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Activision Joins Good Old Games

28 Jan 2010  by   Paul Younger

Good Old Games has announced that Activision is bringing a variety of older titles to GOG.com.GOG.com, the online purveyor of old and unavailable games, has finally struck a deal with the publishing giant to bring a load of its old games to the service.The first two games to hit the service are Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers and Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magic Obscura, each priced at $5.99 USD.Gabriel Knight is a perennial office favourite here, constantly brought up whenever there’s talk of foreboding atmosphere in games, and revolves around womanising horror-novelist and bookstore owner Gabriel Knight as he uncovers the truth behind a series of gruesome voodoo murders in New Orleans and discovers how his own ancestors are tied into it. Arcanum, on the other hand, is an RPG set in a world featuring both steampunk technology and magic, and it’s recommended for anyone who misses old-school RPGs.As it’s the Month of Activision over at GOG, plenty more games from the company are promised, and it’s got a hefty back-catalogue. While we’re not entirely sure of the rights to some of these and whether or not Activision holds them – could we see the old Quest adventure games? The Vampire: The Masquerade series? Homeworld? Battlezone? The Zork titles? Interstate? No-One Lives Forever? Little Big Adventure? Mechwarrior? Some id Software titles?We’ll keep you posted.

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