If geeks love it, we’re on it

GOG.com moves to the mainstream

GOG.com moves to the mainstream


Purveyor in all the finest PC games of yesteryear—Good Old Games has spent three years making a name for itself as the place to find the niche gaming gems otherwise lost to the mists of time, but tomorrow marks their move into the mainstream with a new name and a new vision.

From 9am Tuesday the entity known simply as ‘GOG.com’ will open its doors for the first time. Selling both brand new indie games and 1-3 year old titles from some of the big publishers, GOG.com are hoping to make it big with DRM-free versions of what the more established digital distribution channels are already selling, but without the unfair regional pricing. One of the most interesting titbits of information released so far is GOG.com’s intention to “bundle [DLC] with the main game” in order to “offer a massive package at a good price”. With more and more games going down the multiple DLC road to extend their money making lives, the availability of a good value, all-in-one GOG.com edition would be a welcome change from the current trend of buying a base game only to spend its cost twice over to acquire ‘all’ of it.

GOG.com have certainly set themselves ambitious goals. Although they have secured some popular indie titles such as Trine, Darwinia and Machinarium, Desura and a dozen indie bundles have already pitched themselves squarely at that market. The success of ‘GOG.com’ will hinge on their ability to get the larger publishers onboard and secure the promised big name games. Ultimately whether this move will pan out for GOG.com is pure speculation at this point, but it definitely seems that their heart is in the right place with managing director Guillaume Rambourg telling GameSpot “our aim is to provide value for money to gamers, so that they are happy to buy games from us.”


  1. BobbyDigi
    BobbyDigi But it's not Steam

  2. midga
    midga DLC bundles? Okay, /now/ I'm interested.
  3. BHHammy
    BHHammy GOG ain't screwing around.

    Not gonna lie, if their new service is up to par, I'm gonna backing them 100%.
  4. BobbyDigi
    BobbyDigi Fallout is free on GOG.com for 48 hours


  5. ardichoke
    ardichoke :( I missed the free Fallout
  6. Basil
    Basil >doesn't already have Fallout.

    What is this, I don't even.
  7. ardichoke
    ardichoke Yeah, I know, I didn't even get into the Fallout series until after New Vegas was out. At that point, I picked up Fallout 3 GOTY and played it for a bit then grabbed New Vegas and played it a lot. Turns out, the GPU in my new laptop does not like Fallout. The cut scenes have massively garbled colors :( at least when playing it seems to be okay.
  8. Basil
    Basil I'd start playing about with compatibility settings if you haven't already.
    There aren't that many cutscenes though, so you won't miss much (nothing that isn't on youtube anyway).
  9. midga
    >doesn't already have Fallout.

    What is this, I don't even.
    TBH, I consider #1 skippable if you play #2.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!