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The Long Dark is leaving GOG tomorrow although it will still get updates

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Here's a curious one, the survival adventure The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio is going to be leaving GOG.

What's even stranger, is that GOG have an agreement with the developer that anyone who currently owns it or purchases it up until it leaves will still get updates to it. This only usually happens when developers are unhappy with GOG in terms of features, service or the "hassle" of supporting more than one store.

Here's what GOG said on their forum:

We'd like to give you a heads-up that on November 7th, 2pm UTC, The Long Dark will be removed from our catalog. 

If you were not sure whether you wish to have this exploration-survival game or not, now is a good time to decide :) 

Those who already own the games, or will purchase them before this Wednesday, will of course still be able to access them through their library. All owners will also have access to updates even after the game’s removal.

They also clarified here the agreement on updates.

No reason, however, has been given by either party on why this is happening, so I have reached out to Hinterland to see if they can let us know why and I will update this article if they reply. I don't want to speculate on it too much, but perhaps it's as a result of GOG's recent dumb tweet.

So after November 7th (tomorrow) you will have either Humble Store or Steam. If you decide you want it on GOG, find it here for now.

Hat tip to Doomguy in our Discord.

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Brisse 6 November 2018 at 11:12 am UTC
Cestarian
ixnariI must be jaded as hell, because I thought that tweet was pretty funny. That said, GOG's use of that particular hashtag while this whole anti-trans kerfuffle is going on might not have been the best idea. I would still very much like to hear Hinterland's reason why they've decided to pull their game from GOG.

Yeah, it actually seems it's unlikely to be caused by a twitter post, if that was the reason they'd have publicly stated it already as it's basically nothing more than a publicity stunt (albeit targeting the people who won't buy your games in the first place).

I'd like to know as well what made them want to leave.

How is that unlikely? Several other developers have pulled their games due to this recent Twitter debacle while giving official statements on how it's not acceptable behaviour from a games store. The timing actually suggests that this is the reason even though Hinterland hasn't given any explanation.
liamdawe 6 November 2018 at 11:28 am UTC
Brisse
Cestarian
ixnariI must be jaded as hell, because I thought that tweet was pretty funny. That said, GOG's use of that particular hashtag while this whole anti-trans kerfuffle is going on might not have been the best idea. I would still very much like to hear Hinterland's reason why they've decided to pull their game from GOG.

Yeah, it actually seems it's unlikely to be caused by a twitter post, if that was the reason they'd have publicly stated it already as it's basically nothing more than a publicity stunt (albeit targeting the people who won't buy your games in the first place).

I'd like to know as well what made them want to leave.

How is that unlikely? Several other developers have pulled their games due to this recent Twitter debacle while giving official statements on how it's not acceptable behaviour from a games store. The timing actually suggests that this is the reason even though Hinterland hasn't given any explanation.
You know, I haven't actually heard of any that did. Care to note a few?
Patola 6 November 2018 at 11:38 am UTC
I can't believe that such a bland joke with nothing that vilifies the "won't be erased" motto stirs up that amount of controversy. Really. And some commenters here still reiterate that it might offend some people? Come on...
With this hysterical, irrational reaction you guys are only getting support to the other side, because very few people want to live in a world where every few random words "offend" someone and result in backlash with business consequences.
Leopard 6 November 2018 at 11:43 am UTC
OMG , what is wrong with using a hashtag that really goes on with what GOG ( Good Old Games ) claimed when it is first came out?

Is hashtags are proprietary things now?

I think GOG didn't do any wrong with it , just usual SJW's trying to attack everyone who doesn't agree with them or just not giving actual care what they're doing.
Brisse 6 November 2018 at 11:46 am UTC
liamdawe
Brisse
Cestarian
ixnariI must be jaded as hell, because I thought that tweet was pretty funny. That said, GOG's use of that particular hashtag while this whole anti-trans kerfuffle is going on might not have been the best idea. I would still very much like to hear Hinterland's reason why they've decided to pull their game from GOG.

