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barythrin
December 19th, 2012, 01:16 PM
They have newer games too. They're a lot like steam only you purchase the game/license then download the game and it's yours. It's DRM free so it can be installed anywhere which is nicer than competitors. I won't go into all of them. The only reason I really posted was Ultima collection is available for cheap. It's a temporary/rotating sale I think so right now these specific deals end in 16 hours so noon (CT) Thursday. gog.com ("Good Old Games") (http://www.gog.com/). The Ultima deal specifically is here (http://www.gog.com/promo/ultima_series)for $8.98. It includes Ultima 1-9 and Ultima Underworld 1-2. Good price if you don't have it. I believe they're modified to run on current ware with correct timing unless like the CD/DVD which you're supposed to use mo'slo. They also have some other nice classics although I'm not sure about the price Might and Magic collection is (25.89) (http://www.gog.com/promo/might_and_magic_madness) and I think they have Kings Quest series too.

Unknown_K
December 19th, 2012, 02:56 PM
IS that website legit or just seling pirated software with an EMU?

PS. Look at the system requirements ;)

barythrin
December 19th, 2012, 03:16 PM
It's actually a legitimate site. Apparently they're the folks who created The Witcher also. It's just like steam, they do pay for the rights to distribute legitimate copies of the game. I was leery of similar sites as well and didn't realize who they were until some research. So yes, you can be happy and your moral compass can stay aligned by buying off this site. I own the collection already. Actually for me I'm most tempted to get the Witcher 2 for 7.xx whatever bucks today although I don't think my system is good enough to play it.

You can find multiple news articles on the site I'm sure from trustworthy sources too. Here's a simple wikipedia article on them (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOG.com). Like I said I've seen my share of sites selling pirated software, I'd never support paying for that nor giving your credit card number to a site like that (you can imagine where that information goes). As a collector I always like physical copies anyway but during some sales it's hard to resist getting a game I'd like to play for $2.50 or such and find a physical copy later.

Chuckster_in_Jax
December 20th, 2012, 07:46 AM
I had trouble trying to signup for an account. Filled in all the necessary info, clicked submit and then nothing.

SkydivinGirl
December 20th, 2012, 08:49 AM
You can think of GOG like you do Steam, except that there's no DRM on anything they sell. You will get notifications from GOG when games are updated, but they don't have a program that automatically updates your software. I've bought a bunch of great stuff from them that I never got the chance to play before. And, of course, they test it all to work on new systems.

Heather

Chuckster_in_Jax
December 20th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Tried again and account was created.