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PC Gamer
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Just as promised, Steam Trading Cards is now live. The virtual cards can be earned by playing participating games on Steam, trading with other users, or buying on the Steam Marketplace. Complete a set to create a badge, earn rewards and XP, and level up. The user with the highest Steam level at the end of the year gets to high five Gabe Newell while announcing Half-Life 3. In space.



In other true facts, I'm already hearing from users playing the Steam marketplace to profit off the cards' initial popularity. One user I spoke to has been buying low and selling high to pad his Steam wallet, even creating scarcity by buying up low-value cards in quantity. I'll keep an eye on marketplace prices as more users start trading the collectibles.



I was hoping to find a good deal on a 1952 Mickey Mantle card, but unfortunately, baseball isn't a participating game. You can see which of the games you own are participating here.
PC Gamer
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Here at PC Gamer we like to play PC games. Sometimes, we even like to play them with other people. That’s why we’ve got a huge lineup of game servers hosted by GameServers.com. Feel free to hop on whenever, or join us on Community Friday or during our other random events.



All servers hosted in the US. We'll update this list with PC Gamer UK's servers as soon as possible.

CS:GO Arms Race





The in-game matchmaking system only lets 10 players duke it out in Arms Race. Our server has room for 24 players with the latest and greatest custom Arms Race-compatible maps from the Steam Workshop.

CS:GO Classic Casual





Our very first community events took place on the server we like to call: The Psychedelic Den of Map Experimentation. Try out some of the best maps available on the Steam workshop in our 24-player, 128 tick server.

Rising Storm





Join the Axis or Allies as we battle it out on PCG’s Rising Storm server. Territories mode is the name of the game with our soon-to-be ranked server.

Battlefield 3





Vehicle enthusiasts can drive around in our 64-player Battlefield 3 server. Watch out for mortars!

DayZ





Part of the public hive, our DayZ server is a great place for you to scavenge for loot, meet new friends, or hunt down some bandit scum.

Minecraft





A 32-player Minecraft server with the Tekkit Classic mod installed. Download the Tekkit client before jumping on to play!

Team Fortress 2





Show off your hats and other accessories on the PCG TF2 server. We’re running the official maplist with support for 24 players.

Left 4 Dead 2





If you’re looking for a reliable dedicated server for your co-op zombie escapades, look no further than the PCG 8-man Left 4 Dead 2 server. Pick your favorite flavor of L4D2 and murder some zombies.

Unreal Tournament 2004





A staple of the PCG offices, now you too can join in on the fun with our 32-player UT2K4 server.

GoldenEye: Source





If it wasn’t already clear, PCG loves mods. In fact, we love them so much that we’ve set up a 16 player GoldenEye: Source server for you guys to play on.

Natural Selection 2





For whatever reason there’s a 10-slot maximum on our Natural Selection 2 server. We like to think that this encourages teamwork.

Killing Floor





Another co-op zombie classic, jump into our 6-player Killing Floor server to play with other PCG community members.



If you’ve got server requests, plugins, mods, or other suggestions, email jake@pcgamer.com or ben@pcgamer.com.
Community Announcements - Chet

Left 4 Dead 2 now has trading cards.

If you are in the beta, you can view them in your profile under badges. While we love that the community created their own cards in lieu of L4D2 being in the first batch of cards, our first series is concentrated on the Special Infected and in the style of the Mutations.

How do you earn the cards?

You receive 4 card drops for owning L4D2. A card drop earns you the right to receive a card by playing the game. You can get four cards to drop by playing L4D2. One problem, you can only get 4 this way. To get the complete 8 you need to trade among friends or even strangers. Who knows, you might even meet your new best L4D2 friend ever trading. You two realize you have more than L4D2 in common, get married, settle down, raise a family and then complete your set when your third son earns the Spitter Card and trades it to you.

What happens when you complete all 8? You can craft an L4D2 badge and earn an L4D2 emoticon item, profile background, chance to get a discount coupon, and 100XP for your steam level.

If you have more questions, we have this extensive FAQ to help explain the entire system to you. So read it. We will be asking for a book report on it next week.
L4D Blog
Community Announcements - Chet

This week we updated both the L4D2 Beta and L4D2. As we get closer to the Linux release, we will continue to merge in some outstanding bug fixes and issues we have been working on.

Thanks to everyone playing the Beta and helping us test. The update today consists of changes that were tested in the Beta. Check here for the complete change list for the Beta and the patch notes for today’s L4D2 update are available here.

We have seen some discussions about some of the sample Mutations with shipped with the Beta. Some of these like Holdout are fully formed game modes. Others are tests or example code for other people to play around with.

A good example is with the L4D1 Mutation. It is a sample Mutation to show how easy it is to change the game. Don’t like some of the choices? Change them. The code below is the script file for that mode – 52 lines of script. You can see how simple, yet powerful the new scripting mode is. For more information visit the L4D2 EMS Wiki.

Msg("Activating Mutation L4D1\n");
DirectorOptions <-
{
ActiveChallenge = 1
SpitterLimit = 0
JockeyLimit = 0
ChargerLimit = 0
weaponsToConvert =
{
weapon_shotgun_spas = "weapon_autoshotgun_spawn"
weapon_defibrillator = "weapon_first_aid_kit_spawn"
weapon_ammo_pack = "weapon_first_aid_kit_spawn"
weapon_sniper_awp = "weapon_hunting_rifle_spawn"
weapon_sniper_military = "weapon_hunting_rifle_spawn"
weapon_sniper_scout = "weapon_hunting_rifle_spawn"
weapon_vomitjar = "weapon_molotov_spawn"
weapon_adrenaline = "weapon_pain_pills_spawn"
weapon_pistol_magnum = "weapon_pistol_spawn"
weapon_shotgun_chrome = "weapon_pumpshotgun_spawn"
weapon_rifle_ak47 = "weapon_rifle_spawn"
weapon_rifle_desert = "weapon_rifle_spawn"
weapon_rifle_m60 = "weapon_rifle_spawn"
weapon_rifle_sg552 = "weapon_rifle_spawn"
weapon_smg_mp5 = "weapon_smg_spawn"
weapon_smg_silenced = "weapon_smg_spawn"
}
function ConvertWeaponSpawn( classname )
{
if ( classname in weaponsToConvert )
{
return weaponsToConvert[classname];
}
return 0;
}
weaponsToRemove =
{
weapon_grenade_launcher = 0
weapon_chainsaw = 0
weapon_melee = 0
weapon_upgradepack_explosive = 0
weapon_upgradepack_incendiary = 0
upgrade_item = 0
}
function AllowWeaponSpawn( classname )
{
if ( classname in weaponsToRemove )
{
return false;
}
return true;
}
}

L4D Blog

This week we updated both the L4D2 Beta and L4D2. As we get closer to the Linux release, we will continue to merge in some outstanding bug fixes and issues we have been working on.



Thanks to everyone playing the Beta and helping us test. The update today consists of changes that were tested in the Beta. Check here for the complete change list for the Beta and the patch notes for today s L4D2 update are available here.



We have seen some discussions about some of the sample Mutations with shipped with the Beta. Some of these like Holdout are fully formed game modes. Others are tests or example code for other people to play around with.



A good example is with the L4D1 Mutation. It is a sample Mutation to show how easy it is to change the game. Don t like some of the choices? Change them. The code below is the script file for that mode 52 lines of script. You can see how simple, yet powerful the new scripting mode is. For more information visit the L4D2 EMS Wiki.
Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a jolly fascinating place but too expensive to visit and far too terrifying to tour virtually in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Thankfully, some kindly modders are treating us to a slightly friendlier whistlestop tour of Pripyat with Dniepr, a Left 4 Dead 2 custom campaign released today after three years of development.

The four-chapter campaign is based upon the abandoned city of Pripyat, mixing real places with slightly less real ones. Dniepr also includes loads of custom models, textures, sounds, and music. As well as plain old co-op monster-mashing, it also brings Versus and Survival fun.

Download Dniepr from Steam Workshop, awkwardly split into loads of little pieces, and visit the official site for more information. Also, look, trailer:

PC Gamer
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Good community content continues to flow from Left 4 Dead 2, a game we can't seem to stop championing for its healthy modding scene. Our latest praise is aimed at GoldenEye 4 Dead, an adaptation of the 1995 James Bond film and Nintendo 64 game that isn't afraid to bring original ideas to a setting most gamers are deeply familiar with.



Watch my playthrough with Tyler above.



Download links to featured mods

 

Download GoldenEye 4 Dead campaign

Download S&W Model 29 revolver weapon mod

Download Stevens Model 620 shotgun weapon mod

Download Lightsaber weapon mod

Download Desert Recon FN P90 weapon mod

Download Mountain Dew pills

Download Captain Price character mod

Download Hitler Hunter character mod

Download Glowing One Spitter character mod

Download Raptor Ellis character mod
PC Gamer
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After three years of labor, French development team Elseware Experience is finally ready to release DNIEPR, a custom Left 4 Dead campaign placed in the bleak Soviet-era ghost town of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

I can't believe I didn't realize before now how perfect the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat (also the subject of STALKER: Call of Pripyat) would be for zombie hordes and rampaging Tanks. Now that I’ve seen it in action, it’s chilling how much photos of Pripyat already look like set dressing for The Walking Dead.







This project is the kind of thing that makes you love gaming on PC. Three and a half years after Left 4 Dead 2 released, here we are with another completely new campaign with four new maps, an original story, an original soundtrack and custom models. If you'd like to show your support for the "hundreds and hundreds" of hours Elseware took to create DNIEPR, you can send them a donation at the bottom of this page.





DNIEPR will be available for download on May 20. If you haven’t played L4D2 in a while, this is a perfect excuse to reinstall and jump back in. If you need even more reasons, we've covered a plenty of great content mods for Left 4 Dead before.
Community Announcements - Chet

We have had plenty of people asking about the L4D2 Beta showing up in their steam catalog. So in case you missed it or were confused, here is some more info.

Currently, changes to L4D2 will first appear in the Beta before they appear in the main game. The Beta will change often. This mean this build is very active so you might want to avoid it if you have bandwidth caps. Today we released another update for it. You can read the release notes for the update here.

Right now the Beta is the only place you can play L4D2 on Linux natively. If you run Linux, load it up and give it a try. If you have problems, let us know. You can post here and share your experience.

While the biggest changes are for Linux, those changes actually have the possibility to impact Mac and Windows players as well, which is why it is helpful for even non-linux players to test the Beta.

The Beta also contains an update to the Authoring Tools to allow you to work in the new EMS. These tools are only available for Windows users and only currently available in the Beta. You can check the developer wiki here for more information.

While the tools are only available on Windows, everyone in the Beta can play the new EMS content.

We do not have servers running for the Beta yet as we concentrate on client issues and fixes but the server code has been released and is working - so let us know if you have any issues with Windows or Linux servers. We will be rolling out our own dedicated servers in the near future.
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