GOG Winter Sale Discounts 600 Games, Fallout Series Free

GOG Winter Sale Discounts 600 Games, Fallout Series Free

For the next 48 hours Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics can be snagged for free from GOG.

Winter's here, and while you could make a case for enjoying the season with some seasonal snowman building and what-not, we're pretty sure there's a good number of you who would be much happier hunkering down in your pajamas with some hot cocoa and a stack of videogames until spring arrives. Hoping to help with the stack of videogames part is GOG which, as of today, is launching its 2013 Winter Promo.

For the rest of the month more than 600 games in the GOG catalog are having their prices slashed up to 50 percent. These discounts will stay in place until December 29th, when the sale will end with an epic finale that will presumably offer even nuttier discounts on select titles. Moreover, GOG customers can currently get their hands on some classic games for free. Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics will sadly no longer be available in the site's library come 2014 due to rights issues, so for the next 48 hours they can all be snagged completely free of charge. If that isn't enough to convince you to pick them up, go ahead and check out our early edition Good Old Review of Fallout for some extra persuasion.

In addition to all of this, GOG is partnering up with well-known YouTube gamers who, every day, will be showcasing different titles from the digital retailer's catalog. These spotlighted games will temporarily be sold for 75 percent off. GOG customers will also be invited to vote on daily game bundles that will, in turn, be privy to a whopping 80 percent discount. Finally, GOG customers will also receive daily "Mystery Boxes" containing special sale offers and even free games. The take away from all of this is that you're probably going to want to stopping by GOG sometime soon.

Update: Thanks to free Fallout being more than a bit popular, GOG has been experiencing a massive influx of traffic that has resulted in some server problems that have been causing some customers trouble. The site, in turn, is working on quadrupling its servers to compensate.

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says it all really how popular the sale is.. the site is currently overwhelmed and down, they seriously werent expecting that sort of traffic

Don't expect to buy anything just yet, it looks like GOG's servers are being hammered.

I did manage to get the Fallout freebies although.

Well, I was wondering why I hadn't heard from GOG about this, but it looks like their site is being overwhelmed, so that explains it. Still, I hope I can partake in this, it's been a while since I last played Fallout 1 and 2, and I don't know what I did with them...

Ugh, I bought them off GOG a couple of weeks back. But they are losing the rights to Fallout? That sucks. So I can't redownload it in future?

I eventually managed to snag Fallout. It's nice since now I don't have to find my CDs when I want to replay them and now I finally own Tactics. Although there's nothing like the original spiral bound manuals.

Knight Captain Kerr:
Ugh, I bought them off GOG a couple of weeks back. But they are losing the rights to Fallout? That sucks. So I can't redownload it in future?

It's possible that whoever owns the rights will allow transfer to some other digital retailer via a Steam code or whatever. But just in case, it's probably safer to download it now and keep a backup of your own. It's not like you'll ever need to activate them online.

Damn those bad gateways. This Fallout gift is seriously jamming servers. Technically I don't need them right now, but seeing as there is about three weeks until they're gone...

Knight Captain Kerr:
Ugh, I bought them off GOG a couple of weeks back. But they are losing the rights to Fallout? That sucks. So I can't redownload it in future?

Typically on GoG games that you have in your library you can always redownload, it's just that they will not longer be in the catalouge to be purchased anymore. Currently Interplay has rights to the game, which will soon be handed to Bethesda, which obviously haven't set up an agreement with GoG for them to sell the game.

RyQ_TMC:

Knight Captain Kerr:
Ugh, I bought them off GOG a couple of weeks back. But they are losing the rights to Fallout? That sucks. So I can't redownload it in future?

It's possible that whoever owns the rights will allow transfer to some other digital retailer via a Steam code or whatever. But just in case, it's probably safer to download it now and keep a backup of your own. It's not like you'll ever need to activate them online.

I don't think so, the Fallout series is already available via Steam so this just might be nothing more than a ploy to attract even more possible buyers.

Well... their servers are a hot mess right now. I'll check back in a few hours, because right now I can't even log in. I do like the picture of the little teddy bear holding up the world like Atlus they've got there though. It made me smile a little bit.

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And now it looks like they took the Fallout offer off the front page.

EDIT

Yeah their site is screwed. Don't expect to be getting the free games if you haven't gotten them yet, because I doubt the site will be working properly before the offer is over.

Damn it. I just last week bought the Fallout games off of Steam--I used to own the CDs, but lost them in a move or something years ago. Fortunately, they were on sale, so I got all three for around five bucks, but still.

