Newest Members
beatcook, MassGuy, wiresguy1, AustinChemist, wild_turky
12276 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
4113 (60), Andre M, (36), catchup22 (62), jim OCA 7 (57), sidhearthur (55), SkyClad (65)
Who's Online
2 registered (ethereo222, 1 invisible), 17 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
12276 Members
73 Forums
63164 Topics
441711 Posts

Max Online: 418 @ 07/02/12 07:29 AM
Twitter
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#365771 - 07/11/11 02:15 AM Calling All Gamers!!!!!
Kaene Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 40
Loc: Ausin, TX
In a community of men who tend to live and breathe escapism, I know that I can't be the only one.

So, who out there loves video games? What are you playing currently? What are your favorite games of all time?

Are you a PC snob, a console monkey, or both?

_________________________
"Do you think God lets you plea bargain?" - Calvin & Hobbes

Top
#365772 - 07/11/11 02:19 AM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
FormerTexan Offline
Site Administrator
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11023
Loc: Denver, CO
PC Snob for sure, but currently not much of a gamer.

However, I do have half a dozen or so versions of Mah Jongg, and was an "addict" for some time. We're talking hours of this at a time.

Andy



Edited by FormerTexan (07/11/11 02:20 AM)
_________________________
List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

Top
#365784 - 07/11/11 09:58 AM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: FormerTexan]
JustScott Offline
Greeter Emeritus
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2572
Die hard gamer here!

Just spent a huge chunk of our tax return in April to build me an awesome gaming rig (an replacement for the awesome rig I built 5 or so years ago).

I wouldn't call myself a "PC Snob", as I do end a variety of gaming console, and even have a hacked wii with all my games loaded onto a USB Harddrive!! BUT I don't do ANY online gaming on my consoles. I just don't see the point personally!

Most of my games these days come through steam and I go there ALL the time. Especially now that I have a huge number of newbs to go after on Team Fortress 2 now that it's free!!!


Top
#365789 - 07/11/11 11:40 AM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: JustScott]
SamV Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5941
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Oh my, this was a coping mechanism, or should I say Dis-coping mechanism for months.

The first person flyer/shooter Descent series from Outrage, Interplay. http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/descent3/index.html

It cannot be purchased here, but if you use a web browser, you can still find it.

This is a great PC game that has the player flying a space ship through tunnels and rooms, gathering keys and fighting robots, until the reactor of the mine is destroyed and then the player must find the secret passage and escape.

No person-on-person violence, but plenty of cheats and secret upgrades.., man, this was my "drug" of choice for months with user created levels and ships, textures and colors, and the online battles..

Heh heh heh, I have not thought about that game in months. My boys and I used to hook up the LAN and play for hours against each other, or in co-play getting through the levels.

Console games? Not so much, although the Nintendo NES took more of my time than any of them...

Great post Kaene thanks,
Sam

_________________________
MaleSurvivor Moderator Emeritus 2012 - 2014

Top
#365791 - 07/11/11 02:30 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
CruxFidelis Offline


Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 486
Loc: NJ
I like gaming of all kinds--console games, PC games, etc. I grew up with Mario Bros, Zelda, StreetFighter and Sonic the Hedgehog. I have a Wii but I'm not in love with it. My wife uses it for the workout component more than I use it for games. Lately, if I want a video game I usually gravitate towards real time strategy games like StarCraft & StarCraft II, WarCraft, and World of WarCraft...also love all the various incarnations of Age of Empires and Civilization.

I don't spend nearly as much time playing video games as I used to. They can be just as addicting as heroin--it's how they're designed to be! World of WarCraft used to be what I thought of every moment of every day and once I realized it had eclipsed what is really important in life, I had to give it up cold turkey. There was no way for me to play that game casually.

I also like stuff like Magic: The Gathering, Dominion, Warhammer, D&D, RISK, etc. Tabletop games I think can have more therapeutic value to me because they involve interacting with other people, which is a big challenge for me after sexual assault.

