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ALTERNATIVE MUSINGS – Did GOG.com’s PR Stunt Succeed Or Go Too Far?

By Marty Mulrooney

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One of AMO’s favourite digital download sites – GOG.com  – suddenly shut down last Sunday (19th September) without warning, leaving its community members feeling an immense sense of loss and confusion. Many customers were angry, whilst others claimed this news was merely a cleverly worded way of moving out of the site’s beta stage and celebrating GOG.com’s upcoming two year birthday. Thankfully, with new information made available to us via a recent live online press conference (which took place earlier this afternoon), AMO can now reveal that the latter is true and GOG.com’s death was indeed a hoax. But was this a genuinely clever PR stunt or one that went too far?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Lukasz Kukawski (GOG.com)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lukasz_Kukawski As many of AMO’s readers will no doubt be aware, I am a huge fan of old PC games. Recently, I have been getting my fix via the wonderful website GOG.com, created by a group of passionate gamers who specialise in Good Old Games. Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to pick the mind of their PR man Lukasz Kukawski, to ask him more about the site and old games in general. Here is what he had to say!

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GAME REVIEW – Fallout (1997)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Having recently played Fallout 3 on my Playstation 3, I decided I wanted to go back to where the series first started on PC. Fallout is a game that was perhaps before my time (I was only 9 when it came out!) but that I still knew of in my early gaming days regardless. It is truly a cult classic of 90’s gaming.

Revisiting it today, it is amazing in retrospect how the basic blueprint of Fallout 3 follows the original so closely! (Especially since the original was made by Black Isle Studios and the latest instalment was made by Bethesda Softworks…) Obviously, much of what worked then still works now. But just how well has the original aged?

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