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Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball bounce onto GOG

Game preservation is a subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up with PC games (I didn't get my first console till my teens), I lost count of how many floppy disks I've seen lost to the natural magnetic entropy of our world. As such, it's always worth celebrating when someone untangles the red tape and strikes a deal in order to re-release some…

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Digital deals so far this week

We've hit the mid-point of the week and the see-saw of time is about to tip forward and hurtle us towards the weekend at an alarming rate. Perhaps more ominously, we will also be hurtling towards the litany of PC gaming Black Friday deals that are headed our way in a fortnight's time. Before then, however, the deals aren't slowing down one bit and there's…

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Stronghold HD: Free with every meninist fever-dream

We might be drowning in big-budget games this month, but GOG reckon that you should spare a thought for the venerable old gems that brought us here. They're doing another of their giveaways today, and this time it's a double: Castle building/besieging RTS Stronghold HD, and A.D. 2044, a Polish point-and-click adventure from 1996 that I must admit no familiarity with. I know! Let's make this…

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The Witcher turns 10 years old and celebrates with a big sale

Somehow, our lad Geralt's video game adventures have turned ten years old this week. That's ten years of slaying monsters as the silver fox with cat-eyes. Ten years of werewolves, dragons, unicorns, romances and politics, usually all at the same time. Ten years of articles debating how much sex in a video game constitutes too much. To celebrate the series' tenth anniversary, you can pick…

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GOG’s 2K sale features old school X-Com among others

Over at GOG, the reduced-price trips down memory lane continue, only this week there's a whole lot more X-Com. Specifically, this week's GOG sale range focuses on a lot of 2K's older franchises, particularly from the strategy genre. The entire original run of X-Com games can be found here for less than £2 / $2 each, which is nigh-impossible to not recommend. Then there is…

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GOG’s new sale is kind of a Big Deal

Despite having hosted a range of discounts each and every week of the year so far, GOG clearly feels like it's never enough. As of yesterday, the site launched the Big Deal Sale, offering over 200 titles with discounts of up to 90%. Besides the on-the-nose title of the sale itself, there are a number of historically low prices on selected games involved here as…

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Get up to 3 free games when you spend £12 / $15 in GOG’s Weekly Sale

This week, GOG is offering up a trio of free games when you spend $5, $10, and $15 in its Weekly Sale range. You'll get to pick which game you want when you hit each tier and the codes will be sent out via email next week. The games up for free are Kyn, Tropico Reloaded and Breach & Clear: Deadline Rebirth, and the Weekly…

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Deadlight free on GOG as lucky dip sale starts

It's never been easier to buy things you don't want. Back in the day, random purchase enthusiasts would tour village fêtes to play lucky dips and tombolas. Hardcore 'luckers' (as they called themselves) would even visit Argos to order random item numbers. Now with subscription services delivering boxes of tat to your door monthly and loot crates offering random skins for video games, it's never…

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Homeworld: Cataclysm re-emerges as Emergence

Homeworld: Cataclysm, the standalone expansion to Relic's splendid spacefaring strategy game, has popped up on GOG after years of not being sold anywhere. Though the original Homeworld and its sequel were rereleased and remastered in 2015, playing Cataclysm has been the preserve of pirates and that 'physical media' rabble. No more! Homeworld: Cataclysm can be yours for £7, though it is now renamed Homeworld: Emergence…

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GOG launches summer sale (in spring)

Those wild rebels of GOG have once again denied the majesty of the astronomical calendar, launching their big summer sale while it's still spring. Over one thousand games are discounted, and buying anything will also get you a free copy of Rebel Galaxy - a spaceship shooter our Brendan liked enough for it to be a fair freebie. If you don't know where to start…

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May the 2nd be with us: GOG launch Star Wars sale

Update: Er, GOG say they got a bit mixed-up and over-generous with the sale. Some of the games are now more expensive. Details follow at the bottom of this post. GOG have launched a big sale on their catalogue of DRM-free Star Wars games, with discounts of 77% on everything from X-Wing to Jedi Knight. Several of them are fantastic video games. Some are good.…

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Saints Row 2 is free on GOG right now

It's Saints Row a go-go round GOG today as the store celebrates more of Volition's wacky open-world crime 'em ups arriving DRM-free on its virtual shelves. Some Saints games have been on GOG for ages but now the lineup is complete with the addition of Saints Row 4 (the one where you're the President of the USA) and Gat out of Hell (the one in…

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GOG Galaxy adding cloud saves, for old games too

Cloud saves and built-in screenshotting -- two of my favourite Steam favourites -- are coming to GOG Galaxy, the optional client from the virtuous virtual vendor of video games. Never needing to hunt down and back up saves or install FRAPS (or whatever the heck kids use these days) is still such a wonderful convenience. These features and more will come to GOG Galaxy when…

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GOG’s big spring sale has started, is great

You'd think I should have learned that spring follows winter but no, spring is almost here and here I am surprised again. GOG are so keen for spring to arrive that they've launched a spring sale a fortnight early (astronomical seasons rule ok). Over 500 games are on sale from today through to Sunday, including some real crackers. GOG don't just do old games these…

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Hidden & Dangerous rescued and re-released by GOG

Like a child who clambers up a drainpipe onto the roof of a crotchety neighbour and becomes a hero cheered by the assembled masses as she flings down years of lost footballs and frisbees, deflated and sun-bleached but still treasured, GOG have rescued another two games from the digital gutter. This time, it's the Hidden & Dangerous games. They're a pair of tactical squad-based World…

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Make yourself at Rome: Caesar I and II now on GOG

The boys and girls at Good Aul Games have added the ancient ancient city-builder games Caesar and Caesar II to their roster of classics, along with their Chinese counterpart Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom which is less ancient (released in 2002) but still ancient (set 3000 years ago). For years, the only way to buy 'em was to track down a second-hand CD copy.…

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Feature: When flight sims were for everyone

Stunt Island, a vital piece of PC gaming history, is back

SWAT 4 isn't the only golden geriatric to fetch up on GOG lately, you know. Stunt Island joined the ranks of olden wunderkinds on the Steam alternative late last year, but we were too knee-deep in festive fractiousness to cover it at the time. I don't want to just ignore the charming and ambitious flight sim-meets-movie-making game, so let's do this now.

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Bit early: GOG launches Black Friday sale

Black Friday starts earlier every year, I swear. Commercialisation has ruined this heartwarming American family holiday. Black Friday, I'm sure you know, is named after the wide-brimmed black cockel hats the Founding Dads wore to conceal their identities as they shoved for cheap Big Bang Theory DVD box sets. We've already looked a lot of Black Friday hardware and game deals and now GOG have…

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