GOG Holds "Pay What You Want" Sale on Interplay Games

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GOG Holds "Pay What You Want" Sale on Interplay Games

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You can now buy every Interplay game on GOG, including Fallout, Freespace and more, for 35 bucks.

If you've ever wondered why so many gamers of a certain age get a wistful, far-away look in their eyes whenever the Interplay name comes up, let me point you at GOG's latest, and possibly greatest, game sale. For the next two weeks, you can pay what you want for eight Interplay games, including Conquest of the New World, Jagged Alliance 2, Shattered Steel, M.A.X. and M.A.X. 2, or you can fork over a little more and get... well, everything.

If you pay more than the average price, currently sitting at a little over $11, you'll get 20 Interplay games, including everything in the pay-what-you-want bundle plus a dozen more, like Freespace and the Silent Threat expansion, Descent 3, Stonekeep, Messiah and Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Or you can fork over $34.99 and get 32 games, including all of the above plus Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, Freespace 2, MDK 1 and 2 and Kingpin: Life of Crime.

Along with the games, the $34.99 bundle comes with 21 full soundtracks and 721 "goodies," including concept art, game manuals, wallpapers, "making of" videos and all the other bonus content included with each game. As usual, all games are DRM free, and if you happen to own a few of them already, you can gift your extra copies to your friends. I think that qualifies as a pretty solid deal.

GOG's pay-what-you-want deal on Interplay games is live now and will run for the next 14 days. If you want to get in on the action, head over to gog.com/interplay.

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Holy moly. If I didn't own most of these games already, I'd be in. Seems like a good deal to me.

yes a "pay what you want" sale!
and by "pay what you want" we mean pay at least 34.99$*jedi mind trick swipe*

still a good deal.

Thankfully I already own most of the Interplay games I want otherwise gog.com would be getting more money from me this month.

Brilliant deal nonetheless.

why is it that whenever GoG says the words pay-what-you-want I just know they are going to make artificial price points? oh yeah because this happened http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/120055-GOG-com-Introduces-Pay-What-You-Want-Divinity-Bundle meaning that they are still trying to understand what pay-what-you-want means. the say way a rapist tries to understand what consent means.

Oh my.

Out of those 32 games I actually played... lets see... 17 of them. This is one hell of a deal.

I'd be all over it if I didn't already own physical copies of half of them.

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

gardian06:
why is it that whenever GoG says the words pay-what-you-want I just know they are going to make artificial price points? oh yeah because this happened http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/120055-GOG-com-Introduces-Pay-What-You-Want-Divinity-Bundle meaning that they are still trying to understand what pay-what-you-want means. the say way a rapist tries to understand what consent means.

Did you honestly just compare a game bundle to rape? That goes straight past offensive and just ends up being hilarious. Thank you, I needed a good laugh today.

Fr]anc[is:

gardian06:
why is it that whenever GoG says the words pay-what-you-want I just know they are going to make artificial price points? oh yeah because this happened http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/120055-GOG-com-Introduces-Pay-What-You-Want-Divinity-Bundle meaning that they are still trying to understand what pay-what-you-want means. the say way a rapist tries to understand what consent means.

Did you honestly just compare a game bundle to rape? That goes straight past offensive and just ends up being hilarious. Thank you, I needed a good laugh today.

I had never heard someone say something bad about GOG before.

That person took it to like...the extreme?

Also I wonder if your name breaks quotes! Will find out soon! :D.

Andy Chalk:

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

Is it weird that that annoys me more than someone who downloads them instead?

At least the downloader won't be costing GOG money in server fees :/.

Holy cow $0.99 for 8 games?

SOLD!!!

I don't like the fact that you can't choose the games you pay for. Was going to get 20 games but I won't play a good chunk of what they give you for that. GoG failed in that respect.

GOG says, and I quote: "Pay what you want for Interplay games"

You can: pay what you want.
You get: at least 8 Interplay games.

There is no bait & switch, no hoodwinking, no scam, no problem here; just a good deal. You can pay what you want and get some games. -OR- you can pay more and get more games. There is still no reason to complain! If you don't want the games, don't buy the bundle!

AzrealMaximillion:
I don't like the fact that you can't choose the games you pay for..

Are you a fan of the Humble Bundle, sir? You can't choose your games there either. Can you point me in the direction of a 'pay what you want' bundle where you do get to choose your games? I've never heard of one and would love to be corrected.

captcha: lefty loosey
Eh?

theultimateend:
Is it weird that that annoys me more than someone who downloads them instead?

