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Baldur's Gate, Planescape Re-Launched on GOG

Posted on September 28, 2010

After a questionable marketing stunt (in which they pretended the site was shutting down), digital distributor Good Old Games has ended its two year beta period. For those who don't know, Good Old Games (or GOG) provides old PC games DRM-free and configured to work on modern systems, as well as releasing free bonus content (such as soundtracks) with each game.

The site's 'relaunch' brought the release of Baldur's Gate, signaling the much anticipated acquisition of Atari-Hasbro licensed titles. Today this release was followed up with Planescape: Torment, considered by many to be one of the best cRPGs in existence.



GOG has hinted that there are five more titles to come, which could include games such as Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate 2 (BG2 deserves special mention: the Baldur's Gate Redux modders are preparing to release the first part of their Baldur's Gate 2 re-creation in the Dragon Age engine).

Both games are $9.99, and I recommend them to anyone who likes RPGs and hasn't played them.