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Project Powder

Contrary to your first thought, this isn’t a cocaine simulator, but rather a top notch snowboarding simulator that’s free to play after registration on the Project Powder website. If you can imagine a Tony Hawk’s title overrun by anime characters, then you’re basically in the Project Powder zone, as it combines fast paced and visually rocking snowboard action across a variety of tracks with a racer whose appearance can be customised during the setup process.

There’s a well paced and simple tutorial to go through at the start of the game which will teach you everything from basic movement to combining jumps, tricks and twists for maximum combo points, but nothing will prepare you for your first online race against other players. It’s fun filled chaos as you and up to 7 opponents fly at breakneck speeds around often geometrically impossible tracks, often flying clean off hairpin turns and into oblivion. Barrels of fun whether you’re amateur or pro, Project Powder is an excellent tongue in cheek foray into snowboarding goodness. Download it now and get airborne.
Smashball~BASQUASH! (Only I'll get that reference probably)
Smashball is a fast-paced, ultra violent first-person sports shooter. Two teams use super-human maneuvers, a real-physics grappling hook and high-powered weaponry to try to get a single ball into their opponent's goal. On the league web site, players can see match stats, create teams and participate in our cash tournaments!

Key features:

* INCREDIBLE MOBILITY! Smashball players can use their Turbo Moves to amp up their speed. The Grappling Hook can be used to swing across open areas and wrap around corners. Combining the two allows for supreme feats of acrobatics.
* INTENSE ACTION! Play is focused on The Ball. Every second has to be used to score Runs or Shots on the enemy goal. Players in four different Positions run plays with trick Passing while trying to knock each other out. All weapons have infinite ammo, and players Regenerate Health. A brutal Charge is the best way to knock out or kill a player.
* CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION! Players get XP for playing, and can buy special Skills when they gain Levels. Skills are used in-game to tailor your character's capabilities for specific roles. There is an entire dimension of strategy in picking the right combination of skills.
* BUILT-IN LEAGUE PLAY! When you play, the game will automatically register you for the Intergalactic Smashball League. Through the league web site you can create or join Teams and compete in Tournaments for Prizes! The league

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First Person Shooters

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This is Midway's Area 51, a first-person shooter from 2005, complete and free to play. You take on the role of a military squad commander sent in to investigate a base contaminated by an alien mutagenic virus.

"The U.S. Army has received a distress signal from Area 51 where a viral outbreak has just shut down the research facility and the automated quarantine procedures have locked all scientific and military personnel inside. A small Special Forces unit including Specialist Ethan Cole of the HAZMAT (hazardous materials) Division is sent to investigate.

As Cole, players delve into the massive levels within the confines of Area 51, only to discover a deadly mutagenic side effect of the virus that controls the minds of those infected, as well as an ancient alien colony buried beneath the facility. Players will uncover the truth behind chilling conspiracies as they come across the remnants of the extraterrestrial crash at Roswell, alien autopsies, and the faked lunar landing. Cole must solve the enigma of Area 51 before the viral mutagen is released and irrevocably mutates all life on Earth."
Wolfenstien Enemy Territory
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was originally planned as an add-on for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but soon became it's own game, a separate entity with full single player, multiplayer, AI opponents and teammates! Well that didn't happen and what we got, while less than planned, is amazing...and FREE! Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free, stand-alone multiplayer only product, which means it's for online play only, but all you need is what you download. You do not need anything else to play Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, than what you download for free. No Return to Castle Wolfenstein, no additional file packages or monthly charges, just one phat lump of action, and did I mention it was free? (Sorry but people still can't believe it).
F.E.A.R. Combat
F.E.A.R. combat is the multiplayer aspect of the game F.E.A.R. and has been a free community experience since before launch.
Battlefield Heroes
Battlefield Heroes features a modified conquest mode providing each team 50 tickets and eventually one flag at the start of the round. Killing enemies and holding more flags than the opposing army will progressively reduce their number of tickets. The game also features matchmaking, to keep players of the same level together. Developers of the game have talked about levels going as high as 40 or 50, although the current level cap is 30. The two armies are called the National Army (possessing a red base color flag) and the Royal Army (possessing a blue base color flag). The game is third-person only at this point, but senior producer Ben Cousins has stated if first-person is really wanted, it may be added in at a later date. Spawn times are 5 seconds (compared to the 15 seconds of previous Battlefield games), allowing for less waiting and more action. Players do not pick spawn points since the game has an "Intelligent Spawn System" putting players closest to the nearest battle. Sometimes the player will be parachuted behind enemy lines.
Like previous Battlefield games Battlefield Heroes has a class system, which has been reduced to three basic classes: the Soldier (a mid speed, mid health mid ranged weaponed medic), Gunner (a heavy weaponed, high health slow class), and Commando (a low health speedy snipe and knife speacialist.
Soldier Front
Soldier Front is a 3D FPS, focused on the hardcore gamers. Soldier Front offers a totally new type of FPS. Soldier Front offers realistic game play and graphics, but also offer a character growth system allowing gamers to retain their stats and rise through the ranks like a real soldier. Soldier Front is the next step in FPS gaming.

Quake Live
QUAKE LIVE is a 100% free to play arena shooter created and supported by id Software. Easy to join, play in minutes! Based on the IdTech3 Engine, Quake Live is a browser based version of the famous Quake 3 Multiplayer.
Ascention is another free ware game, this time based on the Tribes gameplay, and developed by old school Tribes 1/2/Vengeance moders, and old Tribes developers.
Also tailored as a new Genre called FPSZ
The Hunter
Play for free - enjoy theHunter for absolutely nothing!

* Sign-up for free and receive an unlimited time Guest pass!
* Create your character, take a mission and download the 3D engine
* Pick up your free rifle and unlimited ammo, track and hunt Mule Deer on the visually stunning Whitehart Island
* Make the Leader boards, compare yourself against your friends, even win prizes
* Track your statistics. Check out each individual hunt; every animal hunted, every single shot fired, every mile covered
* Increase your shooting, tracking and weapon skills as you play
Full Spectrum Warrior
In-game advertisements have become the conduit through which free games can be offered to the masses, and Full Spectrum Warrior – originally a commercial published by THQ – is no exception. Thanks to in-game ads we can now enjoy this stunning tactical shooter for no financial outlay, and Full Spectrum Warrior is well worth the download.