At least the downloader won't be costing GOG money in server fees :/.

Sure they make the old games easily playable on a new OS plus a few goodies, and the help to gaming culture is probably worth all the money that can be thrown at them.

But we should keep in mind that most of those games ought to be public domain (in a more ideal world, I'll give you that), and 0% of that money goes to the original creators (unless someone wants to correct me). At least the ones who can manage to make those games run by themselves and are not interested by the goodies shouldn't be looked down on like that.

PS: This isn't a morally grey area either, if our conversation didn't slip your mind completely... but whatever, right?

I've only ever heard of fallout 1 and 2 from that list... What other notable games are there in that list, and what genres? I dont want to pay $35 for just fallout 1 and 2 and I know nothing about the other games here...

incal11:

theultimateend:
Is it weird that that annoys me more than someone who downloads them instead?

At least the downloader won't be costing GOG money in server fees :/.

Sure they make the old games easily playable on a new OS plus a few goodies, and the help to gaming culture is probably worth all the money that can be thrown at them.

But we should keep in mind that most of those games ought to be public domain (in a more ideal world, I'll give you that), and 0% of that money goes to the original creators (unless someone wants to correct me). At least the ones who can manage to make those games run by themselves and are not interested by the goodies shouldn't be looked down on like that.

PS: This isn't a morally grey area either, if our conversation didn't slip your mind completely... but whatever, right?

On the PS, I would be lying if I didn't say most things slip my mind. Kinda comes with the territory after major brain trauma. And yet my memory appears better than most the folks on my Facebook feed.

But yes, I would agree that public domain should be the way of things. Given how old most of these are and how nobody involved with them is still getting revenue from them.

They keep using "pay what you want" sales, but I don't think it means what they think it means. Shame of it is I own quite a few of the games listed already, many on disc and bought at full price ages ago. Their more choice titles require a hurdle I'm not willing to jump over, so I'll see them again when they have a sale that isn't about trying to pass off games I already own or do not want in order to get to the good stuff.

lotr rocks 0:
I've only ever heard of fallout 1 and 2 from that list... What other notable games are there in that list, and what genres? I dont want to pay $35 for just fallout 1 and 2 and I know nothing about the other games here...

Jagged Alliance is a pretty solid series, but really challenging (think X-Com, but in a jungle, and a lot deeper with some elements of Fallout... but don't expect Fallout), and the Freespace games are nice. I've yet to play Giants, but that was a big deal in it's day as well. The higher tier title set looks good.

lotr rocks 0:
I've only ever heard of fallout 1 and 2 from that list... What other notable games are there in that list, and what genres? I dont want to pay $35 for just fallout 1 and 2 and I know nothing about the other games here...

MDK/2: were brilliant quirky 3rd person shooters with a decent sense of humour, (for the time) impressive graphics considering the large levels and was a game that brought sniper rifles/scopes into popular gaming.

Earthworm Jim: quirky (again) platformer, all about the tasty sprite graphics and sense of humour; I remember this being a fun game to play.

Descent: FPS in which you control a ship rather than a person, with six degrees of movement in a zero-G environment.

Kingpin: interesting mob-based FPS (if I remember rightly), with a Cypress Hill soundtrack. Got a lot of controversy for being released around the time of Columbine.

Messiah: odd third-person game where you control a little cherub, flying around and possessing people - kind of Prototype-esque in that regard.. or rather Prototype is kind of Messiah-esque in that regard.

Giants Citizen Kabuto: wikipedia says it's some sort of third-person shooter/RTS. I remember the name, never played it.

That's off the top of my head and the ones that ring the most bells for yesteryear.

theultimateend:
On the PS, I would be lying if I didn't say most things slip my mind. Kinda comes with the territory after major brain trauma. And yet my memory appears better than most the folks on my Facebook feed.

But yes, I would agree that public domain should be the way of things. Given how old most of these are and how nobody involved with them is still getting revenue from them.

:D
Hey at least it rings a bell, I don't think your memory is that bad.

Teoes:

AzrealMaximillion:
I don't like the fact that you can't choose the games you pay for..

Are you a fan of the Humble Bundle, sir? You can't choose your games there either. Can you point me in the direction of a 'pay what you want' bundle where you do get to choose your games? I've never heard of one and would love to be corrected.
Eh?

