GOG - All News
Tuesday - June 18, 2013
GOG - Summer Sale Started
In addition for a day their Dungeons & Dragons games can be had with a discount of 80% (if all are bought) or 50% individually. This contains all of Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights and Temple of elemental Evil, PST, Dragonshard and Demon Stone.
Besides this, you can get Torchlight for free now for a bit less than 48 hours.
They have a new deal every day, so check back at GOG often.
Monday - June 03, 2013
GOG - The DRM-Free Revolution
Forbes contributor Erik Kain has an interview with managing director Guillaume Rambourg of GOG.
“It’s hard for the industry to think this way,” Rambourg says, “but consider this: if Zork I had an always-on internet connection requirement, do you think it would still be possible to sell the game 33 years later and have it work? It does work just fine on GOG.com, and the rights holders make revenue on this great old classic, but that’s because it’s not crippled with a short-sighted DRM policy. Of course, it wasn’t possible to use DRM like that back in the day, but I think it’s best for all of us who like seeing the classics that shaped gaming that it wasn’t.”
Always-online should be reserved for MMORPGs, Rambourg says, because large online games are built with an always-online internet connection in mind. It’s the point of this sort of game.
“However,” he says, “using an “always-online” feature for games that very much look and taste like single player titles is really a worrying trend to me and just like any short-sighted fasion out there, I hope it will just vanish in a near future.”
Mostly, however, Rambourg thinks the company’s success boils down to something simple: customer service.
“We treat our gamers like humans,” he says, “not criminals—and I think this is why our community is so active and faithful.”
Like any relationship, fostering trust between a business and its customers is crucial, and CD Projekt and GOG.com have figured out how to cultivate trust and respect with a tough crowd: gamers. The video game industry should take note. Abandoning DRM may sound risky, but abandoning your customer base is a far greater threat to the bottom line. If anything, CD Projekt and GOG.com have illustrated how important service is to the video game industry, and how adding value and treating customers with respect can pay dividends.
Friday - May 31, 2013
GOG - Activision Sale
Good Old Games brings us us an Activision Adventure Sale, which includes adventure series such as: King's Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Gabriel Knight, Phantasmagoria and several others.
Next to adventures there are also some RPG's listed, like: Arcanum, Vampire the Masquerade, Betrayal at Krondor, Return to Krondor and the Quest for Glory series.
Friday - May 24, 2013
GOG - Wizardry VI-VIII Available On GOG
GOG just sent out a press release announcing the last three chapters of the Wizardry series are now avaible on their service .
The cult classic RPG series Wizardry finally arrives on GOG.com
DRM-FREE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR RELEASES THE BEST GAMES OF THE WIZARDRY SERIES: WIZARDRY VI: BANE OF THE COSMIC FORGE, WIZARDRY VII: CRUSADERS OF THE DARK SAVANT, AND WIZARDRY 8
(23 May 2013) -- Gather your party and prepare for some dungeon crawling! GOG.com, the DRM-free home to the immortal classics for PC and Mac, has delivered another all-time great in its catalog: it's time for some Wizardry! The last three entries to the genre-defining classic RPG series are available now at GOG.com.
Wizardry, set in a world boldly mixing fantasy and Sci-Fi themes, has gathered quite a cult following of loyal fans along the years. Celebrated for creating one of the most complex storylines in RPG history and equally praised for its unmistakable sense of humor, the series is still perceived as one of the most influential creations in the history of RPG games. Wizardry games have appeared on many "all-time best" lists and have received numerous distinctions, such as RPG of the Year (Wizardry VII, Wizardry 8; Computer Gaming World), Best Role Playing Game of 1991 (Wizardry VI; Power Play), Top Ten Best PC Games of 2001 (Wizardry 8; GameSpot). With one of the more intricate class systems in the history of the genre, over 700 (yes, SEVEN HUNDRED!) hours of gameplay, and an import feature, allowing players to finish the entire trilogy with the same six-character party they started out with, the Dark Savant Trilogy follows up on the promise of an epic adventure. Wizardry 8, the last entry to this celebrated series, is also a proof that a smooth transition to the next generation of games is possible. A thoroughly modern makeover of its 2D predecessors, that took 9 years to finish, the game has performed an uncanny feat of updating its architecture into 3D, without losing any of its character.
With releases of Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, and Wizardry 8, this summer might turn out to be an all-indoor season for cRPG lovers old and new. Wizardry VI + VII (including the original DOS version, and the Wizardry Gold edition of the title) will be available on GOG.com for only $5.99 and Wizardry 8 for $9.99 from Thursday, May 23 2013, 6:00 AM EDT!
Wednesday - May 15, 2013
GOG - Anvil of Dawn Released
GOG has released a classic RPG called Anvil of Dawn. The game is avaiable for $5.99.
What's cool about it:
- A tough, but accessible to newer players, classic RPG with a vast world to explore!
- Features a "learn by doing" skill system without the need to collect and grind for experience points.
- Customize your character as you see fit as there are plenty of character stats to fine-tune to your liking.
The world of Tempest is in need of a champion! You have been summoned to embark on a noble journey to save all of humanity from an evil fate. You must keep your wits about you, your sword must stay sharp and ready, and your spells charged as you forge through Tempest's massive landscape. Descend into the maws of many a dark and and dangerous dungeon in search of your quest's end.
You'll have at your disposal more than 25 spells and items of great power, each drawing upon one of the elemental forces such as earth, wind, fire, and lightning. Whether you prefer a more tactical approach or attack all-swords-swinging, Anvil of Dawn features a hybrid of real-time and turn-based combat to satisfy your needs. Remember, your choices and actions affect the ebb and flow of combat so think, and act, wisely. Are you prepared to pay the ultimate price, to steal away the gift of a dark god, and journey to the Anvil of Dawn.
Monday - April 22, 2013
GOG - Survey Results
GOG has posted results of a recent survey. The questions on the survey dealt with topics on DLC, DRM, and pre-release alphas. Prepare to be surprised by the results.
Thanks go to PCGamer for the newsbit.
In almost all cases, the surveyed customers voted in favour of the additions. That’s somewhat surprising. GOG have historically focused on bringing old, DRM-free games to digital distribution, and creating bespoke special editions through bonus content. That might suggest a user base who would be sceptical of the modern industry’s love of extending a game’s life through additional post-release content. That, apparently, is not the case; although it’s worth remembering that the survey wasn’t set up to judge whether these features are popular or liked, just whether they should be allowed into GOG’s catalogue.
Of the general survey questions, the most supported potential addition was DLC, followed by episodic games and “Early Access” alphas. All three got over a 60% positive response. DLC and Episodic Season Passes also got majority of support, although these proved more controversial, with 52.29% and 56.23% yes votes respectively.
The only proposed plans that failed to gain majority support were for non-MMO multiplayer games requiring some form of online activation to access. Serial Key protection was narrowly rejected – 50.47% said no – while a third-party account was overwhelmingly dismissed, with over 70% of respondents dismissing the idea. Understandable perhaps, except the response was quite different when users were given specifics.
Planetary Annihilation was offered as an example, with GOG noting that it’s online and skirmish focused, DRM-free for offline, but also that: “A unique key is required for Internet multiplayer, and an account with the developer’s service is only required for the persistent online features.” Given this choice, almost 78% of respondents were happy for the game to be sold.
