X-Wing and Tie Fighter special editions headline new GOG deal with Disney

As part of a new deal with Disney/Lucasfilm games, GOG.com will offer 30 new games, including the first-ever downloadable versions of the classic X-Wing and Tie Fighter.

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There's a special place in many Star Wars fans' hearts for the classic X-Wing and Tie Fighter games. In fact, they ranked #79 and #15 respectively on our Shacknews Chatty Community Top 100 PC Games of All-Time list. They're also games that have been long overdue for digital remasters and, thankfully, GOG.com is ready to release these LucasArts classics as part of a new deal with Disney/LucasFilm.

GOG (via Kotaku) announced the deal this morning on their forums, (Update: The link has since been pulled) adding that the deal will also include Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Repubic. These are among 30 Disney/Lucasfilm games that will release DRM-free, starting on Tuesday. In the case of X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Sam & Max Hit the Road, it'll be the first time they'll be available as digital downloads.

Thanks to Chatty poster cheapito_ for the tip.

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From The Chatty
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    October 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, X-Wing and Tie Fighter special editions headline new GOG deal with Disney

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      October 27, 2014 3:34 PM

      HOLY SHIT! Finally!

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      October 27, 2014 3:37 PM

      Also excited for Sam & Max!

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      October 27, 2014 3:38 PM

      omg, omg, omg, omg, omg!!!!!


      but, that forum link is gone. guess it was considered a leak and pulled it.

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        October 27, 2014 3:40 PM

        Well, you wanted an excuse to get a flight stick. This. is. it.

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      October 27, 2014 3:39 PM

      God, I hated the Assault Gunboat.

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        October 27, 2014 8:53 PM

        It and the Missile Boat were obviously designed to make up for the imbalance in Star Wars' ships... they were afraid gamers wouldn't like that snap-like-a-twig fragility in every mission.

        Me, I'd have probably kept it as canon and stopped at the TIE Advanced.

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        October 28, 2014 2:42 AM

        I hated the missions for the gunboat more than the craft itself.
        At the end of battle one there was a gunboat mission where some of the opposition had advanced missiles. That was not pleasant.

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          October 28, 2014 4:26 AM

          I hated missiles so much in TIE Fighter. If you were in any kind of basic TIE, you were basically fucked if you were in a hairball and a missile locked onto you.

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        October 28, 2014 4:31 AM

        I hated it at first but then they made you fly so many missions with it I finally made peace with it.

        Personally, my favorite ship was the TIE interceptor. Fast, and armed with four lasers to chew up rebel scum.

        However, no matter what ship you were in, fighting A-wings was such a pain in the neck.

        "Hmm... Alpha one, it looks like you don't get along well with others. Alphas Two and Three: destroy Alpha One!"

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      October 27, 2014 3:39 PM

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      October 27, 2014 3:43 PM

      Disney gotta be making money on that 4 billion dollar purchase of Star Wars and we gamers love that fact. BUT alas, we can never truly go back to the 90's and play these games for the first time again, hopefully this just adds weight to Disney's decision to make new Xwing and Tie Fighter games.

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        October 27, 2014 3:45 PM

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          October 27, 2014 3:48 PM

          Yeah, I have fond bits of memory of these games, but 20 something years is long enough that I don't remember them very well.

          Hopefully they've been rewritten enough to scale correctly and we're not stuck playing at 320x200 (or 640x480, which ever the res was for those games).

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            October 28, 2014 4:28 AM

            320x200 originally, and the main UI stayed that way. In the collector's edition, you could play missions at 640x480.

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        October 28, 2014 4:11 AM

        I've never played them so i'm quite excited.

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      October 27, 2014 3:50 PM

      I hope they do Alliance, too. I never finished that.

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        October 27, 2014 3:54 PM

        Same here, kept crashing around the Battle of Endor.

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          October 27, 2014 3:57 PM

          Aww man. I must have flown into the death star a billion times, I had all of the pipes and tie fighter placements memorised edge of tomorrow style. THe feeling of victory when I made it was incredible

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      October 27, 2014 4:08 PM

      I came.

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      October 27, 2014 4:10 PM

      TIE Fighter or GTFO

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      October 27, 2014 4:11 PM

      Never played this as I was too young at the time. Can't wait!

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      October 27, 2014 4:50 PM

      Now release X-Wing vs Tie Fighter so we can play multiplayer!

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      October 27, 2014 6:30 PM

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWghOA692w0

      I remember the music being better, but that was probably the GUS using it's enhanced sound sample library stuff.

      UGH... this begs, BEGS to be redone.

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      October 27, 2014 9:09 PM

      HOLY SHIT THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      October 28, 2014 2:23 AM

      holy shit!

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      October 28, 2014 3:13 AM

      NEW GAMING PUBLISHER COMING IN 03HRS47 MIN 00 SEC

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      October 28, 2014 4:30 AM

      Would it be possible to play this with an XBOX 360 controller?

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        October 28, 2014 4:37 AM

        That might be better than K&M, but probably not going to happen.

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        October 28, 2014 4:37 AM

        BLASPHEMER!!!! I intend to hook up my CH-F16 Fighterstick to play this.

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          October 28, 2014 4:53 AM

          I bought a Flighstick Pro after spending an hour using a Fighterstick. I found the latter too uncomfortable.

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        October 28, 2014 5:18 AM

        Should be. I had Tie Fighter running in DosBox using an Xbox 360 controller at one point.

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      October 28, 2014 7:52 AM

      I remember always seeing these boxes at Babbages/Electronics Boutique.

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      October 28, 2014 9:10 PM

      Do y'all mind if I point out what I feel is the super big huge point missed by folks so far?

      This could be a testing of the water to assess the viability a new game in the series. It's specifically what SquareEnix did in regards to Chrono Trigger re-releases