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January 10th, 2014, 14:44
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
I think (and hope) that they will do well in the future, as there is a HUGE library of old (and will become old) games that will always be around.
GOG is going to struggle to renew their library.
They've distributed so far games coming from before the Internet, games that grew obsolete because of technological leaps. But their gameplay is intact.

To compensate for the fact that technological obsolescence is going to be harder to hit, the industry is attaching gameplay to a community. As the community dissolves, a large part of the gameplay is gone.

Playing an old game from the future is going to be like watching a tv show like lost years after its conclusion was aired.
It might be good but it is much less good without all the passion that was stirred in the community of watchers when the show was aired for the first time.

Worst for GoG: playing an old game from the future is going to be less good than playing a present game from the future.

Replaying old games from the future is going to lose most of its interest.
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