Which makes it hard to draw firm conclusions. At best, the thing to note is that, far from people being immovably against DLC, or even DRM, consumers are more interested in judging things on a case-by-case basis – and what bonuses they’re being offered as a result of perceived negatives.
As for GOG, as well as assuring they’ll be considerate with their offerings of DLC And episodic content, they conclude by saying, “any game that we bring you guys with persistent multiplayer features will be at least as offline-friendly as Planetary Annihilation is.”
GOG - Gothic Series for Under $10
The complete Gothic series is on sale for 24 hours for less than $10 at Good Old Games ($2.49 a piece).
Saturday - April 20, 2013
GOG - Telltale Crazy Sale
Good Old Games is hosting a big sale this weekend offering massive discounts on select adventure titles. The games included in the sale are listed below.
Back To The Future: The Game $3.74
Sam & Max Save The World and Sam & Max Beyond Time are each $4.49.
Tales of Monkey Island and Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse $5.24
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures $2.99.
So What are you waiting for the deals only good for two days.
Friday - April 12, 2013
GOG - Interplay Sale, Save 50%
Good Old Games have an Interplay sale, including the Fallout games and many others.
Friday - April 05, 2013
GOG - D&D Weekend Sale
Good Old Games has a Dungeons and Dragons sale this weekend, with up to 80% discount for the following titles: Baldur`s Gate 2 Complete, Baldur`s Gate: The Original Saga, Icewind Dale 2 Complete, Icewind Dale Complete, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, The Temple of Elemental Evil, Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard, Neverwinter Nights 2: Complete, Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition, Planescape: Torment.
Friday - March 29, 2013
GOG - Topware Weekend Sale
Good Old Games has a sale of Topware titles this weekend. As far as games with more or less RPG thingies goes, they have: Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator, Two Worlds, Gorky 17 and Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire, but from some non-RPG fun there are other titles on sale as well.
Friday - February 15, 2013
GOG - RPG Weekend
Good Old Games is running a RPG weekend promo with the following games: The two Witcher games, all Divinity games, Geneforge 1-5, the Gothic games, Torchlight, Septerra Core and Darklands.
Friday - February 01, 2013
GOG - Strategy First Sale
Good Old Games is having a Strategy First sale with discounts for Jagged Alliance, Jagged Alliance 2, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, Sacred Gold and plenty of other games.
Wednesday - December 12, 2012
GOG - Season Sale, 474 games 50% Off
Today Good Old Games start their season sale lasting until the 3rd of January 2013. in this sale a total of 474 games are available with a discount of 50%, with extra daily deals.
Friday - November 30, 2012
GOG - Nordic Games Weekend Promo
Good Old Games have another Nordic Games Weekend, with 18 games, of which as RPG's count: Gothic 2 Gold Edition, Gothic 3, Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition, Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars, Spellforce 2: Dragon Storm and Spellforce Platinum. Most games are on sale for $2.39 or $3.99.
Tuesday - November 20, 2012
GOG - Pick 5 Games for $10
At Good Old Games you can now buy 5 games from a list of 20 and pay only 10 dollars.
Pick 5 & Pay $10 Promo allows gamers to pick any 5 games from a list of twenty great indies and pay only $10, regardless of the selected games. These twenty fantastic titles include Torchlight, Resonance, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Botanicula, Geneforge 1-5, and 15 others--7 of which are also on Mac--are available for the next 7 days in GOG.com's Pick 5 & Pay $10 Black Friday special. That's an incredibly low price of $2 each. Gamers can pick one of 15,504 different sets of 5 games and save up to $59.95.
Users who own some of the games will get a giftable code for the games they have. This promo ends Tuesday, November 27 at 4:59 AM GMT.
Friday - November 02, 2012
GOG - EA Sale
Good Old Games are having a sale of EA games during the weekend that can be bought with a 60% discount. Amongst these games are Ultima 1-9, Ultima Underworld 1 and 2, Lands of Lore 1-3, Nox and many others.
Saturday - October 20, 2012
GOG - Pay what you want for Interplay games
GOG has a Pay-What-You-Want sale for Interplay games bundles, though it's not quite as simple as pay anything for any game.
You can pay what you want for the first bundle of eight games (including JA2: Unfinished Business), pay over the average for a bundle of 20 games including Descent 3 and Stonekeep and pay $34.99 for 32 games including the original Fallouts.
Sunday - September 16, 2012
GOG - Diamonds of D&D Stacking Promo
It's a long wait for Project Eternity and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been delayed, so GOG's Diamonds of D&D Stacking Promotion might be just the ticket. The discounts stack as you buy more titles, up to 65%:
Starting this Friday at 10:00 AM GMT GOG.com has a great promo with Hasbro / Dungeons & Dragons games, including: Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale 1&2, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, D&D: Dragonshard, and Temple of Elemental Evil.
These games will be available up to 65% off--that means $3.49 for Baldur's Gate 2 or Icewind Dale.
It will be a stacking promo, meaning, you will receive a 30% discount when buying one game, 33% for two, and finally, up to 65% off when buying all 9 games. If you already own some of the games on GOG.com, these will be added to your stacking discount: if you own 5 games, and want to buy the other 4, you qualify for the biggest discount.
If you don't own any of those fantastic RPGs and want to buy the complete collection it's only $31.41--that's nine of the greatest for half the price of a new PC game.
Monday - September 10, 2012
GOG - King of Dragon Pass Released
The classic adventure/RPG/Strategy/Sim mix King of Dragon Pass is now available for $5.99 from GOG:
When your tribe decided to settle down in the unexplored territories of the Dragon Pass, you knew they would need a strong, uncompromising leader to survive, so you stepped up and claimed the mantle of chieftain. With it came the responsibility of making countless decisions that shape the future of your clan, its neighboring tribes and--in the big picture--the world of Glorantha itself. Will you prove to be a leader just and brave enough to lead your people towards prosperity in this strange land full of magic and dangerous creatures? Will you be able to forge lasting alliances and win the wars against those who oppose you? Do you have what it takes to unite the clans and become the very first King of Dragon Pass?
King of Dragon Pass is a game like no other. It combines strategy, adventure, RPG, and civilization sim, but it focuses mostly on storytelling. Each turn the game offers you with a choice to make and the progress of the story depends solely on your decisions. The difference between right and wrong is seldom obvious, but whatever action you take, be ready to face its consequences later. There are virtually limitless ways the story can unfold, so each play-through--whether it's a quick game or an extended campaign--promises new adventures and plot twists!
Monday - May 14, 2012
GOG - Quest for Glory 1-V Released
GOG has released the entire Quest for Glory series in one bundle for $9.99:
One of the best series of the 90s--the adventure/RPG hybrid that combines high draw with low humor--the Quest for Glory series is now on GOG.com. Pick up all 5 games in the series for just $9.99! In addition to the manuals, maps, books and other goodies, we're also including the original EGA version for Quest for Glory I as well as the remake!
Tuesday - April 03, 2012
Good Old Games - CDPR Giving Away a "Legendary" Game Thursday
CD Projekt Red will give away a "legendary" PC RPG for free on GOG.com this Thursday, 5th April, Eurogamer can reveal.
The giveaway coincides with CD Projekt's Spring Conference, which is being streamed live at 5pm GMT (presumably 6pm BST).
