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GOG.com Is Back & Better Than Ever

by Matthew Kato on Sep 22, 2010 at 06:30 AM

Last weekend, gamers were shocked and disappointed that DRM-free classic gaming purveyors GOG.com was abruptly shut down. There were hints, however, that this was just the beginning of the story. Today, GOG.com developer CD Projekt announced that the service is still going strong.

A couple of GOG.com's founders appeared before the public in a web press conference dressed as monks to apologize for their sins – for shutting down the site over the weekend for "technical reasons," and that gamers couldn't access their games over that time period.

However, it was all prologue for their announcement that their new website going live tomorrow which contains 98 percent new code, is six times faster, and can accommodate six times more users. Regardless of these changes, GOG is still committed to DRM-free classic games with exclusive goodies like soundtracks and other extras.

The new site also includes new features like recommendations, better search options (like looking for games with specific modes like co-op), a better-looking site overall, easier registration, added community options, and more.

Furthermore, to celebrate GOG.com's three-year anniversary and the launch of the new site, GOG announced Baldur's Gate plus the expansion disc will be available for $9.99, including avatars, soundtrack, manual, wallpapers, and more.