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In the scientific method, an experiment is an empirical method that arbitrates between competing models or hypotheses. Experimentation is also used to test existing theories or new hypotheses in order to support them or disprove them.
Take a look at the steps of the scientific method:
1. Make observations.
2. Formulate a hypothesis.
3. Design and conduct an experiment to test the hypothesis.
4. Evaluate the results and accept or reject the hypothesis.

STEP 1: Observations
#1 People who play computer games like games. This is mostly true, however some gamers who played these titles might disagree.
#2 People who buy computer games prefer spending less money to spending more money.
It hurts us a little bit, but the truth is games don't sell for $1000+
#3 GOG.com users are people who play, like, and buy computer games.

STEP 2: Hypothesis
If GOG.com lowers the prices of some games in our catalog, more gamers will be inclined to buy and enjoy those high-quality products.

STEP 3: The Experiment
We're trying out some new pricing, and we want to see what you guys think of it.

Prices changed from $5.99 to $3.99:
Alien Shooter, Celtic Kings, Commandos Ammo Pack, Constructor, Empire Earth, Knights and Merchants, Litil Divil, Lords of Magic, Lords of the Realm, Mobile Forces, Myst: Masterpiece Edition, Outcast, Personal Nightmare, Realms of Haunting, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Simon the Sorcerer, Waxworks.

Prices changed from $9.99 to $6.99:
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death, Ceville, Evil Genius, Haegemonia Gold Edition, King's Bounty, Moto Racer 3, Red Baron Pack, Restaurant Empire, Sanitarium, Shadowgrounds, Sherlock Holmes, The Incredible Machines, Warlords Battlecry 3

STEP 4: Results
This is where you, our dear gamers, step in and decide the results. We'd like to offer you the best games in history on PC & Mac for the most affordable prices, but we need to fund testing, coding, bundling, and securing rights to even more classics. So we want to see if this brings us and our partners more money overall, even though there's less per individual sale. That's the argument we'd like to make, but we'll see what the results from you guys actually are as we try out our new price points.
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Kunovski: games you really should get:

Commandos Ammo Pack - a piece of history (both in gaming and in the history of men): great gameplay, makes you think and plan, and the victory is oh so sweet!

Myst: Masterpiece Edition - a piece of history II: you should at least try it... if you love it (as I do) you'll have a handful of sequels to continue this amazing adventure

Outcast - an awesome journey to distant worlds, with astonishing graphics and effects even today... this one will grab you and never let go

Realms of Haunting - a creepy horror that keeps you locked in an old cursed house (and, of course, its cellar leads to hell, no surprise there): a must have for all that can keep their underwear clean

Simon the Sorcerer - one of the greatest adventure games of ALL TIME! if you can stand the classic "click-talk-click-person-click-use-click-item" system, you'll experience an awesome (and REALLY funny too!) game with graphics and music that will be with you till you die (and you'll be glad it's there)

King's Bounty - if you don't likethe new Heroes and you've played the old ones a million times already, try this different angle and you won't regret it (some of the mechanics are even better than in Heroes III)

Sanitarium - just get Sanitarium, it's a trip you can't miss...
Well, I'm getting King's bounty, as I want to support the new prices. It looks interesting and the only one from your list I don't already own.
I am very excited about these new prices, and I am looking forward to see some amazing GoGs in these price brackets.

