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  08:17:47  27 September 2019
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Freespace 2 is free on GOG
https://www.pcgamer.com/freespace-2-is-free-on-gog/

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I strongly recommend using Free Space Open (Installer) [FSO], if you want to properly enjoy the Freespace games:

http://www.fsoinstaller.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCfYLGBkzZI

also, if you haven't already, get yourselves a joystick (pick one up at a flea-market, or similar if you don't wanna spend hundreds of dollars getting one of 'em fancy-sticks. My Logitech Extreme 3D Pro cost me about $4) and enjoy the freedom of Freespace (and/or its predecessors Descent 1-3)
  12:25:03  26 September 2019
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Freespace 2 is free on GOG
https://www.pcgamer.com/freespace-2-is-free-on-gog/

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  06:04:20  4 September 2019
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GOG.com Back To School Sale Has More Than 250 Deals
https://www.player.one/gog-com-back-school-sale-more-250-deals-129611

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  09:34:40  26 July 2019
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I guess one of us should post the Microsoft Games we talked about in the Classic PC Games thread since GoG.com doesn't carry them. Sadly I guess Microsoft doesn't care and they'll probably end up as some Xbox game.

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  15:29:44  19 July 2019
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I see you could have gotten Moto Racer 1, 2 & 3 for under $5. Now they are back up to $6 each for 1 & 2 and $10 for 3. Hope some people jumped on that. I was too late.

I was always partial to the Microsoft series from 20 years ago:

Motocross Madness ( 1998 )
Motocross Madness 2 ( 2000 )

Monster Truck Madness ( 1996 )
Monster Truck Madness 2 ( 1999 )

Midtown Madness ( 1999 ) Chicago
Midtown Madness 2 ( 2000 ) London & San Francisco
Midtown Madness 3 ( 2003 ) Paris & Washington DC Xbox only

Sadly these are not on Steam or GoG.

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I realized in the last minute that they had all of 'em for sale and expanded my library a little bit; I vaguely remember having played Nr. 2, back in the days, but not much more - managed to complete it in a couple of hours, was good fun (not as fun as the first one) - Nr. 3 is quite different in terms of... just about everything (physics/handling/speed/'realism')

the moment I fired up Nr. 3, however, I was instantly reminded that I used to play Motocross Madness 1 & 2 (and also Monster Truck Madness 1 & 2), also with a joystick (keep in mind, I was active C64/Amiga user up to and including 1996 and thus I was used to having a joystick for everything), as sucn when moving on to PC, realizing that most games only used keyboard (I started playing Quake with keyboard only, since I excelled at Doom 2 using that same method, soon, however, I learned of the power of mouse-look), but there were some games that actually played better with a joystick - mainly the Star Wars "X-Wing/Tie-Fighter" -games (and Terminal Velocity), but also racing games! and as PC-joysticks were analogue (rather than digital) in their input, I was able to control vehicles in ways I had never done before (I have played plenty of flight-simulators using digital joysticks and keyboard - fortunately they have been designed with this in mind, but the difference between analogue and digital input, when it comes to fine manouvering is... well... noticeable ^^)

when Monster Truck Madness first hit the shelves, I played it until the wee hours of the morning... I was in mah late teens and living with a friend, having wanted a R/C car my entire life, but never having been able to afford one; Monster Truck Madness was the closest thing I'd ever come to having 'a real session with a R/C car', sure it might not be nearly as fun as IRL (I wouldn't know... still ain't been able to afford one, 'cause now I'm an adult and I want the adult version and these days, apparently, R/C cars cost just about as much as a real car,,, but I digress)

Monster Truck Madness felt just like having my own R/C car, driving on awesome tracks without having to worry about damages

I also vividly remember Motocross Madness 1 & 2, since i was living in a dormitory at the time and they were playable via LAN (at least Nr. 2) and had some amazing (once again, Nr. 2 is the one I remember the most vividly/fondly) open terrain to drive around and do all sorts of crazy stunts and tricks with your friends

now, once again, back when 'I was younger', I did have a moped/motocross ('t was some Italian brand, whose name eludes me) - and I used to drive that out in the woods and fields, jumping and doing all kinds of crazy tricks, until finally about two years down the line, I was clearing a waaay too big jump for a moped and broke off the 'handle bar' (this was actually the second moped I crashed - at around the age of eight, I also managed to crash... quite a lot worse than my second crash and that bike never saw the light of day again... ('t was mah older brothers'))

then again... mopeds were *not* designed for the things I put them through... as such Motocross Madness 1 & 2 tapped into my 'free roaming Motocross -style in the country, doing crazy stunts' -nerve and boy did I get some things out of the system... ^^

