Computer Games

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by FrozenChosen, May 28, 2004.

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  1. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    Does anyone here ever indulge in the occasional computer game? If so, what games do you play? I'm guessing you Reformed folks like strategy...it's the thinking man's game, well, one kind of them.

    Anyways, if you have any that have multiplayer options, let's see if we can get a group of PBers at each other's throats in a video game, and not in theology! :p
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    I was a Ages of Empire adict for some years. I have recently been developing my skills at Empire Earth. And you?
     
  3. dswatts

    dswatts Puritan Board Freshman

    Call me an old fuddy duddy, but my favorite is still Atari's Asteroids. I love playing it on my computer. Something about smashing those asteroids that is very stress relieving.

    :cool:

    Grace,
    Dwayne
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    Ok. You old fuddy duddy!:lol:
     
  5. sastark

    sastark Puritan Board Graduate

    My list of Games:

    Counter-Strike
    StarCraft
    WarCraft (all of them)
    SimCity (all of them, except 4- haven't gotten that one yet. Hmm....something to do with my day off, maybe)
    Civilization (all of them)
    Zoo Tycoon (a great, fun, clean sim-type game)

    I know there are others, but those are the only ones I can think of right now.

    Daniel, you are in AL, right? I'm not sure how well we would be able to play multiplayer games (especially ones like CS), but I'd be willing to give it a shot some time.
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    When the price goes down I am planning on getting the new LOTR stratagy game "Ring Wars."
     
  7. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    Ok, so I bought these a long time ago when I was addicted to

    Oh dear, do I really have to post my list of games? *sigh*

    [u:7da2b629f3]Strategy[/u:7da2b629f3]
    Age of Empires II*
    Age of Mythology
    Freedom Force (great clean game, look into it, sells for about $10)
    Commandos*
    Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty*
    Starcraft/Brood War*
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri*
    Star Wars Rebellion*
    Command & Conquer*
    Red Alert*
    Tiberian Sun*

    [u:7da2b629f3]Flight Sim/Space Sim[/u:7da2b629f3]
    X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter*
    X-Wing Alliance
    Descent Freespace*
    Independence War II: Edge of Chaos
    Mechwarrior III

    [u:7da2b629f3]First Person Shooter[/u:7da2b629f3]
    Unreal Tournament
    Aliens v. Predator II
    Half-Life (and all the mods)
    Tribes II
    Deus Ex
    Rainbow Six*

    [u:7da2b629f3]RPGs[/u:7da2b629f3]
    Baldur's Gate
    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
    Neverwinter Nights
    System Shock II (MOST excellent game, one of my favorites, check it out!)*
    Arcanum*
    Diablo*
    Diablo II*
    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction*

    * means I can probably play this game online. My college computer (the better of the two in the house) is not connected to the Internet, which is probably a good thing. The games not with a * are probably too requirement intensive to try on this compy.

    Seth, I'm in FL right now. So not much of a change. I'm sure if you have Cable/DSL we should be fine if we try SC over B.Net or something. Or we could try a direct connection or something. Whatev, I'm cool.

    **I may check out EE. I know a lot of people who have it, and it seems like it may be worth a few bucks to enjoy with other folks.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    I am really enjoying EE. It was hard getting used to moving past the age of sword and into cybers. I also have the extention so now I can go into space. I am not a real compute geek so these games are harder for me though enjoyable. I do not play them as much as I used to, however, the weather is glummy outside so I think I will play some today.

    I bought Age of Mythology a while back but my computer will not run it; not sure why.
     
  9. Mary

    Mary Puritan Board Freshman

    See, Christopher...you say you guys aren't nerds, and within the same hour or so, THIS thread gets posted.

    Proud to say I haven't played a video game since Space Invaders. My cousin calls Nintendo "Nofriendo"...

    Mary :D
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    Hey Mary, we are talking about PC games. there is a differance . . . ok, maybe not. They are great stress relievers. So, ok, maybe we are a little nerdy. But you are on the board too and it looks like you fit in with us really well here. What does that say about you? LOL:lol:
     
  11. Mary

    Mary Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:515e54370d][i:515e54370d]Originally posted by Christopher[/i:515e54370d]
    Hey Mary, we are talking about PC games. there is a differance . . . ok, maybe not. They are great stress relievers. So, ok, maybe we are a little nerdy. But you are on the board too and it looks like you fit in with us really well here. What does that say about you? LOL:lol: [/quote:515e54370d]

    [b:515e54370d]HEY!!!![/b:515e54370d]

    Actually, did you ever see "Say Anything"? They say "Diane Court is a brain, trapped in the body of a game show hostess"...well, I do have certain nerdy tendencies, which have been carefully pruned to keep from getting too strong. Like a bonsai. When you're the only white kid in your grade, you've already got 2 strikes against you, so I definately kept the nerd quotient under wraps. As I got older, and realized that I definately don't look like a nerd, I ran with it. And look, ma, no nerdiness at all (to the naked eye, anyway!)

    But there are levels of nerdiness. Being nerdy about theology is not the same as being nerdy about video games. At least, I'm clinging to that. So there. And I take extreme comfort in the fact that not only did I not know you were talking about computer games, but that the only computer game I have EVER played is Solitaire.

