Favorite video games?


Locutus
#1
Do you game? What platforms? When did you start? Can you stop?

The store I worked for back in the day, sold the Intellivision console so I played MLB and Blackjack back in 1980 or so.

My first real game was Pirate Adventure for the Vic 20. I never really got into gaming for awhile after that but the next real game that grabbed my attention was when I got the N64 and finally bought Goldeneye. A true classic.

Since then I've become a FPS fanatic. I really enjoy the Resident Evil and Socom U.S. Navy Seals franchises, etc. I gave up the gamecube for PS2 because of the huge library. My favorite is RE4.
 
Kreskin
#2
I had the Intellevision pong game back in the 70's.
 
Locutus
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

I had the Intellevision pong game back in the 70's.

Darn, I forgot about that. My dad bought it for us kids. Black and white as I recall, two paddles and a main box? I was in grade 6 or 7 so around '69 or '70 if I'm not mistaken. Then the arcade version hit the malls where you could go nuts for 25 cents.

Does that make us old geeks Kreskin? Mind you, I remember when the The Amazing was taping his show in Ottawa around that time.
 
Kreskin
#4
I guess it does show our age, and yes I was even thinking it could be the late 60's too. I left my pong addiction for Asteroids and Gallaxian in the arcades.
 
Coddfish
#5
Well, if you ever had a chance to see my signature, you can notice that I'm a huge fan of the Sega Genesis. At fact, I still play it from time to time because...

1. Most of its' games are fun and easy to play and...
2. The system was perfect for platformers, shooters, and sports games. All three of these genres are my favourites, BTW.

Other than that, I'm also a FPS fanatic. I'm into Doom, and the Half Life series...

Oh, and I also have a PS2, but I don't play it that much except if I want to play one of my classic compilation discs.
Last edited by Coddfish; Oct 7th, 2007 at 11:28 AM..
 
mabudon
#6
I like the Star Wars Battlefronts and Lego games as well as GTA Vice City and San Andreas. Spiderman 2 was also damn good. I currently have a PS2, and don't plan on changing anytime soon, I've hardly played even 5% of the games fo rit and I know there lots more good ones I have to check out first. I especially need a better hockey game than NHL 2004, the damn thing is RIFE with stupid glitches and the control system/interface sucks rocks
 
eh1eh
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

I had the Intellevision pong game back in the 70's.

Yep, pong is good. Or solitaire. Sometimes I play pinball. I stop when my neck cramps up. I'm old. Old enough anyway.
 
Colpy
#8
.My son got me playing HALO when it first came out......I still play it quite a bit, the first one! It is the only video game I play.
 
triedit
#9
I only PC game...right now my fave is "Plant Tycoon"

The boy has supernintendo and the original NES. He plays everything from "Knock Out" to "Donkey Kong"
 
Unforgiven
#10
I've just recently started playing death matches in Quake 3 again with a few guys on our network. We still howl at some of the kills and trash talk eachother while playing.

Played Halo for a while too online with Xbox but find the maturity level in those online games to be trying a little too often.

Got into Need For Speed there for a while but finished the game and haven't do much with it since.
 
Coddfish
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by trieditView Post


The boy has supernintendo and the original NES. He plays everything from "Knock Out" to "Donkey Kong"

Your boy has a working NES? Lucky guy. I used to have one, until it died on me.
 
triedit
#12
Yep--we've been through several actually. I get them on ebay really cheap. I don't really see a need for us to have the fancy ones.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#13
I remember the first time pong entered the local pool room....
there was at first a sort of snobbery to it....electric game with knobs and sound....Fooz ball..which we called soccer and never heard that term...was the game of choice btw snooker,boston and a game of war called Saratoga on the tables.....only the best of the best played billiards....

anywho pong caught on and there was usually a line up to play then asteroids.......


i became addicted to defender and the advanced version star gate...in the early 80's......


i have diabloII expansion set...which is just winding down for me....5 years of it....


i have this risk computer game....i can't beat the first napoleonic war when it's on hard settings.....Sandy says it makes me edgy and cranky
 
DurkaDurka
#14
I play PC, first person shooters mostly. I like consoles for sport games, I can't stand shooters on em, controllers seem so inaccurate when compared with a mouse and keyboard.

Battlefield Series
Unreal Tournament
Quake Wars
Counter Strike
etc.
 
mapleleafs67
#15
blades of steel or mike tysons knock out on nintendo
 
#juan
#16
About the only game type thing I use anymore is the Microsoft Combat Flight Similator--Europe, ww2 series. You get to fly Spitfires, Mustangs, ME 109s, etc. Its kind of a blast.
 
Cosmo
#17
I'm a Playstation widow ... Shell plays all the RPGs.

Personally, I stick with my computer games. Mostly solitaire, but now and then venture into some of those "Mystery Search" ones.
 
Kreskin
#18
I use to have an A10-Warthog game.
 
dj03
#19
My first platform was a VIC-20 where one of my favourite games was Gorf.

I had some fun programming a few games from books that I found in the stores (and library) as well.

Currently playing Halo 3 on my 360...which has yet to give me a RROD.

Can I stop? Well...I haven't yet!
 
shadowshiv
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Do you game? What platforms? When did you start? Can you stop?

The store I worked for back in the day, sold the Intellivision console so I played MLB and Blackjack back in 1980 or so.

My first real game was Pirate Adventure for the Vic 20. I never really got into gaming for awhile after that but the next real game that grabbed my attention was when I got the N64 and finally bought Goldeneye. A true classic.

Since then I've become a FPS fanatic. I really enjoy the Resident Evil and Socom U.S. Navy Seals franchises, etc. I gave up the gamecube for PS2 because of the huge library. My favorite is RE4.

I am merely posting in this thread so I can remember to post in it again later(after some sleep). I will get into detail later. Good idea for a thread, though.
 
Judland
#21
My new favorite video game of all-time is Wii-Sports for the Nintendo Wii.

Why? Well, it's the first video game that my wife really enjoys playing, too. It's fun being able to sit down and actually play a video game together that we both enjoy.

Bowling is our favorite of the Wii sports.
 
DurkaDurka
#22
I haven't played a Wii yet... might pick one up one of these days though for the Star Wars game that is coming out where you can wield light sabers.
 
Judland
#23
I actually saw two Wii consoles on the shelf at Zellers over the weekend. First time I have ever seen them on the shelf. Don't know if I'll see that again, now that the Christmas season is almost upon us.

Yes, Star Wars Lego for the Wii is scheduled for release in December sometime. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun, too. I'm actually enjoying Metroid Prime 3 right now, too. That game is more of a weekend game for me, as I usually only play it late in the evening after my wife's gone to bed and no one else wants/needs the T.V.
 
shadowshiv
#24
These are just a few of my favourite games.

(In no particular order)

1. Ultima IV(my favourite, but I liked all of the Ultima games)
2. Bard's Tale III
3. Wasteland
4. Fallout 1 & Fallout 2
5. Planescape: Torment
6. Baldur's Gate(and all the following Baldur's gate games)
7. Might & Magic I(the other M&M games were good as well)
8. Heroes of Might & Magic(all the games in the series)
9. Arcanum
10. Alone In The Dark I, II, and III

There are a ton of others, but that is good enough for now.
 

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