Free Release of MechWarrior 4 via MTX

So as I was minding my own business surfing the interwebz, I notice this little excellent bit of gaming interest if you’re a fan of MechWarrior Apparently, Microsoft has released, for free, MechWarrior 4, here is the press release (at least as of the time of it’s posting) [Click on image to enlarge] The […]

Gaming Hobby

Attack of the Free-For-Non-Commercial-Use Game Engines!

I just stumbled across this story on Slashdot announcing Epic’s release of a free version of it’s Unreal Engine for non-commercial uses [Epic Press Release:]. The story also points out that last week Unity also announced a free version of their game engine, also for non-commercial games [Unity Press Release:]. It makes my […]

Gaming Rant

Damn gimicks, aka “The Hat Trick”

So I'm minding my own business, restarting my Steam client to check for any game updates and what do I see but this (click the image for the full sized version): So if you're at all interested in Team Fortress 2, you'll know that a few months ago they introduced the concept of unlockable customization content for the […]

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Creating custom Team Fortress 2 Sprays for a PC

This little tutorial will cover making custom TF2 sprays. How to make a static spray, a transparent spray, and animated sprays. First, to give credit where credit is due. I found the information on making sprays from a few blogs/sites. Unfortunately, there was no comprehensive information for dealing with transparency and animation so this article […]


Team Fortress 2 Achievements

While I'm at it, I've heard of a convenient way to help grind these things out. I don't know if it's ethical or not but, I'll leave that decision to you. 1.) Start a server 2.) from console: mp_teams_unbalance_limit 0 2.) from console: sv_cheats 1 3.) from console (as many as you want): bot -team […]


Game: Dead Space first thoughts

“Only the Dead Survive. A massive deep-space mining ship goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact on a distant planet. Engineer Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission, only to uncover a nightmarish blood bath — the ship's crew horribly slaughtered and infected by alien scourge. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and engaged in […]


A thought or two on Left 4 Dead

Right off the bat, let me say, this is a great game! Fun, suspenseful, and Co-Op! If you enjoy shooting zombies, You just can't go wrong here. Hats off to Valve. Single player and Co-Op (THANK YOU VALVE for bringing it back!!) are great. Versus… Well, I just don't like it much… Random team, random […]