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I have it on Steam so i just copied the files from that install last time i tried Quake II RTX but it's £2.49 on GoG for the full Quake II Quad Damage Bundle or around £1.10 on various sites for Quake II.
 
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Playing classic gems is about to get even more enjoyable! Today 5 KONAMI titles listed below have received an important update regarding their support for modern controllers:


Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra

METAL GEAR

METAL GEAR SOLID

METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SUBSTANCE

Silent Hill 4: The Room


As of now, these titles will not only enjoy full support for popular modern controllers such as Sony DualSense, Sony DualShock 4, Microsoft Xbox One X/S, and Nintendo Switch Pro but also receive optimized default key bindings and a few smaller fixes regarding the controller compatibility.
 

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Konami is so dumb for not porting entire MGS HD series on PC. They should hire Durante's studio to port it all. Make a bundle of all MGS games remastered, put a big ass advert on Steam frontpage, rake in the cash.
 

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Gaming, the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the GOG enterprise.
It's ongoing mission
To have you explore forgotten worlds
For old games to seek out new life online
To boldly go where no DRM-free store fronts have gone before

For those of you looking for some Quake3 engine goodness, the Elite Force games are great and I highly recommend both of them without reservation.
I'm no a Trek fan by and large, but some of these games are definitely worth checking out.
Now I just need DS9:The Fallen, and Klingon Honor Guard, and my retro Star Trek collection will be digitally complete
 

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I picked up both Elite Force games and Hidden Evil. I'd love The Fallen and Honor Guard to be released too.
 

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20 years ago, in the gaming community I was in , someone had a fanpage for Elite Force, so it was always a big topic.... but I never actually went to play that, maybe I'll do that now, tho... ;)
 

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They are decent FPS games of their time but i recall that i had some issues with EFII. I think it had some stupid Turret Section moments that pissed me off royally at the time. It was a long while ago but there were definitely some difficulty spikes and cheap/hitscan enemies if i remember right.

I'm looking forward to giving them a go soon though.
 
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An updated just reminded me i have DivOS2 installed, ran it up and i'd forgotten about the new launcher thing. Skipped account creation although i probably have an account somewhere. Do i miss much by nt logging into the launcher thing? I honestly haven't launched the game for 18 months but keep it installed because i know the second i uninstall it i'll want to play it. Typical.
 

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They are decent FPS games of their time but i recall that i had some issues with EFII. I think it had some stupid Turret Section moments that pissed me off royally at the time. It was a long while ago but there were definitely some difficulty spikes and cheap/hitscan enemies if i remember right.

I'm looking forward to giving them a go soon though.
my biggest issue with them now is that, like a lot of Q3A games, shadows are broken
 

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An updated just reminded me i have DivOS2 installed, ran it up and i'd forgotten about the new launcher thing. Skipped account creation although i probably have an account somewhere. Do i miss much by nt logging into the launcher thing? I honestly haven't launched the game for 18 months but keep it installed because i know the second i uninstall it i'll want to play it. Typical.
Maybe cross-save, I don't know.

 
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Dear Community,

Thank you for your patience and for giving us the time to investigate the release of HITMAN GOTY on GOG. As promised, we’re getting back to you with updates.

We're still in dialogue with IO Interactive about this release. Today we have removed HITMAN GOTY from GOG’s catalog – we shouldn’t have released it in its current form, as you’ve pointed out.

We’d like to apologise for the confusion and anger generated by this situation. We’ve let you down and we’d like to thank you for bringing this topic to us – while it was honest to the bone, it shows how passionate you are towards GOG.

We appreciate your feedback and will continue our efforts to improve our communication with you.
 

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Winter Sales is on now!


Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is free, they have more star trek titles.
Theyre also doing flash deals, so check those out to see if anything tickles your fancy at a larger discount
 
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GOG 2022 Update #2 | Our commitment to DRM-free gaming
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Thanks for all the feedback you gave us after the previous update. You’re awesome and it shows the GOG insights piques your interest. Today’s article is about a topic that we know is very important to you – our commitment to DRM-free gaming and what it exactly means.
GOG was built on trust, which is at the very core of our identity. It is evidenced by our 30-day refund policy or releasing games DRM-free, among other things. At the same time, we understand DRM-free might mean different things to different people, especially when modern games blend offline and online experiences.
When GOG first launched, the gaming market looked very different from what it is now – retail was the main place to buy games, and digital distribution was just taking baby steps. DRM, the copy protection software created to protect licenses against unauthorised disc copying, was a huge source of annoyance for gamers often restricting how they can access their content. From the beginning, part of GOG’s mission was to provide gamers with a simple way to access and play games, without the need to fiddle with files or deal with any DRM. Making sure you can play games purchased on GOG offline, make backup copies, and install them as many times as you need is even more relevant now, as things like game preservation become an important topic for the whole industry.
Today, while some of the most infamous DRMs of the past are thankfully long gone, it doesn’t mean the constraints are fully gone. They just have a different, more complex face.Games are evolving and many titles offer features beyond single-player offline gameplay, like multiplayer, achievements, vanities, rewards. Many such games are already on GOG and will continue to join our catalog. But it also raises the question: is this a new frontier for DRM?
And this is the crux of the matter. Some think it is, some don’t. Some hate it, some don’t mind it. And to be fair, we didn’t comment on it ourselves for quite some time and feel this is the time to do so:
We believe you should have freedom of choice and the right to decide how you use, enjoy, and keep the games you bought. It manifests in three points:
  • 1. The single-player mode has to be accessible offline.
  • 2. Games you bought and downloaded can never be taken from you or altered against your will.
  • 3. The GOG GALAXY client is and will remain optional for accessing single-player offline mode.
We fully commit to all those points. Aside from this, we reaffirm our continuous effort to make games compatible with future OSs and available for you for years to come.
As for multiplayer, achievements, and all that jazz – games with those features belong on GOG. Having said that, we believe that you have the right to make an informed choice about the content that you choose to enjoy and we won’t tell you how and where you can access or store your games. To make it easier to discover titles that include features like multiplayer, unlockable cosmetics, timed events, or user-generated content, we’re adding information about such functionalities on product pages. In short, you’ll always know.
We always took a lot of pride in the freedom we provide gamers. While we know DRM-free may have a different meaning to everyone, we believe you have the right to decide how you use, enjoy, and keep the titles you get on GOG. With games evolving towards adding more online features, we want you to understand our DRM-free approach and what it means to us. It is an important topic – let us know what you think.
Also I suck at adding threadmarks lmao, Sorry Gabbo

I added the entire thing in a spoiler quote incase it gets wonky from reddit as well, pretty neat

GOG 2022 update #1: A look at the present. A glimpse into the future.
 

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Also I suck at adding threadmarks lmao, Sorry Gabbo

I added the entire thing in a spoiler quote incase it gets wonky from reddit as well, pretty neat

GOG 2022 update #1: A look at the present. A glimpse into the future.
No need to be sorry, thank you for posting this.
Hopefully this doesn't lead to the store making exceptions to what is and isn't DRM, though single player always offline sounds like they heard the reaction to hitman 2016 and wont be making that mistake again.

I do also like seeing them refocus some of their efforts on classic games. There are certainly some games they could go after as feather in cap (NOLF, Black and White, MechWarrior/MechCommander, etc).
Lastly I hope they also start pushing harder for feature/update parity with other stores.
 
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No need to be sorry, thank you for posting this.
Hopefully this doesn't lead to the store making exceptions to what is and isn't DRM, though single player always offline sounds like they heard the reaction to hitman 2016 and wont be making that mistake again.

