Posted 2 months ago

gogcom:

Please, help us Grow with the Power of Social!

Hi, this is GDoc from the GOG.com team. I’m the person in charge of this blog, our social media profiles, and a few more things. May I take a moment of your time, please? If you’re reading this, we’ve probably got your attention by doing something cool for gamers around the world and we’re getting some high traffic. We’re very happy about that, understandably, but you may wonder why do I even mention it here, on Tumblr. I’d like to take this opportunity to present you with a humble request.

We already are the default source for classics and all other DRM-Free digital games in the internet. One of the biggest online gaming stores in general, even. It’s a common PR practice to put the words “and it’s all thanks to you” at this point. But coming from me, here and now, it has nothing to do with PR—it’s a plain fact: the way we grew since our launch in 2008 is something we owe to our amazing, active, and supportive community.

That’s you.

We always think of you as partners and we do our best to honor your point of view in everything we do. We consider you our friends, and we know that in very many cases the feeling is mutual.

There are many of you who actively work with us on improving GOG.com, helping us in making our offer better, and the user experience more pleasant. We’re eternally grateful to all those people who devote their time, creativity, and effort to help GOG.com evolve and become better for all of us. But even some of you, who are great fans and supporters of what we do and what we stand for, simply don’t have that much time to spare.

There’s a simple solution, though, if you want to contribute to our growth: follow us on our social media channels. It means much more to us, than you might have thought! It’s not only a way for us to reach you with the info of our new releases and promotions (although, of course, that’s one of the reasons we want you to follow us). No, we want you to connect with our social network profiles, because it helps us quite a lot when it comes to securing new releases for GOG.com.

How’s so?

The bigger you are, the more you can get done. That’s a general rule in business. We are quite big, yes, but (for many reasons, with one of the foremost of them being: we say no to DRM) not as big as our competitor. Having a larger number of fans and followers—a number that’s out there for everyone to see—helps us to show potential new partners that we have a large audience that we can sell their games to. Every time you add to that number it makes the job of my friends at the Business Development team easier, and the chances of us releasing that one game you want to see so much DRM-Free on GOG.com, a little bit higher.

I know that it’s unusual for a company to ask something like this of its customer, but we like to think that GOG.com isn’t your every other business, and we know for sure you are not every other digital store user. So, this is me asking you, dear GOGger, please help us grow:

Pick some! Pick one! Every single subscription makes us happy and lets us know you care for what we’re doing. On my part, on our part, we promise to make everything we post either attractive, exciting, or simply entertaining, so you’ll feel that joining us via social media was worth your time. No spamming. No trickery. A healthy amount of bad puns. Ocasional silly ideas—social media, the GOG.com way.

Like us, just like we like you. Tell all your gamer friends about us, you’ll be doing us, them, and yourself a favor. Thank you for being with us, and please be with us even more. This means a lot to us! To me.

Sincerely,
GDoc

 

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otlgaming:

STRIDER LAUNCH TRAILER

Capcom has put out the launch trailer for the updated classic Strider. This action side scrolling video game looks to be a retro romp back to the old school days of hardcore acrobatic ninja adventure platforming. 

Strider is available for download on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Steam tomorrow on February 19. 

Posted 7 months ago

otlgaming:

MEGA DEATH

"In the year of 200X, a super robot named Megaman was created. Dr. Light created Megaman to stop the evil desires of Dr. Wily. However, after his defeat, Dr. Wily created eight of his own robots to counter Megaman."

Mega Man 2 was one of the first video games I ever played, and the first I remember really loving. From the moment I picked up that NES controller, I was hooked. It’s been said that the franchise is dead, although there are also claims to the contrary. But no matter what happens with this guy, he will always live on in our hearts and emulators. This is my tribute to him.

Bonus points if you like thrash metal.

Buy stuff here if you want, either with text or without text.

(via hoomph)

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