33% off Monday Night Combat and Free Weekend Gaming!

Monday Night Combat is 33% off now on Steam, and it’s free to play until Sunday next. Restart your Steam client and the news popup will have a link to download the game.

I played the game with Tye a few weeks back and was less than enamored with it but who’s up for some gaming this weekend in it?

MechWarrior Living Legends Anyone?

Youtube commentator Mileycyrusthevirus has moved on from Bad Company 2 and is playing MechWarrior Living Legends. It’s a free mod of Crysis Warhead (that was on sale during the Steam Sale!) which I have so I might go look for it. Can’t beat huge mechs, jets and tanks fighting out all over the place can you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGHAu0NVS-I

Bad Company 2 Vietnam on December 18th?

This page on the Steam network suggests the Vietnam expansion for Bad Company 2 will be out on December 18th, at least on PC.

Hopefully Map Pack 7 will be out before then! Thanks Mike for the heads up!

Update! MP7 is out tomorrow and Vietnam is out on the 21st and 22nd according to this post! Wooo!

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BMQ57L9evw

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!)

Steam for Mac launches

Steam launched for Mac this morning and I’ve just installed it, along with the 33MB update that downloaded as soon as I started the programme. They’re giving away Portal for free until May 24th. Thanks Alex for the heads up!

I’m downloading it even though I just got a window saying my system didn’t meet the minimum system requirements. Oddly enough it mentions “Windows driver version” so that might be just a bug. The download is very slow but it’s hit 75% so not long now. More later …