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Magicka Updated Released

Another update from Valve: Updates to Magicka have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.Issues Fixed Move orders such as the one in Chapter 12 (For real this time). Fixed trigger ID sync over network (Should fix Chapter 7 crash). Fixed uninitialized AI crashing. Fixed crashes due to […]

Beyond Black Mesa – Half Life Short

Adrian Shephard is Beyond Black Mesa   Stumbled upon a wonderful Half-Life fan made short called Beyond Black Mesa. The film took two years, was filmed on a Canon HV20, took seven people and had a budget of only $1,200. The sets, acting, story and post work are all done fantastically and I just had […]

Most Wanted PC Games of 2010

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Holiday 2010PC = Perfect Christmas… Gift! Is there somebody on your Christmas list who may as well have a mouse as an extra appendage? PC gaming is a great present this year, especially since the release of 3D Vision! Almost all games have drivers available for 3D mode, and more and more are being made 3D […]

Most Wanted PS3 Games 2010

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Holiday 2010Most Wanted PS3 Games of 2010 Playstation Presents = Win The Playstation 3 is a remarkable and versatile system that is now 3D capable. Not only can it play 3D Blu-Rays, but it supports 3D gaming! On top of that little nugget of awesomeness the PS3 has released an array of incredible games this year […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Holiday 2010Deck the Halls with Boughs of CAT5 Cable… With the Holidays fast approaching it’s important to put a little time in to what gifts you shall be distributing this year. We all know how hectic and disastrous Holiday shopping can be, especially once we’re in the month of December. This is a good time to […]

Happy Halloween 2010

2010 Gamer pumpkins designed & carved by Next Level Gamer’s very own Cognito!

Review: Sonic 4 Episode 1

Sonic 4 Review: It would be impossible to talk about Sonic 4 without setting the scene…Once upon a time, back in the 4th generation of games consoles, Sega and Nintendo were fighting a head to head hardware battle. It was the Genesis versus the SNES, and Sonic and Mario were the kings of cartridge.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Preview Media

Hunted and Alone It is with great glee that I write about Frictional Games’ new product. Any who knows me know how much I loved the Penumbra series they made (Overture, Black Plague and Requiem). They have created such a dynamic and eerie genre with their first-person-horror-survival that it’s hard to not get completely swallowed […]

Counter Strike Source Beta Gone Public!

3…..2…..1….. “Boom Headshot” Exciting news Counter Strike fans, the CS:S Beta has gone to public beta! Your CS:S game has hopefully already been patched and is ready for some intense frag-festing. What’s New: Hope you have a handle on your OCD folks, because there’s a lot of number play here: 144 achievements are now available […]

NLG Source Sprays and Instructions

NLG Sprays section is live! Counter Strike, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, sprays for all your Source gaming needs! With instructions on adding and removal of sprays.

E3 2010 Game Trailers (Video)

Trailers, teasers, info and screenshots of just some of the exciting new games being unveiled at the E3 Expo 2010!

First PS3 3DTV Patch

A New Dimension in Gaming   Sony is releasing the first 3DTV patch for the Playstation 3 on June 3rd. But let’s get the bad news out of the way first, this patch is going live first… (dramatic pause) …in Asia. We are still awaiting a release date for the patch in North America, but […]

Counter Strike Source Beta Update

What to expect from the Counter Strike Source Beta, and what the update will mean for any who have currently missed out.

Video Game Hackers Face 10 Years in Jail

Just spotted this unbelievable and promising news that will totally change the world of online gaming! (Zürich, Switzerland) Authorities from the International Internet Committee (IIC), the body responsible for regulating world-wide Internet use and international policies, have finally passed into affect a new law making it illegal for anyone to use hacks, cheats or bots […]

Download CS Non Steam

“CS Download Non Steam – DOWNLOAD FULL HERE”… a rant on software piracy.

Happy New Year!

Happy New years from all of us at Next Level Gamer!

Merry Christmas 2009 from NLG!

Merry Christmas from everyone at NLG…

Left 4 Dead 2 Character Bio’s

Valve releases detailed character bio’s for Left 4 Dead 2.

What time does Left 4 Dead 2 unlock for play?

Valve announces exactly when Left 4 Dead 2 will be playable off of Steam.

Release Date Announced for Star Trek Online

Cryptic Studios has finally announced an official release date for their upcoming MMORPG, Star Trek Online (STO).

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Happy Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween from all of us at NextLevelGamer.com! Cognito shares his 2009 gamer pumpkin carvings with us.

Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Leaked!

