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The Big Round-up: Monday, June 23

Your daily wrap-up of the hottest stories in PC gaming over the weekend.

Freeware Friday: Battleships Forever
This Friday brings us to all the way back to the very first Freeware Friday. Warning Forever, that classic I championed in the first article of this fine column, inspired a strategy game that has been nominated for an IGF award. It's also an excellent game, and will suck your life away if you give into the siren call of the custom content through manipulating the robust ship maker. I am, of course, talking about Battleships Forever by Sean "th15" Chan.

Steam Saturday: 6/21/08
This week (and probably many other weeks to follow), Valve owns the world of PC gaming. In addition to a week filled with excellent Team Fortress 2 news and excellent gaming compilations, two new games and two excellent weekend sales have made their way to the Steam digital distribution platform. Yes, we think it's safe to classify Steam as its own platform.

New gameplay videos coincide with Alone in the Dark release
The game that reboots the Alone in the Dark franchise hit retail shelves in Europe on Friday. It will release in North America on Tuesday. The reviews are trickling in, and so far it sounds like the game is a work of flawed genius. But reviews aren't the only harbingers of the the imminent release.

Eidos launches Tomb Raider Portal website
For Lara Croft fans, there's a new home for you on the 'Net. Tomb Raider Portal is to be your destination for all TR-related news. This is especially timely considering that the latest iteration of the franchise, Tomb Raider: Underworld, will be launching in November, on nearly every significant gaming platform.

ArchLord receives 3rd free expansion
ArchLord, Codemasters' free MMORPG, still seems to be going strong. Codemasters announced today the addition of a new free expansion (much like the Issues in City of Heroes or the 2.x patches in World of Warcraft) which increases the game world significantly. The expansion, along with the extra zone content additions, will also include a rebalancing as well as many new skills and items. The expansion isn't live yet, but Ed Relf of Codemasters says that it's "coming soon". It may have been reviewed poorly, but this free MMORPG still has some life left in her!

Indie Wrap-Up: June 14th - June 20th


We here at Big Download love indie games. From telling you about them, playing them, or offering downloads for them, we are all about helping lesser-known developers get their name out into the world. Each week on Saturday, we'll give you the Indie Wrap-up, a collection of all the indie news stories and features during the previous week.

It was a slow week on both the news and features fronts for the indie scene. No in-depths, no interviews, and no MODvelous Monday graced us this week, and the TIGSource Procedural Generation Competition has wrapped up. Here's looking at next week for more interesting indie news and features!

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Freeware Friday: Battleships Forever
James Murff takes a look at yet another freeware game. This time, it's the IGF finalist Battleships Forever!

Freeware Friday: Battleships Forever


Welcome to Freeware Friday, a weekly column showcasing excellent games that you can play free of charge!

This Friday brings us to all the way back to the very first Freeware Friday. Warning Forever, that classic I championed in the first article of this fine column, inspired a strategy game that has been nominated for an IGF award. It's also an excellent game, and will suck your life away if you give into the siren call of the custom content through manipulating the robust ship maker. I am, of course, talking about Battleships Forever by Sean "th15" Chan.

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