Steam snags Alien Swarm; Catch it now, it's free!

Posted by on July 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm.

steam-powered.07.21.10.gifI enjoy video games, however, recently I really haven’t had a chance to play anything. You know how it is, at times you don’t get to indulge in your me time activities because there’s so much going on in your life. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, jobs, family time, volunteering, working on a side project (in my case this website, and a few other things) gets into the way of doing some of the carefree activities like gaming, catching movies with friends, or curling up with a good book.

Video games, are one of my “me time” activities. I haven’t played them too much recently. I’m not sad, I simply have other things that take priority over gaming. However, I still keep up-to-date with the gaming news. Hellmode (one of my new favorite gaming sites by the way) posted that Steam is offering Alien Swarm for free. All you need to do is log on and download the game? Oh, you do have to have Windows. Sorry to all the Mac and Linux users out there. I won’t be playing it either, since I mainly play or my Mac or Xbox 360. If you aren’t a Steam member you can join for free. Simply sign up for an account at Steam’s website and your in business.

From Steam’s website…

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes.

It’s always nice seeing Indy people recognized. I use a lot of Indy applications on my MacBook Pro, and have snagged a few Indy games in the past too. Earlier today, I logged onto steam to check out the video. I haven’t been on there since early July when I was playing Torchlight. The gameplay appealed to me, and if it were available for Mac users, it’s something I would download. If you want to learn more about the game, surf over to Hellmode and check out Ashelia’s writeup about Alien Swarm. It’s an excellent review, it almost makes me wish I had the time to play it.

In other news…

Upcoming screenshots of the garden, and the overabundance of produce we’ve reveived. I’m so thankful for the rain. Plums, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, cucmbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, blackberries, figs, etc., We’re truly blessed.


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