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Getting Competitive with TF2

Up until recently, the most competitive I’ve been whilst playing Team Fortress 2 was crushing my mouse in a furious vice-grip, growling “Motherfucker!” at my new nemesis as he or she painted the walls with what used to be my organs for the third time with a carpet of glowing sticky bombs. Now, I’ve played it competitively. A certain well-known TF2 league is hosting a massive Highlander (nine players per team, one player per class) tournament, and I’m one-ninth of an entered team. The focus is on community teams – players without any ‘proper’ league experience, meaning even skill-deprived simpletons…

Indie Review: Use Boxmen

Greg Sergeant spent three weeks on a game he’d interestingly titled “Use Friends”. He changed it to “Use Boxmen”, which doesn’t quite have the same ring, but the mechanic is the same. It’s a platform puzzler; there are thirteen stages that get harder and harder, and the movement of your blue box man is really smooth and satisfying as you steer him towards the shiny box at the end of each level. The atmosphere is great – smiles and frowns adorn the level geometry, and economic decorations like trees and tufts of grass spruce up the levels slightly, while quirky…