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10 years ago
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This is kinda to break off from the WoW thread.

What genre of games are entertaining to you?
What new games in that genre are appealing?

I got hooked on playing wii games for about a week while I was in LA. In downtime at bmt I played gta on ps3 a bit too. I'm mainly talking about computer games in this thread, but any system will do.
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10 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
CounterStrike, HL, Quake 3.

I got an affinity for the classics.
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10 years ago
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dannyp
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*NEW*
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10 years ago
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yes sorry. I just read that.

Simcity 4? Hahaha! I don't game all that much on the PC or consoles. However, I do enjoy Fifa and Madden's. Foot and Fut.
dannyp's avatar
10 years ago
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dannyp
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:D
nestor's avatar
10 years ago
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nestor
i'm not playing anything new right now
but i just got back to my desktop so that might change.

school starts soon though so don't want to hook myself
Chiken's avatar
10 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeah im not playing anything new, just rockin old rpg's on the playstation.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I'm really into first-person shooters. I usually don't play brand new ones for lack of required hardware. most recent one I've played is Halo 3 on Xbox 360, which was pretty sweet. I've been wanting to play it lately. maybe I'll see if I can install Vista on my MacBook and play Halo 2.

I really really really love a first-person shooter with an awesome story line. e.g., Halo series and Half-Life series. recommend me some of these if you know any! I like sci-fi stuff too, not so much modern warfare and shit like that (though I do still enjoy all the Call of Duty games).

I've also been kind of wanting to play a combat flight simulator lately. I used to play this one called ATF Gold back in the day. had a joystick and everything.
andyp's avatar
10 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
i'm tempted to get spore when it comes out.. first game in a loong time :)
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I need a new game. I'm thinking about playing Half-Life again. and the spinoffs like Blue Shift and Opposing Force.

a roommate of mine has Spore but it won't run on my MacBook :(.
dannyp's avatar
10 years ago
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asemi, try the unreal games if you haven't already. I don't remember the story, but the experience of that in single player was pretty cool.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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really? I always got the sense that the single player in those was really lame like in Quake.

any more suggestions?
bluet's avatar
10 years ago
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bluet
maybe you're thinking about unreal tournament, which is all about multiplaying?
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10 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Unreal (And Unreal 2) has a story-based campaign.

The Unreal Tournament series don't, it's just deathmatch and similar gamemodes.
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10 years ago
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yeah I didn't even realize there was something other than Unreal Tournament.

I should play Tony Hawk 4 on my GameCube; I love that game. I also kind of want to get Mario Kart for it.
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
http://www.tigsource.com/features/games1-10.html
nestor's avatar
10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
gonna start cod4 now that i have my gtx260
dannyp's avatar
10 years ago
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dannyp
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i beat knytt in one sitting!
http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?main=03Knytt& … 03Download

sorta fun, thanks phi!
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
*bows to dp*

I love, love, love, love, love Passage.
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
Downloaded. I'll be playing this tonight offline (my internet at home is DEAD). :D
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
Passage > seconded.
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10 years ago
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bluet
two sittings on knytt. pretty nice
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10 years ago
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dannyp
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ok, i downloaded it, tried running it and nothing happened. am i missing something? did it extract somewhere? a command shell pops open then closes. i tried it navigating through via cmd, still no go. i tried this file from that page: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/hcsoftware/P … indows.exe

what gives?

i downloaded a bunch of other games that were free on there. i am having some fun with the game 'n', i'm not too good at it though.

i tried cyclopes, it's not too fun. also tried battle for wesnoth. that game looks pretty good for an open source game, but turn based is usually not my style.
nestor's avatar
10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
fallout 3
Chiken's avatar
10 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
left 4 dead
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
fallout 3 is ridiculously cool so far. think oblivion but with guns, mutants, and washington d.c.

combat thus far is quite satisfying for an rpg.
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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bluet
http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/dont_look_back
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
This girl's stuff is fun!

http://emshort.wordpress.com/how-to-play/
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I suck at your game, bluet :(
bluet's avatar
8 years ago
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bluet
cells. A massively multi-agent Python programming game:

http://phonons.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/cells … ming-game/
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
In love with red dead redemption. I hog tied an entire town.
dannyp's avatar
8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
starcraft 2 :x
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
WTF?!?!? are you part of the beta?
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8 years ago
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dannyp
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yeah but it's over for now. should be coming out at the end of july.
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i was in on the beta. i was sad when they reduced the size of thor.
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8 years ago
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dannyp
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add me whenever: projectdp@gmail.com
 
8 years ago
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tc
so who bought the game?
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8 years ago
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dannyp
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me! projectdp 925
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i did, have another month until i can play it :(
 
8 years ago
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tc
account: jathrox 173

justin nicholas started a clan for sc2 if anyone wants to troll another community
samurai.enjin.com
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
do our beta accounts carry over?
asemisldkfj's avatar
8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I found this free game for Android called Replica Island and it's really fun. this other game Newton was also cool but had this graphical banner ad on the main menu and it sketched me out.
 
