Our very own Finkbug, making hearty use of the intertubes and Steam Chat, alerts the Tap Newsroom that Good Old Games has shut itself down.
Run by a branch of The Witcher creator CD Projekt, GoG offered, well, good old games re-optimized to run on modern machines. At a bargain price. Without DRM. A number of Tappers were great fans of the service, while others – including myself – supported it philosophically but never found the time to delve through its riches. Now I feel vaguely guilty, like the fact that I only ever bought Septerra Core from the place is why it’s gone tits vertical in the driveway.
UPDATE: Wikipedia (and others), meanwhile, suggest that the whole thing is a stunt to announce the launch of the “official” GoG (it’s always been in beta so far). What could it mean? We’ll have to wait and see. If it’s bad news, thank you to CD Projekt for trying. If it’s good, well, that’d be cool.
UPDATE UPDATE: it’s looking more and more like this is a dumbasstic marketing stunt. Someone somewhere thought running an ad saying “John Romero is about to make you his bitch” was a good idea too. I wonder if it’s the same person.
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