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#1 Posted by crowed (16 posts) -

GOG it´s running a holiday sale, today they have the witcher 2 with a 75% discount among other games i think it´s a good opportunity to grab some good games and as always DRM-free

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#2 Posted by Shaka999 (550 posts) -

It's times like this when I wish I had a good PC.

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#3 Posted by jking47 (1290 posts) -

@Shaka999: A lot of the games you can get on GOG will not require a good PC, since it has a lot of older stuff. I would check it out and see what you can run!

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#4 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

@Shaka999 said:

It's times like this when I wish I had a good PC.

It's GOG though. That means old games. So unless your PC just upgraded from DOS to Windows 3.1 you will be fine with just about anything on that site.

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#5 Edited by crowed (16 posts) -

the give duke nukem 3d for free, and have lots of god old games, you don´t need a very powerful pc for most of them

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#6 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2043 posts) -

@Shaka999: Any computer made since 2000 can run FTL, Hotline Miami, and almost everything else on that site.

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#7 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Shaka999 said:

It's times like this when I wish I had a good PC.

It's GOG though. That means old games. So unless your PC just upgraded from DOS to Windows 3.1 you will be fine with just about anything on that site.

DOS would probably run half of the shit on GOG better.

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#8 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -
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#9 Posted by BSw (380 posts) -

Getting the two Edna & Harvey games. Those games look so weird, I really want to try them. And maybe the first Worms, since I had so much fun with that game when I was a kid.

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#10 Posted by Wampa1 (831 posts) -

@Winternet: So your scratching the puzzle solving adventure game itch? I'm tempted to try FTL, it just looks way to complex for me. But all the great word of mouth makes it tempting.

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#11 Posted by granderojo (1899 posts) -

Gog has the same problem that steam has that their catalog isn't large enough for me to impulse buy...sadly.

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#12 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -

@Wampa1: It's more that I'd like to own those games than actually want to play them. Yeah, it may be stupid, but I like owning things (even if its digitally). Except In Cold Blood, that I never played before and I love Revolution Software games, so I'm excited to try it.

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#13 Edited by oraknabo (1733 posts) -

Yesterday they were selling a huge group of Bullfrog games for like $11.50, but I already own 2 Populous games, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper and Syndicate so I didn't get it, but it was a geat deal. There are a LOT of great games for $2.99. I got Startopia, Jagged Alliance and a free copy of Duke Nukem 3D yesterday.

All of these are $2.99:

STARTOPIA
ARCANUM: OF STEAMWORKS AND MAGICK OBSCURA
JAGGED ALLIANCE
LITTLE BIG ADVENTURE (RELENTLESS: TWINSEN'S ADVENTURE)
HITMAN: CODENAME 47
POPULOUS™: THE BEGINNING
COMMANDOS AMMO PACK
POPULOUS™ 2: TRIALS OF THE OLYMPIAN GODS
DUNGEON KEEPER™ 2
ULTIMA™ 7 THE COMPLETE EDITION
THEME HOSPITAL
SYNDICATE™
MAGIC CARPET™
ULTIMA® UNDERWORLD 1+2
ANACHRONOX

These are $4.99:


ANOTHER WORLD: 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
JAGGED ALLIANCE 2
ARX FATALIS
THIEF™ 2: THE METAL AGE

EVIL GENIUS

FALLOUT 2

SACRIFICE
FALLOUT
PLANESCAPE: TORMENT
THIEF™ GOLD
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#14 Posted by Wampa1 (831 posts) -

@Winternet: Nah I'm the same, In Cold Blood is really good not quite as good as Beneath a Steel Sky (which is free on GOG)

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#15 Posted by happenstance (517 posts) -

Bought myself copies of Theme Hospital and Wing Commander 3 and 4 along with the free copy of Duke Nukem 3D. Might try and track down a few more cheesy FMV games before it ends.

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#16 Edited by crowed (16 posts) -

the first witcher it´s 2' 49 too, if i didn´t already own it i would buy it again, and i suposse the thief games will appear one of these days

edit thief 2 it´s right now 4´99 add to the mix the patch that appeared months ago and you have and almost irresistible temptation

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#17 Posted by oraknabo (1733 posts) -

@crowed: Yeah, both Thief games are on the $4.99 part of my list up there.

