Adam Ames and Phil Cordaro talk with Marketing and PR Manager for GOG.com, Trevor Longino about all things digital distribution. Trevor also speaks on his discomfort with massively discounted PC gaming sales and how GOG researchers deal with finding info on old titles. Adam asks about the difficulty convincing developers to embrace DRM-free while Phil brings up why GOG seems to be alone in global flat-rate pricing. In addition, Trevor talks a bit about the shift in bringing indies and modern titles to GOG. Plus much, much more. Oh yes, according to Trevor, Carmageddon is still coming to GOG soon.
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Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes.
Our friends at GOG and CD Projekt RED, have donated four (4) keys for their fantastic RPG, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition with all the bells and whistles. To enter this contest, tell us a funny/sad/awesome story about how you would live your life if given the ability to become Geralt of Riva for 24 hours. For those of you not familiar with the lore behind The Witcher, read up on Geralt here.
Rules and details are inside.
TPG, in association with GOG.com, is offering a chance at one of four old school classics in our latest giveaway contest. Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2, Thief II and Icewind Dale II are all up for grabs. To enter, tell us a story about your most frightening moment playing a PC game. Jump scares in Doom 3 and FEAR? The eeriness of System Shock 2? The Oceanside Hotel in Bloodlines? Almost everything in Amnesia?
Rules and details are inside.
As promised, Good Old Games is stepping into the modern games arena by offering the recently released Alan Wake for the low price of $14.99. This deal is valid until May 15th. You also can lose yourself in the adventures of George Weidman as he spins yarns about his time in Bright Falls.
SpaceChem, developed by Zachtronic Industries, is now available to purchase DRM-free via GOG for $9.99. If you have even a passing interest in puzzle games, SpaceChem is right up your alley. Not sure about it? You can try out the demo on the official site.
By: Nathaniel Velliquette
I am a sucker for space games. It can be an RTS or a simulator and as long as it has spaceships, I will eat that stuff up. However, there are few that stand out as innovative or influential. Freespace 2 is one of these few. Nearly thirteen years old, it infuriates me to see how every other space flight simulator is nothing like Freespace 2. Volition, the developer, understands how to appeal to hardcore sim players while making a complex game accessible to people new to the genre.
CD Projekt RED and GOG have created a program allowing customers who purchased The Witcher 2 outside of GOG to download a DRM-free version as a backup. You can download your free copy here. If you do not already have a GOG account, you will need to sign up, but by doing so, you get seven games on top of your free backup.
In addition, the original Witcher: Enhanced Edition is on sale for $4.99 via GOG.
Users on GOG have set up requests asking for the option to download Linux and Mac versions of their favorite GOG titles. While there has been no official word from GOG on this matter, one can only hope enough people will make their voices heard so everyone can enjoy the classic nostalgia. The kicker would be if new developers who work with GOG start offering Linux and Mac versions as well. Make your vote know for Linux and Mac. An odd aspect to this story is the OSX version of The Witcher was released on Steam last week, but there is no option to download this version via GOG.
An e-mail from GOG reads like this:
“We don’t currently have any plans to offer any OS support besides Windows. We know it’s a requested feature for the site, so we’re evaluating what that would take right now and, when we know more, we’ll let the users know.”