Free Day of Defeat weekend underway

Valve offers PC users three days of complimentary WWII shootin' with its Source-based first-person shooter.

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PC gamers looking for a cheap weekend of fragging buddies got some good news from Valve Software today. The developer is offering up Day of Defeat: Source for free throughout the weekend. Starting today, gamers can grab the shooter through Steam, the company's digital download service, and play for no charge. The trial period ends Sunday, February 12, at midnight PST.

Day of Defeat: Source is a World War II mod based on the Source engine, the same game engine that powers Valve's Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source. In the first-person shooter, players suit up as a member of the axis or the allies and then try to fill each other full of lead. The game lets cybersoldiers pick from different classes--such as snipers and machine gunners--and it focuses on team-based gameplay.

DoD: Source was released in September of 2005, and costs $19.99 when buying it directly from Valve. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's review.

Discussion

13 comments
moocow21
moocow21

Awesome move by Valve. I hope they, and other companies do this more often. I've been playing this game lately and I just might pick it up next time I see it in stores. $20 is definately worth this game.. Definately my favorite WW2 fps out there right now.

WPack911
WPack911

Pretty Good game I played for about 3 hrs today for the first time and it was fun.

GyRo567
GyRo567

So far all the Source ports are inferior to their Quake/Half-Life engine counterparts.

Sturm08
Sturm08

I think this is an awesome move by Valve. It's like a demo on steroids. Hopefully more developers (and Valve again!) do this. DOD is a great game.

mdotmu
mdotmu

lol... why did news just came out? i played the game about an hour ago... so what gives?

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

As price declines, demand goes up.

jmangafan
jmangafan

Awesome, damn my dial up though.