One I've been meaning to point out for a while now is Zoom Platform. A games store that tries to appeal to "Generation X" with both new and classic games, DRM-free and they're continuing to build up their Linux support.
They don't have a whole lot available for Linux Native fans right now, with 26 titles currently tagged as supported including Sensible World of Soccer 96-97, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Judge Dredd and more but they're continuing to build it up.
Recently they updated a bunch of Duke Nukem titles that use DOSBox, to work better with both the DOSBox and DOSBox-X flatpaks and over the last few months they've added more titles. Just recently, they also added Linux support for Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, noting on Twitter a goal of theirs is to "support Linux as much as we can".
It's interesting to see a store that tries to appeal to the slightly older generation of gamers. As much as GOG tried to in the past, they've long since moved their focus much more onto modern releases. So perhaps some older readers might want to keep an eye on Zoom Platform.
Quoting: damarrinThe logo is VERY unfortunate. As is the name, really. Both for different reasons.
Edit: I realise they probably were around before the stupid war, so why should change their logo. Still... it was the first thing that came to mind.
I'm not willing to hand over my alphabet to a lunatic. In my book Z stands for fun, joy, enthusiasm, sharing, caring.
Quoting: HamishIf they can get the native Postal 2 updates sold outside of Steam that would be me saying hallelujah.They do, and in fact, tend to be more up-to-date then gog on that matter.
Also, still in the Postal series, they are the only ones officially packaging original mod versions of known Postal 2 extensions such as Apocalypse Weekend, A very Postal Christmas & Eternal Damnation to quote only those, as well as being the only sellers of Postal 3 currently, after the Akella departure and removal of the game on Steam, due to perpetual licensing and having a DRM-free build.
Quoting: redmcgTo be fair; at our age, what doesn't hurt?QuoteSo perhaps some older readers might want to keep an eye on Zoom Platform."Older readers". This hurt.
even purchasing used games seems more usefull to me, at least you are giving money to an consumer that might use it to purchase another new game that is still being produced.
Quoting: elmapulif we buy those games, those companies will make more games like those? no? so what is the point?
* owning the games you love(d)?
* maybe - depending on what they agreed upon decades ago - sending some money to the people having made these games? (This might be unlikely.)
* making those who sell it dig up more treasures from the past? (People keep talking about "abondonware" and how they totally unselfishly rescue these games from vanishing - how about doing the same in a undoubtedly legal way?)
* playing the games?!?
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Quoting: CybolicNapping.Quoting: redmcgTo be fair; at our age, what doesn't hurt?QuoteSo perhaps some older readers might want to keep an eye on Zoom Platform."Older readers". This hurt.
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Quoting: elmapuleven purchasing used games seems more usefull to me, at least you are giving money to an consumer that might use it to purchase another new game that is still being produced.Too risky! They might use that money for drugs, or worse, mobile games with ads and micro-transactions!
This is not good!
They have several games of my younger years that bring back a ton of memories.. that GOG doesn't have. Also they have the original Race Driver grid (though I already have it), which is surprising since that was yanked from sale years ago.
This is terrible!
My wallet may end up a bit more empty after this
Now the question is, is there a downloader like lgogdownloader for zoom?
PS: Joking aside, thanks for the heads up.. I've already found several games I'm thinking of buying... not good!
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