Hallowe’en

November 5, 2009

Hope everyone had an awesome Hallowe’een. A few of my friends and I went on a haunted walk in downtown Ottawa, and I learned a couple of facts that I might have been better off not knowing. And I’ll share some with you! How generous, right? One thing that I never knew before was that when Ottawa (or Bytown) was first being settled, what is now the downtown area was used as a huge cemetery with massive graves dug for those with diseases like cholera. As recently as 40 years ago when the National Arts Centre (NAC) was built bodies had been found emerging in the rain and also where they were to lay the foundation of the new building. The solution was to lay down more dirt and to put a huge stone gazeebo over top. PHEW.

The L4D Group: Louis, Hunter & Zoey

The first Left 4 Dead league has already opened its doors by UGC, known for its alternative gaming leagues such as 7v7 TF2. I think it’s great that a league has already been started for it, because it will make it easier for LAN parties to have Left 4 Dead tournaments in the future by using these rules that have already been established.

My 7v7 TF2 team, Stacked Team, will also be competing in L4D, so I was automatically added to the roster. I had a bit of a chuckle when I saw myself on there today, but I really doubt that I will ever play because L4D will only ever be 4v4, as my roster is quite huge.

UGC: Left 4 Dead League

Edit: Ventrilo is allowed, thank goodness! Click here to read the L4D rules

My Left 4 Dead Review

November 23, 2008

Why see a zombie horror movie when you can feel like you’re really in one?

Valve’s newest game, Left 4 Dead, is set in a world full of few survivors, and hordes and hordes of zombies. The game, available for PC and the Xbox 360, offers much variety in that you can choose between playing single-player campaigns (missions), campaigns with friends, or even playing a deathmatch-style versus mode. Valve really brings the best elements from their hugely successful games such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Team Fortress to L4D; there is something for everyone with all of the different styles of game play offered.

Check out the rest of my review on That Gaming Site.