GOG.com offering Fallout 1, 2, Tactics free for next 20 hours
Good Old Games has a holiday treat for Fallout fans by offering the first three games of the franchise — typically a $30 purchase — completely free, no funding (or DRM) required. The promotion ends Saturday at 9AM EST and has barely under 20 hours left as of this writing, which still leaves eager players plenty of time to make an account and get their free downloads.
Unlike Steam, GOG.com does not utilize a client interface and allows customers to retain full ownership of any downloaded software, as opposed to most modern user-license arrangements. The site also proudly boasts that its downloads never contain any form of digital rights management software, and may be saved by the customer to any storage device for an unlimited amount of time. Most games offered also have extra goodies available as well, such as wallpapers and soundtracks.
Fallout and Fallout 2 are the property of Interplay Entertainment; Fallout: Tactics is the property of 14 Degrees East. And if I didn’t know any better, I’d probably say that Vault Tec had a hand in all this somewhere, too.