Steam is the clearly dominant PC gaming platform, but it does have competitors, such as GOG that has carved out a niche of offering classic games, DRM-free games, and the completely optional GOG Galaxy launcher. Now it has finally launched its own User Profiles, allowing players to share information across its four seconds, Feed, Profile, Games, and Friends. There are also new privacy settings to go along with these profiles, so you can control what is and is not visible, which is something Steam recently added as well.
The centerpiece of these new user profiles is the Feed, where you can see what your friends have been playing, achievements, milestones, screenshots, forum activity, and general thoughts. You are free to provide your approval as you wish and to share your own stuff here as well. Your Profile is naturally going to be about you and your gaming accomplishments, such as how much time you have spent in your games, your latest achievements, and a look at what your friends have been doing too. Under the Games tab, you can see a list of all of your games along with different stats, which can be sorted and compared against your friends. The Friends tab provides a summary of their activity, including what games are most popular among them, so you can join them in multiplayer or find something to enjoy yourself. Some of the stats, like achievements, time played, and milestones will rely on using the GOG Galaxy launcher, but all users can still take advantage of the user profiles even without using the software.
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