GOG pick 5 and pay $10 promo

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  1. shadowmanwkp

    shadowmanwkp Your roms are on another rom site

    Apr 17, 2008
    Vleuten, The Netherlands

    Probably in response to black friday and the steam sale that will start today, Good Old Games (GOG) has launched their own promotion! You can pick five indie games from a selection of 20 games and you only pay $10,- for them, DRM-free.

    [​IMG]News on GOG
    [​IMG]The promo page
  2. sanoblue

    sanoblue The Fuzzy Blue Woof!

    Aug 4, 2007
    United States
    North Carolina
    not to bad a promo
  3. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Can't believe I'm saying this but: I don't want DRM-free. Steam is so much better. :(
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  4. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    You got me all excited now.
  5. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Not looking at this.

    Not looking at the Steam topic.

    I don't have money. I need to save my money. I have bills, credit cards, and glasses/contacts that need to be paid/paid off/bought.

    But I want to look so bad...
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  6. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

    Sep 1, 2008
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    Damn no Freespace/Freespace 2 in that list. Would have made it an insta-buy for me.
  7. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

    Jul 21, 2009
    United States
    Eh, almost all of them have been in the Humble Indie Bundles. Nothing that I don't have :<
  8. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    So 20 games for $40? Oh why don't I have a modern Windows PC.. Even though I probably don't have time to play most of the games, I'll end up buying them. Why? Because there isn't really any reason why not to. $10 for 5 games? That's.. almost free.
  9. Maplemage

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    That's a pretty good deal I guess.
  10. raybattousai

    raybattousai GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    That might be the single most retarded thing I've ever read. What could possibly make a copy from steam better?
  11. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Well that's not a bad deal.

    Thanks for the heads up
  12. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Just a guess, but it's easier to manage your purchases via Steam Library I think? It just keeps them all a few clicks away, while if you don't have DRM, I suppose you have to bookmark the link where it gives you the download for each game?
    Steam is much easier in that case, it does all the work for you.
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  13. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    I tend to agree with you, DRM is restrictive and being able to copy the same installation file and installing it on all my personally owned desktops and laptops is a big plus, and that's one of the reasons I'd rather pick up indie titles from Indieroyale than Steam apart from the rock bottom prices.

    But then again, managing all my games on Steam is just so much easier, with all the auto-updates and what not. Heck, I find myself adding shortcuts to non-Steam games in my Steam game's list. Also, Steam's download speeds are blazing fast. Every time I reformat my PC, re-installing my games is a breeze. I'd run Steam and leave the PC alone for a couple of hours and all my games would be installed, updated and ready to go.
    Can't beat that with having to individually install multiple exes.

    Everything has a pro and a con, it all depends on which side you're leaning closer towards I suppose.
  14. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Seems like a solid deal. Symphony alone is worth the $10. Awesome game. Have a few more gems as well, like Trine.

    Buuut i'd prefer owning them on steam so i'll just wait for them to go on sale.
  15. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    All the stuff Steam does?

    Automatic updating, achievements, customer support, workshop for certain games, cloud saving. Personally I prefer Steam copies of PC games over everything else.
  16. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Good Old Games, you are an enabler, and you should be ashamed.

    That being said, I'm going to start lobbing money in your direction. Tell me when to stop.
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