DemoNews was originally founded in 1998 as a place to quickly and easily get the latest game demos, both freeware and shareware. Recently, after doing a search for game downloads, we went from game site to game site simply looking for new releases and eventually gave up frustrated because it seems you can not just simply go find game downloads anymore. Everything is graphic overload, full pages ads upon entering, pop-up ads, spyware, no external links to game companies, enter your email to download, being tricked into clicking links to buy games rather then download, waiting in line, not being given a link to the author, being forced to register, being told obviously lame games were 5 star and all of the "business of gaming" things most so called game websites do, since the dotcom bust, that just ruins the experience for us. We actually found one website that forces you to install a spyware toolbar to download other peoples free games. Another actually repackaged free games with claims it is spyware free while installing spyware added to the package. Can you imagine? And what happened to all the great freeware games out there?

DemoNews.Com is here to help you grab the latest downloads without all of the business and scams of most so called gaming websites. DemoNews runs every game you see listed to check for spyware, viruses or unwanted 3rd party programs. Any programs that have these are not listed here. If you like our website and would like to support us, we simply ask that you click an interesting ad occasionally, or purchase a game through us on any download page, which nets us a small commision. This helps pay for our time, file server and hosting costs. Thanks for visiting and please, tell a friend.

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Data collection on our website

What data is processed and for what purpose?

1) Data that is automatically saved when visiting our website in a server log file. These are, above all, technical data necessary for checking the system security. These are:

  • Name of the domain
  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Page
  • Used server protocol
  • Status of the called page
  • Referring website
  • Internet browser detection. This may include the browser name, version, and operating system

Furthermore, this data will be used anonymously for our web statistics. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR allowing the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

2) Data that you give us actively and voluntarily by registering on our website and whose processing you accept by agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

When you register on our website, we at least save this information:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Location up to the level of the federal states/regions
  • The anonymized IP address for up to 30 days
  • Optional email address
  • Registration date
  • Last login date

For reasons of privacy, we recommend when you register to use a  nickname and never to use your real name or email address. 

The data provided during registration remain stored as long as you are registered on our website.

Anonymized IP addresses are stored by our system for 30 days to protect against possible violations and misuse, such as spam. Our system uses an internal antispam database to automatically block corresponding user accounts.

At no time will personal data, such as Email address, transmitted to external antispam services.

3) Data that is processed by third parties and whose responsibility for data protection compliance lies with third parties

These are advertisement service providers such as Google Adsense and plugins like YouTube to display videos on our website. An exact overview of used services and plugins of third parties can be found in the appendix.

4) Cookies

Like most websites, our website can use cookies to improve the user experience. Cookies are small text files that contain data (such as your login) and are stored by your Internet browser. Most cookies on this website are called session cookies. These are automatically deleted after closing your Internet browser, other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them.

You can also completely block cookies in your internet browser. In this case, restrictions may occur on our website. In particular, the login will not work.

We use the following types of cookies:

Cookies on our website
A list of standard cookies on our website and its function can be found in the appendix “Standard cookies on our website”.

Third-party cookies
Cookies may be provided by third parties. Please refer to the links to the corresponding privacy statements in the appendix "Third-party services and plugins".

General information and mandatory information

Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data seriously and only store data that is necessary for the operation of this website. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations.

Please note that data transmission on the Internet, such as E-mail, may have security holes. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Your rights

You have the right to receive free information about your stored personal data, the correction, and the limitation of processing at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. Please note that we require proof of your identity for such requests, for data security reasons. For such inquiries send an email to


If you have an active user account on this website, login and select the Option "Your Account" from the dropdown menu to get an overview of all your stored personal data.

Data portability

You have the right to obtain personally identifiable information we have stored based on your consent in a structured, common, machine-readable format. If you have an active user account on this site, login and select the Option "Your Account" from the dropdown menu and clicking on the "Download" button.

Deletion and objection

You can always delete your active user account. This will deletes all personal data stored in your user account in accordance with Art. 17 (1) (b) GDPR. To delete your active user account, login and select the Option "Delete Account" from the dropdown menu. Please note that this process is not reversible.

Any public postings that you have written will be anonymised in this case, since otherwise existing topics will be taken out of context. Moreover, this would contradict freedom of expression and freedom of information. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Third-party services

Google Adsense

Our website uses Google Adsense as advertising service provider. Google maintains a Privacy Shield certification, thereby guaranteeing a level of data protection adapted to the European Union.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons (including the IP address of the users) about the use of this website and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server and stored there. Google uses your IP address for detecting invalid click activity and attacks. Google will anonymize the IP address after 9 months. This information may also be disclosed by Google to Google's contractors. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

Please note that we opt out of personalized ads in countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). If you are living in a non-EEA country you may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting the website.

Operator is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find the privacy policy of Google at:

The use of Google Adsense is on our legitimate interest in financing our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.


Our website uses plugins to display videos from YouTube. If you visit this page with embedded YouTube videos, the YouTube server will tell you which of our pages you've visited.

Operator is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. You can find the privacy policy of YouTube at:

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Standard cookies on our website

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Life span: 1 year

This cookie will be stored on your computer if you have consented to the use of cookies on our website. This option is only available for visitors from the European Union and can be revoked anytime by clicking "Click here to revoke your cookies consent again" in the upper right menu. You may need to logout to access this option.

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This cookie save the user login session to make it easier for users who participate on our website.  Visitors from the European Union need to give consent to store cookies on their computer in order to use this feature.