GOG has added over 2 million games from the Community Wishlist, celebrates with 'Games...

Polycount

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When it comes to the PC gaming industry's digital distribution market, gamers aren't exactly starved for variety. There's a wide array of distribution platforms out there, including both publisher-exclusive offerings like Uplay or Origin and more agnostic services like Steam and GOG.

For the most part, each platform brings something different to the table. Steam is known for its impressive feature set and frequent sales, and GOG is beloved for its DRM-games. However, GOG has another, lesser-known unique feature in its repertoire called the Community Wishlist. The Wishlist is effectively a community-powered recommendation system, where players can suggest and vote on games they want GOG to add to its catalog.

These games can be old, new, upcoming, big, or small -- it doesn't matter. As long as it isn't involved in some sort of exclusivity deal, GOG will likely consider it eventually; provided the Wish gets enough votes. As of today, GOG has officially fulfilled "over 2 million" community Wishes, which is quite an impressive achievement.

Many of the games formerly on the Wishlist were long forgotten, but have now been brought back by the company's engineers. Of course, for GOG, "bringing back" a game means much more than simply snagging a license to sell it. It also means digging into the title's code, fixing bugs, and generally tweaking it so that it runs on modern systems with minimal friction.

To celebrate this major milestone, GOG has launched the "Games Come True" sale, which will run until August 26. In the sale, you'll find over 250 deals; many of which are attached to some of GOG's most-requested games.

Some titles seeing steep discounts include Grim Fandango Remastered (75 percent off), Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (66 percent off), and the entire Monkey Island series (65 percent off). Other well-known games are seeing smaller discounts, such as Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, which is now 25 percent off.

If you want to check out the sale for yourself, just visit GOG's official website, or download the GOG Galaxy client.

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Dimitrios

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Anyone get annoyed when running a game from GOG it stays running in the task manager even when you exit? I have to manually go to Task Manager and end the process run.
 

PurpleYoda

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Anyone get annoyed when running a game from GOG it stays running in the task manager even when you exit? I have to manually go to Task Manager and end the process run.
Small price to pay considering what you get in return. However best to contact their support and point it out to them.
 

Lew Zealand

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Anyone get annoyed when running a game from GOG it stays running in the task manager even when you exit? I have to manually go to Task Manager and end the process run.
I play a lot of GOG games and have not had that problem. I always have Intel Power Gadget open to monitor power usage and frequently the Task manager (as some Nvidia component habitually tries to use 100% of one CPU) and I've never has a GOG DOSBox or other app running.
 

Dimitrios

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I play a lot of GOG games and have not had that problem. I always have Intel Power Gadget open to monitor power usage and frequently the Task manager (as some Nvidia component habitually tries to use 100% of one CPU) and I've never has a GOG DOSBox or other app running.
Maybe it's a Windows 7 problem lol?
 

neeyik

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And yet still no Future Cop LAPD, Shellshock, StarLancer... among others.
Future Corp - if you can find an old copy, and don't mind tinkering it to make it work, it might just run on a Win10 system.
Shellshock - that was a Core Design game, I think; when they died, I'm not sure who ended up with the Shellshock IP. Eidos? Didn't they get bought out by Square Enix? Plenty of their titles on GOG, so you never know...
StarLancer - it's a Microsoft game, and I don't think there are any MS games on GOG.
 

mrtraver

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Awesome news!

I am a cranky old man so I have to point this out - I read the headline and was like "WTF? Two MILLION games added?" The article clarifies that it was "'over 2 million community Wishes" fulfilled, which is not the same thing at all. What it does not clarify is that is the running total of wishes fulfilled - it is not like they did a mass fulfillment (which was what I was really hoping for lol!)
 
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retsxel

GOG has added over 2 million games from the Community Wishlist, celebrates with 'Games Come True' sale
Not only is this COMPLETELY inaccurate, but it's so badly misquoted that it's laughable! Does TechSpot proofread and/or fact check?

1, GOG doesn't have 2 million games in it's whole library.
2, GOG has granted 2 million WISHES from the wishlist. These are wishes from all users across all games GOG has listed on the site.

Come on folks, you can do better...
 
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psycros

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GOG has added over 2 million games from the Community Wishlist, celebrates with 'Games Come True' sale
Not only is this COMPLETELY inaccurate, but it's so badly misquoted that it's laughable! Does TechSpot proofread and/or fact check?

1, GOG doesn't have 2 million games in it's whole library.
2, GOG has granted 2 million WISHES from the wishlist. These are wishes from all users across all games GOG has listed on the site.

Come on folks, you can do better...
Over 12 hours later and still no correction. No, I really don't think they can do better..but then this IS the site that gives you warnings for criticizing the mods in any way.
 
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retsxel

Over 12 hours later and still no correction. No, I really don't think they can do better..but then this IS the site that gives you warnings for criticizing the mods in any way.
Good point. It's almost like the site is now being run by belligerent children...