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Simbabluenobi: Maybe CD Project Red could buy up all the failing game companies and move to take over the (gaming) world ... :)
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gyokzoli: The bigger publishers usually have debts in hundreds of millions USD. I'm not sure CDP has this much money.
That's the issue really, and it's also why THQ went bankrupt. The big publishers just can't cope with not being big, so when it comes to financial troubles it seems they would rather die than downsize.

I'm sure a small-to-moderate sized modern publisher could do quite well, instead of having 100+ employees to pay they could have under a dozen employees and instead focus on lower budget games that catered to a niche genre (ie strategy, RPG) and build up a fanbase by being loyal to that genre and not going for a bigger audience.

Paradox (grand strategy) and Stardock (4X space) show this is possible.
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htown1980: I'm about to do some buying, for safety sake.

Any must haves?

Of the games I don't have I am considering Master of Magic, Pirates, Total Annihilation, Outcast.

Any suggestions/stayawaytions?
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BoxOfSnoo: Don't just consider Total Annihilation, grab it with both hands!

If anyone is still on the fence about TA, maybe this is the push you need. You will NOT be disappointed.
Heh, heh. I just bought the other three. I will probably still pick it up, I like a good rts...
I wouldn't go panic buying just yet as GOG is usually good at letting you know if games are in danger of going down (nowadays anyway) and may even put them on special sale like they did with games like Perimeter. It's the licensing issues in games that have lost at court that get removed straight away without warning.
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BoxOfSnoo: Don't just consider Total Annihilation, grab it with both hands!

If anyone is still on the fence about TA, maybe this is the push you need. You will NOT be disappointed.
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htown1980: Heh, heh. I just bought the other three. I will probably still pick it up, I like a good rts...
I'm going to hell for this.
I LOVE RTS, my fave genre HANDS DOWN, but I just don't dig TA. I bought the super massive huge box set a few years ago, paid a good chunk for it, but after the initial thrill of the screen shaking for explosions wore off I began to think I got ripped off.

To each his own and I love variety when it comes to human interest, but I fail to see how anyone can play AOE2 or C&C and not think of TA as uninteresting to play and horrible to look at (all the battlefields look exactly the same IMO).
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BoxOfSnoo: Don't just consider Total Annihilation, grab it with both hands!

If anyone is still on the fence about TA, maybe this is the push you need. You will NOT be disappointed.
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htown1980: Heh, heh. I just bought the other three. I will probably still pick it up, I like a good rts...
Well, it's not a good RTS. It's great!
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serpantino: I wouldn't go panic buying just yet as GOG is usually good at letting you know if games are in danger of going down (nowadays anyway) and may even put them on special sale like they did with games like Perimeter. It's the licensing issues in games that have lost at court that get removed straight away without warning.
Except when they don't say anything, and even remove the purchased game from your shelf.
Post edited January 21, 2013 by BoxOfSnoo
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htown1980: Heh, heh. I just bought the other three. I will probably still pick it up, I like a good rts...
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tinyE: I'm going to hell for this.
I LOVE RTS, my fave genre HANDS DOWN, but I just don't dig TA. I bought the super massive huge box set a few years ago, paid a good chunk for it, but after the initial thrill of the screen shaking for explosions wore off I began to think I got ripped off.

To each his own and I love variety when it comes to human interest, but I fail to see how anyone can play AOE2 or C&C and not think of TA as uninteresting to play and horrible to look at (all the battlefields look exactly the same IMO).
Queuing construction orders. Construction units instead of just construction buildings. SCALE. 3d tactics. Moddability. Awesome narrator. Lots of naval units. The music, of course. The ACU.

I don't get why you could possibly say it's uninteresting, except if you're looking for a storyline.

