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15,504 ways to play!

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Once the holiday season gets closer, you have to decide what gifts to buy, what wrapping to use, which phone numbers to accidentally delete. There are many decisions to make as you get ready for the holidays, but one decision that we’re making easy for you is, “Should I buy anything from GOG.com’s Black Friday sale?” (The answer is “yes”, by the way. ;) Not only are we launching the sale early--in case you spend Friday in a turkey-induced coma--but we’re also giving you the power to pick your own promo!

In our Pick 5 & Pay $10 sale you pick 5 out of twenty fantastic indie games and pay $10 for them regardless of the game’s regular full price. That's $2 per game, for such titles like Torchlight, Resonance, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Botanicula, Geneforge 1-5, Uplink, To the Moon, and many others. Seven of these games are both PC and Mac compatible, so everyone can enjoy!

The games are fantastic--and there are so many of them! That's why we started this sale early: to give you time to pick your dream-set of 5 games out of 15,504 possible combinations. You could look at this as another decision you have to make this year, but unlike trying to figure out who you should sit next to your slightly crazy uncle at Thanksgiving dinner, this one’s fun!

Black Friday marks the start of the “shopping season” for the holidays, so don’t forget to buy the gift of GOG for a gamer you love--or even just kind of like. You can’t spread much more holiday joy than this for just $10.
Will there be additional weekend sale today or 5/10 is all we get ?
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mg1979: Sorry, you don't have, spare yourself the superlatives, please. I actually reconfigured GOG (DOS) games myself to choose settings that were optimal for me, and not that I'm really a tech guy. And by the way, DOSBox runs on Win/Mac/Linux, and games will run on all systems in the same way, with the same settings. Settings are much more game-related than system-related.
Actually they are related to both. You are still quite wrong believing that when anyone finds certain DOSBox settings that work great on his machine, they are guaranteed to work on other PC configurations too. You can see that simply by visiting the game sub forums for many of the games where people provide DOSBox settings they feel are the best for certain (GOG) game, and some others saying those settings don't work for them.

Maybe I should also link to that GOG discussion where someone felt his true and tested DOSBox settings that worked so great for him in Win7, didn't work that well,or at all, in Win8. So unlike you suggest, there is some variance.

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timppu: Anyway, I was actually originally thinking mostly of Win9x era games
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mg1979: That's what I said.
No, you suggested I am talking about mainly DOS-games, while I wasn't. I presume that's why you replied with a "So you think DOSBox is hard to configure, huh?".

Nevertheless, even for DOS games there is much more Q&A and maintenance involved from GOG than for newer games, including indie. It is not only about "selling them".
This is my first purchase on the site, and I am very happy to see that I've quite easily managed to choose 5 out of 20. Botanicula, Machinarium and Unmechanical were the obvious choice for me so I just browsed for the remaining two - finally choosing Torchlight and Trine respectively.

I have never played either one of these, but given the reviews and the trailer feature it really made it as simple as possible to make the best pick. I hope that I won't be proven wrong after playing the games, though - I certainly expect not.

Thanks, GOG!
Post edited November 23, 2012 by TheOneRaziel
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TheOneRaziel: This is my first purchase on the site, and I am very happy to see that I've quite easily managed to choose 5 out of 20. Botanicula, Machinarium and Unmechanical were the obvious choice for me so I just browsed for the remaining two - finally choosing Torchlight and Trine respectively.

I have never played either one of these, but given the reviews and the trailer feature it really made it as simple as possible to take the best pick. I hope that I won't be proven wrong after playing the games, though - I certainly expect not.

Thanks, GOG!
Hey welcome on GOG then! :) Great choice of games by the way. I believe you won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't when I bought them some time ago.
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MichiGen: Hey welcome on GOG then! :) Great choice of games by the way. I believe you won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't when I bought them some time ago.
Thanks, MichiGen! :) Well, to be honest I've made my choice primarily based on the visuals of the games and went from there. I know I may be missing some great games with more pixelated graphics, but I guess I'm just spoiled that way... So, I think these five have it all.

To each his own. :)
Post edited November 23, 2012 by TheOneRaziel
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TheOneRaziel: Botanicula, Machinarium and Unmechanical were the obvious choice for me so I just browsed for the remaining two - finally choosing Torchlight and Trine respectively. GOG!
Those three were no-brainers for me as well. The other two were To The Moon and GeneForge.
Post edited November 23, 2012 by WhiteElk
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tburger: Will there be additional weekend sale today or 5/10 is all we get ?
There is a 60% anuman thing in case you didn't see it
If someone has a hard time to fill that fifth slot I would just say that Torchlight has a really good soundtrack. I don't like the visual style at all and I find the gameplay of Diablo-clones to be boring nowadays but I often use the soundtrack in playlists for certain fantasy strategy and fantasy RPG games. It was made by the same guy that made the music for Diablo and Diablo II.
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MichiGen: Hey welcome on GOG then! :) Great choice of games by the way. I believe you won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't when I bought them some time ago.
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TheOneRaziel: Thanks, MichiGen! :) Well, to be honest I've made my choice primarily based on the visuals of the games and went from there. I know I may be missing some great games with more pixelated graphics, but I guess I'm just spoiled that way... So, I think these five have it all.

To each his own. :)
I also think visuals is very important in games but i don't care much about how many pixels there are at the screen at once. I prefer a low-resolution game with good graphics to a high-resolution game with bad graphics. So far my first choices are Machinarium (really good visuals) and Geneforge (Bad and really bad visuals, but interesting gameplay )
Post edited November 23, 2012 by Sargon
Putting aside the fact that most if not all of these games have been sold in the bundles already, the selection is excellent and the price is almost a steal. To The Moon is such a brilliant game that my heart wouldn't let me pay such a low price for it. Then there's Botanicula and Machinarium which are excellent games and would be instant buys if I didn't own them already (one from GOG, one from the latest humble bundle).

My current picks are Resonance, Gemini Rue and the Blackwell Bundle, which I've heard only good stuff about and look fantastic. I need to pick two more, but it's kind of hard since I'm not really a fan of the games I don't own, but still curious enough to try almost any of them. I think Torchlight will be my fourth choice and the last one's between Darwinia, Unmechanical, Anomaly and Defcon.

I see some people are disappointed with this selection because they already own most of them and I can only say there's always people like me, who came late to the indie bundles party and own almost nothing on this list. Since Steam is also a big No No for me (I will never trust any company with total control over the games I've paid for), this promo here is exactly what I needed to expand my collection of indies.

Also, If I ever had to choose between GOG and any other digital game shop, I wouldn't think one second about it. GOG absolutely needs to succeed and rise above it's competitors. The DRM farce has gone far enough already and it's time we gamers reclaimed our respect. Supporting GOG is the best way to do that right now.
Post edited November 23, 2012 by chuppy
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chuppy: Snippy
I agree if only they sold the mac version of Torchlight and Trine. As it is I am forced to buy those on Steam instead. And I hate Steam.

Otherwise it would be

Torchlight
Mechinarium
Multiwinia
Warzone earth
Trine

But of what is left the only other one I really knew of enough to want was Mechinarium so now I must decide if I want to pick a bundle without Torchlight and Trine and what I would want to replace them with. Or if I want Mechinarium that badly to get the bundle only on its weight. It is also half off on steam and if I buy Torchlight there anyway. I like the idea of GOG but their selection of OSX friendly games is terrible.
Post edited November 23, 2012 by asdfasdfadsf
I think its pretty decent being so new. fallout, descent, wing comander, redneck rampage, mdk2 are just the games I've played or heard overwhelming good about and plan to from that list.
If anyone would like 2 of the games below out of this promo, I'd be willing to trade for Still Life 2 from the Anuman Collection weekend sale (mixed reviews, but I might as well finish the series).

EDIT: I got Still Life 2 from Steam because it was cheaper (if it was likely good, an RPG or something I might play more than once I would have paid the extra $1.50 for the GOG version).
Given a reasonable reputation, I'd trade 2 or 3 games from below for an equivalent value game from a future sale.
If there are no takers maybe I'll add Anomaly Warzone Earth and get an extra copy of Torchlight, or something... or just get 1 'pick 5'.


I already have or am planning on getting

Geneforge
Spacechem

Blackwell Bundle
Botanicula
Gemini Rue
Resonance
To The Moon


I am thinking of getting

Unmechanical
Trine
and maybe Torchlight (though have it from the humble bundle)
Post edited November 25, 2012 by cerenkov
I kinda wish we also had the choice to buy just 1 or 2 of the selected games for like $4 or something like that. There's an option to buy 2 games, but it still ends up being $10...
I wonder if I can, after I buy my pack as a gift, split few games into my inventory and send the rest over to my friend. Anybody knows?
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Smolag: I wonder if I can, after I buy my pack as a gift, split few games into my inventory and send the rest over to my friend. Anybody knows?
You'll get a single code for all 5 games, and all those you don't already have will be automatically redeemed. So you can only gift games you already have.