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Old 02-11-2011, 12:08 AM
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:29 AM
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The playability of the GTA series surpasses anything I've ever seen.

That, and anything Star Wars.
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I'm a Contemporary Drum Major, so all I really do is drum (about 6 hours a day). When my body's too tired to go on though, I usually relax and play some games.
I'm really into old emulators right now. Old Playstation games are great, and I never go to any note taking class with out my trusty GBA emulator on my laptop!
Does that make me a terrible person...
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The playability of the GTA series surpasses anything I've ever seen.
True, but I was really disappointed by GTA4. It was still fun, but the in-game mechanics just felt clunky. Personally I think they should drop the blocky angular look. It's getting dated in my opinion.
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biscuit the guitar hero/rock band games are fun. nothing wrong with those.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:24 AM
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With all the GTR/RDR fans, who is looking forward to La Noir?

Interesting concept, putting the detective back into a detective game, not just shoot outs.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:22 AM
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la noir, on preorder. One of my favorite time periods for music/film.
I am all about it.

Rockstar can't release terrible stuff. i didn't play Bully though.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:35 AM
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la noir, on preorder. One of my favorite time periods for music/film.
I am all about it.

Rockstar can't release terrible stuff. i didn't play Bully though.
It wasn't bad, not what it was made out to be, it is certainly a brilliant title and far from two dimensional.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:09 AM
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I like the engines rockstar games run on. the cut scenes look like normal gameplay.

currently red dead has got me hooked.
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i play a little Starcraft 2, but that's about it...
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the whole metal gear solid series. cant wait for rising
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It wasn't bad, not what it was made out to be, it is certainly a brilliant title and far from two dimensional.
I remember playing 'Bully' a few years back, in a room filled with my friends and cigarette smoke. Great fun. Not a masterpiece, but seriously good fun and worth buying a second-hand PS2 for.

As for Red Dead Redemption. Played it on a friend's console and thought it was really excellent.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:56 AM
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I remember playing 'Bully' a few years back, in a room filled with my friends and cigarette smoke. Great fun. Not a masterpiece, but seriously good fun and worth buying a second-hand PS2 for.

As for Red Dead Redemption. Played it on a friend's console and thought it was really excellent.
If I had to pick five games from this generation to put on a pedestal, Red Dead Redemption would be one of them, along with,

Mass Effect
Uncharted
Street Fighter
Demon's Souls

But that is just my opinion, and clearly one that is representative of the type of games I play.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:34 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:44 PM
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If I had to pick five games from this generation to put on a pedestal, Red Dead Redemption would be one of them, along with,

Mass Effect
Uncharted
Street Fighter
Demon's Souls

But that is just my opinion, and clearly one that is representative of the type of games I play.
I haven't had much experience with any of the other four. I'm not 'with it' game-wise, having been a Mac user since 2006 and owning a PS1 and an N64. There's a lot of mediocre content out at the moment and I'm not convinced that the move toward short single-player campaigns is a good one. When I buy games, I buy it for the single player and if the multiplayer is good, then that's an advantage. I always remember playing Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and being impressed with the multiplayer and the only game I ever played regularly online was Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. I was on the UK League top twenty regularly there with my clan.

Consoles have always been too expensive for me to justify buying, hence why I own an N64 - I picked it up for 20 and the games are cheap and fun. I don't understand the mindset of being right on the cutting edge for the sake of it either. Old games are fun too and the only way I could justify buying a high-end system would be if the games were absolutely killer. I won't get a PS3 because I'm not convinced that I desperately need to play them and the console is expensive. The 360 has a lot of games that I like and Red Dead Redemption is slowly working its way into the 'necessary' category, but I'm not there just yet.

Black Ops? Oh it's fun alright. But it's no masterpiece and it's hideously hyped.
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I haven't had much experience with any of the other four. I'm not 'with it' game-wise, having been a Mac user since 2006 and owning a PS1 and an N64. There's a lot of mediocre content out at the moment and I'm not convinced that the move toward short single-player campaigns is a good one. When I buy games, I buy it for the single player and if the multiplayer is good, then that's an advantage. I always remember playing Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and being impressed with the multiplayer and the only game I ever played regularly online was Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. I was on the UK League top twenty regularly there with my clan.

Consoles have always been too expensive for me to justify buying, hence why I own an N64 - I picked it up for 20 and the games are cheap and fun. I don't understand the mindset of being right on the cutting edge for the sake of it either. Old games are fun too and the only way I could justify buying a high-end system would be if the games were absolutely killer. I won't get a PS3 because I'm not convinced that I desperately need to play them and the console is expensive. The 360 has a lot of games that I like and Red Dead Redemption is slowly working its way into the 'necessary' category, but I'm not there just yet.

