10 Things that Kicked Ass at Showdown

10 Things that Kicked Ass at Showdown


5.Beating Down the Vede

When it came time for Vederman and my annual deathmatch, the rules were simple, UT2004 Instagib CTF on Joust. As it turns out, Vederman's bark is worse than his bite. Despite a close start, I managed to pull away in the second half of the round and eventually bested him, 10-5.

4. Meeting Maximum PC Readers

It's always a highlight of any of our Maximum PC events to get to meet readers. This year, I talked to a ton of folks about the stuff they're into, the games they enjoy, and a whole lot of other stuff. The beautiful thing about a LAN is that it's not unusual to meet someone new, chat with them for a moment or two, and then spend the next hour shooting each other in the face.

3. Left for Dead

I love zombies. I read zombie books, comics, watch zombie movies, and I've even suggested a zombie magazine (not going to happen, so don't even bother asking). Last year, I played the hell out of Dead Rising and Resident Evil 4, but Left 4 Dead looks to be the premiere zombie-killing experience. The premise is simple, you and four friends fight through a horde of zombies to get to safety. Everyone at Showdown had the opportunity to give the game a test drive (myself included) and it's just awesome.

2. Gabe Newell

The main man at Valve, Gabe Newell, was kind enough to come down to San Jose and talk to us about the enhancements coming to Steam in the coming months. There are a ton of community improvements coming down the pike, including support for clans and guilds, as well as better integrated voice chat. Lots of cool stuff is coming on that front.



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...is a lot fatter than I imagined!



Am I missing it somewhere? I've been checking for it every day. Where is the link?



I'm waiting on Gordon to finish his edit. He's putting it to music and adding slow motion and all that. My pain promises to be hilarious.


Darth Ninja

Lets all give a w00t for Maximum PC!



So is MaxPC and PC Gamer going to be at the 2nd Showdown at Indy? I haven't signed up yet because it's a 8 hour drive there but I'm thinking about it. Just need to convince a few friends to come along so I won't be a loner.

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