I do also like seeing them refocus some of their efforts on classic games. There are certainly some games they could go after as feather in cap (NOLF, Black and White, MechWarrior/MechCommander, etc).
Lastly I hope they also start pushing harder for feature/update parity with other stores.
Yeah they definitely caught a lot of flak for the required online for singleplayer component stuff

For sure with them being able to try and get some jewels in their crown for games like that

I kind of have a hope of the blizzard-activision merge with microsoft that they might be willing to throw "old" franchises or stuff that they own the licenses to onto places like GOG or where ever instead of just letting it sit around doing nothing. Some of the things that sit in those back catalogues can be making money for people wanting to obtain a copy digitally or whatever
 

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GOG has a Games Festival right now ...its a bit like the Steam Next Fest, but on GOG instead

Sales obviously, and demos of upcoming games (find them on the main store page)

 

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GOG has a Games Festival right now ...its a bit like the Steam Next Fest, but on GOG instead

Sales obviously, and demos of upcoming games (find them on the main store page)

Am really glad GOG is doing this (and grabbed a few demos), but man oh man does GOG need to up it's game. It should, like Steam does, focus solely on the upcoming games and prominently feature the demos. Too many 'coming soon' not enough 'free demos'. before you hit the 'sale' section

Signing up for notifications of release isn't going to cut it after the last year or so of Steam's Next 'Fest
 
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So yeah, I didn't post about it.

CORE KEEPER works without issue on the Deck, where you will get fps varying between 40-50. Didn't have it in me to put 8 bits colors and super low lightning so you never know.

CORE KEEPER is also boring, repetitive and extremely WYSIWYG. If you have any experience with this type of game, take 50 seconds to imagine it and voila, it's that. And despite all that, I put 16 hours or so already on the game, it already has a solid base and its success can only mean good things for its development. I feel zero buyer's remorse.

So satisfied was I with my EA purchase that I bought Lunacid the next day... and still have to try it. Damn, I have to do my play report to PossiblyPudding
 
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Curse my different timezone!
Thanks for posting all that
Glad they're doing all that again, they kind of made things really difficult to search for specifically older titles when they redesigned their site into 2.0 or whatever so I hope its easier going forward
 

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:)

Edit
I should point out this release comes with GOGs announcement to focus on actual good old games again

So they are not only going to refocus on the name part of their name, but I no longer have to fumble with the terrible Wheel of Time fan patches to get my cd copy working (though I will keep it)?


For every misstep (and boy when they do,....) they go


Now they just need to bring back the marketing department druids and we're set
 
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I'm just happy that they're clarifying their plans for the future it was a big sort of "Are they doing anything with older titles?"
 

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The way I see it, is Epic has kind of eaten their share of the tiny “not Steam” market for newer games so they’ve pivoted back to classics.

A shame really, because GOG offered more value as a Steam alternative than EGS does. But I don’t expect GOG will work quite as hard to get new releases as they have done in the past.

But hooray if they can revive some classics!
 

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The way I see it, is Epic has kind of eaten their share of the tiny “not Steam” market for newer games so they’ve pivoted back to classics.

A shame really, because GOG offered more value as a Steam alternative than EGS does. But I don’t expect GOG will work quite as hard to get new releases as they have done in the past.

But hooray if they can revive some classics!
I get the feeling they'll still try to do newer titles, but they'll be fewer and more prominent releases when they do. Sort of like how Hitman1 was kinda out of the blue (the state of the release not withstanding) but would have been a big 'get' for them had it worked out (imagine all three without the always-online drm?).

its also i guess hard to argue with AAA pubs for GoG when they rarely ever not use crazy DRMs like Denuvo are arent service games nowadays
I know I'm in a minority, but i'd wait for a drm-free release on gog down the line if it meant that was part of their business model. Let the denuvo-window expire, put that patched copy on gog that day.

Really, I'd be good if they just hunkered down and focused on making classic titles more prominent, making sure titles are getting version/feature parity with other stores, and adding more QOL features to galaxy (it needs a big picture mode-equivalent yesterday - but not making it a focus in general). And the druids, I can't stress that enough. I need the web store equivalent of eurojank in my life.
 
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I guess alien is releasing on GOG
Unless it's referencing another series of games that I'm missing.
Alien Isolation and more.


You can also start preparing for more SEGA releases to come, with Two Point Hospital and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Anniversary Edition coming soon pages already live and more titles to be announced in the coming weeks.
Really cool to see Sega working with GOG.
 

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Does anyone remember the latest time GOG Connect was active?

That really feels like an abandoned project even though it still present on the webpage.

Has to be hard to recruit publishers to that feature.
 
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