Interview with Good Old Games + Giveaway

By on October 6, 2009, 4:16 AM
Winners announcement (10/11): Congratulations to our GoG giveaway winners! The usernames of the 15 winners are as follows: skitzo_zac, lynxon, jdaniel, pomonasi, Colonel Lance, TorturedChaos, TomSEA, Relic, Technochicken, vestin, Balthier, JamesGecko, MrTikki, onlytrung, DarKSeeD. Members will be notified via email shortly. And please remember this is only the first of a series of giveaways, so stay tuned!

Giveaway update (10/10): The giveaway winners will be announced Monday afternoon in this space and contacted via email, in the meantime you have a few more hours to participate and enter our contest. This is the first of many giveaways we have prepared for our readers for the remainder of the year. Thank you for your support.

Original story is below:
Good Old Games is just about that, reviving PC gaming classics. Having started with just two publishers and 40 titles backing them up, one year later GoG.com has expanded to include nearly 30 publishers and over 130 games, among which are such classics like the original Fallout, MDK, Duke Nukem 3D and many more -- priced reasonably between $5.99 and $9.99 for a DRM-free copy.

Good Old Games is just reaching its first anniversary, so we thought it would be a good idea to check back on them to see how things were going (and get more freebies for our readers, of course). We talk with the service's PR manager, Lukasz Kukawski as he comments on some of the challenges the service has faced, their DRM-free model, and a few other tidbits on the GoG operation.

Also... Don't miss our GoG giveaway!
Just comment here what game you would like to receive for free (check GoG's full catalog) and double your chances by mentioning any other PC gaming classic you loved back in the day, for nostalgia's sake [more info].
- We will randomly select 15 participating users and announce a winner on Sunday night (October 11).
- Double your chances by following on the conversation on what are your all-time PC game favorites.
- Winners will be notified via email. Only TechSpot community members can participate as we will use your account's email for notification. As always, you can register on TechSpot, free of charge.
- Don't forget to mention both the game you want to win, and any other old favorites.




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dzikoo said:

Game I would like to win: Fallout 2

Game I would like to play again: Populous

Fada said:

Game id love to win: warcraft 2

Game id love to play again: Heroes of might and magic 1, and all the old lucas arts point n click games.

MikeFE said:

Game I'd like to win: Disciples 2 Gold

Games I'd like to play again: Ultima Underworld (1&2), Ultima7, System Shock

cheesefart said:

Game I'd like to win: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Games I'd like to play again: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, Ultima 8, Syndicate, Duke Nukem 2

Macros_1 said:

Game I'd Like to win: Empire Earth: Gold

Games I'd Like to Play Again: Any of the old Origin Systems Games, Wing Commander (esp. 3 & 4), Crusader, Ultimas, etc.

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I would love to win a copy of Duke Nukem 3D

Also, The Lost Vikings was an awesome game back in the day, would love to play that again.

rpsgc rpsgc said:

Game I'd like to win: Fallout 1 or Fallout 2

Games I'd like to play again: Under A Killing Moon, Doom, Freespace, Earthworm Jim, MDK, System Shock, Loom, etc.

Hutty said:

Game I'd like: Under a Killing Moon

Game I'd like to play again: Sam and Max Hit the Road

Spacepatrol said:

I'd like to win Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

And I would love to see Disc World Noir. I bought it years ago but never got it to work on XP/Vista!

biggdbo said:

I'd like to win Duke Nukem 3D.

I'd love to play Earl Weaver Baseball - but last time I tried on my PC, it was too fast for the game to handle. Using the arrow keys, the cursor jumped from one side of the screen to the other. I couldn't get it to the selection screen to switch the controls to the mouse. Bummer.

jdaniel said:

I'd like to win MDK.

I would like to see also Commandos 2 - it will probably follow, the first one I see it's already there.

Guest said:

Game I'd like to win: Fallout 2, the great classic.

