Good Old Games

Kingpin Screen Good Old Games is open. Well, the beta is open anyway. Developed by CD Projekt (they made the The Witcher) the site offers up DRM free copies of some classic games. Currently, the site carries games were published Codemasters and Interplay - such as Fallout and Fallout 2, as well as, surprises like Kingpin: Life of Crime and Shogo: Mobile Armor Division. During the "beta" GOG is having a buy one get one special for people who signed up for early beta access. All of the games are decently priced coming in a either $5.99 or $9.99, at the moment only six titles carry the higher price point (four of which can not be purchased yet). Kingpin Installer Each game purchase comes with some extras, for instance, Shogo:MAD includes the manual, an avatar, the game reference card, hi-res wall paper and the in-game soundtrack. It may not seem like too much but it's pretty much what I got when I bought my boxed copy back in 1998. The payment system appears very straight forward - accepting only Visa and Mastercard at the moment. So, I jumped in and grabbed a copy of Kingpin (listening to the Cypress Hill soundtrack right now) and the check out was relatively painless. However, my bank or Visa (they can't decide who did it) charged me a 6 cent currency conversion fee. I'm still waiting to hear back from GOG on that topic. Kingping Logo Anyway, a few minutes and three hundred megs later - the game was installing. GOG has packaged each of the games in custom installer that takes care of all the hard work. This alone should make it worth it to people who can't be bothered to download and configure everything needed to play old games. I'll decide what my free game will be over the next day or so. I guess the big question is - Will I buy anything else. Well, at this point I don't know, it's just that I like purchasing my computer games over Steam...