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Get SimCity 2000 SE, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper 1 & 2, and more DRM-free EA classics 60% off!

This weekend nearly 30 classic from the Electronic Arts collection make their way to GOG.com with a solid flat-rate 60% discount. A line-up of timeless games arriving at such speed deserves to be called nothing shorto of a Classic EA Convoy! You'll find memorable stand-alone titles here, as well as all-time favorite series. Games from many genres to suit all tastes and temperaments. Whether you are an adventurous soul, a keen manager, or a daunting pilot, you'll find an excellent match for yourself on our promo page. But before you go there, let's take a quick look at some of the brilliant games we offer you today, shall we?

There was a time that all that a aspiring mayor of a virtual town needed, was a computer plugged in into nothing more than a power socket. Well, that and a copy of SimCity 2000, preferably the Special Edition that allowed you not only to construct and manage your town--that is: metropolis--but also allowed you to become an architect and design your very own buildings using the patented Urban Renewal Kit. Oh, yes! City-building was carefree and full of bliss, back in the day (up until an earthquake or alien invasion--but even that only happened locally). Many have forgotten, but we, here at GOG.com, remember. Today you can experience the urbanistic utopia once again, for only $2.39--a fraction of what you'd be paying for building a birdhouse, let alone a city!

If you prefer a smaller scale in your managerial sim, but maybe even more gameplay intensity, you should pick up Theme Hospital for only $2.39. This medical facility simulation takes serious matters like health care and exotic diseases with a hefty pinch of humor. Treating Hairyitis in patients suffering from prolonged exposure to moonlight might be a tad challenging, but its got to be fun at the same time. After all, not every day you get to order flea-powder and silverware compress as a treatment, right. Only here!

Lots of humor, even if a bit darker in tone, you will also find in Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2, Bullfrog's excellent fantasy games pitting iron-clad heroes and heroins against a horde of vile dungeon-dwelling monsters led by a repulsive demon. The twist is: this time around you're the evil boss of the dungeon. Command your minions, design deadly traps, and fend off those damn do-gooders trying to perform their petty quests. You also get to hoard ridiculous heaps of gold and jewels here, and the entry investment is only $2.39 for each of the games.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, just as all of the games above, delivers complex and deep strategic gameplay with lots of factors to track at once--probably even more then the others. On top of that, it presents you with the most important task ever undertaken by the humankind: colonization of space! Taking everything that was so involving and enjoyable about the Civilization game, this one takes matters into an otherworldly setting. The version we offer here comes with the elusive Alien Crossfire expansion, all for the low price of--you guessed it--$2.39!

Impressive? Oh, but that's just the tip of the giant mountain of DRM-free EA gems we have lined up for you in our Classic EA Convoy! Be sure to check the whole promo page, not to miss out on any of the excellent titles we offer 60% off until until Tuesday, May 7, at 3:59AM GMT.

Have a nice weekend!
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Leroux: Dungeon Keeper 2:
I've been curious about it for a long time, too, even though I'm not that good at "business sims" (or RTS?) or whatever you'd call this (I like Startopia though)....
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Mivas: I would rate myself as a casual strategy gamer. I like playing strategy games focusing on city/facility management or economy (AoE2, The Guild, Knights & Merchants, etc.) and Dungeon Keeper 2 was right up my alley. I never played the first installment and I didn't feel like it limited me in any way. You spend time building henneries and casinos and digging more space for your growing settlement. Eventually you'll always have to deal with invading enemies which can test your resource management quite a lot and that's usually the moment where I start loosing interest. I mean except X-COM but that's a different kind of game :).

