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Pay what you want for Interplay Games on GOG.com! Get Screamer,
Freespace, Fallout, and 29 more incredible Interplay titles worth nearly
$200!


Quick Summary:
1. How Much? Pay as little as $0.01--get 8 Interplay Games.
Pay more than average--get 20 Interplay Games.
Pay $34.99 or more--get 32 Interplay Games +
20 amazing soundtracks, and tons of goodies.
2. Own some of the games? Don't worry--you'll get a giftable code.
3. Want to pay more? Sure you can :)

We're really happy we can present Pay What You Want for Interplay Games to you. For the first time ever, a big-name publisher who's been in the business for decades is offering its catalog at a pay-what-you-want price point, and for the next 14 days, you--our favorite gamers--will have a chance to buy Interplay games available on GOG.com for a price that cannot be beaten.

For any price you feel is fair, you will receive 8 games, including greats such as Conquest of the New World, Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, or M.A.X. + M.A.X. 2. Paying more than the average community purchase will net a total of 20 games, with fantastic titles such as Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Freespace + Expansion, or Descent 3 and its expansion included. Finally, the top supporters who pay $34.99 or more, receive the whole Interplay catalog available on GOG.com--worth more than $190--including the three Fallout games, MDK and MDK 2, Sacrifice, Descent 1+2, Freespace 2, and more.

You already own some of the games? That is not a problem--users who already own some of the games in the bundle will receive a giftable code for titles they have. The holiday season is coming soon(ish), so if any of you is looking for a nice little gift package of unmatchable value for the gamer they love, gift a code for the whole bundle!

Do you love GOG.com more than the words can say? Well, if you can't say it, you can spread the love by sharing, commenting, tweeting, redditing, posting, finger-painting, or even simply approaching strangers in the streets and yelling "Interplay Pay What You Want on GOG!".

Pay What You Want for Interplay Games--don't wait, this offer will not last forever!
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Trilarion: As of now everything except HDN4-AKKA-8EFH-PT2H (VR Soccer and 6 others) is redeemed.
Redeemed, thankyou!!

Don't think i've ever redeemed a gift here before :)
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szablev: I`d like to be able to chose what to pay for, and not what to pay. This deal is not only a bad offer for people who`d want to play only a few from the Interplay catalogue, but also for people who already own Interplay games, and would like to buy a new one for a promotional price. So it is discouraging for both newcomers and returning customers. I`ve bought games on GOG both for full and promotional prices, and the fact that I have given voice to my discontent this time does not mean that I am dissatisfied with GOG, only with this one misleading promo. Surely I can give my opinion without being referred to as an ungrateful cunt, can`t I?
All that's fine... Hell, I wish I could pay whatever I wanted for whatever I wanted. Businesses don't work like that. The alternative is GOG could say fuck it, and we could pay full price for every game on that list. A sale isn't a requirement, nor something we're entitled to. So it does get old when people bitch about games being on sale because they want it cheaper, or want different games, or wish they had the option to pay a dollar for the best games in the catalogue.

If the sale doesn't have anything you want, move on. Maybe you'll get lucky with the next one. But it does absolutely nothing product to bitch to GOG for putting up sales all the friggin' time just because this particular one doesn't concern you.
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b0wter: Am I the only disliking "Pay What You Want Bundles"? I always feel like they are cluttering my game collection ;] Please keep up the regular sales, I like to chose which games I want to buy.
No, you aren't the only one that prefers regular sales, I do too. I'd probably spend more money on regular sales than these bundles.
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cuppsy: All that's fine... Hell, I wish I could pay whatever I wanted for whatever I wanted. Businesses don't work like that. The alternative is GOG could say fuck it, and we could pay full price for every game on that list. A sale isn't a requirement, nor something we're entitled to. So it does get old when people bitch about games being on sale because they want it cheaper, or want different games, or wish they had the option to pay a dollar for the best games in the catalogue. If the sale doesn't have anything you want, move on. Maybe you'll get lucky with the next one. But it does absolutely nothing product to bitch to GOG for putting up sales all the friggin' time just because this particular one doesn't concern you.
Way to probably miss his fucking point. People are bitching cause this is a gods-awful way of handling things. You don't call it "Pay What You Want" and then stick an unmoveable $30+ price in order to get a couple of the games that you should have been able to pick and choose from. It's not "Pay What You Want" at all, it's "Pay a Fixed Amount " past the first tier. This is exactly why so many people complained about the Divine Divinity one.

