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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!
Why magic carpet 1 and Syndicate but not magic carpet 2 and Syndicate Wars? I would buy them in a heartbeat.
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lothies: Why magic carpet 1 and Syndicate but not magic carpet 2 and Syndicate Wars? I would buy them in a heartbeat.
I can't remember the release date of both here on gog, but I guess both are too early for a promo. Normally gog don't put games on promo shortly after a release, otherwise people who bought the games directly full-price would feel a little bit upset.
Post edited May 03, 2013 by DukeNukemForever
As great as this bundle is, am I the only one who finds the name a bit... disturbing? It's an awesome selection, but all but two of those games are originally from companies EA later bought out and destroyed... Plus the best game in a franchise that's terrible now that's to it's desperate but badly executed attempts to ape CoDMW... It's like a who's who of why I hate EA today. Heh. :p

At least Alpha Centauri is only depressing because it doesn't have a sequel. :p
Post edited May 03, 2013 by Shoelip
Awesome promo! May break down and finally pick up the Wing Commander series
Ultimate and Wing Commander games aside, there really isn't a lot of bonus content offered. :-/

Nevertheless, I'm still quite tempted by Dungeon Keeper 2 and Lands of Lore I-III (I've already got the 1st but I can't buy the second alone..). I've never owned Theme Hospital myself but I've got sweet memories of it.

The Ultimate series is also tempting as I somehow missed them in my youth. Perhaps I should really give another try at Savage Empire first. I liked the setting, the atmosphere, the openness of the game but I disliked the interface, the small screen area reserved to the action and I couldn't figure out the combat system.
What are your thoughts about it ? Should I persevere in SE first, trusting that the learning curve isn't that bad ? Is there an engine recreation ? Are the later Ultimates (6-7) just plain better than SE ?
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tfishell: So it looks like we also got a fresh DLC for Omerta? "Arms" something. Probably best not advertised. :P
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Leroux: Ouch. I was really hoping they'd listen to the feedback about finding better ways to integrate DLC into the website before adding any more of them (e.g. merging them with original game's page, as suggested several times in the according thread, instead of letting them clutter the catalogue). The way they do it at the moment totally confirms the worries of those who don't want to see GOG turn into another Steam or GamersGate regarding the catalogue selection. There's not even an option to hide them / filter them out when browsing the catalogue (not to mention the fact that these exemplary "pioneer DLCs" for Omerta all seem to be very minor packages, the kind you can spam the catalogue with indefinitely, to every publisher's heart's content). :/
Yeah, this is why I prefer GOG mostly bring games that have had time establish themselves as at least OKAY titles, in one single bundle, and with a lower price. (And forget pre-ordering)

I'm sure this isn't a popular opinion (not releasing new titles on day 1), and GOG would miss out on day 1 sales also, admittedly. (Plus, who's to decide what's good? And we already have Bad Old Games here...)
I feel I am obliged to point out the hypocrisy of a company that prides itself on anti-DRM games to offer games from a company that has a horrible track record for customer service and overly restrictive and intrusive DRM, for a discount. While there are some real tempting deals here to be sure, as an ardent member of the Retake Mass Effect 3 community, I cannot in good conscience purchase anything made from EA, even if it is old and cheap. Which brings me to a follow up question: does EA receive a percentage of all sales made of its old material, or have the rights to sell the game been purchased for a flat rate? I love you, GoG, and I'll keep buying from you when I see stuff I like. But I will never again buy an EA title, not even at 60% off. Don't forget: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
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DarthCruciare: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
Yeah, there are worse things in life than a lackluster ending to a video game, dude.

As if an internet poll is the authority on anything...
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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.
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de_Monteynard: 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.
Thanks for the info.
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DarthCruciare: I feel I am obliged to point out the hypocrisy of a company that prides itself on anti-DRM games to offer games from a company that has a horrible track record for customer service and overly restrictive and intrusive DRM, for a discount. While there are some real tempting deals here to be sure, as an ardent member of the Retake Mass Effect 3 community, I cannot in good conscience purchase anything made from EA, even if it is old and cheap. Which brings me to a follow up question: does EA receive a percentage of all sales made of its old material, or have the rights to sell the game been purchased for a flat rate? I love you, GoG, and I'll keep buying from you when I see stuff I like. But I will never again buy an EA title, not even at 60% off. Don't forget: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
Not actually by EA, but related.
Thanks guys for helping me out!

It seems that if a game supports DOSBox, it always has the PC + MAC icon. However some games are native MAC games, so there a few exceptions.