Black Ops? Oh it's fun alright. But it's no masterpiece and it's hideously hyped.
I agree on Black Ops, I used to play it semi-competitively for the sake of competition, I just enjoy that environment of gaming, it adds extra challenge, elicits different emotions to simply sitting on the couch.

Nothing wrong with being a casual gamer, or a retro gamer. Gaming is so mainstream these days anyone from any walk of life can get into, and I still look back on a lot of games from previous generations with a tear in my eye.

I've been playing video games since I was four years old, so I've experienced everything from the Atari to the current gen consoles. Many of those early games are timeless, especially if you play them on a small screen, don't plug your n64 into a 40" widescreen... you'll regret it.

If you're not a hardcore gamer I don't recommend Demon's Souls, it would probably drive you insane.

Uncharted 2 is in my opinion one of the greatest games made, of any generation, it is one of those games where the story and characters will just grab you and never let go.
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The playability of the GTA series surpasses anything I've ever seen.

That, and anything Star Wars.
I used to think that about GTA too until I played Fallout 3.. man what a game, blows GTA out of the water IMO.. And the new fallout (new Vegas) is almost as good as 3, it's definetly bigger than FO3
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I have a huge video game collection with over one hundred games, although I haven't bought a new game since november and that was a mainstream game like Black Ops. Right now I have a Gamecube, Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I regret I sold some consoles. I have no time for video games anymore, I just care about drumming and school.
Sometimes I pick up Minecraft. It's cute and cousy.

Next weekend after I brought home my new Gretsch Renown Jazz, me and my friend will have a playthorugh on the old horror game Condemned: Criminal Origins and record it with a HD-PVR. I HATE HORROR GAMES! I've had Condemned for a long time, but haven't had courage enough to play it, haha! :)
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I just finished Red Dead Redemption...Excellent game!
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I just finished Red Dead Redemption...Excellent game!
The ending is outstanding, and the setting is incredibly authentic for the most part
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Demons Souls has got me hooked as of late. Its frustrating and rewarding...no pause button!

Minecraft is good fun as well.
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I made the mistake of breaking out Morrowind again. Good-bye dissertation...
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Since it's free Xbox LIVE this weekend, I thought that it'd be fun to play with some of you guys. My gamertag is Dr Kameo.
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I only really play Playstation, PSN happens to be down at the moment for unknown reasons.
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Because of the Anonymous? The hackers.
My PSN ID is DrKameo, by the way.
I only have some few games, though.
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Because of the Anonymous? The hackers.
My PSN ID is DrKameo, by the way.
I only have some few games, though.
Anon are not claiming responsibility for it, it's something on Sony's end, they are spinning the press. It has been running poorly for months, my guess is they took it down to work on it and wanted to sate public anger at not being able to get online.
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Anyone picking up Portal 2, or already have it? I'm picking it up today.
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Anon are not claiming responsibility for it, it's something on Sony's end, they are spinning the press. It has been running poorly for months, my guess is they took it down to work on it and wanted to sate public anger at not being able to get online.
Hmm, I like this theory. They just put out that it's due to "external intrusion" but I like what you said better.
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i like the idea of portal 2, having played through first one.

kind of not happy about how short it is supposed to be.

let me know if its worth it, on the replay side.
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Portal 2 is utterly fantastic. It goes for around eight hours, but has replay value, not to mention it is eight of the best hours you will have in gaming. The puzzles are different for co-op as well. There really isn't a legitimate reason to dislike the game.
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Portal 2 is great. Single player will take you about 8-10 hours depending how good you are. You'll probably want to play through it again though, just considering how fun and funny it is.

Co-op also has a different story and levels. That will last you another 5 hours. I think there are achievements and trophies too.

What are your guys list of 5 most epic games? Not necessarily the best, but just games that just make you say "wow."

In no particular order...

Portal 2 (FPS Puzzle solving action. A new concept that is really cool.)
Minecraft (such a cool concept)
Red Dead Redemption (No words needed)
Mass Effect 2 (Amazing story, my personal favorite, and great gameplay too.)
Bioshock (This game changed FPS's as we knew them.)
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A lot of my wow titles were from previous generations with different standards, for it's day the original Half Life and particularly Deus Ex which followed it were mind blowing.

Given the scope, length and depth of the story I'd have to say Baldur's gate as well.

