Hey you! Do you like free games? Of course you do. Is it hard to find quality free games? Damn right it is.
So the guys over at Dev-Fire have created this awesome app that brings the best of free to your download queue. Think Steam for the free world, without the annoying resource hogging, and you get Game Downloader.
It features a clean interface and is portable too, so you can load it on your flash drive and carry it wherever you go. The bonus is (tested on Windows, so correct me if it’s not so on other platforms) that it downloads the full installers of the game, which you can then reuse on as many PCs as you want, unlike certain other platforms that makes you download everything over and over again.
Just select the your favourite game category from the dropdown, choose a game and click Download. Building your gaming repertoire has never been this easy!
Star Trek Online has decided to join the Free-To-Play bandwagon. Yesterday was the official launch date, so expect the starter areas to be pretty crowded for the next few weeks. I’ll be downloading it tonight, with a full review after a few days’ play.
Here’s the official intro on the Star Wars Online website:
In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale.
In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star.
Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.
I’m looking forward to the ship customization, and the screenshots look gorgeous, so let’s hope for the best. Here’s the registration link – Star Trek Online - so get cracking! Oh, and if you get in there before me, feel free to write a review, or your thoughts and send it to me, or post a comment below.
More than a year ago I posted about beta-testing Lego Universe. The times I managed to play was extremely enjoyable – the idea was fresh, the building and exploring options were stunning, the subscribers refused to bite…
As of today there’s only 2 months left for you to try this gem before they pull the plug on the great Lego server in the sky. I guess this is just another example of how the free-to-play market is dominating and subscription-based MMOs don’t stand a chance anymore. Even WoW now offers a “free forever” option – extremely limited, but it’s there.
Here’s the official post:
We are very sad to announce that LEGO Universe will be closing on Janurary 31, 2012. This was a very difficult decision to make, but unfortunately LEGO Universe has not been able to attract the number of members needed to keep the game open.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to share this adventure wiith an amazing community of players. We hope you will continue to enjoy LEGO Universe for the last few months. As a thank you, if you are a paying subscriber on December 31, 2011, we will provide you the full game for the final month for free. Click here for the details.
Again, we want to thank the fantastic community of players who made LEGO Universe such a vibrant, fun and creative experience.
(You can discuss this article on the message boards)
The LEGO Universe Team