Who knew there were so many steps to fixing an elevator? Not me! Seriously though, I’m pretty sure this is not your standard elevator-fixing procedure.
Also, don’t forget, I’m giving away a copy of Half Life 2 for free! You can find info on it here if you want to enter.
Well, that was quick! Thanks for all the support and encouragement, guys! It’s been much appreciated. You’re all great. 🙂 Also, hello and thank you to the new subscribers for pushing it over the 50 subscriber mark. I hope you’ll stick around and see what else I’ve got in store for you guys! Now, it’s time to get this started!
First of all, I could not praise Half Life 2 enough. It truly is a seminal game of our time. It’s also one of my personal favourites and sits firmly at no. 3 of my favourite games of all time list. Also it’s for the PC, which is arguably my favourite platform as well, so now I’m just throwing my favourite things at you left, right and centre.For more info on HL2, check out the list here.
If you want a chance to win this game, just subscribe to my blog if you’re not already and leave a comment to this post saying ‘I want Half Life 2!’ The only other requirement is that you have Steam. If you don’t have it, just go to their website and download it for free. The giveaway will end noon on Monday (GMT) and I’ll be picking the winner randomly after that. Good luck!
UPDATE: And the winner is… drumroll please … Toastie!
Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you at the email address you provided to ask for your Steam ID, so watch out for it! For everyone else, better luck next time! Watch out for more giveaways that I’ll be doing in the future. I’ll be looking to give away awesome indie titles as well as AAA titles (when I’ve got the cash to spare), so hopefully there’ll be something to suit everyone!
Yup, I know it may not seem like a huge number to some, but hey I think it’s really exciting and I love all of you guys so I want to give you a little something back for supporting me thus far! I haven’t been blogging very long, but the support from the community and all of you guys has been awesome. I’m currently on 49 subscribers, but I thought I’d go ahead and announce it now anyway. Many of you probably have this, but the gift I got was Half Life 2 for PC. I wanted to pick something from my favourite games list and Half Life 2 is way up there as you can see. If you haven’t played it, you’re seriously missing out and so hopefully I’ll be able to rectify that! I’ll announce more details when I hit 50 subscribers, but essentially you’ll just have to be subscribed or subscribe if you haven’t already, probably leave a comment indicating you want in and have Steam. Anyways, more information will be coming soon!
As you can tell from the title, this is going to be a positive review in a sort of resigned way, because I know how much time I’m going to be spending on this game in the future. I can’t really believe how much I like it. This isn’t even the kind of game I usually play. My experience with RTS is fairly limited. I was into Warcraft III and Age of Empires, but generally speaking RTS as a genre doesn’t appeal to me too much. I like things to happen fast in games and a lot of the time there’s all this painful (at least for me) base-building to get through before you can even begin to think about attacking the enemy. You can’t just stroll on over and shoot someone and be done with it or rather you could try, but you’d probably die a quick death. There’s nothing wrong with RTS of course, that’s just my personal preference and my lack of patience for and experience at it. However, Dota 2 is a major exception to this. It’s an RTS game that doesn’t feel like pulling teeth to me. It’s fast and action-packed and has zero base-building. The only character you control is your own hero and it’s all about upgrading your skills and buying the right equipment and of course strategising. The best thing though about this action-RTS game? It’s free-to-play. That’s right, this incredibly involved, dynamic and addictive game is totally free (unless you want to pay for some completely optional and purely cosmetic items). For $0 you immediately get the full range of over 90 heroes, all with their own unique appearances and combination of skills and over 60 items. I can tell you now, this is possibly the best free-to-play game I have ever played. How they can sustain this, I have no idea, but I’m not complaining.