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DRM Free Games Sales Orgy With GOG's Double Insomnia Promo

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Since earlier yesterday and till next Friday a new Insomnia Promo is taking place at GOG.com, the first one since this store started supporting Linux. Both heavily discounted classics and recently released games are available during this promotion... with a catch. All sales are offered in limited quantities and when they are all gone, and they usually go very fast, they are gone for good (well, not really, as most games will probably appear again). Hence the Insomnia bit in the promo's name, as you cannot afford the luxury to sleep if you don't want to miss on anything great.

About the Promo (Official)

The Double Insomnia Promo will feature more games than ever, and two simultaneous pools: Seasoned classics and Fresh new titles.

All sales are offered in limited quantities, and the number of copies remaining is labelled with a huge counter on the front page. There are two pools, and only one game from either pool can be on sale at one time. Once a game sells out, another will immediately take its place so that two are always available. If you missed your chance, fear not but keep your eyes open! Your favourite one will probably be back. Insomnia mercilessly goes on, day and night, until every single unit is gone - like a carousel of deals. You might even have a chance to get a free game, if you're lucky that is.

GOG are hanging out on Twitch.tv/GOGcom for 96 consecutive hours: community streamers, GOG.com staff, and an endless stream of games!

A lot of the offered games so far were available for Linux, and at the time of writing I've already bought 6 of them. I cannot wait to see what else will be coming our way, and which games will be available for free!

Remember, you can see many different sales for Linux on our Sales Page from many different stores. Sadly, Steam has to be done manually, as they don't have an official API for it. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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pd12 3 March 2015 at 9:55 am UTC
Is there any way to find out which games are in the 2 pools?
sonic 3 March 2015 at 10:14 am UTC
muntdefems: what was the first age of linux gaming?
muntdefems 3 March 2015 at 10:29 am UTC
pd12Is there any way to find out which games are in the 2 pools?

None that I know of. My guess is that they will start repeating offers today, so chances are that you'll find what you want if you keep an eye on GOG's main page every now and then.


sonicmuntdefems: what was the first age of linux gaming?

Click on my bio if you want to find out.
Maquis196 3 March 2015 at 12:06 pm UTC
Id argue the first golden age was when Loki was busting out some solid titles. Can't think of another one tbh!
pd12 3 March 2015 at 1:08 pm UTC
muntdefems
pd12Is there any way to find out which games are in the 2 pools?

None that I know of. My guess is that they will start repeating offers today, so chances are that you'll find what you want if you keep an eye on GOG's main page every now and then.
ugh ... I get why this sale is aptly named insomnia promo ... so tempting, yet sleep beckons ...
Skully 3 March 2015 at 1:15 pm UTC
I only buy old games from them. If they want to sell me newer titles, they would need to also supply a steam when possible.
I am unsure why they don't. Humble bundle does it with alot of games. You get a drm free download aswell as a steam key.
Best of both worlds.
Robert 3 March 2015 at 3:26 pm UTC
SkullyHumble bundle does it with alot of games. You get a drm free download aswell as a steam key. Best of both worlds.

Am I the only one who noticed the DRM free downloads are becoming more scarce over time in the Humble Store? Being a Steam reseller must be a more profitable business.
Shmerl 3 March 2015 at 5:15 pm UTC
SkullyI only buy old games from them. If they want to sell me newer titles, they would need to also supply a steam when possible.
I am unsure why they don't. Humble bundle does it with alot of games. You get a drm free download aswell as a steam key.
Best of both worlds.

Why would they supply anything for a competing service? If you need Steam, buy on Steam. Humble do it because they have some deal with Steam going on. And for the reference most of the games they sell are simply Steam resales. GOG do nothing of that sort because they compete with Steam directly. So I don't expect them to do it.
muntdefems 3 March 2015 at 7:14 pm UTC
muntdefemsMy guess is that they will start repeating offers today, so chances are that you'll find what you want if you keep an eye on GOG's main page every now and then.

Hah! I should become a medium/seer: just as I predicted, some games have began to re-appear a few hours ago. First within the seasoned batch, and a little later within the fresh one.

The bad news is that they seem to be appearing at about the same time as yesterday, so maybe we'll have to change our sleep habits in order to see all of the games on sale.
Robert 3 March 2015 at 8:50 pm UTC
4 games so far, I hope this madness will end soon.
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