Monday, May 02, 2011

Left 4 Dead 2

It’s been a long time since I’ve been really into gaming.  I’ve kept up with Quake 3/Live a little bit, but mostly I’ve been working on PHP programming and other stuff.  Left 4 Dead 2 has changed that however, bringing me back into the world of PC gaming.  I was never someone who was into the whole zombie apocalypse thing, but I do like this game a lot.  Besides having a pretty fun mix of zombies, weapons, and adventures, what I like about this game is the teamwork.  There are only a few campaigns, but trying to get through them with different people with different skills is challenging, and brings something new to gaming for me.  I’ve always been the solo warrior of Q3 before this.  I’ve been playing L4D2 with some random people online.  When you find a good teammate online you friend them through Steam and can invite them to play with you again later.  When you have good teammates you can ramp up the difficulty and have some fun.  Here’s a gameplay video where I make some good appearances:

Since getting back into PC gaming, I’ve picked up a Razer Mamba mouse, which I love!  I never thought I would like a wireless mouse on my gaming machine, but this is something else.  I also got a Razer Megalodon headset, which is less impressive but still nice.  Longer reviews of one or both may come soon. 

In Quakecon News, QC is coming sooner than we expect!  It’s may already and that means about 3 months to get good at Quake again.  If people are interested, I’d like to start a QL night or something where we play some DM/CA/TDM together to prepare.  Let me know!  My Pre-Quakecon LAN will actually have some thought put into it this year.  Can’t wait to see everyone. 

Posted by eclipse on 05/02 at 07:27 PM

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