The most ideal way to handle a sale with tiers would be to have a fixed price like $5 for 5, $15 for 15, and $30 for 30, or however many there ultimately were. This is the way such sales typically work. Especially when a lot of us may have already had specific games in all three tiers and would have simply liked to choose a couple without having to pay up the ass for 2 games in the final tier. By that point it stops being a sale at all, and they're actively ripping people off.

Also, if we don't complain and tell GOG how we feel about something in this regard, they're not going to ever know why someone isn't buying or participating. Your comment of "I wish I could pay what I wanted for whatever I wanted" is completely unrelated and has no business in the conversation, because that's not what we've been talking about.
this sale is awesome but yes the "pay what you want" is a old ploy and misleading and also i feel that venders lose out when people mass buy for $0.01. if you don't have atlest $1 to give you really don't need the bundle. groupies "build-A-bundle" is the best at not giving clutter you don't want and i would like to see others adopt this form of bundle sale.

just my 2cents but thanks for this great bundle though.
Post edited October 21, 2012 by swordtut
What is really a bit misleading is the 1$ step of the slider versus the 0.01$ accuracy of the value field. Currently the average price is 15.05$, so people using the slider will pay around 16$ while people using the value field will pay around 15.05$. It's a significant difference and has a big influence on how the average evolves with time.

Now the knowledge about using the value field is not widespread, if you don't read in this thread you can easily miss it. So GOG plays deliberately with the lack of knowledge of most customers giving them an unfair disadvantage. And it's really not trivial to find out as the many posts asking how to pay 0.01$ proove, when the slider stops at 1$. In the last Divinity sale GOG prooved that a 0.25$ step or even less on the slider is easily possible.
Post edited October 22, 2012 by Trilarion
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Andanzas: What's with all the jokes about VR Soccer? I am missing something here. Is such a horrible game?
No is saying anything bad about VR Soccer. It is the best game ever and if you buy it you won't need to buy another game ever again
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Andanzas: What's with all the jokes about VR Soccer? I am missing something here. Is such a horrible game?
For quite a while VR Soccer and Sensible soccer were sort of like "Inside jokes" here on GOG, where people would sarcasically mention them sometimes when talking about giftcodes or "Best games on GOG"

Think of it as "Big rigs over the road racing" not nearly as bad but the principle is the same
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Andanzas: What's with all the jokes about VR Soccer? I am missing something here. Is such a horrible game?
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Roman5: For quite a while VR Soccer and Sensible soccer were sort of like "Inside jokes" here on GOG, where people would sarcasically mention them sometimes when talking about giftcodes or "Best games on GOG" Think of it as "Big rigs over the road racing" not nearly as bad but the principle is the same
It's only because the majority of people here hate football (soccer).

I don't understand it. Alot of gamers hate sport for some reason.
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cuppsy: All that's fine... Hell, I wish I could pay whatever I wanted for whatever I wanted. Businesses don't work like that. The alternative is GOG could say fuck it, and we could pay full price for every game on that list. A sale isn't a requirement, nor something we're entitled to. So it does get old when people bitch about games being on sale because they want it cheaper, or want different games, or wish they had the option to pay a dollar for the best games in the catalogue. If the sale doesn't have anything you want, move on. Maybe you'll get lucky with the next one. But it does absolutely nothing product to bitch to GOG for putting up sales all the friggin' time just because this particular one doesn't concern you.
You most definitely have missed my point, and also my other post where I expressed that I do not agree with the the idea of Pay What You Want at all. My gripe is not the fact that I can`t pay 0.99 for Fallout or whatever game is in the 2nd and 3rd tier. My gripe is that because I am not a greedy bastard who wants to buy 34 games at once I do not even qualifiy for a minimal discount.

