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Old 01-05-2012, 09:45 AM
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Seems to be a fair few of us around the site and find it very interesting. My thoughts were to just make a casual thread for gaming. Perhaps tell us your favourites, what consoles you own/enjoy playing on. Maybe what first got you into gaming and what your first game was? What games are you playing now?
If it's cool with you, maybe add gamertags/usernames for people to add you. Of course, like any information on the internet, make sure it is something you are sure you want to share with the public before doing so. =]

I'll start us off, as I should. =P

I started gaming back when I was about 4 or 5. At least that I can remember. I'm not sure if my first ever experience of gaming was on a PC or my Sega Megadrive [Genesis for you strange Americans and such].

Of course my first on the Megadrive was the classic Sonic The Hedgehog. I don't know a single person who didn't have this for their Megadrive. It probably came in some bundle at the store or something. I would totally buy a Megadrive again, just for that game. =P

On PC, I remember my first games being Superfrog and the absolutely amazingly cheesy Zool. A game sponsored by Chupa Chups lollipops. XD That was on my father's PC. Probably one of the very early adopters of the PC and especially an early adopter of PC music recording.

But hey, back to gaming. I went through/have been through many consoles. With my first being the Megadrive, I went down the Playstation route. PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3. In fact still owning the last 3. I found the PSP to be incredbly flawed though. I bought maybe 1 game for it ever. Ended up hacking the thing and downloading other games through torrenting for it. Even now, I still never really pick the thing up.

First ever game on my PS1 was Worms. A game which actually got me into both Trance and Ambient music, through the amazing work of Bjorn Lynne. I think he's like the official go to guy for Worms series music. But a damn great game too.

I still enjoy my PS3 from time to time, but games on the thing are a real blow to the funds at times. But with online play being free and have great processing power, I really can't argue. Did you know, the first batches were actually being sold at about half the price they were worth? Puts a real spin on everyone complaining that the prices were so high eh?

These days, after building myself a great music production rig, I've actually turned to the PC as my main gaming rig. With just the addition of a fairly nice graphics card, I've been able to play everything I've ever desired to.

Some of my favourite games... Definitely the Worms series. Especially the early games. Metal Gear Solid. Since playing the first one, I always wanted to play the others. Eventually did and have loved the series since. The PSP versions, not to great. Looking so forward to Metal Gear Rising though!
The GTA series, as typical as that may be. =P I have posters from the series all over my bedroom wall. Again, been a fan from the start. I think I played the first game back on a PC before playing it on the PS1 though.

Right now I'm playing a lot of Skyrim. Just completed the newest Assassin's Creed. Love a bit of Dirt 3 now and then. I like to play around with new games before going back to old ones that have lasted the test of time. I'm not a huge online gamer, but I do when I can. I'd especially love a partner on Portal 2 if anyone ever fancies it.

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Old 01-05-2012, 05:42 PM
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I'm not really a gamer - I am exploring role playing board games which I enjoy but doubt it will become the obsession it is with some of my friends. Still, and I cannot explain this, I often attract, and find attractive back, Jewish, atheist, geeky, gamer dudes. Most of the men I see right now fit all or most of those categories.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:07 PM
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I started out on NES. Mario Brothers. My great-grandmother bought it for me while I was in the hospital recovering from spinal meningitis, so I had more than enough time to sit around and get nicely addicted. lol.

From there I graduated to a Sega Genesis, then an N64, GameBoy Color, Sega Game Gear, PlayStation, PS2, GameCube, Xbox, Nintendo DS... and sadly, that's where I sit right now. I still can't afford a PS3 or X360. It makes me cry at night.

My game of choice right now is a toss-up. I'm either sitting at my brother's playing Skyrim or Batman: Arkham City (Come not near to me, I am more Batmanly than thou).

