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Make a list of games you've tried to get, but can't

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there should be a public list of games that GOG has tried to get, but for one reason or another cannot 'host'/sell. example: XYZ: could make compatable for enough OS's DCB: Developers/company refused to allow us. you don't even need a reason. Though it would stop people from saying stupid things, and maybe help get those games released (who know what tricks GOG users know)

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idemandcookies
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I agree with @mkell_226 in that this would create hostility towards GOG. Nevertheless, I second @bbaileys and @Davane; these could prove extremely helpful in convincing insecure publishers.

Aug. 20, 2014
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brianjenkins94
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This would be a really nice feature. I have a list of games I want, but only really want them from GOG. Also, if we had some way of removing duplicates or combing through the requests, I see no reason why the users couldn't make the list more reflective of what's actually being voted upon.

Jul. 25, 2014
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Shmacky-McNuts
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Lucas Arts got bought by Disney and they may want to sell old titles. A profit back in any old product adds up. So who knows =)

Jun. 18, 2014
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kdailey
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A nice addendum to this feature would be quarterly or tri-annual updates for the top 50 most requested games. In other words, if the Lucas Arts license holders say no to Tie Fighter series, or Full Throttle, or Grim Fandango, or the Monkey Island series, or the Indiana Jones series (LucasArts accounts for a great deal of the most requested games) Gog.com treats the feature as a self-imposed obligation to make another offer every three or four months and update that an offer was made if contract law doesn't forbid it. And rather than being afraid of users harassing the publishers for not going along, provide an outlet in the form of Gog.com sponsored petitions that can be controlled for content and sent to publishers as part of the hard sell Although that being said, hopefully Gog was sensible enough to mention to Lucas that when you include all the variations the games I mentioned, Gog users have requested their games to the tune of 150,000+ requests and if that hasn't moved them, I don't know what will.

Jun. 14, 2014
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bbaileys
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Maybe using a hybrid system for requests would work. You could still use the wishlist system to get a game nominated. Then when it reaches a certain level go to a crowd sourcing method. Place a pledge system for a game that when you pledge to purchase a game it is a binding contract to purchase the game. You would have to put a limit on the time frame for this pledge system 90-180 days. This would give GOG some proof of the demand for the game and a guaranteed profit the publishers would see. If a game fails to get picked up this would be an indication that GOG tried and failed. This does not give any indication of why, but we would know it was attempted.

May. 16, 2014
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KiNgBrAdLeY7
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Yes! This is a good idea! This way, we get to know which companies to avoid, and which developers NOT do business with!

Apr. 22, 2014
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Davane
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Maybe there could be a compromise solution here? Rather than listing all games that failed to make it, GOG could list only those games with specific reasons, such as thinking their isn't a public demand for their game. In essence, rather than being a list of "failed attempts," this could become a call for help from the community instead.

Mar. 28, 2014
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mkell_226
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It'd be REALLY hard to enter into negotiations with anyone if GoG started posting games they tried to get and failed. For one thing, there's nothing saying that a publisher might change their mind later, but one thing that would virtually guarantee that they WON'T change their mind is having a bunch of fans sending angry emails and tweets once they find out that their favorite game didn't make it here.

Feb. 12, 2014
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etb
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Well, SL61 might be right, but the problem is of publishers/developers problem. Not gog's...

Jan. 27, 2014
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Anamon
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Realistically I think this is legally impossible in most cases. Such negotiations are usually covered by non-disclosure agreements, under which they can't even state whether negotiations have taken place at all. Most publishers will insist on that.

Other than that, the only downside I would see is that GOG would lose some of its mystery and suspense! Right now we're wondering and hoping and speculating, and suddenly, System Shock 2 appears in the store! Being told that we won't be getting a certain game could be crushingly disappointing, hehe.

Nov. 11, 2013
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Cabzx
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Yeah this would be helpful.

Nov. 5, 2013
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paparon1
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I add my support. This would help users trying to obtain older games.

Oct. 12, 2013
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Brummbrummquiek
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Absolutely, a great idea!

Oct. 12, 2013
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SpellSword
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I think Enmoku has a point.

Oct. 1, 2013
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squid830
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Definitely! Anything anyone has ever tried to ask for should but that's not (currently or ever) possibly to get should be listed somewhere, with a reason.

This includes stupid requests for games that actually don't exist on the PC - at least this way the requests board wouldn't be so full of unrealistic requests.

Aug. 22, 2013
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DRM_free_fan
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@ SL61: Yes, it could. I'm going to vote for this now!

Aug. 13, 2013
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theormore
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Good idea, I agree this.

Jul. 28, 2013
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Romanul
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I fully support this.

Jul. 21, 2013
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TryHardDieHard
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Now THIS is a good idea.

Jul. 13, 2013
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MRCPirata77
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And what, exactly, would be wrong with the customer base going to the publisher to confirm that there's a demand for a specific product? There could be reasons why Publisher X won't allow Game Y to be featured at a site, and it could be as simple as "We didn't know there was a demand for it.". If that is the sole reason why they didn't strike a deal with GoG (they didn't think there'd be enough demand to make it worth their while financially), then wouldn't having the game available to us through GoG be a win for everyone?

If they become aware that, yes, there IS a demand, that there are people (us) willing to give money for a product that's already been sold, it could change their minds. Of course, just because we ask the publisher for it does not mean we'll get our way. But it wouldn't hurt to ask, in this case at least.

To answer, directly, SL61s concern: send a politely worded request, or call the customer service of the publisher, or post in their request forum, or something to that effect. However you do it, be polite and civil. Express your desires, but be polite about it. Again, it doesn't guarantee a positive outcome for us, but it will make it harder for them to ignore.

And we aren't harassing them -- they need us to drive a profit. We're giving them feedback, which they do actually want. They might not do anything we consider useful with it (in this case, actually re-releasing an existing out-of-circulation title), but they do want it.

Jun. 22, 2013
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Terpus
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SL61 is right, all this would lead to would be an enormous shitstorm led by the community against publisher XY who didn't agree to give gog.com the rights to sell a specific game for whatever reason. wouldn't help any party at all, please do not vote for this.

Jun. 19, 2013
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SL61
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It would just cause users to harass the publishers/developers of those games.

Jun. 12, 2013
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genericUNDEAD
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They could call it "Games You'll Never Play Again".

May. 12, 2013
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deathmachinept
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I agree state impossible or go into more detail so the community can pressure publishers and spam their mail :D!

May. 3, 2013
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Enmoku
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Except users would stop asking for games that are clearly listed as "impossible" for one reason or another.

Sep. 26, 2012
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F4LL0UT
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I'd say that this is the kind of information neither the users nor the competition should have access to. Really don't need to know that as a user.

Sep. 17, 2012
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