Note that giveaway has nothing to do with the "extraordinary" conference announcement CD Projekt has been teasing.
Free copy of The Witcher?
Tuesday - March 27, 2012
Good Old Games - Relaunches as "GOG.com"
Good Old Games has relaunched as "GOG.com" (if you're failing to notice the difference, the words have gone). They'll now be adding newer games, have refreshed the site and Legend of Grimrock is an exclusive new preorder:
Year after year we’re getting bigger and so our service needs to adjust. Bigger means more users, and therefore more website features, more social interaction, more customer love. Bigger means AAA new and newer titles and more partners--and especially developers!--signed every month. Bigger means a mix of the classic titles that you’ve come to know and love from GOG.com and newer with the kind of great gameplay that makes them feel like instant classics.
GOG.com does not need a brand-new start. We’re doing great and hundreds of thousands of you agree that the road we’ve taken is the right one for the industry to follow. However, spring is nearby, and a little cleaning to spruce up the place is never amiss. Fresher GOG.com means changes to the website layout, which now offers a more modern look; it also means we’re featuring our Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus accounts at the footer of every page and more social integration overall. Fresher means more of the features you want. The My Account page now has a built-in search feature, new organization options for the games library, and the website is no longer the only way to deliver notifications to gamers. We’re offering the new, faster than ever GOG.com downloader, which integrates support for downloading game patches, goodies, and notifications to keep GOG users up to date on changes to games they have purchased, replies to forum threads, or PMs.
There's also an interview at GameSpot if you'd like to read more.
Monday - March 26, 2012
Good Old Games - Announcement Coming
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.
Thursday - March 15, 2012
Good Old Games - Anachronox Now Available
GOG has released Tom Hall's classic, Anachronox:
Anachronox is charming, intelligent, witty, fun, and entertaining from the very first minute you start until the final lovingly-crafted moments of the engaging story. The game is not simply an RPG: it combines Japanese-style elements (like fairly linear story, cinematic direction, and turn-based non-random battles) with Western-like side quests, dialogues, and sense of humor, mixing in some puzzles and a story straight from an adventure game for good measure. Yes, the game was known to be kind of buggy at launch, but a pair of official patches and a later pair of fan-made patches have taken care of that and you can play it with virtually no issues. The most important thing is that the story flows like an entertaining novel--light-hearted, bizarre, and humorous, but at the same time the gameplay is addictive and challenging.
Wednesday - February 22, 2012
Good Old Games - D&D - Buy One, Get One Free
GOG has a D&D-themed sale and it's pretty hot - buy one, get one free - plus Temple of Elemental Evil free one top if you don't already have it:
Surprise sale for all of you RPG lovers! From now until 23.59 pm EST on the 28th of February, we’re offering you a chance to buy one D&D game and get one FREE! More than that, though, if you buy ANY D&D game during our sale, you will get Temple of Elemental Evil for free if you don’t already own it!
Thanks jhwisner! Think I'll buy PS:T and grab BG2 and ToEE for free just so I don't have to dig out disks when I replay.
Wednesday - February 01, 2012
Good Old Games - Thief Gold Now Available
Garrett, the main protagonist in Thief trilogy, is one of the gaming’s most appealing hidden anti-heroes. Sure, he’s a thief (and a killer!), but he makes it up with sarcasm, intelligence, and rougish appeal. Thief’s surprisingly elaborate storyline throws Garret between a rock and a hard place where he needs to restore the political and magical balance of the city by using silence, stealth, and thievish skills as a weapon. The chaotic Pagans and technological Hammerites are preparing to tear the city apart in their battles with each other, and it seems that only a little judicious theft can keep these titani forces from clashing. No matter who's the employer and who's the victim, he plans to stay neutral and is always upholding his beliefs with a simple key principle: always get the loot.
...and Rock, Paper, Shotgun has an article on installing it and a widescreen mod, fixing the non-working videos and so on.
Monday - December 12, 2011
Good Old Games - 50% Off Sale
GOG has a 50% Off Holiday Sale on assorted titles (and you can also download Empire Earth for free until December 21st).
Thursday - November 24, 2011
Good Old Games - Starflight 1 & 2 Released
Starflight 1 & 2 are now available on GOG. They were the best space opera adventure RPG games I played as a kid and still replay to this day. If you can handle the clunky UI (compared to games now-a-days) and the basic graphics then you are in for a treat.
In Starflight 1 you embark on a mission to save the galaxy’s future by discovering the secrets of its past. With over 800 unique planets in 270 systems to explore, you never know what might lurk behind the next star. Each newly explored system might lead to a powerful artifact, a mysterious alien race, or another piece of the puzzle that will unravel the ultimate mystery. And that's the really great thing about this game: the feeling of exploration and fulfilling that deep human need that drives us towards the unknown.
Starflight 2 keeps all the great gameplay of its predecessor, but makes everything bigger and better. Many aspects of the game were vastly enhanced: the game’s diplomacy, the size of the galaxy, and the number of alien races you can interact with are all improved the second time out. The gameplay—if not the graphics—are reminiscent of another classic game in our catalog where you wander around the galaxy exploring stars and chatting with humorous aliens who want to control the galaxy. The plot starts you out in a standard science fiction mode, but it builds to a fascinating and satisfying climax at the end. Basically, if you enjoyed Starflight 1, the sequel will be right up your alley.
Friday - November 18, 2011
Good Old Games - 60% Off 1C Titles
All 1C titles are 60% off this weekend at GoG. You can pick up King's Bounty, Fantasy Wars, Space Rangers 2 and others for $3.99.
Good Old Games - "Good New Games"
The CD Projekt conference also produced news for GOG, as they look to add new games in the future. The press release:
Newer games to be added to catalog as the DRM-free digital distributor sets its sights on being the second largest independent digital distributor on the 'Net
(WARSAW, POLAND -- 17 November 2011) GOG.com, the DRM-free digital distributor with a difference, announced its plans for 2012 and 2013 today, stating that it while it will continue to add classic titles to its catalog it is also pursuing newer titles, it seeks to continue its impressive growth rate over the next two years, and looking for exclusive release opportunities with certain developers.
Speaking to a room of investors and journalists, Managing Director Guillaume Rambourg stated, "GOG.com has been performing very well the last three years, as we've mentioned previously both at CD Projekt conferences and at venues like the London Games Conference last week. We have an audacious plan for the the next two years to continue GOG.com's success story, and that depends on three things.
"First, we will be adding newer games into the catalog in 2012. Traditionally, GOG.com has looked for great classics that are three years old or older. We will continue to add classic games, of course, but we are actively working to sign newer titles now. Of course, these new titles will have to come at a new, higher price point, but our key focus will always be on the same core values that have made GOG.com great so far: completely DRM-free games, flat prices everywhere in the world, and extra content and goodies for our fantastic customers.
"Second, the consistent growth that GOG.com has had since we launched in 2008 has been a great success story. We've been profitable since our first month, and the fact that we've come from nowhere to bring over a million classic gamers to our website every month and over six million games downloaded proves that gamers want an alternative to the usual digital distributors. We want to continue this growth, and we have a plan for this: more than 400 products in our catalog by the end of 2012, combined with new partners, more franchises, and continued improvements to make GOG.com a better website will help us achieve this goal.
