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Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com

GOG.com announces they are dropping the Good Old Games designation for their digital distribution service to better reflect their plans to offer more recent titles on their DRM-free marketplace. Here's a bit on what this means:

Don’t worry, no matter how new we’re getting, GOG.com will always stick to our three core values: No DRM, Fair Pricing, and Love for our GOG-ers. Newer means simply newer games, whether they’re big, recognized names, indie games, day-one releases, or pre-orders. Pre-order for Legend of Grimrock for only $11.99 today, or pick up Trine and The Whispered World right now; Spacechem, Machinarium, and Darwinia are coming soon. We have more than 20 great indie and newer games signed on GOG.com that will be showing up in the next few months.. These games lead the way on our the transition from Good Old Games to simply GOG.com. It doesn’t matter what G, O, and G stand for, Gee Oh Gee dot com stands for high-quality, DRM-free gaming, each week with bigger and newer games.

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34. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 28, 2012, 08:36 yuastnav
 
Asmo wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 17:53:
yuastnav wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 14:53:
So, what's the deal with Legend of Grimrock?
I never played Dungeon Master but judging from the pictures/videos I saw of Legend of Grimrock it looks kinda neat. Recommendations?

I'm a huge fan of the genre (first person party based dungeon crawl) and it looks like the Grimrock guys have done a fair amount of work to bring the old magic of titles like Dungeon Master to a modern format.

If you like a good dungeon hack, 12 bucks isn't a hell of an investment.

Thanks for the input!

Not sure what to expect but I just figured 'what the hell' and preordered it.
 
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33. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 28, 2012, 03:11 Mordecai Walfish
 
They should just make it a southern thing and name it Good Ol' Games

Dang nabbit those are some Good Ol' Games!
 
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32. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 28, 2012, 02:26 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 16:06:
I was annoyed at GoG for the crappy state Thief 2 was released in (why weren't the config tweaks, widescreen upgrade, and other required addons pre-installed?)
GOG makes mod specials, they show you where to get all the stuff, how to install it. But they have only the rights to distribute the game itself, change the game code to run on modern OS if necessary, but they do not have the rights to make money with community mods.
 
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31. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 27, 2012, 22:32 UConnBBall
 
Well this is good for everyone. Steam needs to have some serious competition or else we will get screwed. Also DRM Free is extremely important!  
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30. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 21:50 saluk
 
Hopefully this doesn't stop or slow the re-release of old games which was kind of their secret sauce. I don't see myself buying many indies on gog when I can get them on desura, steam, or directly from developers. If they ever have an exclusive sale though...

But if they stop or slow releasing older games I don't think I'll visit gog.com as often.
 
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29. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 20:40 Domgrief
 
Creston wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 13:57:
Paradroid!!!!

Have you tried Droid Assault?

It's missing the transfer minigame and has a much more arcade feel to it, but the style is similar.
 
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28. Memories Mar 27, 2012, 20:11 ColBlister
 
Maybe they're doing this in hopes of getting people to forget the time they thought it'd help business to lie to their customers about being closed down?  
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27. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 19:34 nin
 
loomy wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 17:07:
this is as retarded as it gets. these guys have not been around the block enough times. when companies do retarded things like this they regret it. hold on I'll put them in contact with mad onion.

What?

 
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26. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 17:53 Asmo
 
yuastnav wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 14:53:
So, what's the deal with Legend of Grimrock?
I never played Dungeon Master but judging from the pictures/videos I saw of Legend of Grimrock it looks kinda neat. Recommendations?

I'm a huge fan of the genre (first person party based dungeon crawl) and it looks like the Grimrock guys have done a fair amount of work to bring the old magic of titles like Dungeon Master to a modern format.

If you like a good dungeon hack, 12 bucks isn't a hell of an investment.
 
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25. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 17:13 Efflixi
 
Optional nickname wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 12:52:
I would give GOG $1,000 right now, if they could aquire Commodore Amiga game licences and sell them as PC Emulated ones.

Amiga Forever - http://www.amigaforever.com/ The plus edition comes with quite a few popular games including one of my favorite all time Amiga games, Battle Squadron!
 
