‘Apple’? ‘Google’? Never Heard Of Them


I know I’m scraping the bottom of the meme barrel a bit but this was the first thing I saw the week’s topic!

As a weathered BCM student, I’m well aware of the ‘iOS vs. Android discussion’ pitfall and so will cheekily make comparisons to a different front of the battle; that of PC gaming. The online store ‘Good Old Games’ (or GOG), launched a service called GOG Galaxy to challenge Steam’s nigh unchallenged reign. Galaxy operates as part of the ‘open’ philosophy; that a users platform should allow them a larger degree of control. GOG, for example, has a refund policy stretching ‘thirty days after purchase, no matter how long you’ve played it’ as long as it’s technically broken. Steam? 2 hours playtime. GOG Galaxy’s games have no DRM. Steam’s do, albeit usually unobtrusive. Fundamentally, the two services can be compared loosely the the aforementioned debate. The battle rages on!


One comment

  1. sanjihan · October 20, 2016

    Good on you for NOT shoving Apple and Samsung into this topic! You gave it a really nice spin which makes it refreshing to read (I should take my own advice…) Anyway, despite how GOG seems to be the one that handles it’s refund policy well, I rarely see anyone talk about it or use it. Heck, I didn’t even know that about the “playtime doesn’t matter” part. That sounds pretty nice actually… Much better than Steam.

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