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VU Games Gives Away Ground Control, Soundtracks 30

Posted by simoniker
from the excellent-tactic dept.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing to the free download page for PC RTS title Ground Control over at FilePlanet, "released for free" to help promote newly released Ground Control II, in a similar move to the recent free availability of VU Games' Tribes I and Tribes II. VU Games has also released the soundtrack to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay for free download, as composed by Gustaf 'Lizardking' Grefberg, and previous free MP3 soundtracks have included Metal Arms: Glitch In The System and The Hobbit.
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VU Games Gives Away Ground Control, Soundtracks

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 26, 2004 @03:05PM (#9538488)
    I wish game developers would realise that a lot of people refuse to use the service because it requires you to sign up and sign in when you want to get something. It's not worth it. Their loss. They could have just set up a bittorrent.
  • by WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) <sexwithanimals@gmail.com> on Saturday June 26, 2004 @03:32PM (#9538607) Homepage
    Lots of companies that offer demos are moving to bittorrent. The only problem is there are zero seeds and zero peers. For something like this, a full game being given away for free, I could see using bittorrent.. One existing problem, though, is most people who are downloading have upload speeds that are just a fraction if their download speed. And there's no real motivation (other than "You Just Should") for sharing after your download is done.

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