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Good Old Games Are Up To Something

Anyone want to take a guess what those pranksters at Good Old Games are up to now? They've clearly managed to sign up another game they're proud of, and as such have created a rather peculiar version of their site. Police tape blocking off access to an ASCII rendition of the regular front page. Are there clues hidden in the text? Apparently more will appear…

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Tyrian 2000 Free On Good Old Games

Ho ho ho! Tis' the season to be jesus christ it's the 14th already and I haven't started my Christmas shopping. Doomed. Anyway, Good Old Games are having a dirty great Holiday sale and perhaps as a means of driving further interest they've (1) Added scrolling shooter Tyrian 2000 to their catalogue, and (2) Made it available for free. You can get it here. Tyrian…

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Good Old Games Adds Baldur’s Gate II

As expected, Good Old Games have added to their catalogue Baldur's Gate II. Which means they've now got a pretty definitive collection of BioWare and their spin-off's RPGs from the turn of the century. It's the Complete version, which comes with the main game, Shadows of Amn, and the add-on pack, Throne of Baal. At over 200 hours long, it's probably the best ratio of…

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Alive Again! Planescape: Torment On GoG

They said it couldn't be done. We're still not sure how it was done, but we called it. One of the most infamously impossible to release games of all time is now available to play on modern PCs. Good Old Games are probably forgiven all their recent naughty doings by securing one of the finest RPGs of all time, Planescape: Torment. It's $9.95, and just…

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Re-Retrospective: Planescape: Torment

This retrospective post was originally published on RPS in 2007, and we repost it here to celebrate the arrival of Planescape: Torment on Good Old Games. It was first written by Kieron for PC Gamer. Some spoilers follow, but nothing absolutely critical. Ignored by the gaming press upon release, only receiving warmish reviews that stopped well short of open adulation and the victim of one…

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Only So Many Good Old Games?

This excerpt from a hefty interview with Good Old Game's Guillaume Rambourg caught my eye... "The thing is, I believe we are running after roughly 200 good old games, and then I think the PC catalogue will be pretty much packed. There are only so many good old games. 450, 500 and then I think we'll be done." Which does make sense, as long as…

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Monkeying Around: Those GoG Videos

While the actual video for the - er- somewhat memorable press conference hasn't actually found its way online yet, GoG have released a series of videos explaining what's going on with the site, including one where they dress as monks and beg for forgiveness. In case you want to share the experience. Yes.

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Good Old Games Gets New, Relaunches

So what is going on at Good Old Games? The press conference is in full flow, and the company has announced... it was a hoax. Quite possibly one of the most ill-advised hoaxes imaginable. The site will continue on, completely rewritten and no longer in beta, with a few new features and some new games. There's all the details below. More details will be added,…

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Outcast, Master Of Orion Arrive On GoG

Good Old Games has a page where you can nominate classic games you'd love to see appear on their site. Then if others agree, they can vote to support this game. The theory being, the more votes, the more interest GoG realises there is in procuring the rights to a particular game. There's some naive voting going on, with people asking for games that are…

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First Two Tex Murphy Games Free On GoG

You know what some people are wrong about? The Tex Murphy games. Some people are way wrong about them, because they incorrectly think that the inclusion of FMV and old fashioned adventure gaming means something is automatically bad. In fairness it's not a poor rule to live by - it's pretty much true otherwise. But not for Tex. The Tex Murphy games managed to both…

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MegaBiff! It’s MegaRace

It's always fun to see what relics will appear on Good Old Games next. Plundering the PC gaming archives, they pull out a Duke Nukem 3D or a Stonekeep, and suddenly you're back in the mid 90s, the blocky graphics and absence of physics are immediately forgotten, and you're having a damned great time. And then there's MegaRace. It's fascinating to see it appearing -…

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Old-Fashioned Misogyny: Duke 3D on GoG

It's always fun to hear about what new retro sweetmeat has found its way to Good Old Games' DRM-free servers - to sigh and think of times gone by, to think of how silly our hair was in 1995 and to wonder whether the Manic Street Preachers would be any good today if Richie hadn't gone missing. Today, it's the turn of Duke Nukem 3D,…

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Retro: Sacrifice

[With Good Old Games' launch meaning that Sacrifice is once again available to buy, I thought I'd republish this old piece on RPS. A version of it originally appeared in PC Gamer as part of their Long Play series, but it's lived at my blog for a couple of years too. This version has a few tweaks to make more time-appropriate.] Sacrifice makes me sad.…

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GoG For All! Yes, Even You, Stinky

At last - Good Old Games, the lovely, cheapie, DRM-free (DON'T SAY A BLOODY BORING WORD ABOUT BLOODY BORING DRM) download service specifically dedicated to olde worlde classics of PC gaming - and often out of print ones at that - has finally thrown open its doors to the whole wide world. It's no longer a closed beta, but an open beta - by which…

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Good Old Games Give Good Old Answers

We briefly mentioned Good Old Games yesterday, but if you've not heard of it then... well, suffice to say, if you're the kind of fellow who reads this site regularly, then GoG's mooted catalogue of classic game downloads is going to make you a very excited wee PCophile. The retrocentric digi-store, offering DRM-free, cheapie downloads of the likes of Fallout, Sacrifice and Operation Flashpoint, isn't…

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