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GOG - Summer Hidden Gems - July 25 - Independence War Deluxe - $2.39


#1 cheapo72   Run, you pigeons! CAGiversary!   1357 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:42 AM

Every day until 25th of July, GOG will be offering one of their (perhaps lesser-known) classic PC games at a 60% discount. Sales end at 5:59 EDT on the following day.

July 25:

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Pilot your Dreadnaught-class ship through the hostilities of space in this classic from Particle Systems (Subwar 2030, Evasive Action). Besides the usual colonist insurrection, you'll have the effects of mass and inertia to contend with in this challenging, yet satisfying, "starship simulator".


Independence War: Deluxe $2.39 [includes [I]Defiance [/I]expansion]


Extras: Manual, Soundtrack, (3) Wallpapers, Reference Card, (6) Artworks, Ship ID Chart

Mobygames:
Independence War: The Starship Simulator (83)

Demos/Video:
Independence War: The Starship Simulator
Independence War: Defiance
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Past Deals:
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Edited by cheapo72, 25 July 2011 - 02:49 PM.


#2 Mike UFC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:06 AM

Can't wait to see what else comes up. Sanitarium is a damn good game for those who don't have it.

#3 jkimrey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:06 AM

Anyone know when a new day's deal starts on GOG? Will this offer end at midnight or around 1:00pm tomorrow ala Steam?

#4 doodofdoods   Prinny Powered CAGiversary!   3283 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:23 AM

Nice. Should be some good deals to be had here.

#5 blitztwn36   hatersgunnahate CAGiversary!   382 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:50 AM

I remember the boxart from when it came out. Checked out some reviews and seems like I'd dig it. Bought it and am actually moving it forward the top of my backlog.

#6 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5602 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:57 AM

Looking forward to seeing what games come up every day. Thanks OP!

#7 aus_nacht   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   662 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:32 AM

Anyone know when a new day's deal starts on GOG? Will this offer end at midnight or around 1:00pm tomorrow ala Steam?


6am EDT I believe

http://www.gog.com/e...dden_gem_promos

#8 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:43 AM

Does Sanitatium hold up?
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#9 bizarro13  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:24 AM

I loved this game. Making my purchase now!

#10 Lhallfin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:33 AM

In for Sanitarium... this is the perfect reason to use GoG.

Its a fantastic out of print game that wouldnt otherwise run on 99% of today's computers.

I know GoG has issues with windows 7 sometimes so keep an eye out for that, but for XP and Vista it seems like most games run very well.

Gonna be watching this sale like a Hawk watching a field mouse.

#11 mombbsmj   CAGiversary! Validating   462 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:14 AM

I played it back when it was first released. It has a great storyline if I remember right. I think I am going to pick it up. I love playing the older games sometimes.

#12 ChernobylCow   Say_Moo CAGiversary!   1860 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:33 AM

Sanitarium plays fine but the character doesn't have a "run" so you may find some tedium as you slowly move across the screen. You pretty much will be playing this game for its macabre setting and story like you would say...Alice.

#13 bizarro13  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:27 AM

Sanitarium plays fine but the character doesn't have a "run" so you may find some tedium as you slowly move across the screen. You pretty much will be playing this game for its macabre setting and story like you would say...Alice.


I remember this game locking up at the exact same spot everytime I tried to play it back in the day. I'm gonna finish this game damn it!

#14 tossin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   302 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:34 AM

I would not be surprised if at some point I will have bought everything on GOG.

Those guys deserve it.

#15 jkimrey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:03 AM

Today's deal is "Earth 2150 Trilogy" for $2.39.

http://www.gog.com/e...th_2150_trilogy

#16 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

Today's deal is "Earth 2150 Trilogy" for $2.39.

http://www.gog.com/e...th_2150_trilogy


damn, that's worth it

#17 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

So what is this like? I'm somehow not familiar with it, though it looks interesting, and is practically free...

#18 G33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

Earth 2150 is a solid, lesser-known RTS from 2000. The main unique points about the game (which may or may not have been used to death since) are that you assemble all of your units through a branching research tree (you research various chassis, weapons, defenses, and other gizmos, and then put together blueprints that go into your unit construction menu), each faction has a completely different look and feel from one another, and each plays differently from one another (in an SC sort of way, I suppose, but to a lesser note).

I haven't played it in years, so it might be a little dated, but it's easily worth $2.39. Just an FYI, the two other games in the trilogy are more like standalone expansion packs than true sequels. It doesn't make them bad, but don't expect too much to be different from game to game, other than a few new units and concepts in each.

#19 evildeadjedi   RIP DIO \m/ \m/ CAGiversary!   4750 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:27 AM

Are you just going to update this for the sale each day?

#20 cheapo72   Run, you pigeons! CAGiversary!   1357 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

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July 10:

A classic Settlers-type RTS designed by Settlers II's lead programmer.

Knights and Merchants $2.39 [includes [I]The Peasants Rebellion[/I] expansion]

Extras: Manual, Soundtrack


Mobygames:
Knights & Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom(76)
Knights & Merchants: The Peasants Rebellion(3.1/5)

Demo:
Knights & Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom

#21 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:40 PM

Bought the one yesterday, and I think I'm buying this too. If nothing else the graphics look great.

#22 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5602 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:13 PM

Today's Hidden Gem: Unreal Gold for $3.99

#23 cheapo72   Run, you pigeons! CAGiversary!   1357 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:27 PM

Every day until 25th of July, GOG will be offering one of their (perhaps lesser-known) classic PC games at a 60% discount.

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July 11:

This classic sees Epic Games' first foray into the realm of first-person shooters, as well as the birth of now ubiquitous Unreal engine series.

Unreal: Gold $3.99 [includes [I]Return to Na Pali[/I] expansion]

Extras: Manual, (8) Avatars


Mobygames:
Unreal (91)
Unreal Mission Pack I: Return to Na Pali (72)




#24 cheapo72   Run, you pigeons! CAGiversary!   1357 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

July 12:
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Recently ported to the Wii, this title offers 6 tables from Hungarian developers A.S.K. Homework (Pure Pinball).

Dream Pinball 3D $2.39

Extras: Manual, Glossary


Mobygames:
Dream Pinball 3D (74)

#25 jkimrey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:05 PM

How does this hold up today?

July 12:
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Recently ported to the Wii, this title offers 6 tables from Hungarian developers A.S.K. Homework (Pure Pinball).

Dream Pinball 3D $2.39

Extras: Manual, Glossary


Mobygames:
Dream Pinball 3D (74)



#26 jkimrey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:49 AM

No pinball fans out there to share their opinions on this one? :)

How does this hold up today?



#27 Mike UFC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:09 AM

No pinball fans out there to share their opinions on this one? :)


Save your money and go with Visual Pinball. It's an emulator like MAME excpet with virtual pinball tables. The guys that recreate these tables are true artists.

http://www.vpforums.org/

#28 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5602 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

Today's Hidden Gem: In Cold Blood

Seems like a decent Splinter Cell type game, I'll bite!

#29 cheapo72   Run, you pigeons! CAGiversary!   1357 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:14 PM

July 13:
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The relatively unknown Cold War adventure game from genre veterans Revolution Software (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky).

In Cold Blood $2.39

Extras: Manual, (18) Artworks


Mobygames:
In Cold Blood (74)

Demo:
In Cold Blood

#30 jkimrey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

Thank you!!

Save your money and go with Visual Pinball. It's an emulator like MAME excpet with virtual pinball tables. The guys that recreate these tables are true artists.

http://www.vpforums.org/