I grabbed Fallout when it was free last time, and bought Fallout 2 as it was discounted at the same time. I'll nab Tactics for free if they're on the verge of losing it! Yay, cheap GOG sale.. when the servers recover.

Managed to snag tactics, but like so many people I already had the classic Fallouts. Still, I very much like what they're doing and it sucks that they're going to lose the license. I should probably go back and actually PLAY these games now.

I DON'T HAVE TIME TO POST A COMMENT, PLANESCAPE: TORMENT IS ON SALE!

EDIT: Dammit, the servers must be flooded or something, I can't get to the checkout.

Well, it took me three hours to be able to add both Fallouts to my cart. Now to see how long before I can get to the checkout... not long at all apparently, as it processed while I was typing this. Awesome.

I bought the Fallout titles for last month on Steam for $5, and having finished FO1 and FO Tactics, and playing through FO2, I can give a thumbs up to playing them. I'd be a liar if I said that their age hasn't shown or that they couldn't be improved, but they're still worth a go. Well, 1 and 2 anyways, I can only recommend Tactics if you're interested in Fallout lore (and I'm not even sure if Tactics is considered canonical).

The sale itself is pretty kickass. I'm gonna nab up Septerra Core, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, and probably Planetscape: Torment as well. Painkiller is $4.99, and I've never seen it on Steam for less than that, so thats probably a good buy as well. System Shock 2 and Deus Ex GOTY edition are both there, but they'll most likely go at least that low, if not lower, during the Steam Holiday Sale. Papers, Please is also there for $6.66 and I'm trying to make heads or tales if I should get it, since it went to $4.99 on Steam for the VGX.

How backed up are the servers right now? It wont even let me log in.

Site was crowded as fuck, so thats why they probably took Fallout freebies off the front page
Also probably the reason why the traffic was so high.
Just type in fallout in the search bar, you'll be good to get then.

Also, I do love free stuff, first thing that happened when i created an account was getting 7 free games (And plus the fallouts, that makes 10) Not a bad way to start the evening.

I got Fallout one of the other times it was free and bought Fallout 2 for around $2. I don't have Tactics, so I might as well pick that up.

Wow, GoG's site is getting completely overwhelmed, not that that is surprising considering. At least I managed to checkout so Tactics should be on my account page when the site gets back to normal.

You can still get the Fallout games in case anyone is wondering, there's just no direct link on the front page. Although it will probably take a while, took me about 5 hours of intermittent attempts to finally get them.

The rest of the sale looks pretty decent too, if only I could buy anything without the page crashing.

Wow, I love GOG. I should really get around to buying a bunch of stuff from them, their philosophy is just so wonderful.

The site was working fine for me when I just visited it 5 minutes ago. So, either traffic has dropped off, or they've beefed up their servers.

Either way, Good Job, GOG!

Welp, this caused me to sign up for GoG, and I've got all the Fallouts now without DRM. ^.^
Now comes the fun part of trying to actually run the games properly on my monster. XD

Neronium:
Welp, this caused me to sign up for GoG, and I've got all the Fallouts now without DRM. ^.^
Now comes the fun part of trying to actually run the games properly on my monster. XD

Why would you have problems playing them on your computer? All GoG games are specifically designed not to have the kind of issues that you'd have if you tried to simply reinstall an old copy. I guess there could be fringe cases in which it wouldn't work at all, but I haven't heard many people say they've had any issues with GoG bought games. Now if you buy old games from Steam...that gets dicey for whatever reason.

shintakie10:

Why would you have problems playing them on your computer? All GoG games are specifically designed not to have the kind of issues that you'd have if you tried to simply reinstall an old copy. I guess there could be fringe cases in which it wouldn't work at all, but I haven't heard many people say they've had any issues with GoG bought games. Now if you buy old games from Steam...that gets dicey for whatever reason.

Ah, I see. Well these are my first GoG games, since there really wasn't anything that caught my eye, and I've installed them now and they work great. But yeah my friend bought me the Fallout pack from Steam once on the sale and it wouldn't work because my graphics card, even on the lowest settings, would still mess with the game so I had given up on them. But now that they work I'm happy. :D

Neronium:

shintakie10:

Why would you have problems playing them on your computer? All GoG games are specifically designed not to have the kind of issues that you'd have if you tried to simply reinstall an old copy. I guess there could be fringe cases in which it wouldn't work at all, but I haven't heard many people say they've had any issues with GoG bought games. Now if you buy old games from Steam...that gets dicey for whatever reason.

