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Old 2008-09-11, 13:07
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"Good Old Games" beta launched.

Just got a confirmation email though.
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Current games;

1nsane (racing, arcade, off-road,474.3 MB )

Conquest of the New World (strategy, turn-based, historical, 75.5 MB)

Descent + Descent 2 (shooter, fpp, sci-fi, 546.8 MB)

Descent 3 + Expansion (shooter, fpp, sci-fi, 797.5 MB )

Die by the Sword + Expansion (action, adventure, fantasy ,482.2 MB )

Earthworm Jim 3D (action, adventure, platformer,136.3 MB)

Evolva (shooter, tpp, sci-fi,443.8 MB )

F/A-18E Super Hornet (simulation, combat, modern,281.1 MB)

Fallout (rpg, turn-based, sci-fi ,505.4 MB)

Fallout 2 (rpg, turn-based, sci-fi ,579.6 MB)

Fallout Tactics (rpg, strategy, sci-fi ,1.6 GB)

Freespace + Expansion (simulation, combat, sci-fi,829 MB)

Freespace 2 (simulation, combat, sci-fi ,1.6 GB)

Giants: Citizen Kabuto (shooter, tpp, sci-fi ,787.7 MB )

Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising (strategy, real-time, sci-fi ,522.5 MB)

Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (rpg, strategy, historical ,669 MB)

Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business(strategy, turn-based, tactical ,407.8 MB)

Kingpin: Life of Crime (shooter, fpp, modern ,337.1 MB )

Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader (rpg, action, fantasy ,699.4 MB )

M.A.X. + M.A.X. 2 (strategy, turn-based, sci-fi ,613.4 MB )

MDK (shooter, tpp, sci-fi ,74 MB )

MDK 2 (shooter, tpp, sci-fi ,219.4 MB )

Messiah (shooter, tpp, sci-fi ,408.5 MB )

Original War (strategy, real-time, sci-fi ,978.3 MB )

Perimeter (strategy, real-time, sci-fi ,1.3 GB)

Sacrifice (strategy, action, fantasy ,562.6 MB )

Shattered Steel (action, fpp, sci-fi ,474.9 MB )

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (shooter, fpp, sci-fi ,248.5 MB )

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Most are $5.99, with some going upto $9.99
All are DRM free.
They also say some games will be coming with additional materials such as wallpapers, walkthoughs, making of documentarys and mp3 soundtracks.

All games have been made/patched to work on XP and Vista and come with after sale support.


So far it sounds like a very good service too me, allthough I havnt tried buying anything yet.
I recomend people checking it out;
http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/
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Old 2008-09-11, 14:59
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I wouldn't call those old games, they're more in a midlife crisis stage.
I agree.
Call me when they merge with Steam.
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Old 2008-09-11, 16:25
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Why? Steam has DRM, costs more (mostly) and has International Restrictions.

I'm a fan of steam, but dont see any advantages over this
This is an independant source for old games (over a decade old is old in video game terms), altered to work on windows, and sold without restrictions. Id call that Win Win Win,so I'm not sure whats to mind about it.
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Old 2008-09-11, 17:00
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I think this is a pretty good service like I said before, but personally I can't see anything I want to play in that list.
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Old 2008-09-11, 17:11
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Citizen Kabuto!! (try the two demos)

Freespace 1 and 2!!!

Fallout 1 and 2!

Those games I can recommend with two hands up.
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Old 2008-09-11, 17:20
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Why? Steam has DRM, costs more (mostly) and has International Restrictions.

I'm a fan of steam, but dont see any advantages over this
This is an independant source for old games (over a decade old is old in video game terms), altered to work on windows, and sold without restrictions. Id call that Win Win Win,so I'm not sure whats to mind about it.
Most of those games I already own (EWJ3D, MDK 1 and 2, Giants, etc.). What I like about Steam is it's community. I like the idea of having all my games in one big list, just one click away, with a community and friends list attached to it. I don't really like having seperate lists with different games on them. I'd like to see one program covering all my games in the future, and like how Steam does it best.
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Old 2008-09-11, 18:55
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Old 2008-09-11, 19:13
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I don't get the problem. They release a system that lets you play some of the most amazing games ever made that are XP compatible, and you guys are complaining?

This is just the start of the list, too. Most of these games you can't find anymore, and some of them cost 80 bucks (go look for Freespace on Amazon).
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Old 2008-09-12, 00:19
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Old 2008-09-12, 02:53
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Sorry but I don't get it....are these games just demos, or the website is on demo-stage???

