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Oz, the Wizard of
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Icon 5 posted April 13, 2006 19:25      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So, I figure, I'd ask about games. After all, while some may find the Zen goodness that is coding to be it's own reward, there are still others (such as myself) who love to game. Games are, indeed, the measure of an advanced society.

The games I play, they vary situationally, as does the defenition of 'game'. Here's a sampling.

Single Player: Half-Life 2. Star Trek. Pr0n.

LAN Party: WarCraft III. Counter-Strike. Windows XP Installation. Cuddle With Everyone. Unreal Tournament (classic).

MMO: World of Warcraft (though I have tried a handful of others). Digg. Various Forums.

Outdoor: Deep Woods Capture-the-Flag. Anything involving Nerf/Water guns (I'm old fashioned that way). Downhill skiing. Fishing.

So what games do you play?

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quote:
Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:

MMO: World of Warcraft

Um...guilty. [blush]

Though I have also been known to play a mean game of Civ III. And Tetris. Gotta love the classics.

As for outdoors, there's something to be said for lasertag. Cheesy, I know, but nothing's more fun than chasing your friends around an empty playground trying to shoot them in the back. And it's easier to clean up than paintball. [Big Grin]

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Oz, the Wizard of
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Icon 1 posted April 13, 2006 19:50      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I completely forgot the Civ series. Civ 4 was a godsend when I was in the hospital.

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Starcraft.

Old? Yes. Amazing? Still.


When it comes to 'real' sports, I like a good game of pick-up football, and some of my friends and I will setup boxing matches every now and then. These are usually pretty interesting, and I usually don't participate, because I have a 300lb athletic build, and none of them weights more than 180 lbs.


The funny thing is, these are all the 'geeks' in the physics 2 class at school, the ones who you would never picture doing anything but running.

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Lately I've been having fun replaying FFVI.

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Star Wars Galaxies.

Level 62 Jedi (A Sith working with the Rebelion to try to topple the current sith regime so that I can take over the galaxy when it is still weak)

If anyone plays I'm on Eclipes and part of Echo Battalion based on Corelia.

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In my current rotation are the following: Mario Kart DS (online play), The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Sonic Advance 2, Astro Boy, and if I can ever get it to connect to Nintendo's server I'll be playing Metroid Prime Hunters.
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Recently, I've been playing Armagtron Advanced - a simple (but 3d) Tron game. At first it looks so limited, but you soon start to realise how effective the gameplay is, and when you watch a well-rehearsed team playing at their best, it's amazing.

Old favourites: Warcraft 3, Stepmania (especially online), loads of shareware, Sim City 2000, Racer (an awesome free driving simulator)...

I'm looking forward to getting my new computer, which should be able to run plenty of modern Windows games - GTA San Andreas is the one I'm looking forward to, especially with the Multi Theft Auto expansion.

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The only game I really waste my time on is Guild Wars [thanks Spiderman [Razz] ]. But I do play Quinn [a very nice OS X Tetris clone] from time to time.

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Right now I'm kind of hooked on the browser game www.kingdomofloathing.com. An adventurer is me.

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Soldat is a fun game at LANs http://soldat.prv.pl/

It's small and installs quick.

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Icon 1 posted April 14, 2006 16:59      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I did forget DDR. I used to be in such great aerobic shape thanks to that game.

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Currently on my weekly Game Night it is usually Starcraft. It has been in the rotation for years and is the default option when we have enough working computers for everyone. When we are short a computer then the board games Ticket to Ride and Alhambra or perhaps one of the other Spiele des Jahres winners.

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Dungeons and Dragons, mostly Living Greyhawk (I am a triad member for Switzerland, of all places [Roll Eyes] )

Very guilty when it comes to WoW.

Once I get a computer with a better graphics card then I will be firing up Civ IV.

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In terms of video games? Quake, Halo, Katamari Damacy, the new Call Of Cthulhu game, a stack of NES games, and Mah Jongg solitaire.

I'm into pinball, checkers, go, trivia games, Chrononauts, Fluxx, word games, and mind control on the side, too. [Razz]

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Naaaa na na na na na na na na Katamari Damacy!

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quote:
Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:
Naaaa na na na na na na na na Katamari Damacy!

Best...video game...soundtrack...evar. [Big Grin]

Which reminds me, I completely forgot to mention Otsu! Tatake! Ouendon! on my games list! How can you not love a rhthym game where you control a squad of badass cheerleaders who help people through their everyday lives? Pure gold. [Smile]

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Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:
quote:
Outdoor: Deep Woods Capture-the-Flag. Anything involving Nerf/Water guns (I'm old fashioned that way). Downhill skiing. Fishing.

Might I add corporate paintball....... where else can you shoot your boss in the butt, and not get fired?

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quote:
Originally posted by canadiangeek:
Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:
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Outdoor: Deep Woods Capture-the-Flag. Anything involving Nerf/Water guns (I'm old fashioned that way). Downhill skiing. Fishing.

Might I add corporate paintball....... where else can you shoot your boss in the butt, and not get fired?
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Single Player: Myst 1-4 & Uru: to D`ni, Mines 1.0 for firefox

LAN Party: Haven't gotten to go to one YET.

MMO: Chats and Starport GE

Outdoor: Biking, Nerf, Lasertag, and hopefully soon Airsoft

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I forgot the most important game I play. Boccquetshoe is the triathlon of lawn sports. It is composed of croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes. When the guys from Quality Assurance come over, they usually play the croquet part as a drinking game. When that happens I suggest staying away from the horse shoes area...

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Single player: Settlers 4, Baldur's Gate, Starcraft

MMO: World of Warcraft.

Multiplayer: TFC and Halo [Big Grin]

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PC: Oblivion (just got it a couple of weeks ago)
PS2: Shadow Hearts II (haven't got very far yet)
Cards: Cribbage, Gin (since I was 7 or so)
TTRPG: Castles & Crusades (last game) and Mutants & Masterminds (upcoming game)
Minis: D&D minis (not much, but I like it)
Outdoor: Frisbee, wander around Newtown (don't have the cash to do what I really want to outdoors: sailing or surfing)

I've managed to avoid MMOGs SO FAR (touch wood).

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PC: StarCraft, SW: Empire at War, and Command&Conquer game

PS2: and Final Fantasy game, ChronoTrigger, SW: BattleFront2

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