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Today, we bid farewell to the legendary post-apocalyptic 2D classics.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we needed to pull the three classic Fallout games, that is Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics, from sale and remove them from our DRM-free catalog. These classic titles have been with us since day one, that is for over 5 years now, and they were always one of the highlights of the selection of games that we offer. There are very few titles in the history of computer role-playing games, that have had so much impact on the gaming landscape, players' expectations, and even the popular culture. The iconic setting, the memorable quotes, and unparalleled amount of fun and challenge these games provide--it's all burned in the memory of a whole generation of gamers. Probably even more than just one generation. It was an honor to have you here, Fallout. Take good care of yourself out there, try not to mistake a gecko for G.E.C.K. (not even remotely the same thing!), and remember to take your Rad-X pills!

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All those who acquired Fallout, Fallout 2, or Fallout Tactics on GOG.com prior to the date of removal (that is before Tuesday, December 31st 2013, at 3:59PM GMT), will still be able to download the games' install files (as well as the bonus content) via the "My Games" section of their user accounts. Gift-codes for these three games acquired in our recent giveaway are no longer valid. However, if you own a gift-code for any or all of them that was purchased outside of the said giveaway, you'll still be able to redeem it in the foreseeable future.

We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience this situation may have caused you. We invite you to browse through 671 other fantastic titles offered in our DRM-free catalog of the best games in history, and we wish you a Happy New Year of gaming!
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JinseiNGC224: I think most of the hate is just them not signing onto work with GOG. If and when that finally happens, quit a number of the naysayers will be very happy and shovel out the cash for their games when they arrive bit by bit (again, if that happened). We can only hope for the best and can do our part and nag Bethesda in the meantime :)

Sometimes people also forget that gamers have a voice, whether or not companies want to admit it. We ultimately can bring change regarding how the entire industry can turn out, especially when it comes to DRM-free gaming.
Except for those big enough not to care because millions of others will fork out cash anyway.
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darthspudius: Am I completely oblivious to the childish hate towards Bethesda? Seems like everyone who's complaining needs to grow up a little.
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aoecookie: A lot of people have this intense hate for Bethesda. I never really understood it. It's like they are just never satisfied, while I on the other hand am blown away by a pretty damn good chunk of their games.

I don't get the hate man...
I can only speak for myself, but it's more a case of disappointment than hate.

As a PC gamer, I used to support Bethesda. But they chose to release newer games tied to proprietary software, and as I don't use that software because it forces one to be online unnecessarily, I'm excluded.

So it's not a case of me choosing not to support Bethesda, it's a case of Bethesda deciding I'm not a customer they want.
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aoecookie: A lot of people have this intense hate for Bethesda. I never really understood it. It's like they are just never satisfied, while I on the other hand am blown away by a pretty damn good chunk of their games.

I don't get the hate man...
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agogfan: I can only speak for myself, but it's more a case of disappointment than hate.

As a PC gamer, I used to support Bethesda. But they chose to release newer games tied to proprietary software, and as I don't use that software because it forces one to be online unnecessarily, I'm excluded.

So it's not a case of me choosing not to support Bethesda, it's a case of Bethesda deciding I'm not a customer they want.
That is nothing to do with Bethesda. That is your own choice.
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aoecookie: A lot of people have this intense hate for Bethesda. I never really understood it. It's like they are just never satisfied, while I on the other hand am blown away by a pretty damn good chunk of their games.

I don't get the hate man...
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agogfan: I can only speak for myself, but it's more a case of disappointment than hate.

As a PC gamer, I used to support Bethesda. But they chose to release newer games tied to proprietary software, and as I don't use that software because it forces one to be online unnecessarily, I'm excluded.

So it's not a case of me choosing not to support Bethesda, it's a case of Bethesda deciding I'm not a customer they want.
Amen; same here.

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agogfan: I can only speak for myself, but it's more a case of disappointment than hate.

As a PC gamer, I used to support Bethesda. But they chose to release newer games tied to proprietary software, and as I don't use that software because it forces one to be online unnecessarily, I'm excluded.

So it's not a case of me choosing not to support Bethesda, it's a case of Bethesda deciding I'm not a customer they want.
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darthspudius: That is nothing to do with Bethesda. That is your own choice.
I'm pretty sure it was Bethesdas choice, to release their games exclusively tied to a single platform, and not agogfans.
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darthspudius: That is nothing to do with Bethesda. That is your own choice.
No that would be Bethesda. If they wanted customers who support only certain types of products then they would offer to all areas. However, if they limit themselves to one or two areas for selling products, that on those stores have certain requirements, then they as a company have made a decision about what customer base they want.

A company like Bethesda have made it clear that they are not interested in DRM free gaming at this time, not saying they might not change in the future. That is clear to those of us who support DRM free gaming that they are not interested in the business that these customers are willing to provide.
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pimpmonkey2382: Except for those big enough not to care because millions of others will fork out cash anyway.
How true. The gaming industry is reaching a competition singularity, it's not a monopoly per say but more akin to the old movie studio system were if you want to make a game you must work under a publisher. And if the game is successful two options will emerge for the developer: the publisher will buy you out to control the product, or due to the publishing contract they own the IP to the game anyway.

the rise of indies via digital distribution is bucking this trend, but indies are feast or famine business model and thus much higher risk for the developer and so will never be a true game changer. That changer may be if the multinetwork aspect of GOG Universe is success coupled with some of the innovations on Valve's end, and rise of the cloud could make the vary idea of a proprietary video game consoles obsolete, thus killing the need for publishers drastically. They'd become PR marking firms more then distributors and thus weaken control.

there is always a crash, like in 82 but Bethesta and maybe Valve are the only major publishers that are completely private (ie no stockholders) so they can do what they want without answering to anyone. This also protects them if EA and its ilk causes a new crash and stock prices tumble. But the landscape afterword would be scary as the business end of the video game industry would change drastically and may not be for the better
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agogfan: I can only speak for myself, but it's more a case of disappointment than hate.

As a PC gamer, I used to support Bethesda. But they chose to release newer games tied to proprietary software, and as I don't use that software because it forces one to be online unnecessarily, I'm excluded.

So it's not a case of me choosing not to support Bethesda, it's a case of Bethesda deciding I'm not a customer they want.
I'm definitely in this camp as well, but they may now realize that there is money to be made in them GOGgy hills after a solid 3 1/2 years (after New Vegas release),more than 30 Unofficial Steam/DRM Discussion threads (currently #36) (and the nearly countless Steam threads that preceded them) they just might understand now Steam doesn't sit well with all of their fanbase
That's one reason why I want to see GOG grow. They might not necessarily have enough influence with this particular publisher, but they will have a greater influence as their sales volume increases.
Reminder to contact Bethesda if you want to see the games back on GOG. (Contact info in the thread link below)

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/if_you_want_bethesdas_and_ids_games_here_contact_them_giveaway_too