Monthly Archives: March 2015

Home on the front.

Act of War: Gold Edition, a 2005 RTS wonder, is available now DRM-free on GOG.com!

Act of War: Gold Edition is a sleeper-hit real time strategy game written by well known author and veteran Dale Brown. The terrorists have made their way onto US soil, and you’re in charge of a new direct action operations group known as Task Force TALON. Your only resource here is money, but you’ll have to look in various places to maintain a steady flow – that includes extracting oil, capturing POWs, and even the occasional bank raid (for the greater good). Act of War Gold Edition features fully destructible environments, gameplay that will force you out of your unit-spam habit, and plenty of live-action cutscenes for some real well written camp.

This Gold Edition pack includes the Act of War: High Treason expansion pack set three years after the events in the base game. Aside from a brand new campaign, the expansion introduces two new skirmish modes, battles at sea and 50+ new units with plenty of graphics and gameplay improvements.

Defend your home front in Act of War Gold Edition is available now for Windows, DRM-free on GOG.com!

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Always saving monsters.

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, a very kawaii action-RPG, is available now for Windows, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% launch discount.

Developed by the team that brought you the Ys series, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is an action-RPG with plenty of platforming and puzzles to boot. You’re Parin – a 12 year old girl who just moved into “Monster Village”, a peaceful town secretly inhabited by the most playful bunch of monsters you’ll ever meet. When an evil threat descends on your peaceful town, you and your legendary drill are the only thing that stands between safety and total annihilation. With 35+ hours of playtime, a plethora of minigames, and plenty of secrets to discover, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure may just be your next pick for when you feel like a bit of lighthearted, Japanese adventure!

This time, the monsters need your help in Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, available now DRM-free on GOG.com! The 10% launch discount will last for one week, until Monday, April 6, at 12:59 PM GMT!

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Up to 75% off Hatoful Boyfriend, Long Live the Queen, Always Sometimes Monsters and more!

Weekly Staff Picks: Artificial Life is our selection of video-game takes on digital life and virtual lives. Because there’s nothing quite like getting a do-over for high-school, as a princess no less! Get up to 75% off these four titles:

Hatoful Boyfriend is the avian dating-sim on the market today. You’re the only human student in a school for talented birds in this unmistakably Japanese, delightfully quirky visual novel. Ah, to be young and in love (with a bird) again! But there is more to life than high-school drama – Long Live the Queen is a deceptively cute thriller of politics, hate, and violence. If you think the life of a princess is full of bliss, ballroom dancing and ponies you’re in for a surprise. Most games are there to take us far away into fantastic and thrilling adventures, but perhaps the trappings of everyday life are the greatest quest of all? Always Sometimes Monsters is a title that tackles the very problems you, or anyone, can face every single day. Finally, there is Darwinia and Multiwinia, a visually simple but intriguing set of strategy games, in which the fate of an entire race of digital-life forms rests in your hands.

Put your own troubles on the backburner, welcome to your shiny, new Artificial Life The promo will last until Thursday, April 2, at 9:59 AM GMT.

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Up to 75% off System Shock 2, Wings, Rocket Ranger, Earth series and more!

It’s the weekend! And that means it’s also time for another sale. The games are so good, we just had to come up with an awful pun to make up for it. It’s Weekend Promo: FUNdamentals, with discounts up to 75% off!

How could we not start with System Shock 2 – an absolutely legendary FPS/RPG hybrid that’s paved the way for not just the Bioshock series, but a huge number of modern day shooters. If you you think you’ve gotten all you can out of the game already, you have to check out the recently released System Shock Infinte mod which expands the story far beyond the ending of the base game – an informal sequel to the title you know and love (or are about to have a major crush on).

If you haven’t played Double Fine’s Psychonauts yet, now’s the time. Seriously. We’ve also got classic adventures, including the creepy-crawly Bad Mojo Redux and the terrifying I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, RPG epics including the Two Worlds series, and some emulated retro Amiga action with Rocket Ranger and Wings. Strategy fans – we’ve got you covered with Defender of the Crown and the Earth twenty-one-something series!

As always, there’s more gaming goodness to be had up to 75% off – so check out this weekend’s DRM-free FUNdamentals on GOG.com! The promo will last until Tuesday, March 31 at 0359Z, or 3:59 AM GMT.

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The spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate is here.

Pillars of Eternity, in which adventure continues beyond The Gate, is available now for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com!

It’s you, and your band of companions, against the world. A brand new fantasy world! A realm of long lost treasures and ancient mysteries buried beneath the depths of monster-infested dungeons. Pillars of Eternity rekindles the spirit of Baldur’s Gate and brings it into the modern age of gaming. Designed by the remarkable Obsidian Entertainment, a team of gaming’s greatest creative minds including Chris Avellone, Tim Cain and Josh Sawyer – Pillars of Eternity sets out to redefine all that we know about character building, questing, and grinding. The thrill of the uncharted, the wonder of a sprawling, classic RPG epic is finally back!

Pillars of Eternity comes in three editions. The Hero Edition includes the base game, but more loot awaits the collectors out there!
The Champion Edition comes packed with special bonus content, including a full digital soundtrack, a high-res map, a campaign almanac, and more!
Royal Edition packs in even more bonus content. In addition to the Champion Edition goodies, four additional pieces of content exclusive to the Royal Edition can be yours now: a digital novella by Chris Avellone, collector’s book PDF, high-resolution concept art, and a digital strategy guide.

Gather your party and venture forth. Pillars of Eternity is finally out now, DRM-free on GOG.com!

Check it out on Twitch.tv/GOGcom!
The one and only TotalBiscuit will be taking Pillars of Eternity today, March 26th at 9pm GMT / 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT!
Afterwards, our regular and beloved Outstar will have her turn – come join her at 11pm GMT / 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT.