Based around the ‘squad’ mechanic, the player controls two teams of soldiers with each team made up of individual marines with various weapon and equipment load-outs. Players work through a serious of campaigns based heavily on the all too familiar terrorist threats we’re bombarded with on television each and every day. Urban desert warfare is the name of the game, and the 3D engine does a great job of rendering, with detailed use of shadow and texturing on player models and buildings backed up by the Havok 2 engine for in-game object physics.

Full Spectrum Warrior is yet another top tier commercial release gone freeware that despite being released over 4 years ago still manages to hold a candle to current generation warfare FPS titles.
CellFactor: Revolution
CellFactor Psychokinetic Wars is a fast-paced first-person multiplayer shooter where you choose your side in the battle of technology vs. humanity. Manipulate your environment and kill your enemies with your choice of gunfire and/or telekinetic superpowers. Use your mind to rip objects from the environment and smash them in any direction or use your powers to create a bullet-proof energy shield. Flying, teleporting and accelerated speed give you countless ways to kill or be killed. Take on the three single-player challenge modes (one mode for each character) or battle live enemies throughout the world in one of four multiplayer modes.
Urban Terror
Urban Terror represents a total realism mod of Quake III Arena in a modern day setting, and thanks to being built on the freeware IOQuake3 engine it is completely standalone not requiring ownership of the original Quake III game. Good news on its own, but add to that the fact that Urban Terror is absolute bucket loads of fun and you’ve got an obvious choice for a list of free games.

At its heart, Urban Terror is Quake III Arena without the crazy alien settings and weapons. Instead players are kitted out with Colt M4 Carbine’s, Remington SR-8’s and smoke grenades and sent into urban surroundings to blow each other sky high. The engine will run on a PC with modest system specs, producing solid – if plain – 3D effects and a good dose of hearty FPS action awaits anyone willing to invest in the client download.

Without the need for the original Quake III in order to play, Urban Terror is the perfect way to get in quality team based shooting action without an associated cost, however if you do happen to own the original game you can access servers with the Punkbuster anti-cheating system enabled. There appears to be an active clan community behind the game too, so if you’re keen, you can enter into the ‘Tournament of Terror’ match competition which recently wrapped up its 3rd season.
Tremulous is a first-person shooter with elements of real time strategy. Each team must construct and defend a base, consisting of structures which aid the players in some way. The most important structure is the spawn, which provides each team with reinforcements to replace players who have been killed.
Open Arena
OpenArena's gameplay is the exact same as Quake III Arena - score frags to win the game using a balanced set of weapons each designed for different situations. Guns include a chaingun, rocket launcher, shotgun, and railgun. The Quake III style of play is very fast and requires skill to be played successfully online.
Gameplay modes exist such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tournament, and Capture The Flag (all modes also in the original Quake III). OpenArena version 0.7.6 adds the new Elimination, CTF Elimination, Last Man Standing and Double Domination gametypes.
OpenArena has undergone compatibility testing with some Quake 3 mods and maps. Because "OpenArena" is not finished, many mods and maps from the original game are not compatible
Combat Arms ~ Now with Nut Shots
Getting hit in the nuts isn't just for a youtube video anymore, as free online FPS Combat Arms has recently employed such a technique. Whenever a male player is shot, uh, down there, the words "Nut Shot" will appear at the top of the screen, next to a pair of shattered walnuts. Min Kim, director of Nexon America, told MTV Multiplayer that "including this helps the game stand out from all of the other FPS titles on the market, allowing Combat Arms to be more 'Jackie Chan' than 'Bruce Lee'," with the latter being used to label your more traditional FPS games such as Call of Duty and Counter Strike.

If you're playing a female character, however, you're immune to the Nut Shot ... for obvious reasons. And if you're already playing as a dude, well, it's possible to change genders in the game. If Nexon doesn't come up with a female equivalent,I expect most players will stick to girls.

Assault Cube
AssaultCube was designed to be more realistic and team-oriented than Cube while keeping Cube's distinctive fast-paced gameplay. In comparison to other games, AssaultCube is slower than Quake but faster than Counter-Strike.[7] There are two different teams in AssaultCube, called the Cubers Liberations Army (CLA) and the Rabid Viper Special Forces (RVSF).
AssaultCube retains a movement bug from the original Cube engine that allows players to utilize straferunning to move at a faster speed. This was left intentionally unfixed by the developers because it was considered an enjoyable feature of Cube, similar to bunny hopping in Quake.
Another rather unrealistic feature of the game is the potential for using the recoil of the weapons (which pushes one backwards) to reach and perform moves that were previously impossible. This was also included intentionally, allowing players to achieve faster movement and jump higher. This feature was inherited from Cube, though it was absent in the original release of AssaultCube.
Nexuiz is a FPS with thirteen weapons, 24 official maps and over 240 community created maps, as well as 15 player models. The graphics in Nexuiz use coronas, the bloom shader effect, Realtime World and Dynamic Lighting and shadowing, shaders (with OpenGL 2.0), offset mapping, and High dynamic range rendering. All these effects can be turned off to make the game run on older hardware.
War Rock
War Rock is a tactical, modern FPS (first-person shooter) exploding with intense, fast-paced combat. Armed with the world's deadliest weapons and controlling the most lethal vehicles, players attack three story-driven, killer game play modes in the air, on the land and over the sea. The game is free to download and Free2Play so players can get right into pwning other players from around the world.
Another Free FPS taking its ranks up online.

