GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII

GOG.com announces that this weekend they will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the launch of this marketplace dedicated to good old games (and some good new ones as well) in DRM-free form. They celebrate the occasion with a release of few games with launch discounts. These are The Technomancer & Mars: War Logs, DUSK, Chasm, and the re-release of XIII, the cel shaded shooter which is getting a remake in MMXX. Here's all the news:
This weekend, we're celebrating the 11th anniversary of GOG.COM's launch. We've been preserving classic games for over a decade now, hand-picking unique modern indies, and sharing all of them DRM-free. Time flies, right?

There's no better way to celebrate this round-plus-one anniversary than with even more games! That's why, together with Anuman Interactive, we're bringing back the classic version of XIII! This unique shooter from 2003 will make you feel like you’re playing a living comic-book, as you chase a gang of conspirators that framed you for murdering the President of the United States. With David Duchovny as the voice of your protagonist, this is a game you simply cannot ignore.

That's not all, as more highly requested games join our DRM-free catalog today! Battle through an onslaught of monsters in DUSK (-25%) with its retro visuals, powerful guns, cross-play multiplayer, and the exclusive THE GOGATORIUM map for the endless mode. Platforming more your style? Explore a fantasy world and crawl through dungeons in procedurally-generated adventure platformer Chasm (-35%). Finally, take a trip to Mars to master your skills and discover the secrets of the Red Planet in two exciting RPG titles - Mars: War Logs (-75%) and The Technomancer (-65%).

We also asked the GOG.COM team what they've been playing recently and picked their brains to learn more about their favorite titles on the platform. Why? To bring back the classic tradition of GOG.COM Staff Picks and provide gamers with great deals on some of our most outstanding and memorable titles. Grab The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (-70%), Pathfinder: Kingmaker (-50%), Kingdom Come: Deliverance (-50%), Dead Cells (-33%), Stardew Valley (-25%), Hollow Knight (-40%), Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete (-75%), Gothic (-75%), Dungeon Keeper 2 (-75%), Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (-66%), The Mystery of the Druids (-75%), and many more up to -80%, all hand-picked by our staff!

Discounts for new releases are valid until October 10th, 1 PM UTC and the GOG.COM Staff Picks deals are available until October 7th, 1 PM UTC.
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Oct 4, 2019, 07:00
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Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 21:58:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:56:
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:42:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?

X of course, because the title is "XIII"

But X isn't a letter, it's a Roman number in this conext, as you well know. So shouldn't it be filed under T for thirteen? I'm not at all certain how I'd file it. What if it had been titled "13"? That would definitely be T in that case wouldn't it?


Numerals usually go before letters so a game titled "13" should be put before 'A'. That said, I would have also filed XIII under 'X' since that's simply the letter it starts with.
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 21:58
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Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:56:
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:42:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?

X of course, because the title is "XIII"

But X isn't a letter, it's a Roman number in this conext, as you well know. So shouldn't it be filed under T for thirteen? I'm not at all certain how I'd file it. What if it had been titled "13"? That would definitely be T in that case wouldn't it?

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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 21:46
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Oct 3, 2019, 21:46
 
When I saw "Chasm" I thought it was the FPS Chasm I used to play in 98.

XIII was pretty good. Played it on the original Xbox the fall it came out. Remember beating it and getting hyped about a sequel thanks to the cliffhanger ending.

Ahem.,
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 3, 2019, 21:33
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I bought and played XIII, but didn't get very far. I think I ragequit after I couldn't climb a cliff or something. Maybe it was savepoints or the like. Was it really that good?
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Oct 3, 2019, 17:20
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Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:56:
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:42:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?

X of course, because the title is "XIII"

Pshh, when I worked at Best Buy back in those days, I organized it with the numbered titles...which back then I think was just this game. I do think my manager didn't get the concept though, cause every time I placed it there and they did their pre-open walkdown, they 'fixed' it by putting it in X
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
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Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:42:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?

X of course, because the title is "XIII"
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 16:45
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Just bought a couple of games on sale that was on my GOG wishlist.

Happy B-Day GOG, and THANK YOU!
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?
"When you're a Jet you're the swinginest thing. Little boy, you're a man, little man, you're a king!"
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 16:01
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Way cool. I chucked my binder of CD's a long time ago, as I had most of the collection re-bought on various digital services. But I kept XIII (along with NoLF 1 and 2), thinking that I might setup an XP box or a VM of some sort, to be able to play them again. Then I finally gave up on that idea, and pitched them too. I would love to play this through again.

I would expect most people here to know this, but GoG is run by CD Projekt. I just figured this out a couple months ago.
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Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.
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Oct 3, 2019, 14:03
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Keep on truckin GOG, I find some interesting stuff on here every year.
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 13:47
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Gratz to GOG! Cake

The Irony here, XIII was a near train wreck at release due to ubi using a new drm att, iirc. Slap

Edit: Premature Acronymism Syndrome

This comment was edited on Oct 3, 2019, 16:19.
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Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII
Oct 3, 2019, 13:27
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YIKES ! I remember signing up for GOG when they opened...

I can't believe it has been that long.... Wow
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