Monthly Archives: February 2015

Show off your (old) gear, win shiny new (ROCCAT) gear!

As you know, the GOG.com catalog spans many titles dating back as far as 1980 (Akalabeth, we’re looking at you!), in times when computers kind of looked like modern-day microwaves sat on top of a console, and the first portable computer, the Osborne I, was put on the market in all the glory of its 24 pounds of weight and a steep $1,795 price tag.

We don’t expect you to have gear that’s quite as old, but we are curious as to what treasures you might be keeping in a box stored away in the basement or deep in an attic drawer. So show us your oldest gear and be greatly rewarded with the some of the newest on the market, courtesy of gaming gear creator and producer ROCCAT!

THE RULES:

– Your entry should consist of 1 or 2 pictures of your old gear and a description of up to 100 words telling us what it is, where you got it, what you used it for or any other fond memories you have with it. Maybe it was your first joystick? Maybe an old Atari controller you kept as a memento? We want to hear about it!
– You can only post one entry per person. If you post more, only the first one will be counted.
– You may not edit your post.
– Use your own photos of your own gear – we do know how to do a reverse image search!

Post your entry in the comments below before the deadline – you have a week, until March 6th, at 1:59 PM GMT. We aim to judge your entries and pick winners by Thursday, March 12th – we’ll announce them in the contest forum thread and via PM to the winners …read more

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A breath of pastel colored air.

The Last Tinker: City of Colors, a colorful 3D action platformer, is available now DRM-free, for Windows and Mac OS X, on GOG.com with a 50% launch discount.

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is an adorable, whimsical game for the faint of heart or the young of age. It’s a simple 3D platformer set in a world of pretty colors and colorful 3D. Tinkerworld used to be one, but tensions between citizens split the land into four varied district, each with its unique color scheme, peculiar inhabitants (ranging from adorable turtle-bunnies to towering walrus-bears) and unique gameplay challenges. Now The Bleakness has come to Tinkertown, all the color in this papercraft world is being washed away and you’re here to save the day. The Last Tinker: City of Colors is not a challenging game, but it’s a delightful stroll through a world of color and all its whimsical inhabitants.

Like a breath of pastel colored air, The Last Tinker: City of Colors is available now, DRM-free on GOG.com! The 50% launch discount will last for one week, until Thursday, March 5 at 10:59 AM GMT.

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Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

By SyncError

Eternal glory! That’s what awaits the players who win the Tri-Master Tournament, but to do this, that team must survive three tasks. Three extremely dangerous tasks.

For the first time in QuakeCon history, Quake Live players from around the globe will be tested in one single tournament comprised of all three modes that have come to define competitive Quake.

The Quake Live Tri-Master Tournament will feature competitions for up to 16 four-player teams, where each team will be put to the test in a triathlon comprised of Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, and Duel – with only one team standing at the end as the true Tri-Master Champion. Teams who come out on top will share prizes of $32,000. At the conclusion of the Tri-Master Tournament, the top two individual duelers selected by their team will then face off to claim an additional $8,000 and the title of Grand Master Champion.

As part of QuakeCon’s 20th year, The Quake Live Tri-Master Tournament will be held July 23-26, 2015 in Dallas, TX, USA in the Wedgwood Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Teams with professional or extensive Quake Live experience are encouraged to rally around a strong dueler and sharpen their CTF and TDM skills.

Sign-ups are now open by emailing tournaments@quakelive.com! Please see the official tournament rules for more details.

Source: quakecon.org

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A story of Hope.

Republique Remastered, story based stealth-action, is available now for Windows and Mac OS X, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 20% discount.

Republique Remastered started out as an incredibly ambitious project to bring AAA-quality gaming onto mobile phones and tablets. It was a success, critically acclaimed, and beloved by fans. The game is now coming to Windows and Mac as a completely remastered experience with new controls, refined visuals and a single huge package. Republique Remastered is a story of Hope – the girl who reaches out for your help. You’ll view the world through scattered cameras and mobile devices observing, and assisting Hope in any way that you can. With plenty of secrets and lore (and even easter eggs) to soak in, you’ll slowly pick up on bits and pieces of the story of a fugitive heroine in a mysteriously oppressed dystopian future.

Republique Remastered Deluxe Edition includes the original Soundtrack, a six-part series The Making of Republique, and two game prototypes that eventually came to be Republique. If you’re not ready to commit just yet, you can always get the upgrade later.

The package includes all 5 episodes of the game. Episode 1-3 are available now, Episodes 4 and 5 will be coming up soon.

Discover the story of Republique Remastered, available now DRM-free on GOG.com. The 20% launch discount will last for one week, until Thursday, March 5, at 4:59 AM GMT.

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Abe’s Oddysee reconstructed.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, a critically acclaimed restoration of Abe’s Oddysee, is available now on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with a 10% launch discount!

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty earns the right to call itself a true remake. It’s so much more than just a graphical upgrade, it’s a modern retelling of the unforgettable experience that Abe’s Oddysee was all these years ago. The unsettlingly beautiful visuals, the disturbingly odd universe, and the unforgivingly difficult gameplay were enough to leave a lasting impression on anyone who encountered Abe’s Oddysee. Seventeen years later, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty retains the setting, the sounds, and the flavor; all brought up to modern platforming par, and beyond, with updated controls, refined mechanics and a reconstructed experience.