I am aware that GOG should not even have promos, and it is something that comes as a bonus, however, they were having publisher catalogue discounts for weeks now, and most people would have expected that the same would happen with Interplay games as well, yet they decided to pull a PYWYW with Interplay for no real reason.

Yes, GOG is a business, and I am the customer. I can voice my opinion about something I do not agree with, and also give suggestions as to how I would like things to be handled, ( in a reasonable way, of course) like I did in my other post in this thread that you seemed to have ignored. GOG can decide to listen to people or ignore them depening on whether they believe it would help their sales and customer satisfaction or not.

This was the first time ever I posted a critical opinion about GOG`s services on these forums, and I think it is a bit ridiculous that no matter what people say it still gets labelled as "whining" and "ungratefulness" by people who actually have nothing to do with GOG`s staff but have decided to join the "holy crusade" and defend GOG while trying to lecture people about how life works, hurling personal remarks and so on. And that`s what I find really aggravating, and not the Interplay PYWYW.
Well, the "truer" definition of this promo somewhat eludes me, but it's a damn fine promo regardless. I'll pick it up, because this is just an impressive amount of games for a fair (in my opinion), amount of money.

Of course, this can't suit everybody, and criticism is mostly fair coming from those that feel they have been subject of a rip-off. I'd prefer a truer pay what you want bundle, but setting a minimum value, without the tiers would seem fairer than the current setting.

Anyway, my 2 cents, for what they are worth.
Yes, I have to agree that specials like this are not very good. It's rather pointless to have "Pay what you want" promo without the ability to really pay what I want for a titles I want. As many already pointed out, there should be some "price levels" (e.g. x games for your price, y games for paying above average etc.), but we should be able to choose our desired titles instead of buying games we don't want or games we already have.
I don't think it's clear at all that you can input the exact price you want to pay, rather than use the slider which only allows you to pay $X.99. I don't know if it was a deliberate design choice in order to manipulate the average, but it seems a bit underhanded.

I know it's only a dollar difference at the most, but it made me feel less good about having bought the bundle when I realized it. It's not the money that matters, it's the fact that I sort of feel like I've been tricked, which I don't like to feel after buying something.
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szablev: I think it is a bit ridiculous that no matter what people say it still gets labelled as "whining" and "ungratefulness" by people who actually have nothing to do with GOG`s staff but have decided to join the "holy crusade" and defend GOG
That's kind of the point. GOG is in no position to accuse anyone of whining and ungratefulness because they're the seller and people who complain are customers. Telling the seller you don't like a particular deal is 100% fine. So the only people who can, in good conscience, bash a complaining customer on the forums are other customers.

Now whether the bashing is justified or not is another matter entirely (I for one already have all Interplay games, at least a third of which I bought for full price during the previous Interplay bankruptcy scare, a week before the previous Interplay promo, so this particular promo is useless to me), but it's not ridiculous on first principles.
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Andanzas: What's with all the jokes about VR Soccer? I am missing something here. Is such a horrible game?
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Roman5: For quite a while VR Soccer and Sensible soccer were sort of like "Inside jokes" here on GOG, where people would sarcasically mention them sometimes when talking about giftcodes or "Best games on GOG" Think of it as "Big rigs over the road racing" not nearly as bad but the principle is the same
Ah, that explains it. Thanks.

Just played a few minutes of VR Soccer and didn't see anything terribly wrong (nothing terribly exciting either). Looks like it could be good fun when I am around witht the netbook.