Oops! Today Valve leaked a Left 4 Dead 2 trailer, coincidence or sneaky marketing? You decide.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 8

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

128 teams to compete in CS:S Tourney

E-Sports Heaven CS:S tourney “September Madness” promises superb prizes.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Gaming Girls and the Bimbo Effect

Why are some girl gamers soooo bloody annoying? That is the $50,000 question.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Another TF2 Update

The good people at Valve have patched Team Fortress 2 again.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Valve recently released an update to Team Fortress 2 which addresses several bugs and exploits. The full patch notes are here.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Gamers to Replace Top Guns on Dangerous Missions

Well it turns out that if you’re big into flight-simulators and gaming, you may not have been wasting your time after all. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) announced Saturday that they will be using unmanned Reaper planes in ‘frontline missions’ in Afghanistan replacing their top gun pilots with younger “video-game players”. Apparently, studies have […]

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Top 100 Zombie MoviesZombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

The Cure For Gamer Face

Are your bushy features affecting your gaming? Need to find a way to remove that grisly growth? Look no further, the answer to your prayers is here: The ultimate in gaming shaving technology.

Happy Birthday FPSGOD.com | Next Level Gamer Launches

FPSGOD turns 1 year old, but gets retired for a much newer, improved version on Next Level Gamer.com!

New league for CS Source 5v5

Thanks to http://league.totalgamingnetwork.com/ for providing this information. The TGL is proud to announce a series of eight mini-leagues for a total of seven games: Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty 4, CounterStrike: Source, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Frontlines: Fuel of War, and Team Fortress 2. Matches will begin on the week of August 10th; […]

MaddoxX hacks Valve, gets arrested

The somewhat infamous hacker named “MaddoxX”, also known as the computer hacker responsible for hacking into one of Valve’s third party billing sites over a year ago, got arrested today. He made claims on many forums during the past year that he could not be caught and that he was only using remote PC’s to […]

Will you buy a 3D Mouse?

As we posted yesterday, new control methods are becoming available… The staff at FPS God has been predicting this type of innovation for a while, but I guess you never know what will/wont stick. What do you think? [poll=8]

Valve adapts the 3D Mouse

The future of control methods? Valve has recently announced that they will be providing full support for a new kind of control method; a 3 dimensional, force feedback mouse that allows you to feel objects and inertia in games. Here is a quick excerpt about the new technology: “The Novint Falcon is an entirely new […]

Redesign finally within grasp

Well the redesign of FPSGOD is nearing a working version, and I must I’m looking forward to it. The new site will be merged with this one to span across many more games, with news/details of each. Don’t worry, this site will still be actively updated, and hopefully much more in depth content will be […]

What do you want to learn today?

Our idea banks are starting to thin out, so we’re looking to the community to tell us what they want to learn about! We write this for you, we may as well address what you want to see! Add comments to this post with proposed titles / descriptions of articles you’d like to see written. […]

New games coming soon

We’re currently working on a redesign to pump out the next phase of FPSGOD, the merger of many more games. One of our major focuses as always been to provide in depth performance tweak guides for many games so you can expect that there will be a general hardware/tweak section as well. Summer is here […]

Counter-Strike in a Flash

If you’re broke and still can’t afford a system fast enough to play Counter-Strike, don’t fret; Tom Thornton created a silly, yet fun flash based shooter, Counter-Strike Style! Yes now you can hone your 90’s side-scroller skills by “taking your game to a lesser level” and playing Counter-Strike in Flash. Be in awe and admire […]

2008 CGS Rules Counter-Strike: Source

The Championship Gaming Series has released a video going over the basics of Counter-Strike Source gameplay for newer players/audiences. They have also released their 2008 Counter-Strike Source rulebook. As most of you probably know, this is the same league that has signed on many players for professional salaries starting at around 24k a year. Not […]

How often do you visit the blog?

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Move complete

Well we’re on our new hosting provider. Cognito spent most of the night configuring and transferring files over to the new web server host. Hopefully we don’t encounter too many issues, but if you notice anything wrong please send us an e-mail at tips@fpsgod.com Known Issues So far it seems that there is an error […]

Moving Web hosts soon

New Web hosting provider Just an update, if you find yourself unable to access the page, don’t fret. We are currently undergoing the process of packing up all our files and moving to a new web server host. We’re optimistic that this transition should go very smoothly however; as life is unpredictable, please forgive us […]

Server Issues

We’ve been experiencing abnormal server outages lately and are in the process of looking for a new web host provider. This will be quite a daunting task as there is a lot of content to transfer over and it is foreseeable that there may be some bugs with the database/site in the near future. We’ve […]

Use the FPS GOD Forums

Traffic to the site has increased significantly lately, but forum activity doesn’t seem to be growing too rapidly. We’re just wondering why and what we can do to help. [poll=6] Unfortunately to get any real feedback, you guys will have to join the forum and post there, but it’s a 1 step signup process so […]

Server issues and changes

Server Problem We’re currently experiencing issues with our server causing abnormal load times in both page views and the ability to update the site. Apparently our dedicated host’s CPU is running at 98% capacity (ouch). We’re looking into the problem which may require moving to a new base provider. We’ll keep you informed in case […]

New IRC channel, #fpsgod on GameSurge!

