Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Good Old Games Majorly Changes

Good Old is a website that sells fantastic classic's like Baldur's Gate, Arcanum, Crusader, Ultima, Castles and pretty much any old game you can think of. They are also owned by CD Projekt Red, the folks who developed The Witcher 2 and are known for their excellent customer service, free content updates and DRM-free games. They often sell these games pretty cheap and are generally loved by those who have ever dealt with the website, but they did not sell new games until now. They changed their whole model in the last couple days, now officially becoming, no longer Good Old Games. No longer do they just specifically sell old games, now they are looking to be a competitor with other major digital distributors. Legend of Grimrock, which I just wrote about, is their first new game that they are highlighting, plus they are bringing in some slightly new games already like Machinarium, Trine, The Whispered World, Spacechem and the fantastic, and free, Treasure Adventure Game.

One of the biggest and most important things to know about is that they want your games to be your games which means no DRM, no download limit and you can install any game as many times as you like or even copy it onto a disc. Another absolutely awesome idea they have done is what they call fair price, in which all games are the same price no matter where you live in the world, something that European, Russian and Australian gamers should be thrilled about. There are also no restrictions when it comes to buying your games, they are all available to anyone anywhere at anytime. How they managed to get worldwide rights where so many others have failed, I don't know, but it is something worth supporting.

Like many some other digital distributors, like Steam and Desura, you will also get access to exclusive free content just for buying the game or being part of the community. They have videos, guides, wallpapers, soundtracks, artworks, manuals and plenty of other bonus downloads. To entice people they have seven free games available if you sign up, plus you will of course get free support, extra compatibility for older games and privacy (they don't store any of your billing information). Even though they are now selling new games they will still be continually adding old games, just like they always have, except now they aren't restricting those games only for PCs. Like everything else signing up is free, I know it kind of sounds like it might cost something to sign up, but it is easy to sign up and free to do so.

My tiny games Library also has many of the features you might be used to from other digital distributors, like wish lists and a gifting system. The community is entirely forum based, no friends list or anything like that unfortunately, but you comment on and rate every game on the website. If you want to own your games and support a very good developer and company, possibly the best we may ever see, then you should add to the list of distributors that you check out for games. Sure they don't have anything like Assassin's Creed III or Max Payne 3, but if we support them enough then they may be able to get some of the upper tier games on there. You can find all the previously mentioned information on their main page or on this post, do check it out and I thank you for reading.
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-Written by Sean Cargle


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