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Leroux: I've only played U7 for a bit...
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Mivas: Thanks for the reply. Review section of the gamecard contains a couple of reviews saying things like:
An absolutely unmissable game that is worth playing for the story and adventure elements alone, as it is not too combat heavy.
That sounds amazing; I'm definitely getting it this weekend. :)
yeah what little combat there is in the U7 games is press C and watch.
Post edited May 03, 2013 by DCT
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Hillsy_: Only missing three of those titles, some excellent games listed. Nice promo GOG. More curious to see if SS2 was listed, sadly not. I will wait for the Christmas sale for it.
Just so you know, SS2 has not been published by EA but by Night Dive Studies. So either Night Dive decides to give it a promo sale before Christmas, or you'll be able to get it during the Christmas sale when everything is reduced in price.
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Profanity: Is the Alpha Centauri like most of the old usual games -first vanilla, then expac- or should I start with the expansion?
start with chocolate
... I actually have no interest in -anything- this week. RPGs, sim games, euuugh.

Not your fault, GOG, too bad it wasn't a Squeenix promo. :(
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Profanity: Is the Alpha Centauri like most of the old usual games -first vanilla, then expac- or should I start with the expansion?
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XYCat: start with chocolate
That's a tad bit dangerous for the beginning of the weekend. There's a time and a place for living on the edge.
This sale is missing Magic Carpet 2 and Syndicate Wars...
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Profanity: Is the Alpha Centauri like most of the old usual games -first vanilla, then expac- or should I start with the expansion?
I'd say start with vanilla. You get more of the flavour of the game with the original 7 factions. Also, the tech tree is slightly smaller which is probably a plus when starting out.
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ColdBrew: This sale is missing Magic Carpet 2 and Syndicate Wars...
That and there is no Theme park on this site (yet). If/When it's out out I know I'll buy it as long as it's under $15 :-)
Ehh, would have been nice to have this sale a couple months down the road, when Syndicate Wars and the like are a little less new. Plus, still not an Activision sale.
Nice promotion, but I have the 21 titles that I want on this sale already. I also have Magic Carpet 2 and Syndicate Wars on my wishlist. I'm checking this site 5 days a week.
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Leroux: Dungeon Keeper 2:
I've been curious about it for a long time, too, even though I'm not that good at "business sims" (or RTS?) or whatever you'd call this (I like Startopia though). Still, at this price I'm willing to give it a try. I've read that the first DK is the better one though, but it doesn't look like it has aged well and DK2 seems a bit more accessible and a bit nicer to look at. To someone who's generally neither expert nor passionate of the genre and just looking for some fun, is it okay to skip DK and just play DK2?
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Wishbone: I would recommend them both. I like the first one better, but the second game is very good too. There are a few differences between them other than the graphics, but mostly they are very similar.
Oh, what the heck. I think I'll just ignore all other games from this promo and get both Dungeon Keepers for the luxury of being able to compare. That's still less than one of them would have cost at full price and cheaper than a meal. Not that it will be a very good substitute for eating, mind you ... ;)

Anyway, thanks for the advice!
Post edited May 03, 2013 by Leroux
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Profanity: Is the Alpha Centauri like most of the old usual games -first vanilla, then expac- or should I start with the expansion?
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XYCat: start with chocolate
Actually I'm just about to start with Chocolate and Whisky
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Mivas: And a question for Ultima 7 fans: Is it the Elder Scroll-type of RPG (NPCs are only vendors/quest givers, environment is mainly enemies and dungeons and focus is on stats and fight) or PS:T type of RPG (primarily oriented on dialogue and NPCs, mostly on the ground than underground)?
Neither! Ultima 7 is a bread baking simulator. ;)
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Snickersnack: Neither! Ultima 7 is a bread baking simulator. ;)
So it's more like Arx Fatalis? ;)
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Snickersnack: Neither! Ultima 7 is a bread baking simulator. ;)
I have heard that one about Ultima Online. ;) It actually sounded pretty awesome; being able to dedicate your activity to crafting instead of killing mutant monkeys.
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jalister: I'm checking this site 5 days a week.
I don't know what you're talking about. *checks a date of next Anonymous GOGers meeting*
Post edited May 03, 2013 by Mivas