Items tagged with GoG

Bethesda Softworks is a game company that surely needs no introduction. As the developers of the beloved Elder Scrolls games and more recent titles in the Fallout series, they're known globally for their open-world action-roleplaying hybrids. That's not a new trend; the company's second game was The Elder Scrolls:... Read more...
Why pay for a PC game when you get it for free, right? To be absolutely clear, no, that's absolutely not an encouragement to pirate software. Please don't. You don't need to resort to such measures to bolster your games catalog, you just need to know where to look. And one place you should be looking right now is in... Read more...
Good Old Games (GOG) is generally a decent place to score games that aren't marred by annoying digital rights management, aka DRM, schemes. However, when the platform released IO Interactive’s 2016 shooter “Hitman,” users were angry to find a form of DRM still entangled with the title, which restricted offline play... Read more...
Perhaps as an extension of its origins as a place to purchase older PC games that are no longer available, CD Projekt's GOG—formerly known as Good Old Games—has built a reputation on its history of selling games unencumbered with DRM. With that in mind, it comes as no real surprise that the site's users are in open... Read more...
Online games store GOG is in the midst of a summer sale, and with it comes a bunch of discounted items, including triple-A games like Cyberpunk 2077, available now for a hefty 33% savings. Some markdowns are as high as 85 percent. Of course, it does not get any lower than 'free', and as such, GOG is giving away... Read more...
It's no secret that we love freebies here at HotHardware, which is why our ears perked up at the latest giveaway from the GOG store. Up for grabs for the next 48 hours is Metro: Last Light Redux, which is the sequel to Metro: 2033. Metro: Last Light Redux is a shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Moscow during the year... Read more...
Many establishments are still closed to the public, and it is still a good idea to keep yourself in isolation anyway. Not to worry, though—being stuck in quarantine due to the Coronavirus is a great excuse to fire up that backlog of games you have been meaning to play. And if you want to add more titles to your... Read more...
Certainly, the big news all around the world right now is coronavirus/COVID-19, which is sweeping the globe and forcing many businesses to shut down and send employees home to work. For many people around the world, there is no option to work at home, so they are stuck indoors with little to do. Anyone interested in... Read more...
The folks at GOG just changed their refund policy for game purchases, but don't worry, it is for the better. Effective immediately, customers have up to 30 days to request a refund for game, even if they have played it for several hours. In fact, there is no time restriction at all—if a purchase is 30 days old or... Read more...
Gamers who were around in the late '90s and had a penchant for point-and-click adventure games may have played what is widely held as one of the best classic games of the genre. That game is Westwood Studios' Blade Runner, which is based on the iconic sci-fi film of the same name. While the game was very popular in... Read more...
Gamers who played a lot of the original Diablo game back in the day, we know what you will be doing this weekend. Blizzard has announced that it has re-launched the original Diablo I game in its entirety and that the game can be purchased and downloaded right now on GOG. The game sells for $9.99, making it quite... Read more...
Maybe your first introduction to Geralt was in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the popular action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and released in 2015. Given the game's success—CD Projekt Red said in 2016 that it sold nearly 10 million copies around the world—there's probably a lot of users who are curious... Read more...
To celebrate the availability of Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition and the standalone expansion Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell on GOG for the first time, the game distribution service is giving away Saints Row 2 for free. All you have to do is head over to GOG's website and claim your copy before the offer expires on Saturday, April Read more...
In terms of gaming, Linux is on a roll lately. The latest company to throw its weight behind the open source platform is GOG.com, which says it's been working on bringing Linux games to its service for the past few months. There's still work to be done, buy by this fall, GOG.com plans to launch at least 100 classic... Read more...
In advance of Steam's winter sale, which is expected to kick-off over the next week or so, GOG has just launched its own mega-sale that sees most (or all, from what I can tell) of its catalog on sale with select bundles carrying discounts of up to 80%. For those who might not be that familiar with GOG, it's a games... Read more...
Over the past 10 days, we've discussed the question of used games and how revenue is divided. One of the few points that both GameStop and game developers agree on is that buying a used game doesn't directly benefit the publisher or developer in any way, though there's reason to think that a strong secondary market boosts gaming sales in general.... Read more...
Game publishers are in love with DRM, even the Draconian kind that every once in awhile causes an uproar in the gaming community. Remember Spore? It initially shipped with a three-activation limit, and like baseball, three strikes and you're out. This limit was later relaxed by Electronic Arts, who upped it to five activations and made it... Read more...
On Saturday Virgin America launched its Gogo in-flight wi-fi service, showing it off by filing the press release from 35,000 feet, and with the first ever "air-to-ground" video stream to YouTube Live, YouTube's first official real-world user event. The "fleet" will consist of one wi-fi enabled plane to start, with Virgin saying fleet-wide... Read more...
We have to admit, we keep having trouble typing the name of this.  We keep typing Mail Googles. We also have to admit: if this were April 1st, this would be an obvious prank.  That said ...Anyone remember when on Friends Rachel got drunk and left Ross a voicemail telling him she had "closure" over their non-existent relationship?... Read more...