GOG.com spring update also includes a free game

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Users of GOG.com, a site that offers DRM-free PC games, has recently undergone an update to implement a couple of highly requested features.  A new downloader application has been created from scratch by the site's developers and features multithreaded downloads for performance, automatic error checking, and will run in the background only when the user is downloading something from GOG.com.  The second feature is personal messages, which they say is "a combination of instant and private messaging".  On top of those GOG.com has released Dragonsphere from Atari completely free of charge.  Check out GOG.com for more info.
GOG.com’s Spring Update Includes a Free Game!
The DRM-free digital distribution platform adds new features to the site and brings another FREE game for everyone!

Warsaw, Poland. 5 May, 2011 - GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the ultimate place for every fan of classic PC gaming, is entering the Spring season with another site update, introducing new features, and a surprise for all GOG.com users: a totally free classic from Atari - Dragonsphere.

As announced during the presentation on CD Projekt Days Spring Conference, the update adds two highly requested by users improvements: a new downloader application and personal messages. The new downloader has been made from scratch by GOG.com developers and features multithreaded downloads for performance, automatic error checking and runs only when the user is downloading something from GOG.com. The downloader is not a client application and is optional to use, although recommended for downloading big games, like The Witcher 2, for example.

Personal Messages, the second biggest feature of the Spring Update, is a combination of instant and private messaging. The system will have fully configurable privacy settings and just like the downloader is completely optional. Aside of those two changes, the team has introduced many various improvements to make the user experience even better - those include improved checkout system, update to work flawlessly on newest browsers and easier to use coupon system.

As a cherry on top for the Spring Update, the GOG.com Team came up with the release of Dragonsphere, free to all users. The game is an adventure point-and-click title by famous MicroProse and features excellent story, clever puzzles and simple yet appealing graphics. “It’s easy to lose yourself in this fresh, engaging game,” according to PC Gamer. Don’t wait, create a GOG.com account if you haven’t already, and download the game for free.

About GOG.com
GOG.com – or Good Old Games – is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected game journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your journey into the past.
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