Do you long for the days of bullet-time and John Woo-style spontaneous dove-bustion? Are you a cool guy who doesn't look at explosions? Then friend, you just might be the type of cowboy boots-wearing, name-taking badass suited for Double Action, a game that's all about Newton's First Law of Ass-Kicking: coolness before physics.
Double Action is a multiplayer shooter focused not just on shooting up your opponents, but doing so with the kind of run-and-dive-in-slow-motion style that games like Max Payne popularized in the early '00s. Players choose one of five different styles (Marksman, Athlete, Bouncer, Reflexes and Nitrophiliac) to help them survive checkpoints, capture briefcases full of money and of course, take out the bad guys.
The game was built as a Half-Life 2 mod, and is a spiritual successor to The Specialists, a Half-Life mod created by several of the same architects. The first official release of the game, codenamed "Boogaloo," hit PCs earlier this weekend. If Double Action:
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