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  • impynickers 4:57 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink
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    Super in depth micro managing version of Company of heroes…. mental note taken.

    Been biting off quick chunks of game lately.
    First off Jamestown. Spectacular. I don’t know what I was expecting, but this game is goddamn likable.
    It even offers couch co-op with my controller, keyboard, and mouse all compatible. Its bullet hell formula is slightly less intimidating than Ikaruga, which I appreciate. It feels like something I could seek to master given time, but offers a great bite of deliciousness when time is restrained.

    Next I went back to Counterstrike, Source flavored. Getting on a good server can make some incredible difference to your experience. I have been frequenting a server full of fun loving people interested in talking about a wide variety of interesting topics, fooling around… just plain having fun and wearing hats.
    Sure TF2 has hats, yes, but the rare server on counterstrike can also have hats, and crazy maps.

    Ever since Elevator:Source I started to remember that multiplayer gaming is a great platform for conversation and shenanigans. I guess the fratboy crowd of XBOX live had sent me into a long despair. I stopped wanting to talk to anybody. While I was on a positive kick I eventually booted up Day of Defeat again, just to see the kinds of people I could find on there. More great shenanigans. Why can I never go on XBOX live and have this much fun? Why do those people hate so much?

    Now, to be fair, I am absolutely certain that there are comparable experiences on steam, but there is a way for me to search for the kinds of servers and games I want to play. All this matchmaking nonsense has kinda taken away a lot of this functionality. I honestly cant tell you what good the pro, underground, or family settings on the 360 are doing, but they seem to rarely match me with people of my same type. Anyways… this is my slow revelation unfolding for maybe 20-30 minutes at a time. Short bursts of awesome.
    Old Valve games = still hot shit.

  • zegolf 2:46 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink
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    This game seems a bit “Squady” so I figured I’d make everyone aware. Looks like “Alien Swarm” just went free on Steam for the next few hours – http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/

    I can’t purchase it at work, because I can’t install the steam client, so I’m really hoping it’s still on sale tonight when I get home.

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