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Free Alien Swarm Release

Steam now offers the promised free release of an updated version of Alien Swarm, which includes the complete code base for the game. They say: "Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK."

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7. Re: Free Alien Swarm Release Jul 19, 2010, 18:13 Bucky
 
Given how common preloads are, it seems more likely to me that Valve is using this release as a way to test their infrastructure. A solid 2 GB download, during peak hours with high demand. Plus, it's free, so any complaints are easily disregarded (after all, it's FREE).


I'm probably looking too far into it, but in truth the lack of preload doesn't matter to me one bit. My world won't end because I have to wait a little while for a free game that's fun.
 
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