Crossfire is a tad different then most games, blending Unreal/Quake with CoD/CSS. Most people will feel at home playing another IGA based game.(In Game Ad)
Crossfire takes its pride in game type variety. Classic "Spades & Nades" comes out strait from the .exe. Other game types like Melee/Pistols Only. Melee only. Zombie. And a host of other types also come in right out of the box. Making this a very fun game for a quick match of whatever you feel like. Also boasting its own out of the box Gun Game Mod.
Only downside is that their is no Nut Shots in this game.
Alliance of Valiant Arms
A.V.A is based on a fictional war between the EU (European Union) and the NRF (Neo-Russian Federation). It is an online first-person shooter. From the store menu, purchases of weapons, attachments, armor, helmets and skill upgrades can be made using in-game currency. All of these have a durability meter which lowers as they are used more in-game. A.V.A uses radio chat system. Voice commands are context sensitive. Players can choose between side-specific voices (EU will speak English in radio messages, while the NRF will speak Russian) or the localized voices.

Massively Multi-player Online Games
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Plane Shift
PlaneShift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is FULLY FREE to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account. There are no time limits or additional constraints. Other similar games just advertize the "free" concept to sell you premium accounts. We don't. Servers and bandwidth will be donated by sponsors.
Lord of the Rings: Online
The War of the Ring is the great conflict at the end of the Third Age, named for the One Ring and the importance this had in the final outcome. The war was fought between the Free Peoples (a loose alliance of Elves and Men led by the Wise) and Sauron the Dark Lord, with Saruman as a third power based in Orthanc.
Kal-Online is an MMO with an Oriental Twist on weapons, classes, & story. Based on the oriental myth of the 74th war between Ha-nin & Ba-Go who challenged the king with troops of demons. Players play in the world on either side for conquering of the land.
CABAL Online
Cabal Online - A Revolution in Combat; this is an MMO that plans to revolutionize the PVE & PVP system to make the MMO Scene more fluid and action packed.
Dungeon & Dragons Online
DDO is set on the fictional continent of Xen'drik, in the world of Eberron, a D&D campaign setting. Players can create their characters following the revised edition of D&D 3.5 rule-set fashion, and play them in both indoor and outdoor environments, including a large variety of dungeons.
Although the game is based in large part on the D&D 3.5 rule-set, it contains numerous changes from the tabletop game, most of which were introduced due to differences in the dynamics between the media of computer game combat and tabletop gaming. For example, Turbine wanted DDO to use a real time combat engine, where tabletop D&D uses a turn-based system. This brought considerable amount of changes in combat, character skills and feats; situations where Turbine felt the turn-based combat system and real-time combat did not mesh well. Most noticeable differences are greatly increased amount of hit possibilities in round/same amount of time (as much as twelve times more), greatly increased spell-casting resources over rest periods, and spell point system instead of spell slots. Magic items are greatly under-priced (average of 1/8 the D&D prices), magic weapons and armors have a maximum of only two abilities, characters have considerably higher stats, and offensive effects created by characters do not harm their allies. A near-complete list of other differences between DDO and D&D has been listed on the DDO Wiki.
Face of Mankind
Face of Mankind is a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Action RPG in a single persistent universe. You will control a single character in the science-fiction game world.

Once installed on your PC you will have access to an ever changing game environment via your internet connection. Thousands of players throughout the universe co-operate, compete or co-exist in a realistic and futuristic world of the 24th+ century.
The skill and luck of the players from rival factions change the balance of power. Players have full control over their gaming experience by creating their own rules, faction hierarchy and story.
The objective of the game is to evolve your character to its ultimate potential, whether that is the accumulation of wealth, power, social status or all three.
Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush, the Free-To-Play action 2D arena fighter should debut later this year, and faces a large gap to huddle over after Nexon's recent bad press. But in the light side of things, this is only a Nexon supported game,a nd actually developed and after market release support from Klei Entertainment, a new indy dev team.
Look for this game later on in the year. As a good pick up and play game.
Atlantica Online
Turn-based battle system
Atlantica returns to the roots of traditional RPGs and incorporates classic turn-based combat while combining movement elements for deep strategic action! Experience the tactical combat missing from the modern MMORPG.

Mercenary system
Recruit up to 18 mercenaries to join you in your travels. Have up to 8 mercenaries fght alongside you in battle, and shuffe your lineup as the situation calls for. Devise new tactics and maneuver accordingly during combat to expose your enemy's weakness. Mercenaries, like your hero, advance in both level and rank as they get stronger
Dead Frontier
Dead Frontier is the ultimate survival horror MMORPG. Log in and play with thousands of real players from around the globe as you struggle for survival in a zombie infested city.

<li style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;">Battle for survival against an army of infected zombies <li style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;">Explore a huge post-apocalyptic MMO game <li style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;">Barricade buildings and create your own hideouts <li style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;">Wield over 100 real world weapons from melee to miniguns <li style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;">Pit your skills against other survivors in PvP games
Requiem: Bloodymayre
Amongst the crowded free-to-play MMORPG market there exists a select few titles that shine brightly and are well worth checking out. From that small selection, Requiem: Bloodymare shines perhaps brightest of all. This gritty horror/fantasy MMO offers so much in the way of quality that you’re seriously doing yourself a disservice not at least downloading the client and giving it a thorough run through.

Set in a steampunk world ravaged by generations of scientific and magical abuse, the player takes up the fight against hordes of nightmarish creatures produced by this warping of the planet. Requiem serves up a gory experience that makes World of Warcraft look like a dandy tea party of rainbows and lollipops, earning itself a well deserved ESRB rating of Mature 17+. After choosing a profession and heading out to fight the dark denizens of the land, you’ll come face to face quickly with a heavy horror element. Combat results in both yourself and your enemies becoming spattered with blood or losing limbs, the creatures you fight are nightmarish mutants, and the land itself is oppressively dark and moody.

Requiem is a breath of fresh air from the standard MMO model that’s generally tailored for the younger crowd. The dirty, violent atmosphere in combination with some wicked character models and unique classes gives Requiem everything it needs to earn a look from any gamer that has the MMO bug but is growing weary of monthly subscription fees.
Star Sonata
The easiest way to explain Star Sonata is a poor mans Eve Online. Building on the space-trading/combat formula that made games like Supremacy and Galactic Civilisations so popular, Star Sonata uses a simple 2D universe complete with resources, trade routes and planets then connects thousands of players via online servers to create a complete Universe where people can form teams, seize control of territory or play the role of space pirates praying on the weak or foolish.

While visually and aurally unimpressive, this type of 4x style space-sim has never relied on shiny things to get it over the line, but rather substance and depth. From our brief mucking around with the infant empire given to us at the start of the game, there’s certainly plenty of the latter.

You’ll begin the game cordoned off from the rest of the galaxy, and provided with simple missions to get you accustomed to the controls and combat. Once you’re ready to explore the game proper, you’ll be unleashed into the same space as competing teams and players who are all vying for the same prize – being crowned Emperor of the Universe (a corny, but nonetheless catchy title). Each time a new Emperor is crowned, the game world resets and it’s time to have another crack.

An addictive space sim that’s free to play despite the connection to a remote server, and well worth exploring for the excellent social aspect of the online play. Did we mention you can be crowned Emperor of the Universe? Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Dragon Oath
Dragon Oath is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game set in ancient China during the time of the Song Dynasty in 960 AD. The main storyline of Dragon Oath is based on the mythology of the eight races of non-human deities described in Buddhist cosmology. According to Buddhism, these Demi-Gods exist on a higher plane of existence than mortals, and yet they are still bound by their passions and desires to Samsara - the cycle of reincarnation. While the Demi-Gods themselves are not the primary focus in the game, the story’s main characters are modeled after the divine races and exhibit many of their qualities.
Conquer Online
Conquer Online is certainly TQ Digital’s most popular game, as the game has well over 60 servers, and some of the servers are so full that players can’t even log into them at times. The game certainly has a much nicer ‘login’ screen than TQ Digital’s other games, but aside from that Conquer Online’s core gameplay no different than Zero Online, Eudemons Online or Crazy Tao. The one thing that TQ Digital did add to the game is more character classes. Unlike TQ Digital’s other games which usually have two or three playable classes, Conquer Online has five, and they are:

Ninja- Ninjas are the fastest and hardest hitting class in Conquer Online. They can deal massive amounts of damage in a short amount of time, but they have the least hit points and defense of any class.
Archer - Archers are swift characters that can attack enemies from a distance using their bows. They have powerful attacks but are vulnerable in melee range. Their skills allow them to hit multiple targets as well, which make them very capable at dealing damage.
Trojan- Trojans are all out melee damage dealers. They can deal massive amounts of damage with their dual weapons, but they have low defense compared to warriors.
Warrior - Warriors are similar to Trojan’s but are more balanced in terms of attack power and defense. They are very capable of both dealing and absorbing damage.
Taoist- Taoists are the primary spell casters in Conquer Online. They can be built to be either supportive ‘Water Taoists’ or offensive ‘Fire Taoists’. They generally have low hit points and melee combat, but more than make up for that with their powerful magic.
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Silkroad Online
(Best free MMORPG/non-WoW clone)
Silkroad Online offers little in the way of character customization, with only two available races (Asian and European) but makes up for this with the ability to access over 13 different classes. Players begin by choosing a weapon and armor type, customizing their characters to their individual liking, before later choosing a mastery with a pre-determined set of skills, spells and abilities. The innovative PvP/Profession system is a standout feature, allowing PvP fans to get involved in several different forms of player vs player combat.
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S4 League

S4 League is a fun fast paced sci-fi MMO shooter. With fast paced gameplay, catchy techno music and balanced gameplay it’s a must play for any MMO fan. S4 League has two different game modes; Deatchmatch and Touch Down. Deathmatch is a team vs team type game where whichever side gets the most combined kills at the end of the round wins. Touch Down mode is basically capture the flag with a twist; players have to grab the ball from the center of the arena and bring it to their enemy’s base before dieing. When you die with the ball you drop it and it can be picked up by both a teammates and enemies. The game has a large selection of weapons and gadgets in the store ranging from rockets to swords.

-Explore The 7 Seas
Florensia is a 3D fantasy MMORPG published by Alaplaya. The game offers something that I’m surprised a lot of other MMORPGs don’t, access to the sea. Unlike traditional MMORPGs, Florensia lets players access both the land and sea and players have to play both aspects of the game if they expect to progress. In order to leave the starting continent players have the physically get on their boat and fight their way through the seas to a new city.


Explorer - Can become a Excavator or Sniper at level 40
Mercenary - Can become a Gladiator or Guardian Swordsman at level 40
Noble - Can become Court a Magician or Magic Knight at level 40
Saint - Can become a Priest of Shaman at level 40

Perfect World

Perfect World is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG Set in a gorgeously designed fantasy world. Create your character using the game’s innovative character creation system and explore this lush fantasy world. Perfect World has three playable races and 2 unique classes for each race for a total of six playable classes; the three races are Humans, Winged Elves and Untamed. The six playable classes are Blademasters, wizards, archers, clerics, barbaians and venomancers. Perfect World is one of the best looking free to play MMORPGs out there and is definitely worth the download. Make sure to read our full review!
5Street is a gorgeous 3D rhythm dancing MMO. The game is known as ‘HighStreet5′ in Asia and has only recently arrived in the United States. 5Street breaks away from traditional racing games by offering a persistent world where players can do as they please. Players can dance anywhere they want in the games designated dancing zones and also stop whenever they want. There aren’t any strictly defined matches or competitions, so you can start and stop dancing in the middle of a song if you choose to. If you’re looking to practice, you can even dance by yourself in a corner if you’d like to. 5Street adds variety to the game by allowing players to dance as couples as well as solo. The game’s core gameplay is similar to that of every other dancing MMO, but the game offers much more than dancing; 5Street offers a huge persistent world that players can explore and interact in. 5Street is definitely one the most unique dancing game out there, so if you’re into rhythm based games, this ones worth checking out.
Luna Online
Luna Online
Luna Online is a MMORPG where Elves and Humans must bond together to fight the evil that invades their Blue land. Game characters have super cute style, with very manga-like facial expression. The game also provides the unique "Friendship system" and "Family system", and it has a very convenient trading, dating, family and community system for everyone. You can also build up your farm, plant, business, train and feed your own lovely mounts and pets.
Luna Online is a socially-focused MMORPG that introduces many innovative features never before seen in the MMO genre, including a robust farming system, player families, reality-based Match Making and Date instances.

