By Tim Stone on October 5th, 2008 at 12:06 pm.
From PC Gamer UK issue 178.
31 Comments »
05/10/2008 at 12:25
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.
05/10/2008 at 12:30
05/10/2008 at 12:55
Thankgod peggle wasnt hurt!
05/10/2008 at 13:07
I highly debate Gunship!’s ability to fire straight, let alone hit two targets… That game was awfully buggy!
05/10/2008 at 13:09
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.
05/10/2008 at 13:27
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.
05/10/2008 at 13:36
Parts of Crysis’ terrain is done with voxels
05/10/2008 at 13:52
Thank God the kittens were saved!
05/10/2008 at 14:02
Arnulf: Commanche 4 is the sequel-sequel-sequel of Commanche.
05/10/2008 at 14:55
@teo Part of it is modelled using voxels. It’s then converted into a triangle mesh and rendered the old fashioned way.
05/10/2008 at 15:44
Haha, this is win! Brilliant. I’m also glad Peggle wasn’t hurt. :P
05/10/2008 at 16:02
That’ll teach you to download SAM launchers and not install.
05/10/2008 at 16:31
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.
05/10/2008 at 16:35
Is this a comment on the Iraq war? Peggle is Saddam, and the Kittens folder is empty. :(
05/10/2008 at 16:51
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 :)
05/10/2008 at 16:56
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.
05/10/2008 at 18:03
Thankfully Mercenary’s 2 wasn’t on the desktop to hijack the Icons
05/10/2008 at 18:09
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..
05/10/2008 at 19:27
Turin Turambar says:
Ha ha ha, so good!
05/10/2008 at 19:33
…Is that Spheres of Chaos? My word.
05/10/2008 at 21:51
Metal Marines anyone ??
I can recall some similar desktop battles many a year ago…
05/10/2008 at 22:23
That is really brilliant.
05/10/2008 at 22:59
Weird to see SL in colour, but it makes it hyperreal.
05/10/2008 at 23:14
If only they had run the SAM launcher set-up file…
05/10/2008 at 23:47
Haha. I noticed Spheres of Chaos tucked into the side there too. Fun game, that.
06/10/2008 at 08:17
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.
06/10/2008 at 13:12
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”.
06/10/2008 at 14:49
Where is the Nero Burning Rome icon?
06/10/2008 at 17:36
Damn Microsoft and their superior recce flights. RIP, Steel Beasts.
07/10/2008 at 04:34
“Balkans on Fire” takes on a whole new meaning!
07/02/2010 at 19:34
Free Microsoft Points says:
Quite the interesting background.
Cursed by the gods
No one knows who they were
A strange city
Five Plans For a More Peaceful Nazi Germany
Cheap Alien Isolation, Life Is Strange & more
What's Wrong With Game Research
Remembering PC Games
Simulation & wargame blather
"It just gnaws away at you, that doubt"
Stuck in Limbo
Angry squirrels on the final frontier
Crossing the streams
"Galvanised galactic gods waging war across the aeons"
There Is No Winning
"I’m gonna give you what for, Australian Raistlin"
The best laid plans
What's on the other side?