Live Community Chat After some discussion Cognito and I felt it would be a good idea to setup a IRC channel for the FPSGOD community to compliment the forums. We’ve maintained other channels before (one dates back to 1998 and is still up and running) and we believe this will be a great place for […]

Temporary Server Outage Tonight!

A Little Web-Server Love If you happen to be browsing our site after 9:00 pm (PST) tonight (May 10th 2008) you may find yourself getting the dreaded, “Server not found” error. The reason we’ll be down is that our maintenance crew will be performing essential upgrades to our server. This should last approximately 7 hours. […]

Cal Season 11 Schedule (CS: S)

A fresh start Well it’s the start of a brand new Counter-Strike Source season in CAL. With the induction of Season 11 comes a new, but somewhat familiar schedule. The main difference in the schedule this season is that is has been tailored to match the CEVO league’s schedule. This should help ease the pressure […]

Gamerail shuts down indefinitely

Sad news from Gamerail “It is with deep regret to announce that the GameRail network has been discontinued at this time. Thank you to the gamers who have participated in the GameRail trial and support of its development as we worked to solve the issues of latency and network quality and their impact on gaming. […]

Now Hiring Editors

Based on the results of our last poll, it looks like the majority of people are interested in learnings strategy for Call of Duty 4 and Team Fortress 2. In the near future we’ll be redesigning the homepage to accommodate additional games. Don’t worry, we’ll still be covering CS 1.6 and CS:Source as well though! […]

Think you have what it takes?

We’re getting ready to expand the site, but we need your help! First off, we need some input on which games you want us to start covering, please vote below: [poll=5] We can’t do it alone though! We need to hire some additional editors to write on the new games. If you are interested, head […]

Forum Issue Resolved

Hey guys, the forum issues we were experiencing have been resolved. Unfortunately a few posts were lost, sorry!

Forum troubles

Just a heads up, we’ve been having some issues with our forum recently. We’re looking into it and will hopefully have it fixed ASAP. My extreme apologies to anyone who’s forum posts may have been lost (hopefully temporarily, but we’ll see) we’re not censoring posts, nothing has been intentionally deleted. Feel free to continue posting, […]

Hi, tell me about yourself

We’re trying to learn a bit more about our readers. We have a few site enhancements in the works right now based on previous feedback and want to keep getting to know you all so the site can continue to grow. We’d like to get an idea of the skill level of our readers… are […]

GOTCHA! Some of you anyway

If you called bullshit on yesterday’s thread regarding Valve’s plan to shut-down Counter-Strike 1.6, congratulations; you successfully averted our evil plan… to prank you on April Fools Day. To those of you who “got punked” and believed it was true, I hope there’s no hard feelings. We promise we won’t pull a stunt like that […]

Steam to Shut down CS 1.6

Steam has decided to start finally phasing out CS 1.6 in an effort to encourage users to evolve into playing newer games. The claim “server maintenance, support tickets and other staff related costs” do not make up for the extremely minimal income the game generates through new sales. Personally, I’m shocked… the Counter-Strike 1.6 community […]

Get better ping through Game-Rail

Why the Internet sucks for gaming? The Internet was not really designed with gaming in mind. In fact, you can compare it to travel by train. Before a train reaches it’s final destination, it must stop at several stations always 1 at a time, and on a straight, linear path to it’s final destination. The […]

What’s next?

As the site grows, we’re curious what kind of features people are interested in, check out the poll below. [poll=2] Remember, we can’t do it without your help! Submit your tips, files and other useful stuff to tips@fpsgod.com or hop into the forums. If you’re interested in helping us promote, or want to promote your […]

Removed Key Bindings in Kaizen’s CFG

Due to numerous complaints, i have disabled all of the key binding settings in Kaizen’s Source Cfg. They are commented out, however still remain in the config if you wish to view them. To re-enable them, simply find the section in the config that says “Key Binds” and delete the “//”‘s before all the bound […]

FPS GOD Ressurects Noob Palace Mayhem

“Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name…” Many of you may remember me when i went under the name, “The Fusion™”. I was known for running a server known as Noob Palace Mayhem. It was an extremely popular server and lasted roughly a year and a half before it went down. Known for […]

The CPL closed for good

Gone Baby Gone Rumors have been flying around for months, sadly they’ve become reality. For those that haven’t heard, as of Thursday March 13th, the pioneering pro-gaming league, “the cyber-athlete professional” league has closed it’s doors… indefinitely. Here is what they had to say on their site: “Effective immediately, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) will […]

A new dimension in gaming strategy

Wow, we’ve only been live for 2 weeks and we’ve already had a site redesign! Thanks to everyone who has spread the word and helped us grow to over 100 unique daily readers in such a short time! Whats new? New layout/design Added a Forum Added submit your tips – tips@fpsgod.com Enabled featured posts Whats […]

FP! Welcome to the best FPS-guide on the net

Welcome to FPSGOD. The #1 free online game strategy site on the net.