Those wishes are duplicates of this one:
Add another
Comments (optional)
Cancel
Send report
This wish is a spam. Comments... (optional)
Cancel
Send report

It seems that you're using an outdated browser. Some things may not work as they should (or don't work at all).
We suggest you upgrade newer and better browser like: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera

×
Back to wishlist
Options
Share on
Report asDuplicate  Spam

Keep it clean

If you believe that a wish duplicates another one or is not meant for the category, use Options button above to report a duplicate or spam.

Add your wish

If there is an item you wish to have on GOG.com and it’s not yet on the wishlist, please add your wish

+16245
vote
voted

Warning when a game is about to be removed from the system

Added byMoley936's avatarMoley936

Sometimes for one reason or another a game has to be removed from purchase (Like XIII at the end of 2012) It would be nice if gog.com forewarned everybody it was going to happen through the news feed.

103 comments about this wish

Add comment
My comment
Cancel
Post it
HornyRhino
Comment burried. Unhide.

so just to clarify...once you buy it its yours for as long as the site is in business and will not ever be removed its only some games that have ended the licensing agreement with gog that are removed from shop front but if purchased it will stay in your download tab as in on the shelf?

just double checking so as i might have a heads up and start downloading all my games onto a hard drive especially if these are getting wiped without notice from my library shelf after i pad for them :(

so yes just asking for clarification for purchased games?

Mar. 12, 2015
report
hide
PainOfSalvation
Comment burried. Unhide.

It would be nice to warn us since there are many of us who would like all games that ever came to GOG in our libraries. *nerdy gamer*

Mar. 11, 2015
report
hide
Molkor06
Comment burried. Unhide.

they gave us a warning when Fallout was taken down.

Mar. 5, 2015
report
hide
wf18th
Comment burried. Unhide.

could we still get notifications ??


Pleas, freelancer !
Where is freelancer plz add it !

Feb. 26, 2015
report
hide
Grargar
Comment burried. Unhide.

Scratches: Director's Cut has been removed from the catalog without any kind of warning. As it seems, GOG can't always do this.

Jan. 26, 2015
report
hide
ZMacZ
Comment burried. Unhide.

You can still download and install it, even when it's not for sale anymore..
Software you buy here is like in the store..once you buy it it's your property..
The shop simply gives you the license to use while acting as a cloud storage..
Not the gaming industry, or any amount of lawyers can change the right
of ownership..(unless you sell it ofc..)
Don't worry..what you buy here will be available here for you to use..

(in the case of a wide scaled disruption of service, by political force changing laws, at least in the EU, we are protected..OWN=OWN..
if that ever changes..well..I'd say it's time for a French Revolution..)

Jan. 10, 2015
report
hide
gugu96
Comment burried. Unhide.

like already suggested by FlamingFirewire why not just send an automated mail? If you have the game listed on your wish list, send an email "here the game xyz will be de-listed, buy it before it's too late".

Jan. 8, 2015
report
hide
Phlegm
Comment burried. Unhide.

We have come to 2015 now, and I have no idea how many games i missed out on because the lack of any information.

As the guy beneath me says, it should be on the front page and even better, an option for an email alert.

Jan. 5, 2015
report
hide
Cheater87
Comment burried. Unhide.

A warning on the front page or emails and Facebook would be GREAT.

Jan. 4, 2015
report
hide
rottenbrain
Comment burried. Unhide.

@stevezy There was. They even had a sale for it just before removing it.

Sep. 11, 2014
report
hide
stevezy
Comment burried. Unhide.

Yeah, it would have been nice to get a heads up on Red Faction's departure.

Sep. 7, 2014
report
hide
Prah
Comment burried. Unhide.

This is now happening! http://www.gog.com/promo/last_chance_special_promo_270814

Aug. 27, 2014
report
hide
Grargar
Comment burried. Unhide.

As much as I'd like such a feature, it's just not always possible. GOG did give a warning about Original War and A.R.M.A. (Even creating a promo for A.R.M.A. called Last Chance) one month before their removal and there were still people that had no idea that those games were going to be removed. Sometimes, there is just nothing that can be done about these things.

Aug. 4, 2014
report
hide
Klumpen0815
Comment burried. Unhide.

Yes, I missed Re-Volt and XIII. :'-(

Jul. 27, 2014
report
hide
Inferno986return
Comment burried. Unhide.

Customer transparency is important. It's depressing when good games get removed from GOG or other digital marketplaces, but it would be awesome if GOG could provide a date and time within a red message box in the description or something to forewarn us gamers. :-)

Jul. 24, 2014
report
hide
MasterS.249
Comment burried. Unhide.

This is useful, so goes an upvote.

