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March 26th, 2012, 22:09
My internet connection has fallen over, so this barebones update comes via my mobile phone's hotspot - apologies for the slow updates, which might last a couple of days.
Late last week GOG starting releasing a series of humorous "ad" videos, teasing an announcement tomorrow. Head over and try to figure out what is happening.
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March 26th, 2012, 22:09
I bet they'll announce inclusion of Grimrock, among other things. I'll be buying it from them. They're great people who've answered my emails within hours despite their overwhelming schedule.

UW won't be part of the party… Not new enough news despite the upcoming overhaul. I'll be bugging them about the sequel though :-)

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March 26th, 2012, 22:29
I sure hope your right but it is hard for me to think of any other game. This will be an instant buy from me. I don't think I've been so excited about an indie game before.
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March 26th, 2012, 22:48
So much for waiting! Here is what is going to happen:

http://uk.gamespot.com/news/good-old…titles-6368125
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March 26th, 2012, 23:35
Mmm I smell Legend of Grimrock!

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March 27th, 2012, 00:28
"Recent" titles to GOG!
More indies!
OMG!

They will have to change how they display games on the website, because I won't be able to find something in my shelves.
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March 27th, 2012, 00:52
Seems I'll be broke before I planned to.
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March 27th, 2012, 01:23
I was hoping that they would start offering some real competition to Steam, Origin, et al. From the link that SpoonFULL provided, it looks like they are not going to be doing that, but will offering new Indie games instead of new AAA titles. Probably hard to convince the suits to go DRM free on the bigger publishers.
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March 27th, 2012, 02:46
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
So much for waiting! Here is what is going to happen:

http://uk.gamespot.com/news/good-old…titles-6368125
Are you sure? My tea leaves are telling me that GOG bought Steam off of Valve. (Well, I say 'bought' - Gabe lost a bet so it only cost $1.)
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March 27th, 2012, 05:17
I've said it before (when Witcher 2 was released on GOG) and I'll say it again; adding new games is a really bad decision and diluteS the GOG brand. DRM-free is nice and all, but not nearly meaningful enough to make me buy the same damn predictable selection of big indie titles from the past few years (Machinarium, Spacechem, Trine and others) which I already own on approximately 345 other digital platforms and distribution channels (Steam, GamersGate, Indie Bundles etc. etc. etc.). If any attention and bandwith is taken away from GOG's important work on making classic games playable on new machines to re-release 2-year old games in yet another format that would be a colossal waste of time.
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March 27th, 2012, 05:28
I tend to agree, actually. Spacechem, Trine…perfectly serviceable games but available everywhere already.

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March 27th, 2012, 05:51
If anything, having newer or indie games may give more attention to the classic games available on gog. Who are the customers that buy the classic games from there? In most cases, it's people who have already played them and are merely seeking to purchase them again in a hassle-free, digital form. If new people can be brought in to check out indie/newer games, then perhaps they will browse the catalog a bit and discover some of the classics available on gog.

Some indie games would fit in with the overall tone of gog perfectly anyway (Age of Decadence or Frayed Knights, anyone?), and it offers a great platform for indies seeking to sell their games in the same hassle-free, DRM-free manner. I can certainly see something like Frayed Knights - a game that was inexplicably not approved by the Steam "Gatekeepers" and built with a healthy dose of very old-school flair - getting some much-needed exposure by becoming available on gog; fans of that style of gameplay who don't keep track of indies would be sure to check it out if they saw it on this platform. Aside from that, I certainly can't see any harm coming from this announcement.
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March 27th, 2012, 06:46
Whats the difference between Gog and Home of the Underdogs besides the fact you have to pay for Gog games and not Underdogs and the fact gog has some new games? A lot of them are the same titles:
http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/
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March 27th, 2012, 07:06
these guys are having fun, and as long as that is true, we can expect them to continue to improve their service. My favorite online vendor by far.
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March 27th, 2012, 07:40
GOG always seemed an ideal platform for the indies to me. I think I will make it a point to support them even in the face of some ridiculous steam sales (within reason ) for my indie purchases…
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Originally Posted by AppleIntimidation View Post
Whats the difference between Gog and Home of the Underdogs besides the fact you have to pay for Gog games and not Underdogs and the fact gog has some new games? A lot of them are the same titles:
http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/
The other one is legal?
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March 27th, 2012, 08:40
Prove that HotU isn't legal
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March 27th, 2012, 09:58
hotu is abandoned.
last update 2009.

but i dont think this world needs more boring indi jump and run games…

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March 27th, 2012, 11:08
Originally Posted by Charles-cgr View Post
I bet they'll announce inclusion of Grimrock, among other things. I'll be buying it from them. They're great people who've answered my emails within hours despite their overwhelming schedule.

UW won't be part of the party… Not new enough news despite the upcoming overhaul. I'll be bugging them about the sequel though :-)
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March 27th, 2012, 11:21
And the announcement does include Legend of Grimrock! Pre-orders are live! $15 base but $11.99 if you pre-order now!

http://www.grimrock.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=101

http://www.grimrock.net/buy/

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