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Hail to the king of shooters: UT99 only £1.49 at GOG.com

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Epic Games, FPS, PC, PC games, Unreal Tournament, UT99

Hail to the king of shooters: UT99 only £1.49 at GOG.com

Unreal Tournament GOTY Edition | GOG | £1.49 (save £4.50)
PWNCAST: The Best Multiplayer FPS Ever

Unreal Tournament is the best multiplayer FPS ever made. Ever. Ever.

Epic Games' superb shooter is still the benchmark for online multiplayer, featuring an extraordinarily enormous selection of the best maps ever made, the best guns of all time, loads of mutators, a bountiful cornucopia of modes (most of which laid the foundations of the games we play today) and even a fabulous singleplayer campaign. Not to mention more than a decade of fantastic mods and user-generated content. It's superb, a skill-based arena that you can play on your terms and a game for the ages. The GOTY Edition is only £1.49 at GOG.com, so you don't have to take our word for it.

HOWEVER, I assume that the impending GameSpy shutdown is going to cripple its server list, so you might need to swap some IP addresses or organise some LAN events if modders can't cobble something together...

PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 10 - The Best Multiplayer FPS EVER!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Best Multiplayer FPS, Best Podcast Ever, FPS games, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Podcast, PWNCAST, SimCity, Unreal Tournament

PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 10 - The Best Multiplayer FPS EVER!

This week's PWNCAST sees us discuss what we've all been playing this week, before turning our attention to The Best Multiplayer FPS of All Time, and waxing lyrical over Unreal Tournament.

PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 10 - The Best Multiplayer FPS EVER!, Recorded: March 21st, 2013

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be a few instances of strong language.

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Top Ten Tuesdays | FPS Multiplayer Maps

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Battlefield 1942, Best FPS Multiplayer Maps of All Time, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Counter Strike, FPS games, GoldenEye 64, Halo: Combat Evolved, Quake II, Quake III: Arena, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Team Fortress 2, Top Ten FPS Multiplayer Maps, Top Ten Tuesdays, Unreal Tournament

Maps can make or break a shooter's multiplayer mode. Get the level design right and your community will come flooding back time and time again. Get it wrong, and you'd better pray to some sort of deity that your mechanics are up to scratch. We were mulling over the day's news earlier today when, out of the blue, Jon had an epiphany and a conversation was struck up determining our favourite FPS multiplayer maps. All of a sudden, a top ten was on the table.

So here it is. Let us know if we've missed any of your favourites.

10. The Longest Yard (Quake III: Arena)

Top Ten Tuesdays | FPS Multiplayer Maps

Sometimes you just have to say, "sod balancing!" Jump pads glaore, open sightlines, plenty of verticality, The Longest Yard began life as a part of the Q3 Test beta, before being promoted to fly the flag for Quake III: Arena as the game's demo map.

There was a little sniper net, only accessible through some nifty jump pad platforming, and acceleration pads on the second level that made for hilarious rocket jousting. No wonder it's still a fan favourite to this day.

9. Crash (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)

Top Ten Tuesdays | FPS Multiplayer Maps

Overgrown was good, but Crash is better. Arguably the finest map Infinity Ward have ever made, it perfectly combined paranoia-inducing outside action with the frenetic fury of indoor combat. Balanced incredibly well to suit both sharpshooters and ground-pounding riflemen, it never gets skipped.

Also hearing Santa chuckling to himself as he bombs the hell out of you at Christmas time is excellent.

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Steam: Perils Of Summer Sale: 24th June - 4th July [PC Games]

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bioshock 2, Games deals, Overlord, PC games, Steam, Unreal Tournament
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Bioshock 2 | PC

steam summer sale

While you were sleeping, Steam went a little bit deal crazy and have initiated a week and a half of some stonkingly good deals. We've got to say, in recent weeks the online digital merchant has really upped its game with some absolutely cracking deals and it looks like they're set to continue their winning ways into what looks like it'll be a sweltering summer. Helpfully, to assist you in avoiding melanomas, being eaten by sharks at the beach or otherwise drowning in the ocean this summer, Steam are apparently here to help.

We'll be bringing you the best of the bunch over the next few days, from individual game deals to the massive publisher bumper pack special but hit the link below to get involved for yourself and check out some of the 500 or so games on offer!

In addition to the mega bundle deals, there'll be daily specials such as the ones listed below and we've hand picked one or two of the best. Note that these deals will expire this evening, so get your skates on. There's a countdown clock on the Steam frontpage:

Overlord: Complete Edition £3.75

Considering that you're essentially getting three games for the price of one here - Overlord, Overlord II and Overlord: Raising Hell - this deal is pretty much a no brainer. The cheapest price for any of three titles on their own is still more expensive, and far less immediate, than Steam's offer.

Bioshock 2 £9.99

At £2 cheaper than nearest competitor Gameplay, this is saving you a pretty good percentage chunk and, most importantly, puts the game firmly under that magical sub-£10 barrier. Although not quite as good as the original, Bioshock 2 is still an absolute belter of a game with a fully functional, and actually pretty impressive, multiplayer that manages to combine the best of MW2 with the underwater dystopia that is Rapture. Check out my review here.

Unreal Deal Pack £7.82

Not quite a mega deal, but under £10 every little helps and, let's be honest, can you ever really own too many copies of Unreal Tournament? I don't think so. This bundle contains UT3 - Black Edition (currently retailing at £7 by itself at Amazon Jersey), UT2004 and UT: GOTY (both exceptional games) and of course the two games that sparked it all off. The mere mention of an Unreal deal has already sent Jon into a gibbering, ecstatic wreck and at this price I can't really blame him.