Good Old Games (

I ran across an article about this site in the November issue of PCGamer.  Good Old Games will be selling old, classic PC games for either $5.99 or $9.99.  Not only that, but the games will be updated to make them XP and Vista compatible and will not include any type of DRM.

For someone who loves to play older games (mainly because it takes me a while to get to the newer ones since I have a real life with work and family obligations), I think this is a great idea.  So many great old games become unavailable except on eBay or places like Half Price Books if you are lucky enough to live near one.  And the price sounds right.  I also love the DRM-free thing.  I hate that people who actually buy games are penalized because publishers think DRM somehow stops people from pirating the games.  It is ridiculous for me to have to have a key code (which can be lost or not included as in my NWN:SOU game) or have the CD in the drive to play or worst of all have some crap spyware/rootkit installed to my computer so I can have the privilege of playing a game I just bought (I’m talking to you EA).  Quit screwing the people who actually give you money and try releasing games I can still play 5 years from now and not have to worry about you shutting down your activation servers.

Enough ranting, just check out Good Old Games (currently in beta) and play some classics on your XP or Vista PC for a great price.

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