The GOG (Good Old Games) summer sale has begun. For those of you that don’t know, GOG is a digital distribution platform for PC games, in a similar vein to Steam. What sets it apart is the way they handle their games. All the games that they sell are available for download and are DRM (Digital Rights Management) free. This basically means that they don’t restrict you in downloading your purchases to a set number of computers, and that you do not have to be always online to enjoy your game like the other distributors. Think about it as always having access to your purchases and being able to play any time and anywhere.
I personally have been using GOG Galaxy since the beta and really love it. A few years ago I tried many times in vain to play Tie Fighter on a modern computer using an old CD with the files. I could not get the compatibility settings to work no matter what I tried. Thankfully with GOG they guarantee that all their games will work with your system and take care of any types of issues. if you are unhappy they will refund you without issue. For those new to GOG, check out their video below before I get into some of the Summer Sale.
On June 1st, GOG Connect was launched. It allows users to connect their Steam account to Galaxy and allow certain games to unlock so you do not have to purchase the game again. This is subject to the publishers and is starting with a small number of games. Hopefully more get added soon, because it would be nice to be able to play some games on the road and not have to be connected to Steam. I was able to connect my account with minimal hassle once I realized that my Steam account name and display name were two different entities. There is a FAQ that can be found here for any users that have questions.
The Summer Sale is also in full swing as it is Day 3 currently. The 2016 Summer Sale will last for 14 days, starting on June 8, 1:00 PM UTC and ending on June 22, 12:59 PM UTC. New bundles are added daily and will stay for the remainder of the sale. New to this sale is the ability to earn XP and win some great games. You can earn XP just by checking in each day, sharing the sale, and of course purchasing games earns you even more. The requirements are fairly low, where $30 would net you all three games offered for the day, and that is without earning XP any other way. I would encourage every gamer to at least check out what they have to offer, particularly as some bundles have deep discounts, some up to 90% off. There is also a Summer Sale FAQ that can be found here which details every aspect about the free games and earning XP.
Let us know in the comments or any of our social media accounts what you picked up and thanks for checking us out here at The Nerd Mentality!