DEFCON Gold

The Darwinia Website (thanks Frans) has word that DEFCON is gold, offering a photo of the gold master disk for the global wargame as provenance. Word is: "After a staggering Five Months worth of beta testing, Defcon has finally gone gold. The master disk has been produced, checked, and sent away for manufacturing. The downloads are ready. We are on schedule for launch at 6.00pm GMT, Friday 29th September. It's all rather exciting."
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For the price, definitely worth it...
Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
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For the price, definitely worth it... Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
 
...Even if I play it only 10-20 times online. It's simple enough to get into and revives fond memories of WOPR/Joshua from Wargames (especially for those who first saw the movie years ago). If I don't like online play there's singleplayer action. The game can be set to real-time (for a very neat office game) or time can be ramped up for quicker action.

No, the story is not as deep as an RPG and the game is not as graphically intense as Prey or Half-Life 2 (or Donkey Kong). Does it have to be? No, and that is not the point.

The example videos easily advertise my expectations of the game.

Comparisons to Superpower 2: The only way this game can be compared to Superpower 2 is that it deals with conflicts between other nations in a modern setting and using the globe is the main focus of the interface. It's not a deep (and yawning) simulator like Superpower 2, and I'm happy for that because it will keep more people playing. I'm also willing to bet it will not be initially bug ridden like Superpower 2.

Finally, it doesn't install StarForce on your system like Superpower 2 does. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist).

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