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Goodbye GOG.com


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I'm really glad I saw this via this forum, instead of just going to the site directly. I would have been gutted. As it is, it's a very silly thing to do, but provided they still provide a good service, I will forgive them.


This.

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YAAAAAAAAY??????????????????????????
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Interesting. So was Bloodlines part of their lineup?

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No. Redemption was, for what it's worth. Bloodlines is up on Steam.

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What a bizarre marketing strategy. They are a brilliant resource though, which is why I suspect they'll be forgiven.

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****, so it's a marketing stunt? It will work. Bit tasteless, but it will work. As long as I can download my games...

And please don't die, GOG. :o

EDIT: Want to know why this marketing stunt will work? Take a look at this thread.

Edited by Krezack, 19 September 2010 - 10:44 PM.


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That's the worst marketing stunt ever if the theories hold true. I sure hope the marketing management are getting some pink slips in the next few days, that would help CDP hold face.

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There's rumors they were bought by someone so some things may change. But if the put DRM on games that didn't have it before or raise the prices too much, there will be war :D

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Heh, latest rumor: GOG bought up by Steam. (English version below)

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Oh no. Expect a huge price increase in Europe if that is true.

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And Steam as DRM. I really hope it's not true.

Edited by Majek, 20 September 2010 - 07:50 AM.


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Steam buying GoG? That wouldn't make any sense. Steam can just offer the same stuff as Gog does.

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Not really a fan of the Steam idea either.

The new games have DRM, older games don't system worked pretty well...

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It might be really Valve buying CDProjekt for whatever other reason. Maybe they want to have european based studio, because it's cheap. Or they want to enter RPG market and CDProjekt RED owns quite successful franchise.
Plus I don't think CDProjekt with their recent financial problems was very expensive.

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Valve + CDR = Not gonna happen. Both pursue too different goals.

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GabeOldGames.com Posted Image

Edited by vault_overseer, 20 September 2010 - 09:26 AM.


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Valve + CDR = Not gonna happen. Both pursue too different goals.

So, CDR isn't pursuing the goal of "make money through selling videogames?"

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They posted an update:

UPDATE 20.09.2010
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. If you want to receive further information about GOG.com, please send an email to update_media@gog.com if you're a media representative or to update_users@gog.com if you're a user without a GOG account.



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Eh? So they really are closing down? Me confused. :thumbsup:

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If they're closing-up shop, then I don't think that they would announce that everyone will have unlimited access to download games previously purchased; that wouldn't be consistent with the technical closure that would come with business closure, obviously, unless if they've rigged a legal deal to allow such a "mass withdrawal" so to speak. Again, I think this is just PR stunt... or not. :sorcerer:




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