Here's your correction. The indie fort bundle that Gamersgate recently held. I'll explain the format:

Bronze Package: 3 games for $3.99
Your pick out of 20 games.

Silver Package: 6 games for $6.99
STILL Your choice of the games out of 20 games.

Gold Package: 9 games for $9.99
10 games of your choice out of 20

Platinum Package :All games for $50

Each option contained the option to give extra directly to the developers.

Now I'm familiar with the Indie Bundle and the Humble Bundle, but those bundles are always under 10 games. And there's always a set price below average for at least 7 of them.

This is disappointing. Why should I HAVE to buy the full package of games in order to get the choice games that I want? That seems nonsensical. What If I just want 8 games. Why should I have to settle with games like VR Soccer and not get the choice of swapping that out for Die By the Sword?

Edit: I mean you have to admit, the more choice titles are in the $35+ range. The Gamersgate bundle was open and I was hoping that model would continue with a bundle that has 32 games. I'd like to get 20 of them but not being able to swap out titles like, "VR Soccer" and"Battle Chess" is annoying.

Andy Chalk:

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

As a writer for the site, I assume you know most of the rules around here. Might I ask, is it possible to report someone for just saying stupid stuff? Because I think that gardian is a little over due for it. He complained about the same thing when gog did this model for the Divinity games a week or so back.

Great quivering enigma's, that's a good deal.

I love you even more, GOG.

rhizhim:
yes a "pay what you want" sale!
and by "pay what you want" we mean pay at least 34.99$*jedi mind trick swipe*

still a good deal.

Only if you want. >)
Pity I gots no money to spare.

giant citizen kabuto i still have the cd for, funny funny game and highly rated when it came out. tons of the cut scenes are on utube for the lulz.

Andy Chalk:

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

I never said that my complaint with the amount they were charging my complaint is with the actual bait and switch that is going on. to avoid complications, and miss-understanding the definition of a bait and switch is promising one thing (in this case a pay-what-you-want bundle which most gamers will recognize from humble bundle), and then replacing said promised thing with either a different item, or a different offer partially or entirely (this case creating an artificial price-point that is over and above the standard) granted yes the price is still "reasonable" though my major complaint is not with the service, or the company, it is with their inability to call this "sale" (which is what it is) a sale, and instead use a term that is synonymous with charity, funding developers, and actual pure choice in price point. instead of saying the word sale.

Fr]anc[is:

gardian06:
why is it that whenever GoG says the words pay-what-you-want I just know they are going to make artificial price points? oh yeah because this happened http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/120055-GOG-com-Introduces-Pay-What-You-Want-Divinity-Bundle meaning that they are still trying to understand what pay-what-you-want means. the say way a rapist tries to understand what consent means.

Did you honestly just compare a game bundle to rape? That goes straight past offensive and just ends up being hilarious. Thank you, I needed a good laugh today.

granted yes what a said was over the top, and was thought in a sarcastic context, but the principle which I explain above is my reasoning

and I understand that there is still a pay what you want aspect, but at the same time there is still a bait, and switch going on. granted this is only the second even slightly underhanded thing that I have ever heard GoG doing that doesn't mean that they are infallible, or unable to do bad things (the statement "my husband has never hurt anyone before there is no reason to believe he would do this violent thing" is still used as a defence for some pretty hanius stuff) I just wish that people would realize that just because a company has done some/several "good" things does not mean that they are acolights of the second coming or something.

klaynexas3:

Andy Chalk:

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

As a writer for the site, I assume you know most of the rules around here. Might I ask, is it possible to report someone for just saying stupid stuff? Because I think that gardian is a little over due for it. He complained about the same thing when gog did this model for the Divinity games a week or so back.

actually my complaint was similar, but actually different in the previous article I complaining that a company that is typically known for doing good business, and making older games available to the public took it upon themselves to artificially create a bidding war pitting human tenancy to one-up each other in an attempt to win to simply increase profit. by offering a higher payout to those who spend within the top 10% which basically says that "hey this thing that you want here it is, and now you have to pay double, and then triple, etc... in order to obtain it" which means that they are more concerned with profits then actually providing that content.

here I am complaining about the realistic bait and switch that is going on. don't think this is a bait and switch "look it up" the only reason you couldn't call that completely is because there is aspect of what was used of the "bait" present, but it does not give purpose to what is actually being asked.

here's an example you go see "pay-what-you-want for a car" and they show a picture of a Rollzroys then you go, and you find out that the pay-what-you-want is for a VW Bug (granted this will probably never happen, but it is context), and you still have to pay the $35,000+ for the Rollzroys you will feel slightly cheated. wouldn't you?

lotr rocks 0:
I've only ever heard of fallout 1 and 2 from that list... What other notable games are there in that list, and what genres? I dont want to pay $35 for just fallout 1 and 2 and I know nothing about the other games here...