Gray, Monochrome, and I are currently prepping a GURPS campaign to game long-distance because we're having dice withdrawals, lol.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:09 PM
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Opal, if you're not quite sure you're ready to dive in to rpg games, I highly suggest giving the card game Munchkin a try. It comes in lots of variations (DnD, Vampires, spies, cthulhu, ninjas, etc.), it's not nearly as much work/thought as creating your own character, and you can finish a game in less than a couple hours.

For me, I don't do video games much. I played Breakout, Centipede, Frogger, etc occasionally on my grandparents' Atari when I was a kid, got an NES in middle school and played Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt (when my sis and I could get the controller from our dad) but until I got married that's about it.

Monochrome and I have owned a PS and a PS2, and still have some games for them, but we haven't played them in FOREVER. I think at one point we had a N64 that I played a Southpark game on. It involved turkeys, iirc. But now my 5 year old wants to try video games, so some of those might get dragged out again.

I'm a tabletop gamer. DnD, Vampire: TM, Mage and Monochrome is working on getting me into a GURPS or Heroes game with TGIB. I'm not a great actress, so my characters end up being a lot like me (or like I wish I was ) but I enjoy sitting around with my friends with soda/snacks/alcohol. Kinda like a movie night but FAR more interactive.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:10 PM
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I started out with Oregon Trail on our first family computer and then moved on to Tetris and Duck Hunt. I still wish they would add old fashioned Tetris on the ps3, which is the system we have now. As a kid I also played some of the typical board and card games, Uno and trouble.
Learned to play Everquest years ago while with an ex and I hated it.
Gamerboy taught me how to play Magic when we first got together. I built a couple of decks; kicked his butt, BAD. After that we played board games for a while, Settlers of Catan and Kill Doctor Lucky. Then Gamerboy convinced me to start playing WOW with him. I don't play regularly or have top level characters but I do enjoy playing occasionally.
We bought a ps3 last year but we rarely play games on it. We bought it so we could watch Netflix and Hulu in the livingroom.
Eventually Madscientist and Gamerboy wanted to start playing D&D again and needed another player, so they convinced me to learn how to play.
D&D is the game we most frequently play and we've been playing fairly regularly for a couple of years now. In that time the guys have decided to strip down and rebuild the game, so we are playing a slightly different version now.
I think Gamerboy sometimes regrets teaching me how to play D&D. He frequently runs the games and Madscientist and I are a fairly ornery team. Madscientist and I bounce off of each other a lot and rarely taken the beaten path. Gamerboy has had to learn not to plan out anything too much since Madscientist and I always do what he least expected us to. I say it has made him a better story teller and player but I think sometimes he'd love to smack the both of us.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:49 PM
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Awww, Guy In Black, it's a shame you can't afford them. Especially as the 360 is really damn cheap these days. You could even get a good PS3 for a nice price. Even better if you go second hand. I'd say I'm lucky in that I had the many monies it cost for my PC. But it really is a tool I needed. I do the majority of my work on here, as well as using it for gaming.

Girl In Gray [Grey =P], I remember that South Park game. I'm sure it must have been on PS1 as well or something. I never owned it, but I knew friends who did. It was pure cheese of a game. =P

I've never been much of a board games kinda guy. I'm probably from one of the first generations that got into computer gaming before board games. But it's hard to beat a classic game of Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit. I've never played any tabletop stuff like D&D though. Perhaps I should give it a go, but I'd have no idea where to start. It's such a stereotypical nerd game. =P
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:00 PM
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Well, being unemployed for about two years'll do that to your finances. Before that, I was the breadwinner, so I didn't spend a lot of cash on things for myself. All went to my kids.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:01 AM
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My first experience with video games was when I was under 5 years old (way back so unsure how old I was) My older brother would usually be in the local arcade/pool hall as a teen. Honestly not sure if they were all 18+ back then, I remember some places at the 18+ sign on the doors. My older brother was in deep shit for not being home on time, I whined to go with my Dad there once got in my bro was playing Frogger and told me to take over could barely see the screen, lol. I guess he knew our Dad was gonna be yelling and swearing so went with him outside so her could get it out instead of in front of me in the car going home.

