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Old 07-20-2010, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm on Steam

New free game on Steam. Go check it out. It's pretty fun. 4 Player Coop!!
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool. This was created by the people Valve hired from the mod community.

I'm going to check it out.

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Old 07-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i tried practicing offline, picked my guy, and got to where i was about to shoot something i think... but then java took a dive for me.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Finished Hard with some friends yesterday and had a blast. I'm level 14 now and mostly playing the specialist.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wait, there's levels?

I clearly need to have a closer look at this game.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm "Shauk" on steam as well, I have it, I'm only like level 4 but i'm having issues with my computer overheating during this game so, lucky i'm even doing that well.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, there's levels in the same sense that CoD has levels in online play. You don't get "stronger" or anything. You just get access to new weapons. (Tesla Cannon + Vindicator is beast.)
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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tried a bit more yesterday... i get a vibe of Gauntlet and mass effect hybrid
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm saddened that this game stole a title yet has nothing to do with the live-action Ben 10.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm saddened that this game stole a title yet has nothing to do with the live-action Ben 10.
Except that Alien Swarm was a 2004 game and the 2010 version is sort of a remake. The ben ten actually stole the title.

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Old 07-23-2010, 04:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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touche!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm digging the leather pants, though.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Alien Swarm is ideal as a form of stress relief. My favorite combination is the flamethrower, ammo pack, and power fist attachment. Combining the three allows for an infinite stream of melee destruction. Parasites are also inconsequential during the later levels with a flamethrower at the vanguard, and the mad rush to the chopper after the nuke is activated becomes a leisurely stroll.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I like this game. Its really fun to play with pals
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm "Shauk" on steam as well, I have it, I'm only like level 4 but i'm having issues with my computer overheating during this game so, lucky i'm even doing that well.
I just reread this thread and saw this. Oddly enough my PC is overheating during it as well, and it doesn't overheat in other games. My motherboard warning goes APESHIT while playing this game, beeping like crazy. Very odd.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I just reread this thread and saw this. Oddly enough my PC is overheating during it as well, and it doesn't overheat in other games. My motherboard warning goes APESHIT while playing this game, beeping like crazy. Very odd.
Sounds like this game is not for you....
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I googled it and others are having the same problem. I wonder what exactly is going on to create this absurd heat generation.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah, my machine runs hot, as I can hear the fan cranked up while playing it.

I finally tried this out properly online instead of in practice mode. It's not as hard as I thought it was, though I was playing easy mode. I was concerned about not getting used to the directional movement and firing at the same time, in addition to changing weapons and using items. I hope I'll get better in time.

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Oh, and it's a beautiful-looking game, and the sounds are great too. I especially like the echoing/diminishing sound of gunfire/voices when your squad moves further away from you.

Pretty cool lighting/alien blood splatter effects.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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well it's been patched a few times but I haven't tried to run it anytime since the last post I made here, been taken over by SC2 and all that. (which doesn't overheat)
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This game is definitely fun with some friends, especially for free!!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just got into this game and finally got steam to allow me to add friends.

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I played this a bit after reading this thread, and I love the atmosphere and style of the game.
But it's not something I'll be playing regularly, or even for long periods of time when I do play it..The difficulty gets high very fast, unless you play with people who, unlike me, know what they're doing.
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