If you have any pieces-of-eight left over from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Steam's Autumn Sale, Green Monday, and every other shopping occasion this holiday season, you can dump what's left of your pockets at GOG for its 2013 DRM-free winter sale. While you're there, be sure to collect Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for the tantalizing low, low price of absolutely free!
That's right, all three titles are available at no cost. For anyone who cares to know, there's a bit of interesting background history that goes along with that. Back at the beginning of 2012, Bethesda Softworks won back the Fallout MMO rights from Interplay. As part of the settlement, Interplay's merchandising rights to sell Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics expires December 31, 2013.
We're not sure if the giveaway of those three titles through GOG amounts to a middle finger from Interplay to Bethesda Softworks, but whatever the case may be, they're free for the taking for 48 hours. Gamers who acquire them before the deadline are able to keep the games, regardless of how much (if any) they paid for them.
Getting back to the overall sale, GOG will roll out discounts on its catalog of more than 600 games from today through December 29. In addition, all games are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.
One word of warning -- GOG appears to be getting hammered, likely the result of the freebie Fallout titles. Patience is definitely required, but other than that, head on over there and stock up on games!