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Old 04-13-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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Could LucasArts be heading to GOG

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"The big day is approaching and everyone is counting hours, minutes and seconds when the GOG staff members will appear in the spotlight! Believe us, we're all excited about this as well, but first things first. Let us give you some details, so everyone knows who, what, where and when.

Who? All of you, our dear users, are invited to watch the live streaming of the CDP Days 2011 Spring Conference.

What? The live streaming will include presentations by CD Projekt RED with their awesome game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and GOG.com revealing some cool stuff. Both presentations will be in English.

Where? You'll be able to watch both presentations on GOG.com. On Thursday we'll put up a news post with a live stream video window embedded in it for your convenience.

When? The live streaming of CD Projekt RED presentation will start on Thursday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. EST (that's 4:00 p.m. GMT).

GOG will hit the stage an hour later at 1:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. GMT)."


Now for the past few hours there have been some clues relating to what this announcement could be and many on the GOG forums have said that it could be LucasArts related and is hotly been discussed as these are the clues so far;

What Game Made you Dream of the Stars?
What Game Made You Ride with the Outlaws?
What Game Made You Fear Your Past?
What Game Made You Go To the Underworld?

Now instantly the 2nd clue sticks out as I'm thinking it could be Outlaws from the instant you see that word. The first clue could be related to possibly Star Wars or The Dig. Some think the 3rd could be to do with KOTOR and the 4th, like me and many others think it could be related to Grim Fandango.


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Old 04-13-2011, 07:15 AM   #2
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Holy ****. Grim Fandango sorted out so it works properly on newer computers? Yes please!

I asked my colleague what he thought (without revealing your speculation) and he said The Dig for #1, Full Throttle for #2, Day of the Tentacle for #3, and of course Grim Fandango for #4. Seems quite sound to me, especially if they go for an adventure game pack rather than just a LucasArts pack. Also KOTOR wasn't really LucasArts-developed.


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Old 04-13-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Holy ****. Grim Fandango sorted out so it works properly on newer computers? Yes please!

I asked my colleague what he thought (without revealing your speculation) and he said The Dig for #1, Full Throttle for #2, Day of the Tentacle for #3, and of course Grim Fandango for #4. Seems quite sound to me, especially if they go for an adventure game pack rather than just a LucasArts pack. Also KOTOR wasn't really LucasArts-developed.
A few thought for clue 2 it could be Full Throttle but I really do think it could be Outlaws. Now DOTT is an interesting suggestion for clue 3 as I wouldn't have thought of that myself especially with how the text font looked for that clue as it was in a "Horror/thriller" style type font.


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Old 04-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #4
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It's looking more likely than I'd thought before. Guess we'll see later today.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:06 AM   #5
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It's looking more likely than I'd thought before. Guess we'll see later today.
The conference is tomorrow (14th April)

Theres speculation it may even be EA or Origin because Wing Commander and Ultima Underworld have been brought up a few times would be surprised if it were but my gut tells me its sounds more like LucasArts everytime.


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Old 04-13-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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GoG.com has really come along since it was first launched. I'm impressed with their list of games (especially since they have my favourite one, The Last Express!) I want to pick up Gabriel Knight and the Longest Journey.

Going to the underworld sort of made me think of Magic Carpet 2, but that's very unlikely since they don't have the first Magic Carpet! I should think it will be Grim Fandango. That would be cool.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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The conference is tomorrow (14th April)

Theres speculation it may even be EA or Origin because Wing Commander and Ultima Underworld have been brought up a few times would be surprised if it were but my gut tells me its sounds more like LucasArts everytime.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #8
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I see a new clue has appeared and have no idea what this relates to;

"What game made monsters fear you?"


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Old 04-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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Oh.

Might not be LucasArts then. ;(


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It has to be EA. I don't know for sure, I just want it to be. No offence to LucasArts, I want their classics re-released, but I've played all of their classics to death. EA have dozens of superb classics that are itching for a digital release, that I'll gladly snap up.

What game made monsters fear you? Potentially Dungeon Keeper.

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Or Zombies Ate My Neighbours?
Was never on the pc.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #12
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No offence to LucasArts, I want their classics re-released, but I've played all of their classics to death. EA have dozens of superb classics that are itching for a digital release, that I'll gladly snap up.
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From what I can tell it's not just games from one publisher.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:53 AM   #14
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What Game Made You Go To the Underworld?
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:03 AM   #15
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couple of New clues up;

"What game made you afraid of the dark?"

