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GOG Shuts Down #655360
09/19/10 11:06 AM
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Dear GOG users,

We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.

We're very grateful for all support we've received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming.

This doesn't mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.

On a technical note, this week we'll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

All the best,
GOG.com Team
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Last edited by BrownEyedTigre; 09/19/10 11:35 AM. Reason: Moved to it's own thread and changed title
Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: smulan] #655373
09/19/10 11:34 AM
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Wow! I did not see that coming!

Ana sad


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #655374
09/19/10 11:36 AM
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Neither did I - that's horrible news mad

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: InlandAZ] #655376
09/19/10 11:44 AM
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Sorry to hear this.Not happy news when a business has to fold.

Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Dunn

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Dunn Tawkin] #655377
09/19/10 11:48 AM
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What a very sad announcement and a great loss to gaming !! sad


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Mad] #655383
09/19/10 11:58 AM
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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Becky] #655392
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This is terrible news! sad


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: venus] #655394
09/19/10 12:41 PM
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This is horrible. And I was just going to download a game too.


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Gnabgib] #655424
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That's awful I really liked GOG. I've downloaded a lot of games from them. I wish them the best of luck.
Richard


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Gnabgib] #655425
09/19/10 02:18 PM
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I'm So disappointed!! I was just about to download the all the Tex Murphy and Gabriel Knight series. I wish I had been quicker. Hope GoG will be back.

In the meantime, does anyone know another site that had the old classics for download that were remastered to play on todays PCs?

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Josee] #655433
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There are speculations of it being a marketing stunt type of incident: (Machine translation from Polish)

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Josee] #655434
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This is terrible news and makes me very sad. sad


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Jarkeld] #655435
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Originally Posted By: Jarkeld
There are speculations of it being a marketing stunt type of incident: (Machine translation from Polish)


If that's their idea of a marketing ploy, they need to re-evaluate their head of marketing.

ANA wave


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #655450
09/19/10 04:08 PM
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mad crazy eek Dang, I was going to order the complete Kings Quest series. This is bad news for gamers as the old games were easy to order and play on the newer machines.

there were so many games that I had told myself I'll get in the future from GOG and now that is a distant dream. (sigh)



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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #655451
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Yes if it's meant to be a stunt and "humerous" then it seems to be a sort of humour that doesnt travel well:-)

We'll soon see in the next few days. Only just started using GOG the last few weeks as well..

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: mj2c] #655473
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Just great. Talk about mixed messages, I can't tell if they're shutting down for good or changing the way they do business or what!

On the one hand, I'm happy that I've got copies of every game I bought from them that I liked, which is all but one. On the other, if they truly are going to stop refurbishing old games so they run on modern computers, I'm not happy at all. I guess my feelings are as mixed as their message.

Here's hoping they explain themselves.

Gil.


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: traveler] #655479
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I'm so kicking myself right now for snoozing on buying those games. GK and Tex were by far the best games I ever played and actually the first games I played. They are what turned me on to my love of gaming. I'm saddened to know that I won't be able to own them again.

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so glad I have all my downloads copied to dvd disk.

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: plumgas] #655544
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Sorry to hear this news. frown


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: anne2] #655594
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Can one assume that the games one has already bought and downloaded to ones hard drive can still be played but w/o tech support from GOG?


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: anne2] #655595
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Hope I can get my internet service and connect my computer so I can put my games on a disc. This is way to bad... I have games on Stream too.. this is one of my concerns with not owning the dvd or cd


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Winfrey] #655597
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I'm actually really annoyed about this. I've spent a lot of my hard-earned money at GOG and did not save the games to disc.

Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Magwitch] #655613
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All hope my not be lost.

According to this over at Gamebanshee, GOG.com is being bought by - valve, Steam, to be more precise.

However, at present, this is an unconfirmed rumour, so please take this with not only a grain of salt, but with at least to spoons of salt. (or more).

Ausir who lives in Poland (also should be well known to Fallout fans) managed to dig this up from Polish website Gram.pl

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As we already know, GOG.com will continue to operate. It means that it's current users should not worry about their games. This whole mess is just a marketing stunt aimed to create buzz in the media before press conference scheduled for Wednesday.

That being said, we managed to contact our anonymous source close to the GOG staff. What we learned is that service is going to be bought by one of it's rivals - Steam, to be precise. Please keep in mind that it's not an official announcement and we advise you to take this information with a grain of salt.

That being said, we must take note, that for some time Steam tried to get into the market of retro games, but it's prices weren't too approachable. Especially for European users who are forced to make their purchases using euro. Secondly - what will happen to "DRM-free" policy after the supposed merger? GOG says on it's website, that the idea behind service will remain unchanged. Does it mean that despite purchase, both services will remain separated?

We will keep an eye on this and will keep you posted as soon as we learn more. Also in English.


More news to follow on Wednesday - apparently.

And I concur, agree and everything else about this being just the silliest marketing ploy or trick in the book - it worked, though, didn't it?


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Re: GOG Shuts Down [Re: Karsten] #655632
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If all this hoo haa was a marketing ploy, I am totally disgusted !! mad

And if a take over IS in progress, my question, also, is what about the DRM issue ??

That's what "made" GOG as far as I'm concerned.


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