I woke up this morning, bummed. The news informed me that a certain world superpower decided that planet Earth isn’t worth looking after. Normally it’s news that only affects them, but things are getting very real now. It may not save the planet, but GOG released some news that made me completely forget that it’s hot like alien balls for this time of year.
I like to make videos highlighting great moments in video game writing. I’ve been working over Knights of the Old Republic 2. I have a list of games I want to give the same treatment once I’m done with KOTOR 2. On that list is Dragon Age Origins, and several weeks GOG said: “Let’s sell the ultimate edition for 5 euros.” and I said: “Don’t mind if I do!”
Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas are also on my list, with New Vegas at the front of the line. Like KOTOR 2 it’s a Chris Avellone game (I almost wrote Christ Avellone. A little Freudian slip it seems) so of course it gets priority. I bought Fallout 3 on steam during the dark days of Games for windows live. As much as I wanted to, I never got to buy the DLC for it. Long story short, GFWL refused to take my money. The other day I tried running Fallout 3, but it wouldn’t launch. The solution I found was to install what is essentially GFWL. “Still?!” I thought. “They never patched this out! Ugh, I’ll deal with this later.” and I uninstalled it.
I never got to buy the Ultimate Edition of New Vegas either. I’ve been waiting for steams summer sale to get it for what will probably be 12.50 euros. But today... Today was the first time in a long time, I said: “Fuck Steam!” Is GOG reading my mind?
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion have all been given the GOG treatment. You can get them all DRM free, and to celebrate they’re all half off. With the mod support, one can conceivably play each of these games forever. 10 bucks each. This is crazy.
Games for Windows Live: Burn in hell where you belong!
Valve: Watch your back, my friend. CD Projekt is coming for you. GOG is DRM free and they are still choo-chooing all the way to the bank.