Hello Master Malstrom,
I can definitely recommend GOG.com to you and anyone else. I just
bought Alpha Centauri and a few other games from them, they’ve been
wonderful! They display your digital games on a shelf, let you
download them and stay the heck out of your way. I’ve installed on
Windows and on linux via Wine and I have not had a single issue with
the games I’ve bought. No drm headaches, no weird wrapper interfering
with gameplay – it’s just you and the game after a double click. No
bs, just games.
The Humble Bundles are also very similar, they’re even better in some
regards since they go after multiplatform releases. Honestly, some of
the bundles have been extremely dull or obvious money grabs but most
of them are brilliant. The only issue is just in the assortment of
games that are chosen, they won’t be everyones cup of tea. Still, I
appreciate that there are companies out there trying to get us more
games without DRM and in turning the focus towards what consumers
actually want. Gog shows that there are still people interested in
spending money on older titles while the Bundles show the distribution
of evangelicals for each major pc/mobile platform.
GOG.com has put up the Worlds of Ultima games (Savage Empire and Martian Dreams) for free. Yay to that!
I have Alpha Centauri but would love to purchase the expansion of Alien Crossfire. Where is it Gog.com?
Above: Awesome stuff