Because if the titles are full games, that's awesome.
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Old 2008-09-12, 03:36
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Full games. The website is in beta stage.
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Man I love MDK - "world's most interesting bomb" classic
I remember playing that on the old iMacs at my primary school and I was blamed for it screwing up and was yelled at to fix it because we had the demo and one of the screens had splashes of colour all over the place... It wasn't a problem and it wasn't my fault...!
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Old 2008-09-12, 04:09
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Full games. The website is in beta stage.
Yahoo!

This will be really good.
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Old 2008-09-12, 10:55
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Most of those games I already own (EWJ3D, MDK 1 and 2, Giants, etc.). What I like about Steam is it's community. I like the idea of having all my games in one big list, just one click away, with a community and friends list attached to it. I don't really like having seperate lists with different games on them. I'd like to see one program covering all my games in the future, and like how Steam does it best.
Thats like asking to have one website for the entire Internet. Or one shop in your highstreet. Or one magazine. Do you really think thats a good idea??

What you need, instread, is many seperate independant sites....and a search engine

Of course, download distro isnt quite big enough to get its own dedicated search engine yet. But it will happen.
Probably end up with something like Google Product search.

As for comminity, theres one attached to this too, but you dont have to use it. The buying/saleing of games is whats important...social networking you have like a bazzilion choices for.
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Old 2008-09-12, 11:33
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Thats like asking to have one website for the entire Internet. Or one shop in your highstreet. Or one magazine. Do you really think thats a good idea??
That's completely different. Look at the Xbox 360. It doesn't have multiple programs running to run it's games on. Just one with one community, etc. And that's what I'd like for PC. I'm not saying I want one place to purchase games off, just that I'd like to be able to add them to that list and don't have to run a seperate program every time I want to play a game.

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I agree that all purchased games should be all stored in a common place of some sort, but I don't think removing all competition (of where to buy the games) is good.
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Old 2008-09-12, 16:51
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That's completely different. Look at the Xbox 360. It doesn't have multiple programs running to run it's games on. Just one with one community, etc. And that's what I'd like for PC. I'm not saying I want one place to purchase games off, just that I'd like to be able to add them to that list and don't have to run a seperate program every time I want to play a game.
Am I to understand that this website makes you have a program running while you play a game. The website says you don't need to be connected to anything to run the game.

Also, while I agree with your idea I think it's asking for a bit too much. If you're an adventure fan, for example, are you saying you wouldn't run ScummVM because it's a seperate program used to run LucasArts adventure games?

Xbox has a single program because the entire thing is own by Microsoft. The Internet as accessible via PC is not owned by one company and Steam did not decide to put games like Fallout and such on its list.
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Am I to understand that this website makes you have a program running while you play a game. The website says you don't need to be connected to anything to run the game.

Also, while I agree with your idea I think it's asking for a bit too much. If you're an adventure fan, for example, are you saying you wouldn't run ScummVM because it's a seperate program used to run LucasArts adventure games?

Xbox has a single program because the entire thing is own by Microsoft. The Internet as accessible via PC is not owned by one company and Steam did not decide to put games like Fallout and such on its list.
Don't get me wrong, I love ScummVM, I'm just saying I would love to see things like that join forces with, for example, Steam, to have one list instead of different ones. I understand the issues with the PC not being owned by anyone, it's just a dream I have... *stares off into the horizon* Also, it's not Valve who decides which games are supported by Steam, it's the developers/publishers of those games.
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Old 2008-09-12, 22:12
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Old 2008-09-13, 00:14
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I know there's the community thing on Steam which is great, but you can add shortcuts to your other games in the Steam list if you want them all in the same place. It will even tell everyone else on your friendslist what you're playing, I'm not sure if that chat thing will work in non-steam games though (I suspect not).
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Most of these old games are offline anyway, and if you really want voice chat during that, theres stuff like Roger Wilco etc, which works generically...I think.
Personally when I'm playing a one player game I dont chat at the same time. (unless its something like Knytt Stories, or simerla).

Putting something in one list/chat programs etc are very small additional add-ons/requirements compared with the huge advantages of having competition in the online marketplace.
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Most of the older games can't cope with higher resolution anyway, so it's better to run them in a window. Then you can chat however you like.
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