Spies can become invisible, disguise themselves as the enemy, and destroy an Engineer's buildings. It always feels like John Carpenter's 'The Thing' when you realize that one of your "teammates" is trying to literally stab you in the back.

Team Fortress 2—Valve Corporation—2007

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The bulk of my playing experience has been on the XBOX 360—the system of Team Fortress 2‘s origin. However, the screenshots in this article are primarily culled from the Mac version (on Steam). I only took pictures of levels/characters that are included in The Orange Box, and the only noticeable difference is the “press F5 to save this […]


Spotlight on—the Gears of War III Beta

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Now that the Gears of War III beta test run has ended, I wanted to turn in a new direction here at Randomaniac—video games, of course. Throughout human history, games of all types have held great artistic value—take chess: the concept, stratagems, and primitive narrative all merge with each unique piece/board design to create what can […]