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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Elvalia on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:19 pm

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Zankou wrote:Midna > Navi.


That I will agree with. After the fifth "HEY! LISTEN!" I wanted to take a drill to the cartridge. From what I saw, Midna was kind of annoying as well, though.

Nah, Midna wasn't so bad. And she turns into a hottie at the end.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:21 pm

You have no idea how much I hate Zelda.


Ratchet and Clank > Jak and Daxter.


Hehe, cute little robot. And a wrench.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Elvalia on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Oh, and FBC, I played a little itty bit of the first Tenchu once. I'm more into Wrath of Heaven.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:32 pm

Naw, the first Tenchu turned me off. I figured, with the all the good ratings that got, how bad did the new ones have to be to get 5.0s and 6.0s?

Ratchet and Clank > Jak and Daxter.


Hehe, cute little robot. And a wrench.


Granted, I never played the Ratchet games that much. However, Jak and Daxter was more of a pure platform game, and Ratchet was more action/shooter, from what I read. I'll stick with Jak.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby thelastpirate on Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:16 pm

fueledbycoffee wrote:So we've got books, movies, and music, so why not video games? Go on, admit it, you play games. Talk about your favorite games, what you're playing at the moment, games that are coming out, whatever. Don't be afraid to step on peoples toes, either. Just because they like a game doesn't mean that you have to sing it's praises. Just discuss.


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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:10 am

I have said it before, but I'll say it again. SPORE is awesome!

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Elvalia on Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:20 am

Did you see the Zero Punctuation review of Spore? It was funny. Didn't tell me whether or not I'd like the game at all, but it was funny.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Rainswept on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:00 am

Hmm... What to say on the subject of video games...

I started playing them in Christmas 1980. My initial favorites were Combat & Defender, and I remember the release of Yar's Revenge and Mrs. Pacman. Mrs. Pacman was the first game I ever managed to "Flip" the score on. Back then games usually had no ending, they just kept getting harder and faster. "Flipping" meant your score got so high the game didn't have enough digits to show it, so it went back to zero on the display. My Mrs. Pacman games generally ended when my bladder insisted I set the joystick down (or else).

My first arcade addiction came years later in 1987 when I had my first job (paper route) and hence had quarters. I could beat Double Dragon on a quarter.

November 1989 brought me my Nintendo, which still runs. Zelda and Super Mario Brothers were my favorites for years.

Street Fighter 2 (1991) came next. I specialized in Blanka and Chun-Li. I clearly remember the sense of pride I had when my opponents would line up for "next" behind whomever I was playing and noone bothered to stand behind me.

Around that same time I began my love affair with RPGs. Final Fantasy and Wizardry started it all. I can't tell you how many times I've beaten FF1, but I can tell you that my roomate and I had a character on Wizardry who was level 1400 (that's one thousand four hundred). For some perspective, we could beat the game with a team at level 13( that's thirteen)

FF3 (FF6 in Japan) and Zelda: Link to the Past stepped gaming up to an entirely new level. To this day I believe those two games represent the biggest jump in game quality ever.

By the time I graduated highschool in 1994 I had the money to buy lots of games, and the Super Nintendo kept me quite happy with RPG's until FF7 made me buy a Playstation more than a year ahead of time in anticipation of it's release. It was worth the wait.

I wasn't too impressed with PC gaming until Baldur's Gate hooked me. After that Fallout 2 made me a believer.

I speant three years immersed in Final Fantasy Online, where my little Mithra named Rainswept eventually became known to hundreds of other players as among the elite and powerful. I had to stop playing eventually due to the time nescessary to keep up with FFXI, but even today I still miss it.

So I've gone from 2bit games made in 1977 to online sensations where I sometimes led teams of 60 real life players in three hour long strategic online battles. I've gone on vacations when I carried computer printouts of strategy guides to become a better player while i was away. I have to buy special peices of hardware in order to hook up all my working game systems to the TV in my home office.

I suppose you could call me a gamer. :wink:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:10 pm

Yeah, I think you fit the bill, gramps. (Kidding, I'm kidding)

Finally, someone else who's actually heard of Wizardry. I have a copy of Wizardry 8 sitting around that I've never played. I need to get on that.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:33 am

The first PC game I ever played, as far as I know, was Duke Nukem 3D. It was a great game, and still is, I guess.

I'll never forget the day my dad borrowed the game and it came back with a cd full of porn. I was only about eleven at the time, so I didn't know what to do with it, really.

We never did end up telling mum.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby lord^pesto on Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:18 am

i started in the arcades of the seventies and have played video games on and off since then.

at this time i compete online in americas army {AA}. our team is top ten ladder and was top ten in league last season. we are looking to win league this season. i have played halo and cod4 but find that AA is more of a simulation compared to those two 'games'

my noob acct {2nd account} in AA is }{FSM}{^Lord^Pesto. }{FSM}{ has two members ....me and Gen.Marinara. we dont spam chat, in keeping with the eight "i'd really rather you didnts.." but at times will say "you have been touched by His Noodly Appendage" while pwning to open the chat for discussion of His Noodly Goodness. PM me if you play AA and would like to proudly wear the }{FSM}{ tag in game, i have the aaotracker info.

ps i am a ringer for a team in another league and play with my }{FSM}{ acct. ;} His Noodly Appendage is able to assist me in throwing hand grenades {which i have to say look a lot like meatballs} pretty well, and His Touch has brought much good gaming to this humble pesto/pirate :D
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:36 am

I will play anything from PacMan to Grand Theft Auto...and I am on the brink of purchasing a Playstation 3 Bwa ha ha ha!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Pastafarian Nev on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:33 am

I'll play nearly anything. A 360 man myself I also have a very unfortunate Gamertag which is the most un-pastafarian thing ever :cry: I have forsaken the holy FSM
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee on Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:14 pm

How bad could it be? IRt3hInkwisishun? CreationismFTW?
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Pastafarian Nev on Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:20 pm

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