Sunday, 30 September 2007


The first person shooting genre wasn’t much to shout about during the Emap era. Sure, we had a classic selection of blasters on the PC like Doom, Duke Nukem, Hexen etc but setting them up for play on our crappy office PC’s was a nightmare. During the Maximum years (well, months actually!) we begged for a decent console FPS but always had to turn to the PC for a decent LAN match along with the essential control combo of keyboard and mouse. That day is now over I believe. It seems the biggest FPS names are making the headlines first on the consoles and Xbox is clearly leading the way. Bioshock, Gears of War and Halo 3 have already kerb stomped the PC to the head. Now we have Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the bullet to the brain, has at last, been finally delivered. No painful installation process, no Starforce protection b*llocks, no performance issues because your graphics card needs updating. It is just amazing, incredibly solid online action with stunning graphics and one of the best character customization features of any shooter to date. Oh and did I say it plays like a dream on the control pad? Sadly today is the last day to enjoy the beta build so if you have an account then hop on and pop some more terrorist scum before it’s turned off!


Richard said...

We didn't really get to play Quake that much during the MAXIMUM period did we? However, we did have lots of fun annihilating the CVG crew on the PlayStation version of Doom.

By the way, what is "MTB Action" referred to in your profile? Man To Boy perhaps?

Gary Harrod said...

Actually, the Quake demo was a regular fixture during Maximum along with Duke. They certainly kept Jevons busy and away from his desk the lazy git. MTB is mountain biking though I suspect you might prefer it to be 'Man to Boy' though I shall end it there for fear of scaring away the impressionable interwebs strays.