Matrix Games Forums

New Screenshots for Pike & ShotDeal of the Week Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTYCommand: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY is now available!Frontline : The Longest Day Announced and in Beta!Command gets Wargame of the Year EditionDeal of the Week: Pandora SeriesPandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now availableDistant Worlds Gets another updateHell is Approaching Deal of the Week Battle Academy
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Free Wargames for the Unemployed

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> Free Wargames for the Unemployed Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 4:36:04 PM   
DicedT

 

Posts: 172
Joined: 11/2/2006
Status: offline
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2012/11/08/publisher-offers-free-wargames-to-the-unemployed/
Post #: 1
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 5:01:19 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7995
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
GMT games are fantastic. When you think of how much it must cost in publishing a board wargame, then add shipping aswell. True gents and stars in the wargaming community.

They've done this every year for the past four years I think.




< Message edited by wodin -- 11/8/2012 5:04:06 PM >


_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to DicedT)
Post #: 2
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 6:10:40 PM   
doomtrader


Posts: 5320
Joined: 7/22/2008
From: Poland
Status: offline
I think it is very generous.
Why don't the computer developers with possibility to deliver the product for free are not doing this?

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 3
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 7:17:29 PM   
SuluSea


Posts: 2084
Joined: 11/17/2006
Status: offline
Classy, classy move.

_____________________________


”How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” ~ Samuel Adams

(in reply to doomtrader)
Post #: 4
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 7:40:25 PM   
Josh

 

Posts: 2315
Joined: 5/9/2000
From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: doomtrader

I think it is very generous.
Why don't the computer developers with possibility to deliver the product for free are not doing this?


Les is right, there is always "abandon ware" and "freeware" but there are also quite a few modern games that could just as well be given away for free, or maybe say 5 bucks.
Goodwill advertising for free.

(in reply to doomtrader)
Post #: 5
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/8/2012 8:24:10 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7995
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
Josh..GMT let you choose any two from any games instock, a couple of years ago I got Battle for Normandy and Leaping Lemmings..TBFH is listed at $145 then think shipping to the UK..so really abandon ware\freeware or still charging $5 for a new title wouldn't be in the same league. Plus the whole pointt if they are free and don't charge anything because they know it's going o people where are penny counts let alone every pound.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to Josh)
Post #: 6
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/9/2012 12:27:51 AM   
Sarge


Posts: 2819
Joined: 3/1/2003
From: the pale blue dot
Status: offline
iirc this is for “existing” customers, so unless you’ve supported GMT in the past when times were good or are a registered customer ………….

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 7
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/9/2012 2:14:08 AM   
Perturabo


Posts: 2268
Joined: 11/17/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: doomtrader

I think it is very generous.
Why don't the computer developers with possibility to deliver the product for free are not doing this?

You tell us.

_____________________________

Without social solidarity manifested in the form of welfare state, people inhabiting one territory are a non-nation of mortal enemies engaged in competition for survival.

(in reply to doomtrader)
Post #: 8
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/9/2012 8:15:57 AM   
doomtrader


Posts: 5320
Joined: 7/22/2008
From: Poland
Status: offline
Maybe because I never received such request.

(in reply to Perturabo)
Post #: 9
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/10/2012 1:37:02 PM   
fodder


Posts: 1853
Joined: 4/11/2010
From: Daytona Beach
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Sarge

iirc this is for “existing” customers, so unless you’ve supported GMT in the past when times were good or are a registered customer ………….


Still, I think it's a great move..


_____________________________


(in reply to Sarge)
Post #: 10
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/10/2012 6:50:20 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7995
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Sarge

iirc this is for “existing” customers, so unless you’ve supported GMT in the past when times were good or are a registered customer ………….



No true. I have benefited and haven't bought from them before.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to Sarge)
Post #: 11
RE: Free Wargames for the Unemployed - 11/12/2012 6:42:38 PM   
Arctic Blast


Posts: 1168
Joined: 4/4/2007
Status: offline
Very, very cool initiative by GMT.

_____________________________

Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 12
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> Free Wargames for the Unemployed Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.078