Games!

Re: Games!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:09 pm

Adamiscold wrote:One of the best things about these new gaming systems is the ability to talk with people from all over the world.


I know...I watch my Grandsons (16 & 14) play Tour of Duty with friends online & talk with them via a headset. Kinda like the old Ham radio guys when I was growing up. I think it's great & I'm more techno- savy than their parents!
I always preferred strategy type games though as FPS games don't keep my attention to long. Graphics are great but that doesn't hold my interest....You need a mission...a goal...other than a silly objective that is meant to let you just keep shooting people.
Chess is still the best game in the world!
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Re: Games!

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:37 pm

Devil505 wrote:B4 the internet (& the Coal Forum ;) ) I used to like some games. Silent Service (very realistic WWII submarine simulator by Sid Meier) , Castle Wolfenstein (FPS) & a few others. I go way back to the Commodore 64....They had many great games!

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Devil! A point of common ground! Silent Service. Sweet. :) Microprose games were the *censored* back in the day. F15 Strike Eagle, F117 Stealth Fighter, Gunship. Back when the game manuals were half an inch thick and came with full keyboard overlays and felt like first generation military flight simulators. Later on the F22 Raptor series was pretty good too, think Novalogic put those out.

Too much FPS crap these days. Got into online Quake 1 but nothing since. Too much emphasis on twitch reflexes, many dozens of hours of gameplay to get minimally competitive, and ever finer graphics.

Been thinking about trying my hand at developing a new PC game putting a modern twist on an old game genre. Have been throwing around the idea of an older-teen/adult version of Where in the World is Carmen Santiago. Think of the old game but with with a large dollop of Bourne Identity/James Bond type mysteries/story lines with the emphasis on story development and information gathering and recall. Could also go more in the direction of Enemy of the State, Patriot Games, State of Fear, etc. Fold in modern investigatory and intelligence memes (data mining/analysis, forensic investigation, DNA and fingerprint analysis, wiretapping, sat surveillance, etc.). Utilize Wikipedia and other online sources as in game reference materials.

Way too much for one person to develop, but could put together a demo and see if the idea sells with a larger publishing house. That or else talk Neil and the other partners and investors into converting Automation Correct into a PC game company. Sure that will go over well. :)
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:53 am

Devil505 wrote:other than a silly objective that is meant to let you just keep shooting people.


Depends on who you're playing and what you're playing. Most of those multiplayer games now have teams, the issue is if you just a join a server then you get everyone doing their own thing. On the other hand if you have well defined team with specific tasks then you can most certainly employ a lot of stategy in it.

I used to play Battlefield 1942 a lot with the Desert mod which took the battle field to the modern era. you were able to pick between multiple types of characters from snipers, regualr foot soldier, mechanic, etc... There was multiple vehicles and other things like anti aircraft, helicopters, planes, tanks, jeeps, artillery, ships, they even had a "Puff the magic Dragon" C-130 ... all the toys were there. For example if you really wanted to use the artillery effectively you needed someone to go spot for you. ;) Was a lot of fun and if you had a good team that was all on the same page the capture the flag version was a lot of fun.
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:43 am

pvolcko wrote:Devil! A point of common ground! Silent Service. Sweet. :) Microprose games were the *censored* back in the day. F15 Strike Eagle, F117 Stealth Fighter, Gunship


I can't tell you how many hours I spent playing Silent Service & F117 Stealth.
I liked to patrol off Formosa in SS but occasional would stalk the Inland Sea around Japan. Very dangerous be cause it was so shallow!
F117 was great & each mission would take about an hour to finish. I had enemy fighters follow me all the way home across the Persian Gulf many times! :lol:

Richard S. wrote:Depends on who you're playing and what you're playing. Most of those multiplayer games now have teams,


I guess my age is showing here Richard in that I never had much interest in team play. (it wasn't even around when I played Silent Service, etc) I have played Chess online with others , including you! :)
I must just be getting old but my imagination is not as strong as it used to be in terms of actually breaking into a sweat whem my sub was on the bottom & 3 or 4 Jap "TIn Cans" were circling above trying to kill me with "Ashcans!" :lol:
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Re: Games!

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:49 am

I love playing Solitaire online...it's awesome...Carnage turned me onto to it..he's one of the baddest solitaire players evah...we have headsets we wear so we can coordinate our moves...awesome....
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:06 am

Team Solitaire?
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Re: Games!

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:40 pm

'sa joke, son.....
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:23 pm

I gotcha :)
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I love video games...

PostBy: eelhc On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:50 pm

I have both a Wii and an xbox 360 along with 2 ds units for the kids. The Wii is nice for group casual games but the 360 is a much deeper gaming experience (different experiences)

My opinion on video games and gaming is overall positive so long as it's in moderation. The kids are engaged in a well balanced set of sports + other leisure activities and get good grades in school so I let them play the games that I believe are appropriate for them. I'm so turned off by professional + NCAA sports these days. Sports are full of drug addicts, thugs, criminals and bad behaviour... that we don't watch many games of any sort.

Generally I find gaming to be a good value in entertainment $$s. In many cases we buy used games, play them through and sell (half.com is great). $20~30 for dozens of hours in entertainment to me is good value (vs DVDs or a night out at the movies for the family).

On the 19th, there'll be an update to the xbox 360 which will bring netflix video on demand (some content in HD). As we are xbox live gold and netflix members, we'll be able to watch our netflix queue on demand on xbox 360. With the price reduction and holiday deals, the 360 could be had for well under $200. It's a real bargain for all it does IMHO.
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:46 am

cArNaGe wrote:New Call of Duty is out!

Did you get it?

I'm probably going to pick it up tomorrow.



Carnage you playing CoD WoW?
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Re: Games!

PostBy: Coal Cooker On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:15 pm

What happened to Leisure Suit Larry?
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Re: Games!

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:31 pm

I've been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lately. Lots of fun, although I'm on PC and don't go online with it. using the Javelin anti-tank missile is fun, as is the gunner in the c-130.
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Re: Games!

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:44 pm

Last night the wife confiscated the remote so she could watch the biggest loser, never understood the infatuation with watching a fat farm but anyway I decide I'm going to play a little Call of Duty. About 6 months ago I got a nasty virus on my PC and had it in the shop. While I'm not computer illiterate I probably have an eighth grade education where PC's are concerned. Anyway I reload the game and start it. I get a message about my video card needs to be updated to the latest version of driver. I go online find the driver and download it. Try to reload the game and get the same message. Needless to say I'm pissed because I can't shoot Nazis. I tried loading Brothers in Arms, same *censored*. Anybody have any idea what I can try besides taking it back to the shop. Everything else seems to work fine including photoshop and fireworks. I can watch videos, surf the net but the games are verklempt.
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Re: Games!

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:02 pm

Hey, gaming in the forum? I played all the old ones mentioned and although I don't consider myself a hardcore gamer, at 48, I still play Counter Strike Source online. The graphics have come a long way since I got "Pong" for Christmas many years ago! :shock: I could be doing many things but there is something about going online and shooting the hell out of people and getting shot! Whodathunkit back in the 60's and 70's!

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Re: Games!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:08 pm

Hey Billw,
Welcome to the world of planned obsolescence. I have the new Call of Duty and the new Brother's in Arms. My pci video card can't handle the games. So I sent for a new video card and it's a pci express. The card won't match the pci slots in my motherboard, so I sent for one with the pci-e slots. The motherboard should accept my now obsolete P4 3gig cpu. But I had to get memory for the new mobo, why not, it's cheap now.
Well, I might get lucky and Microsoft might allow me to use my copy of XP with all this new hardware, since I have a new hard drive to load it onto. But if Bill Gates doesn't like it, I can get an oem copy of XP still, from the reseller I use, but you can only get it if you buy hardware with it. So I might as well get a nifty new cpu when I break down and get the copy of XP!!! :shock: The hardware is sitting in a bookcase, haven't gotten inspired to put it all together yet....

I really liked Brother's in Arms, some amazing strategy involved. Also loved Wild Metal Country, and recently Far Cry. I'm not good, always single player. My nephew gets into these games and has actually made money by selling his characters to people! No idea how that works.
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