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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Friday, September 30, 2011


So, Steam.

As with everything else I appear to be way behind the times on, Steam is on of them. Cheap(er) games, straight to my computer, with no fees or anything? Sounds good.

Sounds good, that is, until you realise that there is essentially nothing decent available for Mac only. Plants versus Zombies, Worms Reloaded, Civilization 5, and a load of total dross, too.

But, looky. Steam is made by Valve, who made some fairly excellent games. And, oh, looky here, they're offering Team Fortress 2 for free. For freekin' ever. This I like the sound of, but is it any good?

Simply, it's great. You can tell they love multiplayer FPS from way back in the day, as the original Team Fortress was developed from Quake. That's Quake One, of course, for the noobs.

With nine distinctly different classes, team play, great graphics and sound reminiscent of The Incredibles, Team Fortress 2 is a very good game, and one I'm definitely going to be playing a lot. Even better, it's free! More free stuff!

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