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I have to give you the background before I go into details
about my problem, so please be patient.
Like many of you, I read the Game Informer magazine. Unlike
most of you, I’m more interested with the little gems inside the magazine and
not the big cover stories or exclusives. Sure, the March 2010 is an impressive
issue. From the L.A. Noire cover story to some big time reviews for games like
Mass Effect 2, Bio Shock 2 and Battle Field: Bad Company 2 (hmm…interesting
trend), the magazine is jam packed with
gaming goodness. But the item that caught my attention was on page 31 – Top 10
FPS Multiplayer Maps.
As I looked at each picture and read the brief description
for each of the 10 maps, I would chuckle a little, nod my head in agreement and
think, “Yeah, I agree. That is a really good map.”
Well, I made it all the way through the 10 maps when I
realized…with the exception of Lost Village, I have spent an inordinate amount
of time on each of the maps listed in the article. And not only have I played
them, but I actually loved them.
It’s like the author (Nick Ahrens) has been spying on my
gaming exploits. He could’ve titled the article, “Saint’s Top 10 FPS
I don’t know if it’s okay for me to list the maps or not…as
I’m sure it’s copyrighted...but I own the magazine, I’ve given credit to the
author, and I’m posting it at GI’s website, so hopefully I’m covered.
Anyway, the list…
Dust – Counterstrike
Lost Village – Battlefield 1942
Wake Island – Battlefield 1942
Blood Gulch – Halo
Crash – COD4: Modern Warfare
2Fort – Team Fortress
Facility – GoldenEye 007
Strike at Karkand – Battlefield 2
Calypso Casino – Rainbow Six: Vegas
Tokay’s Tower – Quake II
When I try and think about which one is my favorite…I just
can’t do it. I actually preferred Wake Island on Battlefield 2 over 1942. I
have more hours logged on Wake Island than all my other BF2 maps combined. I
still play 2Fort on Team Fortress 2 almost nightly. Rappelling into Calypso
Casino with all the bells and whistles from the slot machines clinking in the
background. Would we even have Red vs. Blue if it wasn’t for Blood Gulch? Scary
to think that we might not. I love them all. They’re all awesome.
And that’s when I realized…
My name is Saint…
…and I’m a first person shooter’aholic.