Not to mention Castlevania Symphony of the night, to date that game still mind boggles me.

Current generation, though it is far from the best, Killzone 3 is a technical marvel, if you're looking for the very best of cutting edge graphics, that is it. God of War 3 is similarly incredible, though I'm not a huge God of War fan.

Minecraft continually startles me, I saw recently that a guy managed to build a computer in the game with ram that did division. I had to stop and think about that one for a while.
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A lot of my wow titles were from previous generations with different standards, for it's day the original Half Life and particularly Deus Ex which followed it were mind blowing.

Given the scope, length and depth of the story I'd have to say Baldur's gate as well.

Not to mention Castlevania Symphony of the night, to date that game still mind boggles me.

Current generation, though it is far from the best, Killzone 3 is a technical marvel, if you're looking for the very best of cutting edge graphics, that is it. God of War 3 is similarly incredible, though I'm not a huge God of War fan.

Minecraft continually startles me, I saw recently that a guy managed to build a computer in the game with ram that did division. I had to stop and think about that one for a while.
Haha yeah i think I saw that too.

Yeah if you're talking about games that layed the foundation for future games, I've got to include Legend of Zelda: Ocarnia For N64 of time on my list, that game pretty much set the scene for all future action/adventure and adventure games. And it's still probably better than 80% of the games made.

Also, heres a little info about the beginning of FPS's, my personal favorite genre.

The first FPS that actually recieved positive attention was Wolfenstein 3D (PC), by id software, in 92, although it still wasn't very popular. Then in 93, id software came out with doom(PC), a very popular game which got many people into FPS's. In 94, Doom II came out, and domark got into the game by releasing bloodshot, on genisis. Then LucasArts introduced Star Wars Dark Forces in 95, and millenium released Defcon 5. By this time doom and wolfenstein had been released on several systems. More and more games came out (descent is one i forgot to mention), and were released on several different systems. Then in 96, id software raised the bar yet again, with Quake. This game is consideres by many to be the birth of the modern FPS. 97 was another big year, with quake II, another star wars release, and powerslave. Nintendo also stepped into the game with Goldeneye 007. 98 was another huge year with big releases like Turok 2, Unreal, Forsaken, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. After titles like Quake, star wars, and goldeneye, people didn't think it could get much better. Man were they wrong. Half Life was released in 98, another amazing FPS. After this it just kept getting better with titles like Unreal tournament, medal of honor, team fortress, quake III Arena, perfect dark, deus ex, and red faction. Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 01 another groundbreaking game. In 02, Timesplitters 2 and battlefield 1942 were released. Then came metroid prime for GameCube, and Call of Duty for PC.
The rest is history.
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Here's a picture of my games from this generation, minus cabout all my collector's/limited editions (around 10-15). There's also some Gamecube-games... :)

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The first FPS that actually recieved positive attention was Wolfenstein 3D (PC), by id software, in 92, although it still wasn't very popular. Then in 93, id software came out with doom(PC), a very popular game which got many people into FPS's. In 94, Doom II came out, and domark got into the game by releasing bloodshot, on genisis. Then LucasArts introduced Star Wars Dark Forces in 95, and millenium released Defcon 5. By this time doom and wolfenstein had been released on several systems. More and more games came out (descent is one i forgot to mention), and were released on several different systems. Then in 96, id software raised the bar yet again, with Quake. This game is consideres by many to be the birth of the modern FPS. 97 was another big year, with quake II, another star wars release, and powerslave. Nintendo also stepped into the game with Goldeneye 007. 98 was another huge year with big releases like Turok 2, Unreal, Forsaken, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. After titles like Quake, star wars, and goldeneye, people didn't think it could get much better. Man were they wrong. Half Life was released in 98, another amazing FPS. After this it just kept getting better with titles like Unreal tournament, medal of honor, team fortress, quake III Arena, perfect dark, deus ex, and red faction. Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 01 another groundbreaking game. In 02, Timesplitters 2 and battlefield 1942 were released. Then came metroid prime for GameCube, and Call of Duty for PC.
The rest is history.
A fairly convincing timeline of the FPS genre, personally I'm not a fan of where the genre has come, it suits an abusive style of competitive play but lacks fun. The best fun to be had FPS wise is the likes of Left 4 Dead, which is ironic coming from someone that has previously played CoD in game battles.

Originally I played Wolfenstein 3d as well, there was another game from the same era a lot of people forget about, Blake Stone. There were a few of those 2.5D shooters especially around the time of Doom, it inspired a lot more. Catacomb 3d was a particularly memorable one. Heretic and it's spiritual successor Hexen were also good examples of the early genre.