_________________________
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

- Saint John of the Cross

Top
#365793 - 07/11/11 02:47 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: CruxFidelis]
thefutureorbust Offline


Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 171
Loc: NC
Im an xbox guy myself with COD Black ops as my main source of addiction lol

_________________________
"What does not kill me makes me stronger"

Top
#365798 - 07/11/11 04:39 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: thefutureorbust]
Riley Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 597
Loc: USA
lol definitely have my fair share of xbox binges, especially in the winter. Mostly playing COD Black ops, NHL 2011, and just lost 2 weeks of my life playing LA Noir haha. I just know most of my winter will be lost playing the new modern warfare lol


Top
#365819 - 07/11/11 09:31 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Riley]
Kaene Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 40
Loc: Ausin, TX
Quote:
Most of my games these days come through steam and I go there ALL the time. Especially now that I have a huge number of newbs to go after on Team Fortress 2 now that it's free!!!


I remember when they bundled steam with HL2, and everyone was like WTF is this?? Now I don't know how I ever lived without it lol.

I'm one of said newbs btw, tho I've only put in a couple hours. Though I played several hundred hours of TF1 back in the day, it was a blast.

Right now my drug of choice is Killing Floor. It's an older game but it's cheap and they keep putting it on sale on steam. It's a slower paced team-play tactical FPS. Too many zombies to kill, not enough time smile


Quote:
The first person flyer/shooter Descent series from Outrage, Interplay.


Oh man I loved the descent series, I can't tell you how many hours I sunk into that game, it was almost an inside joke with me and my friends.


Quote:
World of WarCraft used to be what I thought of every moment of every day and once I realized it had eclipsed what is really important in life, I had to give it up cold turkey.


Ahh MMOs. I gave 7 years of my life to Eve Online. At one point I had 6 charecters across 5 accounts active and was solo running a large non faction starbase in wormhole space. I was putting 6-12 hours a day every day into that thing, and at least 20 hours a month just working out logistics to keep the thing fueled and running. It got to the point that I started looking forward to going to work cause at least I wouldn't have to worry about my freaking tower for a while lol. > 6 months this went on.

It's sick I know, but I rank that tower alongside my other life accomplishments, like getting my eagle scout, and quitting drinking blush I'm currently on extended hiatus from that game, it's pure evil.

Great video about the game: http://play.eveonline.com/en/home.aspx





I'm also a huge fan of the Total War series, anyone who likes turn based strategy, RTSs or is really into history should check them out.

_________________________
"Do you think God lets you plea bargain?" - Calvin & Hobbes

Top
#365821 - 07/11/11 10:19 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
CruxFidelis Offline


Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 486
Loc: NJ
I forgot total war!!! medieval total war is an wonderfully designed game, haven't played that in years.

_________________________
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

- Saint John of the Cross

Top
#365914 - 07/13/11 01:21 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: CruxFidelis]
nltsaved Offline


Registered: 08/26/08
Posts: 838
Loc: Kc,Mo
xbox box 360 for me , i LOVEe gears of war and will be buying gears 3 when it come out . i also like boxing games and football. my gamertag is NLTSAVED let me know if you want to play some gears of war as long as you know what you are doing that is .

_________________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uYCAfpxrY
TRIGGER WARNING
Video of me telling my story
you are not alone never were
WRITTEN FORM
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=339159#Post339159
Why i hate Religion but love Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

Top
#365924 - 07/13/11 05:53 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: nltsaved]
Obi Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 1286
Loc: kansas
used to play nintendo a lot when it first came out....

after a while i stopped playing games until a couple of years ago when i got hooked on mafia wars on facebook... i stopped playing that about 2 months ago....

_________________________
live another day. climb a little higher.

my story

my vlog

Top
#365929 - 07/13/11 07:13 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Obi]
king tut Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2465
Loc: UK
I grew up with the Sega Mega Drive, games like sonic, sonic and knuckles (that was the height of sophistication back then, you put other sonic cartridge on top of the sonic and knuckles cartridge so that you can play the knuckles character in other sonic games), Pugsy, Alien storm, Jurrassic park, Terminator, Spot (goes to hollywood), Altered beasts!, Taz, Pagemaster, Aladdin, Batman, Champions, Mortal Kombat, well there were a lot of games, it was my brothers console.
I remember back then, when things didn't work, you would just blow into it. If a game was freezing you would just take it out, blow in the bottom of the cartridge and into the flap of the console, and wallah! it would work lol.

