GOG Galaxy 1.2 Arrives With Cloud Saves, Customizable Client
GOG Galaxy
(Last Updated On: March 23, 2017)

GOG announced that GOG Galaxy, the download and software client for the GOG.com store and user library, has been updated to 1.2. The update is available right now for those opted into the GOG Galaxy beta test and can preview the updates right now. For those who have opted into the beta test, you’ll be able to take GOG Galaxy 1.2 for spin starting April when the client officially graduates from beta testing.

Piotr Karwowski, managing director at GOG.com, explained why they decided to embrace cloud saves for GOG Galaxy and what they hope to achieve with the update, saying in the press release…

“Losing your save files can be really frustrating. And a big part of gaming legacy, including many of the greatest games, was missing cloud saves – until now.”

 

“Thanks to the Universal Cloud Saves feature of GOG Galaxy, not only new games, but also the all-time classics and titles which development has been finished years ago, will be upgraded with saves syncing and cloud backup.”

This now brings GOG Galaxy up to par with other online digital distribution clients and user services, such as Steam and Uplay, both of which also offer cloud saving for easy access to your saved games no matter what device you’re playing on or where in the world you’re accessing your account from.

They’ve also introduced a hibernation mode to cut down on CPU usage, along with options for bandwidth throttling when downloading, an FPS counter, in-game screenshot capturing and the new GOG Galaxy overlay and notification system.

GOG Galaxy is now very much a legitimate competitor to Steam, and this is only good news for PC gamers. More options, more variety and more customization means that gamers have more ways to game, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

You can opt into the beta right now to get your hands on GOG Galaxy version 1.2, or you can wait until April and download the finished client when it’s available free for the public.

For more information, feel free to visit the official GOG Galaxy website.


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  • Alistair

    Hmm never sign up to GOG but I keep hearing about them.

    The question is is GOG like steam or better when it comes to ecchi but especially hentai games.

    Will cog allow patch from Devs to turn censored games uncensored?

    Edit: never mind I answer that myself, what a disappointment I just type two ecchi games in the search box.

    Monster monpiece and senran Kagura none shown up. If that GOG feels about ecchi games and hentai then I pass.

    So I bet it a SJW game store, and needs to do unwell.

    • Reven

      Far from SJW actually, they are part of CD Projekt, makers of the Witcher, which got heavily hit by the SJWs over lack of diversity in a polish fantasy game. The main thing with GOG is they started out releasing older software that had been tinkered with (even if it meant a specially customized dosbox install) to make them run on modern machines. Their biggest hook is all the software on their site is DRM free, so you buy it and it’s ‘yours’ without any need of online checks or keys, or disc checks. Why they don’t carry much ecchi or hentai software could be because of Polish law, or just because it’s not the type of software they’re looking to cover.

      Edit: Actually I just remembered a great example. They have Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) and unlike the Steam version, the GOG one HAS the uncut sex scene. Food for thought.

      I’ve also never seen a censored conversation in their forums, and they listen to feedback from the users. They actually pulled Re-volt off their store when it came out the current ip holders stole the community patches without permission and were selling it in the game installer.

    • youthattack

      You know with your weird echhi and hentai shit you’re giving off a distinct snowflake/otherkin vibe. I wouldn’t be so quick to judge anyone, especially not calling people out to be SJW.

      • Alistair

        sorry to bust your bubble, I’m not against ecchi and hentai so I would fail as one.

        Way to go to twist to suit your Agenda if I was a special snowflake SJW and not a Anti censorship I would demand the banned of said games.

        So I would not be so quick to Judge me.

        • youthattack

          Ha! Bro we both think the same it’s just silly to hate on GOG (Good old games) a service that was founded with the idea in mind to provide old games for new systems. So your viewpoint based on them not having enough loli-games is kinda moot. Not the intended idea after all.