With Christmas just around the corner, GoG.com kicks off it’s “Monstrous Winter Sale” with a deal that can’t be beat!
Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition for FREE!
The original BioWare title, Neverwinter Nights, was released for Windows back in 2002 and was the first computer-based RPG I ever paid hard earned American dollars for. The world is set within the Forgotten Realms campaign setting and uses a leveling progression system based off of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition ruleset. Did I play the hell out of it during the wee hours of the morning? Yes. Was my first character (and probably my only characters) a dwarven fighter? Yes. Does that mean anything to anyone who doesn’t know my penchant for playing Scotch-sounding, head-pounding, bone-breaking drunken ragamuffins? No, but I guess that means you should really get to know me ;).
I played through Shadows of the Undrentide and remember enjoying myself while doing so, but sometime before the release of Hordes of the Underdark, my computer fried and I lost my serial key (You know, those things you used to have to type in to get any program to work because designers want to know you paid for their stuff? Who’s laughing now, BioWare?! I am. I’m laughing). After that, I entertained buying the lot over again, but never got around to it.
Now my memory of playing the game is shadowy at best, so it is going to be AWESOME to install this game later this evening and not play it until the weekend because I’m an adult now and I have responsibilities. But when I do, I’m going to have great fun soaking in the various quests and giggle excitedly as my now outdated processor gleefully chugs through the calculations to run my game like a champ. I’m looking forward reliving some exciting moments, and perhaps hooking up with my co-host Brandon and maybe doing some online stuff. Hell, I might even buy all the other stuff that’s come out for it over the years. Not because I want to, but because my girlfriend’s completest mentality has rubbed off on me.
If you want to get in on the action, go to GoG.com, create an account, and get the game yourself! Then just for shits and giggles, how about sending us a message through the official Dueling Ogres Facebook or Twitter and maybe we can organize some friendly online questing? You know you want to! We’ll do some VOIP chats or something! It’ll be awesome!
*This in not a paid endorsement of GoG.com, BioWare, or any of its affiliates.
While he's not reminiscing fondly over his ill-gotten acorn collection, you can also catch him pretending to know anything at all about audio while trying to produce this train wreck they call a podcast in his "studio," which is nothing more than an multidimensional pocket shimmed between the fabric of space-time. That's where sasquatches live, you know.