Gog is a gaming platform that has a different business model than Steam or Origin. Three of the big differences are that Gog does not use DRM on its platform, that it concentrates more on classic games than on the latest blockbuster titles, and that it does not enforce the use of its Gog Galaxy platform.
So, it is your best bet if you want to replay some of your favorite games of the past, games that you missed out on, or want to play games on any device without having to install a gaming client on that device first.
The company decided to enable two-step login for all accounts to increase account security for all Gog users.
On October 24th, we will start enabling Two-step login on all current accounts, with a goal to increase your account’s security. Once enabled, the first time you log in from a new device or network, we will send you an email with a unique code, which must be entered in order to proceed. If you’re using GOG mostly from home or work, you should only be required to use the Two-step code very rarely.
The system relies on email verification, and not on mobile phone messages, voice calls or authentication applications. This means that users won't have to add any information to their account prior to October 24, 2016 as the account email address will be used for that.
Gog notes that users will receive a verification email the first time they try to sign in to their account on October 24th or later. The email contains a unique code that users need to enter to complete the authentication process. This is a manual step, there is no link in the email that users can click on.
While Gog will enable two-step login for all customers, it is offering options to customers to disable the feature.
Users can activate the following link prior to October 24, 2016 to disable the feature so that it won't be enabled on their account. After October 24, 2016, users may turn two-step login off in the Account Settings.
Gog users who don't want to wait this long can enable two-step login for their account right away in the Account Settings as well:
You can repeat the process to turn the feature off again at any point in time.
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