GOG.com's Spring Insomnia Sale: Huge Deals, Limited Stock, Happening Now

GOG.com's Spring Insomnia Sale: Huge Deals, Limited Stock, Happening Now

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DRM-free PC game titles are up to 90 percent off, but stock is limited on all included titles.

If you're looking for DRM-free PC games on the cheap, and you have some time to browse this afternoon, GOG.com is running its probably-now-annual Spring Insomnia Sale.

Here's the rundown: GOG.com puts a game up for sale (as of me typing this sentence, it's Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries). The title is marked down significantly (in this case, 75% off $5.99, down to $1.50). Each deal is good on a limited number of copies, and once they're gone, the process repeats on a different title.

There's no set end time on the sale -- it goes until all included games are sold, down to the very last copy.

I just bought FlatOut 2 for two bucks -- 80 percent off the normal $9.99 price. If you feel the need for some cheap PC goodness, now's the time to get it!

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as I was writing this it was Sam and Max Devils Playhouse that was on sale for 90% off and it went so damn quickly. God damn, those are some nice deals.

Hopefully they'll have 90% off of Blackguards so I can snatch that right up.

Thanks for the heads up!
This couldn't have come at a better time.
I need something to play over the summer and I'm pretty poor.
I hope I can find something I like.

El Luck:
as I was writing this it was Sam and Max Devils Playhouse that was on sale for 90% off and it went so damn quickly. God damn, those are some nice deals.

Hopefully they'll have 90% off of Blackguards so I can snatch that right up.

I think that one might just be a bit too new to go for that much off.

One can dream though...one can dream.

Gog has lost me now. Their anniversary sale was stupid enough, but this? Make a purchase within 1 minute or it's gone? Screw that.

Not cool gog.

Ick. This remains my least favorite sale format ever. It has pretty much zero benefits for the customers and since you don't know what games will sale or when it'll change, it's easy to just forget about it ever.

(Plus there's the absurdity of having a limited number of a digital good)

Sgt. Sykes:
Gog has lost me now. Their anniversary sale was stupid enough, but this? Make a purchase within 1 minute or it's gone? Screw that.

Not cool gog.

[insert slowpoke here]

They've done this before. It was really popular, and it's fun in a casino-style way. What's wrong with it?

Story:
Thanks for the heads up!
This couldn't have come at a better time.
I need something to play over the summer and I'm pretty poor.
I hope I can find something I like.

If you like RPGs, skip the Insomnia Sale and check the Indie Mixer. See those copies of Avernum and Geneforge? BUY THEM. RIGHT. NOW.

There's a couple thousand hours in there for $7.

I love this kind of sale in some ways, but god dammit did my bank pick the wrong time to start denying out-of-country websites the ability to process my stuff.

I can't even watch. It's too painful to see the deals whizzing by.

The fuck do you mean "Limited Stock"?
It's digital distribution, stock is irrelevant as it's infinite.

(To the future smart ass looking to "enlighten me" on how it's a market tactic, yes, I know Sherlock.)

I love when they do crazy sales like this. However, I consign myself to non-participation with the realization that regardless of my level of participation, I'm going to miss all of the good deals :\

I'll blink for two seconds and I'll miss them GIVING away Don't Starve...

Atmos Duality:
The fuck do you mean "Limited Stock"?
It's digital distribution, stock is irrelevant as it's infinite.

(To the future smart ass looking to "enlighten me" on how it's a market tactic, yes, I know Sherlock.)

You're looking at this the wrong way.

Think of it in terms of gambling. Say "OK, I'm going to buy fifteen dollars worth of stuff", and then suddenly the sale becomes interesting and tons of fun as you weigh your options with each deal.

There's literally nothing wrong with a website playing a game.

lacktheknack:

You're looking at this the wrong way.

Think of it in terms of gambling. Say "OK, I'm going to buy fifteen dollars worth of stuff", and then suddenly the sale becomes interesting and tons of fun as you weigh your options with each deal.

There's literally nothing wrong with a website playing a game.

In your opinion.

In my opinion, gambling isn't all that exciting or intelligent; why add a random element to an otherwise reasonable transaction?

Atmos Duality:

lacktheknack:

You're looking at this the wrong way.

Think of it in terms of gambling. Say "OK, I'm going to buy fifteen dollars worth of stuff", and then suddenly the sale becomes interesting and tons of fun as you weigh your options with each deal.

There's literally nothing wrong with a website playing a game.

In your opinion.

In my opinion, gambling isn't all that exciting or intelligent; why add a random element to an otherwise reasonable transaction?

For the same reason I'm buying the game: Because it's fun.

If you disagree, well, there's an insanely good Indie Mix sale going on at gog.com that's good for another six hours or so. You should buy some stuff out of that. The insomnia sale doesn't have to interest you, just don't rain on the parade of the people that are interested.

Me about 10 minutes ago:

"Bah, GOG never has anything for me. I guess I'll keep an eye on it in case something interesting happens"

Me about 2 minutes ago:

"OMG Shelter for $1?" *creates account and snatches it up in about 20 seconds*

Wow, and boy did Shelter go fast.

I considered getting Shelter, but I remember the reviews said it was pretty clunky. I still like the concept though, and they're making a sequel so hopefully they've worked out most of the kinks.

BTW, the limited supply applies to games AT THAT PRICE. They got all of the games you could ever shake a stick at, but they'll only be at a normal sale price. Seeing as how crazy the prices are for these offers (and that some of the games are just given out for FREE), I'm willing to indulge in their madness.

In any case, this tactic is not at all new, except that in physical stores, they have way less deals.

lacktheknack:

Sgt. Sykes:
Gog has lost me now. Their anniversary sale was stupid enough, but this? Make a purchase within 1 minute or it's gone? Screw that.

Not cool gog.

[insert slowpoke here]

They've done this before. It was really popular, and it's fun in a casino-style way. What's wrong with it?

Really popular among people who have nothing to do. It's an abusive sales tactic meant to keep your eyes on the page avery 2 minutes. They don't even let you know what games are going on sale.. in short they are using the sale to control you and the way these sales work you pretty much have no time to you know.. do a little back checking on the titles. DOes it have bugs, does it run wiell on Modern PC's , what did other people think of it?

This sale is specifically designed around preventing informed buying and only on making twitch impulse buys. Assuming you know the game already but the fact you have no idea what games are going to be offered in this cycling list you can't look up in advance or you know have any idea if a game you're interested in will go on sale.

They said in their news post that it was voted on in their wishlist... yeah it received a whopping 121 votes...

where as a GoG wallet has like 4,000 votes and no word on them moving to put that in.

Hmm the much wanted feature that wencourages responsible consumer spending... with 4000 votes... nope.

The mostly unwanted and well reviled sale formate that encourages impulse buying ...with 121 votes...YES.

Get the idea GoG might not be consumer friendly.

BigTuk:

lacktheknack:

Sgt. Sykes:
Gog has lost me now. Their anniversary sale was stupid enough, but this? Make a purchase within 1 minute or it's gone? Screw that.

Not cool gog.

[insert slowpoke here]

They've done this before. It was really popular, and it's fun in a casino-style way. What's wrong with it?

Really popular among people who have nothing to do. It's an abusive sales tactic meant to keep your eyes on the page avery 2 minutes. They don't even let you know what games are going on sale.. in short they are using the sale to control you and the way these sales work you pretty much have no time to you know.. do a little back checking on the titles. DOes it have bugs, does it run wiell on Modern PC's , what did other people think of it?

This sale is specifically designed around preventing informed buying and only on making twitch impulse buys. Assuming you know the game already but the fact you have no idea what games are going to be offered in this cycling list you can't look up in advance or you know have any idea if a game you're interested in will go on sale.

I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for consumers who are so low on self-control that they can't stop themselves from buying something they know nothing about.

So far, I've bought a couple things in the sale, because I popped in and saw something I knew I wanted. Easy.

Also, if you want to know it it's good, middle-click it and check the tab. gog.com consumers are notoriously picky. Boom, in three seconds you can see what a picky userbase think of it in form of star-rating.

They said in their news post that it was voted on in their wishlist... yeah it received a whopping 121 votes...

where as a GoG wallet has like 4,000 votes and no word on them moving to put that in.

Hmm the much wanted feature that wencourages responsible consumer spending... with 4000 votes... nope.

The mostly unwanted and well reviled sale formate that encourages impulse buying ...with 121 votes...YES.

Get the idea GoG might not be consumer friendly.

I couldn't find the wallet page. Any links?

 

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