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By Yatta

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As you probably know, the offices of 3D Realms these days reside in Aalborg, Denmark. This is a relatively new development, as Interceptor bought the company known for such titles as Duke Nukem, Max Payne, Wolfenstein 3D, and many many others. We’ve decided to take a look back at the history of the offices that made up 3D Realms. We enlisted long timer Joe Siegler to write about this relatively unknown part of the company. This will be a series of articles (going through till 2015). This first part focuses on the original base of operations, the home of Scott Miller’s parents in Garland, TX.

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In which we talk about our relationship with you.

Refunds, terms of use, customer support – it’s the hot button issue right now and it’s been on our minds as well. We thought this might be a pretty good time to say a word or two about how we do things, recent changes, and our approach to your customer experience.

Refunds.

We’ve got ’em, and here are the basics you might need to know:
You have 30 days, worldwide. Hitting “Buy” doesn’t waive your rights.
European Union law states that you should have 14 days to withdraw from a purchase. That’s not a bad deal, but it’s not always enough. We think that 30 days is more like it, and that worldwide is just nicer – within that period, we only consider your purchase final if you’ve already started to actually download your game. We want all of our customers to feel that our refund policy is there to give you a comfortable experience – not that we were forced into having one.

You can still get a refund for technical issues after downloading your game.
Downloading a game doesn’t mean you’re on your own, you still have our guarantee that it works!
If you have your game, but it doesn’t work for one of the million reasons that just happen – we’re here to help. We want you to be able to play your game, and if you can’t, there’s no reason why you should be stuck with it. We call this the Money Back Guarantee. If your game doesn’t work due to technical issues, and our support team is unable to help you fix it, we’ll offer you a refund – and two ways to do it. You’ll have the choice of a refund in store credit, (this is almost immediate), …read more

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By Joe Santulli

Museum Acquisitions, March 2015

During our tour of events which included Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, CA and South By Southwest in Austin, TX, we made a few side trips to collect some very intriguing donations to the museum.

Two of the major items are arcade cabinets which will be featured in the museum’s embedded arcade. The first is a Star Trek sit-down cabinet. This beautiful vector-graphics game never looked or sounded better, but what sets this particular one apart is that its previous owner took the coin door to Star Trek conventions, and had it signed by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei and other cast members, making it a one-of-a-kind!

Another arcade cabinet added to the museum’s inventory is Stun Runner, a sit-down futuristic racing game. This cabinet features a prototype board which may or may not be kept with the day-to-day cabinet.

Finally, we had a Sega Pluto donated. The Pluto was to be Sega’s “Saturn plus Netlink” console and there are very few of these prototypes known to exist. This particular unit is white with the Saturn logo stickered to it. It is a model and not a working prototype, much like the Sega Neptune that has been part of our collection for a great many years.

Star Trek sit-down cabinet

Star Trek sit-down cabinet signatures

Museum Acquisitions, March 2015

STUN Runner sit-down cabinet

Museum Acquisitions, March 2015

Sega Pluto

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Source:: Video Game History Museum

      

Putting the plan in aeroplane.

Airline Tycoon Deluxe, in which you’ll be the pilot of your airline’s destiny, is available now for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux–DRM-free on GOG.com with a 50% launch discount!

Airline Tycoon Deluxe is a whimsical business simulator from the golden era of the late-90’s tycoon boom. It’s no SimCity or Transport Tycoon in terms of complexity or authenticity – but that doesn’t make it any less of a fun (and suprisingly addictive) sim. Instead, Airline Tycoon Deluxe focuses on the things that make directing a simulated airline pure fun. You’ll buy and upgrade your own planes, from budget transports to luxury cruisers, plan your routes, balance your stock, and market your flights. Just keep in mind that sometimes, the ends justify the means – a little on-board food poisoning never hurt anyone. Not your passengers anyway. Buy your ticket now!

Airline Tycoon Deluxe is a golden oldie with native versions for Mac OS X and Linux. As an added bonus, the package here comes with the game’s Windows source code for your viewing and tweaking pleasure. You sure don’t see that every day.

Fly high with Airline Tycoon Deluxe, available now DRM-free on GOG.com! The 50% launch discount will last for one week, until Tuesday, March 31, at 10:59 AM GMT.

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Up to 75% off Weekly Staff Picks: NEO Scavenger, Tales of Maj’Eyal, Rogue Legacy and more!

I like roguelikes, you like roguelites, everybody likes roguelike-likes and the like – a vague yet curiously descriptive subset of a genre: Neverending death labyrinths, random everything, tough love and a big, fat middle finger. We just can’t help but be into it, and we know you like it like that.

Tales of Maj’Eyal is like the granddaddy of roguelike gaming. Deep roots and a crazy-long history, it went from an open-source wonder – to a cult, underground hell. But you don’t need dungeons to royally screw you over, you can just go outside: the world of NEO Scavenger is a cruel, cruel place to explore, and it’s this year’s Roguelike fan-favourite. The thing about roguelikes and the like, though, is that they’ve got to hate you with a passion of a thousand random suns – everything else is pretty much fair game. That’s how we get roguelike platformers like Ascendant and Rogue Legacy. Or if you want to get even weirder: there is the roguelike “lunchbreak FPS” Tower of Guns – that’s one hell of a combo that just got updated with support for Linux and Mac OS X!

With discounts up to 75% off, check out our very own dungeon of a thousand painful deaths, er… our Weekly Staff Picks: Roguelikes and the like. It’s FUN, we promise.
The discounts will last will last until Thursday, March 26, at 10:59 PM GMT.

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