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#1 pgrmdave

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:54 PM

I wanted to get an idea of people's favorite PC games. My favorites are Baldur's Gate II, and Soulbringer

#2 Tormod

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:42 PM

Tough one...Well, in an ideal world, where I actually have time to play games on my PC, this could have been the list:

-Doom
-Doom II
-Civilization III
-Half-Life (the original)
-Max Payne
-The Monkey Island series
-Quake II
-Nobody Lives Forever 2
-Deus Ex
-plus a bunch of long-forgotten classics...

Should have beens, too, but I never really found time for these:

-Battlefield 1942
-FarCry (Oooh...my PC hated me for buying that)
-Colin McRae 2 (3 was "okay")

Just bought:

-Half-life 2 (and am waiting for a used graphics card so I can even see something move on the screen...) ;)

...Xbox...separate thread... ;)

#3 Killean

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:43 PM

Nice, I found someone who likes BG!

My List:
-Baldurs Gate II: Throne of Bhall
-Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter
-Icewind Dale II
-Elasto Mania
-Sim City 2k

Even though most of my list consists of RPGs, I do play some of those good FPS games. Just not often enough to make my most played PC games.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:07 PM

Favs:
Commanche (gold)
Tribes 2 (Rangers mod especially)
Halflife
Civ 3
Mechwarror 3

Hopeful:
Half life 2, when I upgrade to a comp that can handle it.

#5 Tim_Lou

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:42 PM

Warcraft 3 the frozen throne- its all i play right now.....
and its the best game ive every played...

and im trying to quit playing... but cant :)

#6 pgrmdave

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:08 PM

I know how you feel. I played BG2 for 20 hours straight one day, only stopping because the game reminded me that "while your character doesn't need to eat, remember that YOU do, we don't want to lose any dedicated players."

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 01:57 AM

how about minesweeper. especially winXP one. And WORMS. my all time favorite. but only the 2D ones though.
I'm wondering what the psychological effects of playing computer games are..

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:12 AM

Wolfenstein 3D
Stunts
Doom 1 / 2 (Haven't tried Doom 3 yet, I suspect my computer couldn't handle it)
Descent
StarCraft (Including Brood Wars)
Civilization II
Caesar III
SimCity 2000
Worms Armageddon
Mortal Kombat 4D

And then all the addictive puzzle games:
Antix
Helltris (3D tetris)
Tetris

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:09 AM

Hopeful:
Half life 2, when I upgrade to a comp that can handle it.


I am still waiting for the second hand GeForce FX 5600 I bought. The rest of my computer is okay (overclocked to the max...) but the current card is an GeForce ti 4200. It,well, cried when I tried FarCry...:)

#10 TINNY

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 12:18 PM

maybe we should discuss why those games are your favorites.

#11 Tormod

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:20 PM

maybe we should discuss why those games are your favorites.


You mean apart from the mindless killing and bloodshed? I wouldn't know. :)

#12 pgrmdave

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:26 PM

Good stories, engaging characters, intuitive gameplay, and replayability are the main points.

of course, mindless killing doesn't hurt :)

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:51 PM

I used to be into Computer Games quite heavily. From DOS games to Duke Nukem 3D, Quake II....

But I decided they controlled me more than I controlled them. I spent way too much time playing them. So I decided I would only play games I could wak away from at a moments notice. Like winmine. I can close it at any point and not need to wait till I get to some particular point or keep going while in the zone! "Ya, I'm coming to bed soon, real soon!".

The ones I spend most time with (other than winmine)

Jellyfish - "JellyFish is a neural net based backgammon program that plays at a very high level." I use the basic freeware version and still lose more than win!

http://www.jelly.effect.no (Ya Tormod, Jellyfish AS, PO Box 477 Skoyen, N-0212 Oslo, Norway)

or

Sheepshead (3 handed) - So how do I explain Sheepshead? It is a cardgame play by those lacking a full deck! (Only 7's an up) Very popular in one town in the world My town! And one small burb to our north, but they often call it Ucker or something like that. Something like Hearts.

http://www.sheepshea...loads/sheep.zip

And for the sheer ZEN of it I have an old ChineseCheckers game I play. Had it so long I ahve no idea where to find it anymore.

But when I do want to allow myself the luxury of turning my life over to a game, it is HACK! It was a Unix D&D game called Rogue, ported to DOS in the mid '80's. It has more detailed game play than almost anything. But the graphics are well, ever heard of ANSI? And it has memory release issues with NT that require me to use taskmanager to remove it at times.

http://www.freewebs....RevivedHack.htm

#14 pgrmdave

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:04 PM

I've played sheepshead before, but it was years ago, and I had forgotten how to play. Thanks for the link.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:43 AM

http://www.jelly.effect.no (Ya Tormod, Jellyfish AS, PO Box 477 Skoyen, N-0212 Oslo, Norway)

Interesting...that is next door to where I work!

But the URL is http://jelly.effect.no/ :)

#16 pgrmdave

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:18 AM

Interesting...that is next door to where I work!

But the URL is http://jelly.effect.no/ :)


I was wondering why the link wouldn't work.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:24 AM

i thought you were going to bed?