Good Old Games Waves Goodbye

Paul Lilly

Good Old Games, or GOG.com, the online portal for DRM-free copies of older games ported and sold on the cheap to run under Windows, has waved the white flag and closed up shop, at least for now.

"We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is," a message on GOG.com's website reads. "We've debated it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.

"We've very grateful for all support we've received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming."

What the future holds for GOG.com remains to be seen. In their parting note, the GOG.com team said that the closure doesn't mean the idea behind the site is closed forever, but didn't elaborate.

For those of you who previously purchased titles through GOG.com but may have since formatted your PC, the company said it will put in place a solution so that you can re-download them. Updates on this will be posted on GOG.com and on the company's Twitter and Facebook pages.

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