GOG.com is awesome for the following reasons: Classic games at a price that is practically stealing, compatibility with modern OSs, one worldwide price, no DRM. They also sold The Witcher 2 under these policies but Namco-Bandai have a problem with that.
A french court recently made a judgment about some things that were causing a dispute between CD Projekt RED and Namco-Bandai Partners. Even though the decision doesn’t affect GOG directly, it does have an effect on The Witcher 2. A good amount of time ago, GOG decided to do away with Geo-IP because it is inaccurate, unreliable, doesn’t work, and makes Google think I speak French. They said that is was up to their users to set their region as they pleased. Basically, the ruling said that this policy of letting people set their region freely, basically calling all GOG customers liars, needs to be changed.
In order to keep selling The Witcher 2, GOG will have to implement a Geo-IP system to determine your location as per court order. Meaning you will get your region’s price despite GOG being purely digital because Namco-Bandai have a problem with one of the best distributors on the internet.
Though GOG.com is committed to user privacy, fair pricing, no region locks, no DRM, some goodies on top of the games, basically everything we want in a publisher, Namco is committed to their wallets. Please note this only applies to The Witcher 2. Other prices on GOG are not affected.
In related news I will no longer purchase anything developed or published by Namco-Bandai. Same with Ubisoft and EA.