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So apparently it looks like gog.com is deciding to go negotiate licensing deals behind the scenes for expired licenses for video games.

First that comes to mind is Legend Entertainment who with gog.com released Death Gate, but this isn't about Death Gate its about their other licensed video games.

Next is the Titanic: Adventure out of Time video game.

That means gog.com should negotiate a indefinite deal with 2K and Take-Two to license the music removed from Mafia ask the original music producers whatever company owns it to get a deal for the musics license to add the music back into Mafia.

Next is James Cameron I heard he gets all of his rights to The Terminator back in 2019, so gog.com can talk to him to be able to release all of The Terminator video games released for sale again.

Next is with No One Lives Forever, Activision and whoever else has the licenses and don't want to look at gog.com will possibly eventually go to everyone to find their licenses and put them all together.

Source: Not official information from gog.com, but they are starting to do it behind the scenes now.

Take this with what you want, but this is just the beginning.

Maybe gog.com and CD Projekt RED now have enough money, especially since they are now worth over $3 billion dollars (USD) on the stock market to have leverage to negotiate deals with licensors?
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So you've no sources for any of this and it's just rampant speculation?
Apparent Lee GOGie is goin' to post me a large German Choccie Cake. I kno becaaause I thought I saw a glint in teh eye of elcook's avvy one tiem an' it seemed to lean towards taht as a conclusion.
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GR00T: So you've no sources for any of this and it's just rampant speculation?
Nope you just have to look at the current licensed video games that gog.com is able to release for sale lately.

You also have to remember that it was back in 2013? Where gog.com said in a YouTube video interview was it? Where gog.com said they are working to try to get more classic old video games to release for sale.

Now you have to look at CD Projekt's stock market value of $3 billion dollars (USD), which can now give them leverage to negotiate deals with licensors.

Basically you should be able to see that CD Projekt has been put on the map now and is recognized by the biggest corporations like the movie developers and other licensors.

Hell I kid you not just in early December of 2017 I think it was like December 5th, 2017 it was on MGM's channel was a commercial for something and then a video game commercial came up I don't remember which video game it was but gog.com was advertised.

If you don't know it already you have to pay a premium extra fee to get the MGM channel, which hardly has any commercials only like every hour and a half or when movies are running.

Yeah gog.com was advertised on MGM's channel once only though from what i saw.
I wouldn't be holding my breath for NOLF. Was it Night Dive that tried their hardest to find who actually owns the rights, but ended up failing as they are so scattered? there are so many cooks in that stew, that any resolution is very unlikely.
What does Alex Jones have to say about this?
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tomimt: I wouldn't be holding my breath for NOLF. Was it Night Dive that tried their hardest to find who actually owns the rights, but ended up failing as they are so scattered? there are so many cooks in that stew, that any resolution is very unlikely.
I think it was Nightdive, but gog.com with CD Projekt RED have more leverage now than Nightdive.

Mark my words bookmark this topic of mine for the future.

I'm telling you this is the beginning.

gog.com is working their ass off and using their leverage of being recognized now to negotiate deals with licensosrs.

gog.com said back in like 2013 they are working hard to get more classic old video games to be released for sale as hard as they can to find what they can if your remember.
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Johnathanamz: Nope you just have to look at the current licensed video games that gog.com is able to release for sale lately.

You also have to remember that it was back in 2013? Where gog.com said in a YouTube video interview was it? Where gog.com said they are working to try to get more classic old video games to release for sale.
GOG have pretty much always said this, and reiterated it when we were there in September. It's actually pretty much what their business was based on when they first started up.
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Johnathanamz: Now you have to look at CD Projekt's stock market value of $3 billion dollars (USD), which can now give them leverage to negotiate deals with licensors.

Basically you should be able to see that CD Projekt has been put on the map now and is recognized by the biggest corporations like the movie developers and other licensors.

Hell I kid you not just in early December of 2017 I think it was like December 5th, 2017 it was on MGM's channel was a commercial for something and then a video game commercial came up I don't remember which video game it was but gog.com was advertised.

If you don't know it already you have to pay a premium extra fee to get the MGM channel, which hardly has any commercials only like every hour and a half or when movies are running.

Yeah gog.com was advertised on MGM's channel once only though from what i saw.
But this is all just speculation on your part. I thought maybe you'd read or seen something from GOG sources but this is just speculation and wishful thinking with regards to specific titles. Do I hope you're right? Hell, yes. But it has as much substance as Fairfox's chocolate cake..
It's obvious, don't you see guys? *sighs with resignation* Trust OP's wisdom, mark his words. *cough* Hold on to your tinfoil hats.


