For years, the nature of Digital Rights Management (DRM) has caused worry among some gamers. While DRM was originally designed to curb copyright infringement and piracy, certain software have also become troublesome when playing. For instance, Denuvo was initially thought of to hamper CPUs when running Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ubisoft later denied allegations but the damage was already done. That’s why websites such as GOG — which regularly offers sales and discounts for DRM-free games — have become a godsend for consumers. If you’re looking for new games to add to your library, you might want to check out their Back-to-School Flash Sale as well as additions to GOG Connect.
Back-to-School Flash Sale and GOG Connect
The current GOG Flash Sale has hundreds of games up for grabs with various games netting big discounts every hour. You can see above that Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition and Jade Empire: Special Edition both have 80 percent discounts. Time is also running out. You could even spot some deals such as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for $2.99 or Tropico 5 for $4.99.
GOG Connect, meanwhile, is the website’s connectivity feature with Steam. Once you connect your Steam account, the site checks the games you already own on Steam and cross-references it with games that are available on their site. If you own the games on Steam, you automatically get their DRM-free counterparts.
There are six new additions to the burgeoning list:
- For the Glory: A Europa Universalis Game
- King of Dragon Pass
- Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
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My Steam library has 1,131 games at the moment so we definitely have a lot of things to talk about.