Shhhh: Omerta First Up In GOG Giveaway

By Adam Smith on June 24th, 2014 at 3:31 pm.

If rambunctious crowds have suddenly taken to the streets around your home, chances are it’s because of the GoG.com summer sale. The site has kicked things up a gear by naming the next portion of its event ADRENALINE RUSH. I hate using the word ‘event’ but sales are about more than discounting products, which is why the Steam one seems like a weird competition that doesn’t make any sense at all.

The ADRENALINE RUSH has a suitably eager description – “A TIDE OF 30 FLASH SALES AT ONCE · 4 SECRET FLASH-GIVEAWAYS · 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT”. The first of the giveaways is Omerta: City Of Gangsters, which I didn’t entirely dislike. Rather cheekily, the freebie doesn’t take over the top of the page – looks like you’ll have to scan throught he entire list as the 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT continue if you want to find the next free games.

There’s only half an hour left to grab Omerta so don’t waste time looking for details down here. I have nothing more to say.

Well, I suppose I could show you what a real adrenalin rush looks like. Forget your zorbing and your snowboarding.

Bully!

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  1. skyturnedred says:

    I’ve been on the fence about getting this for a long time, guess the time for excuses is over.

    • dontnormally says:

      How long did the sale run…? If it was an hour or longer, why bother letting us know at the half-hour mark? I am now just annoyed.

      • Darth Gangrel says:

        Torchlight 1 free for the next 2 hours. I bought mine directly from the devs years ago, but snatched it on GoG anyway, since redownloading it using a code I got in a confirmation mail from the devs is trickier and I’m not even sure I still have that code.

  2. Soulstrider says:

    Hmm the game is at normal price for me, no free giveaway.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I was checking the store page, thanks guys.

    • Luke says:

      If you go to the game page itself, it is at normal price. There is a link on the front page about halfway down, from which it is free.

    • doodler says:

      You can’t search for it, that has it at full price. You got to find it listed on the front page, it should say free there for the next hourish. Not sure if you have to be logged in or not but I would be to be sure. The price button will say free and it will add it to your account in minutes.

  3. Wulfram says:

    Why do they have to make their sales so annoying?

    edit: I shouldn’t be so grumpy about free stuff, I know.

    • Gnoupi says:

      Well the sale itself is easy, it’s a page with lots of things for a cheaper price.
      The free stuff is hidden in the middle of the deals page, so you have to check them too, in a way.

      Seems smart enough, and not so annoying for free stuff.

      • Wulfram says:

        The sale itself is annoying because it’s all short term flash sales. Though it’s not as bad as there previous “insomnia” sales.

        • Hahaha says:

          In both cases what was on sale was repeated multiple times, this time you can even see the games that are going to be coming up. Steam even do something that is nearly the same.

      • zind says:

        You can also just use your browser’s text search feature (usually Ctrl-F) and search for “free”.

    • rpsKman says:

      I agree. I love GOG, but this is just lame. If you want to get people to sub to the newsletter, fine, but rewarding people who stay scotched to their website is just dumb.

  4. Drake Sigar says:

    And all the DLC seems to be in the pack too.

    • doodler says:

      All but the latest Japanese Incentive one, which I would recommend if you enjoy the base. At 3.75 its hard not to justify since you got the base game free :P Make sure you actually enjoy the game though, not for everyone but this does add some of the variety he seemed to want in the original rps review

      • defunct says:

        That’s the hard part. I don’t know if I’ll have any time at all to play the game to find out if I want to get the DLC. And if I DO, it’s going to be a very short time.

        Oh, BTW, THANKS for pointing out the free game! I’ve been watching the GOG front page like a hawk for several days now, but missed that there was another free game available!

        edit: oh, well. never got to find out if I liked it at the 3.75 price. Now I get to find out if I like it at 7.50. And failing that, which I probably will, it will return to 15 bucks. Which I guess was the idea! Get the people hooked on a game then they want the DLC which they’ll pay full price for.

  5. Janichsan says:

    Is this really the first one? When they started the sale, it also was possible to get Magrunner for free. (Although that admittedly wasn’t that secret a giveaway, since it was announced in the GOG newsletter…)

  6. wakham says:

    This wasn’t the first free game during this sale. Magrunner: Dark Pulse was up for grabs when the sales started.