"Finally, we want to work closely with ambitious developers and independent publishers who feel a kinship with that 'good old spirit' that GOG.com embodies. Thanks to the commercial success of The Witcher 2 on GOG.com, more and more people realize that our values are universal. They are coming to GOG and asking if we can carry their titles. We’ve made GOG.com the destination for classic PC games, but now is the time to take this to the next level and emerge as the best alternative digital distribution platform for all PC games.”
Friday - September 23, 2011
Good Old Games - 60% Off D&D Titles, 6M Downloads, Witcher 2 Reduced
A trio of items at GOG, today. First, all D&D titles are 60% off, including Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment and the like to celebrate their 3rd birthday.
Second, GOG are heading toward 6 million downloads and offering a free game to all when that occurs (thanks, Frozen Fireball):
When the counter on the main page of the website hits 6 million, two exciting things will happen. First off, the lucky user who downloaded our 6 millionth unique game will receive everything that's currently in the catalog, absolutely free! Secondly, everyone who has an account on GOG.com will be able to download Broken Sword: Shadow of The Templars Director’s Cut for free, thanks to Sir Charles Cecil and Revolution Software. The offer will be valid only for 48 hours starting from hitting the milestone, so be sure to check GOG regularly or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Let's get cracking to unlock this achievement as soon as possible - it's all in your hands now!
Lastly, The Witcher 2 is permanently reduced in price and also going on promo (taking it down to $29.99 when v2.0 launches next week on the 29th).
Monday - September 12, 2011
Good Old Games - Nox Now Available
Frozen Fireball points out Westwood's classic Nox is now available on GOG, which we've discussed a little on the forums but not announced with a newsbit previously. Check it out here.
Friday - September 09, 2011
Good Old Games - Ultima 4+5+6 Released
GOG has released a pack of Ultima 4 + 5 + 6 for $5.99:
Experience fantasy role-playing’s most distinctive and award-winning series in this special three-game collection. Ultima: The Second Trilogy follows the spellbinding tale of the Avatar in this richly detailed and challenging story. The setting is medieval Britannia, but the stories are timeless and involve universal issues that explore the essence of virtue. First, there is the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment in Ultima IV, where your personal ethics are tested in a treacherous struggle to demonstrate the eight virtues of Avatarhood. Then in Ultima V, you rely on your new-found strengths and skills to oppose a tyrannical leader who warps the virtues you uphold through his twisted legislation of morality. Finally, in the epic concluding chapter of Ultima VI, you, the Avatar, must resolve the cultural conflict between a race of hostile creatures and your own. It all adds up to a relentless test of character in a world where things are not always as they appear, and evil is not easily defined.
Thanks, Frozen Fireball!
Tuesday - August 30, 2011
Good Old Games - Ultima I-III released
On GOG you can now get Ultima I-III for USD 5,99. As an additonal bonus, manuals, cluebooks, maps and spellbooks are included for each game. A quote about what's cool about it:
This pack includes: Ultima I, Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress and Ultima III: Exodus
Three epic adventures set in a vast, open world full of mysterious places, evil creatures, and deadly secrets. Find out for yourself how these retro graphics have caused so many sleepless nights
This is how the acclaimed cRPG series started, created by the legend of computer gaming - Richard Garriott a.k.a. Lord British
And here's a quote about the games - how it all began:
In the beginning of this adventure, hordes of nightmarish creatures stalk forth from the lair of Mondain the Wizard to devastate the tranquil kingdoms of Sosaria. Step into the burning world of Sosaria. Take up the weapons of time and sorcery in a battle to destroy Mondain
Saturday - August 27, 2011
Good Old Games - Ultima 1-1V Coming Tuesday
Both Kalniel and Frozen Fireball send news via PC Gamer that GOG will release Ultima 1-IV on Tuesday 30th. The first three will be bundled for $5.99 and the Ultima IV will be free, apparently:
The gregarious and gracious guys at Good Old Games are at it again: Richard Garriott’s Ultima I, II, III, and IV will become the latest additions to their collection of PC classics for sale on Tuesday, August 30. The first three Ultima games will come bundled for the same price. And Ultima IV? That’ll be free for the taking!
Thursday - August 18, 2011
Good Old Games - Contest to win The Witcher 2 or other games
The contest is closed!!
To celebrate the biggest gaming event in Europe, GamesCom, Good Old Games have given us some goodies to give away. So we are running a contest where everybody has a chance to win.
The prizes are:
- 1 The Witcher 2 Collectors Edition
- 5 Good Old Games game codes, to download a game you like
Participating in this contest is simple: Just post a comment to this newsbit.
On Monday the 22nd 6 random winners will be selected and staff members can post as well, they just can't win :-)
Tuesday - June 21, 2011
Good Old Games - All Interplay Games 50% Off
Good Old Games has a summer staycation sale where you can get 50% of all Interplay Games like Fallout
Here's a snip from the announcement:
Staycations’ are all the rage as the economy continues slowly staggering back towards recovery. But even if you're not looking to save cash on your summer vacation, there are still reasons why you should keep indoors, on your PC, and enjoy some classics. Vacations can be expensive (and dangerous!) so why put yourself through all the hassle when you can have a similar experience for much less with GOG.com?
The first staycation sale will end on July 4th 2011
Source: RPG Codex
Friday - June 03, 2011
Good Old Games - EA Games Added - Including Ultima Underworld 1/2
In a ground-breaking, earthshaking, and jaw-dropping deal we've managed to sign with EA and will be releasing more than 25 legendary classics from the globally renowned publisher. With today’s announcement three widely known and much awaited brands get the revival treatment from GOG.com: Wing Commander: Privateer, Dungeon Keeper and Ultima Underworld 1+2.
We will be adding more than 25 titles from EA over the next few months, so the games will be unveiled gradually, but we can already reveal that the next upcoming titles from this huge deal are: Crusader: No remorse, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and Magic Carpet.
While the agreement between Electronic Arts and GOG.com brings back many acclaimed and well known franchises, it doesn’t include the much anticipated System Shock or Syndicate series at this time. After releasing the first six Electronic Arts classics, we will take a break from the concentrated awesome until later in the summer.
Thanks also to Capt. Huggy Face and other forum posters for similar news.
Tuesday - December 14, 2010
Good Old Games - Holiday Promo Sale
Archmage Silver points out GOG's Holiday Promo Sale, with up to 50% discounts for some 300 odd games. For example, Divine Divinity is a mere $2.99 and Planescape: Torment is $6.99.
Friday - November 26, 2010
Good Old Games - Age of Wonders Sale
You can get the Age of Wonders Trilogy for $12.97 or individual games from the series for 30% off. Deal expires on Monday:
Friday - November 19, 2010
Good Old Games - Ubisoft Games 30% to 50% Off
This weekend you can get any Ubisoft games for 30% off at GOG. If you buy all of them at once you will get 50% off. Might and Magic 6 Pack and Beyond Good and Evil to name just a few are only $6.99 or $4.99 for each game if you buy the whole package.
Monday - November 15, 2010
Good Old Games - Baldur's Gate 2 Released
You can now purchase the beloved classic, Baldur's Gate 2 and it's expansion for $9.99 at GoG. As a bonus you'll get 2 manuals, 15 wallpapers, soundtrack, 13 avatars, 87 artworks, a map and the Throne of Bhall reference card. I never really know what to think of the bonuses. I guess they're a nice addition for a ten dollar purchase.