Jun. 23, 2014
report
hide
MateoD12
Comment burried. Unhide.

I got Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics when they were free, i can still download them and the bonus content?

Jun. 22, 2014
report
hide
j0ekerr
Comment burried. Unhide.

Certainly a must have feature for the site. Your handling of the Fallout removal is the way these things must be done.

As a side note, Fallout is available once more on steam, but not on gog. I think that speaks volumes about Bethesda's policies, and it does not sound nice at all.

Jun. 21, 2014
report
hide
DanyKing
Comment burried. Unhide.

Definitely a must-have. I like how they handled the situation with ArmA. Had the opportunity to buy it before it went away.

Jun. 10, 2014
report
hide
Gnostic
Comment burried. Unhide.

Please Warn us a long time before hand, Like one month before if possible

Jun. 4, 2014
report
hide
Enverex
Comment burried. Unhide.

ViciousAlek: Of course it's going to be for legal reasons, normally due to the original company losing the rights to something contained within the game. This should be obvious.

May. 3, 2014
report
hide
ViciousAlek
Comment burried. Unhide.

I don't get it - what's the point of removing games from gaming website?! They don't like money? or just plain stupid?! (Legal Rights my ass!)

Apr. 11, 2014
report
hide
Sslaxx
Comment burried. Unhide.

I'd be more concerned with the (thankfully rare) instances where games have been removed from *download*, not just for sale. But regarding this topic, if they can legally do so it'd be nice it they did.

Mar. 24, 2014
report
hide
BadDecissions
Comment burried. Unhide.

I understand that you sometimes might not have time to make an announcement, or that there might sometimes be legal or ethical issues involved, or business reasons for not advertising it when you lose a game.

That being said, when you can give some kind of warning, it would be nice. And the game's forum--where people basically don't go unless they already own the game, which in fact isn't visible by default unless they own the game--is not the appropriate place for it.

Mar. 18, 2014
report
hide
mraukotek
Comment burried. Unhide.

why to remove a good game?

Feb. 20, 2014
report
hide
Evil4sh
Comment burried. Unhide.

@BillyMaysFan59
thank you very much for your help :)

Feb. 6, 2014
report
hide
BillyMaysFan59
Comment burried. Unhide.

@Evil4sh
Reading through this forum thread should explain everything: http://www.gog.com/forum/revolt/revolt_temporarily_delisted_on_gogcom/page1

Feb. 4, 2014
report
hide
Evil4sh
Comment burried. Unhide.

Why was Re-Volt removed from store?
Does anyone have an idea?

Feb. 4, 2014
report
hide
FlamingFirewire
Comment burried. Unhide.

If it's not possible or GOG just doesn't want to do front page announcements whenever a game gets taken down, is there NO alternatives we could use like pushing a notification/email to those of us who have that game on our wishlists so that we can buy it before it gets pulled down? I really think this would be a great thing to do to both aid "GOG game collectors" and allow fans of that game to not miss out on the game!

Feb. 2, 2014
report
hide
cannard
Comment burried. Unhide.

Now Guilty Gear X2 Reload was just removed and I only found out about it because, you guessed, someone on the general forums brought it up. It was mentioned on the game's page that it was removed by a GOG staffer but, once again, there is no reason whatsoever for it to not be mentioned on the front page. Again, I have no problem with last-minute, no-warning-in-advance removals, since shit like that happens all the time, out of the blue, gobsmacking you in the face. But please let the rest of us know in an easy-to-see front page announcement to avoid confusion for the rest of us when suddenly a game we thought was here no longer is.

Feb. 1, 2014
report
hide
lostintime
Comment burried. Unhide.

I cannot pretend to understand the complexities of licenses and legal jargon GOG has to navigate through to deliver what is, in my opinion, the best digital game marketplace on the web.

But if, legalities not with holding, GOG.com can give advance warning, please do so. I tend to wait for sales because budgeting, but for disappearing games I could make an exception.

Feb. 1, 2014
report
hide
Eniena
Comment burried. Unhide.

With Re-Volt and Wallace and Gromit removed without any prior notification, you guys at GOG.com really need to give us better warning in advance. The way you did so with Fallout needs to be recreated more often if possible with maybe better deals on games you plan to remove. In general though, I agree with a lot of those here, you need to give us better warning because, as I'm an avid collector of GOG.com games, being given better noice before a game is gone, possibly for good, gives me more incentive to buy it and snag it before it goes.

Jan. 28, 2014
report
hide
Swyne
Comment burried. Unhide.

Why did the Wallace & Gromit games got removed? Oh, that's a shame.

Jan. 26, 2014
report
hide
cannard
Comment burried. Unhide.

