Monthly Review Giveaway

As I was laying in bed this morning, trying to go back to sleep but knowing I couldn’t, I had this idea.

At the beginning of each month, I will randomly select one review posted in the previous month and send the author a free Steam game.

The game won’t be AAA and it might not be very good but it’s free!

The winner will NOT be able to select the game and if they have it already or don’t want it then they can pass it on t a friend.

My thinking behind this is NOT to encourage people to write reviews because they think they might win a game but to say thank you for supporting the site.

The community and reviews set this website apart from other websites. Imagine I simply had a list of download links instead of what we have. I don’t think it would be very friendly and inviting website to visit.

The winner will be chosen using the Recommendation Wall page, which is currently partially broken, but will be fixed soon. This means that a review MUST use a Recommendation Image. This also means that this giveaway is only open to registered members of RTSL.

I will announce each winner in the monthly General Chat of the following month. So, the winner for August 2017, will be announced in the September 2017 General Chat and Twitter.

I have plenty of games to giveaway, but if you have spare ones you want to donate, please email me the details and any credit you want.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or complaints, just let me know.


1st September 2017 2 Comments

September 2017 – General Chat

OMG, I can’t believe that September is here. I did 20% of the things I had planned for August. Oh Well, there’s always next year. HA!

Anyway, we are getting closer to the server move, so that’s good but I am still pretty nervous about it. It’s the first time the site will be self-hosted. The dev site seems really fast, so that’s one good thing.

Due to circumstances, I have been spending some time posting stuff on Twitter, hopefully you have been following me – if not, why not?

RTSL Twitter feed Only 32 more followers needed to reach 1,000.

Besides that, I’ll try to finish Wolfenstein: The New Order and even start Old Blood. YES! I know I said that last month but I mean it this time.

What about you, what do you have planned?


31st August 2017 30 Comments

Quiet Rehabilitation

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Localised on the other side of the Coast, the Combine used to run one among other abandoned sections of the block cells as an area to detain citizens who were determined to be a threat to the Combine action.

Later on, these cell blocks were left behind, including countless prisoners and citizens who tried to escape by their own through vents, old offices, maintenance facilities and sewers.

You’ll find yourself stuck in one of those old cells on another side of sector A5 at Nova Prospekt. Be sure to acquire any kind of weaponry and supplies during your escape route, because you’re not alone on this mission.

Many unauthorised and unidentified creatures are wandering around the place. Watch your corners and try not to make any huge noises, you might attract those strange things to hunt you down. Or even worse: the Combine itself.

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Total Downloads: 66231st August 2017
18 Comments and 8 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

BlackMesaDoorVille

Welcome to the very first (hopefully of many!) Black Mesa Mapping Challenge.

This release features 9 maps, each based around the theme of “What’s behind that door?”.

Mappers had to create a map that used a previously locked door from the retail game.

Unlike standard Source mods, this release features a special way to install the maps – don’t worry, it’s not difficult, just different. This is due to the game itself, not something I have changed. There are text and video installation instructions.

GO PLAY IT!

This has been updated to version 1.2 – see below.

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Total Downloads: 78529th August 2017
44 Comments and 7 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life: Caged Press Release

Future Games Select and Cayle George bring you a prison escape like no other!

Featuring explosive action and a soundtrack from outrun music legend Lazerhawk, Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D. is a return to the golden age of First Person Shooters.

Break from captivity, conquer the facility and discover the secrets of Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D.!

Set for release on 21st September 2017.

C.A.G.E.D. is based on Cayle’s map Caged from 2002’s Project: Quantum Leap – but massively expanded and upgraded with custom content including awesome music from Lazerhawk. It’s got secrets, achievements, an unlockable bonus map, and even a developer commentary mode. It’s a fantastic reimagining of the old PQL map – and it’s not every day that a former Valve mapper releases a Half-Life mod!

Keep reading for a video and screenshots.


29th August 2017 3 Comments

Big Lolly

for Half-Life

Once upon a time, long, long ago, a dreamland of wonder and candy did grow. Its treasure was sweet, and the land was “Big Lolly.”

Welcome to Big Lolly!

Grab some candy and get fraggin’!

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Total Downloads: 11827th August 2017
7 Comments and 5 recommendations, 2 say "Play It Later"

Hunt The C-nt

for Half-Life

Take control of Jane Doe, a HECU grunt, while hunting for the assassin who left you and your buddies for the Grim Reaper.

Play through a variety of locations and explore new parts of Black Mesa.

Can you beat the final boss?

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Total Downloads: 37615th August 2017
16 Comments and 3 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

12/13 August 2017 Livestream Schedule

There are at least two livestreams scheduled for this weekend and I hope that many of you can watch and join in the chat.

Full details of each day’s stream are below as well as the links to stay up to date on the streams.

Issues with the chat

In the last stream, there was an issue with a user posting offensive messages. I apologise for this and thank the moderators and thank my moderators for addressing it. If this continues, I will look into only allowing approved users to post comments on the live chat. An approved user is a person who has posted a comment on one of my YouTube videos and then been approved by me.

I will also be looking into other chat features including YouTube Sperchat and Nightbot.

Saturday 12th: From Combines

Phillip will play the recently released From Combines. You play as a Combine Elite soldierand there are some bonus maps too.

The livestream is scheduled to start 8am Eastern US, 1pm UK, 2pm Europe.

Sunday 13th: Research and Development

Don FINALLY plays Research and Development! It’s part of the Classic of the Month event, which sees Don replay a classic mod each month.

The livestream is scheduled to start 1pm Eastern US, 6pm UK, 7pm Europe.

Links

Check the RTSL Twitter feed for the latest announcements.

All the streams are on the RTSL YouTube Channel with chat enabled.


10th August 2017 2 Comments