Nearly every game I've bought on GOG is at the lowest price they have ever had it at right now.

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#18 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

FTL is $5?! I want to try it but I know I'll probably get destroyed playing that. @Wampa1: Same thing with me. I'm only interested because the good rep it's been getting.

Fuck it. I'll get that, Machinarium and Botanicula.

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#19 Posted by oraknabo (1733 posts) -

It's weird how crazy people go here for Steam sales and the few mentions of a GOG sale this big get lost in the forum pretty fast.

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#20 Posted by AuthenticM (4301 posts) -

Man, their sale is great. I've bought games on the daily deals for the three days it has been going. I just bought Legend of Grimrock and Torchlight for just over 7$.

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#21 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

Even though I already owned 400 games on GOG of their 493 game catalog, I still managed to buy 21 games yesterday (and another one today), taking me up to about 420 of their 493 games. Of course, I also own some of them on Steam. For instance, how could I not want to buy a DRM-free, non-Steam copy of Legend of Grimrock for only $3.74?

I dislike having yet another store to have to deal with, but I do often buy stuff (even a second time) over on GOG, just in the hopes that someday I'll have a ton of cool games to play if I'm ever stranded somewhere with just a shitty laptop and a ton of time to waste. It's sort of my "when shit hits the fan and I'm unemployed and nearly homeless, or retired and bored, or passing time after nuclear war destroys everything" stash.

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#22 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Shaka999 said:

It's times like this when I wish I had a good PC.

It's GOG though. That means old games. So unless your PC just upgraded from DOS to Windows 3.1 you will be fine with just about anything on that site.

Actually, Windows 3.1 is just an executable that launches from DOS and runs as a window manager, so even with Windows 3.1, you'll be fine. :)

I don't recall when DOS was stripped from the OS (or, rather, became something you launched from within the OS instead of being the OS that windows launches from). I want to say it was Windows XP, as Windows 95 (and 98, most likely) were still just window managers that ran out of DOS, in some way.

And that was my completely meaningless contribution for December 14th, 2012.

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#23 Posted by BBAlpert (2542 posts) -

Something I learned yesterday: Myst was a hell of a lot harder when I was 6 years old.

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#24 Posted by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Everyone who hasn't played the Witcher, go get it now! It's criminal to sell a game that good for $2.49.

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#25 Posted by strangeling (1313 posts) -
@AuthenticM: I already have Torchlight, but just picked up Legend of Grimrock too: $3.74! 
 
I resisted the Steam sale pretty easily this year, but GOG's... There goes my money. Yesterday, I bought the Witcher 2 ($7.49), and ArmA II: Combined Operations ($14.99). And FTL was only $5, but I'd grabbed it the week before when it was on sale for a dollar more. 
  
They're having new deals EVERY DAY, and the sale goes to January 3rd! More people should be excited about this. 
Hotline Miami isn't on sale, but I'm sure it'll show up as a daily since it was recently $5 on Steam, and when it does, it will be mine!
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#26 Posted by FakeKisser (439 posts) -

I'll probably spend a good deal of money on this sale, but I already own most of the games on GOG that I want. So, I probably can't spend more than $50, even if I cleared out my entire GOG wishlist. :P

I'm a huge fan of GOG. If a game is on both GOG and Steam, I will buy it from GOG, even if it costs a bit more.

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#27 Posted by NegativeCero (3141 posts) -

I just picked up Star Control 1 and 2, Master of Orion 1 and 2, and two Tex Murphy games. I'm a few hours in SC2 and I can already tell I'm going to play it obsessively.

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#28 Posted by Meltac (2008 posts) -

Just bought Resonance and The Blackwell Bundle. I already have the first three games in the Blackwell series, but it was still cheaper to get the whole bundle from GoG, than buying only the fourth game from Steam. Oh, and I also bought Primordia, it wasn't part of the sale but still cheaper than buying it from Steam.

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#29 Posted by TekZero (3379 posts) -

@Happenstance: Make sure you get Crusader.

