GOG.com has been featured quite prominently around this site and with good reason. Good Old Games, the brainchild of CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski, sells DRM-free classics of yesteryear at two price brackets – $5.99 and $9.99 (or sometimes free). It also has a thriving community that is dedicated to the games it plays and is not concerned with petty fanboy disputes (mostly).
GOG.com has been adding more and more publishers since its inception with Majesco, Ubisoft and Activision joining the ranks of GOG.com. Now Atari has signed a deal with the service and will be entering the family in April. According to the site’s twitter feed, there will possibly be 10 games from Atari adorning the catalog of GOG.com.
There were the necessaryfloatingteasers that are always followed by something really big where it concerns GOG.com (duh). Well, frankly speaking, I did not expect it to be this big. I do not know how I am going to survive April with so much of temptation on GOG.com! To save money for birthday or not. How about one of you guys gifting me Icewind Dale (if it is one of the 10 games) for my birthday?
When Cavedog Entertainment created Total Annihilation in 1997, little did they know that they will be paving the way for games such as Supreme Commander, the development of the Spring engine and the entire 3D strategy genre altogether. Yes, Atari’s Total Annihilation was the first 3D top-down strategy game and runs fine in any resolution even now. The best thing about the Impulse release is that they will be releasing the game, the Core Contingency expansion and will be adding support for the multiplayer aspect as well as incorporating Impulse Reactor and other fan-made releases into the official release. The following line from Stardock pretty much sums it up.
In other words, we’re treating Total Annihilation similarly to a newly released title with ongoing updates wherever possible.
The graphics are an eyesore but it does not matter if you really like the genre. The community for this really old game is still going strong with fan-made mods and additions. The Spring engine was a spin-off open source engine powering a great number of Total Annihilation mods and a fewnon-TA games as well.
Nostalgia creeps into the hearts of anyone who hears the phrase Missile Command. All of us have at one point of time played Missile Command or its clone (Parachute on the iPod, hint hint*) or its variant. Missile Command, along with Asteroids and Space Invaders was all the rage in the 80s and even spawned this mega wacky yet retro ad:-
Now why would I suddenly pop in the name of Missile Command? The reason, my friends, is that Atari along with OMGPOP has launched a web-basedMissile Command game with power-ups, tricky enemies, boss-battles and (gasp!) it is multiplayer!
Indeed! This free-to-play game can be played with up to six other players and will definitely be an intense mass of crazy destruction in the skies as missiles drop from nowhere on you. Blow up enemy nukes and conserve your own energy and save your city before it becomes a wasteland! Of course, waste your time as well, as OMGPOP’s badge proudly shows off:-