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Submission + - GOG: How an indie game store took on the pirates and won (redbull.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: As if we needed further proof that DRM really is more trouble for publishers and consumers than it's worth, GOG, the DRM-free download store that specialises in retro games, has yet more damning evidence. In an interview this week, the store's MD says that its first venture into day one releases earlier this year with Witcher 2 was a storming success — and the version that hit the torrent sites was a cracked DRM version bought from a shop. The very definition of irony.
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GOG: How an indie game store took on the pirates and won

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