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GOG Galaxy gets a big ol’ client update for finding any game in existance

For the last couple months, GOG has been gathering feedback on the GOG Galaxy mega-games-launcher from its crew of closed beta testers. Today they've opened the gates and let out what they've been working on, the monolithic-sounding GOG Galaxy 2.0 Atlas Update. The update includes a whole lot of organizational possibilities, a Marie Kondo feverdream of clean, tidy sorting options and search tags.  GOG, it…

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GOG now selling Heaven’s Vault, having previously rejected it

Seeing as DRM is a real barrier to the preservation of our cultural history, it's only fitting that the dead-language-translating archaeology 'em up Heaven's Vault is now sold on GOG too. The virtual vendors of vintage (and virgin) video games had originally rejected Heaven's Vault and declined to stock it, but this week chucked a uey and admitted they were wrong. If you want it…

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Toonstruck, starring Christopher Lloyd, is free on GOG

Star-stuffed nineties adventure game Toonstruck is as free as a bird, now, and this bird you can grab in the GOG sale. Go on. Grab that bird. Hold it in your powerful fists. That thing's ancestors were dinosaurs, don't you know? You have basically captured and now have total power over a dinosaur. You have not only outlived every T-Rex to ever exist, but now…

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Obduction free for keepsies in the GOG summer sale

Though summer is weeks away, DRM-free digital games store GOG today kicked off their summer sale. So people will go along with this ridiculous 'summer' charade, they're bribing us all with a free copy of Obduction, the latest explore-o-puzzler from Myst developers Cyan Worlds. Don't worry, pals: if you squint you can still click the button for a freebie without sullying yourself with false summer.…

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GOG announce a last call for Telltale Games leaving on May 27th

The sad saga of Telltale's fall is due one last tragic chapter. GOG have just announced that all of the defunct choose-your-own-adventure studio's games will be de-listed next Monday, May 27th at 11am BST. That includes Telltale's own games like Puzzle Agent, and all three seasons of Sam & Max adventures, as well as licensed games like The Wolf Among Us, Guardians Of The Galaxy,…

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GOG to re-launch Galaxy client as a universal gaming hub

Always ones to have their eye on new niches, GOG - once focused on the preservation and distribution of old DOS games - have just announced that their Galaxy launcher is getting an overhaul. Galaxy 2.0, as they're calling it, claims to keep track of your entire games library whether it's on Steam, Epic, GOG or even consoles, and act as a universal launcher for…

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GOG Star Wars sale celebrates 4th of May

Every year on the 4th of May, Star Was fans celebrate America's National Bird Day and how our avian friends inspired George Lucas to invent spaceships. You'll see Warries swooping through the streets, arms outstretched as they shriek like a Tawny Indiana Eagle (which famously inspired the TIE Fighter). Others spread their fingers to mimic the x-shaped wing profile of the Lothian Gannet (which inspired…

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Zug zug! Warcraft & Warcraft II deployed to GOG

Warcraft may now be a well-regarded name in cinema, but it actually began life as a video game. Cinephiles can explore these origins today in re-releases of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II, two games seminal within the genre we ludophiles call 'click on men to tell them to go fight the other men right now'. Welcome to the world of video games, filmfaces,…

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Diablo summoned onto GOG

Blizzard's seminal 1997 action-RPG Diablo has risen again, this time with a re-release on GOG. Diablo had so far only been sold in boxes, coming as actual physical items you need to touch rather than pure electricity coursing through your taps, and Blizzard stopped manufacturing it long ago so finding the game has been difficult/expensive/of dubious legality. Now here it is, up on GOG, in…

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GOG ending rebates for regional pricing differences

Digital games store GOG will soon stop offering customers store credit equivalent to how much less their purchase would cost in North America, a scheme they call Fair Price Package. It's GOG's solution to the prickly problem of regional pricing, which often means people outside North America end up paying a higher price in their native currency. GOG have themselves been paying for these rebates,…

