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octavius

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GOG said:
Beautiful 90s color graphics and a spell-binding storyline
Given that they show PC screenshots, I find that a bit deceptive. Almost every other version looks better than the DOS one
According to Mobygames the Memorial Set is a PC-98 version from 1990, which is actually one of the worst looking versions, based on the P3 screenshots.
 

Grauken

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If GOG were actually interested in getting these games properly, they would try to get the Ataris ST versions and pack them with an emulator pre-packaged. Instead they throw out the DOS stuff. What kind of moron pays money for that?
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Yeah, looks depressing. Question? Where the fuck did the Phantasie II come from? I need to see some screenshots of this MSX 1990 memorial set. Mobygames fails me.
 
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I'm pretty sure there's legal issues with just packaging emulators of games developed or published by companies that still exist, like Atari.
 

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I'm pretty sure there's legal issues with just packaging emulators of games developed or published by companies that still exist, like Atari.
Not really, the only issues is packing games or roms you don't own the copyright for or using emulators without asking for permission. There have been packages of games with emulators in the past, it just takes a bit more work that GOG is not willing to do.
 
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Strap Yourselves In Codex+ Now Streaming!
So I finally got cyberpunked and pulled the trigger on the "Complete Edition" or ultimate edition or whatever it is called with the current discount. In the mood for some eye candy and I hear the game is kinda alright with the latest patches...
 

Morpheus Kitami

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Still no original Resident Evil trilogy on GOG.
C'mon, man!
I think the problem is that they're not going to port the original console games to PC, ever. Now, before anyone chimes in with the already existing PC ports of those, remember those aren't even on Steam. They might even have some weird rights issues since I think they all were published weirdly. The more important point is that those games don't work natively out of the box on modern OSes, they'd have to patch them and that would require the source code if they would do a lazy port. (they would, since the old console games are on consoles and the remakes are everywhere) The existing patches? Japanese publishers aren't like western ones, and won't just take a fan patch and plop it in. At least most of them, of which Capcom is very much in the category of, considering they would sue modders if they could. Which is actually quite unfortunate, especially since there's no way to play Code Veronica on PC outside of emulation right now.
 

Zboj Lamignat

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The GOG sales got even weirder than steam's in recent years. There are some titles (like slitherine Close Combat versions) that are constantly on aggressive discounts like -80%, but a lot of old and relatively niche games never seem to go past -30/40% anymore. And there are multiple titles, including yet again old ones, that never get discounted, even during big seasonal events like this one.
 

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It depends on whether they are available in other stores imo. Some are GOG exclusive, so they can afford having them on unimpressive or no discounts.
 

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AFAIK the publishers have to agree to GOG discounting their games for every sale. I'm sure that some simply feel that they don't need to ever discount their games for one reason or another.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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I hope the robocop game hits gog.

Lessee… June 8, 2020 I paid 39.99 for Terminator Resistance and got the comic free. That purchase was with a bunch of other shit totaling around $250 so I must’ve had Trump money burning a hole in my pockets…. And I liked it.

Seems I don’t have Annihilation Line for $14.99.
 

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Yakuza bundle on sale
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https://af.gog.com/en/game/yakuza_complete_series?as=1649904300
 

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