Fallout for free for the next 48 hours

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    As a promotion for the digital retailing service, which is rebranding and offering newer and independent titles, GOG.com is offering Fallout for free for the next 48 hours for new and existing users.

    The servers are, naturally, overloaded right now, but log in or register at some point in the next two days to add it to your library and get a free copy, even if it's only to back up your existing one.
     
  2. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pussy Virus Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Thanks for the heads up! I already own the game but what the hell, a nice little addition to my GOG collection.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I've owned it on GOG pretty much since the moment it was available. Have copies of it on an external HD. Whenever I want to replay, I install my GOG copies, so I can leave be my various big box copies (I own jewel case CDs of F1/F2 twice since I had to replace my big boxes once, and also own the Radioactive edition of 1, 2 and Tactics).
     
  4. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Hopefully I can use this to get some brand new players to check it out, also, sweet website redesign.
     
  5. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    I lost my Fallout collection yet again (3 times now), so this is much appreciated.
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I never lost a game in my whole life.
     
  7. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

    208
    Nov 27, 2011
    Thanks. I already own it but i'll urge my friends who don't to pick it up now.
     
  8. Extreme0

    Extreme0 First time out of the vault

    9
    Mar 18, 2012
    Same here. Some of my friends want to try it out for themselfs. But havn't bought it.

    Good timing aswell since they said that a few days ago. So they won't have the excuse not to play it now. :mrgreen:
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Skeleton King oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I tend to lose shit like that when I move. It has happened a few times. Plus I always lose the CD keys and other bullshit like that.

    I may have to make a GOG account now. Fallout 1 is the only one I don't own currently.
     
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Don't forget to tell them where to get their mods. NMA is already seeing a huge spike in traffic from GOG.com's sticky with links to NMA's patches and mods.
     
  11. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    I am jumping around and yelling in excitement now. :mrgreen:
     
  12. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pussy Virus Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Oh yeah! Well I got the Fallout's demo CD. Beat that! 8-)
     
  13. PooftimusPrime

    PooftimusPrime First time out of the vault

    30
    Nov 25, 2008
    Thanks for the heads up. Created an account and is d/l this jewel now :)
     
  14. draeke

    draeke It Wandered In From the Wastes

    193
    Dec 2, 2005
    Any who has d/l'd know if it's a DRM copy that will only work for a week etc? (Like they're doing on steam with the SWTOR free weekend trials)
     
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    GOG is 100% DRM free.
     
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Nope. If you unlock it and add it to your library within the 48 hours, it's yours forever on GOG.com. You can download their installation file, which is DRM-free, as a backup if you fear the site might go down.
     
  17. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    Wow, after playing Jagged Alliance 2 the combat in this game is wimpy. And I still fear open spaces and stick to buildings.

    Anyways, this is awesome. Might as well create a few accounts, just in case :)
     
  18. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

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    Jun 11, 2008
    GOG is by far the best game download shop on the net, this just confirms it, yet again. It is fun reading stuff by people playing for first time thanks to GOG.
     
  19. Tel Prydain

    Tel Prydain First time out of the vault

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    Apr 23, 2007
    I was able to grab it... which is good, because lord knows where my original copy is stashed away.
     
  20. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    This is a good use of promotion for GOG - I can't imagine on any normal day that they would sell more than a handful of copies of Fallout 1, and at 5 bucks each...anyway that's not much money to lose. Giving the game away probably attracted a few thousands extra users. They should try the same thing for a few other games. I'm not sure how the copy write owners (Interplay) benefit from this though.