I'd like to replay UT: GOTY, Disciples 2

Thanks in advance!

harby said:

Game I'd LOVE to win: Tex Murphy: Overseer

Games I'd like to play again: Under a Killing Moon, The Pandora Directive, Oddworld: Abes Odyssey and many many more awesome adventure games. Bring back the adventure genre

LightHeart said:

I'd like to win: The Longest Journey

Other games I like: Duke Nukem *, Unreal Tournament *, Stronghold *.

digikzes said:

Game I would like to win: Duke Nukem 3D.

Game I would like to play again: Age of empires

Coda22 Coda22 said:

Game I would like to win: Any of the Fallout Series.

Game I would like to play again: Any of the Oddworld Series.

Thanks!

jstillion jstillion said:

Game I'd like to win: Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Games I'd like to play again: The Longest Journey, Septerra Core, Sacred Gold, UT GOTY.

Badfinger said:

Like2Win: Postal 2 Complete

Like to play again: A good horse racing game, forget one I liked about 12+ years ago.

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

game id like to win: MDK

game id like to play again: Ultima Underworld (1&2)

MrAnderson said:

game I'd like to win: MESSIAH

game that brings back memories: Solar Wind (which I don't think in the gog's list yet.)

This site is great; There are lots of games that just do not work on new hardware and OS. It is cool that we have someone helping to keep there IPs working and available.

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

What I'd like to win: Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Games I used to play (and loved): The Thief series, Metal Fatigue, the Fallouts, Spellforce, Sacred, Diablo2, Warcraft2

polidiotic said:

Game I'd like to win: Evil Genius

Game(s) I'd like to play again: X-Wing, Tie Fighter, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter (best space sim ever!), Grim Fandango (loved that adv. game), Full Throttle (another awesome one), and Star Trek: Elite Forces 1 & 2 (great fps w/out a lot of hype)

lynxon said:

The game that I would like to get is Beyond Good and Evil

A few of the (good) old games that I played and loved are both Earthworm Jim's (I can still hear the SQUAK from the birds in the first level), both Abe games (So many memories playing that with my dad when I was younger.... That game is so much harder than I remember!), and the first Rayman game (I can only remember how vivid the sprites were)

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

The game I'd like to win is Descent & Descent 2. First time I played those games I almost hurled from the vertigo of being able to move around 360 degrees in a 3D environment. Was trippy!

Wow...that's quite the catalog they have there! Hadn't checked it in a while. Great interview too.... Be nice if they added the MechWarrior series as well as the Age of Empire series.

Good article - thanks!

isamuelson isamuelson said:

Game I'd like to win: Duke Nukem 3D

Game I love from the old days: Any of the Stars Wars Xwing/Tie Fighter series. Awesome!

audioman83 said:

game I would like to receive for free: 1NSANE

classic I loved back in the day: Unreal Tournament GOTY Edition

cyrusjumpjet cyrusjumpjet said:

I'd love to win the new Commandos Ammo Pack. What a great (albeit difficult) game.

And I'd love to play The Dig and Star Wars: Dark Forces. Those two games really defined my early PC gaming life.

Afroaggie said:

Game I'd like to win: Evil Genius

Game series that got me into the pc gaming community... the original Sims games, and Sim city series.

matchu said:

Like to win: Descent 3 + expansion

Classic games: Dune II was a lot of fun. So was C&C: Red Alert.

HelderLord said:

Game i would like to win: Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Game i would like to play again: Return to Castle Wolfenstein

djcomo said:

Game I would like to win: Under a Killing Moon

Game I would like to play again: Archon

realpoor said:

Game I'd like to win: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

Games I'd like to play again: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear

pomonasi said:

Game I'd Like to Win : Fallout 1 or 2

Games I'd Like to Play Again : Syndicate (awesome game), any of the Civilization series, The Incredible Machine (hours wasted playing this game), The Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2 & 3

Biomurph said:

I would love to win Fallout 2.

