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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #100 on: October 18, 2012, 07:52:14 PM »

Yeah, and it's not all old stuff, either.  Witcher 2 and shit.

And according to Wikipedia, the OSX release date for Witcher 2 was...October 18, 2012.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #101 on: October 18, 2012, 08:11:25 PM »

Never change, CDProjekt RED
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2012, 07:51:54 AM »

In case you didn't notice, GoG is having their winter sale.

Unrelated to GoG but related to old games, someone made an automapper for Eye of the Beholder 1 and 2.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #103 on: December 20, 2012, 06:31:27 AM »

Some EA games just got their expansion packs. You just have to reinstall the package from the website.

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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2013, 11:26:33 AM »

System Shock 2 finally available for legal purchase; ten dolla.

Rock Paper Shotgun runs down the rights tangle that GOG had to unravel to get it.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #105 on: February 15, 2013, 01:29:31 PM »

Also: RPG sale.  Both Witcher games half off, with Torchlight, Divine Divinity, and Gothic in there too.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #106 on: February 15, 2013, 03:42:11 PM »

And Septerra Core!
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2013, 05:08:50 PM »

yay.

septerra fucking core.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2013, 05:13:27 PM »

System Shock 2 finally available for legal purchase; ten dolla.

One of my all time favorite games. I knew about the legal hoops they had been jumping through. My physical copy broke a few months ago and I was pretty upset about it.

I literally almost cried when I saw that it is available now.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #109 on: February 18, 2013, 05:51:26 PM »

GOG's trying a new pricing scheme on some games.  The idea is that they want to convince publishers that if they sell games for cheaper, they'll make up the difference in volume.

Prices changed from $5.99 to $3.99:
Alien Shooter, Celtic Kings, Commandos Ammo Pack, Constructor, Empire Earth, Knights and Merchants, Litil Divil, Lords of Magic, Lords of the Realm, Mobile Forces, Myst: Masterpiece Edition, Outcast, Personal Nightmare, Realms of Haunting, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Simon the Sorcerer, Waxworks.

Prices changed from $9.99 to $6.99:
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death, Ceville, Evil Genius, Haegemonia Gold Edition, King's Bounty, Moto Racer 3, Red Baron Pack, Shadowgrounds, Sherlock Holmes, The Incredible Machines, Warlords Battlecry 3
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2013, 06:10:13 PM »

There are a bunch of games on there that I'd pick up if they weren't priced like first-runners.  Not any of those though.

GoGGOG is good about sales though, so biding my time as usual.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #111 on: February 18, 2013, 10:00:21 PM »

Much like the first tier of that Interplay sale, this is another promotion frontloaded with shit. There are a few gems in there, but not really a good sample if they want to prove that people will buy more at a cheaper price.

Rollercoaster Tycoon for 4 bucks though. :profit:
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #112 on: February 18, 2013, 11:16:54 PM »

Myst is probably the biggest game for a general audience they've got on the site, though not necessarily the biggest game for people who would buy from GOG.  That's the main thing - I'm not sure they target their demographic very well.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2013, 09:44:48 AM »

Well, and the trouble with being a middleman is that they've got to talk the publishers into going along with every little thing.

They've already talked them into releasing DRM-free games, selling them for relatively cheap, and slapping a compatibility layer around them.  That's no small thing.

Talking about price changes isn't easy, and I expect that, while their business is pretty high-margin, it still doesn't make a WHOLE lot of money -- so they don't have a whole lot of advertising budget either.  Given all that, I think they're actually doing a fantastic job; people know who they are, they're making decent money, and they're constantly expanding.

You're right that the people who played Myst in the 1990's aren't their audience -- and I don't think it would be worthwhile to spend the advertising budget on trying to court that audience.  As for "traditional" gamers who like old games and care about DRM, well, I think they've done a pretty decent job of courting those guys (us guys) -- they've got System Shock 2, fer chrissakes.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #114 on: February 19, 2013, 10:54:20 AM »

Wow, and I just found out they operate out of Greece.

In that context, "making money" is very impressive.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2013, 11:03:50 AM »

Hm -- I'd assumed it was based in Poland like its parent company.

Via Wikipedia, it's based in Cyprus, which isn't actually part of modern Greece but may as well be for purposes of discussing its economy.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2013, 11:24:14 AM »

Yeah, like Thad said, it's a wholly owned subsidiary of CD Projekt RED. Maybe servers are cheap in Cyprus? Who knows.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2013, 12:04:28 PM »

So what's the recommended list for "Good old Star Wars rpgs?" and the chronological order you're supposed to play them in? Not sure I'm going to pick those up, but I'm in the mood for maybe some kind of sci-fi RPG and ME3 still isn't on Steam, and I presume there'll be some kind of bundle sale for that eventually. KOTOR? Jedi Exile thing? I think there's also further Kyle Katarn games after DF2:JK, but I dunno if they're any good?

I've got to get some new vidja game going. Family stuff notwithstanding, I was so bored today that I started going through my work emails at home.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2013, 12:10:43 PM »

But I lent you Warcraft III. I thought you were gonna play that until your brain crawled out your ear and strangled you to death.
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Re: Good Old Games
« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2013, 01:48:24 PM »

I played the first two levels and was all like "Ahhhhh maybe not".
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