Yeah, it actually seems it's unlikely to be caused by a twitter post, if that was the reason they'd have publicly stated it already as it's basically nothing more than a publicity stunt (albeit targeting the people who won't buy your games in the first place).

I'd like to know as well what made them want to leave.

How is that unlikely? Several other developers have pulled their games due to this recent Twitter debacle while giving official statements on how it's not acceptable behaviour from a games store. The timing actually suggests that this is the reason even though Hinterland hasn't given any explanation.
You know, I haven't actually heard of any that did. Care to note a few?

Here's one: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-24-journeyquest-maker-cancels-contract-with-gog-over-transphobic-tweets
slapin 6 November 2018 at 11:53 am UTC
Too bad SJWs control any aspect of life now. One can't say anything without making a bunch of people offended and having activists on your tail.

When in good old 2005 I worked on software first line support for a bit, we there were clearly instructed to never provide help to people when they ask, just listen to them, uncderstand them, comfort them, but never provide technical help unless people insist. In this case we should have provided redirection call to "specialist" (which was just another person in the same room). This was because of hysterical outbreaks of people, who were not calling for technical help but for comfort. They just wanted to talk. And if they got technical help instead, they just stopped paying for support contracts.

The good thing was that in Internet technical forums people wanted technical support, so one could talk freely. Now if you just help people on forum I see the same as was my old shitty job - constant hysterical outbreaks on you because people come on tech forums not to get tech help, but to socialize and force their political agenda, pretending to want answers to tech questions. So if I accidentally help such person I'm generally become persona non grata, as people build hate mob against me, for saying something these SJWs fight agains. Or just start accusing of being rude, trying very hard to prove that I specially selected words to hide attempt to insult them. Or just accusing me of being sexist or white (I'm not even US citizen and US madness still haunts me!). So common attack by ambush.

This reminds me of 90s when Feminists were rising and their activists allowed men to help them on street (like out of bus, with heavy bags, etc.) then accused the victim of harassment or even some kind of rape they invented. This effectively made men stop helping women on street at all, as nobody wanted to be arrested.

Now that behavior prevented me from helping people on some tech forums. And things become worse each year. I hope somebody will do something about this eventually, as this effectively kills free speech and good will in communities.
kuhpunkt 6 November 2018 at 11:57 am UTC
CestarianHow could anyone even interpret that as something political or bad? And why should anyone give a single fuck about what people who are dumb and autistic enough to be triggered by that think?

It was tasteless, because the issue the hashtag was about is rather serious. (Ab)using something like this to promote yourself is dumb. That has nothing to do with SJW or whatever... just human decency. And do you even know what autistic means?
Brisse 6 November 2018 at 11:58 am UTC
LeopardOMG , what is wrong with using a hashtag that really goes on with what GOG ( Good Old Games ) claimed when it is first came out?

Is hashtags are proprietary things now?

I think GOG didn't do any wrong with it , just usual SJW's trying to attack everyone who doesn't agree with them or just not giving actual care what they're doing.

It's important to note that this was the third time GOG made an insensitive tweet. First time might have been an honest mistake and people were forgiving and politely pointed out their mistake, but then it happened again and again and a pattern started forming.

No, of course hashtags aren't proprietary but do you not see how inappropriate it is to purposely hijack a hashtag about a current political/social issue and using it for advertising a games store?
kuhpunkt 6 November 2018 at 12:01 pm UTC
LeopardIs hashtags are proprietary things now?

I think GOG didn't do any wrong with it , just usual SJW's trying to attack everyone who doesn't agree with them or just not giving actual care what they're doing.

Of course hashtags aren't proprietary, but don't pretend that there was no given context. They used it at the very moment the situation became an issue. To use it was just dumb.
Windousico 6 November 2018 at 12:03 pm UTC
This is important: "GOG should focus only on games." Avoid political hashtags/discussions on gaming social networks/websites.
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