See what I did there? Now that I have completed the Gears of War 3 Beta by unlocking all of the retail content, I am starting to find other games to occupy my fleeting spare time. For some time, Team Fortress 2 has been sitting in my Steam Library with very little play time since the original launch weekend. But, a bunch of friends from school and some fellow gamers from GameStop had been talking about how much better it is now, so I decided to give it a whirl again.
Let me just say this, a brand new HD graphic card makes this game shine. The cartoon style graphics really sell themselves in such high quality. Not to mention the greatest addition to the shooter: HATS! While some say it is Valve's way of nickel and diming people to death, everything in the game is achievable given enough play time. Instant gratification has it's price though, if you want a specific hat right away. These small items give boosts to the individual classes depending on what your character is using and allows a nice amount of customization while keeping all of the classes diverse and their own character.
All and all I can't wait to explore the community of the game this summer and hopefully make some friends while I am at it!