We’ve featured lots of dedicated games torrent trackers recently on FILEnetworks Blog including GameAccess (Open), SeedGames (Open) and JuicyBitz (Open). The tracker we are going to talk about it not just another BitTorrent site with games – it’s in fact the only one of its kind we’ve seen so far. GameUpdates is a private tracker for all game related extras – this includes update patches, mods, HD trailers, demos, betas and more. With this tracker around, there is no need to browse several dozen sites and wait in download queues to get mods and patches for your favorite PC games.
As you might already know patches, mods, demos and betas of modern games are quite large in file size. Due to bandwidth restrictions, most sites that allow free direct access to such files either limit the download speed or enforce the user to wait in queues. Some of these tend to get deleted pretty soon too. With technologies such as BitTorrent around, I’ve always wondered why people put up with this BS. This is exactly where GameUpdates.org has nailed it – they are showing the world how effective a distribution medium BitTorrent can be.
Note that GameUpdates is not a public torrent index. They maintain their own private tracker (all members have upload rights enabled) and require users to maintain 1:1 upload to download ratio. It’s not a tiny site either. As of 10/4/2009, GameUpdates tracks over 2200 torrents and maintains an Alexa ranking below 150k - respectable stats for a niche tracker.
Registrations for this site are currently open. During this time, interested members can register an account for free. We do not know for how long this site will stay open so get in there ASAP.
Site Name: GameUpdates (http://www.gameupdates.org)
Signup URL: http://www.gameupdates.org/signup.php