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Note sure how many of you recognize the name, but Scott Youngblood was the lead designer behind Tribes and Tribes 2.

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This has got to be the coolest thing to come out of PAX this year. Firefall, a game which immediately reminds me of Borderlands-meets-Tribes looks just fucking cool. My 5 word description would be a Free Tribes-Borderlands FPS not-MMO. How does that not excite someone?

Some news articles have been reporting that we are an MMO. We are not. We are first and foremost a competitive team based shooter. There's no dice rolling here, and the team has worked hard to develop the technology and smooth shooter action to make this game possible.


I don't know much about the game itself, since it's only been announced, but there is a 10 minute gameplay video that blew my mind. The first half is about defending some point for a mission and looks like pretty standard FPS fare, with jetpacks. After that you seem to do a fast-travel of sorts to a city hub where you're thrown into a dynamic mission based on the city being attacked. That part is just incredibly cool and amazing. Give it a look after the break.

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Earlier this week Alien Swarm was released via Steam for FREE! Along with the release came the Alien Swarm SDK and game code. Alien swarm is a top-down, 4-player co-op game powered by the source engine. The game looks beautiful and is incredibly fun and addictive.


Some of the features mentioned on the store page include:

  • Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
  • Complete game code and mod tools
  • Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
  • Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
  • 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
  • Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
  • 64 achievements
  • Tile-based map generation tool
  • Powered by Source and Steam

A new TF2 Hat is receive after accomplishing an Alien Swarm achievement:

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By UK_John
in Now Available - X Superbox on 2010-10-16
This is all well and good, but why has no media asked
the question: "What about the fans that diligently
went out and bought each X-game when they were
released?" I am one of them, as why shouldn't I ...


By RandomEngy
in OnLive - It Actually Works on 2010-10-12
I was in the beta. Everything felt off and
non-responsive. Though I have not checked them out
since they've released, since even if it got rid of
the lag it would still be a lot uglier than a locally
...


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
Updated the original post with that video. I dunno, I
think it was in poor taste personally. But if you
don't have any money for advertise I guess you do what
you need to do.


By Scott
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
I actually liked the publicity stunt. I watched the
live video of them this morning in their cult robes.
I think they realized the only way to get the
attention of the entire gaming community was to...


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
Guess it's just a publicity stunt after-all. Pretty
lame though.


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
http://www.gog.com/ They posted an update, the movie
in the link shows a game they didn't have before
"Baldurs Gate Complete Edition"


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
I'd be surprised to see it get a client, unless that
client is optional. One of the selling points of GOG
that they kept going on about was that you didn't need
a client. I'd be even more surprise...


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-20
From various sources it seems to be a bad publicity
stunt. http://polygamia.pl/Polygamia/1,107162,8397342
,GOG_sie_zamyka__Raczej_nie.html?bo=1 "Warning, date
of conference it’s most likely Wed...


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By Good Old Games
in A Holiday Wish from Us to You on 2010-12-05
As promised we have a small surprises for you everyday, even on Sunday :). Holiday season is about giving, taking and wishing everyone well. Post in this thread and get a chance to receive a Holiday c...

By Valve Software
in Left 4 Dead Update Released on 2010-12-03
Updates to Left 4 Dead have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:Left 4 DeadFixed voice recording intermittently stop...

By Valve Software
in Counter-Strike: Source Beta Update Released on 2010-12-03
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source Beta have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:Source engine changesMade another pa...

By Valve Software
in Super Meat Boy Updated on 2010-12-03
Fixes the Tofuboy problems on med and low res.
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By Impulse
in Pre-Order Shira Oka: Second Chances on 2010-12-03
Okashi Studios' upcoming RPG, Shira Oka: Second Chances, is now available for pre-order worldwide on Impulse today. Everyone who pre-orders the game will save 10% off the regular price.See Original...

By Valve Software
in Global Agenda Update Released on 2010-12-03
Updates to Global Agenda have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:New Merc PvP MapsVolcano Assault: Breach-style map...

By Valve Software
in New Release - Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle on 2010-12-03
Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is now available on Steam!As one of the detectives in the Blue Toad Detective Agency, follow the clues and solve the murder mystery in the...

By Valve Software
in New Release - RUSH on 2010-12-03
RUSH is now available on Steam!Guide your cubes through a series of obstacles to their exits in RUSH! This 3D puzzle game is sure to challenge the mind!Enjoy 10% off until December 10th at 10 am Paci...