, but still, in the physical world there are political and financial barriers, and GOG needs to deal with them. You'll have to change how the entire world works.
    They tried to be different, but they are too small to win against an already established system.

    Also, games are not exactly first necessity goods, and if someone doesn't have the money for the last AAA game, could just wait until the price drops, and maybe the super sale starts... it's not that people can't find something alternative to play for cheap in this era.

    The most "fair price" I have seen was 5€ "discounted" for a 60€ game, so I can't see a great difference in my country, and well, while I could afford that, I'll just wait anyway, and after 2/3 years, it will become 20€, or maybe 10€ on sales (with added other games too as a gift, and maybe in the mean time it becomes also the GOTY edition)...

    It seems in bad waters by now, but still is one of the best stores around, just for the offline downloadable installers, and the pretty decent community (some threads are really full of haters sometimes, but mostly there are really helpful people), and I hope it will not fail.
     
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    They were actually giving 30% vouchers to gamers in eastern states of Germany? I didn't know that.
     
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    No, they were not, although that would be the case if the arguments for regional pricing weren't bullshit and it wouldn't be completely arbitrary. The argument is, that all Europeans have more buying power than others
    Germans (and other Europeans, including Slovenians, etc...) generally have to pay more than North Americans for most games. It has been that way on Steam like forever and on GOG for a few years now, they just compensated out of their own pocket, which they won't do anymore, understandably.
    Every publisher can set arbitrary price differences for different geolocations for a long time now and that usually means 1$ = 1€.

    See those user generated lists:
    https://www.gog.com/forum/general/good_news_price_updates

    As an example amongst many:

    Foundation [inDev]
    developer/publisher: Polymorph Games / Polymorph Games
    >> 34.35$ +15% GB
    >> 34.00$ +13% regCZ, regDE, DK, regIT, regRO, regRS, SE
    >> 31.28$ +4% AU, NZ
    >> 30.05$ +0% CH
    **29.99$ base price (North America)
    >> 28.59$ -5% PL
    >> 25.49$ -15% CA
    >> 24.33$ -19% NO
    >> 15.03$ -50% regAR, BR
    >> 14.49$ -52% UA, regUZ
    >> 13.19$ -56% CN
    >> 7.68$ -74% RU

    7.68$ for Russians
    29.99$ for North Americans
    34.00$ for Czechs, Germans, Italians, Swedes etc...
    34.35$ for Britains
     
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    Diablo 1 is on GOG.com
    https://www.gog.com/game/diablo

    It comes with a new version that upscales the resolution and runs on current Windows (only LAN multi-player)
    and the original version that should still be compatible with the old mods and Battle.net.

    Relevant:
    https://mod.diablo.noktis.pl/download
    Two HD mods that don't only extend the resolution but also fix/change other things, one for single-player (Beelzebub, beta but I finished it and it's pretty much done) and one for multi-player (Tchernobog, abandoned).

    And the reverse engineered port:
    https://github.com/diasurgical/devilution
     
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    well didnt ever expect to see any from blizzard on gog. maybe with the layoffs they had they are now open to other resellers?
     
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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Maybe this could have been something regarding the Blizzard recent money issues
     
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