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Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Goes Gold

We're very happy and proud to announce that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has gone gold! In non-game terms, this means that ETQW is done and has been sent off to manufacturing, where hundreds of thousands of dvds are being pressed at this very moment. The game will hit store shelves in Europe and Australia on September 28, with North America following on October 2. Splash Damage is currently hard at work on the ETQW demo, which will be released in the coming weeks. You can read the full press release announcing ETQW's gold status right here.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Demo Released!

It's finally here! The Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars demo has been released and is available via the mirrors listed below. If you haven't been keeping up, you can find out all about the demo in this developer blog. You can also check out our Valley map guide for details on the demo map along with a few tips and tricks.

Important note for ATI users: You must download and install the latest Catalyst drivers (7.9 or later) in order to be able to run the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars demo. The next revision of the ATI drivers is going to include the hotfix.

Hit the jump for a list of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars demo mirrors!

ETQW Debuts As Best-Selling PC Game in the UK

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars debuted as the best-selling PC game last week in the United Kingdom, according to the latest UK sales charts. Even better, ETQW managed to take the top spot despite being on sale for just two days and knocked down the previous champ The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, along with World in Conflict and Medal of Honor: Airborne. The UK sales charts are compiled by ChartTrack and published by the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA for short) every week.

First Wave of ETQW Reviews and Awards!

Several magazines and online publications have already reviewed Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and delivered their verdict. Here's a few of our favorites:

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars 1.4 Update Available

The wait is over! The Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars 1.4 update is now available via the in-game updater and these download sites. 1.4 comes with a massive list of new features, improvements, and fixes - an overview of the major features can be found in this ETQW dev blog update, while you can read through the full changelog on this page.

Another Batch of Great ETQW Reviews and Awards!

Last week we posted news about the first wave of great reviews and awards that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars received from the press. Since then, several major sites around the world have posted their impressions of the full game - here's our second list of great reviews and awards!

Even More Great ETQW Reviews and Awards!

A few weeks ago we posted the second wave of great reviews and awards that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has received from the press. Since then, yet more sites and magazines from around the world have posted their impressions on the full game. Here's our third list of great reviews and awards:

ETQW One of MSN's Games of the Year

The playful crew over at MSN has published their own Games of the Year feature, highlighting what they thought were the best 20 titles released in the past 12 months. Better yet, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars made the list - in a year that saw the release of countless high profile games, this is very exciting for us.

In related (and equally great) news, Phoronix has released their own list of The Greatest Linux Innovations of 2007, with Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars making the cut as the only game in the mix.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Wins FPS of the Year Award

We're very excited to see that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has won VoodooExtreme's PC First Person Shooter of the Year award! The VoodooExtreme Game of the Year awards are based on weeklong user voting conducted last week where ETQW managed to beat a number of other multiplayer heavyweights, including Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4. You can view the complete breakdown of VE's Game of the Year awards on this page.

ETQW Picks Up Two More Game of the Year Awards

Not wanting to be left out of the Game of the Year fuss, HardGame2, one of the largest Spanish gaming sites out there, has published a list of what they thought were the most outstanding PC titles of 2007. Some 25 categories were there to be won and we're very happy to see that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars managed to pick up top honors twice: Best Multiplayer Experience and Most Addicting Game! Rumor has it the Makron is having a few extra Strogg today to celebrate...

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