Are you brave enough to face these challenges? You'll need to master Luna's 40 dynamic character classes and make new friends and allies to become Luna Online's next great hero! Join us for Luna Online Closed Beta testing! Game play begins April 17th at 4:00 pm PDT

Mercenary Wars
Mercenary Wars is a tactical MMOFPS published by Uforia. The game is set in a dystopian future filled with chaos and perpetual war. Unlike traditional MMOFPS titles, Mercenary Wars has a strong emphasis on individual character customization through the game’s unique ’stat’ system, where players can control the growth of their character like an RPG. Pick a faction, swear your allegiance and fight for control of world. The graphics are quite old and the gameplay is not nearly as fluid as it should be.

Eternal Lands
Eternal Lands is a FREE MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) currently under development. The game is now in Beta stage, but that doesn't mean it's incomplete. It's currently fully playable and we are constantly working on adding more things to do, more items to make, monsters to fight, and also improving the current systems. If you want to help us in any way, take a look in our forums and there you can post your ideas/suggestions, or perhaps even get involved with programming or mapmaking which we can always use help with!
Rune's of Magic
Runes of Magic (RoM) is a free massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by the Taiwanese developer Runewaker Entertainment and adapted for the English and German speaking market by German company Frogster Interactive. After going through an open beta phase, the game was launched on 19 March 2009 and Chapter II - The Elven Prophecy was launched on 15 September 2009. The next chapter, Chapter III - The Elder Kingdoms, started 22 April, however all of Chapter III did not become available until August 11, 2010. The game client is free to download, and no monthly subscription fee is required because the service is funded by real money transactions (RMT) in the Runes of Magic Item Shop.

Strategy Games
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League of Legends
Riot is a company of gamers who have fallen in love with DotA and want to take the experience to the next level. We believe that League of Legends is helping to pioneer a new genre of games that we’re calling MOBA or “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena” that we’re excited to help bring to a global audience.
In addition to a dedicated team of developers for North American, we have partners in Europe and Asia who will help us establish League of Legends as a truly international title.
Glest is a free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield. Glest is not just a game, but also an engine to make strategy games, based on XML and a set of tools. A few mods already exist.
Lord of Ultima
Lord of Ultima is an online strategy game where you build your own unique city and play with thousands of other players. Join now and rule a mighty empire which you can access from wherever and whenever you want.
All you need to enter is a normal web browser…
Rise & Fall: Civilisations at War
There’s something so criminally insane about this that we’re sure at any moment someone from Midway is going to tap us on the shoulder and tell us it’s all a big fat joke. At that point, we’ll laugh nervously and try to play it all out like we knew the whole time.

Until then, we’re here to tell you that the incredibly smart, polished and sexy RTS Rise & Fall: Civilisations at War is available in an ad-supported format to download and play for free. That’s right, it’s complete, unabridged and won’t cost you a cent. See? Insane! When compiling these lists we’re given to extol the virtues of freeware games that come close to emulating the polish of commercial releases, but Rise & Fall doesn’t require any such ego-stroking. It is after all, a commercial release, with the graphical splendour, development and depth of any title you’d be paying upwards of $90 for.

Featuring the staples of any circa first millennium BC RTS such as infantry and cavalry battles, Rise & Fall also incorporates an incredibly well executed naval warfare component that is crazy fun once you get the hang of it. The 3D environment and period specific surroundings are a treat to behold with fluid building and unit graphics adding solid depth to the proceedings. Hero units, resource management even amphitheatre combat make an appearance, all pointing towards an easy decision to commit to the hefty 2.4GB client download. Why let a few in-game ads for Subway ‘Eat Fresh’ stand in the way of conquering the ancient world?
Command & Conquer
Tiberian Sun, Firestorm, Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert
The Command & Conquer games belong to the real-time strategy genre, A staple of the series is the parallel campaigns of various different factions to one central storyline. Games in the series also offered multiplayer game options, via LAN and modem connection. All games in the series have also offered online play. The Command & Conquer games belong to the real-time strategy genre,All Command & Conquer real-time strategy games except Command & Conquer: Generals and its expansions have featured the "side bar" for navigation and control as opposed to many other similar games where the control bar is located on the bottom of the screen.
BattleForge is a next-gen real time strategy game, in which you fight epic battles against evil along with your friends. What makes BattleForge special is that you can assemble your army yourself: the units, buildings and spells in BattleForge are represented by collectible cards that you can trade with other players.

Action-Adventure Games
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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
We’re about ready to kneel before Midway and sing their praises as yet another once-commercial-now-freeware game from their stable is unleashed upon the gaming world for the price of in-game advertising. Psi-Ops uses the Havok 2.0 physics engine as its core game play mechanic, allowing the player – cast as Nick the psychic super soldier – to use telekinesis among other powers to move objects around the game world or smash enemies into walls in a similar fashion to the recent Star Wars: Force Unleashed.

Adding to the unique experience is Nick’s other abilities including the power to astral project in order to act as a remote camera and everyone’s favourite psychic power; Pyrokinesis, commonly known as ‘burn baby burn’.

Psi-Ops is pleasing on the eye, uniquely enjoyable thanks to Nick’s crazy psychic gifts and best of all, completely and utterly free. What are you waiting for?
Alien Swarm
Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. 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. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes.
Moonbase Alpha
NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha.

