PC Gamer US Podcast #260: Good old free games

Posted on February 20, 2011

When the entire PC Gamer crew finds themselves backed up against a metaphorical wall made entirely of deadlines, review trips and sicknesses, the ever-bold Dan Stapleton makes a desperate move to save the holy PCG trinity of magazine, website and podcast. By sacrificing all of his comrades to Chronos, the ancient god of time, he has temporarily gained the power to travel through time. First, he used his powers to spook past versions of himself by hiding in his own closet and whispering what would happen to him the next day in a totally creepy voice.

After he grew tired of that, Dan (now technically considered a demigod) decided to use his powers for good. Such as traveling back to Monday in order to interview Good Old Games’s Managing Director, Guillaume Rambourg about how things are going over at the retro game store nowadays, what it’s like to sell games that are DRM-free, and their plans for releasing Witcher 2 DRM-free right when the game is released. Dan wants to help you too: he’ll be traveling back in time to give 10 listeners free games! Find out how you can earn the favor of Demigod Dan and pocket a free game on this week’s podcast!

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The Last Express Surprises Good Old Games Users; Dark Reign Also Added

Posted on January 29, 2011

Do you feel that there is a serious lack of sci-fi, real-time strategy titles in your life? Good Old Games aims to fill that void with its latest release: Auran’s 1997 strategy title Dark Reign: The Future War and its expansion The Rise of the Shadowhand.

Yesterday, Good Old Games revealed the availability of the two games–pricing the pair as a bundle for $9.99. Unlike your average GOG.com release, there are very few bonuses included in the package. Except for a sweet 56-page manual. (We’re holding out for multiple languages!)

In related news: Today marks a special, surprise release for GOG.com users. Jordan Mechner and Smoking Car Productions’ …


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Icewind Dale Breezes Onto GOG

Posted on October 06, 2010

Fallout and Planescape: Torment developer Black Isle Studios’ RPG Icewind Dale is the latest vintage release on digital distributor Good Old Games, out now for $9.99.

The DRM-free download of the much-loved fantasy RPG comes complete with its expansion pack ‘Heart of Winter’ and its add-on ‘Trials of The Luremaster,’ plu…
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Planescape: Torment Arrives on GOG

Posted on September 28, 2010

Any ill will Good Old Games might have earned by faking its own closure to drum up publicity for a relaunch is now certain to be washed away, as the virtual vintage video game vendor today added the hallowed RPG Planescape: Torment to its catalogue.

It’s available now for $9.99 and, in true GOG form, comes DRM-free, packing extras including the soundtrack, artwork and a novelisation based upon the game’s script.

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GOG.com Apologizes For Sins, Wants To Bring Fun Back To Gaming

Posted on September 23, 2010

After GOG.com shut down their site this weekend and posted a notice that suggested it may be gone for a while, it’s understandable that some gamers were annoyed to discover this morning that it was all a marketing stunt. In a series of videos released today, some of the site’s employees apologize for mistakenly angering their customers but also bemoan the loss of fun and crazy stunts in our industry. Oh, and they do so while dressed up as monks.

So the first video is pretty weird, but subsequent parts get into explaining some of the specifics behind the new stuff coming to GOG.com when it relaunches tomorrow. The brief website downtime was apparently necessary for technical reasons, but they decided to “play a game” with their users.

They also reveal that the site has achieved the milestone of two million games downloaded, a big deal for a smaller, DRM-free service. Most of the new features mentioned in the videos were already known from today’s previous announcement, but now you can see them in action. Check out the videos below.

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