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Thursday, October 7, 2004

Counterstrike: Source Available on Steam

That's right, you can reserve your copy of Half-Life 2 on Steam, and start playing Counterstrike: Source (the multiplayer portion of HL2) right now. The basic package (HL2 + Counterstrike) is going for $49.95. You can get two other packages for $59.95 (includes the basic package plus the original games using the new Source engine), or the swanky edition for $89.95 that has a whole slew of HL2 merchandise. Have fun.

A.T. Hun comments: Eh. I still want some physical media. I can't imagine how long it would take to pull that top package down, especially when a slew of people are trying to do it at once. It's not like they can just set up a torrent.

The Master comments: That is the downside of the Steam method of delivery. There's no way to take advantage of the bazillion PCs pulling downloads from your servers. Too bad. Personally, however, I don't mind Steam delivery, so long as I have an easy, reliable way to refetch if something happens to my machine. I don't want to be in Symantec-land begging someone to please listen to me, I need to get my software back, please, please.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Pondering the Imponderable

So far, I'm really enjoying the new DOOM3 Linux client. There are a couple minor bugs (e.g. the advanced graphics options don't get written to your config file), but nothing major. It sped up the game enough that I can play with shadows on and really experience it the way it was meant to be seen. That really adds a lot. It's not as spooky the second time through, but it probably is more fun. I can't exactly say why . . . it just is.

NFL Week #4 Final

Eeyore continues to climb back to respectability. Good thing I didn't openly mock her for the Chargers pick like I was going to. *cough* At any rate, I went 7-7 while Eeyore went 9-5. Oh the humanity! Overall, that brings me down to 37-23 (.617) while Eeyore improves to 32-28 (.533). My fantasy team got creamed like so much corn too. And another player got hurt.

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