  7. Crane says:

    Just spotted this advert on the page discussing the treatment of women in Rainbow Six.
    (I would have posted it there, but the comments don’t seem to be working…)

    “Top 10 Hottest Females On HBO!” – http://imgur.com/zqo6Dn0

    Perhaps you should vet your adverts more? Kinda undermines your moral highground when you’re supporting this sort of thing by letting them run those here.

    • Brinx says:

      The screenshot actually says ‘fittest’, I’m guessing as in ‘survival of the fittest’, because Arya will survive anything. (I hope.)

    • Martel says:

      Remember they have nothing to do with their ads, that’s a different company.

      • MartinWisse says:

        There are ads?

      • Hahaha says:

        So why don’t they step up and actualy run the ads themselves or I don’t know talk to which ever ad pushers they are with and sort something out?

        • frightlever says:

          The Eurogamer guys handle their ad sales. I expect RPS would rather stick to writing articles and not get bogged down in business administration. Probably a good thing. Do you really want somebody on board telling them how they should be focussing their copy to maximise advertiser returns?

          • Great Cthulhu says:

            It really doesn’t matter who’s responsible for putting those ads there. The only thing that matters is that if RPS is serious about taking a stand against sexism, then they can’t go around showing sexist ads. That’s just common sense.

            Now, I’m sure that whoever is responsible for the ads can make sure that similar ones won’t reappear. But RPS will have to take it up with them, because I doubt the ad-people read the forums here.

  8. msd23 says:

    Cheers guys!

  9. Martel says:

    Awesome, thanks for posting this, I would have missed it.

    30 minutes left!

  10. Fartango says:

    I think I missed it.

  11. Shooop says:

    Can’t find it anywhere on the damn page. Must be over.

  12. Lex says:

    Damn, that what I get for only checking the shops like steam and gog at 7 p.m. -.-

  13. caff says:

    You should all be buying Kentucky Route Zero.

    • rpsKman says:

      Is that the game that will be finished whenever they feel like not making something else instead?

      • MkMax says:

        the only thing better than a preorder is a dateless preorder

        kidding aside, imho wait until the xmas sale when it will be at 60-70% and will be missing 1 act instead of 2 (if we are lucky)

      • doodler says:

        I think you’re referring to Towns but I’m not fully informed either…

  14. bills6693 says:

    Didn’t find it (?!, maybe its ended?) but have picked up Nexus: The Jupiter Incident for $2. Considering I broke my portable disk drive (I’m on a laptop) after only half a dozen missions, and only had it on disk, I’m happy to pay $2 for the chance to actually play it.

  15. SillyWizard says:

    Oh shit — I can’t find this free copy of Omerta, but Kentucky Route Zero is 50% off.

  16. MkMax says:

    still life 2 is the second free game, about 2 hours left

  17. YogSo says:

    The second flash giveaway is Still Life 2. There’re a couple of hours left.

    Edit: Oh, ninja’d by MkMax.

  18. Hahaha says:

    Torchlight up now

  19. malkav11 says:

    I’m a little miffed that they chose to do the free game portion of the promo during a weekday at what are office hours for we Americans, guaranteeing I’d have no access since my work blocks game-related websites with a filter. (I assume including some other sorts of websites as well, but I have no interest in doing that sort of thing at work, thank you very much.)

    I mean, it’s been pretty mediocre games, but I was curious about Omerta and free’s a no-brainer. Oh well.

    • Alien426 says:

      Office hours? That would be welcome for me. It’s the middle of the night and I got up to refresh the GOG.com site. I got Still Life 2 and Torchlight earlier, but now I woke up and found nothing…

  20. J. Cosmo Cohen says:

    Is there any way to redeem a code on GOG? If not, would anyone like Torchlight? I looked over my games list thinking I already had it, didn’t see it, and clicked the free game button. Apparently, I did have it though because they’ve sent me a gift of it.

    If you’re interested, it looks like I need an email address to send it to.

    • Defender says:

      I’m late to the party but I wish I didn’t miss out on Torchlight. If you’ve still got that free copy (and still check this post), I’d love it! My address that I’m willing to post on the whole of the internet is blahlahahh at hotmail point com (yes, it’s mostly a junk mail account).

  21. Frank says:

    Hey, quit that. I don’t want to hear about a sale just after it’s ended.

    kthxbai

  22. MkMax says:

    these gog sales with short time frames are exhausting, i wish they stopped with that

    with the steam one i know i can check when i wake up, when i come back from work and before going to sleep knowing i didnt miss anything

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