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posted by janrinok on Tuesday March 18 2014, @11:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the getting-there-eventually dept.

Marneus68 writes

"Digital DRM-free game distributor GOG.com is finally jumping on the Linux bandwagon.

Following the steps of Desura and Steam, GOG.com plans to offer Linux compatible games starting this year. Along with games already available for Linux, GOG.com will also be selling 'a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained [by them].'

Most of the DOS titles already provided by GOG.com will probably pose no major technical challenge since GOG has been using DosBox on Windows and Mac OS X since the very beginning however, all the exclusive ports will probably be more difficult to provide."

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by pbnjoe on Wednesday March 19 2014, @02:53AM

    by pbnjoe (313) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @02:53AM (#18373) Journal

    if this will garner them more sales than just from only-Linux users.

    I've read many times in the comments for a game's release page that the commenter decides to purchase the game from Humble Bundle instead of GOG simply because there was a Linux version there as well (I did the same, although I was only building a library for when I make the total switch). Now that GOG has that too, plus all the "goodies" they give along with every game, they've met and passed HB, at least in my opinion; now I don't see a reason to buy anywhere else.

    (If that sounded too sales-like: I'm not affiliated with GOG.com, I just like 'em)

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by pbnjoe on Wednesday March 19 2014, @03:00AM

    by pbnjoe (313) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @03:00AM (#18375) Journal

    I forgot to add the important "always DRM-free" to that list of reasons. Seems HB has more Steam-only games than they do DRM-free anymore.