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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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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Orientally Oriented

When a Flare Path Friday falls on Chinese New Year, it’s traditional for all the stories to be Sino centred. Back in 1997 that meant coverage of Taiwan invasion TBS 以臺海兩岸緊張, thoughts on Ding Ding, a work-in-progress Hong Kong tramway sim, and an interview with Implicit Sextant, the team behind heavenly 14th Century fireworks sandbox, The Fire Drake of Fuzhou. Today it means Silent Service…

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Good GOG: More Silly Prices In The Latest Good Old Sale

BUY VIDEOGAMES BUY ALL THE VIDEOGAMES BUY THEM FOREVER... ...is what someone who works at videogame download service might say. I don't work at one of those, so I don't really know why I'm saying it. I suppose I'm generally in favour of the buying of videogames, however. I'm also in favour of videogames being affordable, so the last gasp of mad discounting in the…

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The Flare Path: Reductions Reveille

Wakey-wakey, rise and spend! Jackie is blowing her utility trumpet because she wants the world to know that three old wargames have just had their prices slashed. As conveying detailed sale information with valveless brass instruments is notoriously tricky, it will be left up to Jackie's assistant Jean (Out of picture. Armed with a Glockenspiel 17.) to explain that the games in question are John…

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Good Old Games Gone: Relaunches As GOG.com

Good Old Games is gone. But GOG.com continues on. In light of their starting to take orders for more recent games, the words are gone from their name and only the acronym remains. This comes alongside their new frontpage, the news that they'll be aiming to add three games a week instead of two, an improved downloader, and the addition of The Whispered World, Trine,…

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Bad Old Games: The 7th Guest Is Unleashed Once More

Everyone has at some point taken a pop at the first G of GOG's acronym. Megarace? Postal 2? Alone In The Dark 4? Then just when you want to campaign they should just call it "Old Games", they bring us a Syndicate, a Thief, a Deus Ex. So today's announcement? Which way will it go? Up or down? Great or hate? Pllrrrrrbbbbbbbbb. The 7th Bloody…

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Buffing The Bonehoard: Fixing GOG’s Thief

Now that my initial excitement has waned to a deep, purple coloured throb in the centre of my soul, the stark reality of GOG.com's Thief port has settled in. It runs, which is the big step up from my original version, but it's not widescreen, the resolution is stamp sized, and it's a bit grimy. Fret not, lovely Taffers, for I'm about to tell you…

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GOG, NVIDIA, Frozenbyte, Notch vs SOPA

Expect plenty more of these kinds of updates leading up to next week's web-wide SOPA protests: it's an enormously important issue for the future of the internet and everyone who uses it, so we're giving it our all. Also declaring themselves strongly against the online culture-trashing folly today are Minecraft-makers Mojang, who intend to make a right old song and dance about SOPA next week,…

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And Also: Free Empire Earth On GoG

The thing that I posted about last week, with the free copy of Empire Earth Gold and the 50% off most everything in the Good Old Games back catalogue, is happening right now. So if you somehow have any money left after having been repeatedly mugged by indie bundles, here's where to go. Off you go. Why yes, I am watching as you walk. That's…

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Good Old Games’ Decent New Sale

As I believe Jim wryly observed the other day, increasingly blogging about non-mainstream games entails blogging about non-mainstream games' business strategies. It's bundles, sales and more bundles as far as the eye can see at the moment, and latest to join the ranks of those appealing to the light-walleted is retromancery central Good Old Games. Come Thursday, they're knocking 40% off the price of The…

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Good… New Games? GoG Is Changing

Good Old Games have certainly built themselves a brand. Over the last few years the Polish project has leapt forward from offering a few provincial classics to a really impressive catalogue of games that made the 90s and early 00s interesting. Clearly they've been letting in many more recent games of late, with Fahrenheit appearing last week for example. And they used it to launch…

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Little Big Adventure Revived On GOG

In games-that-I-never-got news, everyone else in the whole world will be delighted to learn that both Little Big Adventures have been secured by Good Old Games. The French adventure platform things have always been adored, but I remember bouncing right off them on repeated attempts to join the cheerful crowds. Perhaps I'll give them yet another go, now they're all set up to play on…

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Meow! GOG Release Wing Commander III

When Good Old Games released their first batch of EA games, it seemed pretty odd that the Wing Commander included was Privateer. Fortunately they've now righted that wrong by previously sticking up Wing Commanders 1 and 2 for $6 for the pair, and today they've added the most famous of the series, Wing Commander III: Heart Of The Tiger. Or as it's more commonly known,…

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Good Old Games Add Good Old EA Games

Good Old Games are once again scooping up the games of the past, dusting off the cobwebs, teaching them about the future ways, and then setting them free into the internets, unfettered by leashes or DRM. And if you've been concerned that their definition of "Good" has been somewhat loose of late, this time they have some true classics. How classic? Pretty much as classic…

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Er, Australia: GoG Drops Geo IP Check

We can bring you news that Good Old Games definitely haven't changed their geo-locating policies in order to get around the Australian censoring or price hikes of The Witcher 2. Under no circumstances have the changes announced last night, that mean customers' IPs will are no longer tracked when making purchases, anything to do with letting Oz, and perhaps even American gamers get full access…

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Good Old Games Has Dragonsphere For Free

Do you ever get that feeling where a memory is almost too strong? I'd entirely forgotten about Dragonsphere, and just a glance at the screenshots sent me reeling. How peculiar. This is all via Good Old Games' latest update, that sees improvements to their downloader, as well as a free copy of Dragonsphere for absolutely everybody. Free!

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GoG Reveals Latest Adventure Releases

On Friday we were playing a guessing game. Why did Good Old Games have police tape up all over their site - a site made out of ASCII? My guess was the Police Quest series. Very sharp-eyed readers noticed the faces in the background and guessed the Zork games. We were all right! Good Old Games have today added to their catalogue both the first…

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