8 years ago
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tc
no i dont believe so chicken
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
balls
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
well im finally playing sc2

account: chiken
dannyp's avatar
8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
whats your id #? or email?
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
email:
dsplittberger gmail.com
asemisldkfj's avatar
8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I can't get into half-life 2: episode 1 for some reason. I really dislike the concept of "episodes," like small installments of games instead of one longer game. it's like if a good novel was split up into three parts.
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
episode 1 was pretty bad. you aren't missing much
asemisldkfj's avatar
8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
bummer.
bsdlite's avatar
8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
> episode 1 was pretty bad. you aren't missing much

wha?! no way. i had a blast playing episode 1.

> I really dislike the concept of "episodes"

me too, but i like the idea of new content more than i dislike the idea of episodes
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Mafia 2 is fun.

Kane and Lynch 2 sucks.
Transformers: War for cybertron sucks.
Dark Tales: Murders in the Rue morgue sucks.
Thief 3 sucks just because it doesn't work properly on a widescreen.
The Saboteur sorta sucks (mildly entertaining though).

... Every time I want to try a new fun game I always have to dig through this large pile of shit games to finally find one that doesn't suck ...
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
I downloaded the FFXIV open beta. played a few hours of it. kinda interesting the new story telling they have incorporated into an MMO. When you first create a new character you feel like you are playing an old FF (the cut scene, story telling and basic intro that seems cliche to older RPG's). If you played FFXI, you'll notice HUGE imporvements, namely in the combat and no loading times between enviroments.

Overall I'm extremely impressed so far with FFXIV and if it weren't for school I would probably invest a lot of time in it. Sadly (or is it fortunately), I have commitments that prevent me from actually investing any real time into the game or actually buying it when it comes out.
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
^

i think that last paragraph is the general attitude of the mmo generation (our age group).

or maybe they haven't reached their peak yet and i'm a washup!
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
kingdom hearts: birth by sleep. tomorrow. fuck yes.
psquid's avatar
8 years ago
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psquid
something something something EXPLOSION
Dragon Quest IX has been eating so very much of my time lately D:

[ lucas: any particular reason this is valid but <em>this</em> isn't? ]
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
just because we didn't explicitly allow that tag in the code.
psquid's avatar
8 years ago
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psquid
something something something EXPLOSION
In that case, is there any reason that it (and also <strong>) shouldn't be added, given that it's often considered more correct to use <em> when emphasis is needed, rather than essentially dictating that the emphasized content must be italic (bonus hypocrisy in that sentence)?

See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1348683/wi … deprecated (in particular, the accepted answer).
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
forked. feel free to start new threads.
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
My cousin is into game development and he's been talking about some games so I decided to go through a few to get an idea of how the games feel. Here are some I want to try:

http://db.tigsource.com/games/hero-core
http://db.tigsource.com/games/asciiportal

http://db.tigsource.com/games/fractal-fighter
http://db.tigsource.com/games/within-a-deep-forest
http://db.tigsource.com/games/la-mulana
http://db.tigsource.com/games/the-battle-for-wesnoth
http://db.tigsource.com/games/dont-look-back
http://db.tigsource.com/games/legerdemain
http://db.tigsource.com/games/linleys-dungeon-crawl
http://db.tigsource.com/games/hydorah
http://db.tigsource.com/games/spelunky
http://db.tigsource.com/games/trilbys-notes
http://db.tigsource.com/games/super-crate-box
http://db.tigsource.com/games/dwarf-fortress
http://db.tigsource.com/games/cave-story
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
whoa I want to play hydorah
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
time to virtualize windows?

:/
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm real big into pen & paper RPGs, and Nobilis has a third printing out! They changed it up a lot, it seems. :-/

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7 years ago
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dannyp
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asciiportal is mind bottling.
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
this post has been archived.
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7 years ago
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dannyp
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http://db.tigsource.com/games/digital-a-love-story
http://db.tigsource.com/games/paper-moon
http://db.tigsource.com/games/temporal
http://db.tigsource.com/games/vanguard-princess
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I played Crawl (Or "Linley's Dungeon Crawl") alot back in the day ... Together with other roguelikes such as Angband, TOME, and ofcourse the classic rogue (Then still shipped with FreeBSD by default!)
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> Nobilis

wow, the author changes her name a lot
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah ... she only legally changed it recently, but she's written under pseudonyms before. She's kind of a nutcase, I think, but Nobilis is one of the best RPGs I've ever played.
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6 years ago
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bluet
http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/trolleyproble … oblem.html

I did pull, pull, shove, pull (mother).
asemisldkfj's avatar
6 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
you killed your mom?
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6 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i killed my mom too. at the last minute i pulled it... i wasn't going to, but then i thought about three other people, and just did it. i'm a little traumatized.
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6 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
you guys are assholes.
nestor's avatar
6 years ago
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nestor
nestor
those 3 dudes were moms, or fathers, or sons, or whatever.
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6 years ago
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bluet
> i'm a little traumatized.

Yeah... It'll do that.
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6 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
but not yours!!
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6 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i killed three other people so that my loved one could live

/o/
 
5 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
I'm not into PC games, but I play a few android games when bored. Swing Shot is the latest addiction.