Archive for the ‘valve games’ Category

TF2 Connection Problems Persist

Team Fortress 2 has recently gone free to play, which I am guessing has resulted in a big spike in players (it is currently the most played game on Steam, with a peak of nearly 100 000 players today – no doubt it was busier at the weekend). As a result, my old post on […]

Solo Runs In Alien Swarm (Optionally With Bots)

Alien Swarm is still a fun game, and after a quick session this evening I felt like giving a solo run a try. Problem is, if you go to “Play online” and try to start by yourself the game complains that “This mission requires at least two players playing”. Fortunately, the developers were kind enough […]

Little Rocket Man / Get Some Grub

A6BQXSMBXD9S [for Technorati, please ignore] If, like me, you are looking to round off your Half Life 2 Episode 2 achievements, you’ll want to have a look at the following two guides: Get Some Grub Not tricky, just time consuming. Have a look at Nibbles’ guide on GameFAQs (link), which painstakingly walks you through all […]

Left 4 Dead 2

So it’s official, Valve have announced Left 4 Dead 2;. I’m excited.  I won’t be participating in any boycott, as I’ve gotten a lot of value from the current iteration (as you can see). Honestly, this sense of entitlement is mind-boggling. I understand that some are frustrated that it took so long for Dead Air […]

Team Fortress 2 Pyro Update

To go along with the Medic update released a while back, Valve are now releasing the Pyro version. Not only is the release time shockingly soon after the medic update, they seem to have learned from that, and changed a few things. Firstly though, the other stuff. This update also includes 2 new maps, cp_fastlane […]

TF2 – ‘Lost connection to server’ Solved

Even though I have exams coming up, I still manage to squeeze in the odd round or ten of Team Fortress 2. I blame Valve for releasing the medic achievements recently. (7 to go! One of them is ‘Family Practice’, so I need some more Steam friends to deploy an ubercharge on, hint hint. Also, […]

Long awaited return post!

I have been away for a wee while down in the London trying to get some work experience and generally not doing any work at all. I returned a few weeks ago, but have been busy wasting time so haven’t gotten round to posting here. It seems the quality of posting dropped dramatically in my […]

Half Life 2: Aftermath = Half life 2: Episode One

 Thats right, valve have finally delivered on thier promise to make new episodic content! Valve Software has revealed to GameSpot that Aftermath, the upcoming expansion pack to the award-winning 2004 shooter Half-Life 2, has been renamed “Half-Life 2: Episode One.” When asked whether the name change is indicative of a change in direction for the […]

Steam Friends Beta

Friends on steam used to work…sort of. It would let you find your friends and then join whatever server they were on…sort of. It was plagued by problems, mostly reliability issues, one day it worked and the next day it didn’t. Now Valve have released the first update to it for a long time, and […]

Quick CSS/BF2 update

These combined updates will probably happen more and more often, and will contain general little news items about several games…in this case Counter Strike Source and Battlefield 2.