You know what it’s like. Sometimes you just want a quick break in the middle of the painting process between priming and base-coat or top-coat and varnish
Or perhaps you’ve staggered back from work, had dinner, bathed the kids and are now resisting going through to watch the latest installment of Big-Brother-Got-Freak-Factor-Talent.UK with the rest of the clan. You don’t want anything too strenuous. Nothing too taxing. Just something satisfying that doesn’t come in a bottle or a can.
Well, whilst World of Tanks has been distracting the rest of the groggy-blogosphere, I’ve been a relative late-comer to Red Orchestra. By late, I mean distinctly eleventh-hour as the game was released in 2006 and its souped-up successor, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, is due out on the 13th September:
Red Orchestra is one of those multi-player first person shooters (FPS) set on the Eastern Front. Red Orchestra’s uniqueness resides in its committment to authentic modelling and ballistics. You won’t find illuminated crosshairs here and, invariably, 1 hit and – well – you’re dead. If you’re interested, check out my antics with a panzerfaust:
The imminent release of RO2 has meant that prices have dropped as low as £2.99 and because it’s old it even works on my machine (Minimum: CPU: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent, 512 MB RAM, Video card: 64 MB DX9 Compliant, 2 GB free hard drive space, DX 8.1 Compatible Audio, Windows 2000/XP | Recommended: CPU: 2.4 GHZ, Video Card: 128 MB DX9 Compliant with PS 2.0 support, Sound Card: Eax Compatible).
Owning a copy entitles you to 20% off Red Orchestra 2 (if you pre-order) and opens up free access to exciting total-mods like Darkest Hour, a late-War Western European Theatre revamp. Here’s me on JUNO beach:
If this doesn’t float your boat, check out the free demo of SPACE MARINE. Relive your teenage years with this splendid gorefest by downloading the much reviled STEAM and clicking on this link to enure UK access: