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.

GOG.com and Atari Team Up to Deliver Classic Gaming

More respect to GOG.com, purveyors of fine classic gaming wares, on their recently announced partnership to deliver games in partnership with Atari.

More respect to GOG.com, purveyors of fine classic gaming wares, on their recently announced partnership to deliver games from Atari.

I plug GOG quite often but they’ve earned it. They keep delivering knockout retro gaming XP/Vista/7 compatible, DRM-free, ridiculously cheap gaming.

Do yourself a favour and check out their games.

GOG.com and Activision to Release Classics

Congratulations to GOG.com inking a deal with Activision! GOG.com is a great source for classic PC games that are inexpensive, DRM-Free and WinXP/Vista/7.

Congratulations to GOG.com inking a deal with Activision! GOG.com is a great source for classic PC games that are inexpensive, DRM-Free and WinXP/Vista/7.

I have a great amount of respect for GOG.com. Their integrity is untainted thus far in their lifetime. Their stance on publishing great classic PC games that are inexpensive and DRM-free is amazing to see in this day and day.

They even release quite a few non-mainstream games (at least not mainstream in this era) like hardcore RPGS or adventures. It’s not all just 3D FPS games. This is both a blessing and a curse. The guys have integrity but waiting for games you really like (if you’re not into hardcore ones) takes a while. Having said that, I think you’ll be pleased with their catalog.

If you’re a Steam user you’re going to love GOG.com. Steam is laced with DRM and lots of expensive games. GOG.com is just the opposite. Find your brand new games on Steam. Find your great classics on GOG.com!

Congratulations GOG.com! Here’s to you guys and a great future!

Worthy: GOG.com

Do yourself a favour and check out GOG.com.

Do yourself a favour and check out GOG.com.

GOG (Good Old Games) specializes in, you guessed it, re-releasing good ol’ games for XP and Vista.

A few highlights:

  • Great, classic games
  • DRM-free
  • Low prices
  • XP/Vista compatible

Once in a while I find something worthy and I don’t mind plugging them at all.

You can find out more at their wikipedia entry.