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I love Valve but this seems slightly shady

Stop me if you�ve heard this one before: there�s a co-op, top down shooter available on Steam. You blast some aliens and it�s been developed from a Unreal Tournament mod. Yes, it�s Alien Breed: Impact, which was released in June on Steam.

Oh wait, you though I was talking about Alien Swarm right, the game you can get for free on Steam right? Yeah, I was a little confused too, and actually quite relieved that I didn�t put down any money on Alien Breed, 15 bucks to be exact. �cos from where I�m sitting, they both look like the same game.

This seems a bit dodgy to me; would anyone seriously buy Alien Breed now knowing that a similar game is available for free? In Valve�s defence, Alien Breed came out more than a month and a half ago and had a fairly noticeable prescience on Steam. I suppose anyone buying a top down, alien blaster shooter would have bought it buy now, right? Even so, this is a bit fishy...
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About Alasdair Duncanone of us since 9:17 AM on 10.13.2007

Alasdair Duncan is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming that is not Fraser Brown. A long time Destructoid community member and forum moderator, he covers adventure, puzzle, FPS and all kinds of games on the PC. Watch, as he adds more games to his Steam library with only the vaguest hope of ever playing most of his games.

Alasdair has been gaming since his mother bought a Commodore 64 back in the early 1980's. He adores Deus Ex, GTA Vice City, Team Fortress 2, Borderlands, Super Mario Brothers 3 and all those weird indie titles on Steam.

You can meet Alasdair at places like PAX where he tries to convince people he isn't a) drunk or b) Irish.

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