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."