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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn Full Version IMBACORE Friday, 19 March 2010

What was the last strategy game you played that had you so addicted you still think in the late hours of the night how to go about overcoming the defenses of stubborn AI-controlled bases that had obliterated every last unit you threw at them?

In all the years that I’ve been playing strategy games, the answer is one and the same: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn.

The answer amused and shocked me as a few weeks ago, as I was mopping up what was left of a GDI base, I exclaimed “Heh!” with a smug grin. I haven’t felt so triumphant since 12 years ago, back when 486 systems reigned supreme and I was playing ---

--- Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, the. Exact. Same. Game.

Command & Conquer owes its charm to the traditional you-against-a-dumb-AI-with-resources-as-prodigious-as-Bill Gates single player campaign scheme. It may be annoying for some but it certainly glues me to my keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Who can remember the frustration and challenge of throwing Medium and Mammoth Tanks at an Obelisk of Light while MLRS work on the laser tower from behind only to witness despairingly as the AI erects another obelisk seconds later?.Read more...

Full Spectrum Warrior Lag Stutter Framerate Problems and How to Solve Them Thursday, 18 March 2010

I recently came across the news that Full Spectrum Warrior had been released as a downloadable free full version shooter game years ago. I downloaded the installer, installed the game, and... got confounded. The game ran alright --- except that my mouse lagged big time, the intro stuttered, and the free PC FPS game produced abysmal framerates. Read more...

New GameStand Blog

After some consideration I have decided to move the GameStand blog from Wordpress to Blogger. I have done this for one simple reason; Wordpress took too much time and effort to maintain and was overly complicated for what I needed for a blog. So here we are.

Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction: IMBACORE

Back in 2002, a company named Ageia surfaced, bringing into the PC industry avant-garde hardware designed to offload physics calculations from the CPU. The hardware, a dedicated physics card (much like a separate sound card, only this one calculated physics, not audio) didn’t do so well, considering that enhanced physics didn’t produce game altering changes back in the early part of the decade. In 2008, Nvidia acquired Ageia, fusing the innovative physics technology with their video cards. Ageia might not have survived the decade, but their legacy, the hardware and the middleware PhysX, continues to live on in several games.

One of these is Warmonger: Downtown Destruction, a game developed by NetDevil. Now released as a downloadable free PC FPS game, Warmonger was made to fully integrate physics-related gimmicks into its multiplayer-centric gameplay. I couldn’t find any information on how Warmonger found its way into Nvidia’s downloadable Graphics Plus Power Packs but the free PC FPS multiplayer shooter now acts as the flagship of the bunch of freebies, giving players the whole nine yards of what it feels like to have a physics-intensive game.

Being a PhysX-centric game, when it comes to physics effects, Warmonger delivers in spades. The game is riddled with elements that flagrantly announce it to be a PhysX game. You turn a corner, a banner blocks your way, undulating and flapping in the breeze. You brush it aside and find yourself in an open area, cinders floating past you in a realistic manner as you run towards the sound of a firefight. You arrive at the scene and hastily take cover behind a concrete barrier as a hostile opens up with his chaingun. The concrete cover you ran from breaks apart in chunks. You take a bead, alt-fire, and launch a grenade. The thing sticks on the chaingunner. He runs towards you, in a desperate attempt to take you with him but blows apart several feet away, chunks of meat flying in all directions. These little things thoroughly immerse you in the urban-themed arenas of this free PC first-person shooter. Read More...

Review: Downloadable PC Free FPS Multiplayer Shooter - Full Game Warmonger: Downtown Destruction Review [IMBACORE]

3 Classic Command & Conquer Games are Now Available as Freeware Tuesday, 16 February 2010

3 Classic Command & Conquer Games are Now Available as Freeware

EA recently released the classic Command & Conquer game Tiberian Sun and the expansion pack Firestorm. This means that the first 3 titles from the epic real time strategy franchise are now freely available for download on GameStand.

Tiberian sun continued the Story from the original Command & Conquer (Tiberian Dawn). the main storyline follows the second war between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod taking place in 2030, roughly 30 years after the end of Command & Conquer.

This download also includes the Firestorm expansion pack

Download - 1.3GB

Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996)

Red Alert was the prequel to the original Command & Conquer (Tiberian Dawn). Set in a alternative universe where Eienstein travels back in time a kills Hitler allowing the Soviet Union power to dominate Europe. Allied Forces battle an aggressive Soviet Union for control over the European mainland.

Download - 1GB

Command & Conquer [Tiberian Dawn] (1995)

The first of the Command & Conquer games which saw the struggle between the the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod as they fight for control over the mysterious resource Tiberium.

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and Firestorm Released as Freeware: IMBACORE

That's right, EA has released two new chapters in the war against Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod as free strategy games. I'll download this over the weekend and "take the guns for a spin."

Download - 1.2GB

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Free Full Version PC Strategy Games News: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and Firestorm Released as Freeware [IMBACORE]