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BREAKING: GoG.com Shuts Down, Lazygamer Investigates

Today, GoG.com shut down without notice, leaving only a note on the front page detailing an ambiguous future, at best:

his really is heart-breaking since GoG, for those who didn’t know, provided all there games without DRM, and you could make local back-ups on your machine just in case the site went down.

Apparently, the site died without warning to the active users, so people got cut off mid-download. When they shut the site’s functionality down, they weren’t kidding around.

However, despite the abruptness of the shut down, all hope is not lost. Tom Ohle, from Evolve PR, stated in his twitter account that “Doesnt mean GOG is gone! We’ll have some more info soon”. So something is changing somewhere.

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GavinMannion2642d ago

I have to say it's pretty ironic that a site that sold itself on no DRM has been shut down on talk like a pirate day

Ognipode2642d ago

There are rumors that this is all a very inappropriate PR stunt. If that's the case then users might be not feel like laughing at the joke.

GavinMannion2642d ago

This could be one of the worst PR stunts ever if that turns out to be the case.

It will just make them look stupid and untrustworthy.... perfect for a site that relies on human trust to stay afloat

OnlyTheTruth2642d ago

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Obviously, you should take this with a grain of salt since it's from a forum. What a horrible idea, if true. I want Planescape: Torment to make up for this injustice.

Rainstorm812642d ago

Thats sucks no more "sweet ass GoG action"

mugoldeneagle032642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Got the original Fallout for $5 just a few months ago after playing Fallout 3, and was looking forward to purchasing 2. So that blows...

At least we can still re-download the games we bought. Hopefully the site goes back up soon when, whatever is happening, gets announced.

Christopher2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

The really sucks balls. A ton. I'm always waiting for some new games to come out from them. Sad to see it fail.

I hope they bring it back. I'd honestly do it with DRM that isn't annoying as long as it meant a chance to get some good older games that are guaranteed to run on my Win7 machines.

If this is just them shutting down for Talk Like a Pirate day until whenever to launch the non-beta version of GoG.com, that would make me an extremely happy man. Not so happy to those who were trying to download software today, though. They should have left those ports open on the server so people could continue/finish downloads and just taken the site down.

Christopher2642d ago

It looks like a Publisher has purchased enough stocks of GoG's parent company and they are looking to require DRM on the games sold through GoG.com. I don't mind some DRM, just hope it's not some really crap-tastic DRM (Internet connection required, limited installs, etc.). The only upside I could see from this is that more publishers would be willing to put more of their older titles on GoG with DRM. I've been waiting for a few games to make themselves available on the site, perhaps this will make it happen even faster?

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starcraft2fan2642d ago

@LazySAGamer: Haha, didn't consider that.

Good, well researched article. Hopefully results of Wednesday's EGM will shed some light on the fate of GoG, or whether or not the financial shenanigans of the holding company has anything to do with GoG going down in the first place.

Zachmo1822642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Well read the damn thing dude are you that stupid? It not only says it in the second paragraph.

Yea dude i'm sorry about that...But it not only says it in the second paragraph like really did the guy not read it. I didn't no what the site was in till now.

HolaTarola2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

I'm asking myself the same quetion, never heard of that site..

@Zachmo182

No need to insult buddy..

Megaton2642d ago

Well that's the first and last time I spend money on PC DD outside of Steam. Even if it is a PR stunt, I'm not giving them another dime. I suppose that's what I get for buying old games instead of just torrenting them, eh?

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