The real bonus is not having to worry about getting it to run on a modern day PC. That is all the bonus I need.
Tuesday - November 02, 2010
Good Old Games - Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic Released
GOG has released Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic. You can get it for $9.99. It comes with 3 wallpapers, a soundtrack and 2 avatars.
Friday - October 29, 2010
Good Old Games - NWN Module and Model Contest
In the first contest you are tasked with creating a module titled, "The DRM Monster and The Treasure of GOG".
The second contest is a little more difficult. You need to create a model of the evil DRM monster.
The top five entries for the module contest will get five free games each.
The top entry for the model contest will earn the winner three free games.
You have until November 24th to submit your module or model.
Here are the guidelines and rules:
1. 3 Areas: an interior starter area, an exterior transition area and a final interior.
2. No custom content. You can only submit a module file (no haks), a character file (see #5) and screenshots (see #8).
3. Up to 3 friendly NPCs
4. No more than 10 hostile creatures
5. Include a premade character capable of surviving the module
6. No more than 5 conversations
7. 10-20 minutes playtime.
8. Include 2 to 5 screenshots
1. To keep things simple, the judges will review all entries from both GOG and the NWN communities and choose the 4 best modules from each community. From the chosen modules, judges will pick 4 winners while the 5th one will be chosen in a poll on the GOG forums and be awarded the title of "GOG community's favourite module".
2. The Contest ends on November 24th. That is four weeks folks, so get cracking.
3. There will not be a point scoring system that reflects the numerous elements of the module (i.e. plot, conversations, area design etc.). Instead judges will be instructed to choose the module whose overall presentation appeals to them the most.
4. The winning modules will be posted to the vault and become the property of the NWN community. There will also be a special mod spotlight on GOG.com which will highlight the winning modules.
DRM Monster Model Guidelines and Rules:
1. Submit a hak file that contains all the needed files for the monster to appear in the game.
2. The creature should have animations. It is acceptable to take an existing NWN creature and modify it. However, it should not substantially resemble the original creature. It should reflect the personality of this monster: it's DRM'ness
3. The Contest ends on November 24th. That is four weeks from now.
4. The judges will choose the entries that appeal to them the most. No point based system will be used.
5. The winning modules will be posted to the vault and become the property of the NWN community.
Wednesday - October 27, 2010
Good Old Games - Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition Released
The rpg hits just keep on coming from GoG. They are now offering Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition for $9.99. This package includes 3 manuals, 16 HD wallpapers, in-game soundtrack, 28 avatars, 77 artworks and a map. Of course, the game is still DRM free. The diamond edition included both expansion packs and three premium modules.
Thursday - October 21, 2010
Good Old Games - Age of Wonders 2 Released
GoG has released Age of Wonders 2. If you enjoyed Age of Wonders or are a fan of turn-based, fantasy-themed strategy games then this game is for you. Here is the overview:
Age of Wonders II is the wildly anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy phenomenon. Delivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age of Wonders II brings turn-based strategy to new heights.
Awakened to join an immortal group of Wizards in the Circle of Evermore, you must restore balance to a world on the brink of collapse.
* Dictate the fate of the world from within your Wizard's Tower, a transmitter of power used to channel your ground-shaking spells.
* Reign supreme over one of 12 distinct and races such as Elves, Frostlings, Draconians, Dwarves, Halflings, Humans, and even the Undead.
* Specialize in 7 spheres of magic including Air, Fire, Life and Death.
* Enlist the aid of more than 30 loyal champion heroes who possess the unique ability to wield over 100 mighty artifacts.
* Research and cast powerful enchantments, fierce combat magic, and world altering spells.
* Confront rivals in Multiplayer via a LAN or over the Internet for up to 8 players - options include Play by Email, Hot Seat, and the exciting Simultaneous-Turn System allowing all players to move at the same time!
Wednesday - October 20, 2010
Good Old Games - Free Gift
GOG has announced people who were members before the relaunch furore will get a free copy of Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games as a gift:
Any user who created an account before we closed down the site and moved out of beta (that's September 20, 2010) will receive Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games for free! We'll be adding the game automatically to your accounts during the next days, so don't worry if the game is not yet there.
Of course, we're not forgetting about all those users who joined the GOG family in the last few weeks. Together with Strategy First we're launching a special promotion to offer their GOG catalogue at a 50% discount.
If you've been a part of GOG beta and you already bought Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, please click here, as we have an alternative gift for you.
Thanks for being with us!
Wednesday - October 13, 2010
Good Old Games - Temple of Elemental Evil Released and Antara for Free
They say good things come to those who wait and a good thing is exactly what Good Old Games has just released. It now has in its ever growing library Troika's Temple of Elemental Evil. At its release it was a very flawed gem, but over the years those flaws have been polished down and made into a truly fine gem of a game. You can get it here for $5.99.
I should also mention that GoG now includes Betrayal at Antara for no extra cost if you get Betrayal at Krondor. They're now calling it the Betrayal at Krondor Pack. Antara is not set in the same setting as Krondor and Raymond E. Feist had nothing to do with it, but the combat is similar. The gameplay will feel familiar if you played BAK before it. You can get both games here for $5.99.
Note: Thanks to EvilKoala, ouiyepp and VoxClamant who also sent this tip in.
Thursday - September 23, 2010
Good Old Games - Relaunch PR
So, GOG sent us a lengthy official relaunch PR:
GOG.com Officially Launches, Revives Baldur’s Gate and other Classic Hasbro-Licensed PC Games
The definitive resource for DRM-free classic PC games leaves beta with a new site, new features and some of the best games of all time from Hasbro and Atari.
Warsaw, Poland – September 23, 2010. GOG.com (http://www.gog.com) celebrates its second anniversary with one of the biggest announcements ever for fans of classic PC games. After reviving and releasing more than 230 classic PC games and attracting hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, the DRM-free platform leaves behind its “Beta” status and has officially gone live. GOG is commemorating the milestone with a new site, brand new features and the massive announcement of a deal with Hasbro to breathe new life into some of the most desired titles in PC gaming history, including BioWare’s role-playing opus, Baldur’s Gate: The Original Saga. The titles from Hasbro will be unveiled gradually in the coming weeks, and today's announcement is just a small taste of what’s to come.
Available now for $9.99, Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga (Role-Playing Game, 2000) is the first part of one of the most important franchises from the RPG masters at BioWare and features the core game, as well as the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. Utilizing the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) ruleset, the game was deemed an instant classic upon release and praised by many as a revival of computer role-playing. Baldur's Gate, set in the Dungeons & Dragons setting of Forgotten Realms, gives players the best from the RPG genre and provides countless hours of great, classic gameplay.
Leaving beta means lots of changes to the site itself, as well. A sleek new design makes it even easier to browse through the huge catalogue, share one’s passion for classic games via popular social media, get to know more about the classic games available and recommend favorite titles to other gamers. Among other changes, the team has introduced GOGmixes, which are, in short, user-created lists of games around one theme.
“We've decided to celebrate our second anniversary in typical GOG fashion: big, loud and with style. Announcing the agreement with Hasbro and launching the new site was a perfect way to finally leave the beta stage,” said Guillaume Rambourg, Managing Director at GOG.com. “We're very excited to see users’ reactions to the new features and we're exceptionally excited to see how they like the Hasbro deal and the incredible games we're releasing in the coming weeks. It's worth waiting for every new release."
