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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 users are people who play, like, and buy computer games.

STEP 2: Hypothesis
If 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.
While I certainly appreciate the motive behind your experiment and would like to participate... there isn't really any title involved that I wish to play.
Outcast for 4 bucks?! That's just about the best deal ever, in history of gaming, even when compared with free games!
low rated
Lol. Those are some pretty bad games. XD

Broken Sword IV & Evil Genius are salvageable but EG has been on sale under $5 quit a few times over the past few years.
Wow, Outcast and RCT were already keenly priced at $5.99. $3.99 is a steal.
Certainly a great experiment to try. Often lowering the price can increase sales. However, as much as I would like to take part in this and help prove that, All the games in the list that Interest me are already on my shelf. How about a larger selection GOG for some of us who already have a large large number of your games?
Holy crap!
I think this is great...unfortunately for me, I already own all the games from those listed that I want. Nice for those on the fence, or a budget , and wanting one or several of these though
Had I not already bought the titles that interests me on that list I would have made some purchases today.
Is GOG hurting? When i worked for B&N they tried tried something simlilar with pricing and called it an "experiment". What they wanted to actually call it was "Amazon is kicking the shit out of us." Shit I hope not, I love it here.
Great, now update the catalogue so that it gives comprehensible results for and (or even better, arbitrary values, giving an empty list if no games are available at a given price).

(For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, both the following URLs work fine: and
Post edited February 18, 2013 by Miaghstir
Interesting, let's see how the experiment will pan out. You will of course be publishing in a peer-reviewed magazine, and offer the data for scrutiny, right? :P

Will also have to go through the wiki and start changing prices it seems.
Noooo, I wanted to give you all my money, but now I need to buy more games to do this. Nah, serious, of course are lower price points and some reductions welcomed here. I guess the games you chosen for this experiment are because some of the publishers also wanted to give it a try and based on your own sale statistics. Btw, asking us about our opinion here will likely end in another price fights ("game xyz is too cheap now"; "here is game xyz", etc).
Post edited February 18, 2013 by DukeNukemForever
tinyE: Is GOG hurting? When i worked for B&N they tried tried something simlilar with pricing and called it an "experiment". What they wanted to actually call it was "Amazon is kicking the shit out of us." Shit I hope not, I love it here.
This. Also that's the best name for a sale ever