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GOG offers game bundles for last minute gifts

Posted by: Eva at 12/23/2008 12:50 PM
Good Old Games has put together some sweet holiday gift bundles for those of us that wait until the very last minute to shop. Some of gamers' favorite classic sets are part of the deal.

Most of the bundles updated to run under Windows XP and Vista with out emulators are futuristic adventures. The post apocalyptic RPGs, Fallout and Fallout 2 are bundled together, as are the infamous Murder, Death, Kill and MDK 2 third person shooters. Space age combat simulator Freespace with the Silent Threat mission pack and Freespace 2 are another strong pair with a loyal fan base. The futuristic first-person-shooter series Descent 1 & 2 and Descent 3 with Mercenary expansion is an excellent offer as well. Stonekeep and Lionheart are two classic RPG dungeon crawlers for the traditionalist on your list.

Each set goes for $9.98, or if you've already got one title, you can get $1 off the other. The holiday season ends December 31 and so do these deals. I wish all my Christmas shopping had been this easy.

Oddworld fans should take note that GOG also has the first part of an Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee retrospective article written by David Craddock with contributions from Oddworld's Creative Director, Lorne Lanning. If GOG continues to offer exclusives such as this as well as inexpensive classic games, they should be able to successfully carve a niche in the market.


GOG.com Launches Holiday Bundles

Celebrate the Season with Great Deals on Classic PC Games – Cheap, no Matter Where you Live

 

Warsaw, Poland – December 23 – Stressed out? Need to get away from those family members that showed up uninvited and just won't get the hint that you need some "me time"? Gamers with a few extra bucks left over after some intense holiday shopping should head right over to GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), where five new holiday bundles will be available for a limited time. Until December 31 fans of DRM-free classic PC games can get any of the following bundles for just $9.98: Fallout & Fallout 2; MDK & MDK 2; Freespace with Silent Threat mission pack & Freespace 2; Descent 1+2 & Descent 3 with Mercenary expansion; Stonekeep & Lionheart. Before you go, "oh but I already bought one of those, what about me?!" rest assured that anyone who's already bought one of the games will get $1 off the second title.

 

Additionally, two new games were added to the GOG.com games catalogue today. Following up on the release of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee last week, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/oddworld_abes_exoddus) continues the imaginative adventures of everyone's favorite Mudokon. Grab that for $9.99 then read part one of GOG.com's Oddworld Retrospective (http://www.gog.com/en/editorial/editorial_oddworld_abes_oddysee/). Strategy fans can get their fill with Patrician 3 (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/patrician_3), as they expand a medieval trade empire to encompass the Old World… and all of that economic power can be harnessed for just $9.99.

 

"We want to bring people the best value no matter where they live. With our Polish origins, we know how awful it feels when popular web services and products are not available or are more expensive just because of where we live," said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. "That's why we're committed to making sure that these great holiday bundles are available worldwide, and that our prices and product catalogues are the same for everyone across the globe; we think that everyone should have access to great games like Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and Patrician 3."