June 10, 2011
Everyone’s favorite sci-fi variation on Sid Meier’s classic Civilization formula is finally available as a digital download on the online store Good Old Games. Manage the first human colonies on an alien planet! Defend your colony from hostile monsters! Battle economically, politically and militarily against rival colonies! Customize all of your units at an unparalleled level of detail! Design your own civilization from the ground up in an extraterrestrial setting!
Do you need to hear more reasons why this is one of the finest 4X turn-based games ever built? Go check out a true PC classic from 1999!
September 22, 2010
After a long weekend of wondering what the hell happened, fans and stakeholders of classic PC game retailer GOG.com (short for “Good Old Games”) learned today that the site is in fact very much alive, and the supposed death of the site was in fact a ruse designed to generate buzz surrounding its “rebirth” out of beta after two years. The sites developers, dressed in monks’ robes, apologized during an online conference (and later in a taped statement on Youtube) for the deception and outlined some of the new features coming to the online store, including the re-release of Baldur’s Gate, a highly requested title prior to the site’s alleged demise. The representatives also re-affirmed that the site is not going to require a separate download client (à la Steam) or add Digital Rights Management software to the released packages.
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