Games I would love to play again: Diablo, Age of Empires, Civilization

Colonel Lance said:

What I'd love to win: Heroes of Might and Magic® 3: Complete Edition

Game that Was awesome from the good old days: Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

On a side note, I'd like to thank you for this article (and the previous one about GoG) not only for the chance to win an old classic but for the opportunity to literally browse down memory lane, it was awesome.

OblivionStalker said:

Game I'd like to win: Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete Edition,

Game I love from the good old days: The Fallout series.

Vamatt99218 said:

A GOG I would love to play would be Heroes of Might and Magic II Gold Edition. Back in the day I love the games, Catacomb 3D and Wolfenstein 3d, really fun action on the old 386.

TorturedChaos, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Game I'd Like to Win: Might and Magic® 6-pack: Limited Edition

Games I would love to play again: Dungeon Keeper 2, Populous: The Beginning. I would pay for either one of those if you got it & and it ran correctly on XP Pro. Spent hours trying to make Dungeon Keeper 2 run on XP, with the best results of getting it to run for about 1hr then crashing

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I want to second dzikoo's "game I want to play again" - Populous. That was one hella fun game that I remember playing on my Amiga. Addicting as hell....

bigicebear said:

Game I'd like to win: Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete

My all time favorite games: Doom II, Warcraft I, Starcraft, Dune, A Bridge too Far, Stonghold Crusader, Railroad Tycoon 2 & 3, Battlefield 1942, Duke Nukem 3D, Descent

RCSI said:

Game I'd like to win: MDK

Games I loved back in the days: MDK2, Populous: The Beginning, The Incredible Machine, a game in which you were writer of a tv show(s), and another game I can't remember the name of (wish I could).

deejrandom said:

I would love to get the Might and Magic pack with the first six games. W00t. RPG goodness.

Renegeek said:

My fav. game is Flatout. and it was just a demo, but had a blast...

The game i would like to win is farCry.

(I have never been to that site before... and i play and download a lot of games, i have clasics from doom1 to crysis, i'v been playing since 1993...) and i think i'm going to order some of those games... like UT2004, painkiller, ect.

Great web site. I'v found another fav.

thanks TechSpot... (i visit your site Twice a day, to see any updates on the news, and freeware.)

Sincerely, Jon "Renegeek Computers"

mrtraver said:

I'd like to wind Fallout tactics.

Crimson Skies was THE game for me back in the day!

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I would love to win Far Cry. I have heard fantastic things about the sequel to, but have never had a chance to play either. As for old games I would like to replay, Lucas Arts had some fantastic ones that unfortunately do not work on Vista, like Rogue Squadron and Droid Works.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Games I'd love to win: FarCry

Games I played for hours on end and would like to play again: Starsiege, Mechwarrior & BattleTech 3025 MMO Beta before it was shut down /cry. A little of Battlezone too! *searches through old boxes for CD*

Man that list brings back some good memories especially of the BattleTech franchise, thanks for the article and giveaway! And Tom didn't know you played MW, which one? BattleTech.com & MekTek.net are working on getting MW4 + all expansions out for free as a download most likely to hype up the reboot of the franchise which btw looks awesome if you haven't seen the trailer =D.

Guest said:

Game I'd love to win: Cannon Fodder

Game I'd like to play again: lol, redneck rampage!

ZiggyX said:

I love the way the comments got shorter and shorter hehe :P

I must say the game I most want to add to my collection would be Price of Persia: Sands of Time, would definitely like to win that. Had many friends who went on about how great it was, yet I never bought it, a regret that hopefully you guys will fix! :P

and from the old days? well, don't kill me, but I go back to the days of Crystal Quest for the Mac SE, that game was awesome, play it sometime! worth it (it gets damn hard though)

:)

Ziggy

Deadpoet said:

Game I would like to win: Fallout 2

Game I would like to play again: Fear

Guest said:

Game I'd like to win: Simon the Sorcerer 2

Games I'd like to play again: Ultima Underworld (1&2), Thief, Myth

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