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If you want a retro PC game, you won't be able to check Good Old Games for it. It seems the service has closed down for the time being.

"We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep the way it is. We've debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we've decided that simply cannot remain in its current form," reads a letter to users on the service's homepage.

"This doesn't mean the idea behind is gone forever. We're closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await," the letter continues. "On a technical note, this week we'll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games."

GOG provided DRM-free copies of all the games they sold. It's possible they're taking the service down so they can implement some sort of copy protection. This tweet by the official GOG account this weekend is illuminating: "Sometimes it's really hard being DRM-free... hard to keep things the way they are and keep management and publishers happy :(".

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