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Retro R.I.P. gog.com

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by DragunovHUN, 19 Sep 2010.

  1. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    news over at RPS suggests that emails between RPS and GOG indicate something is afoot behind the scenes, its not dead as such but everything is pointing to a relaunch.
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Makes sense if you consider the wording of their statement. Or maybe we're all just being hopeful.
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    re-reading the post on GOG.com, it is cunningly worded.

    The context implies that it has bit the dust but it doesn't actually go as far as saying that it has closed it's doors...

     
  4. PhoenixTank

    PhoenixTank From The Ashes

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    I'm hoping there is something to the "marketing stunt" rumour. Seems odd that they would use MS frontpage to make a quick and nasty page to display, yet care enough to add Google Analytics to it.
     
  5. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Those gits.
     
  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Ive never heard of this store before =D hopefully it isn't closing.
     
  7. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Just read another post on Facebook linking to a post on another forum which says:
    so who knows what's going on, guess we'll find out tomorrow
     
  8. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    It's clear from the message left on GoG.com that the team are focusing on something else to announced soon.

    I would hope (and 99% absolutely doubt) that Valve would have invested in GoG because the team behind GoG are fantastically talented guys and Steam would be the best outlet for them.
     
  9. the-beast

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    For me GOG's main strengths were that they were NOT Steam. I bought several older games from them because:

    1. I missed them the first time round
    2. There were DRM free (i.e. they did NOT require any form of crappy activation or Internet access)
    3. They were reasonably cheap (Very cheap if you could get them in the sale)
    4. Web based store. So no crappy standalone client
    5. I could download them on a computer with an internet connection and then install them on an off-line computer

    P.S. @AstralWanderer - Just noticed you wrote pretty much the same thing.

    Not a happy bunny at the minute as I had about 10 games on my wish list I was planning to get over the coming months since most new games require activation and I refuse to buy them :(
     
  10. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    GoG (as it was) only had one strength, and that was good old games.
     
  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Correct, their biggest plus.

    Got some games from there.
    But also, the game selection available was very mediocre, most of the advertised games and packs were filled with....not so good, but very old games :D
     
  12. the-beast

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    One persons treasure is another persons crap. ;)

    Having said that there were a lot of rubbish games and some months releases looked like the site was more like COG (Crap Old Games). Same as every others retailers stock line really, Still there were some great games.

    Makes me even sadder that I missed the recent Apogee promotion when their payment system was down. They did extend the promotion for a day but my connection was down on that day. :(
     
  13. Unknownsock

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    But but but but.

    What does DRM actually do? Seriously.
     
  14. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    I was under the impression that steam DRM didn't apply to older games.
     
  15. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer New Member

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    Great minds think alike. :)
    I feel your pain there, having found that Civ 5 requires Steam so I'll be boycotting that. But then think of all the hassle you'll avoid in future due to spurious account suspensions or Valve getting greedy and imposing a fee to keep accounts open.
    It denies you access to the content you purchased. Examples involving Steam here and here - plenty of others around too.
     
  16. dangerman1337

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    I seen some posts on NeoGAF saying that this is actually a stunt in a way (i think the poster was AdrianWerner i think?), and said poster saw this on a Polish Bussiness site somewhere IIRC.
     
  17. the-beast

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    At least with GOG I kept a backup of the installers and can install and play the games any time I want, unlike if Steam went down at which point the games would not be able to contact the activation server and even if it could I would not be able to patch them.
     
  18. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Edit: Ignore, posted in wrong thread
     
  19. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    Thats what I thought also. not all games on steam are DRM ridden, and most can be played in an offline mode.
    reinstalling on another machine, in a stand alone format, isn't possible though.
     
  20. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Nice try but still not quite there, maybe you should have copy-pasted it:D
     

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