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'Good Old Games' shuts down

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Sep 2010 23:45 User comments (12)

'Good Old Games' shuts down Good Old Games, the European gaming company that gives gamers the chance to download old PC games that are very hard to find legally or have been abandoned, has shut down this week, just two years after going live.
The company provided titles from as far back as the early 80's in a downloadable format that was completely DRM-free. The games were also reasonably priced, ranging from $5.99 to $9.99 per title.

Additionally, once you had purchased the title, you could download it whenever you wanted, all the times you wanted.

A statement on the site now says: "We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form."

While the service is now closed, the owners seem to leave some optimism for the future of the company.

Reads the end of the statement: "This doesn't mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await."

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12 user comments

120.9.2010 14:06

Sad day for gamers across the world......


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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220.9.2010 15:00

not really

its going out of beta ;)




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321.9.2010 8:44

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Sad day for gamers across the world......
Sad day, yeah.


I will keep an eye on DotEmu for DRM-free games in the future.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Sep 2010 @ 8:45

422.9.2010 1:32

friend of mine picked up the original lemmings (on floppy disk) at a garage sale for $1.If you want old games emulators are probably the way to go.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

522.9.2010 2:58

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
friend of mine picked up the original lemmings (on floppy disk) at a garage sale for $1.If you want old games emulators are probably the way to go.
GOG sold mostly PC titles.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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623.9.2010 6:17

Relaunching at 1pm BST today.

723.9.2010 9:55

Originally posted by bogwart16:
Relaunching at 1pm BST today.
So NOT finished?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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823.9.2010 12:51

Nope, up and running now, there were a few overload problems at first but fine now and shinier than ever.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Sep 2010 @ 12:52

923.9.2010 14:08

I will need to check it out. Some old games are GREAT!

1023.9.2010 15:52

Yes the Good Old Games site is up and running , with a few glitches,a quick refresh sorts it out, Great games on it, WOW, joined up and got 3 free games, will play them later.
Hi, Mez...i've kept it clean this time, lol.

1123.9.2010 15:58

Originally posted by Mez:
I will need to check it out. Some old games are GREAT!
It's great how one can cheerfully run them on netbooks too.


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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Sep 2010 @ 16:00

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

124.10.2010 9:04

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Mez:
I will need to check it out. Some old games are GREAT!
It's great how one can cheerfully run them on netbooks too.


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Most 10X year old games will run on them :P

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