Steam might well have a competitor in the client stakes soon enough — we've known about GOG's Galaxy client for almost a year now, but reports on the functionality of its alpha are starting to be seen in the wild.
One such piece comes from the folks at Wired, who have had a fiddle with Galaxy's bits in their current form. Generally speaking, it's a positive piece saying that — even though it's still very early along — there's enough functionality to put GOG's previous efforts to shame. Admittedly that's not hard, as the GOG downloader is a tool from, like, 1904 or something.
The client doesn't yet have features like auto-update — the main reason I'm looking forward to it, as GOG's current update system relies way too much on me having to pay attention — but generally speaking sounds like it's on the right track.
You can sign up for the GOG Galaxy alpha right here (opens in new tab), and I'm going to do that right now as I hadn't already.
[image credit: Wired]