Real-time strategy fans will be glad to hear that a demo for the third incarnation in Microsoft's Age of Empires series has just been released for the masses. For those out of the loop, Age of Empires puts you in control of an ancient civilization, and asks you to guide it through various stages in order to thrive, and, of course, kill those who dare oppose you.
One of the more intriguing new features in the game is that of a home city. Throughout a campaign, you see it grow and develop, depending on your success throughout the rest of the new world. On top of that, it can also send you supplies, troops and so on. Handy.
Age of Empires III also claims to have some of the best graphics out there right now, and if the demo is anything to go by, they might be right. Plus, a new physics engine has been implemented, which is nice.
Sound interesting? Want to play it? You can download the demo from the official website, as well as any other good file network. Remember though, it is a steep 368MB file.