Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"
First world problems, Steve. First world problems.
Bet you didn't know that Gamers Nexus is giving away a Dual-Dual Core, 12GB of RAM behemoth! That's right, to get our brand new forums pumping with action, we've decided to give you incentive. This machine has a GTX 285, ECC Memory, and no owner to lay claim... but that can change very quickly. Want to know how to win?
The rightfully named "Loch Ness" Monthly Monster is dubbed so from its build. This mammoth comes fully equipped with liquid cooling, 4 GPU's, 12 GB of triple-channel RAM, and 3 freaking 15,000 RPM hard drives! The gamer who claims this machine as his own is truly hardcore (and rich).
Valve has certainly proven their dedication to their games and gamers, if not through the counter-strike series and Left 4 Dead, definitely through Team Fortress 2. Granted, they never finished the damn game in the first place, they're finally getting close. The slowly released updates are almost good, in that they make players who have gotten bored or "needed a break" to rush back into the rather cartoony fray. This time, though, the patch is for players who float around spawn scoped all match -
Having become famous for selling games at can't-go-wrong prices, Steam has dropped Call of Duty 4 to $39.99, Mirror's Edge to $19.99, BattleForge to $29.99, and more! I'll be getting Mirror's Edge purely to check out the graphics that seem to really have people going. So far Steam has not posted an ending date on any of the (above) prices, which would make it apparent that these are new low prices and not just sales.
Obviously Steam has some major influence behind PC Gaming, considering that Left 4 Dead sales went up by 3000% when they halved the price the first time, and also that Unreal Tournament 3's simultaneous online players increased by a whopping 2000%. What does this mean? It seems that the price-point on games is way off, primarily from the over-packaged bulletproof boxes that games come in these days - hopefully publishers will learn from these successful sales and drop the average price by $10... but I'm doubtful.
The graphics are pretty impressive. We've uploaded the HD gameplay trailer as well, viewable below. While the game has been out for a while now, the $30 drop in price is huge, and certainly worth considering.
See you on the battlefield,
Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.
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