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New Game Download Site Offers Play-As-You-Download Service
12/19/2008

Arcticstoat writes to tell us that despite the many game compute sites already available, another one has decided to give it a go; only this time, with a twist. UK-based Game Domain International is launching their AWOMO service that will allow you to play the game before it's done downloading. As an added incitement to get people to sign up, you can try out the beta now and get Rome: Total War for free. "The trick, proper to GDI, is its 'unique technology' that 'lets you start playing before the game has refined downloading, meaning you can be up and running, jumping and fragging in minutes rather than hours.' notwithstanding some other run welfare allow you to start playing a game before it's fully downloaded, you usually still have to key in a big chunk of data before you can start, and GDI reckons that it's cracked this problem. gospel to GDI, AWOMO takes a look at your PC's spec and connection speed, and then hooks you up with a sufficient buffer to stop your game stalling during gameplay. The company is self-confident that 'the address system accurately predicts the data you require next and ensures it's already there waiting before you need it.'"

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