We're big fans of GOG.com here at Dealspwn, and with good reason. The website has long been a bastion for quality games from yesteryear - hence the moniker Good Old Games - re-released in a manner compatible with modern operating systems, without DRM, regional pricing, or any other restrictive bollocks.
And this week, they've gotten themselves an upgrade.
The last time GOG.com had itself an overhaul, it went offline for three days and everybody panicked. This time, the transition has been much more smooth. Relaunched today, the site is still holding to its central tenets of unrestricted gaming, but now with more firepower in its arsenal.
Aesthetically speaking, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ buttons have been integrated into every page, the downloader has been improved in terms of speed, and now offers patch support. CD Projekt announced that the site is expanding its library (and improving navigation), and that a new, revamped Community Wishlist has been set up. Happily, System Shock 2 and Grim Fandango were both sitting pretty at the top at the time of writing.
We'd very much like both of those to happen.
Elsewhere, the biggest change is the notice that Good Old Games will simply become GOG.com, as the site looks towards newer releases - from AAA to indie, with everything in between.
"Don’t worry, no matter how new we’re getting, GOG.com will always stick to our three core values: No DRM, Fair Pricing, and Love for our GOG-ers," read the announcement. "Newer means simply newer games, whether they’re big, recognized names, indie games, day-one releases, or pre-orders. Pre-order for Legend of Grimrock for only $11.99 today, or pick up Trine and The Whispered World right now; Spacechem, Machinarium, and Darwinia are coming soon. We have more than 20 great indie and newer games signed on GOG.com that will be showing up in the next few months.. These games lead the way on our the transition from Good Old Games to simply GOG.com. It doesn’t matter what G, O, and G stand for, Gee Oh Gee dot com stands for high-quality, DRM-free gaming, each week with bigger and newer games."
You can read the full post over on GOG.com.