bill-swift - March 29, 2012
In a quirky little move to entice PC gamers to pre-purchase Demiurge Studio's side-scrolling beat-em-up, 'Shoot Many Robots', Valve is lending one of their most popular characters to the game, as well as offering some 'Shoot Many Robots' perks for Team Fortress 2 players.
Players who pre-order the game before it's released for PC next week will receive Gordon Freeman's HEV suit as well as a suiting pair of nerdy glasses for their character to really make them feel like they're our favorite hero from the Half-Life series, as well as randomly spawning Portal turrets to spice up the enemy variety in the game.
But wait, there's more!
Those who pre-order (pre-order..ers?) will also receive the 'Chopper Robot Backpack' to use with the Medic and Pyro classes in Team Fortress 2.
While the game is already out on PSN (or SEN I suppose) and XBL, PC gamers will also be able to enjoy the game at a higher resolution of 60 FPS (frames per second) as well as having Facebook matchmaking among other enticing extras.
Well this makes me glad that I held off on getting this title the day it came out, although I imagine it could also be seen as a kick to the nuts to some players. Pre-order bonuses for specific platforms do seem to receive a love/hate reaction from fans. Of course, if this little Gordon Freeman offer is any sort of hint at the possibility of Half-Life 3 in the near future *cough* E3 2012 *cough*, I'm sure the fans will forgive them with open arms.
So, who's up for murdering their toaster and pissing off some bosses?
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