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TheJoe: Someone's been playing too much Tropico.

That or Judas has been advertising Judasian citizenship again.
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keeveek: Orwell's 1984, dude. ;-)
You see, as Judasian Prime Minister I couldn't possibly say anything that might imply our ideology is in part inspired by the events of 1984.
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MDyzzle: Yes, we're the "Marketing Department" but we like to call ourselves "The Ministry of Truth"
So who is the Ministry of Love? ?_?
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MDyzzle: The legal process behind getting those expansions is, I agree, painstakingly long and I can assure all of you that GOG.com team is as tired and disappointed with this situation as you are. However, in that case, I don’t believe anyone ‘fucked up’. The process of adding games to our catalog is long and even if EA has clarified things with their lawyers, it doesn’t mean we can release them. Remember that games (especially old games and especially on GOG.com) are not potatoes: dig it, wash it, sell it. Making them run on modern OSes, bundling them with goodies, testing the sh*t out of them, etc. takes time. Currently we’re negotiating the deal, and I can tell you that your support and interest in this particular issue has definitely helped (thanks!). You’re free to make any assumptions you want, but GOG.com has proven again and again that we never “dump and forget” our releases, even though spending countless hours on research, business negotiations, testing, updating and patching significantly narrows our profit margins. Remember Space Rangers 2 Reboot--which was free? It’s pretty easy to persuade publishers to sell something extra. It’s really hard to convince them to give it away for free--but we’re doing it because this is the way we treat our game(r)s.
In light of that, perhaps a policy of not releasing games until their expansions could be included would make things easier for everyone involved?
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MDyzzle: The legal process behind getting those expansions is, I agree, painstakingly long and I can assure all of you that GOG.com team is as tired and disappointed with this situation as you are. However, in that case, I don’t believe anyone ‘fucked up’. The process of adding games to our catalog is long and even if EA has clarified things with their lawyers, it doesn’t mean we can release them. Remember that games (especially old games and especially on GOG.com) are not potatoes: dig it, wash it, sell it. Making them run on modern OSes, bundling them with goodies, testing the sh*t out of them, etc. takes time. Currently we’re negotiating the deal, and I can tell you that your support and interest in this particular issue has definitely helped (thanks!). You’re free to make any assumptions you want, but GOG.com has proven again and again that we never “dump and forget” our releases, even though spending countless hours on research, business negotiations, testing, updating and patching significantly narrows our profit margins. Remember Space Rangers 2 Reboot--which was free? It’s pretty easy to persuade publishers to sell something extra. It’s really hard to convince them to give it away for free--but we’re doing it because this is the way we treat our game(r)s.
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rawmilk905: In light of that, perhaps a policy of not releasing games until their expansions could be included would make things easier for everyone involved?
Yeah to be honest I would have to say it's really not because then we will have even more complaining about how game A or Game B is not here. Plus at least for me anyway, having Wing Commader 1+2 again and being able to play Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper 1+2, and Magic Carpet for the first time just minus the expansions is far better then having to wait to play these classics till whatever is causing the hold up on their expansions which alot of which was hit and miss, get's straighten out which is something that very may never happen. Thanks but no thanks.
Post edited October 10, 2012 by DCT
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rawmilk905: In light of that, perhaps a policy of not releasing games until their expansions could be included would make things easier for everyone involved?
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DCT: Yeah to be honest I would have to say it's really not
I mostly don't care about the expansions. For some - Neverwinter Nights - the expansions were important and added a lot of content. But that's not always the case, and there are even a few games where I know I don't want the expansions (Alpha Centauri for one). I'm fine with how GOG is handling it.