The game that started it all!

Qujo

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Text based muds. Specifically one called Mordor. I played it in the local college unix labs in the late 80 and early 90s when I was a kid.
 

NulloModo

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I originally got hooked on text based adventure games back on my old 286 (well, I guess it belonged to my parents technically). First game that really hooked me for a while was Mechwarrior 2
 

ballpoint

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We're talking about multiplayer right?

For me it was Quake 2. In 1994 I experimented with Doom 2 modem to modem deathmatch. I played Quake team deathmatch a little bit on multiplayer a bit. However it wasn't until Quake 2 that I considered myself an FPS multiplayer. My sister got it for me as an Xmas present in 1997 when I was still in university. I played it single player for about a month, then figured I'd try out multiplayer.

The very first night I played, I started at about 8PM and was still playing the next morning, at 8AM. I was really tired and thought about going to bed. Instead I went out for a quick breakfast, and came home with a few large coffees from Tim Horton's. I played most of the rest of the day. By the end of that next day I had become fairly proficient at the game mechanics and developed some of my own tactics for many of the maps. I can never forget how much I loved "The Edge" and "Tokay's Towers".

Man this thread makes me want to install Q2 and see how I do online running on a 3007 powered by the X1900XTX.
 

pain.angel

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Wolfenstien 3D

Acctually it may have been one of the D&D games by SSI on my old tandy but i just dont remember the name.
 

Detman101

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"Spy Boot" for the C-64.
(10 points if you know the unhacked version of the game)
For the Commodore 64 back in the early 80s.
My cousins had a C64 back in the day and I would go over to their house every saturday to hang out and play with them on the "commie-dore".
 

HighwayAssassins

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Mine was counter-strike, i think 1.2 or something...long time ago.

Then I played Half-Life and Deus Ex, and I was hooked.
 

nicotine

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For me definately StarCraft and then from there Age of Empires. I think these two being my starting games contribute to why I love RTS games over any other genre.
 

Steven301

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Back around when the E3 was in Atlanta got to play demo of Spec ops rangers lead the way, they showed it on one system with a voodoo 2 with glide3d and one running on software. Spent lots of time on old K6 200MHz with voodoo 2 running it (kind of reminds me now of Rainbow six games but without the planning) . From then on quakes,dooms wolfs you name it, if it was a shooter on a pc you can bet I tryed it.
 

kemist1117

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First comp game i played a lot was doom

Best game no ones heard of (i think) System Shock 2. That game scared the crap outta me.
 

-(Xyphox)-

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Qujo said:
Text based muds. Specifically one called Mordor. I played it in the local college unix labs in the late 80 and early 90s when I was a kid.

heck ya I have been mudding for almost 10 years now, I played mindeye, temporal-rift
 

Dutch

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On the PS1
Final Fantasy VII, Tactics
Xenogears

On the PC
Starcraft, WC3
And more recently, WoW.
 

DoomRulz

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DOOM.

The stories I could tell you..aaaaannndddd I was 5 years old when I started playing :cool:
 
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the first online game I played was Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. I was so addicted I had to play it every day. Pulled a 30 hour session once with only quick food and bathroom breaks. Then I remember the next day sleeping 18 hours straight...Diablo = Crack lol
 

twoeyes

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probably F.E.A.R.

just kidding... i guess dark forces maybe? still have the original CD as well :)
 

Darakian

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Streets of rage 2 and sonic 3. I got both with my genesis back in the day :)
 

rogue_jedi

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Pong on Amiga - some modified version, forget the exact name... but it rocked hardcore. Parents had to hide the floppy so we'd do schoolwork. Then Unreal Tournament was the big one for me... still love that game.
 

Toytown

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First game i spent any real time playing was "scuba dive" and "harrier attack" on the spectrum 48k. Until "bards tale" was released, i played that game forever........
 

MeltedBarrel

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Racing Destruction Set for the Commodore 64. First game to keep me up from Friday - Sunday night was Ultima 4.
 

L1ght

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MOHAA MultiPlayer. I put thousands of hours into that game.... :eek:

Then I went to BF1942 -> UT2004 -> CS:S

Next game that I will get addicted to will probably be Quake Wars.
 

bmartin

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First game that got me hooked was on the C64. The name of it was Zork. Yes, it was the text-only version.

Other popular games on the Commodore that I played during that time frame:

Blue Max
Skyfox
Ghosts & Goblins
Test Drive
Artillery
Castlevania
Defender
Moon Patrol
Tron
 

r_a_s88

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ultima online was my downfall

a friend of mine conned me into playing it at his dad's house

25 days of WoW and countless FPS hours later, i'm just a bit worse for the wear
 

strend

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Racing Destruction Set for the Commodore 64.

What an awesome game!

