Reclaim your Box Retail Games DRM-Free! 😛
GOG continues to operate as if not being a dick to your customers is a sound business practice
GOG is celebrating the addition of a Russian language version of the store with the release of six new DRM-free games as well as a reclaim your game initiative. Their new scheme, the DRM-free initiative, is a small thing right now, but has the potential to become important for those people who want to continue to play the games that they own.
Essentially, owners of any retail, boxed game included in the initiative can ‘reclaim’ that game; gaining a free copy of GOG’s DRM-free version. Right now it’s limited to worldwide copies of the STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, STALKER: Clear Sky and STALKER: Call of Pripyat, as well as Russian copies of Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword and Eador: Genesis.
To test, I grabbed the GameSpy activation code from my Box Retail copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and entered it into GOG’s new Reclaim page. As promised, the DRM-free version was added to my GOG account, complete with the bonus extras. Next up was S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat repeated the same step and boom added to my GOG account. Although, to be clear, the purpose of the initiative isn’t to drive people away from Steam, but rather to help those with boxed copies to ditch the now non-functional Gamespy DRM still present in their retail version.
We’re doing our best to add more games, writes GOG. Stay tuned for future updates and announcements.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was a amazing game to play and remember playing the game back-to-back for two weeks, at the end knowing all the secret places for extra ammo and gear made a huge differences in gameplay along with it been extremely fun to play over. As soon as you start in a little town with people around the camp fire jump on the building when you go up the latter, run to the other side and you’ll see a kit hidden in the A frame (rafter) of the building, wish I knew about this the first time I played it.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat on the other hand, I never got a chance to play, but like the first one, I already know it’s going to be amazing. If you did manage to play all of them, then you would know Clear Sky sucked and it should’ve been what we call today DLC more than a Expansion Pack/Stand alone game. If any of you played the series and want more, then you many wanna checkout the Metro Redux collection.
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