Ryan Wilson

Good Old Games Service Closes [UPDATE: PR STUNT]

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UPDATE: Turns out this isn’t exactly true. The followup article can be found HEREIt’s always sad to see a good service go, but sometimes you have to cut your losses if it’s not doing as well as you expected. Such is the fate of gog.com, a service allowing easy playing of retro game titles on modern computers. When the site unexpectedly went down, its users (and subsequently the press) freaked out, crying shenanigans and wanting access to their games back. Fear not, however, because a GOG representative had this to say:

First of all, we apologize everyone for the whole situation and closing GOG.com. We do understand the timing for taking down the site caused confusion and many users didn’t manage to download all their games. Unfortunately we had to close the service due to business and technical reasons.

At the same time we guarantee that every user who bought any game on GOG.com will be able to download all their games with bonus materials, DRM-free and as many times as they need starting this Thursday.

The official statement from GOG.com’s management concerning the ongoing events is planned on Wednesday.

Looks like I’ll live to play Fallout 2 another day.

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