Probably one of the best games of all times is now free on GOG. It's DRM free which is always a good thing!
Chinese people are about to celebrate their New Year this Friday (February 16th). There's no better way to celebrate it but with DRM-free games on GOG! You can now grab a FREE fighting game The King of Fighters 2002 directly from the Good Old Games store. Additionally the store is having a cool sale with loads of discounts reaching up to 90% off!
Good Old Games is having a really big Winter Sale event, which gives you a lot of discounted titles and some special stuff like buying random games for around $3. If you're a fan of no-DRM solution go ahead and browse the game on sale on GOG! Now the FREE title on this sale is Grim Fandango Remastered, you can get it for FREE in here. It's really nice to see so many sales right before the big... Steam sale... which really isn't what it used to be, is it?
It's FREE but there is a catch, it's only FREE when you've signed up for the Gwent Beta. You can do that here. Here is how to get the game for FREE: Download GOG Galaxy and do the following things in the client or the GOG website: Redeem the Gwent Beta Code. Go to the game page Refresh and now it should say FREE instead for the price! It does work for me: Otherwise you can also add the game to your cart although it says €9.99. People confirmed that it was free in the cart later on and they were still able to checkout.
GOG is having a Summer Sale, you can get games in really good prices, here are some examples! Highlights and bundles: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt €14.89 (DLCs are both 10% off!) Dying Light The Following €29.99 SOMA €15.89 Planetbase €12.39 SUPERHOT €18.39 Homeworld Remastered Collection €16.09 STAR WARS Shadows Of The Empire €4.29 X-Com Classics €6.95 Classic Anno Series €9.76 El Presidente Collection (Tropico games) €9.96 more available here! Additionally if you complete some quests on the site you can get some free games, details here.
Today, GOG launched a new program called GOG Connect. The premise is simple: connect your Steam account and add your eligible games to your GOG.com library! GOG Connect gets you DRM-free versions of your games, digital extras, and a whole lot of freedom of choice (like whether you go with the GOG Galaxy client or not). It gets you our take on game ownership, and we say: why buy the games more than once? Thanks to Deep Silver, Harebrained Schemes, Jonathan Blow's Number None, TaleWorlds and more, you can now add more than 20 games to your GOG.com library if you previously purchased them on Steam. The full list of games will always be available on connect.gog.com, starting with these and more: The Witness FTL: Faster Than Light The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Galactic Civilizations 3 Trine Enchanted Edition Saints Row 2 Shadowrun Returns The Witcher: Enhanced Edition While GOG Connect will stick around, the available games will come and go. These are limited-time offers made possible by participating developers and publishers, so stay tuned as we bring new titles onboard in the future (and grab your copies before they go away)! For a bit more library-building, a…
Here's another set of Weekend Deals, scroll below for mad deals! The Great Indoors Sale Deep Silver Sale Weekly Sale, go here for more details. WB Games on sale: Anuman 15th Anniversary Sale! Shadowrun Returns - £3.62 Back To Old-School sale, more info in here.
I got into the alpha for GOG Galaxy client - a brand new application that allows you to download your Good Old Games purchases to your desktop, chat with your friends and more! After you receive the code for the alpha you have to activate it on your GOG profile, after that it shows up as another game on your shelf: The installer is around 60 MB and after installing takes around 105MB of disk space. After initial login the interface shows up and the program itself looks... boring to be honest: And this is how installing a game from your library looks like: You can see the Settings window open on the screenshot above. You can select the number of concurrent connections which speeds up the download speed I believe (no idea if it's P2P?), the Startup Page which is something similar to Steam (either Library or Store), Features (not yet available) and installation paths. I will post more stuff when the app gets updated. Right now it's nothing special but it works.
I've just received a closed beta invite to Witcher The Adventure Game from GOG. According to CD Projekt RED: The purpose of the beta is to test both the game as well as GOG Galaxy infrastructure powering the online portion of it. Over the course of the beta, we will be adding new cards, mechanics and improvements, to polish the game further and deliver you the best possible experience - stay with us and check for updates regularly. We really do count on your feedback - more on this below! So this is going to be the first look on the GOG's Galaxy system! Awesome news. Also, while the beta is limited to online play only (Public games with matchmaking or Private games for playing with friends), rest assured that the full game will also feature a “hot seat” and “vs AI” modes. In other words yes, there will be single-player and you will be able to play it offline. There is no NDA on the beta but we won't be posting any screenshots today. I'm just about to open up the game... However, I have one invite for the closed beta - want it? Post a comment below! Random…
This is a very nice approach to all gamers that are afraid of losing ownership of their games. GOG Galaxy is going to be sweet. From what we can see on the trailer you will have an option to download and use their client - Galaxy. It will keep your games up to day but won’t require to be online for games to work, won’t force you to create social profile, have friends and many other features. It just works how you want it to work. Imagine Steam without the online option for launching games, that would be amazing. Lets hope more and more games come to GOG in the future!