GOG.com — Classic Computer Games for little money

[Nog has chosen Vic Fontaine’s 1962′ Las Vegas holoprogram as place for his Rehab after a serve injury]
Ezri Dax: “At first, it struck me as a little … peculiar. But after I thought it over, I began to think that maybe this is a good sign after all.”
Quark: “How can hiding in one of Julian’s adolescent programs be a good sign?”
Dr. Julian Bashir: “Hey…”
Jake Sisko: “It could be worse. He could be hiding in the Alamo program.”
Leeta: “Or that ridiculous secret agent program.”
Dr. Julian Bashir: “Hey.”
Rom: “Or that stupid Viking program.”
Dr. Julian Bashir: “HEY!”
Star Trek DS9

My attitude to computer games is all over place. On the one side, I think it’s a mindless shifting of bytes, on the other hand, I think that you can tell/experience stories in computer games that you could not tell/experience in a movie.

But yeah, they have their uses. And many of the older games are available rather cheap. For example, you can find a lot of them at the software library of the Internet Archive. And then there is GOG.com. It’s an interesting site that offers a lot of the classic games both for Windows and Mac, and sometimes even for Linux. And that includes classics like “Martian Dreams” or other parts of the Ultima series, “Planescape: Torment” or even great strategy games like “Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri“.


If you have missed the beginnings of computer games, or want to re-experience that time … have a look at gog.com.

Just make sure that this is really the way you want to spend your time.

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