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What Mid-2000’s Blockbuster Games Might Come To GOG Next?

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This post has been updated.
Bethesda Softworks just let Fallout 3Fallout New Vegas, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion onto GoodOldGames to be bought and played without any DRM. This is a surprising addition to a trend Electronic Arts evoked last year — that of blockbuster games from the previous console generation becoming old enough to be considered “Good Old.” What could be next? Continue reading

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How Often Are Games Actually Lost To DRM?

Since the last time I talked about DRM here we’ve had more time to see the effects of Denuvo. Instead of going through all the usual DRM talking points like sales or quality of services for paying customers versus pirates, I’m gonna focus on one thing: the perceived affect of DRM on the future preservation of games. The whole thing begs the question: do important games actually often become “lost to time” because of DRM making them inaccessible? Continue reading

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What Might Come To GOG Connect Next?

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So the guys over at Good Old Games seem to have come up with something everybody likes — linking accounts between Steam and GOG to bring select game licenses from the former to the latter. People are already wondering what games might be added to the service later and I wanted to do a bit of speculation on that front, looking at some of the factors probably affecting availability. Continue reading

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Where DRM Is And Isn’t annoying (IMO)

There wasn’t much to bring up this subject recently other than the redesign over at GoodOldGames, but I just realized I never talked extensively about DRM here. Thinking about how I consume media ,and moves companies have recently made, is making me realize when and where I’ll tolerate it. Continue reading

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