[Community Project] PC Gaming Hub - Let's play games together!

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#1 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Group canceled, thanks to everyone who participated.

 
This is the place to find Giant Bomb members to play games with, or find Giant Bomb servers for certain games.  
JOIN STEAM GROUP  and keep an eye on the gamenight calendar + announcement section. 
Gamenight schedule/calendar here:  http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GBPCGH/events 

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P.S. You don't have to commit to anything to be able to play, feel free to jump in and run with other duders whenever you want to.  
 

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:: IRC chatroom ::  
We now have a GB Gaming Hub IRC channel (chatroom) where we chit chat and propose impromptu runs of random games! Thanks to Swoxx for creating and maintaining it. 
Join us at  http://www.pzlate.com/chat/ -- Or you can download mIRC, install it and join through it. Much better than the web chatroom. (mIRC TUTORIAL HERE
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Main officer(s): Ahmadmetallic, Liber (TehKinslayer), AlexW00d 
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 Status: Ready
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http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GBPCGH/events 
Main officer(s) : AhmadMetallic, Swoxx, Alexw00d
Schedule: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GBPCGH/events 
Main officer(s) : AhmadMetallic.
Schedule http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GBPCGH/events 

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#2 Edited by NyxFe (248 posts) -

I have enough people to play most of my games with, but I can help you out with some info for the games you are unfamiliar with.

  • Starcraft 2- [WIP - Help needed]

2-8 players, 2-8 teams, can create party and begin match from there or invite directly to a custom game

  • Frozen Synapse- [WIP - Help needed]

2 Players, asynchronous (e.g. you don't need to be on at the same time), match by User Name. (mine is NyxFe, and I'm always down for some matches.)

  • Dota 2- [WIP - Help needed]

1-10 Players, 2 teams, can create party for matchmaking (5) or custom game

  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine- [WIP - Help needed]

Versus: 1-(16?) Player comp. online, 2 teams, latency heavy, can only party on one team I believe.

Horde (Exterminatus): 1-4 Players, can form party & custom game. Latency depends on host.

  • Minecraft- (There's a GB server apparently? Are there any game schedules?) [WIP - Help needed]

Tested Server: http://www.tested.com/forums/games/9/minecraft-testedcom-official-and-ever-expanding-server/6830/#1274

  • Heroes of Newearth- [WIP - Help needed]

Same as dota. 1-10 players, can form custom games or 5 person matchmaking party.

#3 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Hooray for Counter Strike!

#4 Posted by roughneck117 (185 posts) -

Shittin hell!!! About time this thing was posted. Been in the work for weeks, years, days even. Lets hope people can use it.

Also, pffttttttttttttt IRC...

#5 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@roughneck117:What's wrong with IRC

#6 Posted by JeanLuc (3518 posts) -

I was just wishing something like this existed. Thanks duder!

#7 Posted by Herocide (440 posts) -
#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3518 posts) -

How many people are in the Super Monday Night Combat beta? I would love to get a group going for that if there's enough interest.

#9 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

Consider me very interested in finding a SR3 partner to co op with.

#10 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

I'm totally down with this idea, especially with games that have co-op, like Saints Row the Third. Also Alien Swarm. I'd love to have something to do in that game.

And this might also encourage me to get back into TF2.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (34618 posts) -

I'd be up for some Frozen Synapse, but I haven't played the game in a while, and the last time I did, I didn't know shit about it. I'm clearly not the guy to ask about this type of thing.

#12 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

Forgot to mention, for Saints Row The Third co op, hit me up on Steam, name's InfamousBIG, or account name is Wraith_Slayer if you can't find InfamousBIG.

#13 Posted by Atlas (2401 posts) -

Excellent idea, and one of the many reasons why I feel excited about being part of the GB community.

I'd really like to find some EU co-op buddies for Dungeons Defenders and Trine - that's the first Trine, not Trine 2 - and maybe some L4D 2 dudes as well. As for competitive, the only game I really play competitive multiplayer in is TF2, but it's been a while. Might hop in if we get a good community going, but too often in the past the Giant Bomb/Tested server has been pretty dead.

#14 Posted by cryptic_code (89 posts) -

This is great! Can I vote twice? 1 for Bad Company 2 and another for Mount & Blade: Warband.

#15 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@cryptic_code said:

This is great! Can I vote twice? 1 for Bad Company 2 and another for Mount & Blade: Warband.

Yeah totally, no vote limit
#16 Posted by DillonWerner (1521 posts) -

I second any and all votes fore any Mount & Blade games.

#17 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@JeanLuc said:

How many people are in the Super Monday Night Combat beta? I would love to get a group going for that if there's enough interest.

I would be up for some SMNC, for sure. 
 
 
I would be up for some Battlefield 3 (Or Team Fortress 2, Assassin's Creed: Revelations or Starcraft 2(EU though) )
#18 Edited by bigsmoke77 (778 posts) -

Put me down for interested in BF3 co-op, portal 2 and SR:3. Im definitely down for some CS:S and TF2 multiplayer. Steam: mSmeeze

#19 Edited by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

I joined the group late last night. I hope this idea takes root and really flourishes because it has potential for sure. Anyway, to the top with this thread for some more attention. Oh, and Nodderly runs the GB Minecraft server, so he would be the guy to contact if you have questions regarding that.

Edit: I wouldn't mind some BC2 love, although everyone moved on to BF3, and rightly so. I guess I just need to suck it up and buy it (after upgrading my PC).

#20 Posted by Absolute_Zero (241 posts) -

@DillonWerner said:

I second any and all votes fore any Mount & Blade games.

Third!

Also, League of Legends.

#21 Posted by roughneck117 (185 posts) -

@No0b0rAmA: IRC sucks, just like you. BOOM.

No, but seriously, why use IRC when we have steam chat??

#22 Posted by l3roken (111 posts) -

Great job , given enough support this could be great. I will try to join in on the BF3 games as much as possible as well as a few of these other games!

#23 Posted by Althox (288 posts) -

Am on the BF3 games as per usual. And I'm looking on things to do in EVE. So you EVE'ers out there, prepare!

#24 Edited by Mikemcn (6875 posts) -

Very funny, you put a COD4 image in for Modern Warfare 3. Jerk, they're not that similar.

And I would totally play some warband with you people

#25 Edited by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

Does anyone own Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword? Because I'd like to play the game with some peeps.

Another question: WHY ISN'T DINO D-DAY ON THIS LIST????

@Subjugation: I don't have BF3 but I have BC2, so if people are down, I'm in.

#26 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Seriously, this is quite an amazing effort! Well done, Ahmad (and everyone else involved)!

#27 Edited by Jeust (10342 posts) -

Nice initiative :) Good luck!

#28 Posted by AlexW00d (6062 posts) -

@roughneck117 said:

@No0b0rAmA: IRC sucks, just like you. BOOM.

No, but seriously, why use IRC when we have steam chat??

We can do a lot more with IRC than steam chat, providing we're able to... well... do stuff. We'll see basically.

#29 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I am always up for Team Fortress 2. In addition to that I am interested in Portal 2 Co_op, Dungeon Defenders, Mount and Blade Warband, and I haven't played League of Legends in a long time but I would be up for that as well.

Steam name is Resident4t

#30 Posted by RTSlord (1195 posts) -

im totally interested participating in civ 5, League of legends, team fortress 2 and starcraft 2

#31 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@VinceNotVance:

@Subjugation:

I third this, if enough people want BC2 im sure we can have bc2.

#32 Posted by ze_ro (181 posts) -

Awesome

#33 Posted by DocHaus (1286 posts) -

If there's anyone who'd like to help me finish the og Borderlands for PC I would like that (I also have the DLC, but want to finish the original first). Also up for playing some Frozen Synapse or SMNC beta (provided it doesn't crash on me again).

#34 Posted by Bolt (154 posts) -

Brilliant Idea! Personally I feel that all the sub giant bomb steam group's should just be deleted from existence, and one central one created. With the event's thing announcements could go up on a weekly basis for the game nights ect. Plus it would make it a lot less segregated and you could reach everyone that play's PC games, and not have to go into the individual groups to do it. Just a thought.

Feel free to add me on steam as well Mr.Bolt (babomb avatar)

#35 Posted by l3roken (111 posts) -

If anyone wants to play Civ 5 shoot me a PM on here! I hate to admit I have never tried multiplayer for fear of...well my single player games never end so who knows how long mp could go!

#36 Posted by Bolt (154 posts) -

I also forgot to add, my friend and I also own 2 killing floor servers.

#37 Posted by Swoxx (2980 posts) -

@roughneck117 said:

@No0b0rAmA: IRC sucks, just like you. BOOM.

No, but seriously, why use IRC when we have steam chat??

Steam chat is a fucking mess when the number of participants rise above like 10. I'm also working on acquiring a channel bot that would be most useful, details to come on that.

#38 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

This is pretty cool

#39 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

@DocHaus said:

If there's anyone who'd like to help me finish the og Borderlands for PC I would like that (I also have the DLC, but want to finish the original first). Also up for playing some Frozen Synapse or SMNC beta (provided it doesn't crash on me again).

I'd prob be down to hop in some good ol' Borderlands again man. Add me on Steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/matrix9455 if you got a steam or PM me with your gamespy or whatever fuckity system Borderlands uses for co op if you want to play

#40 Posted by psoplayer (228 posts) -

I've been playing League of Legends almost daily for the past year so I'm interested in helping out on that front. Note existing work in the form of this steam group and some of the threads in the board for the game. Due to the format of LoL and the importance of equality in player skill for matchmade games, full 10-man custom games are probably the way to go.

