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GOG gets social by adding user profiles

Activity feeds and profile pages are now on the platform.
David Lumb, @OutOnALumb
April 23, 2018
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GOG is introducing user profiles, which will bring a touch of social interaction to the DRM-free games marketplace. The platform has hesitantly modernized over the years to compete with Steam, adding films and in-development titles, and the new profiles bring more awareness of what friends and community are doing.

The biggest addition is a new feed showing what your friends are playing, when they earn achievements and make forum posts. You're broadcasting your own activity by default, though that can be tweaked in settings. You can choose to have your profile, game library and friends list viewable by everyone, friends or just you, similar to Steam's recent privacy changes.

But even after setting all personal broadcasting to private, some activity and profile information is still shown, RPS noted. Whether increasing social visibility ends up being a good thing for GOG, users are making themselves heard on the platform's forum, from those welcoming the new changes to diehards resisting any change from the marketplace's previous social agnosticism.

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