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24. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 17:07 loomy
 
this is as retarded as it gets. these guys have not been around the block enough times. when companies do retarded things like this they regret it. hold on I'll put them in contact with mad onion.  
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23. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 16:45 Shineyguy
 
finga wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 16:32:
Prez wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 16:06:
I was annoyed at GoG for the crappy state Thief 2 was released in (why weren't the config tweaks, widescreen upgrade, and other required addons pre-installed?), but I still am very fond of them. This is a great movefor them. I for one am hoping for a whole lot more new games to he released DRM-free.
Have they done this for any other games on their service? Baldur's Gate II from GOG didn't have a widely-used widescreen fix, either...

And now that I think of it, if you get Ultimate DOOM on Steam, you play the DOSBox copy rather than one of the excellent source ports that have been out for like a decade.

I bought the QuackeCon pack a while ago to get all the Doom content plus the Quakes. Doesn't stop me from using the Doom wad files with ZDaemon and Doomsday
 
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22. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 16:32 finga
 
Prez wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 16:06:
I was annoyed at GoG for the crappy state Thief 2 was released in (why weren't the config tweaks, widescreen upgrade, and other required addons pre-installed?), but I still am very fond of them. This is a great movefor them. I for one am hoping for a whole lot more new games to he released DRM-free.
Have they done this for any other games on their service? Baldur's Gate II from GOG didn't have a widely-used widescreen fix, either...

And now that I think of it, if you get Ultimate DOOM on Steam, you play the DOSBox copy rather than one of the excellent source ports that have been out for like a decade.
 
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21. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 16:06 Prez
 
I was annoyed at GoG for the crappy state Thief 2 was released in (why weren't the config tweaks, widescreen upgrade, and other required addons pre-installed?), but I still am very fond of them. This is a great movefor them. I for one am hoping for a whole lot more new games to he released DRM-free.  
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20. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 15:34 Optional nickname
 
There are emulators aplenty, such as Amiga Forever , WinUAE, but no one has legal rights to obtain software for it, unless you own the originals and somehow create the .adf files from the disks.

But if GoG could incorporate all that, and bring back the REAL games from the golden 80's & 90's, well that would be icing on the cake.
 
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19. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 14:57 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 13:31:
Meh... Good for them and all that, but DRM-free isn't enough for me to buy from them instead of Steam. The good, old games that weren't available anywhere else were the reason I gave them my money, so unless they can seriously compete on pricing, I'm not interested in their new releases.

Like Legend of Grimrock -- if that was a GOG.com exclusive, I'd buy it, but it's going to be on Steam any day now. Hell, you can buy a Steam key straight from the developer for the same price!

So long as I can buy the executable without needing a separate program I'll consider GOG for anything. I'd almost definitely go with Steam first, but I wouldn't turn down a good deal or exclusive.
 
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18. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 14:53 yuastnav
 
So, what's the deal with Legend of Grimrock?
I never played Dungeon Master but judging from the pictures/videos I saw of Legend of Grimrock it looks kinda neat. Recommendations?
 
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17. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 14:53 LurkerLito
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 13:31:
... but DRM-free isn't enough for me to buy from them instead of Steam.

... Hell, you can buy a Steam key straight from the developer for the same price!

Wait till something on Steam's end screws up and they suspend your account and lock you out of all the games you ever bought for almost 2 weeks as you work it out with "support" and you'll change your tune. Believe me I loved steam and have bought several hundred games from them over the years and till it happens to you, you really won't appreciate DRM-Free, or how bad an idea it is to have all or a good portion of your games dependent on a single client/account. Steam has a nice convenience factor but convenience means jack when they can lock you out of all the games you bought from them over the years due to their own error.
 
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16. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 14:25 Dev
 
Optional nickname wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 12:52:
I would give GOG $1,000 right now, if they could aquire Commodore Amiga game licences and sell them as PC Emulated ones.
Isn't there an amiga emulator floating around out there?

Anyway, if you aren't the only one willing to pay for that, sounds like a good kickstarter project.
 
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15. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 14:13 Silicon Avatar
 
I would play old mac games too. I know there are Mac SE emulators for PC that work okay for games.

Dungeon of Doom, Crystal Quest, Captain Magneto... There were some pretty good games on the old Macs too.
 
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