Trailer for Valve's new free-to-play top-down shooter Alien Swarm.
This looks better than that Team 17 game they just released (Alien Breed was it?), and it's effing FREE! SO excited. Two days!
Looks like your average boring top-down shooter to me.
HolyOrange is jealous because his Ps3 doesn't get great free games.
"Looks like your average boring top-down shooter to me. " in other words. "wahhhh I wish my console masters would give me free stuff"
flow was free, ad so was Rag Doll Kung Fu and they were pretty fun games; and with steam coming on the PS3, I think whatever advantages steam gave the PC, the PS3 will now have.
you mean steamcloud? do you even know the difference?
Damn Valve, I love you guys!
count me in. Roll on monday, and thanks you valve !
About time Valve stopped making mods (albeit brilliant ones) and created a new IP. This looks excellent! I still think it would work well on PSN/XBL. Then again, it will probably come to console at some point in the future.
I'm sure it was built fairly easily on their flexible Source game engine. It's not much different than a mod in that respect. I think it must be free in order to increase Steam saturation in the market, they want every gamer to have Steam installed and use it. I doubt it would be free on consoles because it would take considerable work to port it (just my guess). Consider their two reasons for making it: (1) it promotes Steam, and (2) it was fairly easy to make. Neither of these reasons holds true on the consoles. I agree it would be great on XBL and PSN though, I just don't think they will do it for free. Although perhaps they can work out something with Steam coming to PSN, depending on what that all involves.
Actually, this game had to be free. You could play the UT2004 mod of the game years ago but the developers stop making campaign for it when they wanted to put it on the Source engine. If it's better than their first game, then this one will be amazing. I hope we can stil weld the doors shut and lay down auto-turrets and make the other "classes" playable. In the Alien Swarm Sigma Campaign only the engineers and the two minigun carrying were worth taking as your sqaud. I wonder if they'll have AI teammates again...
It is my hope that someday Publishers take a look at Valve and see what they are doing right. There are reasons Valve never worries about losing customers and piracy while still making a good profit. If only they could swallow their arrogant pride and follow in their footsteps. Alien Swarm looks excellent! Cant wait till Monday!
What a coincidence, that's the same day my new parts come in.
If you like this you sould check out the orignal alien swarm mod for UT2K4 at www.blackcatgames.com @Darkstorm the term is "expansion" and this game is on the source engine anyway and not an new IP it's from Black Cat Games. @HaVoK308 Modern valve/steamworks games have huge amounts DRM this is why you need to be loged in on steam to play them. @spaceindaver you should've linked to: http://store.steampowered.c... not some random blog
Awesome! I'm not the only one who played that mod. The devs of Blackcats said this game was gonna be free years ago. It's not Valve but those guys that made the game free.
MS would have charged $15 bucks for this.
you get a discount to $10 buxs with psn+
the sound and guns are just same as pc CS but it was top-down view
Free is always welcome
eat the free food in the dumpster and give me your fridge :D
I'm a PC, and i'm so much better than a console. Love Valve.
Looking forward to this game.. I still hope Valve make an Orange Box 2.. So far it would be nice to see this, along with Portal 2, Half Life 2: Episode 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Half Life 2: The Lost Coast.
when i read FREE i was second guessing this one. but this looked amazing in the video. gonna check it out tomorrow. maybe it keeps me busy until the 27th of this month ;)
Kind of reminds me of Alien Syndrome. Except this will most likely be very good. Awesome. A free game from valve is always welcome.
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