Tag Archives | Multiplayer

…It’s TGI Friday: Gang Garrison 2?

Gang Garrison 2

Gang Garrison 2 is a ‘bootleg demake’ of Team Fortress 2, and includes all nine classes, many different TF2-inspired environments, and fast-paced, team-based multiplayer gameplay in a unique and stylish 8-bit style.

Can the best multiplayer around be improved by demaking the graphics and bringing it all back to the core?

There’s only one way to find out…

[Gang Garrison 2]

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Casual Collective?

The Casual Collective

From the guys that brought you the highly addictive Desktop Tower Defense game comes The Casual Collective, a website filled with games that are guaranteed to suck hours out of your otherwise productive life.

The Casual Collective Games

Featuring classics like Desktop Tower Defense and Flash Elements Tower Defense as well as newcomers like Desktop Armada, a fleet command game where you must destroy the enemy base on your desktop, Minions, a multiplayer battle game similar to DTD, and Buggle Stars, a fun and addicting game where you must jump, hop, race, fly and dive your Buggle around to collect stars, there are sure to be games for just about everyone.

Just don’t start playing if you don’t have an hour or two to waste, because they don’t call these addicting on accident!

[The Casual Collective]

…It’s Website Wednesday: PixelJam?

PixelJam

PixelJam makes all kinds of crazy 8-bit goodness, including games like RatMaze, where you must hunt down various types of tasty cheese as a pixelated mouse, Gamma Bros, where you help the 21hard-working duo of Buzz and Zap get home in an award winning space shooter, and Dino Run, a multiplayer game where you must run, jump and claw your way to survival.

They also host a rather cool collection of 8-bit art, let you download their original 8-bit music, and have a shop if you’d like to sport some 8-bit gear.

Plus, Format Mag has a nice little interview with the creators if you’d like to read about what inspires their pixelated creations.

[PixelJam]

[Format – PixelJam]

…It’s TGI Friday: Stick Arena?

Stick Arena

Stick Arena lets you “jump online and take on the world from any PC!”

    Frag friends and foes anytime, anywhere in this revolutionary multiplayer flash game.

    Take down your opponents with the Katana, AK-47, Sledgehammer, Shotgun, Baseball Bat, or Glock.

    Battle it out in Offices, Construction Yards and Sewers.

    Create a free account to customize your character, save your combat stats and earn higher Ranks.

    Climb the leaderboard in a bid for 1st place; Can you go all the way to the top?

And be sure to check out the trailer for Go Ballistick, and expansion pack that will feature “6 devastating new weapons, epic new arenas, and an all-new currency system”.

[Stick Arena]

…The Orange Box is racist?

Team Fortress 2

Buyers of Valve’s The Orange Box quickly discovered that Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games out right now.

Using class-based warfare, players assume a role that they must follow until they die. If they want to be a medic, they must spend their time healing other players. If they want to be a pyro, they’re armed with a flamethrower and they must spend their time burning everything in sight.

Though it makes for great gameplay, it does bring up one question: Why is the only black character in the game a grenade launching drunkard?

Games aren’t necessarily known for their racial sensitivity, but this seems to go a bit beyond mere oversight.

What do you think? Was the black player’s role intentional, or did someone just press the black button at the wrong time?

[The Montoya Herald – Playing Offensive]

[Valve – The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2]

[Wikipedia – Team Fortress 2]