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October 31, 2011 10:34:56 PM

We don't share much hobbies and he works with a computer everyday and has a MacBook pro, what do you suggest he starts playing with ? He said HL2 was too boring at start so, recommendations?

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a c 260 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 10:43:01 PM

I suggest civilization. civ 2 has a lot of replayability, and is easy to understand.

Civ 4 is also a good game.
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November 1, 2011 12:57:18 AM

Maybe try the military shooters like call of duty/counter strike or battlefield.

My uncle likes to play time crisis on PS2 with the G-con gun, I think there is a similar version on PS3. The PS2 gun only works on some tvs though, no idea about the PS3 version.
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November 1, 2011 1:10:18 AM

Kids are faster than most adults (don't know your dad's age lol), so shooters can be frustrating. ANd in my case, my grandkids and I like to play together.

So a game like World of Warcraft, or even World of Tanks (which can be downloaded and played for free) might work best. Then you'd be playing together, and not against each other :) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 1:18:18 AM

^^do those games actually work on a Mac?
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November 1, 2011 1:26:00 AM

Dunno lol. But the concept works. Anything else is really just watching each other play.
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November 1, 2011 1:41:42 AM

Kari said:
^^do those games actually work on a Mac?

I was wondering the same thing
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November 1, 2011 2:31:28 AM

oh i missed the mac part some how, you could try team fortress 2. It is free to play and works on both mac and PC.
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November 1, 2011 2:50:41 AM

Diablo II. I'm dead serious. Runs on Mac and will definitely run on a MacBook with ease. Give most anyone a couple of hours with it and they'll get sucked in.
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November 1, 2011 3:19:30 AM

Poker.
All it needs is flash
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November 1, 2011 4:08:48 AM

My Dad really loves motogp & watches it on the sport channels, so I installed motogp 2007 (just the demo) and let him have a go.
Well its longest i've got him to sit down playing a game as he usually gives up easily.
If he likes sport try something he's into.

Good Luck
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November 1, 2011 5:34:48 PM

He's the founder of IDPA (international defensive pistol asosiation) here in puerto rico so ill prolly start him out with a cod and bf, since he has xp on his mac but which shooter is the easiest to get into / most interesting at start.
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November 1, 2011 6:16:27 PM

portal! Challenge him, that there is no way he can solve the puzzles! (of course don't go into the "you're just too dumb" territory!
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November 2, 2011 8:31:00 AM

Mid-highgfx said:
He's the founder of IDPA (international defensive pistol asosiation) here in puerto rico so ill prolly start him out with a cod and bf, since he has xp on his mac but which shooter is the easiest to get into / most interesting at start.


COD is easier to master than BF
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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2011 8:32:52 AM

I suggest some good old strategy games to get him into the mood. The pick up from there.

Something like Age of Empires stuff!
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November 2, 2011 12:14:49 PM

I'd suggest City of Heroes. Free to play (now) and available for Mac. It has a good tutorial at the start of the game to get Dad comfortable with the controls.

-Wolf sends
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November 2, 2011 12:28:35 PM

Im a 43 year old dad and cant get enough of BF3!!!
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November 2, 2011 7:35:27 PM

CoD it is then! It's pretty simple to run right?
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November 2, 2011 7:35:47 PM

well, is cod harder than bf2 at the start?
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November 2, 2011 7:38:53 PM

I'm surprised no one has mentioned MS Flight Simulator. My stepfather has spent so much money on that game; all of the extra plane packages and flight sticks, etc.
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November 2, 2011 8:36:24 PM

My dad plays flight sims and he's 78!!!
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November 2, 2011 10:57:24 PM

Warmacblu said:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned MS Flight Simulator. My stepfather has spent so much money on that game; all of the extra plane packages and flight sticks, etc.


ive never played one so i wouldunt know, but u sure that would hook someone up? lol
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November 2, 2011 11:09:33 PM

Mid-highgfx said:
We don't share much hobbies and he works with a computer everyday and has a MacBook pro, what do you suggest he starts playing with ? He said HL2 was too boring at start so, recommendations?

Call of Duty is what got me hooked on video games
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November 2, 2011 11:53:12 PM

Mid-highgfx said:
ive never played one so i wouldunt know, but u sure that would hook someone up? lol


It all depends on the persons interests. I am sure you could find a demo somewhere and see if he likes it.
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November 3, 2011 1:23:50 AM

Mid-highgfx said:
CoD it is then! It's pretty simple to run right?


Yes since they just tweaked the game engine since the original MW. It has low system requirements.

It is also easy to start out because you do "target practice" runs at the beginning of the single player campaign. At least that is how it is in the MW 1+2 games.

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a c 171 U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 1:31:56 AM

my dad plays the battlefield series. Its an easy point and shoot game.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 2:14:18 AM

I wish my dad had the time to play games on steam with me :C
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November 3, 2011 7:26:55 AM

RTS is a better start than FPS/TPS for first timers and for mom and dads!
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