Racing Games
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Nitto 1320 Legends
Nitto 1320 Legends is a free live online drag racing game featuring the hottest cars. Modify your car with countless options, race in tournaments, and much more...
Driving Speed 2
While the rich people play Race Driver GRID, the frugal gamer may have to seek out cheaper ways of getting his or her four-wheeled thrills. Enter Driving Speed 2. Completely free to play and featuring amongst its vehicle choices a car that bears a striking resemblance to a modern Commodore Holden sans badges, Driving Speed 2 offers you the thrills of racing up to 11 AI opponents offline or up to 8 human drivers over WAN or LAN.

DS2 differs from many freeware racing games in that the visuals are actually up to scratch, with suitably impressive mirror reflections on car bodies and sunlight gleaming off the tracks. The handling isn’t quite as smooth as some other freely available driving games, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be hand-braking around 90 degree turns at 200kph like a 90yr old Grandmother running late to bingo.

On the subject of tracks, a downside for DS2 is that there seem to only be two available in the game, Bathurst and Adelaide. But hell, you’re not paying for the game, so it’s really hard to complain. Fingers crossed that more circuits will be added down the line, but for now there’s enough driving action to keep you occupied for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Drift City
Drift City has got to be one of the most original games I’ve ever played. Part racer and part rpg, Drift City is the only game that can be truly labeled a racing MMORPG. Besides a lobby based racing game, Drift City offers a huge persistent game world complete with 4 cities, each with unique missions, side quests and geography. Drift City even has a back story — a new valuable fuel source called mitron was discovered on an island in the Pacific. The island was named after the substance and quickly developed but mysterious unmanned cars began to appear and harass the inhabitants. Dubbed HUVs (High-Tech Unmanned Vehicles), they posed a threat to the island forcing all pedestrians off the roads. Expert drivers from around the world (such as yourself) were called in to deal with the HUV menace.
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Trackmania Nations Forever
A free game in the truest sense of the word, TrackMania Nations Forever lets you drive at mind-blowing speeds on fun and spectacular tracks in solo and multiplayer modes.

TrackMania Nations Forever offers a new "Forever" version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively challenging tracks. TrackMania Nations Forever will unite an even larger number of players than the original Nations thanks to its engaging multiplayer modes, innovative online functions and revolutionary interactivity between players.

For TrackMania Nations Forever, Nadeo studio chose to take advantage of the PC's capacities as a gaming, creative and communications platform in order to allow a greater number of players to share a unique gaming experience.

Fighting Games
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Facewound takes the ultimately simple idea of a side-scrolling 2D shoot-em-up game and adds the surprisingly awesome twist of advanced effects normally reserved for 3D titles. At its heart Facewound pits the player against wave after wave of radioactive zombies, using all manner of grenades, pistols and rifles to blast a way from one side of the map to the other. Where Facewound begins to impress, is in the graphical touches throughout each level.

Water contains refraction and reflection, specular and particle effects seep out of every corner of the screen and bloom abounds throughout. Rag doll physics is applied to the enemy zombies, so after you’ve blown off their head with a pistol the remaining body parts will roll and bump around the screen in a hilarious parody of real life.

It’s well executed, and if you need an example of how a little 3D processing can lift a simple 2D platform game, lob a few grenades in the first level and get back to us.

Facewound is a poster child for taking a solid working concept and adding a little flair here and there to create an incredibly fun shooter with some snazzy 3D effects thrown in to keep your interest peaked.

Just a warning for those with weak stomachs, Facewound is absolutely packed with jugular spurting and decapitation on-screen, so if bathing in blood isn’t your thing, we’d suggest a few solid hours of NeoPets instead.
Street Fighter Online
Let’s get one thing straight from the outset; this game has more potential copyright issues than the North/South Korean border has landmines. We’re not advocating the use of this game if it happens to be illegal, we’re just pointing out it exists, and it happens to be an excellent remake/rip-off of X-Men Vs Streetfighter. So download or play entirely at your own risk.

Now that we have that out of the way, it has to be said that Street Fighter Online is a fantastic erm ‘emulation’ of the famous CAPCOM fighting series, available to play both in web browser or downloadable form. Featuring all your favourite characters from both franchises, Street Fighter Online has faithfully reproduced (raped? pillaged?) all the effects, super flashy moves and audio of the arcade cabinet and stands tall as one of the few enjoyable fighting games on the PC, a platform sorely lacking in the sorts of beat-em-up goodness that console owners have known and loved for years.

The downloadable version can be played independent of the internet, but you’ll still need to register an account online, and if you’re running Windows Vista, you’ll need a constant connection as the only way for Street Fighter Online to be Vista compatible is to stream the game within a flash window.
Toribash is one of the very few games where you get to creatively, artistically, and inteligently beat the living hell out of anyone in your way.
Only limited by your imagination, Toribash is the new Doom in terms of violence. A PC fighting game that also is the only new freeware game to come out for both PC & Mac.
Summed up by my first sentence, I can only say that you are a tree hugging hippy if you don't like this game.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzjl0Cu9HgM

Simulator Games
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Mech Warrior 4
Developed by the creators of the BattleTech Universe and original MechWarrior game, MechWarrior 4 portrays the players' epic struggles to reclaim their birthright as they command an awesomely armed, 40-foot tall, 100-ton war machine across the remote battlefields of a hostile world.
FinWars II
FinWars might be a game remembered by a few people from the Battlefield 1942 community. Now its own full fledged game instead ofa Mod, FinWars II is a WWII mod that takes pilots into the air of Finland vs the Soviet Union. A good step away from Axis vs Allies. Fin Wars II is developed on the Mammoth game engine and should hit gamers hands soon.

Rig of Rods
Rigs of Rods (also known as RoR), is an Open Source truck, car, airplane and boat simulator. You can drive, fly or sail in total freedom in an open environment. What makes RoR different to most simulators is its unique soft-body physics: vehicles chassis and wheels are simulated in real-time as flexible objects, giving the simulation an extremely accurate behavior, while allowing the vehicles to be simply specified by their structural composition, as a network of interconnected nodes (forming the chassis and the wheels). Crashing into walls or terrain can permanently deform a vehicle in a realistic manner. In addition to its unique soft-body physics, RoR also features an advanced flight model based on blade element theory, allowing the accurate simulation of any airplane, base on their physical dimensions and wing airfoils. It also features an accurate buoyancy model based on elemental pressure gradients, enabling boats with complex hulls to move realistically in the swell.
Naumachia: Space Warfare
Naumachia is a fast and gritty multiplayer space battle simulator set in a future where Earth has been abandoned, no habitable planets has been found yet and three factions are struggling for resource control.

