Battlefield Play4Free closed beta

Battlefield Play4Free
Battlefield Play4Free closed beta invitation

Look what email dropped into my inbox the other day: an invitation to the Battlefield Play4Free closed beta.  (I’ve obviously edited the image to remove my “personal beta key”.)

I signed up there and and then and over the course of the next couple of hours I…

According to the Beta Testing Agreement I’m allowed to disclose only two things about it:

  1. The fact that there is an official Beta Program for the Game.
  2. The fact that you are a member of the official Beta Program for the Game.

Okay.  There is an official beta programme for Battlefield Play4Free.  I am a member of that official beta programme.  Am I not even allowed to say that I quite like it?

The Battlefield Play4Free Facebook page will tell you more, though.

Netrek

In my second year at St Andrews (1990-1991) our college got its first PC classroom; actually it was a Mac classroom.

This was in the days before the World Wide Web, and none of us had email addresses, but the computers were networked, which for us meant two things:

  1. All ten Macs could be connected to one laser printer
  2. We could play a networked Star Trek-inspired computer game against one another

For years I couldn’t remember the name of the game. Until I chanced upon an article in a PC magazine just now.

The game was Netrek, and it’s still available. Fantastic!

N

N version 1
N version 1

This game is doing my head in! It is so addictive!

You play the part of a ninja — hence the name of the game: N — whose task is to escape from each screen. Sounds simple, huh?

The best bit about the game, other than when you punch your hand in the air having completed a level, is the dramatic and physical way your ninja hero dies when you fall off too high a ledge, or step on a mine, or are blown apart by a variety of hostile robots.

Download it now for Windows, Mac or Linux.