Go Back   Forums > Community Chatterbox > Gaming Zone
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
red_avatar
Administrator
 
red_avatar's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Roeselare, Belgium
Posts: 1,441
Default GOG.com shut down

I'm very surprised ... I own many dozens of games on GOG.com and always supported them when I could. Great company who made an effort to get their games working on modern systems so we could enjoy all those timeless classics. I didn't think they'd ever shut down ...
__________________

red_avatar is offline                         Send a private message to red_avatar
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
TotalAnarchy
Surviving the Dark Age
 
TotalAnarchy's Avatar



 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of
Posts: 3,147
Default

And they finally added a game that I really wanted, Age of Wonders :\ Well, it was also added to Impulse, so not all is lost.
__________________
Don't think about the probabilities. The smallest chance can take us a long way forward. It's not like we have anything else to lose.
TotalAnarchy is offline                         Send a private message to TotalAnarchy
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
BranjoHello
Skilled WormMaster
 
BranjoHello's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Stara Pazova, Serbia and Montenegro
Posts: 583
Default

In my book this is great news, now we can host bunch of games that were available before the GOG, and people can have them for FREE like it should be.
__________________
I'm just G@mer4Life!!!
Life is tricky, it doesn't have "Load Game"!

BranjoHello is offline                         Send a private message to BranjoHello
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
Frodo
One ring to rule them all...
 
Frodo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 1,490
Default

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO




How \ Where did you hear about this, Red?


I always supported them as well. I had loads of games with them. Their games always worked in Vista, when I couldn't get them working otherwise.


This is a sad day.


EDIT: The GOG page finally loaded, and I saw the message.
At least they will allow everyone to re-download their games. Hope that comes soon.
__________________
Please click on the baby dragon eggs to help them grow -















Last edited by Frodo; 19-09-2010 at 06:20 PM.
Frodo is offline                         Send a private message to Frodo
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
red_avatar
Administrator
 
red_avatar's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Roeselare, Belgium
Posts: 1,441
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BranjoHello View Post
In my book this is great news, now we can host bunch of games that were available before the GOG, and people can have them for FREE like it should be.
Except GOG FIXED games. Good luck fixing those yourself ... Not to mention that they got hold of lots of cool extras that you wouldn't find anywhere as well.

Frodo: on their Twitter they posted a weird message a few days ago, and there was a long message on their site before it buckled under the pressure of visitors. Their facebook page is also covered in people being surprised.
__________________

red_avatar is offline                         Send a private message to red_avatar
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
Panthro
Man of Science
 
Panthro's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Posts: 380
Default

This is a very sad day.

I had high hopes for that little company, and had bought a hell of a lot of games.

Guess I'll be downloading them as quick as I can before their servers are shut for good.

Absolutely gutted.

It was supposed to be the big stand against DRM, and it's failed. What hope now?
Panthro is offline                         Send a private message to Panthro
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 06:47 PM   #7
tomimt
Newbie

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tornio, Finland
Posts: 10
Default

What? They didn't even send an e-mail notice about this. Luckily I only bought two games from them, but I'd like to re-download them none the less.
tomimt is offline                         Send a private message to tomimt
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 07:11 PM   #8
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,264
Default

http://www.gog.com/
Quote:
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
Either
a) It's a marketing ploy
b) They're going to change their business model or
c) GOG is really shutting down.
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
TheChosen
"I" in the Team
 
TheChosen's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lappeenranta, Finland
Posts: 2,236
Default

Someone I know read a suggestion that this might be the end of the beta phase, considering GOG seemed to always been in Beta, and they're now moving to "Real phase". He and I say its very unlikely, however.

EDIT: ...and it turns out we're both incorrect. Apparently, things will go on and this might be a worse case of publicity/marketing stunts.

http://kotaku.com/5642141/what-happe...good-old-games

Last edited by TheChosen; 19-09-2010 at 07:52 PM.
TheChosen is offline                         Send a private message to TheChosen
Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #10
Panthro
Man of Science
 
Panthro's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Posts: 380
Default

This is something worth looking at:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=240

Seems as TheChosen said, it's a stunt. A particularly poor one at that.

As much as I'd be glad if it's still alive, this sort of thing isn't good for PR at all (although it surely will get a lot of press... is all publicity good publicity?)
Panthro is offline                         Send a private message to Panthro
Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Win 98se Shut Down Problems Mighty Midget Tech Corner 17 05-07-2006 08:40 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 10:38 AM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.