I didn't make it!
Hello everyone, my name is Dominic B. and myself as well as several other people are attempting to bring back the community of the online game Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose. For those of us who are not sure what Painkiller is it is a fast pace, first-person shooter, with the same style of game play as the Quake Series and Unreal series. It has the deathmatch and arena style feel to it while having maps based in Hell, rustic castles, broken down buildings, everything that you could think of. It was released in 2004 and was one of the games at several CPL events until in 2005 the game seemed to have lost it's community. There is still about 15 servers left open, which is a drastic drops from the near 1,000 that existed when the game had first come out. We are trying to bring this game back to CAL, CPL, whatever the league, we would like it to take part in allowing Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose to have a division for it. Painkiller has seen some of the biggest names in gaming, including Fatal1ty, Toxic, and Voo. Our current goal is gain at least 100 players to come back to the game within the next month. If you have played the game, or want to get into it, the multiplayer demo for Painkiller can be found anywhere, as well as the Overdose demo. For any questions or concerns on how to be a part of this project feel free to contact me at any time. My AOL Instant Messenger name is ImADinosaurROARZ, my email is [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/EMAIL], or you can always send me a private message here on the forums! So please everyone, tell your friends about this and hopefully we can see a return of the game! For additional information about Painkiller: http://www.painkillergame.com/pc_site/index2.php Painkiller OVERDOSE Reviews on the game can be found on IGN, GameSpot, Game Zone, Gamespy, and many other sites!
I used to get into PK a lot and made lots of videos of the sp part, but trash talking punks on their DC forum combined with poor moderation left the community going elsewhere. When a game's forum dies, it dies. Your using this forum to try and resurrect the game is further validation that games need forums to stay alive. It didn't really bother me though, as I was clinging to the game too much and needed to diversify my gaming. I also thought even some of the more supportive members of the boards were getting a bit childish about competing, even just in the way they were comparing skills in sp and/or commenting on videos. Also, PK and BooH were pretty good games but after playing the demo of Overdose and reading the reviews on it, it appears the franchise has gone downhill. It seems that is mostly due to PCF all but abandoning the project and taking on other ventures like their help with GoW. (Sorry, but I feel a need to go a bit OT here.) I have mixed emotions about PC gaming in general anymore. There's lots of good hardware on the horizon but little dev support to keep good titles coming as often as they used to. Some devs blame the declining PC game profits on piracy, but I think it's largely due to a lack of commitment on the developing and publishing end to incorporate proper beta testing and patch support and a lack of common sense in marketing. Most players that say they prefer consoles don't just mention the number of titles they have access to, it's a matter of not liking the constant bug problems too. An example of poor marketing is the piracy that happened with Crysis due to EA insisting on offering predownloads.