Classic EA games added to GOG library

GOG is adding more than 25 classic EA games to its library. Alpha Centauri, Dungeon Keeper, Wing Commander and Ultima are just a few of the big names dropped.

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Classic game connoisseurs will undoubtedly appreciate Good Old Games' latest announcement. Starting today, the digital distribution service will be releasing more than 25 games from EA's catalog, with Wing Commander: Privateer, Dungeon Keeper and Ultima Underworld 1+2 being the first games out of the gate. All three are available for $5.99 each.

Other games to get GOG's "revival treatment" include Crusader: No Remorse, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and Magic Carpet. These games will be available by the end of June, with future titles planned for the coming months.

Unfortunately, today's announcement doesn't include some noteworthy games, like System Shock or Syndicate. According to GOG, those franchises are "a huge legal puzzle." Undoubtedly, many GOG fans are eager the company can somehow sort those issues.

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    June 2, 2011 1:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Classic EA games added to GOG library.

    GOG is adding more than 25 classic EA games to its library. Alpha Centauri, Dungeon Keeper, Wing Commander and Ultima are just a few of the big names dropped.

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      June 2, 2011 1:39 PM

      *swoon* CRUSADER!

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        June 2, 2011 2:06 PM

        OH YES YES YES!

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        June 2, 2011 2:16 PM

        yes... I loved those games... LOVED them.

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          June 2, 2011 2:19 PM

          I still occasionally hunt for the soundtrack just to listen to it.

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            June 2, 2011 2:30 PM

            I still have the game discs hidden away in the retail box of my first PC, Packard Bell 486 DX2, kept the whole shebang for shits and giggles...

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        June 2, 2011 5:34 PM

        No remorse, no regret or both? This is awesome!!!!

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          June 2, 2011 10:23 PM

          No Remorse has been announced for the next batch with Alpha Centauri and Magic Carpet. No word on No Regret yet but I'm sure the sequels are coming if they were EA published.

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      June 2, 2011 1:40 PM

      Can I get some sort of heads up when they add System Shock 1 and 2?

      Because I AM BUMMED.

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      June 2, 2011 1:47 PM

      Magic Carpet \o/

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        June 2, 2011 1:51 PM

        Ever play the 3D mode?

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          June 2, 2011 2:03 PM

          nope, didn't it require an insane machine to run it or? I seem to remember how it looked (without glasses), but if that is from turning it on or looking at a picture in a magazine i don't know.

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          June 2, 2011 2:52 PM

          Do you mean the dot pattern one? That one just plan hurt. It also had no detail since it was all dots.

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          June 2, 2011 3:11 PM

          The magic eye 3d mode gave me one of the worst headaches I have ever had. It is also really fucking hard to play AND focus on maintaining the illusion.

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        June 2, 2011 2:09 PM

        Yeah, I've had a hankering to play that again lately for whatever reason.

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        June 2, 2011 2:34 PM

        I loved that game so much!

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        June 2, 2011 2:37 PM

        AwwwYISS motherfuckers!

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        June 2, 2011 5:36 PM

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        June 2, 2011 10:25 PM

        In on this.

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      June 2, 2011 1:48 PM

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      June 2, 2011 1:56 PM

      Oh man, those are some awesome additions.

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      June 2, 2011 1:56 PM

      I miss the good ol' days of Wing Commander and Ultima 7.

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      June 2, 2011 1:58 PM

      would love to see if they can somehow get marathon games.

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        June 2, 2011 2:05 PM

        Weren't they Mac games?

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          June 2, 2011 2:08 PM

          yeah but they could release them for os x :}

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          June 2, 2011 2:08 PM

          Marathon's released for free by Bungie. The source code is available.

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          June 2, 2011 2:12 PM

          I just read this part from the wiki page..

          Marathon is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game published and developed by Bungie Software for the Apple Macintosh in late 1994. It is the first of three games in the Marathon Trilogy of the same name. It spawned two sequels, Marathon 2: Durandal and Marathon Infinity. It is the first video game to feature mouse look.

          This is news to me anyway.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_%28video_game%29

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            June 2, 2011 9:13 PM

            Yeah, it's actually possible to play all 3 of them on Windows PCs now with the port. I personally wish they'd do the Marathon prequel Pathways into Darkness for PC too.

