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Goodbye GOG.com


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Colour me confused.

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


Sure it would. Then Valve'd be the only ones selling the games, not competing with somebody else. Somebody with no DRM, maybe? :p

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I guess we have to wait until Wed. to find out. Either that, or they'll keep "teasing" us with more ambiguous statements. :o

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Now there's a mysterious video as well.

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With Baldur's Gate at 00:13.
That was hell of marketing stunt! ;P

Edited by PoetAndMadman, 21 September 2010 - 06:22 AM.


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Nothing like a ridiculous marketing stunt to lose goodwill.

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How does that video in any way suggest a marketing stunt?

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How does that video in any way suggest a marketing stunt?


They never had Baldur's Gate on GOG.com for one.

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I see. Too bad Steam doesnt sell it, Id love to pick up the entire BG series w/ expansions, all patched up and ready to go.

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More like patched up and ready to be modded for 3h >_<

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Bah, widescreen mod and bugfixes is enough modding. Maybe add one custom sword +4, +1 fire, +1 ice damage, but that's really it :D

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Nothing like a ridiculous marketing stunt to lose goodwill.


Oh come on, it made everyone look, and talk about it...

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As much as how frustrating of a tease this is, I'd have to say that this marketing stunt, whatever it might hold, has been incredibly effective. It's made everyone jump up and take notice... exactly what PR campaigns are designed to do. Granted, it's quite a jarring thing to do, but nonetheless effective.

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Take notice of what? Was this supposed to make people flood to GoG in droves and buy up all their games?

If anything, I would think this stunt would be counter productive and give people the impression that they are unstable.

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Nothing like a ridiculous marketing stunt to lose goodwill.


Oh come on, it made everyone look, and talk about it...

It mostly confused people and still does.

Plus, I'm petty like that.

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Maybe the 'publicity stunt' is a cover for something else.

Off the top of my head, they could be in a cash crunch. Taking everything down for a couple weeks probably saves them a pretty penny on their bandwidth/hosting costs. It is near the end of the fiscal quarter; it could very well be that they're waiting for some anticipated funding to kick in on Oct. 1.

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You're looking for a problem Enoch where there isn't one.

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As much as how frustrating of a tease this is, I'd have to say that this marketing stunt, whatever it might hold, has been incredibly effective. It's made everyone jump up and take notice... exactly what PR campaigns are designed to do. Granted, it's quite a jarring thing to do, but nonetheless effective.

Imagine if Steam had done this. The world would have ended. HAHA

Yeah, I don't really like this stunt. Or at least, I don't like the fact they're drawing it out so long. But I assume there's still a lot of people who've never even heard of the GoG site, so as potential marketing, it's very effective. It may alienate some customers, but then again...it may make some customers more appreciative of the site/buy more as well. Assuming, of course, that it'll still be DRM free. If it's going towards a "sometimes DRM free" model instead, that (may) change the attraction for many.

Edited by LadyCrimson, 21 September 2010 - 12:35 PM.


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I'm not convinced it's just a publicity stunt. I don't think they are gone for good, but I do think they are restructuring how it is done.

The twitter indicated that remaining DRM free is a complicated thing.




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