Good Old Games porting and selling awesome old DOS games

Oh hell yes. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. While sites like Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs have been incredibly good to my addiction to old-school DOS and Windows games, but more often than not it takes a lot of emulator tweaking, unofficial patching, and even command line magic to make those old things work. And along comes Good Old Games, my new lord and savior.

What they’ve done is basically ported all these great old games from yesteryear so that they work flawlessly (I hope) in XP and Vista, and they’re even throwing in stuff like map editors, add-ons, and support. Games should cost between $6 and $10, much like XBLA, PSN, and Virtual Console games, and I for one am willing to shell out for a legit copy of Descent 3 that doesn’t crash every time I get past this one level. It’ll be launched in September; click the link for a sampling of the games that will be available then. [via Shack News]

Here’s a few of the games that will be out there:

  • Descent 1-3
  • Descent Freespace 1 and 2
  • Fallout 2 and Tactics
  • MDK 1 and 2
  • Shattered Steel
  • Operation Flashpoint
  • Redneck Rampage

Oh boy!