Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Nuclear » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:54 am

I would say that this is helping spread StarControl's beautiful name but...I'm pretty sure the only people who visit GOG are people old enough to be nostalgic about such "good" old games ::)-smf
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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by oldlaptop » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:00 am

Star Controller (http://starcontroller.com/?p=1776) wrote: I sent an e-mail to Paul and Fred about what they think about this addition to GOG. They informed me that “Atari’s right to publish these games expired years ago” and they were not contacted before the game as added. They’re not getting their share of the profits. In addition, Paul said that he made an attempt to contact GOG about this and hopefully resolve this.
Don't think I'd buy the thing until they get that resolved :?
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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Lukipela » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:56 pm

Yeah, I checked it out with Paul and he doesn't need us to beat on the big war drum (yet), but lets wait and see what happens there. good catch by Anthony, as always.

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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Anthony » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:12 am

Lukipela wrote:Yeah, I checked it out with Paul and he doesn't need us to beat on the big war drum (yet), but lets wait and see what happens there. good catch by Anthony, as always.
It's probably the best thing to do. I hope it works out in TFB's favor.

The only thing I can think of that may be similar to this was when GOG was selling a Colin McRae racing game and removed it from the catalouge due to a licensing agreement with Codemasters, although they never went into the specifics. Those who had already purchased it can continue to download it. http://www.gog.com/en/news/racing_week_ ... es/2009/07
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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Angelfish » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:19 am

So, now Anthony is part of TFB's webcare team?
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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Draxas » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:57 pm

Er, what? How is calling Atari out on distributing this without the rights to do so a bad thing? Would you want your work sold by someone else without your knowledge?

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Re: Star Control 1 & 2 re-released on GOG.com

Post by Lukipela » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:49 pm

Angelfish wrote:So, now Anthony is part of TFB's webcare team?
Er, we're pretty much all part of that team. Did you mean to post this on the Atari forum or something? :P-smf

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