Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Andreas Lilja

GOG announces the last video games client you'll ever need (consoles + PC)

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP
Quote

Galaxy 2.0, announced today, sounds like a more ambitious undertaking, as it promises to combine all of your games, online friends, and other data in one place. The idea is that you'll connect the new client to your various online accounts and platforms, including consoles—a list hasn't been confirmed yet, but a rep said that the goal is "to have all major platforms officially integrated in the app"—at which point it will import your libraries and friends lists, essentially acting as a big-tent overlay for Steam, EGS, Origin, and so forth. It will also track all of your achievements and hours played across platforms, support cross-platform chat, and offer various sorting, filtering, and collection comparison options.

I might finally stray from my Steam puritanism, this looks as ambitious than other projects like Raptr or the belated Xfire, but from a way more credible developer.

 

https://www.gog.com/news/bgog_galaxy_20b_all_your_games_and_friends_in_one_place_copy3

https://www.pcgamer.com/gog-galaxy-20-aims-to-bring-games-from-all-pc-and-console-platforms-under-one-roof/


i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

32GB DDR4 (16x2) @ 3000Mhz

X62 Kraken

Creative Soundblaster Zx

Windows 10 Pro x64

Phanteks Primo

Link to post
Share on other sites

If it works, neat.


~New~  ThinkPi project !  ~New~


new build log : http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/533392-build-log-the-scrap-simulator-x/?p=7078757 (5 screen flight sim for 620$ CAD)LTT Web Challenge is back ! go here  :  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/448184-ltt-web-challenge-3-v21/#entry601004 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like it its an attempt to make an additional interface that reads off your existing launcher platforms. This will require all of those different launchers to be running in the background to work.

 

I see the good intent here, but cannot imagine how it can be an elegant solution.


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds excellent, but won't we still have to have other launchers in order to buy said games? 


Ryzen 1600x @4GHz

Asus GTX 1070 8GB @1900MHz

16 GB HyperX DDR4 @3000MHz

Asus Prime X370 Pro

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

Noctua NH-U14S

Seasonic M12II 620W

+ four different mechanical drives.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't understand how console integration will work without the console mfrs incorporating Gog's systems, which they won't.


               __     I am the ASCIIDino.
              / _)
     _.----._/ /      If you can see me you 
    /         /       must put me in your 
 __/ (  | (  |        signature for 24 hours.
/__.-'|_|--|_|        
Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

What are the community created integrations and how I can create one?

We want to offer integrations with all possible gaming platforms. This is a challenging and time-consuming process, not only because these are technically complex projects, but they also require negotiations and agreements with partners. We want all our official integrations to be supported by respective platform holders, so we make sure they’re in-line with partners’ policies and that they’re safe.
While we’re hard at work on adding more official integrations, we’ve decided to give you – the community – an opportunity to work on your own open source platform integrations. We’re currently polishing the documentation that will be shared with you to help you build your own platform integrations for GOG GALAXY 2.0.

inb4 everyone gets onboard other than Epic.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Will it work though? Will EA and Ubi let third party launchers poke at their users? 


The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! Really like how they're improving this platform. I've signed for the beta too. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds way too optimistic


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, duncannah said:

Sounds way too optimistic

My thoughts exactly: Either they're doing this without permission and the lawsuits and blocking attempts starts or they're getting permission but they're going to get blocked by at least Epic making the entire thing pointless.

 

I guess the third option is that this just just a glorified macro that clicks on shortcuts for you so if that's the case, well I'm not impressed.


-------

Current Rig

-------

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm optimistic only because this is something i've wanted for a while if were stuck with 10 different launchers. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, huilun02 said:

Sounds like it its an attempt to make an additional interface that reads off your existing launcher platforms. This will require all of those different launchers to be running in the background to work.

 

I see the good intent here, but cannot imagine how it can be an elegant solution.

the better way would be to actually connect to accounts with the client but I highly doubt every company would play nice with this...


"There is nothing more difficult than fixing something that isn't all the way broken yet." - Author Unknown

"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

Spoiler

Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.4 GHz - Asus P9X79WS/IPMI - 12GB DDR3-1600 quad-channel - EVGA GTX 1080ti SC - Fractal Design Define R5 - 500GB Crucial MX200 and 2 x Seagate ST2000DM006 (in RAID 0 for games!) - The good old Corsair GS700 - Yamakasi Catleap 2703 27" 1440p and ASUS VS239H-P 1080p 23" - NH-D15 - Logitech G710+ - Mionix Naos 7000 - Sennheiser PC350 w/Topping VX-1

 

Avid Miata autocrosser :D

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, huilun02 said:

Sounds like it its an attempt to make an additional interface that reads off your existing launcher platforms. This will require all of those different launchers to be running in the background to work.