Then had Colecovision, Intellivision rentals from movie stores back then. My first "own" console was an Atari 2600 (lmao) I remember carrying it home like it was my friggin baby as a kid I think also got Missile Command with it.

At 10-12 years old got a Nintendo (NES) and first time into the RPG's and Sim type games like Sim City. Later got the SNES still into the same type of games. I thought Nintendo was the BEST thing out there, subscribed to their Nintendo Power magazines and everything.

Then I saw the hottest new bombshell on the block and dropped Nintendo faster than my pants when my wife says she horny lets do it.

First time I saw the Playstation and actual video clips in a Top Gun game I was sold almost like going from being a kid to being a man as far as video systems went Nintendo seemed like a bloody child's toy with their kiddie colorful graphics. Played through PS1 and PS2 and still sitting there. Don't really have the cash now to spring for a PS3...

Anyways after seeing an Xbox with Kinect at couple's place we were hoping would click with pretty much think our next system won't be a PS3 but a Xbox. (Couple didn't work out with fucking sucks! Wife hit it off with the guy and their dating now, I'm back to women telling me off YOUR MARRIED!? POLY EEW THAT'S DISGUSTING YOU SICK PERVERT)

We currently have a PS2 with the Eyetoy, some of the singing games with the microphones, dance pad etc but rarely use it.

My wife and I have also played World of Warcraft for many years. First on retail servers for 2-3 years guild blew up after Wotlk came out. Tried "free servers" and luckly found a great adult one with mature players. Actually fucking ENJOYED WoW like never before but sadly it shut down last year when one of the owners go into some shit and had to disappear, lol.

I enjoyed being a Game Master on that one with about 100 players and later for to be a (level 3 for anyone that knows) on another server which tried to replace the one which shut down. It bombed since the owner was running it from a home computer, had ZERO leadership skills and was a total pussy where anyone could cheat, hack, say their sorry and would get unbanned and back to cheating. Quit that one even being a GM.

Messed around setting up my own home WoW server with a Trinity Core but got boring fast with just my wife and I although she LOVED having full GM powers, fly around, spawn stuff, one-shot bosses, etc. Like a kid in a candy store hehe. I tried a few others since but can't stand the bloody kids on most servers. I LOVE the game, just HATE most of the people I think the only reason I'd play WoW again would be to help maintain and GM a server with owners staff I could respect.

I've tried other games but WoW seems to be the only one with stunning graphics, love the game controls and will actually work on our old piece of shit desktop computers. (P4, 1gig ram pc2700, 64mb standard video) tried others and they require higher system req's and worse graphics like that when I saw on old SNES games.

Now just fart around on Facebook games, trying to get back into working on my websites. Wife REALLY wants me to make a Poly dating site and market it since have done SEO internet advertising.

Meh I've thought about going back just to check out my guild on Eternal-WoW, left a 300 member guild there as Guild Master lol. If any Wow'ers are thinking to check it out don't waste your time. More bugs than usual, even a Guild Bank bug which I have NEVER seen having tested prob hundreds of servers over the years. GM's mostly just do silly events, ie kill the GM. Although you CAN buy pretty much anything you want if you got the cash!

Anyways, yeah I do long posts.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:23 AM
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I love XBOX and PS3 games. I have started playing WoW again for my husband. I am slowly getting back into it. Maybe I can make it fun this time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:58 AM
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I just got back into playing on my PS3. Been a PC gamer for going on 2 years now. My PS3 has been sitting cold. But recently [far behind, I know] got a HD TV. First flat screen TV at all, oddly. =P Took me long enough to even get one for my PC. Even now, it's still a measly 19" 1366*768 thing! Haha. But yeah, now with the full power of my PS3 able to shine through, and with some trophy updates for Metal Gear Solid 4, I figured I'd dust it off and play through some of the games again. Still mainly on my PC though. Even though my TV may be HD, my measly PC monitor at least can still manage modern graphics details. Even a lot of the PS3 games are starting to look blocky. You just get used to higher and higher quality from graphics.
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