Two off the top of my head that I feel everyone should play are Freespace 2 and MDK 2.

Freespace 2 was the last great space-combat sim. Manages to hold up really well today. And has a surprisingly well-told story. It was developed by Volition, makers of Saints Row.

MDK 2 is a third-person action-shooter made by Bioware, and it's pretty fantastic. You play as a Canadian janitor in a super-suit who has to save Edmonton (and Earth) from invading aliens. It sweet.

I'd suggest just buying those. Together it'd cost you 12 and I'd say they're more than worth it.

gardian06:

klaynexas3:

Andy Chalk:

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

As a writer for the site, I assume you know most of the rules around here. Might I ask, is it possible to report someone for just saying stupid stuff? Because I think that gardian is a little over due for it. He complained about the same thing when gog did this model for the Divinity games a week or so back.

actually my complaint was similar, but actually different in the previous article I complaining that a company that is typically known for doing good business, and making older games available to the public took it upon themselves to artificially create a bidding war pitting human tenancy to one-up each other in an attempt to win to simply increase profit. by offering a higher payout to those who spend within the top 10% which basically says that "hey this thing that you want here it is, and now you have to pay double, and then triple, etc... in order to obtain it" which means that they are more concerned with profits then actually providing that content.

here I am complaining about the realistic bait and switch that is going on. don't think this is a bait and switch "look it up" the only reason you couldn't call that completely is because there is aspect of what was used of the "bait" present, but it does not give purpose to what is actually being asked.

here's an example you go see "pay-what-you-want for a car" and they show a picture of a Rollzroys then you go, and you find out that the pay-what-you-want is for a VW Bug (granted this will probably never happen, but it is context), and you still have to pay the $35,000+ for the Rollzroys you will feel slightly cheated. wouldn't you?

Had they said it was for the Rollzroys, yes, I would, since there was obviously foul play there. Here, it just says you can buy Interplay games for any price you want. It doesn't say you get them all and it doesn't say you get some of their best stuff, it just says you can pay whatever for some games by them. While the fixed price on the 32 games does take away from the pay what you want a bit, it's still a good deal and I can't say I can complain about it. Eight games on gog can cost mostly at a minimum for regular price of $40.00, and you're allowed to get it for less than $10. Pay a little more than $10(at this point anyway, it might change soon), and then you get $100.00 of video games. Pay $35.00 and you have $160.00 worth. It's not a bad deal, and not one worth complaining about. I'll admit it isn't the best pay what you want model in terms of what we've seen in the past with ones such as the Humble Indie Bundle, but it's definitly still a very good model. And, the fixed price at the end does mean that if it did turn into a bidding war, the best stuff wouldn't be out of reach for everyone. I'll admit to the Divinity II 10% one being sketchy, but this model is a clear improvement.

klaynexas3:

gardian06:

klaynexas3:

As a writer for the site, I assume you know most of the rules around here. Might I ask, is it possible to report someone for just saying stupid stuff? Because I think that gardian is a little over due for it. He complained about the same thing when gog did this model for the Divinity games a week or so back.

actually my complaint was similar, but actually different in the previous article I complaining that a company that is typically known for doing good business, and making older games available to the public took it upon themselves to artificially create a bidding war pitting human tenancy to one-up each other in an attempt to win to simply increase profit. by offering a higher payout to those who spend within the top 10% which basically says that "hey this thing that you want here it is, and now you have to pay double, and then triple, etc... in order to obtain it" which means that they are more concerned with profits then actually providing that content.

here I am complaining about the realistic bait and switch that is going on. don't think this is a bait and switch "look it up" the only reason you couldn't call that completely is because there is aspect of what was used of the "bait" present, but it does not give purpose to what is actually being asked.

here's an example you go see "pay-what-you-want for a car" and they show a picture of a Rollzroys then you go, and you find out that the pay-what-you-want is for a VW Bug (granted this will probably never happen, but it is context), and you still have to pay the $35,000+ for the Rollzroys you will feel slightly cheated. wouldn't you?