But thanks to your input I think I got all the DOS games. You see I try to buy every DOS based GOG.com release and then get it going on my MS-DOS Time-machine.

Some are trickier to get going, but so far so good :)
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Mau1wurf1977: Some are trickier to get going, but so far so good :)
Ah, so you did get Ultima 7. Good luck getting it to run ;)
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DarthCruciare: I feel I am obliged to point out the hypocrisy of a company that prides itself on anti-DRM games to offer games from a company that has a horrible track record for customer service and overly restrictive and intrusive DRM, for a discount. While there are some real tempting deals here to be sure, as an ardent member of the Retake Mass Effect 3 community, I cannot in good conscience purchase anything made from EA, even if it is old and cheap. Which brings me to a follow up question: does EA receive a percentage of all sales made of its old material, or have the rights to sell the game been purchased for a flat rate? I love you, GoG, and I'll keep buying from you when I see stuff I like. But I will never again buy an EA title, not even at 60% off. Don't forget: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
It's up to you who gets your money and I can see why you would not want to support them in any way if you don't agree with their business policies, but still, the EA titles in the promo are DRM-free, so I don't think you could label GOG a hypocrite for offering them. What better way to encourage a trend of DRM-free games than by buying them? And what will boycotting DRM-free games achieve? Do we want companies to rethink their bad strategies and at least offer some of their games DRM-free or do we want them to go bankrupt and take any game licenses with them, so that they never see the light of day again? Who would gain anything from that?

Also, these games aren't made by EA, but by Origin, Bullfrog etc. The developers deserve that their works aren't discarded just because they were published or bought by a big publisher with questionable image.
Post edited May 03, 2013 by Leroux
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DarthCruciare: I feel I am obliged to point out the hypocrisy of a company that prides itself on anti-DRM games to offer games from a company that has a horrible track record for customer service and overly restrictive and intrusive DRM, for a discount. While there are some real tempting deals here to be sure, as an ardent member of the Retake Mass Effect 3 community, I cannot in good conscience purchase anything made from EA, even if it is old and cheap. Which brings me to a follow up question: does EA receive a percentage of all sales made of its old material, or have the rights to sell the game been purchased for a flat rate? I love you, GoG, and I'll keep buying from you when I see stuff I like. But I will never again buy an EA title, not even at 60% off. Don't forget: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
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Leroux: It's up to you who gets your money and I can see why you would not want to support them in any way if you don't agree with their business policies, but still, the EA titles in the promo are DRM-free, so I don't think you could label GOG a hypocrite for offering them. What better way to encourage a trend of DRM-free games than by buying them? And what will boycotting DRM-free games achieve? Do we want companies to rethink their bad strategies and at least offer some of their games DRM-free or do we want them to go bankrupt and take any game licenses with them, so that they never see the light of day again? Who would gain anything from that?
In response to the people complaining about me complaining about the ending, that was not the reason why EA won Worst Company in America. It was bad track record of customer service and DRM, that was culminated in the recent Sim City disaster. People couldn't even access the product they paid $60 for, and when a few people asked for refunds of a clearly broken product, they were banned from EA's servers. It was bad customer service that won them award, NOT a bad ending. Even I would agree that would be a terrible reason to give them the award.

Yes, I would like to see companies rethink their bad business practices. But change almost never comes peacefully. It's up to us as consumers to hold their feet to the fire, so to speak. Nevertheless, we live in a democratic, capitalist society. Say what you want, like what you want, buy what you want. I'm not ORDERING you to stop buying EA titles, I'm merely giving my opinion, and I know I'm not the only one who thinks this way. If I was, they wouldn't have won the Golden Poo twice in a row.
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DarthCruciare: I feel I am obliged to point out the hypocrisy of a company that prides itself on anti-DRM games to offer games from a company that has a horrible track record for customer service and overly restrictive and intrusive DRM, for a discount. While there are some real tempting deals here to be sure, as an ardent member of the Retake Mass Effect 3 community, I cannot in good conscience purchase anything made from EA, even if it is old and cheap. Which brings me to a follow up question: does EA receive a percentage of all sales made of its old material, or have the rights to sell the game been purchased for a flat rate? I love you, GoG, and I'll keep buying from you when I see stuff I like. But I will never again buy an EA title, not even at 60% off. Don't forget: EA has the dubious honour of being the first company to win the Worst Company in America Award for two consecutive years. Just something to think about it.
Yeah if you don't see the victory in GoG fighting for and convincing EA to release these beloved older titles here with no DRM, you are blind.