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The Bomb Has Been Planted

Counter-Strike. I don't know. For some reason I keep coming back to this game. I managed to avoid it up until 1.5 in the summer of 2002 I think it was. I'm not quite sure what's so appealing about it. I think it's the fact that you have teams, and once you die the round is over for you. You get a nice break between rounds (assuming you don't survive) and there's a certain element of teamwork involved. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy a nice game of Quake 3 every so often, but it hasn't quite held me like CS has.

CS1.6 is a major reason I did so bad my first semester away at college. I commuted my first two years, but my third and fourth years were spent away. Too much CS and not enough studying and well, after a nice 1.56 GPA I had to show some self control. My addiction stories are not as exciting as I'd like them to be.

When Half-Life 2 came out I wasn't overly interested in CS:Source for whatever reason. It wasn't until after I graduated that I began playing again. The Shacknews CS server, which is where I play now, is a pretty cool. The players are all awesome, the skill level can be quite high, and most importantly it's a lot of fun. Fun in that seething hatred sort of way. It's easy to hate Counter-Strike, but somehow hard to stop playing because of it.

Recently it came to my attention that a company actually produced some bootleg Counter-Strike toys. I bought a set, of course:

I don't know why the teams are uneven. Inspired by the antics of Shackers who obtained them before me: megarust and helvetica, I decided to do the obvious thing and create a game of Counter-Strike in my basement. As you can see I spent entirely too much time on this, and I am indeed quite the consumer whore. Also apologies to anyone who feels they are misrepresented in this... I just used the names of people I happened to be playing with around the time. I make no claims for accuracy... in fact the length of time that I survive should be a dead giveaway as to how accurate this is.

And yes, I do have entirely too much time on my hands.
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#1 - helvetica Reply
That is awesome!

Counter-Strike :D

Jan. 30, 2006 (6:12pm EST)

#2 - omnova Reply
I totally should have rocked the entire team. Oh well. Thanks for at least giving me haiku.

Jan. 30, 2006 (8:59pm EST)

#3 - megarust Reply
Nice! You had the pretty text and interface. Show off!

Jan. 31, 2006 (1:46am EST)

#6 - Jon R Reply
Get outta there, it's gonna blow!

Feb. 8, 2006 (1:12pm EST)

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Oct. 20, 2015 (2:25pm EST)