When I see the initials "DLC" not preceded by the word "free" it always makes me wimper a little and remember the effort that once went into expansion packs. Fortunately the generous folks behind Starpoint Gemini have remembered the correct prefix for their freshly announced new content for the space tactic-em-up, called Gladiators.
You'll be devastated to learn this doesn't mean it'll feature bank managers and flight attendants fighting steroid-infused beasts in a series of bewildering events. BUT IT SHOULD. Instead what you've got here are four new ship designs, fifty new "special ship systems awarded for victory, some new, more difficult combat situations such as "Free-for-all" and "Team fights", and the Outer Horizon - a new sector where "the special tournament is held". The special tournament on the reversed travelators above a pit of foam spikes? No John. No.
It's free, because say developers LGM Games,
"We feel there's no better way to thank all fans of Starpoint Gemini, Iceberg Interactive and Little Green Men for their tremendous support than offering a free add-on to the game and we hope gamers like this little gift called SPG Gladiators."
You can read Jim's thoughts on the game here. And you can download the demo for it over here. In fact, the game is currently 20% off at Iceberg's shop. And if you've already got the game, then click here for the English version of the DLC, and here for the German.