GOG.com introducing a new DRM-free movies program

Two movies are available now to test out free of charge, and more should be added as GOG expands on the services.


Six years after innovating with DRM-free games, GOG.com has announced that it's opening up its portal to DRM-free movies. The website hopes to convince "big Hollywood studios" that offering TV and cinema classics 100 percent DRM-free is the wave of the future. Though not everyone might be so easily convinced.

"Our initial idea was to start with the big guys, but the process is not easy," said Guillaume Rambourg, GOG.com VP for North America. "In our first round of talks, the response was largely, 'We love your ideas, but we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk.' Most studio officials agreed that DRM is pointless, but were quick to add that the lawyers would not allow them to get rid of it."

The video below highlights GOG.com's plan for movies, as it currently offers 20 various documentaries that are available for a small fee on its site. These nclude such offering as The King of Arcades, Gamer Age and Indie Game: The Movie, as well as the premiere of a new film called Pixel Poetry, featuring Adam Sessler and other gaming stars.

Those who wish to try the service out before making any sort of purchase can do so with two particular documentaries, Art of Playing and TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, which are available free of charge and enable gamers to see just what kind of quality the movies offer.

It's going to be a rough climb for this service, but with so many documentaries and other movie types available, GOG.com should have no trouble offering some form of variety. And lest we forget the games as well? Nope.

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    August 27, 2014 11:00 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, GOG.com introducing a new DRM-free movies program.

    Two movies are available now to test out free of charge, and more should be added as GOG expands on the services.

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      August 27, 2014 2:24 PM

      I've already did the math. If movies aren't $1 then I won't be using the service. Like $1 for 2 hours TV or $5 for 20 hours of gaming. Paying amounts like $5-$20 for 1 movie is retarded. Lol, that's my thoughts. Yours? Mind you I do go to the theatre all the time. I spend around $25 just for me.

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        August 27, 2014 3:48 PM

        Your math is retarded and the value of media is subjective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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        August 27, 2014 3:50 PM

        So you only read books since they provide the best value?

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          August 27, 2014 3:51 PM

          wrong, play wow.

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            August 27, 2014 3:55 PM

            Libraries are free!

            well technically you pay taxes but aside from that....

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              August 27, 2014 3:59 PM

              true, I forget about them these days. Although they do seem to be trying hard these days. My county's has a 3d printer and a green screen with a nice lighting setup.