Free-to-play military strategy game Desert Operations has been around for 10 years, and that’s along time for any game to go without at least a little sprucing up. DO got that today, in what gamigo is calling “a holistic reskin,” a visual overhaul that affects everything from units to buildings to maps to the UI. Why, you can even count every grain of sand that gets in your boots and finds its way into your shorts and up your …

OK, maybe it’s not that good, but it is pretty big. gamigo said that all 30 building models and numerous landscape details were improved. Even the achievements “shine more brightly than any medal polish could ever achieve.”

As for the game itself, if you’re hearing about it for the first time — I know I am! — it appears to be a web-based strategy title where you’ll need more than firepower to win the day. Espionage, economics, and alliances will need to be carefully calculated to prevail, and you’ll need to research new technology to keep up with your rivals. We’re sure none of those elements would benefit from spending real money, though, because that would be wrong.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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