The Week in Demos and Patches: January 20-26

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Unless you have been living under a rock or in a run-down shack in Montana living like a mountain man, you missed out on the popular World of Warcraft and Hellgate: London patches this week. Other than those two, there is not much to report in the way of demos, patches, and gaming clients this week folks. Although this makes my job much easier considering the fact that I will have fewer things to list, I am disappointed in the lack of demos that we received. Oh well, I guess there is always next week.


  • Conflict: Denied Ops puts you in command of two hardened CIA paramilitary operatives in intense missions set across South America, Africa and Siberia. Experience ruthless real-world action. Go loud, go stealthy. Switch between your two-man squad under intense crossfire or join a buddy in the 2 player co-op campaign. Take cover as your surroundings are blown to pieces in massively destructible environments featuring Puncture Tech.
  • AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage demo will allow players to experience AVENCAST’s unique combat and spell casting system as they battle numerous demonic enemies. A tutorial will also be available to allow players to hone their skills before heading into battle.
  • Journeys of the Dragon Rider has an updated demo which has easier to use controls, which are available when using Easy and Normal difficulty levels, the ability to choose between four difficulty levels, instructions in the game including clear mission objectives, easy to use application launcher, an alternative sound configuration that may improve sound quality on some systems, and many more small improvements.


  • Napoleon in Italy: Matrix Games and Hussar Games have released a patch updating Napoleon in Italy to v1.05. The new v1.05 update includes a number of balance changes to the Piedmont armies and campaign, fixes an AI general issue and tweaks the balance for readiness and cohesion regeneration. In addition, this update includes a new expanded campaign historical background guide.
  • Depths of Peril: Patch fixes a few textures that show up as stripes on some graphics cards, gladius weapon, Blackguard Pauldron spelling, enemies spelling on found item npc text, sized 14 bag description, changed Shamshire to Shamshir, etc.
  • Age of Mythology: The Golden Gift, a new official Age of Mythology campaign produced by Ensemble Studios, follows the adventures of Brokk and Eitri, two dwarven brothers featured in the original Age of Mythology Fall of the Trident campaign. This four-scenario campaign follows the brothers’ first encounter with the god Loki and features all-new voice acting by the original actors.

Gaming Clients

  • Voyage Century Online is the first 3D nautical online game in MMORPG history. In the game, every featured player is the captain of his or her own battleship, they can sail it around the world as a courageous explorer, a canny merchant or a mysterious pirate, spread their reputation by exploring the huge continents for treasures, fortunes and glory.
  • Conquer Online client has been updated to v5009. Conquer Online is a free MMORPG featuring four playable classes (Warrior, Archer, Trojan and Taoist) which are customized with unique weapons and skill.
  • Elf Online update 3 has new in-game events which will be available and some major bus are fixed: Fixed the bug of can not upgrade Level 9 Cooking, the bug of visiting Wulong Village Career Agency, some bugs of unmatched quest item name, bugs of can not reply quest when quest is finished, bugs of in the text such as broken sentence and wrong words, and the price of some mall items has been altered.

For the complete list of demos, patches and gaming clients, please click on the respective links. Happy Gaming!

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