The game offers a realistic approach to space combat (based on newtonian physics) with immediate fps-like controls. A rank system will let players gain more hardware and responsibility during the battle, giving them the opportunity to issue orders and play the game like a rts. Finally, strategic control of the battlefield will assure the proper amount of resources needed to build new ships.

Players will be able to pilot and command all sort of ships such as fighters, gunships, dropships and capital ships. Weaponry, defense and misc systems will be fully customizable to answer any tactical situation.

We are currently working on the first playable alpha of the game. And we are interested in potential investors.
YS Flight Simulator
YS Flight Simulation System 2000 is a fully featured lightweight flight simulator. As well as basic functionalities, it has network feature that allows you to fly with or against your friends. You also can fly a formation leader, dogfight, intercept, attack ground, take off and land on an aircraft carrier and so on, and you can choose your airplane from more than 50 airplanes, and there are several maps as well.
Oolite is a space sim game, inspired by Elite, powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, and designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed by using simple, free graphics packages and text editors.
Originally written for Mac OS X, and under continuous development for over five years, Oolite is available for Mac OS X (10.3.9 and higher) and PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Linux. It requires at least a 400 MHz processor, 256 MiB of memory, and a graphics card capable of accelerating OpenGL graphics.
Beneath a Steel Sky
Cast your mind back to a time when Commodore computers had just gone bust and black holes had been spotted by Hubble telescope. It’s 1994, and the point-and-click adventure game genre is at its peak. King’s Quest, Hero’s Quest, Myst, The Curse of Monkey Island – all the highlights of this often forgotten style of game were doing the rounds and impressing gamers. Beneath a Steel Sky, while perhaps not one of the biggest names in the adventure game stable was nonetheless built on an awesome storyline of a future Australia where the states and territories have been consumed by two opposing forces – Unions and Corporations, fighting for power amongst a nuclear fallout ravaged world.

If a polished adventure game featuring Australian imagery and lore isn’t enough to peak your curiosity, then add to that the fact that much of the games comic-book style background and introductory artwork was done by Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame and you have yourselves a free game that’s well worth checking out. With recent rumours of a sequel in the works for current generation consoles, the timing is perfect to revisit a classic adventure title especially for those who have a special place in their heart for old school gaming.

The graphics are a little grainy thanks to screen resolution restrictions circa early 90s when the game was first released, but despite its age Beneath a Steel Sky will happily run on a modern Vista system with no hiccups and since becoming supported by ScummVM is now playable on Windows, Mac and Linux. There’s really no excuse for not checking out this stylised point-and-click tale when it won’t cost you a cent.
Babylon 5: I’ve found her
Strange title aside, this is a particularly cool treat for anyone with a penchant for the long discontinued Sci-fi series ‘Babylon 5’. It would seem a group of Russian fans have been busy building a space sim that contains the ships, lore and universe of Babylon 5 and the finished product looks damned impressive. Built by professional developers in their spare time, ‘Bablyon 5: I’ve found her’ features a series of campaigns that lay out a reasonably well constructed storyline that shows obvious signs of being constructed by loving fans of the show.

Built on a custom ‘FYLM’ 3D engine which is entirely moddable via an internal scripting language, it’s surprising more noise hasn’t been made about the title considering the legion of Babylon 5 fans out there keeping the spirit of the show alive.

If you’ve ever wanted to get down and dirty with the Mimbari in an OpenGL 3D environment and play out a story from the Babylon 5 mythos, here’s your chance – for free!
Mech Commander 2
Ahhh Mechs - the mere mention of them gets any geek toasty in the pants, so knowledge of free games based in the Mech universe should light up your trousers like a suitcase nuke. Originally a commercial release, Microsoft was kind enough to chuck this (along with Mech Commander and Mech Commander Gold) out as freeware in their complete and unblemished form.

Set across a series of campaigns, players get to control a number of Mech units and support vehicles familiar to anyone with a handle on the franchise with the goal of completing different mission objectives. Tonnage restrictions for each mission add a suitably strategic flavour to the proceedings with plenty of time between scenarios to repair Mech units or purchase upgraded gear.

While it has nothing on more recent titles, it’s worth noting that Mech Commander 2 has aged well in terms of graphics and UI layout. It’s clean, crisp and doesn’t get in the way of all the fun of setting your giant robotic death-dealers down on the terrain to engage the enemy. Coming in at just over 500MB it’s well worth a look if only because Mech titles these days are thin on the ground.
Assault Tech
Celebrating our 10 year anniversary (and BattleTech's 25th anniversary) MekTek.net is pleased to announce the immediate community release of AssaultTech1: BattleTech version 2.3.0 (better known as AT1:BT). Mechwarriors, the wait is over, choose your mech, choose your map, and choose your battle in 'instant action style gameplay, featuring classic BattleTech rules, in this latest standalone installment of MekTek's MechWarrior action-simulator.

You may have noticed the timer the last couple of days and wondered what was going on. We have no clue either! Just kidding! We are pleased to announce the official Open Beta release of MekTek's Assault Tech 1: Battletech through MTX.