Quake certainly revolutionized online shooting back in the old dial up era, Quake 3 brought it closer to it's current incarnation and started competitive gaming, Unreal Tournament followed in it's footsteps and later Halo. Duke Nukem 3d, originally 96 the same year as Quake, so early on your timeline, made a huge impact when it was ported to the 64 and other consoles as well. I remember playing that game online as well, it was very popular.

Goldeneye was good, but Perfect Dark is the best the 64 had to offer FPS wise, Goldeneye was great for it's time, it has aged very poorly. When you're talking console shooters, Halo definitely needs a mention, not just because of how popular it is, that game altered the way targeting with an analog stick worked, it single handedly made FPS more popular on console then PC, which was previously the true way to play a shooting game. Sure, the N64 brought console shooters into the equation and many prolific PC shooters like Counterstrike and Battlefield persisted after Halo and still do, but Halo started the shift in development from developing primarily for PC to developing for console.

We could go an list all the FPS games ever made, but one of my personal favorite series was Timesplitters from the PS2 which you briefly mentioned. Head and shoulders above the competition in it's day and still has not been matched in many regards.
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Counterstrike was popular in so many ways:

1. Was done by a third party (not valve) house.
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Counterstrike was popular in so many ways:

1. Was done by a third party (not valve) house.
2. Was as good as anything Valve had done when some mods were a bit dire.
3. Was damn good fun!
It was a great game, people still play CS:S and Team Fortress 2. Search and Destroy in Call of Duty is a blatant copy of Counter Strike.
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A fairly convincing timeline of the FPS genre, personally I'm not a fan of where the genre has come, it suits an abusive style of competitive play but lacks fun. The best fun to be had FPS wise is the likes of Left 4 Dead, which is ironic coming from someone that has previously played CoD in game battles.

Originally I played Wolfenstein 3d as well, there was another game from the same era a lot of people forget about, Blake Stone. There were a few of those 2.5D shooters especially around the time of Doom, it inspired a lot more. Catacomb 3d was a particularly memorable one. Heretic and it's spiritual successor Hexen were also good examples of the early genre.

Quake certainly revolutionized online shooting back in the old dial up era, Quake 3 brought it closer to it's current incarnation and started competitive gaming, Unreal Tournament followed in it's footsteps and later Halo. Duke Nukem 3d, originally 96 the same year as Quake, so early on your timeline, made a huge impact when it was ported to the 64 and other consoles as well. I remember playing that game online as well, it was very popular.

Goldeneye was good, but Perfect Dark is the best the 64 had to offer FPS wise, Goldeneye was great for it's time, it has aged very poorly. When you're talking console shooters, Halo definitely needs a mention, not just because of how popular it is, that game altered the way targeting with an analog stick worked, it single handedly made FPS more popular on console then PC, which was previously the true way to play a shooting game. Sure, the N64 brought console shooters into the equation and many prolific PC shooters like Counterstrike and Battlefield persisted after Halo and still do, but Halo started the shift in development from developing primarily for PC to developing for console.

We could go an list all the FPS games ever made, but one of my personal favorite series was Timesplitters from the PS2 which you briefly mentioned. Head and shoulders above the competition in it's day and still has not been matched in many regards.
Yeah there were definitely some big ones I left out, but that was just a brief timeline.

My personal favorites from some of the older FPS's are Doom III, Quake III, Half Life, Team Fortress, Perfect Dark, and Metroid Prime (my all time fav).

I never had any type of play station, so I didn't really get into timespiltters unfortunately. I never really got into the Halo series either... Don't know why, it just didn't appeal to me as much as some of the other ones.
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Not really a gamer. My Xbox sits gathering dust all day, and I'm 15. Which is highly unusual, especially in heart attack capital of Europe "Scotland".

But when I do play it, usually a game which involves zombies or a free-roam do whatever game like GTA or Saints Row. Abit violent for my age yes, but my parents don't believe in Video Games Promote Violence as do I, I'm abit of a pascifist. But video games aren't real.

I used to play Rock Band which NEVER led to me playing drums, but it helped my timing somehow. I only played it when I was really bored, but I'd never learn a drum track from it. Wasn't accurate.
But it was pretty fun, got pretty decent scores about 90% on most songs too, but real drums... That's where life is put to the test and then you have like 200 people going crazy on the dance floor as you play F*** You by Cee Lo. Video Games, that doesn't happen. :)
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