The Week in Demos and Patches: February 3rd – 9th



Saturdays are usually slow around here, and everywhere else for that matter. Saturday afternoons especially. Whether you are recovering after a late Friday night full of binge drinking which you ended by mooning passing cars on the freeway while your friend – sans drivers license – was driving or are just really bored and tired of looking at Lolcats hour after hour, then stop reading this run-on sentence of mine and download a patch for your game or a demo or two.

This week, demos were scarce again. I don’t know if the gaming companies are getting stingy or just really don’t have anything to give us – whatever the case is, it would be nice to see some more trickling in. Patches were in abundance again though, and I have listed the most popular ones below.

Demos that hit this week include:

  • Dangerous High School Girls: Mac and PC gamers will travel to 1920s Brigiton, USA were this fantastical little town is the home of wily young girls, steadfast boys, and small-minded adults. Here you will gather your gang in the days of Mae West, Clara Bow, and Marlene Dietrich.
  • Penumbra Black Plague:Paradox Interactive has released a demo which includes the four first levels of the game.
  • Theatre of War: This demo is built with all of the relevant “Uber” (v1.10.0.81) patch features in play including the new advanced Line of Sight system, radically improved performance across the board as well as enhanced AI behavior.

Patches that hit this week include:

  • Spaceforce Captains - English edition will add a new feature in the round-based strategy game and provide game improvements! The update will enable the game’s multiplayer mode so that you can start to fight for the stars together with your friends!
  • Combat Mission Shock Force – For Battlefront and Gamersgate, this all inclusive patch introduces a brand new and advanced high fidelity spotting and line of sight system to the game in addition to a multitude of other gameplay enhancements and changes.
  • Gothic 3 -Spellbound Software has issued a patch updating Gothic 3 to v1.6. – huge patch release notes are available when you click the link.
  • Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos – Blizzard has released new patch updating Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos to v1.21b. It includes the same fixes as before (adds 2 new maps, tweaks to older maps and the usual exploit, bug and crash fixes) but also removes the cd-check. Patch also available in the following languages: French, German, Italian, and Korean.

Check back next week for more, and for the full list of demos and patches, go here and here.

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