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  • Donncha 12:32 pm on March 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Dino D-Day looks nice! 

    Dino D-Day looks nice and pretty! Servers are a bit empty though. I came across one player who logged in as a dinosaur but he couldn’t get me because I was on the roof of a shed. Neither could I get him because my rifle didn’t seem to do any damage.

    He logged in a few minutes later as a Nazi and I got my first kill after I followed him around for a bit.

    With players this could be a great game, I played the market level and it felt very varied and graphics were gorgeous.

    I wonder if they’ll get the players?

    • Tom Slominski 12:52 pm on March 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got that game, I just have to get time and build up patience required to actually get into Windows and install it via Steam.

    • David Nicol 5:25 pm on March 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I just sent them an email for a beta key so may see you on there.

    • tyewebb 10:26 am on March 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Just got done playing for several hours. They do have some servers up now, they were labeled as US west coast, so not sure if you guys will be able to see or get in them. The triceratops kind of sucks, but the velociraptor it really fun to play as. I was goated a couple times by one guy who was quite good, if you don’t know about the goats just wait. There was also a developer in the server playing with us and seemed like a pretty nice guy and answered questions. There are just some hilarious things in this game, for example the sniper can throw a dead rabbit on the ground to distract dinosaurs.

  • Donncha 9:18 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Dino D-Day: Nazis and Dinosaurs! 

    This Half Life 2 mod, Dino D-Day is seeing a commercial release this month on Steam. I’ve never heard of this game but the Big Download Blog is giving away 100 invites to try the beta and I just got one so must give that a go soon!

    Nazis and dinosaurs. Wow.

  • Donncha 5:56 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: GamesTM, Half Life 2, , , The Orange Box, ,   

    10 of the best multiplayer experiences 

    I just spotted a two page feature in GamesTM listing their top 10 multiplayer games:

    1. Mario Kart
    2. Bomberman
    3. Street Fighter
    4. Halo
    5. Micro Machines
    6. Battlefield
    7. Worms
    8. Pac-man Vs
    9. Team Fortress 2
    10. Starcraft

    What? No Modern Warfare 2? Surely they jest!! OMG WTF!

    Anyway, the list above reminded me I had the Orange Box for the Xbox, and included on that compilation is Team Fortress 2. Ihaveneverplayedit! Yes, I have never played it! I also only played Portal on my Macbook with frustrating teeth grinding slow results.

    Will I play TF2? I’d like to but probably not unless someone volunteers to join me in a game.

    Edit: I found this video of Team Fortress 2, uploaded earlier today so looks like an active community still!

    • David Nicol 6:45 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve seen footage of TF2, but never played it. It looks like it would be quite fun though….. but 360.

      • David Nicol 6:46 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        And I knew there was something else I meant to say:

        MarioKart….. #1!? Really?

        • Donncha 6:50 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink

          I know! I played it a few times but for all the interaction with other players I could be playing a single player game!

          Of the games listed, I’ve only played Mario Kart and Battlefield. I really have to give Halo a go sometime, and of course TF2.

    • David Nicol 8:02 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve only played a couple of them myself, so here’s my opinion on them:
      1. Mario Kart – like you said, but with cheating douches included
      2. Bomberman – there’s a multiplayer in Bomberman? Are we talking about the c64 version?
      3. Street Fighter – Was never any good at it, so my experience is tarnished with arse handings.
      4. Halo – never liked it due to it being Fastest Finger Wins to me.
      5. Micro Machines – never played it
      6. Battlefield – only played BFBC2, and we know how we all feel about that.
      7. Worms – played against friends on the original Playstation and then Worms 3D on the Gamecube – a good fun game. AI is a complete pig-dog though!
      8. Pac-man Vs – never heard of it.
      9. Team Fortress 2 – not played it
      10. Starcraft – not played it.

    • Donncha 8:12 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just remembered. I played Micro Machines, but the original game on the Amiga which was a blast. It had on-the-same-screen multiplayer but I think they probably meant a later iteration!

    • Ryan Markel 8:41 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Bomberman is awesome. There’s a great version of it on XBLA.

    • TheChrisD 8:19 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      so looks like an active community still!

      Understatement of the decade so far!

  • Donncha 12:11 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Half Life 2 comes to the Mac 

    I’m downloading Half Life 2 through Steam on my Macbook now. I don’t expect it to run any better than Portal did however. Glad I have the Orange Box on my Xbox if I want a decent game of either! (Thanks giantbomb!)

    • Donncha 4:32 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was pleasantly surprised. It was playable at the lowest setting. Almost.

      The sound broke and occasionally came back from time to time. Oh well.

    • TheChrisD 9:49 am on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Steam name?

      • Donncha 10:17 am on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It’s docaoimh – but I only use Steam on the Mac now. Don’t have Windows on any of my machines any more, so I don’t use it any more as my Macbook is a crap games machine!

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