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GOG's new money-back guarantee is more about trust than refunds

GOG, a digital distribution platform for PC games, announced a 100 percent money-back guarantee for all of the games it sells. The catch is, all of GOG's games are DRM free.
GOG, a digital distribution platform for PC games, announced a 100 percent money-back guarantee for all of the games it sells. If a game doesn't work, simply return it for a full refund. The catch is that all GOG games are free of DRM -- there's no way for GOG to deactivate a game once it's been "returned," leaving the policy wide-open for abuse. A customer could simply buy a game that works fine, claim that it doesn't work, and get the money back while keeping a free game. GOG, which has taken an anti-DRM stance for years, is totally aware of this. The company said the new policy is essentially a contract of trust with players -- don't abuse the policy, and help GOG show that no-DRM should be an industry-wide practice. GOG explained that if a user buys a game from the GOG.com website which fails to load or run properly, and the company's support team cannot fix the problem, then a full refund will be offered. Returns can only be offered within the first 30 days of a game being purchased, and a user's computer must meet at least the minimum requirements as listed on a game's store page on GOG. More details can be found on the GOG blog.

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