June 22nd, 2017

GOG offers freebies to anyone furloughed by American shutdown

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Oh, America. I want to put a sadface here, but an article isn’t the right place for that sort of thing.

The government shutdown has resulted in a huge number of people being furloughed. Some have taken it upon themselves to help out – there are banks offering free overdrafts to furlouged employees, and restaurants offering free food – and now GOG have jumped in, in a move that’s halfway between “quite sweet” and “ridiculously tasteless.”

If you’ve been furloughed, send them an email to [email protected] with a picture of you holding “the official furlough letter you received” and you’ll get The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Gold Edition, Alpha Centauri + Alien CrossfireTheme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage for free. That’s something, I suppose.

If you haven’t been furloughed then those games are all 50% off for the next 24 hours, which drops most of them to between $2.99 and $4.99. And just in case you were wondering why those games are on sale… “Shutdown Promo: Showing you how government works, in case yours doesn’t!” Yeeeah. Although how Redneck Rampage factors into that, I’m not sure.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.

    • Chas Holman

      This shutdown is SUPPOSED to hurt.. that is the whole frustrating thing about the GOP manufactured crises of URGENT CHOICE to start hurting Americans in general.

      If no one was hurt, there would be no shutdown, it is a political tool being used by evil men.

      Only ONE party COULD open the Government this very hour if they WANTED and it isn’t the Democrats.