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            June 2, 2011 9:19 PM

            I don't think that's correct, unless they're using a rather narrow definition of mouse look. I'm pretty sure I was using primitive mouse look in Wolfenstein 3D. Moving the mouse forward and backward would cause you to walk forward and backward, but side to side would turn you.

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              June 2, 2011 9:23 PM

              When they say "mouse look" they're referring to being able to look vertically as well as horizontally. Marathon did that and generally is credited for it, however to be honest I don't know for 100% if it was the first released FPS game that had that.

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      June 2, 2011 2:08 PM

      wow would love to play through wing commander 3 again! crusader was a classic also.

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        June 2, 2011 2:32 PM

        THIS!!!!!!!!!! Also, WC4 too for some Malcolm McDowell loving.

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        June 2, 2011 4:31 PM

        what, no wing commander: prophecies? Anyone remember that one? Was a free episodic series that was like 5 modules total released one module a week.

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          June 2, 2011 4:59 PM

          Prophecy was a retail game. Secret Operations was the free web-release expansion.

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          June 2, 2011 5:00 PM

          No, that was Secret Ops which came out after Prophecy.

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            June 2, 2011 7:45 PM

            ah, thats why I keep thinking of proph.. It used the proph engine didn't it. Either way, would be cool if they brought that back.

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      June 2, 2011 2:27 PM

      picking up DK.

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      June 2, 2011 2:30 PM

      ULTIMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      June 2, 2011 2:33 PM

      why does Dungeon Keeper not have Deeper Dungeons, another $5.99 later? Is that why it "took 12 months" to get a deal signed with EA?

      Based on this, i'd wager SMAC will not have SMACx when released.

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        June 2, 2011 2:42 PM

        DD exe is there. Its just not supported.

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      June 2, 2011 2:35 PM

      Did Alpha Centauri ever have some kind of pitboss MP? Or was it just PBEM and direct connection?

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      June 2, 2011 2:40 PM

      DK is the DOsbox version and not the Gold version. :(

      I am dissapointed. No Deeper Dungeons support either even though the exe is there.

      Hopefully DK2 will come out later.

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      June 2, 2011 2:42 PM

      oh my! this is great news. i love GoG

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      June 2, 2011 3:42 PM

      FUUUUCK YES PRIVATEEEEER

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      June 2, 2011 3:49 PM

      EA. We hate Steam so much, we're putting games on GoG.

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        June 2, 2011 10:19 PM

        And then starting our own download service

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      June 2, 2011 4:13 PM

      Sweet, I'll finally be able to play Alpha Centauri after years of listening to everyone talk about it.

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      June 2, 2011 5:34 PM

      I haven't read this yet, but please say System Shock 1

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        June 2, 2011 5:36 PM

        "Unfortunately, today's announcement doesn't include some noteworthy games, like System Shock or Syndicate. "


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          June 2, 2011 11:20 PM

          ARHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGG KHANNNNNN! No system shock 2,lame. Me smashes old non working disc damn you new windows damn you ea.System Shock2 would put GOG on the map.Really want to play through it again.

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      June 2, 2011 9:06 PM

      We need THEME HOSPITAL!

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      June 2, 2011 10:19 PM

      Say what you want about FMW, but I fucking loved the live action in Wing Commander 3 & 4. I hope these are among the games in the GOG library

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      June 2, 2011 10:30 PM

      Sweet Alpha Centauri shall be mine

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      June 5, 2011 8:29 AM

      How many Bioshock's have to be announced before EA goes, "Hai, we got Dead Space tech, we got the System Shock license, we got moneyz... I got an idea!"

      I mean, it's just not that hard. EA, a System Shock with the Dead Space engine and a solid story (and the ORIGINAL SHODAN VOICE ACTRESS, don't big name this) with the basic gameplay that Bioshock is busy owning would make for a mega hit.

      We know it, you know it, everyone knows it. Get on it.

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        June 6, 2011 8:40 AM

        It isn't always that straight-forward. If individuals own part of the intellectual property then it can't be used without their permission, and if they no longer work at EA that means it isn't happening. Sometimes they can purchase it from them, but honestly I don't think System Shock as a brand has as much value as you think.

        That isn't to say that I wouldn't like a game that is more similar to System Shock than BioShock was, but I don't think it necessarily needs the System Shock name either.

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