 

I see the good intent here, but cannot imagine how it can be an elegant solution.

You can do all of that on the backend, get user to add accounts, run them on a vm. With some creative html fuckery they can probably reduce steams footprint to close to nothing on the vm, dunno about the rest of the platforms.

Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

My thoughts exactly: Either they're doing this without permission and the lawsuits and blocking attempts starts or they're getting permission but they're going to get blocked by at least Epic making the entire thing pointless.

 

I guess the third option is that this just just a glorified macro that clicks on shortcuts for you so if that's the case, well I'm not impressed.

I couldn't give less of a shit about Epic at this point. But I wouldn't mind launcher that combines Steam, Origin and Battle.net. You know, platforms not run by dicks. Imagine the world where I actually like Origin and hate something else. LOL where have we come...

Link to post
Share on other sites

image.png.f1d4603054d8a4e05e79be3e4b1fc7a5.png


sudo chmod -R 000 /*

What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux F.A.Q Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

but but linux?


The unanimous Declaration of the penguins independance

when in the Course of technological events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all computers are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are security and customizability . — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Operating System becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Operating System, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their security and customizability. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Operating Systems long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Operating systems, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of control. The history of microsoft windows is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these pc's. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Microsoft has refused there Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Microsoft has forbidden there users to pass patches of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till there Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.

Microsoft has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

Microsoft has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with there measures.

Microsoft has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

Microsoft has endeavoured to prevent the compitition to windows; for that purpose obstructing the The furthurment of technology; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of pcs.

Microsoft has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing there Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers..

Microsoft has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

Microsoft has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving there Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

Microsoft has abdicated Government Microsoft, by declaring us out of there Protection and waging War against us.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our human brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement Microsoft. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the penguins of linux, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent Operating System, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Microsoft Emporer, and that all political connection between them and the Operating system windows, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Operating System, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Operating Systems may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, RejZoR said:

I couldn't give less of a shit about Epic at this point. But I wouldn't mind launcher that combines Steam, Origin and Battle.net. You know, platforms not run by dicks. Imagine the world where I actually like Origin and hate something else. LOL where have we come...

So you truly don't give a shit about games anymore? Because all kinds of games both AAA and Indie are being launched as Epic Store exclusives or timed exclusives

 

Or do you mean that in the sense that you don't give a shit about Epic anymore, are willing to use it, and would be fine in using 2 clients: Galaxy and Epic Store?

 

Because those are the realistic 2 choices here. I am ok with the second because I truly do not have anything invested in this kind of stuff but you honestly do not strike me as the type to be truly indifferent, I might be wrong about this of course.


-------

Current Rig

-------

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Misanthrope said:

So you truly don't give a shit about games anymore? Because all kinds of games both AAA and Indie are being launched as Epic Store exclusives or timed exclusives

 

Or do you mean that in the sense that you don't give a shit about Epic anymore, are willing to use it, and would be fine in using 2 clients: Galaxy and Epic Store?

 

Because those are the realistic 2 choices here. I am ok with the second because I truly do not have anything invested in this kind of stuff but you honestly do not strike me as the type to be truly indifferent, I might be wrong about this of course.

He most likely means he ignore Epic exclusives and rather wait for them to get on other stores, like I do. I vote with my wallet.


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. 
It matters that you don't just give up.”

-Stephen Hawking

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, RejZoR said:

I couldn't give less of a shit about Epic at this point. But I wouldn't mind launcher that combines Steam, Origin and Battle.net. You know, platforms not run by dicks. Imagine the world where I actually like Origin and hate something else. LOL where have we come...

Exactly my thought. They actually made us hate EA less. How the heck was that possible?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how integration with 3rd party launchers will work. Via official means in cooperation with competing platforms or via hacks and stuff. Though I do have to give credit to GOG for trying to unite PC gaming instead of Epic who's trying to segment it further with forced exclusives... I wonder how all this will work out over time. GOG certainly has a huge advantage with DRM Free games which I greatly favor even if they sometimes cost a bit more than on Steam. And GOG Galaxy is becoming another huge reason to stick around. It was never mandatory and I hope it stays this way, but it's just so nice to use and is convenient I just use it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Mihle said:

He most likely means he ignore Epic exclusives and rather wait for them to get on other stores, like I do. I vote with my wallet.

Yeah, cause that always work right!?


-------

Current Rig

-------

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Misanthrope said:

Yeah, cause that always work right!?

It's better than just accepting it. Epic store is utter shit.


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. 
It matters that you don't just give up.”

-Stephen Hawking

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×