#41 Posted by NinetySevenA (46 posts) -

I only play games that have an initialism. So KF, TF2, CS:S are all good to go for me.

OK, I like a lot of games, I prefer co-op though.

I think we should add Section 8:Prejudice.

#42 Edited by Paco (112 posts) -

@DocHaus said:

If there's anyone who'd like to help me finish the og Borderlands for PC I would like that (I also have the DLC, but want to finish the original first). Also up for playing some Frozen Synapse or SMNC beta (provided it doesn't crash on me again).

I'll join in on some borderlands, need to get some co-op achievements and no one I know plays the PC version. My steamID is TheOutshined, same ID for gamespy, add me anytime.

#43 Posted by EightBitShik (1333 posts) -

If everyone wants this to work then it falls to all of us to support it and not let it die. Portal 2 and starcraft 2 would be two im down for.

#44 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Ill play anything just send me a message and put me down as an officer for street fighter. when the hell does 2012 come out for pc anyways?

#45 Posted by CaptainCody (1504 posts) -

I might be interested in destroying the GB community in League Legends.

#46 Edited by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

Bought Portal 2, Borderlands (w/ DLC) and E.Y.E in the recent steam sale, haven't installed 'em but I'd be up for some coop; same goes for Magicka and Terraria as I've not played much of those.

I've had Left 4 Dead 2 for ages but still haven't completed the campaigns so would also like to do that at some point.

I'd also like to nominate Sanctum as an idea - played a bit solo but seems like a great coop experience.

Lastly, this probably won't get much interest but I'm planning on running through both Serious Sam First Encounter and Second Encounter again before diving into SS3 so that's another coop idea. The game's got some crazy coop settings; can be a lot of fun.

Steam: Deadly Moses

As for team up events etc, I'd be willing to help out on some of the examples I listed above if we get the interest.

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EDIT: TL;DR - Put me up as interested, for the following: Magicka, Borderlands, Portal 2, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, Terraria and Left 4 Dead 2.

I also nominate Sanctum* and Serious Sam First and/or Second Encounter as ideas.*

*Would definitely help manage/organise these.

Steam: Deadly Moses

#47 Edited by NonDragonfly (21 posts) -

Excellent post, here is my steam ID ( http://steamcommunity.com/id/nondragonfly/ )

If anyone feels like a game send me a message, just riffle through my games list to see what I have. I have also joined the mumble server :)

#48 Posted by PsEG (3491 posts) -

@IkariNoTekken said:

I'd also like to nominate Sanctum as an idea - played a bit solo but seems like a great coop experience.

As one of the assumed many that got it through an indie bundle and played it for the Steam holiday achievement, I have to say Sanctum's entertaining as hell, and I'm not typically a tower defense fan. If it weren't for Saints Row: The Third, I'd probably be giving it more of my time.

So yeah, count me in as another potentially interested chap. It'd be nice if there were enough people for a full co-op game.

Moderator
#49 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@Bolt said:

I also forgot to add, my friend and I also own 2 killing floor servers.

O really? Could you possibly spare 1 for the group?

#50 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@NyxFe: Thank you, I've used some of that information and will use the rest when their time comes.  
@ZeForgotten said:
@JeanLuc said:

How many people are in the Super Monday Night Combat beta? I would love to get a group going for that if there's enough interest.

I would be up for some SMNC, for sure.   I would be up for some Battlefield 3 (Or Team Fortress 2, Assassin's Creed: Revelations or Starcraft 2(EU though) )
Sure, I'll put it up there when I have enough information. What can you tell me about the player count in a match, matchmaking/servers, etc.. ? 
  

@InfamousBIG@Alaska_Gamer:  @bigsmoke77 :  Added to the co-op games you requested.
 
 
@Atlas said:

I'd really like to find some EU co-op buddies for Dungeons Defenders and Trine - that's the first Trine, not Trine 2 - and maybe some L4D 2 dudes as well. 

I'll add Dungeon Defenders, what's it about, how many players and what service does it require?  I'll keep Trine 1 off the list for now, and I added you to L4D2 
 
 
@cryptic_code :  @DillonWerner :  @Absolute_Zero:  @Mikemcn :  Votes added!
@Subjugation said:

 Oh, and Nodderly runs the GB Minecraft server, so he would be the guy to contact if you have questions regarding that.

Edit: I wouldn't mind some BC2 love, although everyone moved on to BF3, and rightly so. I guess I just need to suck it up and buy it (after upgrading my PC).

Thanks, I'll see what I'll do about Minecraft. and BC2 is very likely to be revived (we played weekly for 10 months), so don't lose hope! 
  

@VinceNotVance said: 

Does anyone own Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword? Because I'd like to play the game with some peeps.

Another question: WHY ISN'T DINO D-DAY ON THIS LIST????

I doubt people would want to play two different Mount & Blade games, but I'll add With Fire & Sword to the voting list. 
Dino-D Day? You're joking right? :P

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