GOG lineup of classic games hits 72 for Macintosh
GOG (Good Old Games), the DRM-free distributor of classic, indie, and blockbuster games from yesteryear ported to current platforms and available for download, has prepared a special holiday gift for all gamers worldwide. To celebrate the start of the 2012 DRM-free Holiday Sale, Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition is available for free for the next 48 hours, fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.8 along with Windows 7 and up.
Pay-what-you-want offer supports charities
The Humble Bundle team are making another stab at promoting Android gaming alongside independent-developer desktop gaming with their latest offer, the Humble Bundle for Android 2, which offers four DRM-free games that are available for Mac, Linux and PC as well as all debuting on the Android platform. Buyers choose their own price and most of the games are also available on Steam, a cross-platform gaming service.
Buyers determine price, allocation of funds
The fourth instalment of the Humble Indie Bundle, a set of DRM-free multi-platform games offered at a special low price to aid charities, is now live. The bundle includes up to seven games in which buyers name their own price and decide how the funds of their purchase should be allocated.
iTunes flexible pricing
Apple has allegedly backed away from its strict pricing policies for iTunes songs, although the same negotiations could also mean that music from the big three labels could soon be DRM-free, according to CNET News. A source suggests that the tracks will fall into three pricing categories, including a higher-priced level for hit songs, which many media companies have pushed for. The shift could lead to higher profits for sales of popular singles.
Saturn sells DRM-free MP3s
Users who download music from German retailer Saturn's online music store will now be able to share and use their purchased music without the usual restrictions associated with Digital Rights Management (DRM). The company made the announcement on Monday, in the process becoming the first European reseller to offer all of the songs in Universal Music Entertainment library DRM-free. Universal itself is pushing for the move to DRM-free files, with the recent launch of its LostTunes music store.
Sky to offer music service
Sky, a UK-based TV, Internet and phone provider, is reported to soon start offering a subscription-based music download service in collaboration with Universal Music. Unlike other similar services, the downloaded music will be DRM-free, meaning users can freely copy it, share it, burn CDs and play it on all their devices. Sky's service, which the company claims will be the world's first, will initially offer access to hundreds of thousands of songs.