Out of the Blue

Pie fight!

Well, Half-Life 2 deathmatch is easily more fun than I would have imagined. Devicer and I jumped into a multiplayer server, and a couple of minutes after commenting how players were obviously obsessed with their gravity guns because all they were doing was running around throwing things at each other, we each caught the fever, put away our guns, and joined the fray... Pie Fight is my new pet-name for gravity gun deathmatch, as the throwing of things is like a scene out of a Three Stooges short. The big surprise was how insanely fast and furious the gameplay was... the original H-L DM was somewhat methodical with slower running speeds and people planting trip-bombs all about, but this was more like DOOM or Serious Sam (though we didn't try team deathmatch yet, which may be more contemplative). My favorite gameplay bit so far is getting into games of soccer, shooting cars back and forth trying to crush each other.

Links of the Day: You Have Bad Taste in Music. Thanks Ken.
Project: The Game. Thanks Asher.
Snowman and Xmas Tree LED Ornaments Showcase.
Stories of the Day: AIDS Day Is Observed Around the Globe.
Apathy Dooms Optimists.
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New microscope could focus nanotech dream.
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Media of the Day: Flash CV. Thanks Maverick.
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
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I'd be much happier if servers did away with individual scores entirely. No individual points for a frag, or a cap, or an assist, or a defend. If your team caps, your team gets a point. That's it.

I've had plenty of TFC games where I kicked ass (okay, maybe stonewalled, because I play Engy D), but still wound up with a negative score. That didn't matter... the big goose-egg beside the other teams total score was what counted.
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