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Atari joins GoodOldGames

Atari joins GoodOldGames

1999 action-adventure classic Outcast is among the titles that Atari has bought to GoodOldGames today.

CD Projekt has announced that Atari is the latest publisher to sign up and start making it's older games available to buy from it's digital distribution storefront, GoodOldGames.

The announcement coincides with CD Projekt's Spring Conference, as well as the announcement that the Syberia series is being made available on GOG.com.

The initial line-up of Atari titles that will be available on GoodOldGames include Master of Orion, Master of Magic and the 1999 classic Outcast, each of which will be available to buy shortly.

This is a great step forward for GOG.com and DRM-free digital distribution,” said Marcin Iwinski, Co-Founder of CD Projekt and GOG.com.

This deal is really just the first step in what we expect will be a long and fruitful relationship. Atari has a tremendous number of cult classics within their grasp, and we hope to sign these in a near future!

GoodOldGames specialises in selling classic PC games that have been modified to run on modern systems. All of the 200+ available games come without any DRM whatsoever and usually a handful of extra content, such as downloadable soundtracks. Games are cheap too - falling into either $9.99 USD or $5.99 USD price bands.

Outcast is definitely a cult classic that we're very fond of - so much so that we listed it in our 'Best Games You've Never Played' article a while back. Let us know what games you'd like to see on GOG.com in the forums.

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Veles 25th March 2010, 15:09 Quote
Oooo, always good to see more gogs being released
theskirrid 25th March 2010, 15:15 Quote
Woot, nice one.

Still working down memory lane with cast of Blakes 7 and Hostile Waters from GOG. Nostalgia overload FTW.
thehippoz 25th March 2010, 15:17 Quote
=]
Blademrk 25th March 2010, 15:27 Quote
I'm hoping GOG add the 7th Guest at some point, it's still my favourite classic game.
Also the classic Bullfrog games Syndicate/Syndicate Wars/Dungeon Keeper etc... (although it's unlikely EA will ever allow that to happen)
pbryanw 25th March 2010, 15:49 Quote
W-00t - Master of Magic on GoG. The amount of time I wasted/spent on that during my teenage years. Now I can relive it all again :)
proxess 25th March 2010, 15:59 Quote
And waste more time!!! <3
sicone 25th March 2010, 16:52 Quote
I still have my Master of Magic and Master of Orion CD's!
Zurechial 25th March 2010, 17:57 Quote
Great news!
Hopefully we'll see more actual classics appearing on GoG, rather than the bargain-bin stuff that shows up just a little too often on it for my tastes in between the bigger releases.

I find the extra content (particularly the soundtracks) and convenient single-file downloads reason enough to buy games from GoG instead of Steam, on top of the price advantage.

The lack of DRM is also a plus - I just hope that they're actually bringing in decent profits and aren't suffering too much from piracy.
Gunsmith 25th March 2010, 18:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
The lack of DRM is also a plus - I just hope that they're actually bringing in decent profits and aren't suffering too much from piracy.

I dont think it is tbh, ive never come across one of thier releases online.
knuck 25th March 2010, 19:33 Quote
good site. Didn't know about it before but it's quite interesting
runadumb 25th March 2010, 21:59 Quote
I played through most of outcast with only the pistol. Didn't even realize you could buy different weapons till way way late in game haha. I got really close to the end, some pyramid puzzle but a bug stopped it from working. Looked it up in a guide to see if I was doing anything wrong but I wasn't so had to abandon it. Hmmmm, I may revisit it, been a very long time.

Im going to Youtube it now. Its bound to be there, everything ever is on that site haha
Evildead666 25th March 2010, 23:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by theskirrid
Woot, nice one.

Still working down memory lane with cast of Blakes 7 and Hostile Waters from GOG. Nostalgia overload FTW.

Oh Christ, Blakes 7, that's a blast from the past ;)
Rkiver 25th March 2010, 23:49 Quote
gog.com

Been there since beta and I love it.
SlowMotionSuicide 26th March 2010, 05:13 Quote
Woo!
Definitely gonna grab MoO. Nostalgia trip ftw.
SazBard 26th March 2010, 07:04 Quote
Cool, I just checked out that site, they even have Another World!


EDIT: Beneath a steel sky free download!!!
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky
Denis_iii 26th March 2010, 07:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
I'm hoping GOG add the 7th Guest at some point, it's still my favourite classic game.
Also the classic Bullfrog games Syndicate/Syndicate Wars/Dungeon Keeper etc... (although it's unlikely EA will ever allow that to happen)

It doesn't make sense for EA to not join up, can make money from awesome games as I'd definately buy old Bullfrog games. To my knowledge the only alternative is pirating them but haven't really looked to see if I can purchase somewhere other then bargain bin at a games shop.

Does goodoldgames work like steam so I can download and play multiple times?
Denis_iii 26th March 2010, 08:15 Quote
:( no golden axe or the horde!!!
Digi 26th March 2010, 08:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by SazBard
EDIT: Beneath a steel sky free download!!!
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky

Wow, I still have the CD's but haven't had it working since Vista. I will definately be looking at that.

Hopefully there is a market for GOG that will allow them to survive to keep bringing new stuff out.
gavomatic57 26th March 2010, 08:50 Quote
I wonder if Soul Reaver will ever make it to GoG - it's a Win 95 game I believe, but it was awesome on the PS1.
Blademrk 26th March 2010, 10:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii


Does goodoldgames work like steam so I can download and play multiple times?

There's no Steam-like app for GOG, Just the web site. However, once you've bought a game it goes on your shelf and you can re-download it as many times as you like.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=172&pictureid=9295

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Originally Posted by Sazbard
Beneath a steel sky free download!!!
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky

Lure of the Temptress is free too.
[- pio -] 26th March 2010, 23:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Rkiver
gog.com

Been there since beta and I love it.
Still in beta ;)
http://grab.by/3leQ

But yeah, excellent site! Every time their newsletter dumps into my inbox, I'm one step closer to do a clean install w/bootcamp on my MacBook :) I think the time is drawing near.. Being nostalgic about games is harder when you're on a Mac unfortunately. Thank god for ScummVM and OpenTTD!
dire_wolf 29th March 2010, 10:44 Quote
Wonder when they're going to start doing Bullfrog's old games! Still can't get Dungeon Keeper 2 working properly - If only I'd kept my old P3 system.
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