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Good Old Games Gets Festive With 50% Off And Freebie

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. PST has concluded its 14 days of holiday gifts and has moved on to the big surprise promised for the past two weeks: up to 50% off of practically every single game in their catalog from today until Jan. 3, 2011, as well as a free copy of Tyrian 2000.

With gaming classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Planescape: Torment, Beyond Good and Evil, Far Cry, the Gabriel Knight series, and the Baldur’s Gate Series, all available at steep discounts--and hundreds more classics available at unbeatable prices--GOG’s holiday special will bring seasonal cheer to everyone. All the details of what publishers are participating in GOG’s holiday promo are online now at the promotional page.

With publishers like Activision, Ubisoft, Atari and others all participating in this special, GOG is offering almost 300 games from every genre, across more than a decade of classic gaming history, at unmatched prices. Guillaume Rambourg, the managing director at, said, “GOG has had a fantastically successful year, with many new games added to our catalog--often picks from our users’ ‘most-wanted’ lists--and tens of thousands of new and old gamers joining our site, so we’re celebrating this by putting practically every game in our catalog on sale for our users’ enjoyment. If you love old games or are looking for a gift for the gamer in your life, this promo is your holiday wish come true.”

But that’s not all that GOG is doing to top off its holiday-season specials. Together with Daniel Cook, Jason Emery and Alexander Brandon, the developers of Tyrian 2000, GOG is making this innovative and engrossing shooter available as a free download for all users. Tyrian 2000, originally released in 1999, was a direct port of a hugely successful arcade game and is generally considered one of the best top-down shooters of its era. Featuring a complex and engaging plot, 12 different ship types, multi-layered ship upgrades, “sidekicks” for your ship, and over 100 different types of weapons, Tyrian is far an away one of the best top-down shooters ever made. GOG’s free games catalogue has focused on adventure games in the past, but the company is now broadening the array of genres offered as gifts to new users, with Tyrian 2000 leading the way.

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