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Old 07-20-10, 06:26 PM   #61
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Valve just hired a company Psychologist to help promote productivity and new ideas in the company.

This may just be testing a new game mode to see if it's popular. If it is, they may release a full game down the road with even better mechanics, more options, lots of campaigns, etc.

Exciting stuff.
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Old 07-20-10, 06:51 PM   #62
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Not bad, for those running SLI check out the SLI patch www.evga.com/sli
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Old 07-21-10, 06:09 AM   #63
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its ok. like an indie game. atrocious ai on sp. plus some other niggles. no steam servers i could find.

this has nothing on Alien breed by team 17. that game while not free is way way better than this.
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Old 07-21-10, 08:31 AM   #64
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its ok. like an indie game. atrocious ai on sp. plus some other niggles. no steam servers i could find.

this has nothing on Alien breed by team 17. that game while not free is way way better than this.
that doesnt even have coop does it?
AS is a pure Coop game really (well, mod I suppose), like L4D, if you play it in the token SP mode, you´re doing it wrong.
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Old 07-21-10, 09:07 AM   #65
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After playing it for the last 2 nights or so, it's well done and very polished. It runs well on my GTX 480, is if it wouldn't.

But I wouldn't pay for it. I like the healing and stuff but the ammo and turret management is not that fun. I'd rather play TF2 or LFD1 or 2.
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Old 07-21-10, 09:20 AM   #66
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I finally downloaded and played it a little. Definitely takes a little getting used to. I reckon it didn't help that I was playing with only one friend and some strangers, and there was no communication. I also didn't take time to learn anything about the game, and didn't bother playing on Easy or Normal modes...they were playing on Hard.

At least I got my TF2 hat, though.
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What TF2 hat are you crazy people talking about?
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Old 07-21-10, 11:48 AM   #68
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What TF2 hat are you crazy people talking about?
FREE HAT!!! (been re-watching south park..)
http://www.destructoid.com/play-alie...2-179435.phtml
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Old 07-21-10, 12:21 PM   #69
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What TF2 hat are you crazy people talking about?
If you get the Hat Trick achievement, you get a free alien hat in TF2. It looks terrible, but a free hat is a free hat.
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So I have to actually play it more to unlock the hat? Not worth it.
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Old 07-21-10, 12:57 PM   #71
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So I have to actually play it more to unlock the hat? Not worth it.
You technically don't.

If you join a game in the middle of it, and you're just spectating, then they finish it, you get counted towards that. Just do it twice, and boom. You only need to finish 2 missions.
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Not even worth that.
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