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Zak McKracken, Outlaws and more make the cut in latest GOG release! 19 Mar, 2015 / 5 comments

Now this is more like it. GOG.com has made six more LucasArts games available on its service, and the inductees are:

- Outlaws
- Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
- Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
- Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition (RIP vertical scrolling)
- The Dig
- Loom (Talkie version)

I am pleased by this direction. Naturally, some of those are already available on Steam, but that's fine because we want 'em all, and GOG has knocked 20% off those particular titles. (A savings of over a dollar!) The inclusion of Outlaws and Zak McKracken provokes a particularly hearty fist-pump from yours truly.

I'm now at the optimistic point where I think the only adventure games that will be skipped are the ones that have special editions coming. I use the plural form, because it would not surprised me if Double Fine tackled Full Throttle after Day of the Tentacle.

Anyway, exciting times. And if I find no reason to be a cynic, nobody should.

Comments: 5 / Source: GOG.com

5 Comments

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    Giygas on 20 Mar, 2015, 07:34…
    Oh my gosh! It's the FM-Towns Zack McKracken, too!
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    jp-30 on 19 Mar, 2015, 18:51…
    All our moaning has paid off!
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    Rum Rogers on 19 Mar, 2015, 17:49…
    Good times!
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    Jason on 19 Mar, 2015, 17:19…

    Laserschwert

    Also I'm pretty sure that Maniac Mansion will be included in the DOTT:SE, so that one won't be released separately either.



    Makes sense, although it would be nice if the game-within-a-game feature for the DOTT:SE allowed you to choose any version of Maniac Mansion you want.

    The multiple versions of the games, particular the pre-Fate of Atlantis games, represent occasionally valuable differences that I'm sad to see will be lost thanks to GOG having to pick one version. Loom is certainly the most egregious example, but I'm kind of a fool for having all the options.
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    Laserschwert on 19 Mar, 2015, 17:14…
    Also I'm pretty sure that Maniac Mansion will be included in the DOTT:SE, so that one won't be released separately either.

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