Back to the moddability, it's absurd what you can still do to tweak this game. Add units very easily, tweak the UI to fit modern displays, change the AI, etc. Look up Uberhack for a biggie.
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BoxOfSnoo: Except when they don't say anything, and even remove the purchased game from your shelf.
That is a bummer but the game is still available, just not for Mac so technically hasn't been removed from the shelf. It's teething problems with going over to Mac more than anything. It's always best to back up your gog games at any rate but lately they have been very good at letting people know if stuff is going to be disappearing from gog or changing price.

I'd peg one of the biggies as grabbing the licenses anyway and most of them are already on gog so there's a high chance they'd reappear at any rate.
Can't say this surprises me, their last press release in December was all about debt and delays.

Also, about this part

They hope to grow a modest business focused on digital and mobile platforms, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter privately.
isn't that what thay have been doing for the last years? It doesn't look promising.
I just like to ask:

If nintendo ever dies, who do you want their IPs to go too.

If Crytek has any love for single player games and stops with this online/F2P is the future stuff I liked to see them make a new Metroid Prime for PC :)
Hey GOG, lets have an Atari sale this upcoming weekend! You can do it to try and save the company like all the THQ sales!

Granted it won't make a difference, but it will allow people to get a bunch of games before a chance of something happening to them.

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Elmofongo: I just like to ask:

If nintendo ever dies, who do you want their IPs to go too.

If Crytek has any love for single player games and stops with this online/F2P is the future stuff I liked to see them make a new Metroid Prime for PC :)
Sega for irony's sake. Most likely candidate is some company like Apple that could use the back catalog to make a push with iOS for gaming.
Post edited January 21, 2013 by Fictionvision
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Gazoinks: Yikes, I've had my eye on that for a while. Guess I'd better pick it up as well...
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KylieM: You don't have darklands yet!?

.....

:P
Me either. I guess I'd better look into this. Scary times. :(
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htown1980: For anyone wanting a list of Atari games on gog:

http://www.gog.com/catalogue?search=Atari
There are a lot of games on this list that I would like...
Holy smokes! Master of Orion 1 + 2, Master of Magic and Pirates! Gold Plus have been sitting in my wish list for quite a while now. :(
Post edited January 21, 2013 by dirtyharry50
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BoxOfSnoo: Except when they don't say anything, and even remove the purchased game from your shelf.
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serpantino: That is a bummer but the game is still available, just not for Mac so technically hasn't been removed from the shelf. It's teething problems with going over to Mac more than anything. It's always best to back up your gog games at any rate but lately they have been very good at letting people know if stuff is going to be disappearing from gog or changing price.

I'd peg one of the biggies as grabbing the licenses anyway and most of them are already on gog so there's a high chance they'd reappear at any rate.
Umm, no the Mac game is not still available. Technically, a game was removed - a Mac game was removed. I guess that could be irrelevant to you if you don't own a Mac. I do and bought the game for my Mac and it was on my shelf and then one day the game I bought for my Mac was gone from my shelf. Please don't act like it didn't happen because the Windows version is still around.
EA better not buy up everything. I'm already worried they're going to gobble up all of THQ's assets including Saint's Row, making every single game ORIGIN EXCLUSIVE because they want people to latch on to something like that.

Also, this better not mean Battle Engine Aquila has no chance of being put on GOG, since that was an Atari game that never made it out.
Post edited January 21, 2013 by Zeether
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htown1980: I'm about to do some buying, for safety sake.

Any must haves?

Of the games I don't have I am considering Master of Magic, Pirates, Total Annihilation, Outcast.

Any suggestions/stayawaytions?
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BoxOfSnoo: Don't just consider Total Annihilation, grab it with both hands!

If anyone is still on the fence about TA, maybe this is the push you need. You will NOT be disappointed.
I thought I read somewhere but maybe I am wrong, that TA is kind of overwhelming for an RTS newbie. On that basis I've thought about picking it up for "someday" a number of times but I keep thinking with so many other games to play that maybe someday would never really come to pass anyway. The fact that it is regarded so highly as a classic does nag at me though.
Post edited January 21, 2013 by dirtyharry50
This does not surprise me either, I hope that they will be able to keep their heads above water and get competent leadership.