Yeah yeah, Steam sale, but if you’re in the mood for Old Games (the ‘Good’ part is debatable), you might want to check out GOG’s Interplay sale. The retailer has discounted lots of classic/ancient PC games including MDK, Messiah, Stonekeep, Lionheart and….OK, so it’s not the best sale in the world. I mainly find it interesting because of what’s missing: namely, Descent 1, 2 and 3, which have mysteriously vanished from the store.
There’s a reason for that, as explained by Parallax Software’s Matt Toschlog & Mike Kulas, who hold the rights to the Descent series.
‘Parallax Software still exists and still owns the copyrights to the Descent games. Under our 21-year-old agreement, Interplay has the exclusive rights to sell Descent and Descent II, and they have been doing so on Good Old Games and Steam.
‘The problem is that Interplay has not paid to Parallax any royalties since 2007.