GOG.com introduces DRM-free movies, cuts 35 games, freshens up its design

by: Randy -

GOG.com added video game documentaries to its library of good old games. Twenty of them. Bigger-name titles like Indie Game: The Movie, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony are up there, along with, well, to tell you the truth, about 17 other films I've never heard of, though they're all dedicated to gamer and internet culture in one way or another. They all come with GOG.com's touted DRM-free guarantees.

In addition to movies, GOG.com did a few other things to spruce up around the place, too. The front page and item-detail pages are rearranged nicely. There are new currencies you can pay with—if you happen to have more euros, pounds, or roubles in your piggy bank than U.S. dollars. You can now also pay with some things called Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex, and I know this makes me sound like an old codger, but all of those sound pretty suspicious to me.

They've also got to drop 35 titles from their library, so they're doing it with a few big, last-minute discounts. Act fast, though. There's no explanation of why they're dropping these particular games. Most all of them are highly rated, like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, and Gothic 2, so I don't know who's pulling the plug or why.

Either way, the place looks nice and a little brighter now. I'm still anxious, however, for them to bring about GOG.com Galaxy, their upcoming (completely optional) Steam-like client.

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