GOG.com Introduces Pay-What-You-Want Divinity Bundle

GOG.com Introduces Pay-What-You-Want Divinity Bundle

GOG.com trusts its customers so much, it will let them set the price for a new bundle and pre-order deal.

It should be pretty clear to even casual observers that gamers love their pay-what-you-want bundles. What started as a simple indie game gimmick has gone on to create million-dollar enterprises that show little sign of slowing down. The question now is no longer how long will the craze last, but who else will get involved? Stepping into the fray is none other than DRM-free gaming service GOG.com to announce a pay-what-you-want Divinity Anthology bundle, which includes the first two Divinity games and an October 18th pre-order for Divinity II: Developers Cut.

The Divinity Anthology provides three buying options for players. Anyone who snatches up the set at a below-average price will receive a copy of Larian Studio's Divine Divinity with GOG.com's digital bonuses. If you up the price to above the average, GOG.com will throw in Beyond Divinity for your trouble. The full bundle goes to anyone who buys within the top 10%, which includes the Divinity II: Developer's Cut and all of its expansions. As with all GOG.com games, each title in the Divinity Anthology will be DRM-Free and optimized for the latest Windows operating systems.

GOG.com is keeping track of sales through a website counter, and will release additional bonuses when it reaches certain landmarks. The possible extras will include Behind-The-Scenes videos, a demo of Larian Studio's first (and abandoned) project LMK, and even a promise to open up about Larian's next top-secret title.

The Divinity Anthology isn't using the same purchasing model as the Humble Indie Bundles, suggesting a more cautious approach on GOG.com's part. The website is likely testing the online waters to see what happens, with the possibility that future bundles will follow if Divine Anthology is successful. What especially interests me is how GOG.com's competition will react. If the Divinity Anthology bundle exceeds everyone's expectations, it's entirely possible that services like Steam might sit up and take notice.

The Divine Anthology will be pay-what-you-want until Divinity II's GOG.com release on October 18th.

Source: GOG.com

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I already own them, so I'm kind of SoL, but it's a cool idea and I hope GOG kicks some ass.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that deal on the GOG page when i loaded it up. Alas, I only paid to get the original Divine Divinity since it seemed interesting. And it is. It's damned awesome, actually. Takes a bit of getting used to, but i definitely see why some called it a love child of Elder Scrolls and Diablo; because it very, very much is. And it's awesome.

Kickass! Go GOG, continuing the trend of being awesome! Only $8.19 for the average, right now. That's not bad, for $32 worth of content.

GoG is doing pay-what-you-want...

wait I have to be in the top 10% to get everything...

wait if the bundle sells over specific numbers they will throw in more extras...

WHAT THE F*** KIND OF S*** IS THIS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO F****** LEARN WHAT PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT MEANS. sorry about that, but really basically they are not saying pay-what-you-want they are saying pay-what-your-peers-think-you-should basically they are trying to combine pay-what-you-want with Kickstarter, and in so doing also add in a greed dynamic by hoping the competitive spirit of people (I must win at any costs, or go broke trying). please tell me they are talking about being the within the top 10% of everybody who is purchasing... oh wait: I WILL NEED TO BE WITHIN THE TOP 10% OF SPENDERS TO GET A THIRD GAME AS A PRE-ORDER. NOW THEY REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE F****** S*** C*** DEAL WITH THE WHOLE PREMISE BECAUSE I HAVE TO PLAY COMPETITIVE NATURE FOR A PRE-ORDER.

I am going to have to punch a kitten to feel better then these people, and it's a pre-order on a re-release of a game that is how old?

I give up.

gardian06:
GoG is doing pay-what-you-want...

wait I have to be in the top 10% to get everything...

wait if the bundle sells over specific numbers they will throw in more extras...

WHAT THE F*** KIND OF S*** IS THIS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO F****** LEARN WHAT PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT MEANS. sorry about that, but really basically they are not saying pay-what-you-want they are saying pay-what-your-peers-think-you-should basically they are trying to combine pay-what-you-want with Kickstarter, and in so doing also add in a greed dynamic by hoping the competitive spirit of people (I must win at any costs, or go broke trying). please tell me they are talking about being the within the top 10% of everybody who is purchasing... oh wait: I WILL NEED TO BE WITHIN THE TOP 10% OF SPENDERS TO GET A THIRD GAME AS A PRE-ORDER. NOW THEY REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE F****** S*** C*** DEAL WITH THE WHOLE PREMISE BECAUSE I HAVE TO PLAY COMPETITIVE NATURE FOR A PRE-ORDER.

I am going to have to punch a kitten to feel better then these people, and it's a pre-order on a re-release of a game that is how old?

I give up.

It is a bit of a misnomer - PWYW applies only to the first game, to get the "full pack", you'll get, at best, a 50% discount, as those 3 games are sold at $32 and you need to pay, at least, $16.04.

You don't have to be on the top 10% to get everything, only to have "early access"; "early access" meaning "1 day before everyone else". To each, his own, but I wouldn't pay extra for this.

I won't go for this, as I already own the first 2, but I think it's a good experiment. I agree they should've been more careful about using "PYWY", as the conditions are different from the usual PYWY deal. Still, anyone who takes the time to read the info on their site quickly realizes what the rules are, so I see no reason for all the drama and kitten-beating.

It's a bit like the old "SEX! Now that I've got your attention, perhaps I could interest you in this splendid encyclopedia set..." thing.

gardian06:
GoG is doing pay-what-you-want...

wait I have to be in the top 10% to get everything...

wait if the bundle sells over specific numbers they will throw in more extras...