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GOG lays off a dozen employees, say it’s not cause for alarm

GOG, the DRM-free games store owned by CD Projekt, have confirmed they laid off "around a dozen" people last week. GOG say it's no problem, they're just reorganising, and that they're hiring more than they let go. One of the affected employees has whispered that these layoffs made up 10% of GOG's staff, and that the company may be in more financial trouble than they…

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Star Control: Origins removed from sale as legal battle continues

Stardock's Star Control: Origins has been pulled from sale on Steam and GOG following a copyright claim from the lead developers of the first two games in the spacefaring RPG series. Stardock did file a preliminary injunction to preemptively block any such attempts from Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, but a judge denied that. By releasing Star Control: Origins despite knowing that the copyright…

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GOG makes another offensive tweet, offers non-apology

The digital storefront GOG has yet again tweeted something horrible and stupid. In a (deleted but widely screencapped) tweet on Monday, GOG used the #WeWontBeErased hashtag. The tag is being used in protest of Trump administration's plans to rewrite the legal definition of gender to strip legal protections from those who have changed theirs. Co-opting the tag to promote themselves didn't go down well. The company…

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Chunky retro FPS Project Warlock is out now

Fast and messy Wolfenstein-ish retro FPS Project Warlock is out now. First from Buckshot Software and a temporary GOG exclusive, this is an old-school FPS that takes inspiration from a lot of genre peers, but primarily Doom. Big swarms of expendable monsters, a booming double-barrel shotgun and maze-like levels packed with secret areas. Set across five shareware-inspired worlds with a new look and set of…

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Retro FPS Project Warlock makes its debut on October 18th

Old-school first-person shooters will always be my jam, and Project Warlock has already got my foot tapping. It's a retro FPS by Buckshot Software with chunky Wolfenstein-inspired blocky maps, but more modern-styled combat, and due to make its debut (as a timed GOG exclusive) this Thursday, October 18th. While it's hard to get a feel for the game without playing around with its weapons and…

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Shadow Warrior 2 is free on GOG right now

The rude, crude Shadow Warrior 2 is free to grab on GOG for the next two days. Flying Wild Hog's shooter is a big messy slab of old-school FPS'ing infused with painful jokes (which frequently made me giggle), some Borderlands-ish stat juggling, procedural encounter generation and lots of monsters and cyborgs to mulch. Adam Smith gushed profusely in his review, calling it "anarchic, excessive, ridiculous, occasionally spectacular…

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GOG celebrates its tenth anniversary with a makeover, sale and giveaway to vote on

The store formerly known as Good Old Games is ten years old, and GOG is celebrating by slashing prices on a bunch of games, as you do. The site has also been revamped with a new, wider and roomier design, and there's a vote happening now to decide what game they'll be giving away on October 4th - Shadow Warrior 2, Superhot or Firewatch? Take…

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No Man’s Sky GOG edition not getting multiplayer until later in 2018

Update: GOG are now offering refunds to anyone who owns NMS there, even if they're beyond the 30-day guarantee. GOG take great, finger-pointing pains to say that "Hello Games chose not to offer refunds over missing game content to our users" and this is "entirely at GOG's own cost". I have found it's often best to brew a cuppa, have a ciggy, or stroll round…

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Noclip’s latest documentary charts the rise of GOG

In Noclip's latest documentary, Danny O'Dwyer and his crew follow the path from CD Projekt's origins as a little-known Polish games distributor to running one of the better known games stores. GOG may just be 'Gog' now, but they used to be 'Good Old Games', updating and returning forgotten games to sale and competing against piracy both well-meaning and otherwise.

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The entire Myst series now plays nice with modern PCs

Credit where it's due, while GOG aren't quite as retro-focused as they used to be (now playing the role of a more traditional games store) they've still got that magical touch for making older games work on newer systems. Until today, Cyan World's genre-defining Myst adventure series has been incomplete on PC. One of the big promises of Cyan's big collector's edition kickstarter in April was that…

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