    Mary :D
     
  12. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    So let me ge this straight, your brain is like a bonsai tree?! :lol:

    I know of ceveral theological nerds. They used to live in the dorms, smelled never took showers, no social grace and argued about some of the most trivial theological things. Once when I was at Seminary the bookstore was haveing a huge sale so I went there before it opened with a friend. We were the first in line. Behind us was the nerd pack. When the doos opened these brothers litteraly pushed me and my friends aside and actually ran to the far end of the store where the had the sale books. An interresting group.
     
  13. a

    a Puritan Board Freshman

    solitaire
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    Well I played a little EE today whiel tending my boys. Noah likes to sit on my lap and watch. Today I was the Roman Empire. I chased down a bunch of invading barbarians.
     
  15. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    Chris, does EE have multiplayer?
     
  16. Gregg

    Gregg Puritan Board Sophomore

    [quote:a7a468ea0e][i:a7a468ea0e]Originally posted by dswatts[/i:a7a468ea0e]
    Call me an old fuddy duddy, but my favorite is still Atari's Asteroids. I love playing it on my computer. Something about smashing those asteroids that is very stress relieving.

    :cool:

    Grace,
    Dwayne [/quote:a7a468ea0e]




    A platoon of old fuddy duddies gathered for the computer game olympics.




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  17. Augusta

    Augusta Puritan Board Doctor

    Me and hubby play pc games together. Here is our list.

    Quake
    Rogue Spear
    Unreal Tournament
    Red Alert
    Age of Empires
    Age of Mythology

    I also loved:

    Monkey Island
    Lara Croft
    Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
    Myst

    Now we play Xbox games mostly which are awesome. Especially Halo. :D :D
     
  18. Christopher

    Christopher Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:f08458e1c0][i:f08458e1c0]Originally posted by FrozenChosen[/i:f08458e1c0]
    Chris, does EE have multiplayer? [/quote:f08458e1c0]

    Why, yes it does.
     
  19. Authorised

    Authorised Puritan Board Freshman

    Pretty much anything in the Command and Conquer Series is good, Red Alert being the best. Except for Red Alert 2 which has a stupid storyline and even more idiotic mission briefings.

    The graphics on Soldier of Fortune II make all the other first-person shooters look like something from the 1970s.

    Of course, anything by Sid Meier is good, except where they sort of sag in the middle, a common problem with turn-based games.
     
  20. humble_soul

    humble_soul Puritan Board Freshman

    I only play 2 games (in order of time):

    1) Starcraft/Broodwar
    2) Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
     
  21. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    So, let's think,

    Who's up for Starcraft at some point?
     
  22. humble_soul

    humble_soul Puritan Board Freshman

    Just name the time, I will try to make room in the schedule to play.

    [Edited on 5-29-2004 by humble_soul]
     
  23. luvroftheWord

    luvroftheWord Puritan Board Sophomore

    I could go for some Starcraft.
     
  24. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    Ok, this is neat.

    So I'll get my work schedule tomorrow, and I'll update with the info.
     
  25. Mary

    Mary Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:3d6e0d0442][i:3d6e0d0442]Originally posted by FrozenChosen[/i:3d6e0d0442]
    Ok, this is neat.

    So I'll get my work schedule tomorrow, and I'll update with the info. [/quote:3d6e0d0442]

    Am I following this? You guys are going to play computer games together from different parts of the country?

    Awww, that's so CUTE! Have fun, fellas!

    Mary :bs2:
     
  26. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    Mary,

    You should buy the game and join in, and then I can zealot rush your face off.
     
  27. Mary

    Mary Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:e798f47a7a][i:e798f47a7a]Originally posted by FrozenChosen[/i:e798f47a7a]
    Mary,

    You should buy the game and join in, and then I can zealot rush your face off. [/quote:e798f47a7a]

    I have no idea what you just said...but it sounded like an insult...

    Mary :D
     
  28. humble_soul

    humble_soul Puritan Board Freshman

    Mary,

    I don't think it's an insult. It sounds more like a challenge!

    [Edited on 5-29-2004 by humble_soul]
     
  29. luvroftheWord

    luvroftheWord Puritan Board Sophomore

    We'll see if you can pull off your Zealot rush before I take you out with my Zerglings! :p

    Actually, I use Protoss as well. But I'm more into Dark Templars than Zealots. (That was for Starcraft nerds like me)
     
  30. Mary

    Mary Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:c884987043][i:c884987043]Originally posted by humble_soul[/i:c884987043]
    Mary,

    I don't think it's an insult. It sounds more like a challenge!

    [Edited on 5-29-2004 by humble_soul] [/quote:c884987043]

    I definately got a "challenging" vibe from the post, too, but when someone says they want to "zealot rush my face off" I have to wonder if hydrochloric acid is involved. I LIKE my face; it works well for me.

    I think FC just thinks it would be funny to beat me at whatever game this is. FC, have you seen the commercial with the granddad and grandson playing video games together, and the kid keeps saying "I win." "You lose." "I win again." That is basically what you could expect if I suddenly took up video games. I seriously haven't played a video game since Space Invaders (circa 1982). And I only played it about twice then!

    Unless you're SO bad at it that this is the only way you can win...

    NO!!!!! I GET IT!!!!!!!!!! You're trying to convert me; to turn me into a nerd!!!

    I don't know. This is one of those crossroads in life that people talk about. I'm studying theology, I'm going to go back to school, I've gotten into genealogy, and now video games??? Maybe there's something I need to face about myself. Maybe if I'm honest and open with myself... am I a closeted nerd?! (Don't answer that, Paul!)

    Sigh. Where do I go to buy a video game?

    Mary :bs2::D
     
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