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GOG.com Announcements This Week

GOG.com sends a reminder that they are holding and online event on Thursday to discuss what the future holds for this digital delivery service as well as at developer CD Projekt RED. Here's word:

GOG.com, the digital distributor of DRM-free gaming goodness, would like to remind you about the CD Projekt & GOG.com Special Event that’s taking place on the Thursday, the 18th of October at 18:00 GMT, streamed live to the web from www.gog.com or www.facebook.com/gogcom.

GOG.com will have a lot of news about new games, classic games, and even big news about an exciting new direction that the digital distributor formerly known as 'Good Old Games' will be taking. The crazy minds behind GOG.com posted this video today to get you wondering what the annoucement is: http://youtu.be/yLZEqi9U-wY

After GOG.com finishes thier part of the presentation, developer CD Projekt RED will take the stage of the live stream to share news of their own about The Witcher 2, their in-development modding toolset called the REDKit, and even some tantalizing new details about the upcoming Cyberpunk® RPG that they’re working on.

Anyone looking to watch should go to www.gog.com or www.facebook.com/gogcom at 18:00 GMT (That’s 14:00 in New York , 11:00 in Los Angeles, and 20:00 in Warsaw) to check it out live.

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10. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 16, 2012, 10:27 Jivaro
 
saluk wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 03:39:
It's true that there are a lot of good old titles out there. But when it comes to profitability, they are coming close to having the majority of older titles which are pretty much guaranteed to do well. The low hanging fruit, those titles that will do well and be easy to acquire the rights, are pretty bare by now I would imagine. I don't think they would have expanded in this direction if this were not the case.

exactly.
 
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9. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 16, 2012, 03:39 saluk
 
It's true that there are a lot of good old titles out there. But when it comes to profitability, they are coming close to having the majority of older titles which are pretty much guaranteed to do well. The low hanging fruit, those titles that will do well and be easy to acquire the rights, are pretty bare by now I would imagine. I don't think they would have expanded in this direction if this were not the case.  
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8. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 16, 2012, 01:44 D4rkKnight
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 00:17:
Blackhawk wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 23:44:
No, you're not the only one. There are dozens of ways to get games. What made Good Old Games unique and appealing was that you could get so many really fantastic classic titles with patches (and frequently expansions) rolled in updated to run on modern systems for great prices. The Infinity Engine games, the two Might and Magic series, Blood, the Ultimas and so many others, and the prices were great. Nothing else compares to that, and with it becoming less of a priority for them, I fear the growth of their catalog of classics may start to slow.

Of course it will....sooner or later it has to slow down. I mean, there were only so many classics and they have already done the vast majority of them. To continue to be a profitable and stable business into the future they have to find a direction that can sustain them. They can't just rest on that one trick and call it a day, the well will run dry eventually. What they have decided to focus on is DRM free gaming...and I just don't see how anybody can complain about that. Obviously there are still a number of titles they can continue to pursue for their catalog, but not enough to run the business on that alone.

They haven't done the vast majority of them. There are easily 100's if not 1000's of more titles they could do. They have slowed down which is unfortunate but there is no shortage of old games for them to explore.
 
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7. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 16, 2012, 00:17 Mordecai Walfish
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 20:31:
Am I the only one who feels this site has lost a lot of its identity since they dropped the "Good Old" part of their name? DRM-free is all well and good, but I find I'm a lot less interested in the store now that's it's being flooded with brand new indies and 2-8 year old bargain bin titles. I can, and do, get all of that kind of stuff on Steam...

In order to get some of that precious market share from Good Ol' Steam they are going to have to offer competing products and services, and that will mean many of the same games being available on both platforms.

Anyone who is still looking for a classic windows or dos game that GOG doesn't have-- I'd strongly suggest looking at the eXoDOS compilation, it covers so many of the classics and has a really nice frontend as well for installing/launching any of the titles in a couple clicks.

If GOG happens to carry the game later on down the road you can still pick it up and use the save file you're working on with the GOG version.. truly a win-win =)

They have to go where the money is.. and unfortunately that is never going to be continued trips down nostalgia lane for an evermore-niche audience.
 
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6. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 16, 2012, 00:17 Jivaro
 
Blackhawk wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 23:44:
No, you're not the only one. There are dozens of ways to get games. What made Good Old Games unique and appealing was that you could get so many really fantastic classic titles with patches (and frequently expansions) rolled in updated to run on modern systems for great prices. The Infinity Engine games, the two Might and Magic series, Blood, the Ultimas and so many others, and the prices were great. Nothing else compares to that, and with it becoming less of a priority for them, I fear the growth of their catalog of classics may start to slow.

Of course it will....sooner or later it has to slow down. I mean, there were only so many classics and they have already done the vast majority of them. To continue to be a profitable and stable business into the future they have to find a direction that can sustain them. They can't just rest on that one trick and call it a day, the well will run dry eventually. What they have decided to focus on is DRM free gaming...and I just don't see how anybody can complain about that. Obviously there are still a number of titles they can continue to pursue for their catalog, but not enough to run the business on that alone.
 
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5. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 15, 2012, 23:44 Blackhawk
 
No, you're not the only one. There are dozens of ways to get games. What made Good Old Games unique and appealing was that you could get so many really fantastic classic titles with patches (and frequently expansions) rolled in updated to run on modern systems for great prices. The Infinity Engine games, the two Might and Magic series, Blood, the Ultimas and so many others, and the prices were great. Nothing else compares to that, and with it becoming less of a priority for them, I fear the growth of their catalog of classics may start to slow.  
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4. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 15, 2012, 22:43 netnerd85
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 20:31:
Am I the only one who feels this site has lost a lot of its identity since they dropped the "Good Old" part of their name? DRM-free is all well and good, but I find I'm a lot less interested in the store now that's it's being flooded with brand new indies and 2-8 year old bargain bin titles. I can, and do, get all of that kind of stuff on Steam...
Yeah I think you are.

I enjoy being able to buy DRM free games that don't need steam. Steam is becoming a very horrible piece of software and I don't trust Valve one little bit.

Gog.com is awesome!
 
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3. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 15, 2012, 22:40 Jivaro
 
Announcements of announcements...  
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2. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 15, 2012, 20:37 Suckage
 
They still have a decent selection of old titles... and I still enjoy owning copies of DRM-free games.  
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1. Re: GOG.com Announcements This Week Oct 15, 2012, 20:31 jacobvandy
 
Am I the only one who feels this site has lost a lot of its identity since they dropped the "Good Old" part of their name? DRM-free is all well and good, but I find I'm a lot less interested in the store now that's it's being flooded with brand new indies and 2-8 year old bargain bin titles. I can, and do, get all of that kind of stuff on Steam...  
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