Good ol’ Games Trolls Everyone: Back Online Tomorrow
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The co-founders of Good ol’ Games appeared garbed as monks, flagellating themselves and begging apologies for a stunt turned sour. Despite indications that Good ol’ Games was shutting down, the truth is revealed: it was simply a prank to draw attention to the website’s relaunch. The website currently contains the following message:
“First of all we would like to apologize everyone who felt deceived or harmed in any way by us closing down GOG.com without any warning and without giving access to your games. We apologize for that from the bottom of our hearts!” the notice reads.
In the video, the founders bemoan a games industry that has become increasingly rigid and self-serious. Their prank was an attempt to reintroduce some of the playfulness not seen since the early 90s. I have to say – it does remind me of some of the goofy antics pulled by garage developers. Given the bitter reactions by most gamers, they’re dead on in saying that nobody has a sense of humor anymore.
The site relaunch is promised to come with some big announcements, so we’ll keep an eye out.
[via Good ol' Games]