Kumaresh reacted to JZStudios in GOG.com pulls a massive pro-consumer move with updated refund policy
I went into my email and was surprised with this, almost deleted it thinking it was just another GOG security update or something. Turns out it's a massive pro move from the little team that could.
"Everyone at GOG believes in a 'gamers-first’ approach. It means that every part of our store is designed with gamers in mind and your purchase safety and satisfaction come first for us. The latest update to our voluntary Refund Policy adds another piece to this customer-friendly experience. And it all sums up in one sentence: starting now, you can get a full refund up to 30 days after purchasing a product, even if you downloaded, launched, and played it. That's it.
It’s important for us to say that this update is possible thanks to your respect for all the time and hard work put into creating the games you buy on GOG.com and playing by the rules. We're grateful for that and encourage you to continue to do so.
For more details on how the change works, please check this FAQ article."
FAQ link HERE
This is major news and something I was hoping Steam would do for years, taking less risk out of buying PC games and being potentially screwed out of $60 for sub standard games, or hell just games that you just don't like. This really flies in the face of people claiming that this is impossible, or would be unfair, or that you don't own your digital purchases.
As if this wasn't big enough news (That doesn't even seem to be advertised on their main site, they just went "Oh yeah, we did this super rad thing.") GOG Galaxy 2.0 is apparently now in Open Beta.
I've been using it for a few months now, and I'm pretty damn happy with it, being able to consolidate all my games, including emulators into one place and being able to launch them all from one place, as well as allowing it to close the other launchers on game exit. It'll even pull in achievement information, friends lists, play time, and more from other platforms, all while having a clean and fairly customizeable layout.
Edit* A lot of people seem to think that GOG hasn't thought about the fact that people are scumbags, despite the fact that their entire store is DRM free and if people didn't want to buy games they could just pirate them. Anyways, here's what's written in their FAQ;
1. How does your updated voluntary Refund Policy work?
The updated policy lets you refund a product up to 30 days after purchase, even if it was downloaded, launched, and played. Yes, you read that correctly.
To apply for a refund, you should contact our Customer Support Team within 30 days of your purchase, and our team will sort it out as soon as possible.
We're monitoring the effects of the current update to make sure no one is using this policy to hurt the developers that put their time and heart into making great games. We may refuse refunds in such individual cases. We'd also let you know about any future adjustments in the voluntary Refund Policy in advance. 7. How often can I refund my games? Is there some sort of limit?
We trust that you're making informed purchasing decisions and will use this updated voluntary Refund Policy only if something doesn't work as you expected.
This is why there are no limits but instead, we reserve the right to refuse refunds in individual cases.
Please respect all the time and hard work put into making the games you play and remember that refunds are not reviews. If you finished the game and didn't like it, please consider sharing your opinion instead. Also, please don't take advantage of our trust by asking for an unreasonable amount of games to be refunded. Don't be that person. No one likes that person. I also highly doubt this will damage GOGs standing with publishers. Steam still has big games come out on it's platform despite their refund also being the end of the world. Big games are already not on GOG because they're DRM free and big publishers think that DRM is good for sales, despite being cracked mere hours after launch every time.
Kumaresh reacted to xtroria in Twitter announces future reply restriction options when making tweets
So i suppose people would be able to make a reply to it, but it wouldnt show immediately below that tweet, which is not a bad idea
Twitter is AIDS at its best, mostly its just cancer
Kumaresh reacted to ARikozuM in Twitter announces future reply restriction options when making tweets
While this seems like a good idea, I believe it will be a censor to the political and scientific spheres.
Kumaresh reacted to williamcll in The Asian kid is always better - Baidu tops GLUE benchmark
Recently, Baidu managed to beat Microsoft for an AI's ability to understand human language in a benchmark known as GLUE (General Language Understanding Evaluation). This is the first time a non-English company has reached the top score.
Thoughts: While interesting, it will still take a lot more effort to convince people to use alternatives to google translate, which I recently experienced difficulties in using when I went to Japan for vacation where it struggled to phrase the Japanese grammar properly into English. I do suggest everyone to give Microsoft translate a try though, the UI honestly feels better than google's design.
Kumaresh reacted to huilun02 in Study Estimates That 50% of Websites Using WebAssembly Apply It for Malicious Purposes
On Chrome/Chromium browsers, just enter this URL and set Experimental WebAssembly to Disabled
Kumaresh reacted to circeseye in Windows 10 November 2019 Update - Here is everything you need to know - OUT NOW!
please dont be buggy, please dont be buggy, please dont be buggy, please dont be buggy
Kumaresh reacted to Unixsystem in NVIDIA moves to Samsung EUV 7nm from TSMC for 1H2020 GPU launch
You're talking about between 9 months and a year between the Super launch and Ampere.
If you don't want to get "screwed over" by newer versions of existing products being released, then just never buy anything ever.
Kumaresh reacted to dizmo in Why is Intel still green even after AMD has smacked them?????
There's way more to a company than just product launches of a single class.
Look at the bigger picture.
Intel made about $71 billion last year.
AMD? $7 billion.
If we're talking equity?
Intel: $74.5 billion.
AMD: $1.2 billion.
Which do you think is the stronger company?
Welcome to the forum.
Kumaresh reacted to Den-Fi in FTC sues Match Group Inc (owner of Match) for Catfishing their customers
I knew something was fishy when she had an anime profile pic.
I didn't think 2D girls were real...
Kumaresh reacted to TempestCatto in Wikipedia down after ‘Malicious attack’ brings down online encyclopedia after pages fail to load
Must've been all those angry teachers that don't like Wikipedia used as a source.
Kumaresh reacted to TVwazhere in [Rumor] 2080 Ti Super Potentially Spotted in AIDA64
Take this with a
Kumaresh got a reaction from matrix07012 in Cloudflare terminate 8Chan
While technology may enable people to congregate easily and share unsavory thoughts, simply getting rid of these sites will result in them trying to find alternative means of discussion on the dark web or IRL. All this content is simply a symptom of the number of fucked up people in the world growing up in terrible living conditions, being surrounded by guardians with questionable mental fortitude and responsibility, and generally being treated like shit, but nobody is bothered to address these people directly. Humans have always been fundamentally fucked up, you'd know if you've ever seen a history book before. Technology has just brought the inner machinations of their minds to the public forefront. Do we want a big brother state and corporations to take care of all of us and keep us as obedient little lambs in a line ?
Kumaresh reacted to LinusTech in Twitch Streamers Paid up to 50k USD per hour by publishers for new games
Gotta get into Twitch streaming lol
Kumaresh reacted to Commodus in Twitch Streamers Paid up to 50k USD per hour by publishers for new games
It's funny -- there are some gamers who claim streamers are more authentic than game journalists, but don't flinch at the bias of a streamer being paid to play a game.
This isn't even to knock streamers for doing it, so long as they disclose what they do -- it's that you shouldn't expect an objective stance from someone who literally received cash from the company.
Kumaresh got a reaction from Technous285 in Major Australian telcos block access to Liveleak, 4chan & others
I hope they know that there's something out there called a VPN. Most users of those sites are probably technically adept enough to get one. This is just an emotional knee jerk reaction which isn't going to serve any purpose whatsoever and sets a poor precedent.
Australia seems to be going downhill in terms of responsibly handling technology. Ridiculous censorship, attempting to water down data security, a callous attitude towards privacy, truly a sad situation.
If they want to deal with any such situations in the future, it would be by finding and apprehending suspects beforehand, better law enforcement response or higher proliferation of guns in the hands of the public.