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Good Old Games Moves To Open Beta

| 23 Oct 2008 19:56
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GOG.com has gone into open beta testing, flinging its doors open to anyone and everyone who wants to get down with some cheap and easy classic PC gaming.

Good Old Games began a closed beta program in early September, and while everyone who signed up for the site was eventually given access, beta keys were distributed in stages, forcing some gamers to wait before they could use the service. In the open beta, access keys won't be required; gamers can simply go to the site and purchase the games they want.

"The success of the Early Access Beta showed us that there is huge demand for DRM-free classic PC games, and it helped us to prepare the site for the public launch," said GOG Managing Director Adam Oldakowski. "We are endlessly grateful to the users for their support and assistance."

Games on GOG.com sell for either $5.99 or $9.99 per title, and are sold entirely DRM-free, one of the service's big drawing points. On its website the company claims, "Once you download a game, you can install it on any PC and re-download it whenever you want, as many times as you need, and you can play it without an internet connection."

Good Old Games also announced that it has signed deals with Strategy First and Pluto 13, and as a result it will be offering "new" games including Sacred, Jagged Alliance, Disciples, Gothic and more. "We're elated to welcome these new companies to the GOG.com catalog," said Oldakowski. "It's a great demonstration of their commitment to gamers, and we're sure that our extremely devoted community will welcome Strategy First with open arms, and will have a great time revisiting the immersive world of Gothic as the Open Beta begins." Good Old Games plans to expand its selection even further, to over 50 games in the coming weeks.

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