Also available for purchase are two pieces of DLC:
Bonus level: Alf’s Escape, a brand-new extensive level with completely fresh New ‘n’ Tasty mechanics.
Alternative costume: Scrub Abe

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty makes a tremendous impression, rose-tinted glasses not required. It’s available now, DRM-free on GOG.com. The 10% launch discount will last for one week, until Wednesday, March 4, at 4:49 PM GMT.

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A haze of neon carnage.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, a conclusion to the psychotic saga, is now available to pre-order for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% discount.

Limbs strewn everywhere, pulsating to the rhythmic thumping of a haunting (hauntingly good) mixtape. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a conclusion to the maddeningly good saga that’s conquered so many of our hearts, then left them bleeding out in the corner of a musty motel room. A quiet end, we should count ourselves lucky. Should have, because Hotline Miami is back with a thick, bloody vengeance. If there is one thing to love about the series (other than than the incredible soundtrack and gritty neon-laced setting), it’s the precise, fast-paced gameplay which just got better and a bit more varied. There are new unique mask abilities like dual wielding or chainsaws (maybe dual-wielding chainsaws, if we’re lucky), and seven new playable characters to make up this twisted part-prequel, part-sequel story of Jacket’s aftermath.

If there was ever a good reason to pick up the bigger package, the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Special Edition comes with the Remix EP and 6 unique tracks. An absolute treat, if you’re into the Hotline musical stylings. Nothing’s lost if you don’t want to make the commitment just yet. You can always get the standard edition, and get the upgrade pack when it becomes available later on.

Once it’s complete, all versions of the game will also come with a DRM-free Custom Level Editor to create your own maps and share them with friends. While you’re waiting, make sure to grab the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Comics for free!

Ring ring. It’s Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Will you pick up? The pre-order is …read more

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Release the Lynx!

Shelter 2, in which you’ll live out the day-to-day of a mother Lynx, is available now to pre-order for Windows, DRM-free on GOG.com with an up to 20% discount!

In Shelter 2 you’ll give birth to your little cubs, raise them, teach them to hunt, and to brave the cold wilderness. It’s an absolutely unique concept in video games that’s only been explored in the original Shelter (are we wrong?), but never quite to this extent. The sequel includes a much more vast terrain to discover, new gameplay elements with more freedom than ever, a variety of prey to hunt, and a deeper level of interaction with your little ones. Shelter 2 is a sight to behold, a climactic painterly experience that you won’t get anywhere else.

If you already own the original Shelter, you can take advantage of the fan-discount for a combined 20% off!

Enter the wild once more in Shelter 2, a unique gaming experience available to pre-order on GOG.com. The pre-order discount will last until Monday, March 9, when the game is expected to launch on GOG.com.

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The game that wore a fedora.

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora a quirky metroidvania platformer, is available now for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% launch discount!

Quirky, spiffy and a little off-beat. Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora is a 2D film-noir inspired platformer that’s all about finding secrets, puzzles and items. A series of murders, a gritty town of boxes and cats, and a detective story await Emma Jones, the two bit PI in an 8-bit world. Together with your trusty sidekick Franky, the cat that wore a fedora, you’ll investigate, chat up civilians and platform all around this extensive 3D world. No film-noir experience would be complete without a little bit of the jazz, and Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora chiptune delivery is more than worth a listen.

Poop to save your game, but don’t forget to wash your hands, in Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora, available now DRM-free on GOG.com. The 10% launch discount will last for one week, until Tuesday, March 3 at 3:59 PM GMT.

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A world in anarchy, united under your command.

Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition, a hardcore tabletop-like strategy game, is available now for Windows, DRM-free on GOG.com.

Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition is not here to make friends. It’s here to be as deep, complex, and detailed as they come, mastering the ins and outs of this strategy title is an endeavor, but so worth the effort. The game features a sophisticated military command system across hundreds of locations, territories and units. The world map, built on high-resolution NASA satellite imagery is a vast and authentic recreation of the world map, all at your fingertips.

Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition also includes the Global Crisis expansion pack, which expands the game with new scenarios, units, an improved interface and much, much more.

Unite the fragmented states of the world in Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition, available now, DRM-free on GOG.com!

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Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Up to -50% off Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.

There is a very special place in our hearts for the unique scope and feel of Infinity Engine RPG classics. They’re good and old, that’s where our roots are after all, and we could barely contain our excitement over the remastered return of the greatest ones around. We think now’s a good time to share that excitement with you all – Weekly Staff Picks: Infinity Remastered is an electrifying trio of the finest RPGs ever remastered, now on sale for a titillating up to 50% off!

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition are grand and improved. Both games contain never-before-seen content: new combat-focused adventures, and a total of seven exclusive party members to join you on your journey. While both titles had a pretty rocky start, they’ve since become just about the ultimate Baldur’s Gate experience you can find.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition restores the classic RPG, giving it a new life with numerous tweaks, upgrades and – best of all – quest content cut from the original game, now finished and restored!

Infinity has never looked better. You can soak it all up with Weekly Staff Picks: Infinity Remastered at up to 50% off for the next 72 hours, until Thursday, February 26, at 4:59 AM GMT.

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