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. 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.