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Left 4 Dead, Wiimote Style

These guys hooked up two wiimotes to a gaming PC for some Left 4 Dead fun. Here’s the link to their guide if you want to replicate it.

Writing the script to use wiimotes in Left 4 Dead? Boring.

Actually getting to motion control while fighting off zombie hordes? Freakin’ awesome.


January 21, 2009 Posted by | Gaming, Tech | , , | 2 Comments

After an Inexcusable Hiatus…

Please forgive the recent dearth of posts. I’ve got a ton of reasons as to why nothing has been posted, but unfortunately none of them are truly good reasons. There weren’t any deaths in the family, both my computers are functioning quite nicely, and while I’ve been busy with writing for class recently, it hasn’t been to the extent that would merit ignoring my blog.

All that being said, I’ve got some interesting thoughts on the subject Fallout 3, which has consumed my gaming life for the past two weeks or so. I put in 18 hours last weekend; it was one of those things where you don’t even realize how long you’ve been playing until you look at a clock and let out an involuntary squawk when you realize how many meals you just skipped. Continue reading

November 29, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Left 4 Dead, Twenty Minutes In

I haven’t been able to get in much time playing the Left 4 Dead demo, which is a shame (considering that when the game goes live tomorrow, the demo goes dead). Regardless, in the brief amount of time I’ve spent in-game so far, I’ve managed to come away with a solid feel for how this game plays out.

First, I absolutely love the multi-player aspect of the game. Continue reading

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Left 4 Dead Demo Available

The Left 4 Dead demo is now available on Steam! Check it out here.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

Of course, if you’ve already pre-ordered the game, you’ve probably been playing the demo for a week. I’ve been consumed by Fallout 3 as of late, so I didn’t get it. I will however, be downloading and checking out the demo later this week (read: after finishing papers for school).

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , | Leave a comment

Left 4 Dead Demo

Valve’s upcoming shooter Left 4 Dead is looking to be pretty good (although honestly, what game from Valve isn’t?). More to the point, we’ve got the opportunity to see for ourselves this upcoming week when the demo is released.


***Update***: I’ve got a review of the demo here. Additionally, if you want to purchase the game, do so through Valve’s Steam distribution software at


Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead



The game garnered several awards at this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), and has seen a ton of media attention. The self-described survival co-op has my interest piqued, and I’ll probably be checking it out in between Fallout 3 sessions (incidentally, I installed Fallout 3 last night; review/impressions of the game to follow in the next few days).

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , | Leave a comment