I just wanted to offer this to all of you guys who are expressing disappointment about Fallout as our giveaway: GOG.com has a huge userbase, and even though we've had Fallout for sale on our website since we launched, it's something that more than 90% of our users don't own. That's users who signed up three weeks ago, three months ago, and and three years ago. When we thought about what we could offer our users that is--bar none--one of the best gaming experiences ever made, Fallout was an early and obvious choice.
Negotiating something like our giveaway of Fallout is something that takes a lot of time and goodwill between both the IP holder (that's Interplay; thanks, guys!) and the distributor (that's us); negotiating another contract with another IP holder for a smaller percentage of the website (and then another contract for an even smaller percentage, and so on ad infinitum) would require so much more time and effort than the initial deal that we'd quickly drown in legal tape.
We did give all of our fans--even the longest-term ones who have faithfully bought everything in our catalog--a gift a few weeks ago with the delightful Treasure Adventure Game; this was done in part because we wanted to make sure that no one would feel that they haven't received a thank you from us.
We hope that the overwhelming majority of our users who don't own Fallout already will give it a try; it's one of the best games ever made, and one of my personal favorites. For those of you who already owned a copy, you got the chance to enjoy the incredible atom-punk setting of the Fallout universe before many people who are just now discovering it for the first time, and that incredible experience is a value at any price we've ever charged for this game.
Keep tuned to GOG.com; we are continuing to release more fantastic classics (we can't talk about them because the really awesome ones are still awaiting some approvals by our partners, so they're still NDA'ed!) in the upcoming weeks and months; we will also keep providing you guys with fantastic newer and indie games as well. Thanks for watching the conference, or for reading one of the summaries posted around; we appreciate the passion of our long-time fans and we'd like to say hello to the new ones a well.
:) You had to be a radio personality in your past life, amirite? I was listening to the video at work and it sounded like I was listening to someone on the radio.
People ask me all the time if I do voice work. The answer is "no, not really." But I did theater acting for 13 years; some of that still shows when I speak in public, I guess. :D