There's a new free-to-play online role-playing game (RPG) on the way from Perfect World, the people who brought your Star Trek Online and a host of other free-to-play online titles. Why is this one specifically notable? Three reasons...
Greetings all. We're trying out a bit of an experiment here, and no, it isn't "how many times can I fit the word 'game' into the headline?" It's the first ever GameCritics game night, which will hopefully give our wonderful community the chance to play, interact, and mercilessly embarrass each other all in the name of good-natured fun.
The first game that we're going to try is Team Fortress 2, for which we've set up our own server (details below). If you haven't played before/aren't experienced, don't worry! This is going to be about having fun above all else, and all skill levels are welcome.
The first date we're shooting for will be Thursday Feb. 23rd, at 7pm CST/8pm EST. I will also post an announcement in the Steam group around that time. Also, we'd like to know what games you would like to see for possible future game nights-post your suggestions in the comments.
Hope to see you there!
TF2 server address (add to favorites in the game): 188.8.131.52:27015
At the end of episode 67, the announcement was made that after more than three years and what will be 70 amazing episodes, the GameCritics Podcast is losing our inspirational host and guiding light, Timothy J. Spaeth
While he will live on in our hearts (and live on in general) he will be missed.
However, the show isn't over. As is often said, the end of one thing marks the beginning of the next, and that holds true here as well.
GameCritics.com is now in search of a new host to take up the reins and lead our established cast of Mike, Chi, Richard and Brad in a new direction.
We are starting a new "GC Reader of the Week" feature at GameCritics. Each week, we want to spotlight you, our awesome readers, by having you submit a photograph of yourself and answer the following questions:
Who are you?
Where are you?
Where are you from?
What do you do for a living?
What kind of gamer are you?
What games made you into a gamer?
Why do you game?
Who is your video game character soul mate?
Why are video games art?
What do you love outside of video games?
Please send in your photograph and answers to chi [at] gamecritics [dot] com and each week, we'll publish a new spotlight. We look forward to reading your responses!
Several months ago, I thought it would be fun for our online community if we were able to sell GameCritics branded t-shirts featuring memorable taglines that our dedicated readers/listeners would get and identify with. I asked our staff and fans for ideas and I was excited about what the end results would look like.
Welcome to the semi-new looking GameCritics.com! For years, our inability to grasp Cascading Style Sheets has always made us the pretty-ugly girl of video game sites. It's nice to finally see the old girl take off those thick rims glasses, let her hair down, and get all dolled up so she can attend the party of modern web design. Let us know what you think, but be gentle since she's still a bit shy and insecure.
If you enjoy open-minded discussion with mature and intelligent gamers, please consider becoming a member of your newly revamped forums. We've added more topical forums, recruited a team of friendly moderators and created a Welcome Guide to help new visitors get better acclimated. We've also added new rankings and reputation features to recognize good and long-standing members of the community.
If you've got a little spare time and a desire to chat and/or write about games, please give our community a chance. You can submit a review/essay or just introduce yourself to us. We invite you to stop lurking, take a chance and become a part of our community today.
Ok, we're a little late, but technically you can wish someone a happy New Year until March of that year. So on behalf of GameCritics.com, have a Happy New Year. Hopefully, 2009 will be an improvement on 2008!
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