GOG.com Accidentally Gave Away a Bunch of Linux Games to Users

The online sale and distribution service of PC games, GOG Ltd. accidentally gave away a whole bunch of Linux games to its users.

The company recently introduced support for Linux platforms by adding well over 50 Linux-compatible games to its online store. However, things didn’t go as planned and during their Linux Launch Promotion, more than 20 games appeared in a number of users’ accounts.

These users realized that they weren’t eligible for any freebies and took the matter to GOG.com community forums.

The site’s support representative, JuriJ admitted that there was a glitch at their end which offered them these free games. However, he also added that those who got their hands on these free games do not have to return them. As for those users who would like to return the games, should contact him via email.

Here’s the complete reply as found on GOG.com:

Thank you for your honesty. Yesterday, due to a small glitch on our end, you and a bunch of other lucky people ended up getting games from the Linux Launch promo for free. Don’t worry, though, as it’s totally cool with us and you may keep them. Yes, we will not be removing these titles from your account and we do hope you will enjoy them! 🙂

Of course, if you prefer, like some of our community members, we can always remove them your shelf – just let us know replying to this email. Again, there’s no problem if you want to keep them 🙂

Now, this is not something we all see very often. What’s your take on this?

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