Strafe Left: The Formative Years #50

By Tim Stone on October 5th, 2008 at 12:06 pm.

From PC Gamer UK issue 178.

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  1. Rei Onryou says:

    Bring back Strafe Left! It was a classic in its own right. I miss this sort of entertainment in the pages of PC Gamer.

  2. Stupoider says:

    Haha, devastating.

  3. madaimer says:

    Thankgod peggle wasnt hurt!

  4. Optimaximal says:

    I highly debate Gunship!’s ability to fire straight, let alone hit two targets… That game was awfully buggy!

  5. Meat Circus says:

    I want to know what Peggle’s main attack is.

    It’s poised, waiting for its moment to strike, a moment it seems will never come.

  6. Arnulf says:

    Anyone remember Comanche from Novalogic? That thing with the new-fangled voxel-engine? (Are there still games made with voxel-technology? It was all the rage at one point…) I bought Armored Fist because I thought a tank-game with Voxel would be ultra-cool. Well, I was disappointed…

    Still got the box, though. Looks rather… unusual.

  7. teo says:

    Parts of Crysis’ terrain is done with voxels

  8. Jay says:

    Thank God the kittens were saved!

  9. Pod says:

    Arnulf: Commanche 4 is the sequel-sequel-sequel of Commanche.

  10. wien says:

    @teo Part of it is modelled using voxels. It’s then converted into a triangle mesh and rendered the old fashioned way.

    /pedant

  11. Shotbeak says:

    Haha, this is win! Brilliant. I’m also glad Peggle wasn’t hurt. :P

  12. Arathain says:

    That’ll teach you to download SAM launchers and not install.

  13. Heliocentric says:

    Clearly this is a commentary on the poor state of modern tank sims compared to the low profile helicopter sims and the untouchable ms flight sim franchise.

    What the artist has failed to understand is that the tank sim has migrated to games with a focus on multiplayer and combat, see red orchestra for example.

  14. FhnuZoag says:

    Is this a comment on the Iraq war? Peggle is Saddam, and the Kittens folder is empty. :(

  15. Optimaximal says:

    Is this a comment on the Iraq war?

    Unfortunately, only one group of Tanks are T-72′s, therefore I can only assume it is friendly fire by the Yanks :)

  16. Bet says:

    Fantastic, fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed these Strafe Left sections on RPS, but this one is now my favorite, or at least in a tie with Ctrl-Group 7.

  17. DSX says:

    Hilarious (=

    Thankfully Mercenary’s 2 wasn’t on the desktop to hijack the Icons

  18. Pace says:

    Ah, a sign of a good joke, keeps getting funnier each time I look at it! It’s making me cast a suspicious eye over my icons, worrying that ‘My Computer’ is distressingly undefended from such attacks..

  19. Turin Turambar says:

    Ha ha ha, so good!

  20. Sum0 says:

    …Is that Spheres of Chaos? My word.

  21. MaxNormal says:

    Metal Marines anyone ??

    I can recall some similar desktop battles many a year ago…

  22. shon says:

    That is really brilliant.

  23. nabeel says:

    Weird to see SL in colour, but it makes it hyperreal.

    nabeel

  24. Pwnzerfaust says:

    If only they had run the SAM launcher set-up file…

  25. noom says:

    Haha. I noticed Spheres of Chaos tucked into the side there too. Fun game, that.

  26. Doron says:

    This is a new level of shame, and I’ll hope you’ll all forgive me, but I am pedantic enough to want to point out that I of course intended that to be spelt, ‘marvellously’.

    I’ll move along now, and wallow in the fetid pit that is being the sort of person who makes the effort to correct such a minor typo.

  27. Commando says:

    If only he had bothered to run Setup SAM Launchers. No doubt he left the installer lying around on his desktop for days thinking he would “get around to it”.

  28. Tei says:

    Where is the Nero Burning Rome icon?

  29. Fumarole says:

    Damn Microsoft and their superior recce flights. RIP, Steel Beasts.

  30. BeamSplashX says:

    “Balkans on Fire” takes on a whole new meaning!

  31. Free Microsoft Points says:

    Quite the interesting background.