Serious Sam 2 swaps GameSpy for Steamworks, not being on sale for being on sale

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GameSpy is gone. Not just the site *sniff*, but the multiplayer server thing that for some reason outlived it. This link (opens in new tab) should you tell you all you need to know about any games in your collection unfortunately burdened with the "Powered by GameSpy" motto, but you can now add another to the list. Serious Sam 2 - confusingly the sequel to Serious Sam: The Second Encounter - has swapped GameSpy for Steamworks, which should hold us until Steam goes bust at any rate. The update (opens in new tab) that makes the transition happen also fixes "problems with FOV on widescreen resolutions" and "wrong rendering of Uzi weapon in first person", which is good to know.

In not entirely coincidental news, all of the Serious Sam games (opens in new tab) are having their own mini Steam sale, for the next day and a bit.

Here's our review (opens in new tab) of Serious Sam 3. We called it "A hugely fun, mega-frenetic co-op shooter that embodies the soul, and depth, of '90s twitch shooters". We also called the single-player a "lingering, grudging concession", so it's not all roses.

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Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.