Good Guy Good Old Games Holds a Special Government Shutdown Sale


Video game download site Good Old Games has long been known for their incredible deals and nearly unrivaled collection of classic PC titles available for download, but only those that regularly follow them will catch on to their often tounge-in-cheeck sales that in some way usually reflect some sort of event going on in the gaming world.

This time, however, they’re reaching beyond the gaming world to join the ever growing discussion regarding the government shutdown by offering a shutdown special, where any furloughed employee can send a picture of their furlough letter to (let it be known this sale is less subtle than those in the past) by October 11th at 12:00 PM and get a series of politically inspired titles like “The Guild,” “Capitalism Plus,” “Capitalism 2,” “Tropico Reloaded,” and “Alpha Centauri,” for free. To help understand the difficulties of balancing finances and providing health care, you also get “Theme Hospital,” and, in a move which GOG assures people is unrelated to the root cause of this shutdown, the whole thing is topped off by the classic FPS “Redneck Rampage.”

Even if you’re not a recently released government employee, you can still get in on the action as all of these games are on sale for the length of the free offer.

While it would probably be best in the future if video game sales are not targeted specifically at the unemployed, serious kudos has to go to the good guys over at GOG for giving those that are more frustrated with the government than the rest of us right now, a chance to show their employer how its done.

Or, in the case of “Redneck Rampage” show some extraterristials why Amurica is spelled with a double barrel.


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