Check out four chapters of GOG.com Revival videos on http://youtube.com/gogcom to learn more about the new GOG.com, explanation of the recent events, announcement of Hasbro games and a summary of the service's first two years.
Wednesday - September 22, 2010
Good Old Games - Will Be Back!!! [Updated]
Well it's official! This whole thing was a joke. GoG's homepage has a video with the managing director and co-founder of GoG dressed up as monks and apologizing for their sins. A little funny actually seeing them dressed up as monks apologizing for their prank. They gave some reasons as to why it went wrong like saying that back in the day people could be a little more silly. They also spoke about that they gave plenty of hints in the orginal message and tried in the writing to give everyone a *wink, wink* *Nudge, nudge* "Say no more" "Say no more".
I think if they just gave everyone a heads up that GoG will be down on a certain date AND THEN posted that message a lot of people wouldn't of been so mad, but that's just my opinion.
Personally, I don't care. They're back and even better than ever with Baldur's Gate and it's expansions being released. It's confirmed they will have other RPGs with the D&D license. Is that another hint that Planescape will be coming soon?
The new and improved GoG will launch at 8:00 am EDT with all of it's new additions. So go grab your GoG downloads when they reopen because I know a lot of people were worried about that.
[Update] GameBanshee sends in their notes direct from the press conference:
New features include a mini-catologue divided by gaming genres, a community overview at the bottom of the page with GOGmixes, ratings and discussions, in a quick overview for purchasers. The games catalogue has been overhauled to make searching for games and genres easier.
GOGMixes are the "biggest" new feature: they're a list of titles with recommendations and short descriptions from other users. This is primarily to give an easy overview for users who are interested in certain genres (they use adventures and tactical games as examples), but who don't have a lot of knowledge in that genre.
Tuesday - September 21, 2010
Good Old Games - Update, Video
There's a new update at GOG reaffirming the official update on Wednesday but it's accompanied by a video...
We confirm that the official statement from GOG.com's management concerning the ongoing events will take place on Wednesday at 12 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. CET)
Thanks for being with us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDRvuKjissQ
EvilKoala points out an article at Neoseeker that slowed some of the images down, resulting in flashes of Baldur's Gate and what looks like a revamped GOG. So, the pendulum swings back to publicity stunt.
Monday - September 20, 2010
Good Old Games - Update, Announcement Wednesday
There's a new statement up at GOG offering an apology and saying they "had to close the service due to business and technical reasons". A full announcement will come on Wednesday. It certainly doesn't sound like a PR stunt to me but time will tell:
First of all, we apologize everyone for the whole situation and closing GOG.com. We do understand the timing for taking down the site caused confusion and many users didn't manage to download all their games. Unfortunately we had to close the service due to business and technical reasons.
At the same time we guarantee that every user who bought any game on GOG.com will be able to download all their games with bonus materials, DRM-free and as many times as they need starting this Thursday.
The official statement from GOG.com's management concerning the ongoing events is planned on Wednesday. If you want to receive further information about GOG.com, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're a media representative or to email@example.com if you're a user without a GOG account.
Sunday - September 19, 2010
Good Old Games - Offline, Closed?
As several posters have noted on our forums, GOG.com seems to have suspended operations. Here's the announcement on the site:
Dear GOG users,
We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.
We're very grateful for all support we've received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming.
This doesn't mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.
On a technical note, this week we'll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
All the best,
You may note there's nothing definitive and they leave the marketing door open through Facebook and Twitter. Speaking of Twitter, here's a new tweet:
The official statement from GOG's management about the situation will be announced soon. We'll have more details about this tomorrow.
Marketing gimmick? Actual closure? Ending beta?
Thursday - September 16, 2010
Good Old Games - Age of Wonders Released
As rumoured, Age of Wonders has been released on GOG with the later games from Triumph Studios to come along soon. It's been a long time since I dabbled with it but it was a pretty sweet fantasy TBS game, as I recall and worth a look if Elemental has piqued your interest in the genre.
Thursday - August 19, 2010
Good Old Games - Gamescom Sale
Up to next week Thursday Good Old Games is giving a 40% discount on several games, such as Gothic 2 Gold, the Realms of Arkania series and Spellforce Platinum.
Friday - July 23, 2010
Good Old Games - Arcanum & Vampire the Masquerade on Sale
Good old Games is offering a reduction of up to 30% when you buy Arcanum and Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption.
Friday - June 11, 2010
Good Old Games - RPG Promo
I try to avoid GOG to spare any appearance of a conflict with our advertising but, sometimes, it's worth a post. GOG is currently serving up six RPG games at 30% discount (or bundle the lot for $23.75). Head over if you don't own Arx Fatalis, Divine Divinity, Warlords: Battlecry 3, Realms of Arkania 1+2 or Realms of Arkania 3.
Tuesday - April 06, 2010
Good Old Games - Spring Sale
It's Spring Sale time at GOG and a bunch of good titles are 50% off. If you don't have Fallout or Divine Divinity or Gothic 2 Gold or others, head over for some silly prices. I remember paying a bucket load to import Gothic 2 Gold from the UK back in the day. Ah, the memories.
Thursday - March 25, 2010
Good Old Games - Atari's Classic PC Games Added
CD Project has just announced that Good Old Games will be adding the classic pc games from Atari to their catalogue. Here's the full press release:
ATARI BRINGS CLASSIC PC GAMES TO GOG.COM
Outcast, Master of Orion and Master of Magic Among Titles to be Added to GOG.com Catalogue in Coming Weeks
Warsaw, Poland - March 25, 2010. GOG.com continues to build its unmatched catalogue of classic PC games with the addition of hit games from Atari, as per a deal announced today during the CD Projekt Spring 2010 conference. The games will be added to the GOG.com catalogue throughout April, and will include such glorious gems of yesteryear as Outcast, Master of Orion and Master of Magic.
"This is a great step forward for GOG.com and DRM-free digital distribution," said Marcin Iwinski, Co-Founder of CD Projekt and GOG.com. "This deal is really just the first step in what we expect will be a long and fruitful relationship. Atari has a tremendous number of cult classics within their grasp, and we hope to sign these in a near future!"
To commemorate the announcement, GOG.com is giving away ten games on Twitter (http://twitter.com/GOGcom/statuses/11031692238). More information about the Atari titles will be revealed at http://gog.com in the coming weeks.
GOG.com - or Good Old Games - is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. Leading the DRM-free digital-distribution revolution, the site offers more than 200 of the greatest PC games of all time at low prices and free from intrusive copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected games journalists. Visit http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/pp/972a67c48192728a34979d9a35164c1295401b71 and start your journey to the past.
About ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.
Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Lunar Lander), original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Deer Hunter), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).
For more information please visit www.atari.com
Hopefully Wizards of the Coast realizes the potential here and gives them the green light to release the Infinity Engine series, The Temple of Elemental Evil, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, and other D&D titles.
Let's hope we get the see the Baldur's Gate Series, Temple of Elemental Evil, and the other D&D titles. I guess this is up to Wizards of the Coast to decide if they see the potential here.
Monday - January 11, 2010
Good Old Games - Might and Magic Contest
GoG is having a contest to see how much you know about Might & Magic 6. They took three screenshots: one, two, three. You have to tell them where these locations are in MM6. If you're right your name will go into a drawing. They will draw 9 free GoG game coupons, 3 for each image. The contest ends January 14. Here are the details of the contest:
Time to test your perceptiveness and knowledge of one of the greatest RPG series - Might and Magic.
