New Service Aims to Attract Gamers

AOL has teamed up with Weblogs, Inc. to launch a new PC and Mac game service focused on free downloads.

BigDownload.com features game downloads and demos along with reviews, news, and industry analysis. Weblogs, Inc. provides the reviews and other text-based content while AOL Games delivers the software offerings.

The service won’t require any sign-up process. AOL says there are also no plans to initiate fees or subscriptions.

The site already looks to have a fairly wide offering of downloads and game-based reading. Right now, the top games being grabbed are a SPORE Creature Creator demo and a Diablo II demo (for Windows and Mac). The latest articles include a look at the role of story in video games and a preview of Quantum of Solace, the upcoming Bond game by Activision.

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