Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: GOG

The Chaos Engine returning to PC on August 29

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An updated version of The Bitmap Brothers’ hit 1990′s top-down shooter The Chaos Engine will be coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows PC on August 29. Mastertronic and Abstraction Games, the studio behind the Hotline Miami PS3 and PS Vita ports, worked in consultation with one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers, Mike Montgomery, to rebuild the game from the ground up. The new version will feature four worlds, a single-player campaign, online and local multiplayer modes, Enhanced and Classic modes, and Steam Achievements.

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Rise of the Triad dated, Apogee Throwback Pack bonus announced

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The upcoming Unreal Engine 3-powered remake of Rise of the Triad from Interceptor Entertainment has been officially dated for July 31. Publisher Apogee Software also announced a new pre-order bonus for the $14.99 release, with early buyers receiving a four-game compilation dubbed the Apogee Throwback Pack for free. The set, normally $9.99, includes Rise of the Triad: Dark War, Extreme Rise of the Triad, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, and Blake Stone: Planet Strike. The deal is available on Apogee’s official site, GOG.com, Green Man Gaming, and Steam.

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GOG.com launches 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale with free Torchlight

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GOG.com has kicked off the summer in a big way with the 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale. To see that the 17-day sale gets off to a proper start, the service is offering a DRM-free version of Torchlight for free for 48 hours. All told, over 500 games are on sale, with 150-plus up to 85% off during the daily deals. The inaugural daily deal is a D&D bundle that includes such classics as Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 and Planescape: Torment, as well as 90% off Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. A sampling of the 50%-off titles include FreeSpace 2, FTL, System Shock 2, Wing Commander III, and The Last Express.

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Night of the Rabbit pre-order bonus, community Q&A announced

Daedalic strolled past the art books and skipped right over soundtracks and headed straight for pre-order gold: a free game. The studio announced that everyone who pre-orders a copy of their upcoming adventure Night of the Rabbit from GOG.com, before May 29, will receive a free copy of their comedy adventure Deponia. To learn more about Night of the Rabbit, check out the overview video featuring the game’s lead designer, Matt Kempke, released today by GOG.

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GOG.com begins Divinity: Dragon Commander pre-order, hosts Q&A

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GOG.com has kicked off pre-orders for Larian’s upcoming strategy-RPG Divinity: Dragon Commander. As an incentive, GOG is knocking off $5 for gamers who pre-order, lowering the price to $39.99. For those wanting to learn a bit more—and who doesn’t, given there are dragons with jetpacks—the crew at GOG held a Q&A with Larian. The nearly hour-long discussion (!) covers the studio’s influences, the game’s backstory, unit upgrades, and how the council of advisors will function. We recommend sitting through the entire video—the game sounds awesome.

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Revisiting … System Shock 2

Revisiting ... System Shock 2

” … System Shock 2 remains a fascinating piece of gaming history, a master class in atmosphere, and a damn fine game in its own right.”

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GOG.com offering deep discounts with new Pick 5 Promo

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Digital distributor GOG.com is running a new sale for the next week, the Pick 5 Promo. Gamers can pick any five out of 20 select titles to save 80% off their regular price. Some of the highlights include Legend of Grimrock, The Witcher: Extended Edition, Alan Wake as well as Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, and Divinity 2: Director’s Cut. Check below for the full list of titles.

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SHODAN’s terror spreads, System Shock 2 now on GOG.com

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After years in legal limbo, System Shock 2, one of PC gaming’s most terrifying first-person shooters*, is back. Through the efforts of Night Dive Studios, the legal knots around the license have been undone and the core game updated to allow for a more thorough overhaul. Their work allowed the team at GOG.com to polish it off to the point where System Shock 2 is now compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista, and XP, as well as many of the mods floating about. The game, including its many extras, which are detailed below, is available for a measly $9.99.

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GOG.com’s massive holiday sale ending soon

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Final call: GOG.com’s incredible holiday sale—up to 75% off 125-plus games—ends today. If you haven’t emptied your wishlist yet, you have about 20 hours left to do so. Over the holiday period, GOG also announced that they added expansion packs for several games, including Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander 1 & 2 bundle, Wing Commander: Privateer, and Might and Magic 6-Pack. This is especially great news for Alpha Centauri fans as Alien Crossfire has long crossed the $70 mark on auction sites.

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GOG.com adds support for Macs, The Witcher 2 launches for OS X

Mac gamers now have access to an ever-growing library of new and old games today with the announcement that GOG.com now supports OS X. At the moment, 50 games, along with all of their supplemental goodies, are available for download, including Crusader: No Remorse, Syndicate, and Wing Commander 1 & 2. In addition, The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition was also released for Mac. To celebrate all of the OS X-ness, sales are now ongoing for old and new games alike: 50% off of The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Crusader: No Remorse, SimCity 2000, and more, and 25% off The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition.

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