Day of Defeat for free!

Valve has announced today that anyone with a Steam account will be able to take advantage of a whole weekend of free access to Day of Defeat: Source, the frenetic WWII-set, team-play shooter.

Players can preload the game immediately for extra-swift access before the freebie action kicks off at 12pm (PST) this Friday 10 February - that's 8pm for Greenwich Mean Timers in the UK.

Originally a third-party mod for Half-Life, Day of Defeat pits Allied and Axis forces against one another in some brilliantly designed maps. Day of Defeat: Source adds Half-Life 2's super-real physics into the mix, creating a fantastically high-paced and involving experience.

Boot up your Steam client to start downloading the game, or head over to for more info.

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