Arcade & Puzzle Games
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Open In The Groove
OpenITG is a community revival of a game originally released by RoxorGames whom was sued on intellectual property grounds by Konami (details of this can be found by following the link here) In The Groove is a multiplayer rhythm-dance genre game using the 4-panel platform made popular by the Dance Dance Revolution series. The OpenITG project aims to finish fixing any existing bugs and continue arcade and home version support for the series. Due to copyright issues, the open source ITG recreation IS NOT distributed with songs, although you may obtain them legally at various locations. The game is HEAVILY based on the Stepmania source code (http://www.stepmania.com/)
Frets On Fire
Frets on Fire is a video game that imitates the commercial game Guitar Hero. It is playable on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The player presses buttons in time to coloured markers, which appear on-screen, the markers are matched with the rhythm of the music. Frets on Fire can be played by using a keyboard by pressing the fret buttons and pick buttons, although there is support for joysticks, meaning that with the appropriate adapter and/or software, various guitar-type controllers can be used as well
Each player controls a team of several hedgehogs. During the course of the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. They then use whatever tools and weapons are available to attack and kill the opponents' hedgehogs, thereby winning the game. Hedgehogs may move around the terrain in a variety of ways, normally by walking and jumping but also by using particular tools such as the "Rope" or "Parachute", to move to otherwise inaccessible areas. Each turn is time-limited to ensure that players do not hold up the game with excessive thinking or moving.

Fantastic Contraption
An online flash puzzle game where you build whimsical machines to solve each level. Save your contraptions and share them with your friends. Free!
Soldat 2D
In Soldat, the player controls a small customizable soldier who possesses jet boots. These boots allow the soldier to fly for a relatively short time, before needing to automatically regenerate their fuel. The amount of flying possible at a time, and fuel regeneration rate, both depend on individual maps. The game is normally played over the Internet or a LAN, but it is possible to play offline against bots. There are a variety of game modes to choose from, ranging from the popular free-for-all (DeathMatch, RamboMatch, and PointMatch) to the team-based (Capture the Flag; sometimes in the CTF mode the "black team" (Michal Marcinkowski team) is on-line, Infiltration, TeamMatch, and Hold the Flag). In some modes holding or defending a flag is the primary goal, where in others it is simply to obtain the most frags, with minor objectives (for example, PointMatch sports a yellow flag which doubles its bearer's points). The most popular game modes are Capture the Flag and DeathMatch.
Clonk Rage
In a similar vein to the age old classic ‘Lemmings’ Clonk Rage takes the concept of a group of little critters – in this case ‘Clonks’ – and charges the player with utilising them to mine resources, build bases and survive various 2D worlds of varying landscapes. Although drawing on the classic Lemmings formula of assigning different skills to each creature to safely navigate and utilise the terrain, Clonk Rage enables the player to form complex production chains in order to achieve whatever objective the level sets out. This could be anything from mining all the gold on a map, to surviving harsh arctic tundra with limited resources.

Each map is a dynamically modifiable environment with a physics engine allowing for flowing water, crumbling terrain and advanced weather effects, all playing a part in creating a deeply strategic challenge beneath a disarmingly cute front.

Replay value is incredibly high with Clonk Rage, thanks to a huge – mainly European – community and inbuilt developer tools for creating new scenarios, buildings and devices for in-game use. With the basic game offering hours of fun and head-scratching as you achieve the various objectives, you’ll find almost endless variety in a number of official and unofficial extensions to the title, such as futuristic scenario packs where Clonks can use shrink rays and missiles to alter tertian or Fantasy add-ons for that Lord of the Rings magic flavour. LAN and WAN modes (including split-screen) are available for challenging other Clonk players to survival of the fittest and the sheer scope of skills, objects and scenarios available makes Clonk Rage the perfect armchair distraction in times when your wallet is dishearteningly empty.

Battle Chess

Chess is one of those games that’s incredibly difficult to put a new, interesting twist on. It’s Chess after all, just about everyone has either played it, or has a working knowledge of what’s involved. Battle Chess however, is an age old classic now classed as freeware that took the concept of Chess and made it a comedic endeavour well worth the download (and subsequent fiddling with DosBox to get it working under Windows XP/Vista).

Battle Chess makes absolutely no game mechanic advances on the original game. All the pieces move and act as they would in any other chess game, it’s what happens when they do, that makes this so worth of note. Each character has its own unique style of combat, and depending on which piece takes which, any number of highly humorous and often violent animations can unfold.

When a knight takes a knight, the two armour clad warriors hack at each other in a perfect pixel parody of the Monty Python sketch from The Holy Grail, resulting in one knight ending up armless and legless. The King, despite being old and frail will often approach another piece and produce a pistol from his robes, putting one clean shot through his opponent pieces head. It’s pure genius, and despite being a ridiculously ancient game, is perfect for Chess lovers after some light relief or to get those with a passing interest get more involved in the game by virtue of its amusing animations. A must have for zero bucks.
Ray Hound
Another tiny package offering tons of fun, Ray Hound is a unique slant on the old asteroids shooter game. While you have a spaceship much like Asteroids, and have to destroy enemies and objects much like Asteroids, you have no weapon.

What’s that? Shock horror? No pulse laser or plasma beam? It’s true, but Ray Hound offers something far more cunning and ultimately more interesting. In place of a weapon, your ship has the ability to project a gravity field around it, which ‘catches’ the projectiles fired by enemy turrets and allows you to control their flight path to a degree, allowing you fling them back at the firer in order to destroy them. It’s a great game play mechanic and leads to a completely different style of thinking as opposed to your standard 360 degrees top-down shooter.

Weighing in at an entire 500KB, you’d be mad – rabid even – to not give this a try.
Armagetron Advanced
The light cycle racing in Tron was easily one of the highlights of the movie, with just about every geek on the planet who’d ever watched the film desperately waiting for the day we’d sort out our differences on a glowing grid of light cycle mayhem.

Armagetron Advanced manages to serve up the strategic wall building fun of Tron’s unique racing vehicles in a tidy little 2.9MB package, and it’s a hell of a polished effort. Don’t expect mastery of this game early on, the AI is incredibly fast and reactive, so you’ll spend the first few rounds flying at ridiculous speeds into the map barriers or your opponent’s light cycle wall.

Given time, you’ll come to grips with the admittedly strange controls and find yourself hooked on beating the AI with every trick in the book. The engine is still in beta at the time of writing, but development is active, so grab version for now and keep a careful eye on

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