Good Old Games gets more good new games

Good Old Games has been planning for some time to start stocking more new games, having first dipped its toe into the pool with The Witcher 2. Now it's finally starting that move, adding three new games to its catalogue today and queuing up over 20 more.

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Good Old Games has been planning for some time to start stocking more new games, having first dipped its toe into the pool with The Witcher 2. Now it's finally starting that move, adding three new games to its catalogue today and queuing up over 20 more. Naturally, expanding beyond simply the old means a new name of sorts for Good Old Games.

Frozenbyte's charming platformer Trine is now available on the DRM-free store for $9.99, adventure game The Whispered World is $14.99, and pre-orders have opened on Legend of Grimrock, discounted to $11.99 ahead of its April 11 launch.

GOG boasts of having "more than 20 great indie and newer games signed on," to be released over "the next few months." Spacechem, Machinarium and Darwinia are teased as coming "soon"

"These games lead the way on our the transition from Good Old Games to simply GOG.com," it explains. "It doesn't matter what G, O, and G stand for, Gee Oh Gee dot com stands for high-quality, DRM-free gaming, each week with bigger and newer games."

It's only a small change, and Good Old Games has been increasingly downplaying its hokey original name anyway. Don't worry though, as GOG's not giving up on old games.

The GOG website has also been jazzed up, with more ways to sort and search your virtual shelves of games, and ever-hip "social integration." The downloader program's updated and faster too.

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    March 27, 2012 7:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Good Old Games gets more good new games.

    Good Old Games has been planning for some time to start stocking more new games, having first dipped its toe into the pool with The Witcher 2. Now it's finally starting that move, adding three new games to its catalogue today and queuing up over 20 more.

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      March 27, 2012 8:56 AM

      GOG's done a great job of bringing back great classic pc games but there are still a few more I'd like to see in their library: Mechwarrior 3, No One Lives Forever 1 & 2, and Tie Fighter(hopefully with the enhanced textures).

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        March 27, 2012 9:12 AM

        Most of those we will never see due to rights issues.

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          March 27, 2012 9:15 AM

          I don't know why Lucasarts hates money. They could make so much from releasing their older games.

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            March 27, 2012 9:47 AM

            They already have so much they don't know wtf.

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            March 27, 2012 10:27 AM

            Lucasfilms and Lucasarts are such a train wreak. (or so I have been told) If it wasn't for ILM, the company would have imploded long ago. No one in management knows how to manage and if they do get someone who can manage, they are quickly crushed by in fighting. Every manager in the whole organization (minus ILM) operates on these two principles: 1) Suck off the dry puss filled tit of Star Wars as much as possible and 2) Destroy everything the previous manager built. I was hopeful with Darrell Rodriguez that LA would start focusing on their older titles. The Special editions of Monkey Island were released under his watched and said he wanted to visit the rest of LucasArts back catalog. Then he left and Paul Meegan rode in killing just about every project he could and laying off a lot of people. Unless it would involve a minimum amount of work, and could be ported to either the Kinect or iOS, I doubt we will see it.

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              March 27, 2012 10:52 AM

              But all of their adventure games could be ported to iOS! But like you said, they're idiots

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                March 27, 2012 11:42 AM

                I wonder if it wouldn't be better if Lucasarts didn't go away completely and other studios/publishers could licenses the ip just like any other movie/gaming ip

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                  March 27, 2012 2:16 PM

                  Considering George can basically print money by re-re-re-releasing SW with more changes that he intended to be in the original, and then burn the previous version so it no longer exists, and sell it to the ... whatever work is synonymous with the SW version of Trekkie... like he does every few years, Lucasarts won't go away in our lifetime.

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        March 27, 2012 2:20 PM

        Just today i filled out a form requesting Missionforce Cyberstorm!

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          March 27, 2012 3:40 PM

          Damn, I might have that on CD in a box somewhere. I soured away from it after first installing it because it was turn-based, and I wanted something real-time.

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      March 27, 2012 8:58 AM

      Real Shackers use GOG

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        March 27, 2012 9:03 AM

        Hell yeah!

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        March 27, 2012 3:51 PM

        I don't own a lot of games on there, but I have a couple. I also read their newsletters carefully, looking for good deals on the games on my wishlist I have there. I've also used it to give away a copy of the first game where I had my name in the credits to a fellow shacker! They're awesome! :D

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      March 27, 2012 9:15 AM

      I think it could be a good move but I hope it doesn't interfere with them releasing older games.

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        March 27, 2012 10:08 AM

        Agreed, especially with LA being such a stubborn studio, they need to keep working on that!.

        On another note, I'm trying to think of what GOG could now stand for the best that I could think of now is Gamers Owning Games (playing off the DRM free angle). Anything else and I need to add a preposition or article in there and I don't like doing that with acronyms if I can avoid it :/

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      March 27, 2012 10:13 AM

      Hmm. Hopefully it doesn't mean one per week still, as that would mean less oldies.