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21st September, 2010 at 01:25:25 -

I bought a few games from GOG, i'm sad to see it go and had no idea it was going until just.... RIP GOG.com

http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/

 
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I believe I bought a game from them just for the heck of it, even though I knew my laptop wouldn't run it.

It was probably a sale or something. Myst 3D, I think it was.

They sent me a lot of emails, so I'm not too depressed.

 

  		
  		

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22nd September, 2010 at 21:30:23 -

http://gog.com/

Way to burn your customers, GOG.

 

  		
  		

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22nd September, 2010 at 21:59:46 -

The good always die young.

Did you really think a website that only appeals to the 20+ year old seasoned game player market, the same market that ruthlessly pirates games anyway, would be a profitable venture? I'm betting GOG was losing money hand over fist. A victim of capitalism.

 
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22nd September, 2010 at 22:08:48 -

It's a fake. They're not dead.

 

  		
  		

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22nd September, 2010 at 23:53:50 -

Bloody hell, it was all a ruse! Still, i'm happy it'll be back, just hope it's still good! And for the record, the only pirating i ever did was done after i physically couldn't get original releases to work on my PC (like old DOS games, for some reason i can't get DOS-Box to play some games).

I do very much enjoy buying retro, which i have done alot of over the last week or so

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 00:26:44 -

That is a horrible marketing technique: "Our site just couldn't remain the way it was so it wont exist in this form anymore" and then not a week later" Get ready because we meant that we were remaking the site!"

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 00:34:26 -

...it got a thread out of us though, much as i hate to say it!

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 00:35:53 -

And upturned noses.

I don't think the "any publicity is good publicity" thing is true.

 

  		
  		

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23rd September, 2010 at 00:40:57 -

Maybe, though i was going to say i don't think the people who didn't like GOG before were really going to change their minds. Then i thought, hang on - good marketing would make that happen.

So on this occasion OMC, i agree

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 07:20:33 -

I've already seen many people saying they won't use GOG anymore after this publicity stunt. Goes to show that stuff like this doesn't work if it's not carried out correctly

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 08:19:28 -

yeah and 10,000 people said they wouldnt buy and play l4d2.

 
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23rd September, 2010 at 23:37:10 -

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BACK UP AND IT HAS BASICALLY JUST HAD A FACE-LIFT!!!!!

 
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24th September, 2010 at 03:39:24 -

From what I heard, their rather pathetic little publicity stunt backfired pretty badly.

If they had simply announced the opening of the final version of the site I'm sure that would get them some publicity, instead they lost the few regular customers they had for the sake of some extra media coverage.

 
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