Just recently the Wallace & Gromit game and Re-Volt were removed and I didn't find out about it until I stumbled on the forums. Re-Volt is supposedly going to come back once some negotiations are taken care of but W&G is gone for good, and without so much as a peep from a GOG staff member, much less a front-page advisory. That is ridiculous. If you're forced to remove something at the last second and aren't allowed to warn anyone, fine. But not even announcing that it was removed to begin with? There is NO excuse for that whatsoever.

Jan. 16, 2014
report
hide
force83x
Comment burried. Unhide.

This is a good idea. If more people knew about the fallout games or any other game was gonna be pulled off soon due to contracts or whatever, more people would buy them... even multiple copies for friends

Jan. 16, 2014
report
hide
MissFable
Comment burried. Unhide.

While this is probably a rare problem it would be nice to be warned as long as it is legally possible to do so. Voted

Jan. 14, 2014
report
hide
javier0889
Comment burried. Unhide.

The situation of the Fallout series worries me, now that's unclear what will Bethesda do with the distribution rights for the games.

Dec. 26, 2013
report
hide
scooney
Comment burried. Unhide.

While it's great that GOG maintains access to download any game already purchased (Don't EVER even think of changing this!), it would be a nice idea to give people warning that a game is going to be removed. I expect there will be a surge of sales as everyone tries to buy it before it's gone. It's a win for everyone.

Dec. 15, 2013
report
hide
whystler2012
Comment burried. Unhide.

If it's the result of a legal notice (which i would actually find strange for properly licensed games), i can understand this not being possible. But if the game was simply licensed for sale for a limited time i see no reason why not to put up a "Get it while you can!" notice when the license was about a month from expiring.

Oct. 17, 2013
report
hide
Sslaxx
Comment burried. Unhide.

Sometimes they just can't do this (legal reasons and the like), alas. But where they can it'd be nice if they did, so voted for this one.

Oct. 9, 2013
report
hide
Psychomorph
Comment burried. Unhide.

Why are extras being removed from your purchase list at the first place?

Aug. 27, 2013
report
hide
Catmancer
Comment burried. Unhide.

This is something that need a lot of attention. Especially when GoG are removing the extras even for those that already own it! We paid money for those packages, GoG. We should still have the ability to download them the way we can still download games that have been pulled.

Aug. 11, 2013
report
hide
Catmancer
Comment burried. Unhide.

I voted because this is the sort of thing GoG should be informing their costumers about. I appreciate that they let us know about XIII being removed in the forums, but not everyone visits the forums. I would have missed that post if I wasn't looking for info on another game. This is the sort of thing GoG should be posting in the front page, in the news section.

Aug. 11, 2013
report
hide
Trajhenkhetlive
Comment burried. Unhide.

Maybe a "get it while you can" category? On the front page. It seems like it's a rare occurrence for a GOG game to get rescinded.

Jul. 30, 2013
report
hide
Freddo
Comment burried. Unhide.

Warnings would have been nice, I would have bought XIII if I knew it was about to vanish.

Jul. 23, 2013
report
hide
r0flb0b
Comment burried. Unhide.

Man am I glad I bought Space Rangers Reboot before it got wiped. WOhoo!

Jul. 15, 2013
report
hide
SpiderFighter
Comment burried. Unhide.

@Dwarden: Here's an updated list. http://www.gogwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_removed_from_GOG

I can also confirm that, once bought, the games and bonus content are still on your shelf and can be downloaded and installed at any time. The only thing you can't do (as stated below) is check out the game's original page, as it is no longer there.

It is my understanding that some games are licensed by GoG, for a finite amount of time. It stands to reason then, that they should be able to let us know when said games will be removed. That said, some games on that list (above) have actually returned to GoG (Original War, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising, Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (renamed ArmA: Cold War Assault), Perimeter, and Soldiers: Heroes of World War II).

If there is a game that has been removed that you are interested in, definitely let them know on the general forum! I ve seen threads of such games that the devs have responded to and gotten back, so it's always worth a shot. Cheers!

Jun. 21, 2013
report
hide
taltamir
Comment burried. Unhide.

I am pretty sure that they can't.
Games are removed due to legal issues forcing their removal. They cannot put themselves in such a legal predicament.

Jun. 7, 2013
report
hide
Niggles
Comment burried. Unhide.

Definitely would be nice if there was at least a 24-48 sale window of a game about to be removed from GOG...

Jun. 6, 2013
report
hide
Nicole28
Comment burried. Unhide.

@apoc17

Star Wolves 1 is still selling on GOG. Space Rangers 2 Reboot is the game that got removed.

May. 30, 2013
report
hide
Load more comments