Only game I can think of for this is the Alone in the Dark series, they only have The New Nightmare on the site already so maybe its the rest of them.

"What game makes you feel like a hero?"

Thats nearly every game in existence isn't it haha

Some of the speculation and emails that people have recieved have suggested it could be more than one publisher so maybe it could be both EA & LucasArts making their GOG.com debuts


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Old 04-14-2011, 03:37 AM   #16
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You're fired.
... but I still would hasten to buy any and all of LucasArts' all-time-classic games again and again and again and would strongly advise everyone to do so too.

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To be honest just getting Grim Fandango on there would be splendid. Most of LucasArts' other games can be played fine on newer computers thanks to ScummVM, but Grim Fandango remains one of the most finicky and incompatible messes ever and is pretty much unplayable on most computers nowadays — and definitely not playable with its slightly nicer graphics modes enabled.


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Thats nearly every game in existence isn't it haha
Quest for Glory? They have the other quests on GOG.
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To be honest just getting Grim Fandango on there would be splendid. Most of LucasArts' other games can be played fine on newer computers thanks to ScummVM, but Grim Fandango remains one of the most finicky and incompatible messes ever and is pretty much unplayable on most computers nowadays — and definitely not playable with its slightly nicer graphics modes enabled.
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Seems like they got LucasArts


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YIPEEE!!! It looks like LucasArts could be on GOG either at the start of the summer or in the fall.

GOG have managed to acquired licences from 3 publishers but they won't say who, is between either LucasArts, EA, Take2, Microsoft and Square Enix


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I was especially interested in that part about "remastering older games and making them work on newer PCs", and also that bit about including as many cool goodies with the downloads as possible

Not confirmed, though.


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I was especially interested in that part about "remastering older games and making them work on newer PCs", and also that bit about including as many cool goodies with the downloads as possible

Not confirmed, though.
GOG always does that with all there titles so would be interesting what content could come with the LA titles, thats if they are one of those 3 publishers they signed.

My money is on they've got LA, EA and Square Enix and honestly I could see EA been the one with the 25 games been released in the summer.


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My money's on EA for the 25 game one, but LucasArts could well be one of the other two.

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It was all very vague and aspirational. Nothing remotely concrete...yet

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They went out of their way to highlight LucasArts as one of the most requested publishers, which to me suggests they're close to a deal. That, or they're trying to guilt LucasArts into answering the phone


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or they're trying to guilt LucasArts into answering the phone
I've been trying that for 20 years! Doesn't work.

I do find all this quite exciting though.
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So... official soundtracks as bonus content? Hey, one can dream!

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So it wasn't Outlaws, it was Desperados.

http://www.gog.com/en/news/new_relea..._dead_or_alive

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The end of this thread is gold!
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Looks like we may find out who they've spoken with as GOG and CDPRED's will be making next big announcements at the CDP Summer Conference at 7pm GMT on Thursday 2nd June.

EDIT: Spoke with GOG on Twitter and they can confirm only one of those 3 publishers will be unveiled this Thursday. Probably more likely EA but if it is LucasArts, this forum is going to explode!!!


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Generating hype isn't exactly CDP's strong suit. They do everything else pretty well, but every time they try to build up to a big announcement people seem to go away disappointed.
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If you look on this page;

http://www.gog.com/en/news/dr_m_and_the_dastardly_doom

You can clearly see which publishers could be the one to be announced, it looks like Square Enix is out of the picture as the logo is greyed out. LucasArts is still there but it does change everyday leading up to this Thursday so this would give us a clear idea on who it might be. Plus theres a few clues in the Dr M web comic.


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The Big Apple... New York City... any Sam and Max fan knows that's where the Freelance Police work.

LA = LucasArts?


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The Big Apple... New York City... any Sam and Max fan knows that's where the Freelance Police work.

LA = LucasArts?

Did anyone notice this phrase as well on one of the earlier pages;

"Viva la Revolución"

Where have we heard that before


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Just seen this on GOGs twitter

We've narrowed it down to California, it's either EA or LA! Find out at CDP Summer Conference.

Clash of the Titans, although its obvious it'll be EA but I could be wrong.


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Arrrr... Well anyway if this doesn't happen LucasArts still needs to keep on it's promise that they were going to make more games from the past available again. I'm pretty sure there's still a market for the old adventures but it seems they stopped right at those few Steam releases two years ago.
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It should be pointed out that even if it's EA, at the CDP Spring event they said that two of the other publishers were very close to being signed for later this year.

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One hour to go...

By the way, what type of file do you download from GOG? ISO's?



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