Some time ago we've ran a similar contest concerning Gothic. You've asked for more of those challenges, so here it is. We've took three screenshots from Might and Magic 6: one, two, three. Your goal is to tell us the names of the locations we've captured. Send us your answers to users-at-gog.com until Thursday, January 14 at 11:59 EDT. If you know the answer for only one image, send it as well - we'll draw 9 free GOG game coupons, 3 for each image. So the more locations you'll guess right, the bigger chances to win a game or even 3 games! Only one entry per user is allowed.
Monday - December 21, 2009
Good Old Games - Holiday Christmas Sale
2009 has been an astoundingly positive year for www.gog.com so they are having a Christmas sale where you can save from 25-40% of nearly all the games in their catalogue. RPGs included in this sale are classics such as Realms of Arkania 1-3, Jagged Alliance 2, Gothic 1-2, Divine Divinity, Fallout and many more. This is their way of saying thanks to the community that made 2009 a great year for Good Old Games.
For good measure, here's the full press release:
GOG.com Discounts More than 170 Classic Games in Holiday Sale DRM-Free Digital Distribution Outlet Celebrates the Season with Great Deals on Games like Fallout, Duke Nukem 3D, Beyond Good & Evil and Many More
Warsaw, Poland - December 21 - Still busy giving away the Tex Murphy 1+2 bundle for free to every registered user, GOG.com (http://www.gog.com) is continuing its seasonal celebration with the launch of a bargain-filled Holiday Sale.
From today until January 3, GOG.com offers up to 40% off nearly every game in its catalogue. Among 171 discounted titles gamers will find Fallout, Duke Nukem 3D and Freespace 2 for $3.98 each, Beyond Good & EvilTM and Heroes of Might and Magic® 3 for $7.49, Jagged Alliance 2 and Sacred Gold for $5.99 and many, many more. The full list of games with discounts, along with recommendations from the GOG.com team, can be found on the promo page found at http://www.gog.com/en/page/xmas09.
"2009 has been an amazing year for GOG.com, during which we've expanded our catalogue to more than 170 games and brought in lots of new users from around the world," said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com.
"This Holiday Sale - along with the free Tex Murphy 1+2 giveaway that's still going until December 24 - is a way for us to give back to the loyal fans that have made our site such a success. It's a great opportunity for them to grab the games they have on their wish-lists and to clear their gaming backlog in advance of 2010, when we'll have lots of amazing announcements that will further cement GOG.com's position as the best place to get classic PC games."The Holiday Sale is on until Sunday, January 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and includes all games from GOG.com catalogue excluding those released in December. Discounts vary from 25% up to 40% off for a game.
Thanks goes to Deadlyus who writes in with the info.
Thursday - December 03, 2009
Good Old Games - Myst Now Available
A little off the rpg track, but for those into older games the classic adventure title Myst revamped into the Myst Masterpeice Edition and other Cyan Worlds titles including Riven are now available at GOG.
Here's the description:
Myst Masterpiece Edition is the remastered, higher-quality version of the original Myst - a first-person graphic adventure game. The story puts you in the shoes of "the Stranger", an otherwise unnamed person who arrived in the strange world, or "Age", soon after reading an unusual book called "Myst". The world appears to be deserted, so the Stranger is left with only one thing to do - explore. Here is where the game truly shines - there are a lot of unique locations to visit, each with a hidden secret waiting to be unraveled. It's not just about exploration, though, as there's an enthralling backstory with multiple endings to discover.
And just for our forums administrator Jaz, the old 3rd person shooter, MDK(Murder Death Kill) is now available there as well.
Tuesday - October 20, 2009
Good Old Games - Realms of Arkania 3 Now Available
Good Old Games adds Realms of Arkania 3: Shadows over Riva to their catalogue completing the Realms of Arkania Trilogy.
Realms of Arknia: Shadows over Riva is a classic RPG game based on a popular German pen-and-paper RPG system The Dark Eye. Once again you take control over a party of heroes to fight evil Orcs and save the people of Aventurien. The third part of the series features an extensive 3D scrolling world which made RPG fans all over the world really excited when the game was released in 1996. To create your band of heroes you can use the detailed statistics system or you can export your party from the prequels! There's no time to waste as the game offers weeks of classic RPG gameplay.
Something sinister is happening in the seaside town of Riva. Brave and honoured warriors refuse to fight the horde of Orcs attacking the city. An evil force preys on their minds and souls. Can your small band of heroes defeat it in time?
The object of the game is to unmask the men behind the scenes, to unriddle secrets and to never fall for the enticements and allures of Evil. Only those who see through truth and lies will survive this adventure.
Good Old Games - Jowood Catalog 30% Off
GoG is having a sale on all of Jowood's games. These include Gothic 2 Gold Edition and Spellforce Platinum. You can buy the whole bundle which includes 8 games for $47.52 or just buy one and still recieve 30% off. The offer is only good till Monday, October 26 at 11:59 PM.
Friday - October 09, 2009
Good Old Games - Ishar & Robinson's Requiem
For the duration of this weekend Good old Games has two role playing series available for a total of $5.98; four games in the Ishar series and two in the Robinson's Requiem series.
I didn't play any of them so I have no opinion on whether this is good or not, but maybe you have!
Thursday - September 24, 2009
Good Old Games - Realms of Arkania 1 & 2 Now Available
Good Old Games adds two more classic rpg's to their catalogue with Realms of Arkania:Blade of Destiny and its sequel ROA2:Star Trail. The third installment, Shadows over Riva is slated for a future release. Price for the two-game bundle is $5.99.
Here's the announcement:
The Realms of Arkania 1+2 pack consists of the games Blade of Destiny and Star Trail. They're both role playing games, based on an actual pen-and-paper RPG system. Similar to the Ishar or Might and Magic series, the games let you lead a party of characters through a 3D environment of towns and dungeons. What makes this game unique among other RPGs are its turn-based combat system, which uses an isometric view and an extensive and detailed statistics system that defines every hero. Both games offer you days of gameplay and, once you finish Blade of Destiny, you can export your party to its sequels. Both games are solid titles in their own right and must-haves for any fan of classic RPG games.
and game overview:
An epic RPG based on the popular German paper & pencil series, "Das Schwarze Auge" (The Dark Eye). Games that draw you in so deeply that the hours slip by like minutes.
The atmospheric old-school feel, interesting game system and character development are fun, but the real strength of this games lies in their cool dungeons, which are chock full of tricks, traps, puzzles, and side events to keep you occupied for a long, long time.
For the download page, click here.
Thursday - September 03, 2009
Good Old Games - Might & Magic 6 Pack LE Now Available
Good Old Games lives up to last month's promo and now has the Limited Edition of New World Computing's classic rpg series, Might & Magic, available in a six pack containing Might & Magic 1-6.
The price is $9.99.
Here's the description:
Might and Magic is a series of first person perspective role playing games, dating back to 1986. The games are fantasy-themed, but there is a bit of science fiction lurking just beyond the veil of sorcery and monsters. In each installment you lead a party of adventurers on various quests, on one of many worlds scattered in the Might and Magic universe. The games use solid mechanics, similar to pen-and-paper RPGs, and offer great character development possibilities. The Limited Edition 6-Pack consists of Might and Magic 1 to 6, plus the bonus adventure Swords of Xeen...
