Posts Tagged ‘Free’

TF2 Update Is Live, Rather Fantastic

August 14, 2009


The final day of the TF2 update news has come and gone, and so the update has been released. The last bit of news told us that we would be getting a CTF version of Sawmill, the inclusion of CP_Yukon from the community as an official map, and many new features and fixes. Hit the read more bit under this to find the full changelog, and stay tuned for some impressions of after-update play.



TF2 Update News Day 2 – King of the Hill arrives.

August 13, 2009


The Team Fortress 2 Update continues, with a new game mode announced today alongside a new map. The new game mode is King of the Hill – a multiplayer mode which is surely familiar to anybody who plays multiplayer FPS games. Essentially, one team takes hold of a point, and has to stop the other team from taking it away from them. There’s a timer of three minutes which counts down for the duration of your teams’ occupation of the point, and the same for the other team. Essentially, the first teams’ timer to reach zero wins.

With this news comes the announcement of a new map, this time set in a snowy setting, specifically designed for the new mode along with the arena maps Sawmill and Nucleus which have been modified for the new mode.

TF2 Update Inbound, Hats Are The New Old Hats

August 12, 2009

It doesn’t seem long since the mighty Sniper vs. Spy update, but apparently Valve have decided to shake things up again with a new ‘classless’ update for Team Fortress 2. What that essentially means is that the update will have no specific class in mind – and therefore all classes will get something nifty. The first day of update news is up, and we can be expecting 18 new hats and a new Arena level to be arriving with the update. We’ll keep you posted with the next few days of news.

NEOTOKYO° Half-Life 2 Mod Released

July 5, 2009


I’m a couple of days late with this, but of course with things like this it’s much better late than never. NEOTOKYO° has been one of my most highly anticipated Half-Life 2 mods for quite a while now, behind only things like the fabled Black Mesa: Source, so it’s with great joy that I bring the news that it has finally been released. I’m afraid that I’ve not played it yet, so I can’t vouch for the gameplay, but it looks incredible and sounds like once you get the hand of the tactical gameplay it’ll be a blast. The mod is a tactical multiplayer game, with plenty of maps, weapons, night vision, thermal vision etc, so if you’re an arcade type this might not be for you. Everyone else (and those who are doubtful) should give it a go though. You can read more about the mod on the teams’ website or ModDB page, the latter containing download links.

Battlefield Heroes: Out Now For No Money, Unless You Want A New Hat

June 25, 2009


I’d forgotten that Battlefield Heroes hadn’t already been released, what with me having been in the beta since the game first went into closed beta, but now it’s been released for the subservient oiks that trundle around the lower ground of the internet. That means you. It’s free-to-play but not free-to-buy-hats, which means if you’re serious about customising your character (and you should be, it’s one of the game’s most redeeming features), you’ll need to pay money. Anyway, Go! Play! (Even if the game doesn’t interest you in the slightest, follow the link purely for the video. It’s awesome.)

Half-Life 2: Calamity Review

May 29, 2009


Half-Life 2: Calamity is, before anyone thinks a new Half-Life 2 game has been released, a new community mod which was released late last night by its creator, Bobby Cardona. It’s essentially a (completely non-canon) prequel to the events in Half-Life 2, taking place on the 6th day of what Half-Life 2 characters and aficionados call the 7 Day War (when the combine arrive at Earth and blah blah blah… You’ll know it if you’ve played Half-Life 2, and you need Half-Life 2 to play). The mod’s been a fairly long time coming, and I’ve been keeping a casual eye on things as they progressed for the last year or so, so here it is: Half-Life 2: Calamity.


The TF2 Troubles

May 24, 2009


Last week (presuming you hold to the somewhat insane view that Sunday is the beginning of the week, not the end), the new Team Fortress 2 update was released. Initially anticipated by large numbers of players hoping for a bit of fresh air in their favourite team-based multiplayer game, it was not till the next day that the majority discovered the true horrors that lie within the Sniper vs Spy update…


Sniper Vs Spy – TF2 Update Is Live

May 22, 2009


The new update for Team Fortress 2 has gone live. I’ve not gone over the new update in any great length, because I’m saving it all up for a mini ‘review’ of the changes, but you can find all the details on what’s changed over at the update page. On top of this, Valve are having another free weekend of TF2, meaning that anyone that still hasn’t bought the game can try it for nothing for the weekend. The game itself is also half price at the moment, meaning you can get it for £6.99.


May 19, 2009


Rock, Paper, Shotgun pointed me in the direction of this free little game. Fathom is, quite simply, the best such game I’ve played for a long time, but not for the gameplay. There’s a twist in the game which, I’m relatively proud to say, I actually got. I’ll not say much more so as not to spoil it for you, you can find it here. It’s basically a platformer, but it’s well worth a look.

Gang Garrison 2

May 6, 2009

Gang Garrison, Pixel Mayhem

I recently discovered this upbeat “demake” of Team Fortress 2 entitled Gang Garrison. Basically its Team Fortress 2 from twenty years ago and is a brilliantly cute side scrolling reincarnation of our favourite class based shoot em up. Unfortunately there are no dedicated servers larking about so be prepared to encounter some lag, once you find a server that is.

Its a fun distraction, though it may tempt you into playing the real Team Fortress 2. Its does have its own remake of the theme music in classic 8-bit style, that alone is enough reason to give it a go.