Had they said it was for the Rollzroys, yes, I would, since there was obviously foul play there. Here, it just says you can buy Interplay games for any price you want. It doesn't say you get them all and it doesn't say you get some of their best stuff, it just says you can pay whatever for some games by them. While the fixed price on the 32 games does take away from the pay what you want a bit, it's still a good deal and I can't say I can complain about it. Eight games on gog can cost mostly at a minimum for regular price of $40.00, and you're allowed to get it for less than $10. Pay a little more than $10(at this point anyway, it might change soon), and then you get $100.00 of video games. Pay $35.00 and you have $160.00 worth. It's not a bad deal, and not one worth complaining about. I'll admit it isn't the best pay what you want model in terms of what we've seen in the past with ones such as the Humble Indie Bundle, but it's definitly still a very good model. And, the fixed price at the end does mean that if it did turn into a bidding war, the best stuff wouldn't be out of reach for everyone. I'll admit to the Divinity II 10% one being sketchy, but this model is a clear improvement.

I will agree with improvement. they are getting better, and I will give them that, but I will probably still come out and say something if they go back the other way, but they are trying.

There is no bait and switch. There is a Pay What You Want for Interplay Games. 8 games on offer, for "Pay What You Want."

Simultaneously, there's a "Pay $34.99 to get a whole shitload of games" deal going on, as well as a "Pay more than the average of those who Paid What They Wanted to get a decent selection of games." So where's the switch? There's nothing forcing you to take advantage of the other deals, after all.

Seriously, do you claim when McDonald's has a $1 coffee and they still sell large coffees for the regular price that it's a bait and switch? Because that's what you're doing here.

At worst, you could claim the Pay What You Want is bait to get people in to see their other pretty damned awesome deal, but unless you're going to come out against the whole concept of "loss-leader" you should probably just sit and spin.

If there's Descent in that bundle, I'll probably buy it, given I liked the game but never owned it myself.

I just hope it works in DOSBox.

for all those bitching about this you can pay 99 cents and get up to 8 games if you are that big of a cheapskate. so it its pay what you want

I purchased the last bundle from them. great value. one thing about GOG.com is I dont mind tossing a bit more than the minimum to get the bundle just to support them

Roxor:
If there's Descent in that bundle, I'll probably buy it, given I liked the game but never owned it myself.

I just hope it works in DOSBox.

gog.com takes care of compatibility for you. ie. The game comes with its own DOSBox and configuration.

OT: I WISH I HAD THE MONEEEEEES. D:

Oh and for the record:

PAY WHAT YOU WANT SALE: A sale in which (a) product(s) can be purchased for any price in a range greater than one.

Example: A product can be purchased for $5 or $8 dollars, whichever the customer prefers. There are multiple payment amounts available, so it is a "Pay What You Want" sale.

So yes, people claiming that it's not really "pay what you want" horribly misunderstand what "pay what you want" means. Also, many of them should be slapped.

Andy Chalk:

gardian06:
why is it

Are you seriously complaining because you can't buy ALL the Interplay games for a penny?

I was kinda sad it wouldn't let me just pay a little bit for Fallout 2, then I looked at the actual price and realized I'll probably end up buying it anyway.

gardian06:
here's an example you go see "pay-what-you-want for a car" and they show a picture of a Rollzroys then you go, and you find out that the pay-what-you-want is for a VW Bug (granted this will probably never happen, but it is context), and you still have to pay the $35,000+ for the Rollzroys you will feel slightly cheated. wouldn't you?

They didn't show us a picture of a Rolls Royce. They gave us an pictureless poster saying "PAY WHAT YOU WANT FOR A CAR!"

And the fact that they actually meant ALL the games if you exceed a certain point is like finding out you can get a dirt-cheap Rolls Royce while you're there. I mean, who expects to find a Rolls Royce at a pay-what-you-want car sale?

The same people who actually expected to be able to buy ALL the interplay games for one cent from a poster saying "Introducing Pay What You Want for Classic Interplay Games", apparently.

The only game there that I want and don't have on disc is Sacrifice and it's on the 3rd tier. Too bad.
Still, I'm happy to see more "pay what you want" deals.

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