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Online seller of past-their-prime games GOG.com is back, claiming not to have closed down but mere come out of beta status.

Given GOG.com has been around for two years, that's one heck of a 'testing' phase - which just goes to show how misused and redundant the term has become these days.

Rather than move from a closely controlled testing period into full public participation, the site has simply redesigned, added links to social networking services, and rolled out some titles from the vaults of toy giant Hasbro, most notably Baldur’s Gate: The Original Saga.

The new site goes live at 1pm today, GOG - aka Good Old Games - said.

Fortunately, it will be maintaining its policy of releasing games without DRM impediments - one of the factors that won in so many fans in the first place.

Still, that doesn't excuse the doom-laden missives posted on the site earlier this week stating that the founders were "closing down the service" with no indication that the move was merely temporary.

To its credit, the company apologised for the confusion it caused, and attributed the apparent closure to "business and technical" factors. ®

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