WHAT THE F*** KIND OF S*** IS THIS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO F****** LEARN WHAT PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT MEANS. sorry about that, but really basically they are not saying pay-what-you-want they are saying pay-what-your-peers-think-you-should basically they are trying to combine pay-what-you-want with Kickstarter, and in so doing also add in a greed dynamic by hoping the competitive spirit of people (I must win at any costs, or go broke trying). please tell me they are talking about being the within the top 10% of everybody who is purchasing... oh wait: I WILL NEED TO BE WITHIN THE TOP 10% OF SPENDERS TO GET A THIRD GAME AS A PRE-ORDER. NOW THEY REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE F****** S*** C*** DEAL WITH THE WHOLE PREMISE BECAUSE I HAVE TO PLAY COMPETITIVE NATURE FOR A PRE-ORDER.

I am going to have to punch a kitten to feel better then these people, and it's a pre-order on a re-release of a game that is how old?

I give up.

The pay-what-you-want thingy started with the indie bundle packs, and they worked this way since you would get two more games out of the pack if the amount was higher then the average. And fuck you for being an ass, its a product that cost money to make and even by this method you get a really good deal. If you want it and dont want to contribute anything to the developers then just go full retard and pirate it, moron.

And caps doesnt mean that you are screaming.

Yeah, they've actually changed it, it was initially called PWYW with set prices (I believe it was $29 for the 3 games, $15 for 2 and any amount for the first). It seems they've changed it due to the negative backlash on their facebook page.

Those games never got to me

I already own Divine Divinity (on CD no less) but I always wondered how the other instalments held up, anybody help me out on this?

If you're in doubt; absolutely buy these games!
They're awesome! ^^

gardian06:
GoG is doing pay-what-you-want...

wait I have to be in the top 10% to get everything...

wait if the bundle sells over specific numbers they will throw in more extras...

WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF SHIT IS THIS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FUCKING LEARN WHAT PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT MEANS. sorry about that, but really basically they are not saying pay-what-you-want they are saying pay-what-your-peers-think-you-should basically they are trying to combine pay-what-you-want with Kickstarter, and in so doing also add in a greed dynamic by hoping the competitive spirit of people (I must win at any costs, or go broke trying). please tell me they are talking about being the within the top 10% of everybody who is purchasing... oh wait: I WILL NEED TO BE WITHIN THE TOP 10% OF SPENDERS TO GET A THIRD GAME AS A PRE-ORDER. NOW THEY REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FUCKING SHIT CUNT DEAL WITH THE WHOLE PREMISE BECAUSE I HAVE TO PLAY COMPETITIVE NATURE FOR A PRE-ORDER.

I am going to have to punch a kitten to feel better then these people, and it's a pre-order on a re-release of a game that is how old?

I give up.

So I take it you never bothered to look into this or read the story, you just jumped to your own conclusions, well then "SOMEONE NEEDS TO FUCKING LEARN WHAT PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT MEANS" and it's you!
When they say pay what you want, they mean it, you can pay a penny and you get divine divinity, there you go, you can also pay more, to get the sequel, and you can pay more to get divinity 2, after that, you can pay more than double what they are asking if you want, letting you set the price is what pay what you want means, it does not mean you'll get everything for the price you want.

What sort of game was Divinity? Specifically whats the story and story interaction like? Is it combat focused or is there a lot of talking too?

I know I could pay a penny and just get the first game, but if I used their bandwidth downloading, I would want to pay them some sort of worthwhile amount, but I need the game to be worth it before I do that

OK this is a really good deal given the original price, but is it any good? I mean I don't want to have buyers remorse here, so is there anyone here that's played it?

I've played Divine Divinity and it is definitely worth checking out if you like old-school RPGs like Baldur's Gate or the first Diablo game. The combat mechanics are a little different, but the gameplay is enjoyable and it has a great game world with plenty of stuff to do, side-quests to complete and monsters to slay.

I didn't get very far in Beyond Divinity. The control scheme was a bit dodgy and I couldn't get past the first dungeon without too much of a headache.

I got Divinity II on Steam a while back for super cheap without knowing much about it. My expectations were pretty low going into it, but I ended up very happily surprised. I hadn't even realized it was related to the first two games, initially. It is a good RPG and reminds me of some of the early Elder Scrolls games. And you can turn into a dragon!

Don't pass up this deal if you haven't tried these games out yet.

josemlopes:

The pay-what-you-want thingy started with the indie bundle packs, and they worked this way since you would get two more games out of the pack if the amount was higher then the average. And fuck you for being an ass, its a product that cost money to make and even by this method you get a really good deal. If you want it and dont want to contribute anything to the developers then just go full retard and pirate it, moron.

I'm not sure "It costs money to make" changes anything about the "pay what you want" model.

Humble Bundle makes it pretty straightforward, too. This is more complicated. Whether or not that complication is difficult or not is beyond the point. There's effectively four tiers to HB's two: beat the average or don't beat the average. The simplicity is part of the beauty; people know what they're getting at a glance. It's straightforward, like the bundle itself. This is...Well, less straightforward.

Also, if you care about money so much, don't make a "pay what you want" scheme. Personally, I pay a fair price for my Humble Bundles, but that's because of my conscience rather than because of gimmicks.

If you don't like people paying 1 cent for your product, don't use the model.

Zachary Amaranth:

If you don't like people paying 1 cent for your product, don't use the model.

If they wanted people to only pay 1 cent then they would sell it at 1 cent. This model is for the buyer to set what they think its a fair price for both parties

josemlopes:

If they wanted people to only pay 1 cent then they would sell it at 1 cent. This model is for the buyer to set what they think its a fair price for both parties

Which doesn't stand up to your own argument, but okay.

 

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