Thanks to forum member mytgroo for the heads up.
Friday - August 21, 2009
Good Old Games - HoMM 2-3 Plus Might and Magic 1-6 Scheduled for Release
Skavenhorde gives us a heads-up that GOG now has the classic turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic II (including the Price of Loyalty expansion) available for download. Continuing with their re-release for current operating systems of the 3DO/New World Computing titles acquired by Ubisoft, they've also announced that HoMM3 and parts 1-6 of the Might and Magic rpg series are scheduled for the near future:
Aug 20, 2009
We're happy to announce an update of the existing catalog of Ubisoft's classics.
The extension of the existing agreement brings more classic Ubisoft titles like Heroes of Might and Magic® 2 Gold Edition, Heroes of Might and Magic® 3 Complete Edition, The Settlers® 2 Gold Edition and the stunning Might and Magic® 6 Limited Edition, which includes parts 1–6 of the landmark RPG series. Already available for all GOG.com users are Heroes of Might and Magic® 2 Gold Edition and The Settlers® 2 Gold Edition for $9.99 each, while the remaining two games will be added in the coming weeks.
Monday - May 04, 2009
Good Old Games - Ishar 1 & 2 Available
I have to admit to having never even heard of these but Joakim writes that GOG has added Ishar 1 and 2 to their stable. Ishar looks something like Eye of the Beholder and the pair are sold together $5.99.
Wednesday - April 01, 2009
Good Old Games - Septerra Core and Free Game
Good old Games has reached its 100 game milestone with the addition of a free game. The 99th game is the TopWare RPG Septerra Core and the 100th game is Teenagent a point and click adventure, which new registered users get to download for free.
Friday - March 27, 2009
Good Old Games - Interview @ Strategy Informer
Strategy Informer talks to Lukasz Kukawski, Marketing & PR Manager for digital download site Good Old Games about their business model, the new Ubisoft additions to their catalogue, DRM, and how things are going for them so far:
Strategy Informer: What is the underlying ethos behind Good old Games?
Lukasz Kukawski: Good Old Games is a digital distribution platform dedicated to classic PC games. What is different about GOG.com and other services, aside of the games catalogue, is that we offer DRM-free games. This means after you buy a game on GOG.com you can download it as many times as you want, install it on all computers that you own, burn it to CD and play it without having an internet connection. It's like a CD version of the game, but without the CD...
Strategy Informer: What games to consider ‘old’ enough to feature in your catalogue? What’s your cut-off point?
Lukasz Kukawski: As for how old game should be to appear on GOG.com, there's no specific rule for it. Simply saying we release games that aren't new, so don't expect the new Dawn of War or Empire Total War. The shelves in game stores are too short to have all games on them, that's why a game that is 6 months old is sometimes hard to get. We want to offer games that are hard or even impossible to find in retail...
Strategy Informer: What are your thoughts on DRM?
Lukasz Kukawski: We are all gamers at GOG.com and frankly saying we hate DRMs implemented in games. We don't think DRM is the best way to fight piracy. You won't find any copy protection that haven't been broken, so this won't stop pirates from getting the games the illegal way. DRM is more of an obstacle for legitimate buyers than people who pirate games, because if you get the pirated version you'll get it stripped from all forms of copy protection and you can do with the game whatever you want...We think that the best way to fight piracy is to offer good games in a reasonable price with cool additional content.
Saturday - January 31, 2009
Good Old Games - Disciples Bundle on Weekend Special
Good Old Games is offering a DRM-free bundle of Strategy First's fantasy turn-based strategy Disciples series, which includes both Disciples:Sacred Lands Gold and Disciples 2:Gold including all the expansions plus Rise of the Elves Gold for $15.99 (5 games/expansions plus bonus soundtrack,artwork and avatars.) If you've already purchased one of these titles from GOG, you can pick up the other for $8.49 on this deal. The offer is good til Monday February 2, and if you register and purchase using the link at the top of this page, the Watch gets a microscopic cut of the proceeds.
Wednesday - January 28, 2009
Good Old Games - Announces Gothic 2 Gold and Spellforce Platinum
Good Old Games and Jowood have signed an agreement where they will add Gothic 2 Gold and Spellforce Platinum in the near future.
JoWood and GOG.com Take Gamers to Hell and Back with Painkiller and More Bloody Good FPS Joins Panzer Elite Special Edition and Other Titles on DRM-Free Classic Games Site
Warsaw, Poland – January 27 – Today GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the best place for digitally distributed, DRM-free PC classics, announced an agreement with JoWood Productions to bring a number of acclaimed titles to the GOG.com games catalogue, starting with Painkiller Black Edition (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/painkiller) and Panzer Elite Special Edition (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/panzer_elite_se). Both games are available today for $9.99 each – as always, DRM-free and guaranteed to work on Vista and XP. Other JoWood games destined for GOG.com include Gothic 2 Gold, Spellforce Platinum, The Guild Gold and Alien Nation.
Painkiller Black Edition is a perfect fit for GOG.com with its old-
school action-heavy gameplay and top-notch visuals. The critically
acclaimed game pits players against hordes of hellacious beasts, with
little more than weapons of incredible destructive power at their disposal. Panzer Elite Special Edition is perfect for armchair generals and generally anyone who’s always wanted to drive a tank but couldn’t stomach the idea of sitting with a couple of other men in the
tank’s steamy, tight and uncomfortable confines. The game allows players to command a platoon of US or German tanks as they relive some of the most intense tank battles of World War II.
Adding JoWood Productions' games is another exciting step toward
becoming the ultimate place for fans of classic PC games,” said Adam
Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “All of these games have
found large fanbases around the world, and we hope that we can show off these great titles to even more people.”
Promoting our games over the GOG.com network is a great opportunity for JoWooD not just to increase sales, but even more to distribute our classic titles to gamers who love to play those “good old games”. As JoWooD has to offer an extensive product line, we are confident that the GOG.com community is a perfect target for our titles", said Georg Klotzberg, Head of Sales of JoWooD Productions.
Painkiller Black Edition (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/painkiller)
and Panzer Elite Special Edition (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/panzer_elite_se) are now available at GOG.com, with the release of other games from JoWood's catalogue planned in the near future. Stay tuned for more news concerning new deals, more new releases and new service features in the upcoming weeks.
Friday - January 16, 2009
Good Old Games - RPG Weekend
This weekend Good old Games have an RPG weekend where all RPGs can be bought with a 15% discount. The following are the list of games that are part of the deal
- Arx Fatalis
- Fallout 2
- Fallout Tactics
- Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus
- Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
- Sacred Gold
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Wednesday - December 24, 2008
Good Old Games - Holiday Specials
GOG.com announces special deals from their catalog of DRM-free good old games. They now offer the following Holiday Special Bundles for $9.98 each: Fallout & Fallout 2; Descent 1, Descent 2, & Descent 3 (including the Mercenary expansion); Stonekeep & Lionheart; Freespace 1 (including the Silent Threat mission pack) & Freespace 2; or MDK & MDK2. They also announce the additions of Patrician 3 and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus to their online store and the addition of an Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee retrospective for your reading pleasure.
Source: Blues News