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Warsaw, Poland (18 June, 2012) -- GOG.com, the fastest growing
digital distributor of DRM-free games, is extremely happy to start
the summer holiday season with a promo you’ve never seen
before and two games available forever for everyone for free.
Battle of the Games is the first promo in GOG.com’s long
and prosperous history that allows gamers to decide which game will
be discounted. For each day between June 19 and July 5, two games
will battle one on one and GOG.com gamers who vote on the
Battle of the Games page
will decide which title wins. Each Round of the Battle begins
at 1 PM GMT (9 AM EST) and ends after 24 hours. After each round,
the winner of the popular vote will be discounted 60% and the
runner-up will be discounted 40%, both for the following 24
The first round of #BOTG draws the two best-selling PC adventure
games in history: Myst: Masterpiece Edition and The 7th Guest. Myst
and The 7th Guest made a couple of million people buy a CD-ROM
drive. How? Because those two games were, and still are, amazing.
The epic adventure in the lost empire of the D’ni and the
spine-chilling escape from the mansion of horrific riddles both
took the hearts of gamers by story.
Even though the final line-up remains a mystery and new pair of
games will be revealed every day, GOG.com users can expect dozens
of highest quality DRM-free titles, including Psychonauts, The
Witcher, and Broken Sword: Director’s Cut, duelling for fame
and discounts until the early days of July.
Worlds of Ultima 1+2 For Free
Not only does GOG.com allows its users to decide their summer
sale, but, in cooperation with EA, is also offering Worlds of
Ultima: The Savage Empire and Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2:
Martian Dreams free to all users.
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
is Ultima meets The Lost World with simplified RPG elements.
Players can Explore jungles and wastelands, cross lava flows,
encounter stone-age tribes, and battle the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex
for the unbeatable price of nothing.
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
takes the Avatar and his friend Dr Spector to the year 1893 to
witness a launch of a space cannon aimed at Mars. Players will
interact with many historical figures as Marie Curie, Thomas
Edison, Nikola Tesla, Theodore Roosvelt, H.G Wells, and dozens
GOG.com is the ultimate destination for downloadable DRM-free PC
games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all
time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much
more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an
extensive community component that allows players to rate, review
and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles
from respected game journalists. Visit
http://www.gog.com and start your exploration of
the best that gaming has to offer.