Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated]

GOG.com now offers an explanation for the recent closure of their site, which turns out to have been a publicity stunt, as many had speculated. This is part of a run-up to a re-launch of the service at 8:00 am EDT tomorrow morning, and they currently have a timer counting down to that point. They also offer a trailer where the site's cofounders dress as monks to admit to the "sin" of their hoax, and express regrets to their users, though they don't seem to take too much responsibility for the fallout of implying the service might be ending, harkening back to a time when the industry didn't take itself so seriously. Update: Gamasutra has word from their online press conference confirming speculation that Baldur's Gate will be added to the service, saying the beloved D&D RPG will be available when they re-launch, bundled with the Tales of the Sword Coast add-on for $9.99 USD. Here's GOG.com's statement:

First of all we would like to apologize everyone who felt deceived or harmed in any way by us closing down GOG.com without any warning and without giving access to your games. We apologize for that from the bottom of our hearts!

Now it's time we put an end to all the speculations once and for all. It’s true that we decided that we couldn't keep GOG.com the way it was… so we won’t. As you probably know by now, GOG.com is entering its new era with an end of the two-years beta stage and we're launching a brand new GOG.com with new, huge releases.

The new GOG.com will launch at 8.00 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CET). Later today we'll provide you here with 4 videos where you'll find all needed information about the current events, as well as news on the new GOG.com, the upcoming big releases and the summary of the last two years.

View
100. Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Sep 22, 2010, 21:34 CannibalBob
 
Heh, I figured it was just a stunt. I mean, if you read the messages they posted carefully, they never exactly and clearly say that they are shutting down and staying down. Rather, they say things like "it was a good run", which, on its own, simply means "thank you". Nothing wrong with saying "thank you" to your customers once in a while.  
Avatar 52745
 
"If you like it, they will stop making it" - Herblock's Law
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Sep 22, 14:21 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow nin
  3. Sep 22, 14:25  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow eRe4s3r
  8. Sep 22, 14:33   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Kajetan
  9. Sep 22, 14:36    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Kxmode
  14. Sep 22, 14:47    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Jay
  34. Sep 22, 15:41     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow GeneralAdmission
  49. Sep 22, 17:07    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Dirwulf
  52. Sep 22, 17:17     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Verno
  2. Sep 22, 14:22 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Kajetan
  4. Sep 22, 14:27 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Dev
  7. Sep 22, 14:33  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Rattlehead
  5. Sep 22, 14:32 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Kxmode
  10. Sep 22, 14:38  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Dev
  19. Sep 22, 14:53   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow OttoBClark
  30. Sep 22, 15:17   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Jerykk
  6. Sep 22, 14:33 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow avianflu
  11. Sep 22, 14:42 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Bhruic
  12. Sep 22, 14:46  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Dev
  13. Sep 22, 14:47  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Mick
  18. Sep 22, 14:52   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Verno
  79. Sep 22, 17:55    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow RollinThundr
  80. Sep 22, 18:00     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Verno
  15. Sep 22, 14:49  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Prez
  16. Sep 22, 14:50 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow mag
  17. Sep 22, 14:50 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Wolfen
  20. Sep 22, 14:55 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Kxmode
  21. Sep 22, 14:58 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Creston
  22. Sep 22, 15:01 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Rosco
  23. Sep 22, 15:03  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow nin
  24. Sep 22, 15:07  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow eRe4s3r
  25. Sep 22, 15:08 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kxmode
  26. Sep 22, 15:11 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dev
  28. Sep 22, 15:14  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  27. Sep 22, 15:14 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] McSterls
  29. Sep 22, 15:16  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] nin
  32. Sep 22, 15:20  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Bhruic
  33. Sep 22, 15:26   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] BobBob
  43. Sep 22, 16:51    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Mick
  46. Sep 22, 17:04     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Verno
  47. Sep 22, 17:04     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Atomic
  94. Sep 22, 20:08    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Prez
  37. Sep 22, 16:14   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Creston
  38. Sep 22, 16:25    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] yuastnav
  39. Sep 22, 16:35     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kxmode
  83. Sep 22, 18:06      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] eRe4s3r
  84. Sep 22, 18:10       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Overon
  85. Sep 22, 18:11        Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] eRe4s3r
  87. Sep 22, 18:15        Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Verno
  90. Sep 22, 18:23         Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] eRe4s3r
  31. Sep 22, 15:18 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] NewMaxx
  35. Sep 22, 15:56 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Madguy
  36. Sep 22, 16:12 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Vulkan
  40. Sep 22, 16:36 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Pyloff
  41. Sep 22, 16:37 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] jimnms
  42. Sep 22, 16:46  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  44. Sep 22, 16:58 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  45. Sep 22, 17:02  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] sauron
  48. Sep 22, 17:06  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  51. Sep 22, 17:13   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  54. Sep 22, 17:20    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  59. Sep 22, 17:26     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  61. Sep 22, 17:31      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Jay
  73. Sep 22, 17:44       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Verno
  78. Sep 22, 17:55        Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  63. Sep 22, 17:33      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  70. Sep 22, 17:42       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  50. Sep 22, 17:12 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Creston
  56. Sep 22, 17:23  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dirwulf
  60. Sep 22, 17:30  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Pyloff
  65. Sep 22, 17:36   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Muscular Beaver
  69. Sep 22, 17:40    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Pyloff
  86. Sep 22, 18:11     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Creston
  88. Sep 22, 18:18      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Pyloff
  91. Sep 22, 18:32       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kxmode
  92. Sep 22, 18:47       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Creston
  93. Sep 22, 19:54        Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] javajeff
  95. Sep 22, 20:10         Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] MoreLuckThanSkill
  53. Sep 22, 17:18 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Atomic
  55. Sep 22, 17:20  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Verno
  57. Sep 22, 17:25   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Atomic
  58. Sep 22, 17:26  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Mashiki Amiketo
  62. Sep 22, 17:31   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dirwulf
  64. Sep 22, 17:34    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Mashiki Amiketo
  67. Sep 22, 17:38     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  72. Sep 22, 17:44      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Mashiki Amiketo
  75. Sep 22, 17:51       Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kajetan
  68. Sep 22, 17:40     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Mick
  77. Sep 22, 17:54      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Verno
  66. Sep 22, 17:38 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Silicon Avatar
  71. Sep 22, 17:42  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] raVen
  74. Sep 22, 17:50 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] creatorswhim
  76. Sep 22, 17:53 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Ruffiana
  81. Sep 22, 18:00 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Riker
  82. Sep 22, 18:01 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Pyloff
  89. Sep 22, 18:20 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Davo704
  109. Sep 23, 08:35  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] gilly775
  96. Sep 22, 20:27 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Rosco
  97. Sep 22, 20:59 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Kxmode
  98. Sep 22, 21:05 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dev
  99. Sep 22, 21:13 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] StingingVelvet
>> 100. Sep 22, 21:34 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] CannibalBob
  101. Sep 22, 21:35  Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dev
  102. Sep 22, 22:08   Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] PHJF
  103. Sep 22, 22:17    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Reactor
  104. Sep 22, 22:21    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Dev
  108. Sep 23, 08:01     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] BobBob
  105. Sep 22, 23:18    Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Beamer
  106. Sep 23, 04:36     Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] InBlack
  107. Sep 23, 05:08      Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] saluk
  110. Sep 26, 07:09 Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] theyarecomingforyou


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo