Any PC Gamers Have Recommendations?

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Any PC Gamers Have Recommendations?

Postby A Gram of Soma » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:18 am

I've always been interested in PC gaming, but never had the money for a decent gaming rig. A few months ago after the death of my laptop, I broke down and bought a Gateway FX, not the greatest PC I'm sure but it should be strong enough to run most games, which leads me to my question. While I'm waiting for StarCraft II, anyone have any recommendations for good games to play?
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:22 am

Pocket Tanks! :o

I've been playing it for 8 years and I'm still not bored of it, plus the creator is updating it with new weapons in may. (It's been 8 months since the last update so I can't wait! Glee!)
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Edminster » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:18 am

Tread Marks! 8)

I've been playing it for 8 years and I'm still not bored of it, plus the creator/sole programmer died back in 2000. So there's no need to worry about updates!
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:31 am

Edminster wrote:Tread Marks! 8)

I've been playing it for 8 years and I'm still not bored of it, plus the creator/sole programmer died back in 2003. So there's no need to worry about updates!


Seumas McNally, President and Lead Programmer of Longbow Digital Arts, died on March 21st, 2000 at 2 PM EST, following a three-year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Please view photos of Seumas and the Main Tribute Site.


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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Edminster » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:32 am

How the crap did I get that one wrong? Fix'd it, by the way.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby AHMETxRock » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:41 am

Porn! :o
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby cheez.wiz » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:53 am

Spelunky!

Cause it rocks*?



*And therefore, can only be beat by Paper Mario, which, incidentally, i recently started playing again.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby LordRetard » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:28 am

I recently downloaded a PSX emulator but then I forgot about it. I guess I don't really want to play Chrono Cross that much, but I saw it for sale for $30 still and that's insane.

For me all I played on the PC was RTS by Blizzard and FPS by id, so that's all I really know, but I haven't bought anything recently.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Khazd » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:22 pm

I use my PC for older games mostly, like Dungeon Keeper 1&2 and my all time fave, Wasteland/fallout/fallout 2/ fallout tactics. Although I did enjoy Left 4 Dead alot more on the PC than on my Xbox. You just get a level of control for a FPS on the PC that you don't get on a console system. Same goes for RTS games like Starcraft/Warcraft and the like.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Avalant » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:09 pm

Get Steam and buy Audio Surf (only $10). It takes your music and turns it into a space 'racetrack' where you gain points by hitting certain colored bricks and avoiding others. (There are also a bunch of different game modes as well) It's cheap, fun, and addicting. Steam has a huge library of games on it, and the licenses get attached to your account so wherever you can log in to Steam you can download and play your games.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:17 pm

Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:59 pm

Avalant wrote:Get Steam and buy Audio Surf (only $10). It takes your music and turns it into a space 'racetrack' where you gain points by hitting certain colored bricks and avoiding others. (There are also a bunch of different game modes as well) It's cheap, fun, and addicting. Steam has a huge library of games on it, and the licenses get attached to your account so wherever you can log in to Steam you can download and play your games.


Dude, I love Audiosurf, and I'm pretty good at it (if I do say so myself). May I direct you to this thread?

We should totally swap Steam IDs.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Frostbite » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:19 pm

Are we talking actual PC games or the the kind of games that have been discussed so far?
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby A Gram of Soma » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:20 pm

Anything really, I was thinking more of "real" pc games, but small addictive games aren't bad. I was just thinking to myself that since buying the PC, the only real games I've played on it were Spore (Disappointing), and World of Goo off steam, which is very good, but probably something I could have done with my old PCs. Once this semester ends in a couple weeks, I'll finally have a little time to invest in actually playing games.
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Re: Any PC Gamers Have Reccomendations?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:53 pm

Don't underestimate Dwarf Fortress.
It doesn't look like much, but there's all kinds of depth in there.
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