So, while Jack is busy…

…losing sleep and getting the piss scared out of him by Resident Evil 4, I'm busy killing my free time with a something a little less horrific, but equally entertaining.  It's this magical little modification for Half Life 2, called Garry's Mod, and it's a whole lot of fun for the extremely modest 2.8 MB download that it is.  Garry's Mod deals strictly with one of the two facets of Half Life 2 that made it absolutely awesome:  Physics.  After all, few other gaming experiences satisfy you like using the Gravity Gun to pick up a Combine grenade and throw it back in their faces.

There is no back-story, no character development…


…no drama, no twists, nor turns.  No, fuck all that.  It's just you, the Havoc physics engine, and a game full of character models and objects for you to play with.  Example:  You can put Eli Vance in a bathtub, strap on two air tanks, and watch the fun as Eli aimlessly shoots back and forth across the level.  Or you can use the "balloon gun" to see how many balloons it takes to lift a car into the air.  Or homebrew a car crash.  There are an infinite number of things you can do with the flexibility this mod offers. 

In other news, a PC demo for The Punisher has been made available.  Since the full game is due out on the 17th, it might be worth your bandwidth to give this a try.