I'm a 37 year old metal maniac living in San Antonio, Tejas. I found out about Good Old Games from an interview with a Bioshock developer that was posted at Gamespot, and have purchased 5 games so far from this wonderful little company (Jagged Alliance, Jagged Alliance Deadly Games, Duke Nuke 'Em 3d, Gothic, and Gothic 2); I intend to purchase quite a lot more games from it before all is said and done.
I've been gaming electronically since I was 7 or 8, which must have started around 1979 or 1980, and my first console was the Atari VCS (2600) with the faux wood-grain trim. My first computer was the Commodore Vic 20 (around 1982), which had as much RAM (4 kilobytes) as the Atari 2600, and my first PC clone was, in 1993, a Packard Bell 486 DX2 running at 50 MHz with 4 megabytes of system RAM. When it came time to upgrade its RAM by another 4 megabytes so that I could play Ultima VIII: Pagan, the extra memory, in 1995, cost $150!
I love seeing where technological advances are leading, and how artists and other creators are using the extra speed and storage and rendering to cram every last conceivable detail into games so that we'll have even less of an incentive to ever leave the house (other than to buy new games physically for the manuals or collectible edition extras).
I thank Good Old Games very much for making available games that were no longer in legal circulation and for optimizing them to run on modern operating systems in the process. I hope they eventually get the rights to some classic Origin titles, especially the Wing Commander series, the Ultima series (can Ultima VII's Voodoo memory manager ever be emulated?), and the two Crusader games.
Count me as a loyal long haul customer. I can't wait to see what new selections of classic titles GOG has in store for us.
Post edited July 06, 2009 by DeadlyRamon