Then my brother went through the playstation, to the nintendo64, to xbox360.

I have an xbox360, the slim one, bought it earlier this year, my first personal console. I hardly ever play it, so far i have played one game all the way through, red dead redemption, i want the zombie version!

Lewis

_________________________
"...until lambs become lions"

I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.


Top
#365930 - 07/13/11 07:15 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: king tut]
king tut Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2465
Loc: UK
One of my favourite things to this day is the sound of when the Sega starts up and it says in that very particular way "SEGA" lol.

I'm not sure if it was because the Sega kept breaking so i was happy to hear that it was working or because it was such a good relief from my life at the time.

_________________________
"...until lambs become lions"

I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.


Top
#366034 - 07/15/11 06:31 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: nltsaved]
thefutureorbust Offline


Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 171
Loc: NC
No black ops nlts?

_________________________
"What does not kill me makes me stronger"

Top
#368510 - 08/19/11 11:54 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: thefutureorbust]
nltsaved Offline


Registered: 08/26/08
Posts: 838
Loc: Kc,Mo
no i do no have that game , Gears of war, madden 11, fight night champion, those are all games that i get down in online. I will have gears 3 when it drops on sept 20th for sure . i will be doing some gaming when that comes out . not much of a black opps person . thinking about getting the battlefield 3 when it comes out because it looks so fat . and maybe some future soldier.

_________________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uYCAfpxrY
TRIGGER WARNING
Video of me telling my story
you are not alone never were
WRITTEN FORM
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=339159#Post339159
Why i hate Religion but love Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

Top
#406701 - 08/13/12 05:48 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
BuffaloCO Offline


Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 413
Loc: USA
Am a big time gamer. Game on my Mac, PC and Play Station. Right now am in the Assassin's Creed games, and Cid Meyer V. Favorite old series... Onimusha for Play Station, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
_________________________
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

Top
#406706 - 08/13/12 06:30 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
Afldman Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/12/12
Posts: 67
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Gaming has been a huge distracter for me. Sam...I loved Descent. Never heard anyone else mention it until you. Then there's Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, Rise of the Triad...great FPSs!

I also spent MANY Hours with Super Mario Bros...my problem with all of them is I become somewhat obsessive...I HAVE to have a perfect score. If there are cheats, I allow myself to use them, but only until I know the "formula for success" and then I have to go sans cheats all the way to the most difficult setting...and I seem to get a tad aggressive while I'm working a game. I finally had to quit until recently. I've started playing Little Big Planet with the fam and I've been ok with it.

Great topic!
_________________________
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -Daliai Lama

Top
#406715 - 08/13/12 07:48 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
scottyg Offline


Registered: 06/26/12
Posts: 253
Loc: Seattle
Here's a list of all time favorite games (in order of decade) for ya'll to deconstruct:

1. Missle Command on the Atari 1600
2. Leisure Suit Larry on the Apple IIE
3. Tetris on Nintendo
4. Road Rash on Sega Genesis
5. Star Wars Episode III on XBox
6. Dance Central on Kinnect

+ Honnorable mention to Zaxxon on the Commodore 64
_________________________
I've got a bike you can ride it if you like.
Its got a basket, a bell that rings
And many other things to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could -but I've borrowed it.

Top
#406900 - 08/15/12 01:35 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
bodyguard8367 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""
""


Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/26/14 07:51 PM)
Edit Reason: SILENCED

Top
#407842 - 08/24/12 10:11 PM Re: Calling All Gamers!!!!! [Re: Kaene]
Alden Offline


Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 7
Loc: Ohio
MW3 on Xbox 360 for me, at least til Black Ops 2 comes out.


I play Black Ops on PS3.


Edited by ModTeam (08/25/12 08:06 AM)
Edit Reason: Edit to remove offsite contact information

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  ModTeam, TJ jeff 

I agree that my access and use of the MaleSurvivor discussion forums and chat room is subject to the terms of this Agreement. AND the sole discretion of MaleSurvivor.
I agree that my use of MaleSurvivor resources are AT-WILL, and that my posting privileges may be terminated at any time, and for any reason by MaleSurvivor.