TPG Cast Episode 9: GOG Interview With Trevor Longino

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.

Download via Dropbox or listen on YouTube.

Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

The Witcher 2 Giveaway: Geralt For A Day

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.

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Old School Giveaway Contest: Your Most Frightening PC Gaming Moment

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.

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TPG Review Classics: Freespace 2

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.

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The Witcher 2 Free Backup Program

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.

Vote For Linux and Mac Support On 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.

UPDATE:

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.”

Words For The Weekend: The Best PC Gaming Bang For Your Buck

By Adam Ames

Here at TPG, we strive to present our readers with the best PC gaming choices especially when it comes to your money.  We complied a list of games currently ten dollars or less which we feel offer superior value in terms of play time, story and fun factor.  Keep in mind these are just a few of many fantastic titles available at the ten-dollar price point so we recommend shopping around before throwing down your cash.  Sure, you could go out and grab some burgers from the local fast food joint, but why not play it safe, stay indoors and bask in the greatness that is PC gaming on the cheap.

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