But seriously, wasn't GOG always in business of bringing old games to virtual store shelves?
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InkPanther: It's obvious, don't you see guys? *sighs with resignation* Trust OP's wisdom, mark his words. *cough* Hold on to your tinfoil hats.

But seriously, wasn't GOG always in business of bringing old games to virtual store shelves?
Yes, but you can bet gog.com is now stepping it up and using leverage and convincing license holders to look and to bring and to keep organized to get who to who.

I heard Activision didn't feel like looking for all other license holders for No one Lives Forver.

gog.com can now convince Activision to look and to keep track and organize and contact the other licensors.

The Blade Runner video game I'm sure also can have something to be done.

Electronic Arts (EA) and the owner of the Blade Runner movie to be contacted ,etc.
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InkPanther: It's obvious, don't you see guys? *sighs with resignation* Trust OP's wisdom, mark his words. *cough* Hold on to your tinfoil hats.

But seriously, wasn't GOG always in business of bringing old games to virtual store shelves?
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Johnathanamz: Electronic Arts (EA) and the owner of the Blade Runner movie to be contacted ,etc.
they could be contacted sure, but this is a company that tried to charge for virtual gas. :P I think there are some great possibilities out there for some new catalogues to show up here, but I'm not holding my breath on anything EA.

Shit, have you tried to even install a NFS made in the past seven years? HA!
You do realize that the Titanic doesn't actually hold any copyright, as it is a historic event. And think about it.

The video game was obscure, the music was probably public domain, and the actors probably don't care.

Most other desirable "abandoned" games aren't so easy. For example, I'm sure there's a bounty for anyone who can wrench the Ultima licence from the depths of EA. I myself would like to see the rights of Re-Volt taken from We-Go.
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Johnathanamz: Yes, but you can bet gog.com is now stepping it up and using leverage and convincing license holders to look and to bring and to keep organized to get who to who.
Shame on you. You should have told them earlier about this leverage.
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Johnathanamz: Next is with No One Lives Forever, Activision and whoever else has the licenses and don't want to look at gog.com will possibly eventually go to everyone to find their licenses and put them all together.
We discussed this a few months ago but I can;t find the thread right off. The companies who think they have have a piece of it aren;t interested in licensing the game or trying to figure out who owns it.

I believe this is the article we were discussing at the time:

https://kotaku.com/the-sad-story-behind-a-dead-pc-game-that-cant-come-back-1688358811
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InkPanther: It's obvious, don't you see guys? *sighs with resignation* Trust OP's wisdom, mark his words. *cough* Hold on to your tinfoil hats.

But seriously, wasn't GOG always in business of bringing old games to virtual store shelves?
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Johnathanamz: Yes, but you can bet gog.com is now stepping it up and using leverage and convincing license holders to look and to bring and to keep organized to get who to who.
Given of what you simply speculated about in the OP I'd rather not bet on what you've said.

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Johnathanamz: I heard Activision didn't feel like looking for all other license holders for No one Lives Forver.
gog.com can now convince Activision to look and to keep track and organize and contact the other licensors.
In your wisdom you completely forgot to mention that the licensing issue for NOLF is a completely special one and it's not just Activision involved . There recently was athread her in the forum about it explaining basically why NOLF might never come here at all.

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Johnathanamz: The Blade Runner video game I'm sure also can have something to be done.
Electronic Arts (EA) and the owner of the Blade Runner movie to be contacted ,etc.
Warner wouldl surely love to give away Blade Runner licence away just now ;)

To summarize: GOG will always try to get new partners here to GOG but it's all but simple ESPECIALLY with old games. Not just because some companys don't WANT to be on GOG but also because the legal issues are far nore complicated than you obviously can imagine. In addition: assumptions without ANY real proof are basically not much worth. I could assume GOG will get back to flat prices just ... because ... it's written on the wall, because the sun is shining or whatever.

This: "Source: Not official information from gog.com, but they are starting to do it behind the scenes now. " actually is ... what exactly? It's not a source, that's for sure.

You also have some strange argumentation going to try to explain your assumption. "Hey, they now have more money and CDPR is now recognized as being a big company, now they will convince everybody to invest in GOG because they can pay for such deals." - who wants to pay an extremely high amount of cash just to get some old game finally here on GOG which would not result in raising sales in a similar way?
Post edited January 03, 2018 by MarkoH01