Midtown Madness -series came about when I 'was out of the loop', GTA III (and VC) had already hit the shelves by the time I 'returned' and... well, having spent a few minutes trying to run people over in Midtown Madness, I realized that GTA probably was more up mah alley

of course, these days what with GTA V (not to mention the bikes of Vice City (I do have 'a couple' of stunt-videos uploaded to youtube from 'back in the days' when I was stunting around VC like nobody's biz) - and of course GTA: SA deserves a shout-out... point being; these days there's plenty of alternatives to cater to that particular 'niche' of racing (GTA Online has... everything), but I (like many others), usually, have a pretty tight schedule and as such, whenever I have the Need for Speed, I'll just boot up something quick, play a few laps and then quit (this is also how I play Mario Kart) and as such older games with faster loading-times and less.... 'fluff', feel more accessible

of course, if I could manage to get a hold of a copy of Motocross Madness 2 (and get it running), it'd be... pretty awesome on my 50".... *grumble* eBay, here I come... *sigh*...
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I see you could have gotten Moto Racer 1, 2 & 3 for under $5. Now they are back up to $6 each for 1 & 2 and $10 for 3. Hope some people jumped on that. I was too late.

I was always partial to the Microsoft series from 20 years ago:

Motocross Madness ( 1998 )
Motocross Madness 2 ( 2000 )

Monster Truck Madness ( 1996 )
Monster Truck Madness 2 ( 1999 )

Midtown Madness ( 1999 ) Chicago
Midtown Madness 2 ( 2000 ) London & San Francisco
Midtown Madness 3 ( 2003 ) Paris & Washington DC Xbox only

Sadly these are not on Steam or GoG.

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  23:51:54  14 July 2019
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Master of Magic

*ahem* correction (from "Classic PC Games" -thread), Master of Magic is available, at GOG, no less

https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_magic
  06:35:05  13 July 2019
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Moto Racer @GOG (on sale right now!)

Good Old Games (GOG.com) is one of my absolute favorites in this day and age; I remember when they changed the name, making a big fuzz of it, lots of us thinking they was shutting down - these days I own 260 games on there and use the Galaxy client on a daily basis, not because it's required, but because I wish to show my support for their product(s) and I trust gog (unlike any other cloud-service,,, apart from Microsoft - I'm a naive consumer in that regard)

either which way, I digress - merely wishing to point out one of many fabulous games that which I am uncertain is available anywhere else - and if nothing else, I do believe that 'good old games' belong on gog and then I can play mah fancy 'new ones' on STEAM, or itch.io

Moto Racer, for those of you not familiar, is a (motorbike/motocross) racing game (woot?) from the time when Playstation ruled the Earth and as such it may feel like a port - but at the very least it's got D3D support and although rather short draw-distance at times, it keeps excellent speeds and has easy-to-learn intuitive controls, in that it's an arcade-racer, rather than a simulator of any kind

there are eight tracks and once you finish those you'll unlock 'mirrored' mode (and after that a 'pocket bike' mode), which does exactly what the name implies

the game itself feels very reminiscent of Need for Speed II, which was a contemporary contender, this being the 'golden days' of arcade-racers, due to the aforementioned Playstation having hit the market, all the while computers were pushing the polygons beyond new limits and titles such as Virtua Racer had set the standards a couple of years earlier (in terms of polygons +speed)

it's a very fast-paced racer and can be a bit tricky to control with keyboard; personally I'm using my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick, because I like the analogue input and I prefer playing... a lot of games, with joystick

it's a smooth ride once you figure out which bike goes well with which track, got some nice 90s music and a commentator that'll immediately get stuck in your head; simply due to how naturally he fits into the gameplay

sound-effects and music overall may be scarce (no orchestra here), but they get the job done and give an overall sense of racing motorized vehicles - the graphics aren't going to blow anyone away, but the sense of speed is on-par with that of Need for Speed II: SE and that makes it for an incredibly thrilling ride, whether you're riding along a coast-line at top-speed, or flying over the goal-line on top of 'The Great Wall' with your motocross, Moto Racer is bound to give you at least a couple of hours with fast-paced, intense racing - and with three different skill-settings, you're bound to find one that suits you, as you learn to master the controls and curves of the game

in my opinion, having played Moto Racer since it was first released back in 1997, this is one of the finest motorcycle -racing games available on any platform and one of the finest racing-games overall

well worth your moneys, time and attention.

https://www.gog.com/game/moto_racer
  06:17:59  13 July 2019
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Support GoG.com with your pre-order:

Cyberpunk 2077 will let you fight most people, but not kids or story NPCs
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-will-let-you-fight-most-people-but-not-kids-or-story-npcs/

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  10:25:58  11 July 2019
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GoG.com

Did you know GOG.com ( formerly Good Old Games ) is a digital distribution platform for video games and films. It is operated by GOG Sp. z o.o., a wholly owned subsidiary of CD Projekt based in Warsaw, Poland?

I love GoG. Currently I have 86 Games there, including many older classics and I even bought all the Stalker Games there because of the bonus content and no DRM. Since we have a STEAM thread and an EPIC Store thread, I thought we deserved a GoG thread.

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A third of Cyberpunk 2077 PC pre-orders have been on GOG
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-third-of-cyberpunk-2077-digital-preorders-on-pc-have-been-on-gog/

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