GoG winter sale on now. (Free Fallout 1,2 + Tactics for the next 47 hours)

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  1. LurkerLito

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    GoG is running a winter sale now. They are also giving away Fallout 1,2 and Tactics for free for the next 47 hours or so as of this post.
    Edit: Oops... link : http://www.gog.com/
     
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  2. FiveFig

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  3. Kinsaras

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    I peek from my phone and it’s true. Just go to GoG.com. Of course after I bought it from Steam during Black Friday.
     
  4. Cmustang87

    Cmustang87 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Works perfect, thanks OP!.
     
  5. Kinsaras

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    Worth noting they have Shadow Warrior (2013) and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs are $9.99 each. Rise of the Triad (2013) is only $4.99 and more games.
     
  6. Shyne151

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    Their site is getting slammed... I'm getting 500 errors from nginx everywhere. Still trying though. :)
     
  7. HFBallad

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    Finally got through :)
    Thanks for the excellent post. BTW, what' with those gift boxes on the front page?
     
  8. WetMacula

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    Thanks. Their site is pretty bad.
     
  9. FiveFig

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    Random games that you can get a discount on.

    Box 1 = old games
    Box 2 = new games
    Box 3 = random old or new game

    Once you click on a box, that's your "option" linked to your account for 24 hours (according to the rules, some smart html hackers might be able to get multiple options though lol)
     
  10. DogsofJune

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    And then some. :mad:

    Can't even sign up with out 404's and 502's popping up
     
  11. Parja

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    In their defense, you've got to figure they're getting slammed by the FatWallet/SlickDeals crowd that flock like vultures all over anything for free.
     
  12. DogsofJune

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    Gah! I find this upsetting!!
     
  13. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    Yea, their traffic is massive at the moment.
     
  14. DogsofJune

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    Kiss a fat babies ass, I won!! Damn that was exhausting....

    Fuck you OP for inflicting this kind of stress on my life, now to wait ages to DL this crap.... FUCK!
     
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  15. Raekwon

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    I've been trying on my Samsung Epic to get this for over an hour. 404 when I enter my credentials. Other errors abound. So frustrating. Finally succeeded on PlayBook tethered to Sprint 3g. I have the disc's for Fallout 1 and 2. How is Tactics?
     
  16. DiabloRojo

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    Tactics is very RPG-lite, combat heavy. Would have had a great story if it had been done like 1 or 2, but then it would have been a proper Fallout 3. Not a terrible game by any means, just very different.

    The disappointing part is that its story doesn't really gel with the actual Fallout 3 so I don't think many consider it canon (don't quote me on that though as I haven't been into Fallout lore for a long time).
     
  17. Alai

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    I agree with this assessment on every point. Storyline is definitely not canon.
     
  18. Megalith

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    Does GOG ever give Steam keys?
     
  19. LeninGHOLA

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    Tactics in non canon, but so is most of Fallout 3. Decent game, but do not use real time. Turn based or you'll be frustrated.
     
  20. ir0nw0lf

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    That would be counter-intuitive and make no sense. GOG is DRM-free stuff.
     
  21. squishy

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    It's too bad really, if they issued steam keys I'd actually buy something. I refuse to manually manage games anymore :)
     
  22. spaceace420

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    I love steam myself but gog's store theme is drm free, selling steam keys would go against what they stand for.
     
  23. LeninGHOLA

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    Manually manage? Like, clicking on them? :p
     
  24. squishy

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    Yes, exactly :)

    I'm just getting old I guess. I want to install steam and have it manage everything I own. Yes, I am that lazy lol
     
  25. BETA.

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    when you log into gog, all of your games are in a centralized place. So it is managed for you. It's not as elaborate as the Steam client, but it isn't DRMed either. If GOG came out with a client without DRM and had Steam's robust library, we'd have a winner.
     
  26. LeninGHOLA

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    If the games could be removed from a client, yes. I'm actually glad that GOG is clientless. I can store the exe files anywhere I want.
     
  27. octoberasian

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    Like Lenin said above: Nope.

    I have FTL: Faster Than Light from GoG and has no DRM, but also no Steam keys.
     
  28. polonyc2

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    so there's no client at all with GoG?...not even a wrapper like Uplay?...they just give you the exe file that you can store anywhere and is the same as if I had the game discs?...with the same default directory as the retail discs?
     
  29. LeninGHOLA

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    Yes, that is correct. The only difference is the exe includes an installer.
     
  30. scgt1

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    Not so sure about that. There is some program you can choose to install which is supposed to download faster also. Not sure if it's actually a client (Steam/Origin/etc) or just a download application. If that's the case meh who cares.

    I too wish there was an option for steam keys though. I already hate the fact of having Origin installed for non steam version games. I also hardly own a game that isn't steam based anymore. Any games I own retail of I get on Steam during a sale so I don't need to mess with the hard copy anymore. It's mainly convenience I suppose which has in turn forced a preferencial trait upon me now. :rolleyes:
     
  31. Alai

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    I would have to agree with you, but I use Gog.com in addition to Steam if only for the fact that I support their DRM free business model. They also have a really good selection of classic games and are often cheaper than Steam.

    So I use Steam and Gog.com only. But I definitely think including Gog.com as your alternative source of games to be worth it.
     
  32. LeninGHOLA

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    Yes, there is a GOG downloader program, which is optional. It's not a client. You can download the executable directly.

    I bet you guys are the same people who complained about Windows 8 not having a start menu, yet you can't be bothered with it to launch GOG games ;)
     
  33. McDork

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    Thanks Lurker, I got through real quick this afternoon. How are these games? Also I checked my account and had about 5 other free games.
     
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    SonOfa...I just bought Fallout 1&2 a few days ago on Steam (after declining to buy them on sale for years and years. Anyway I picked up those games again as well as Planescape Torment. Having lost internet for a few months once I appreciate having games not on Steam
     
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    thanks for this ^_^. I picked up fallout from them a while ago for free, now they have 2 and tactics. Loved these games to pieces, never finished tactics though...Guess it's time to roll up the sleeves and give it a playthrough ^_^.
     
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    I read an interview of one of the devs that they weren't really told about the Fallout universe when they were assigned to the game. With nothing to work on but playthroughs of F1 and F2 they came up with their own idea of the Fallout universe. Thus all the modern equipment and weapons in Tactics.