The Best of Big Download: November 10-16

The holiday shopping season is about kick into high gear....keep your stress down about buying presents for your mother-in-law by checking out a week's worth of highlights from Big Download:

Exclusive features
  • Playing Together: Co-op in PC FPS Games: Doom started the whole co-op mod in PC shooters and we look back at the trend on the eve of the launch of Left 4 Dead.
  • Microsoft talks about Games For Windows Live plans: Microsoft's Michael Wolf gives us the 411 on their plans to revamp their Games For Windows Live service include their upcoming Marketplace additions.
  • America's Army AA3 screenshot comparisons: America's Army is developing an Unreal Engine 3 revamp of their free multiplayer shooter and we have detailed screenshot comparisons of both the current and upcoming versions.
  • League of Legends interview: We chat with Riot Games about their upcoming multplayer fantasy action-strategy game.
  • Reviews: We review the latest American McGee's Grimm episode King Midas
  • MODMonday: Our mod column this week is about a graphical revamp of Wolfenstein 3D, WolfGL
  • Big Iron: Our hardware column this week takes a look at the perils of system restores in PC rigs
  • Mac Monday: This week's look at gaming on the Mac takes a look at the recent fantasy RPG Kivi's Underground.
  • Independent Minds: Our regular look at the indie game scene takes a look at titles made with the Unity platform.
  • Boot Disk and Virtual Bargain Bin: Both our retro gaming and value priced game columns this week are about the turn based strategy game Disciples: The Sacred Lands.
  • Big Ideas: Our regular look at trends in gaming is all about game reviews and how useful they really are.
  • Freeware Friday: Our regular look at free games this week is about the procedural RTS game Dyson.
  • BigCast: Our weekly podcast on PC gaming has some guest chatters this time round from sister sites Joystiq and GameDaily.
  • Contests: We are giving our readers a way to win one of three copies of the PC version of Quantum of Solace and we still have beta codes to give out for Battleforge.



This article was originally published on Joystiq.