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    Old 06-20-2011, 02:14 PM
    Spank n Uranus Spank n Uranus is offline
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    Default Week 26: Counter Strike: Source



    What is the PC Gamer Club?

    The PC Gamer Club (PCGC for short) is where the great minds of the internets come together to talk about the game of the week.

    How does the club work?

    Each week a winner of the previous week's poll is chosen to take center stage in our discussion. Members have one week prior to the start of the current week's club to get a hold of the game, be it digital download, physical retailers, garage sales, or even those old floppies lying around since 1992. Throughout the week, members will play the game and give their feedback on what worked, what didn't, and how it stands up to today's standards. The week will officially start on Mondays, and run until the following Sunday.

    How can I join?

    The requirements of joining the PCGC are easy.

    1. you must have a registered account in good standings at pcgamer.com.

    2. you must own, rent, or borrow a copy of the game. That's it.

    Do I have to participate every week?

    Absolutely not. Come and go as you please.

    Are there any costs?

    Joining the club is 100% free. The only fee you may or may not be subject to is the cost of the game.

    How much will the games cost?

    We will hold costs down to $10 or less per week, barring any exceptions.

    Where can I buy the games?

    Each week a post with a link to a current e-tailer will be provided along with the game title. You're also encouraged to search ebay, craigslist, and other listings to find the best prices.

    My PC is outdated by today's standards, will I be able to participate?

    Absolutely. Most of the games we will be focusing on are categorized as "classic" titles. The hardware requirements will be kept to a minimum to ensure everyone gets a chance to participate.

    Can we mod the game to our taste?

    Well, it's your game, we can't tell you how to play it. However, you should keep in mind that the focus of conversation will be on based on the developer's original vision of the game. Mods often take away game mechanics that, no matter how trifle or trivial they may seem, are part of the original design. It makes for better conversation if you can adequately explain why a certain game feature distracted you from enjoying the game then patching it with a mod.

    Will there be spoilers?

    Absolutely. People play at their own pace, and because of that we have to disallow a ban on spoilers. To ban spoilers would handcuff the conversation until everyone catches up. It's a weekly affair, so for the sake of pace, we must keep the conversation flowing. Unfortunately, that means spoiling some key plots in games.

    Can I take screenshots and post them in the conversation?

    Absolutely, but try to keep them to a maximum of 1280x1024, so a) it doesn't warp the board, and b) people on dial-up (yes they do exist) can participate. Photobucket auto-resizes images to a max of 1280x1024, so uploading there is a safe bet.

    I have a game I think everyone will love, how can I nominate it?

    Games should be nominated in the PCGC weekly nomination thread. This thread, and all concurrent weekly game threads should contain only information relevant to the game that's in discussion.

    Can I nominate console games?

    Sorry, no. For obvious reasons.

    What is the best way to participate?

    The best way to participate is by following these basic and simple guidelines:

    [INDENT][LIST][*]Be thorough. That doesn't mean you have to write a book (although if you want to go ahead). Try to make arguments that are clear and easy to understand by everyone. If a game sucks, don't just say it sucks, tell us why you think it sucks. Was it the game or was it one mechanic that threw you off? What could they have done to improve the game?

    [*]Be respectful. Opinions are just that: opinions. They are subjective to the player, and so to argue your opinion is better or worse than another persons is as pointless as arguing if a cup is half full or half empty.

    [*]Be vocal. Ask other members about their experiences and compare them to yours. Then debate them on theirs.

    And last, but not least, HAVE FUN!

    [SIZE="5"][CENTER]THIS WEEKS GAME: Counter Strike: Source [/CENTER][/SIZE]



    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)
    Counter-Strike: Source is an FPS video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is a complete remake of Counter-Strike using the Source game engine. As in the original, Counter-Strike: Source pits a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won either by completing an objective (such as detonating a bomb or rescuing hostages) or by eliminating all members of the opposing team

    PRICE:$19.99 (Steam)

    STEAM LINK: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/240/[/url]
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    Old 06-24-2011, 05:15 PM
    Spank n Uranus Spank n Uranus is offline
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    I've spent several days playing and trying to figure out what exactly to say. Is there much to say? I shot some folks, they shot me, and some shot me way better than I could ever shoot them.
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    Old 06-25-2011, 06:51 PM
    Silent Otto Silent Otto is offline
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    I had a quick go, and thought - OK its obviously popular, but not my cup of tea. I thought if I want to do this, I'll flash up my xbox 360. It has the benefit you can dip into it, but I didn't see anything that would keep me playing it.

    I think it has aged, and there are so many better games that scratch this itch.

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    Old 06-27-2011, 05:02 PM
    Spank n Uranus Spank n Uranus is offline
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    To me the game still looks very good. No it's not Crysis, but it's still very pleasing on the eyes I think. It's nice also having a game that feels responsive and lag free. It gets old in Bad Company 2, Medal of Honor, and other games where you duck behind a wall for cover and are suddenly killed by a person who should have no way of hitting you, just due to the poor hitboxes.
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    Old 06-29-2011, 06:40 PM
    rinx5 rinx5 is offline
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    this is the game and diablo 2 are what made me a pcgamer(they're a few more games)
    i played css and d2 all the time but the reason i still play css is if you're not good you can get better or if you just don't like de or cs play gungames or jail break or any-other mods.Thats why i love css it is more then a competitive game its like 10 games in one with all the mods. See i understand if you don't like de_dust2 or de_inferno because it takes a long time to get good at de but once you get good and know the maps css becomes easy to play and very rewarding. Thats just what i think sorry for any errors
    "freeman you forgot something at black mesa"-half life 2
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    Old 01-05-2012, 01:41 PM
    cayun cayun is offline
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    Playing this game is very enjoyable in my opinion
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    Old 02-24-2012, 09:27 AM
    jeffcruz jeffcruz is offline
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    This is, by far, no question, THE best game ever. It is perfect and flawless in every way. You must play it. I always make time to play through it every week.
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