Online play, it would have to be Quake 3. Being a console junkie, I started playing it on the Dreamcast then moved to PC after I tried a mouse/KB.

Gaming in general, I've been hooked as long as I can remember. Atari 2600 on up....
 

gregnash

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Well I can remember playing alot of stuff on our Commodore 64 for dont remember exactly what it was. Then there as everything on the Atari 2600 but what really got me going for online game play was probably doing the modem calling on WC1. From there it went into all night binges of StarCraft:Broodwars with my buddies. Went to alot of things from there but really it was Starcraft that started the obsession; can remember walking to class one day and seeing this leaf skitter across the path in front of me. I stopped dead in my tracks and thought "OH SHIT A LURKER!" I LOL'ed at myself and continued to class, told my buddies later that day and havent heard the last of it some 10yrs later. :D
 

CHAoS_NiNJA

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For me, this is where it all started...

vectrexba9.jpg


God, I would do almost anything to get my hands on a Vectrex again...I played that thing so much it was obscene.
 
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Well I can remember playing alot of stuff on our Commodore 64 for dont remember exactly what it was. Then there as everything on the Atari 2600 but what really got me going for online game play was probably doing the modem calling on WC1. From there it went into all night binges of StarCraft:Broodwars with my buddies. Went to alot of things from there but really it was Starcraft that started the obsession; can remember walking to class one day and seeing this leaf skitter across the path in front of me. I stopped dead in my tracks and thought "OH SHIT A LURKER!" I LOL'ed at myself and continued to class, told my buddies later that day and havent heard the last of it some 10yrs later. :D

i remember something very similar happening to me 2 years ago shortly after my cs addiction set in. whenever i got nuked by a test, i immediately thought "i got awped hardcore." :D
 

revenant

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For me, this is where it all started...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2228/vectrexba9.jpg

God, I would do almost anything to get my hands on a Vectrex again...I played that thing so much it was obscene.

Nice... star castle anyone? :) my old roomie had one of these in mint condition and I loved to have arcade flashbacks with it. My folks never let me get one.. but I got a VIC20 instead.. and there were some good games for it.. for the time.. Spiders of Mars was cool.. and GORF.

anyways.. I also liked Ultima IV on my 8086.. then we skip away ahead... way..

DOOM! honestly, Doom just changed gaming for me.. a truely immersive gaming experience.. I played for HOURS.. and hours.. and re-played.. downloaded countless wad files.. got into computer networks (gah.. BNC and coax.. *cough*) so we (my roomies and others) could play deathmatch.. crazy. I guess that's why I like that classic doom for doom3 so much. (google for cdoom)... moderm engine with classic doom levels..

aside from Doom, next up was Jedi Night.. great level design.. really felt like the star wars universe.. I had a blast playing that game..
 

AARGH!

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Really old here.....

First arcade:
Pong and Space War

First computer game on IBM 5150
BASIC Star Trek (as in I typed in the program, and played it)

First mainframe game on DEC PDP1170:
Adventure (ie Zork) - Played this at my vocational school with a bunch of friends after school till the night classes kicked us out

First computer game on Atari 800:
Sublogic Flight Simulator (this is who MS bought it from) - considering what it was running on, I'm impressed as hell with that game and its detail and graphics!
F15 Strike Eagle from Microprose - Best looking triangles you'd ever see!

First PC game:
Leisure Suit Larry - I was too poor to own a PC, so played it at work after hours
Battle of Britain by Lucas Arts - Game that made me buy my first sound card "Adlib"
F19 Stealth Fighter by Microprose - Game that made me take out a $1500 loan so I could buy a used IBM 10mhz clone

First online/network games:
Doom - did a 3 player lan game at friends job at a law firm who did their IT support
F29 Retaliator - fun little game, might have been serial connection
F16 by Spectrum Holobyte - this was null modem for sure
Syndicate - my neighbor across the hall and I would run coax across the hallway and to our PC's to play this.

I'm in my 40+ years and haven't slowed down a bit when it comes to gaming!
 

Rabid Badger

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I've been playing computer games since I was five. I played a game called Sopwith II on the old 2x86 quite a bit. Then there was Manhole. You gotta love any game with a talking walrus. Then my grandparents got a machine with the Wolfenstein3D demo and Wing Commander, good times. Then my parents got an Acer with a Pentium 75 and my friend gave me this game called Mechwarrior :D .

But the game that really got me hooked, that I just could not put down for anything but food or sleep was Deus Ex. I saw my roommate in the dorm playing it on his dual-G4 Mac and I was floored. It was the first game I ever upgraded my machine to play and is probably what sealed the deal on me becoming a computer geek.
 

ATW

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As far as PC gaming goes...Nascar Racing 2 back in 1996. I had played games on a Commodore prior to that, but nothing I ever got hooked on.
 
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