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GoG to reopen later today

Thursday, 23rd September 2010 10:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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That was a bit naughty.

GoG announced yesterday it was to relaunch today and come out of beta.

On Sunday, it had announced it had closed down, citing it “cannot remain in its current form.”

Once the new GoG goes live, BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate and expansion Tales of the Sword Coast will be there waiting for you for $9.99.

More games will also be coming to the service in the coming weeks from other publishers, including Atari and Hasbro, the current holders of the Dungeons and Dragons game licence.

The new GoG will also feature Facebook integration, a way to create lists for games based on a potential theme and more.

There’s more details on the relaunch and videos of yesterday’s GoG presser over at Big Download.

The new GoG goes live at 8am EST (1pm BST).

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17 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    I’d never even heard of them.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Well, the tricksters. I think they made a lot of people ‘quite cross’ with this – a prime example of a joke gone wrong.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    oh for the love of gog

    #3 4 years ago
  4. hitnrun

    What a bunch of idiots. This would be like if a bank…well, if a bank did exactly what they did.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. endgame

    ~1.5hours left until I get to buy BG1. :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    Cheap self-advertising. Pathetic.
    Then again, I’ve been looking where to buy Baldur’s Gate. Do they have part 2 as well?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Zaan

    Why is thes even such a big’a'deal? It’s just an on line store… like many others.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    It’s not ‘just like the others’, though. They actually do some re-engineering on the oldie games that they sell to make them work nicely on modern hardware.

    It’s a cool place and deserves more love, although they haven’t really helped themselves this week. :-D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Old MacDonald

    Good Old Games (it’s not GoG, but GOG) is easily the most user-friendly digital distribution portal, and they’ve got tons of great games (at mostly great prices; some publishers, like Ubisoft, tend to overprice stuff).

    This stunt was lame as hell, but I love the shop, and I am really glad they didn’t disappear forever. And hey, if they could get someone as generally disinterested in PC-gaming as VG247 to mention them, they must have done something right. :-)

    I do hope that now that VG247 is aware of the site, they’ll pay some attention to it. I mean, if they for instance release Planescape: Torment later on (as it’s a Hasbro-game), that would actually be genuinely big news, as that game is not available on any digital distribution portals, and it’s perhaps the best RPG ever created.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    Because, you couldn’t just buy it on DVD, in the mean time?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    i just hope they release:

    thief 1/2
    system shock 1/2
    planescape torment

    when they do that i’ll use their service

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DSB

    I can’t believe anyone can be that stupid, really.

    Playing jokes is all well and good, but using one of people’s worst fears about digital distribution to promote your digitial distrubtion service? That just makes you an idiot.

    That’s a bit like having your doctor tell you you have progressive lymph node cancer, only to come out laughing and be like “Ha-ha! Bet you’ll remember me now!”. In which case of course you’d stab him in the eye with a pen, and tell him the exact same thing.

    It is a good site and they are doing a great job bringing sexy back. I keep hoping they’ll do the LBA games and Rocket Jockey.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Old MacDonald

    SplatteredHouse: Maybe it’s widely available in your part of the world, but it isn’t here.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Suikoden Fan

    i gather they dont use anything similar to the steam client?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Site’s still down. Are we sure it was 1pm BST? :-D

    Edit: No, wait… it’s up! Just… really slow.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DSB

    @14 They have an online account function for all your games, but at least during beta you’d download an installer from there.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, there’s no Steam-like DRM-client. Once you’ve downloaded the installer, you can install the game wherever, whenever.

    #17 4 years ago

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