"We don't stop
playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing."
OUR FIRST PRE-EDGE GAMING MISSION
Player "Wood" sets up
while the "Darklord" looks on
RECRUITS NEEDED NOW:
An army of gingerbread men, each with a choclate candy coated
button has been unleashed in Tasmania. Troop numbers are
rumoured to have reached their thousands. You must help
eliminate this army before they take over the island. Your
mission is to eat them - one by one.
to ID them, locate their spawn points and enjoy the
of victory! You will not need your mouse, just your mouth.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!
Get off that thar PC and start a
WHAT'S PLAYING - WHAT'S NOT.
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE II Gold Edition: - Released in 2003 by Activision and developed by Raven Software Corp., works on anything from a Pentium3 500 with 128mb RAM to the latest Windows 10 octocore PC's, this game is a absolute favorite fallback - it never fails and still holds it's own against the latest release shooters.
The only thing against it is you can't go prone but that's a good thing in helping prevent camping.
Our favourite map is Finca Houswarming - nothing like a battle around the pool with your mates!
V8 SUPERCARS 3: - DOES NOT WORK UNDER WINDOWS 7 - Due to Starforce disk copy protection, genuine purchasers of the game can no longer play it after upgrading. EPIC FAIL.
Also known promoted as Toca Racing in the
UK, was our favorite multiplayer racing sim.
More realistic than Toca3, but lacks Australian cars and mulitple race events.
Favourite: Demolition Derby with full damage & collision on! Mayhem, carnage and lots of fun.
CALL OF DUTY 2: - Favorite multiplayer shoot-em up for
close quarter combat. Set in WWII with some great maps and realistic
weapons.Unfortunately we've had trouble running this under Windows 8.1.
CALL OF DUTY - BLACK OPS:
A lot more going on than COD2 and awesome graphics, yet runs well. Various rewards are given for kill streaks which can lead to MORE kill streaks etc. Upgrades are earned as you play the game, unfortunately this makes for a very uneven playing field for those starting out, with the perception of more experienced players cheating.
Offers a different kind of gameplay, where your rewarded more for supporting your team mates and completing tasks than shooting other players. I like it - I can win :).
Larger scale first person war simulator. Fly
planes, choppers, drive tanks and vehicles, much more vast and
BATTLEFIELD 2 BAD COMPANY:
I only played this once, it ran like a dog! VERY hardware intesive resulting in low framerate and juttering even on a decent system. Also much higher ping rates on servers compared to COD.
Great single player, though a bit linear, nice online but unfortunately you can't set up a private server for LAN gaming with your mates. In the early days, I had many problems with massive updates not working and gave up on it in favour of COD Black Ops.
- Not multiplayer, but currently my favourite game for kicking back, massive area to discover and plenty to shoot, though sometimes the controls can be a little clumsy. Quicker to get around in a Spidermanesque fashion using your grappling hook and parachute than most land based vehicles. No wheel support :(
Far Cry 3 - While this single player game was entertaining enough to keep me coming back and complete it, I prefer the thrill and carnage of Just Cause for late night entertainment.
With responsibility, comes rules ...
Failure to adhere to
these rules or follow instructions from tone or swmbo may
result in a full ban from the enclave!!
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
1. RESPECT! -
SWMBO HOLDS ULTIMATE AUTHORITY!
Tone is 2IC - WHAT HE SAYS GOES OR YOU GO!
2. ATTITUDE: Calm
+ friendly - NO AGRO tolerated.
Remember, it's only a game!! We're here to have FUN!
3. AUDIO LEVELS: 60
db Maximum limit -
please keep your in-game excitement in check!
COMPUTER VOLUMES MUST REMAIN BELOW 50 dB (normal
AT ALL TIMES! 1ST BREACH: Speakers disconnected for 10
2ND BREACH: Speakers disconnected for 30 mins 3RD BREACH:
headphone use only!! Porn audio prohibited: immediate 3rd
40 db limit outside of enclave - sound echoes!
4. FOOD, DRINK & SMOKING:
Discouraged in enclave.
Please dispose butts in approved reciprocals.
Fridge & coffee making facilities available.
5. DEPARTURE: Keep
vehicle noise to a minimum.
30km max speed - near houses and corners!!!
This is for your safety & neighbours comfort.
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