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GOG goes gaga over BG1
« on: September 24, 2010, 10:29:27 AM »
After a dubious "closing our doors" publicity stunt, old game vendor GOG.com is now offering BG1 for cheap download, and lots of people are excited.

I'm always happy for people who are excited to play Infinity Engine games, but I'm a little puzzled about the rush of interest. PST aside, all of the Infinity games have been in copious supply more or less since their initial launch. They've been packaged and re-packaged again in different budget compilations. Is there an angle here that I'm missing?
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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 08:20:36 PM »
After a dubious "closing our doors" publicity stunt
What is it with marketing people that they always seem to be such fucktards?

I hope publishers really do follow through now and raise licensing costs and fire off cease-and-desists. Reap what you sow, morons.

They've been packaged and re-packaged again in different budget compilations. Is there an angle here that I'm missing?
I think that maybe it's kind of hard to find the compilations? You have to know to look for them, and maybe the price is too high if you only want one of the games (I don't know GOG prices), and you can never tell what country these are even from or available in, and so on.

Basically, my guess is the headaches of physical product, especially of something that hasn't been supported in over half a decade.

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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 09:38:46 PM »
BG1 has been fairly scarce (and/or expensive) for some time, like PS:T. BG2 has always been cheap and plentiful. But I dunno, maybe some folks think it's cheaper and easier to get an online game, when it's just as cheap and easy to clickety-click on amazon, ebay, paypal, whatever.

@devSin: Rofl. What's a Canadian company going to do against a Polish company - get NATO to sanction it? :D

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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 03:49:06 PM »
I hope publishers really do follow through now and raise licensing costs and fire off cease-and-desists. Reap what you sow, morons.

That stunt may have been bad but I am still glad to have them continue doing what they do.

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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 10:16:45 AM »
I love GoG, because their games just work. Recently in a bout of nostalgia I felt like playing Fallout2 and I couldn't find anything in the not so trusted cd-storage pile, I went there an within less than 10 minutes I started the game and I don't even have to keep a backup. I can dl the game from GOG as often as I want - heaven. ^_^
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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 10:16:00 AM »
Incidentally, although the re-release of BG2 on GOG didn't crush the server this time (since our bandwidth limit is higher), the release has roughly doubled daily mod DL volume every day since the launch.
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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 01:57:14 PM »
10 years and counting for the series indeed.
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Re: GOG goes gaga over BG1
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 07:55:54 AM »
I love GoG, because their games just work. Recently in a bout of nostalgia I felt like playing Fallout2 and I couldn't find anything in the not so trusted cd-storage pile, I went there an within less than 10 minutes I started the game and I don't even have to keep a backup. I can dl the game from GOG as often as I want - heaven. ^_^

As long as they decide you can have access to it. Which brings us to steam/vaLve. >New topic.
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