Not sure if this should be a "game request thread" but let me pitch in it anyway:
What I'd really LOVE to see on GoG is Elite, Elite 2: Frontier and Frontier: First Encounter. Possibly in a triple pack or separately. I suggest contacting Frontier Developments about those, and asking if they are interested in joining GoG. This could add some funding for their upcoming game, Elite: Dangerous.
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SoanoS: Not sure if this should be a "game request thread" but let me pitch in it anyway:
What I'd really LOVE to see on GoG is Elite, Elite 2: Frontier and Frontier: First Encounter. Possibly in a triple pack or separately. I suggest contacting Frontier Developments about those, and asking if they are interested in joining GoG. This could add some funding for their upcoming game, Elite: Dangerous.
Yes, there is: Community Wishlist. Here is the Elite link: http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/elite
I find that paying $6 of less has never been an issue for me. That's the price of two drinks in a bar, or a movie ticket, or an admission to a museum. Those means of entertainment net you around two hours of entertainment, whereas games typically offer you twice as much, and much more if you consider their replay value.
I feel bad for Ceville. Even after a price drop, it's probably still the worst selling game on GOG. Everything under it is either incredibly recent, or free.
Come March 1st, I'll be supporting this experiment with my wallet. I'm even thinking of re-buying King's Bounty.
Thank you, GOG.
Terrific. But nothing on the list I want that I don't already have. Perhaps I can gift Incredible Machine to someone I know who played it fondly.
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Lodium: Not Sure if i woud agreeed to that.
I grabbed Commandos, Broken sword The angel of Death and Constructor due to the new price experiment
even though they have been here long i didnt get them before.
i Woud likely not have gotten them if it hadnt been for the price was lowered.

And no, i dont only buy games on sale
i also buy games on full price.
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Pheace: I'm going to venture it's a small subset of people who don't buy games fullprice/during sales, but will buy them if the full price gets lowered (yet still higher than a sale).
Well, thats true.
But sometimes i feel some games are worth their full starting price.
Im talking about real great games here though.

Other times i feel that the prices are a bit to high since i feel that the game isnt that great
And also most people cant resist a bargain even if the product your buying is inferior to what you usally spend money on.
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GOG.com: STEP 4: Results
This is where you, our dear gamers, step in and decide the results. We'd like to offer you the best games in history on PC & Mac for the most affordable prices, but we need to fund testing, coding, bundling, and securing rights to even more classics. So we want to see if this brings us and our partners more money overall, even though there's less per individual sale. That's the argument we'd like to make, but we'll see what the results from you guys actually are as we try out our new price points.
I just bought the Sherlock Holmes game because of this. Some of the reviews had me on the fence, but somehow knowing that it was only $6.99 instead of $9.99 makes it worth the risk to me.

So as far as the results of your experiment go, I can say that for me at least, the extra $3.00 savings isn't enough to make me buy a game that doesn't look like it is up my alley at all, but it's enough to make me pay for a game that thought I might like but just wasn't sure about.
Well, I've been waiting for the Red Baron Pack to go on a 50%-off sale before I pulled the trigger. Now it only has to be a ~29%-off sale to get me to buy! Unfortunately, I doubt that is going to happen anytime soon, at least not until after the end of your "experiment." Call me cheap, if you will, I've been called it before, but I'm not stupid and I can wait for the price I want. A 30% reduction in the regular price is nice, but it's not a "sale" price, nor is it equivalent to a past "sale" price that was less. I'm a "sale" purchaser, and that's not going to change anytime soon, either.
I didn't used to worry about the pricing of something $20 or less. But now that I'm back in college, the difference of $3 is the difference of whether I'm eating dinner or not.
Going to try to scrape up some loose change for Empire Earth and to support this new pricing.
Thank you for this, truly!

In the realm of digital content I never understand why some companies don't grasp onto the fact that lower prices (in most cases) *should* encourage an influx in sales that actually ends up in higher profitability.

With the FTP MMO market, the micro-transaction prices are mostly absurd (read: $20 for a gun, $30 for a mount, $10 for a champion ala LoL). If there is VALUE in a product, and it's worth the money spent, more people will bite... more people biting = more profit.

I'm ranting at this point, since GoG could never be accused of price gouging. These newer prices are just further proof of rational, economic thinking.

I applaud you guys!
So... how is the experiment working out? Was there a significant spike in sales?
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DaeL: So... how is the experiment working out? Was there a significant spike in sales?
It would have worked better for me if I didn't already own nearly every game listed in the genres that I play. There was only one I didn't have, so I bought that one.
When does the promo end, exactly? Sorry if it is said somewhere and I missed it.