GOG.com alive and well!

I’m happy to report that GOG’s earlier website shutdown was a “stunt”, admittedly poor, and the truth is they’re relaunching after completing their beta phase. Congrats to GOG, here’s to many, many more amazing titles.

I’m happy to report that GOG‘s earlier website shutdown was a “stunt”, admittedly poor, and the truth is they’re relaunching after completing their beta phase. Congrats to GOG, here’s to many, many more amazing titles.

GOG.com Shutting Down…Or not! (Update 2)

I am saddened to have to report that GOG.com’s front page has been changed to reflect a note that they are shutting down.

Update 2: Looks like it was a publicity stunt, after all. I’m glad GOG is still with us!

Update: Looks like it’s not all bad news. According to sources, the Tom Ohle, GOG PR guy: “As the message on the site says, this doesn’t mean GOG is gone :). We’ll have more to share in the coming days.” Am I glad to hear that! GOG.com is a great service, it would be bad for the industry if they couldn’t make it.

I am saddened to have to report that GOG.com‘s front page has been changed to reflect a note that they are shutting down. From their front page,

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,
GOG.com Team

As frequent visitors will know, I’ve plugged GOG.com a lot! They even have a permanent Worthy link here.

GOG.com was great and one of a kind. I’m really stunned by this news. I hope they come back in some form. What they were doing thus far was absolutely needed in our industry and there’s a big chasm that needs to be filled now they’re gone.

GOG.com releases King’s Quest 1-2-3 Collection

GOG.com has released King’s Quest 1, 2 and 3 as a collection. They had previously released a King’s Quest 4, 5 and 6 collection.

GOG.com has released King’s Quest 1, 2 and 3 as a collection. They had previously released a King’s Quest 4, 5 and 6 collection.

GOG.com releases original Serious Sam – The First Encounter

GOG.com just released Serious Sam – The First Encounter. This is the original version, not the HD version on Steam.

GOG.com just released Serious Sam – The First Encounter. This is the original version, not the HD version on Steam.

GOG.com – Just because they’re awesome.

GOG.com looks to be making some social moves against Steam and its competitors. Check them out. They’re about the only digital download games service with heart and integrity.

GOG.com looks to be making some social moves against Steam and its competitors. Check them out. They’re about the only digital download games service with heart and integrity.

Creation.com – A surprising link

Creation.com has a nifty little feature: A “surprise me” link. Try it out! If nothing on the front page interests you or you think you’ve seen it all, the surprise me feature usually comes up with something fascinating!

Creation.com has a nifty little feature: A “surprise me” link. Try it out! If nothing on the front page interests you or you think you’ve seen it all, the surprise me feature usually comes up with something fascinating!

Most people believe what they hear most

Readers will know I talk about creation and evolution quite a bit. I also read Slashdot.org, which is populated by large numbers of well educated individuals from which, it appears, most do not have a Christian faith or up-bringing. I’ve come to realize something in my back-and-forths on slashdot about creation and evolution: People believe what they most.

Readers will know I talk about creation and evolution quite a bit. I also read Slashdot, which is populated by large numbers of well educated individuals from which, it appears, most do not have a Christian faith or up-bringing. I’ve come to realize something in my back-and-forths on slashdot about creation and evolution: People believe what they hear most.

Evolution gets a huge amount of media coverage. It’s what everybody has been hearing about in classrooms, books, television, radio, music and movies for decades. Consider that one hundred to two hundred years ago, children were being brought up on the Genesis account of creation. They heard it at home. They heard it in school. They heard it in books. They heard it in church. You get the picture.  Atheists have long claimed Christians are unthinking believers – believing only what they have heard. And, you know, they’re probably right in a lot of cases, but, as it turns out, the shoe is on the other foot and what do we see? We see the exact same behaviour.

For the past hundred years or so, Christian families and up-bringings have been less and less the norm, evolution has been taught in our schools, it is taught in our books, movies, music, television, radio and in a myriad of other content. And look what has come of this? Most people doubt, at the very least, the Genesis creation account and, more than likely, just simply believe evolution.

The circle has come full turn and this is the final analysis: People believe what they hear most.

Don’t be one of those people. Read contrarian content. That’s right, read about evolution, read about scientology, read about Buddha, read the Qur’an.

God’s Word is not brittle, it will not fail you at the first mention of controversy. God made us after his own image, intelligent, made to reason and to comprehend. God is not scared that you will find the truth if you read Richard Dawkins or some evolution book. Christianity and its apologetics are stronger and more secure than they’ve ever been, and their information is quicker to access than ever before.

Remember your Christian guides, however, because you are a fallible, insecure human, just like all of us. Remember to pray, read your bible, maintain strong Christian friends, and remember resources like Creation.com.

Go forth, then, in the light and in the strength of the solid foundation of God’s Word and believe not what you hear most but believe instead what is true.