Ah, I see. Well these are my first GoG games, since there really wasn't anything that caught my eye, and I've installed them now and they work great. But yeah my friend bought me the Fallout pack from Steam once on the sale and it wouldn't work because my graphics card, even on the lowest settings, would still mess with the game so I had given up on them. But now that they work I'm happy. :D

I think its because Steam doesn't actually do anythin with the old games they release except, well...release them. On GoG they (I'm not sure if its the guys who work at GoG specifically or someone else) goes in and touches up the code so that everythin works fine on new hardware.

I know when I picked up Magic Carpet I was originally worried that the game would be completely unplayable because the speed of the game was originally tied to your processor. Considerin the speed now compared to then it was...pretty hilarious when I tried to reinstall it originally. The GoG version works perfectly fine though.

shintakie10:

Neronium:
Welp, this caused me to sign up for GoG, and I've got all the Fallouts now without DRM. ^.^
Now comes the fun part of trying to actually run the games properly on my monster. XD

Why would you have problems playing them on your computer? All GoG games are specifically designed not to have the kind of issues that you'd have if you tried to simply reinstall an old copy. I guess there could be fringe cases in which it wouldn't work at all, but I haven't heard many people say they've had any issues with GoG bought games. Now if you buy old games from Steam...that gets dicey for whatever reason.

the same reason anyone trying to play them would have problems. the games are buggy as hell. What modern Behesda does is peanuts compared to how buggy the first two fallout games were. Mind you, they were great games and all but they were very buggy.

shintakie10:

I think its because Steam doesn't actually do anythin with the old games they release except, well...release them. On GoG they (I'm not sure if its the guys who work at GoG specifically or someone else) goes in and touches up the code so that everythin works fine on new hardware.

I know when I picked up Magic Carpet I was originally worried that the game would be completely unplayable because the speed of the game was originally tied to your processor. Considerin the speed now compared to then it was...pretty hilarious when I tried to reinstall it originally. The GoG version works perfectly fine though.

I think GOG creates artificial machine that they put the game to run in. At least that was my experience with it, emulating the machine for the game so the game things its running where it was designed to, and modern PC can handle the emulation easily.

Strazdas:

I think GOG creates artificial machine that they put the game to run in. At least that was my experience with it, emulating the machine for the game so the game things its running where it was designed to, and modern PC can handle the emulation easily.

It depends on the game but I would say for fallout that's quite likely, some newer games are 'patched' to fix compatibility issues, it just depends what the issue is (Windows 95+ games are patched, DoS games get the dosbox emulation). GoG are the guys that fix the games, which is why they have the working version and also why I have bought more than a few games from them that I've either previously owned or wanted but missed the first time around.

Storm Dragon:
I DON'T HAVE TIME TO POST A COMMENT, PLANESCAPE: TORMENT IS ON SALE!

EDIT: Dammit, the servers must be flooded or something, I can't get to the checkout.

Thats why I love being Australian. No matter how 'flooded' servers are, they will be fine during usual Australian hours because really the only countries that would buy games around Australian hours is New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

Strazdas:

shintakie10:

Neronium:
Welp, this caused me to sign up for GoG, and I've got all the Fallouts now without DRM. ^.^
Now comes the fun part of trying to actually run the games properly on my monster. XD

Why would you have problems playing them on your computer? All GoG games are specifically designed not to have the kind of issues that you'd have if you tried to simply reinstall an old copy. I guess there could be fringe cases in which it wouldn't work at all, but I haven't heard many people say they've had any issues with GoG bought games. Now if you buy old games from Steam...that gets dicey for whatever reason.

the same reason anyone trying to play them would have problems. the games are buggy as hell. What modern Behesda does is peanuts compared to how buggy the first two fallout games were. Mind you, they were great games and all but they were very buggy.

shintakie10:

I think its because Steam doesn't actually do anythin with the old games they release except, well...release them. On GoG they (I'm not sure if its the guys who work at GoG specifically or someone else) goes in and touches up the code so that everythin works fine on new hardware.

I know when I picked up Magic Carpet I was originally worried that the game would be completely unplayable because the speed of the game was originally tied to your processor. Considerin the speed now compared to then it was...pretty hilarious when I tried to reinstall it originally. The GoG version works perfectly fine though.

I think GOG creates artificial machine that they put the game to run in. At least that was my experience with it, emulating the machine for the game so the game things its running where it was designed to, and modern PC can handle the emulation easily.

Very few games are not fixed on GoG, unless their DoS games meaning they just shove em on DoSBOX and hope for the best.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

Very few games are not fixed on GoG, unless their DoS games meaning they just shove em on DoSBOX and hope for the best.

I was talkin about bugs that were there from day 1 of game release, not ones caused by compactability.

 

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