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#30 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

@strangeling said:

@AuthenticM: I already have Torchlight, but just picked up Legend of Grimrock too: $3.74! I resisted the Steam sale pretty easily this year, but GOG's... There goes my money. Yesterday, I bought the Witcher 2 ($7.49), and ArmA II: Combined Operations ($14.99). And FTL was only $5, but I'd grabbed it the week before when it was on sale for a dollar more. They're having new deals EVERY DAY, and the sale goes to January 3rd! More people should be excited about this. Hotline Miami isn't on sale, but I'm sure it'll show up as a daily since it was recently $5 on Steam, and when it does, it will be mine!

Correction: You resisted the THANKSGIVING Steam sale, this year.

The holiday-sale is still to come.

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#31 Posted by strangeling (1313 posts) -
@Branthog:  
Oh...  
oh, no...
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#32 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

@strangeling said:

@Branthog: Oh... oh, no...

It's expected to start on Thursday, the 20th: http://www.slashgear.com/steam-autumn-and-winter-sale-dates-leak-out-20257829/

If you count the games I bought for myself, my friends, my brother, and the Gerstmas 2012 giveaway, last year . . . . I spent way too much. Seriously, I think I might have spent $2,000 on Steam during those two weeks. I felt really bad about it, afterward. I doubt there's that many new things to buy this year, though. I hope. For fuck's sake, I hope . . . .

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#33 Posted by arch4non (472 posts) -

I bought The Witcher and The Witcher 2 despite having already pirated TW2 before. I plan on playing all the way through TW and importing my save into TW2.

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#34 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14689 posts) -

Oh hey. Inquisitor is on sale. Now you can play the game that I called "A bad imitation of all of those games that I like, but at least it has an interesting tone" for less than the price of a meal!

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#35 Posted by crowed (16 posts) -

@oraknabo: i saw it later, when i wrote the post my daughter was literally jumping over me

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#36 Posted by mcmax3000 (342 posts) -

Thanks for mentioning this. I just checked it out, and grabbed the original Rollercoaster Tycoon, which I had been looking at on their site a little while ago, because that still gets a lot of play in our house, and I was having trouble finding one of the discs for it (found it eventually, but would still rather have a digital copy as a backup).

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#37 Posted by Zuldim (301 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

Something I learned yesterday: Myst was a hell of a lot harder when I was 6 years old.

Which is why I don't think I'll ever go back. My memories of playing that game and Riven with my dad when I was like 5? Priceless. Don't want to go back.

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#38 Posted by oraknabo (1733 posts) -

If I didn't already own them, there is no way I would pass up today's deal-

All this under $14:

ANACHRONOX

DEUS EX™ GOTY EDITION

DEUS EX 2: INVISIBLE WAR

THIEF™ GOLD

THIEF™ 2: THE METAL AGE

THIEF™ 3: DEADLY SHADOWS

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#39 Posted by mlarrabee (3850 posts) -

I bought everything that looked interesting.

Then I said, "Wait, what where all of those random PC games that Dave played?"

I now own Crusader: No Remorse, and after a bit of work and a mod Outcast is running in bordered 16-10 fullscreen.

Unfortunately, they don't carry Ripper.

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#40 Posted by BSw (380 posts) -

Picked up The Real Texas yesterday for $3.74. What a great, weird, charming, quirky game.

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#41 Posted by akeripper4 (171 posts) -

oh and a few ea games finally get their expansions...... hello alpha centauri

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#42 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Yeah I went crazy and bought FTL, Crusader: No Remorse, Anachronox and Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos.

I'm pretty excited to try Anachronox, that game looks wild.

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#43 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

I love GOG. It's really nice to have a legitimate place on the net to download older games. They have a good selection of current smaller titles as well. ♥

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#44 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

@oraknabo said:

If I didn't already own them, there is no way I would pass up today's deal-

All this under $14:

ANACHRONOX

DEUS EX™ GOTY EDITION

DEUS EX 2: INVISIBLE WAR

THIEF™ GOLD

THIEF™ 2: THE METAL AGE

THIEF™ 3: DEADLY SHADOWS

NICE! I might get on a couple of those Thief games as well. I know I have played a couple of them but don't remember which ones.