Good Old Games Closes for Now

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In an unexpected turn of events the popular Good Old Games website (GOG.com), which offered classic downloadable games at fair prices, shut down this weekend. The currently isn't any reason given for the closure but a message on the website explains that the site might not be gone forever:

"We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.

We're very grateful for all support we've received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming.

This doesn't mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.

On a technical note, this week we'll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

All the best,
GOG.com Team"

 

2 Responses to Good Old Games Closes for Now

  1. Fips says:

    Doh! Just a few days after I'd taken advantage of one of their special offers. Cheers for the news update.

  2. rosswscott says:

    There's some speculation they may be switching to a different model, some sort of client, like Steam.  I hope it's not the lack of DRM that hurt them, that was a real high point of their games.  Either way, it seems like they'll be back on at SOME point.  Even if they're going out of business, completely disconnecting users from an online service with no warning is the worst way to conduct things.  Hope they're able to survive financially somehow.

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