Saturday, October 27, 2007

The "Online Gaming" Post

I recently upgraded my operating system and this gave me easy access to a number of mature, free, cross-platform, online games. I have got myself hooked on TREMULOUS, which is an online ego-shooter with a few building and strategy elements thrown in. It is a lot of fun if you get on a server where players do not spend the whole time camping in their cushy base. I would like to renew our gaming sessions and thought this might be a good place to start.



"You cannot kill the Metal . . . the Metal will live on."

Other ideas are:
Sauerbraten
Scorched 3D

These sound even better but I have not tested them yet:
World of Padman
Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory
Beyond the Red Line (Battlestar Galactica!!!)

8 comments:

Pete said...

I am up for online gaming, but I have appointments today, and next Sunday. I'll stay in touch about this.

Mr. Alex said...

I've been playing a bit of Team Fortress 2 as it came with Portal/HL2:EP2. Fun fun!

Pete said...

I watched each of the videos on the Team Fortress preview site twice! They're tremendously funny. And are a big nostalgia kick for me.

Mr. Alex said...

You should ALL GET The Orange Box from Valve! It contains Portal, Team Fortress 2, and ALL of Halflife 2 (the main game + the two episodic follow-ups thus far). They are excellent from a game-play, plot (well, as much as it could be said that there is a plot to TF2), and eye-candy angle. Portal, in particular, is probably the funniest game I've played in a long time...

Mr. Alex said...

Also: If anyone has an interest in playing Halflife 2 & Halflife 2:Episode 1 for free, I have an extra copy of both which I can "gift" to another Steam user. Just let me know...

Pete said...

I am down with Tremulous / Scorched-3d this Sunday.
Lemme know what time...

Don Jason said...

It is a date.
Approximately 5 PM (EST) your time, give or take. I am running the lights for a theatre piece and so get home rather late.
Would anyone else like to join us?

Pete said...

Aack. I can't stick around tonight to play games. My Pops is in the hospital. He'll be okay, it's an atrial flutter that reoccurs every couple of years.