Earlier this week, we brought you the news that Good Old Games, which sells old out of print PC games via digital download, was shutting down. It appears that this was all a marketing stunt, all designed to promote the site's relaunch, adding new features and, significantly, venerable PC hit Baldur's Gate to their library. We'll let them speak for themselves:
First of all we'd like to apologize to everyone who felt deceived or harmed in any way by the closedown of GOG.com. As a small company we don't have a huge marketing budget and this why we could not miss a chance to generate some buzz around an event as big as launching a brand new version of our website and even more important, bringing back Baldur's Gate to life!
I wonder why folks feel decieved by this "buzz"? Perhaps because the GOG.com team stated they were "closing down the service" and would be "putting this era behind us". This whole thing leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, and I've never even used the service. What do you think, reader?