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docodine 20th September 2010, 10:34 Quote
It's a darn shame that such a unique service is gone, though I would embrace them with open arms if they return, even with DRM.

EDIT: Just read the main GoG news article, doesn't seem like they're gone at all. I feel manipulated :p
PQuiff 20th September 2010, 11:18 Quote
Total Annihilation : that is all!
dispie 20th September 2010, 11:42 Quote
I never known this existed, if i did i would have baught that store empty i mostly play old games because new ones are just not affordable.

DRM grr grrr the killer of fun
REMF 20th September 2010, 11:59 Quote
i love GoG, and hope they are only updating the service rather than closing it down.
V3ctor 20th September 2010, 12:48 Quote
Now where can I buy Duke Nukem 3D? to work on Win7? :(
the-beast 20th September 2010, 13:24 Quote
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...available from as little as absolutely zilch, and never more than $9.99 USD.

+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!
Skelebob124156 20th September 2010, 13:58 Quote
This better be a bloody joke, in fact it probably is considering they added a game only last week, if it is a joke GOG this seriously isn't funny. If it's not a joke, how could they have shut down their business was doing really well in fact I bought 4 games of there only 2 weeks ago.
FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
sear 20th September 2010, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by PQuiff
Total Annihilation : that is all!
Heck yes, the GOG.com release of Total Annihilation is the best one - ever, actually, because it's all one installer, and it actually has a properly working soundtrack despite having no audio CD included, a problem that all other versions of the game had and greatly suffered for.
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Now where can I buy Duke Nukem 3D? to work on Win7? :(
Just wait for GOG.com to come back - it sounds like this closure is a marketing ploy.

Beyond that, if you have original CDs, floppy disks, etc., then you can either use DOSBox or (much preferred) get the EDuke32 mod along with numerous high-res textures, 3D models, remastered sound, and play the game in glorious 1080p with full 3D, coloured lighting and high-quality audio.
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+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!
At least they don't charge you extra for not living in North America, unlike some digital distribution platforms. They actually go to great pains to stop publishers from ripping their players off. The currency conversion charge sucks, but that's the bank, not GOG.com.
Ross1 20th September 2010, 15:11 Quote
Longest journey eh? i probably would have bought that if I had known the site existed. I guess once it comes back then I can grab it.
the-beast 20th September 2010, 15:44 Quote
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+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!
At least they don't charge you extra for not living in North America, unlike some digital distribution platforms. They actually go to great pains to stop publishers from ripping their players off. The currency conversion charge sucks, but that's the bank, not GOG.com.

True, I don't blame GOG for it but its still important to me as it means some games in the end are not as cheap as they could be and come very close if not slightly exceed the £4.99 that Sold Out Software charge ( http://www.sold-out.co.uk/ ) for some titles.
Sleepstreamer 20th September 2010, 16:22 Quote
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Total Annihilation : that is all!

How the hell did I miss that :/
DbD 20th September 2010, 16:56 Quote
Prefer it if they just stuck the games on steam - then I have a nice easy purchase and update mechanism. I don't really care that steam has drm, just sell me the game for a few quid and make sure you keep it up-to-date so it installs and works properly for windows ??? and I'll be happy.
DragunovHUN 20th September 2010, 18:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by PQuiff
Total Annihilation : that is all!

How the hell did I miss that :/
Seriously, i didn't know gog had TA!
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Prefer it if they just stuck the games on steam - then I have a nice easy purchase and update mechanism.

Oh yeah because abandonware gets updated all the time, right?
GameStreamer 20th September 2010, 18:47 Quote
GOG offered a great service, and we hope they're back soon. In the meantime, GameStreamer has DRM-free games, too!
DbD 20th September 2010, 19:52 Quote
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Oh yeah because abandonware gets updated all the time, right?

I thought fairly obviously by "they" you would know I was talking about gog being as they are who this article is about! Who did you think the "they" was referring too?
PingCrosby 20th September 2010, 20:00 Quote
Bloody shame, hope they re-emerge.
Jim 20th September 2010, 20:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by the-beast
+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!

If you get the right bank account, you won't get charged. Don't really see where the issue is here, it's your choice who you bank with.
triprunner 20th September 2010, 21:12 Quote
bought a few games from them in the past, as steam is a constant rip off (blood bowl 16 quid!) real shame to see them go, prolly the big DRM players ran them out of business...
runadumb 21st September 2010, 02:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by the-beast
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...available from as little as absolutely zilch, and never more than $9.99 USD.

+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!

I purchased Duke 3D last week and had no such charge. Your bank is screwing you.

Good article (although odd timing) I hope they will make a comeback soon.
jon 21st September 2010, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by PQuiff
Total Annihilation : that is all!

How the hell did I miss that :/

10+ years later, and I still have all four CD's, and it runs under Win7 (32-bit) just fine.
eddtox 21st September 2010, 19:22 Quote
I love the idea of GOG. But if they re-emerge with DRM, they might as well not bother.
somidiot 21st September 2010, 19:55 Quote
@PQuiff: Total annihilation works on my netbook with win7 with my original install discs. ....

I'd really like to see the site come back with a revamped method for requesting your favorite title. I think that that feature would help bring back some cult classics.

I'd really like to see it DRM free since I'd be more willing to buy from them. I'm trying to spread the gog love with everyone I know that plays games.
the-beast 22nd September 2010, 08:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by the-beast
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...available from as little as absolutely zilch, and never more than $9.99 USD.

+ what ever the currency conversion charge by the bank is. (£1.50 @ the time of my last GOG purchase)

The currency conversion charge my not be GOG's fault but it needs to be taken in to account when paying!

I purchased Duke 3D last week and had no such charge. Your bank is screwing you.

Good article (although odd timing) I hope they will make a comeback soon.

Stupid bank :(
iiee 24th September 2010, 17:24 Quote
Gog is easily my second favourite digital download provider after steam if for no other reason than they stock the high point of the wing commander style military space sim Freespace 2. Which if you haven't played it is one of the greatest games every made period and still has a reasonably strong modding commuinity who are still improving the graphics and engine 12 years after the game was released.
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