But, but, but.... (GoG.com gone... and back)

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But, but, but.... (GoG.com gone... and back)

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WHY!?
GoG.com wrote:Dear GOG users,

We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.

We're very grateful for all support we've received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming.

This doesn't mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.

On a technical note, this week we'll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

All the best,
GOG.com Team
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Calm down Dusty old boy, it looks like everythting is going to be fine:
On September 19, 2010, the website for the company was changed to a message that appeared to suggest GOG.com was shutting down, and would offer those that had already purchased games a means to download them later. However, Internet forums discovered that this "shut down" came after a news item that CD Projekt would have an announcement about the service on September 22, 2010. A spokesperson for Good Old Games reiterated that the site is not being shut down, and confirmed news would be forthcoming about changes to the service. A clarification posted on the site on September 20, 2010, said they had to shut down the site temporarily "due to business and technical reasons", with industry journalists believing the shutdown may be related to the nature of DRM-free strategy, based on Twitter messages from the company.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Old_Games

Well, except for that last comment, which is kind of worrying...
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I'm still either confused or misled.
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me too. I hope it comes back better than ever.
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Hurray, it was a joke!... jerks
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On the one hand I should be p*** off, though to a certain extent the idea does seem to be clever... drum up interest for your website by pretending you are going to take it down. Still, to retierate the words of the great and wise profit Dusty, jerks!
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