GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

September 21, 2010 -

An update to the Good Old Games web site (gog.com) confirms that the DRM-free classic games portal is closing:

"First of all, we apologize everyone for the whole situation and closing GOG.com. We do understand the timing for taking down the site caused confusion and many users didn't manage to download all their games. Unfortunately we had to close the service due to business and technical reasons.

At the same time we guarantee that every user who bought any game on GOG.com will be able to download all their games with bonus materials, DRM-free and as many times as they need starting this Thursday.

The official statement from GOG.com's management concerning the ongoing events is planned on Wednesday.."

It's a sad day for fans of the site that did support it by buying their favorite games. It will be interesting to see why CD Projekt decided to close the site. More on this story Wednesday.

 


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Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

If its a stunt, it's costing them the 2 years worth of goodwill they built up. I'm someone who could very nearly be described as a GOG fanboy, the fact that I'll now buy a game for the cheapest price rather than automatically buying from GOG (assuming they do come back) really disappoints me

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Rampant speculation (almost entirely unfounded ;) on Bluesnews.com points towards a merger with Steam.  *grin*

The more likely scenario is the game coming out of beta.  There's no logical reason to leave the servers online ad infinitum for users to download their .exe's if you're shutting the company down.  A grace period etc would be more usual.

Also there is this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDRvuKjissQ

I'd say this is a stunt (and judging from a lot of comments, if it is a stunt it's not a well received one..)

 

 

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

They put up a video on YouTube that has a banner for Baldur's Gate. If I recall, Baldur's Gate wasn't on their site previously. They're just screwing with us now.

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Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Most media outlets think this is a publicity stunt based on comments made and updates to the site after the original closing.

It was very odd thing to do if it is a publicity stunt, but I hope for the best.

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Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

My brother did note that the word "Beta" was on the site header for a looong time.

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Gmail had the beta tag for something like 5 years

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Meh, I learn of this site and not a week later it's gone. Hopefully someone else will take up the torch as these games need to live on.

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

I had something like 70 games from them, I know I did my part

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Rise of the Triads
Fallout
Fallout 2
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Arcanum of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

That's what I got. Thanks GoG- you'll be missed.

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

Yeah, I got Fallout 1&2.  I've still got my old box copy of Arcanum -- though I guess I don't know if that actually works on Windows 7.  That was the great thing about GoG, was making sure the games were compatible.

Pity -- it would sure be nice to see somebody else offer a similar service.  I think the market was just too niche.

Best of luck to CDProjekt in their future endeavors.  I love me some Witcher.

Re: GOG Site Update Bears Bad News

The gog.com links to goodolfgames.com.

You will be missed gog. Shame I never bought anything from them though. (If I could

now I probably would)

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