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Anonymous
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March 27, 2005 5:55:45 PM

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Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
complaint.
Anonymous
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March 27, 2005 7:34:37 PM

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Descent 1 & 2
Half Life
X-COM
Heroes of Might & Magic III
European Air War
Carmageddon 2
Total Annihilation
Jagged Alliance 2
Deus Ex
IL-2: Forgotton Battles
Red Baron 3D
Independence War 2
Rise of Nations
MiG Alley
Warlords Battlecry 3
Planescape Torment
X-Wing Alliance
Battlezone 1 & 2
Homeworld: Cataclysm
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
Porsche Unleashed
Outlaws
GTA: Vice City
Freespace 2
March 28, 2005 2:05:31 AM

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SamuelF566@AOL.COM wrote:
> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.
>

Actually I never sell any game, going back to the DOS days. But here's
a few I'd never give up, even if I was starving:

System Shock - The original. Yeah SS2 was good, but not as good as the
first one for me.

Ultima Underworld I & II. - Classics, I still play them whenever I have
to use a PC without 3D acceleration (my laptop).

Combat Mission series - I'll never play all the custom missions, and
PBEM pretty much ensures that I'll have this game for a long, long time.

Tie Fighter - Still the best.

Doom series - especially with all the updated versions like Doomsday,
jDoom, etc.

Morrowind - One of the best games I've ever played. A handful of mods
can completely change the game world, constantly keeping it fresh.

Diablo Series, Dungeon Keeper series - truth be known I'm not a big fan
of either, but my wife plays them constantly so I must always have a copy.

Half Life - Fresh to this day.

Call of Duty - intense from start to finish, no matter how many times I
play it.
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March 28, 2005 2:37:53 AM

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<SamuelF566@AOL.COM> wrote in message
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> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.

The original "keepers" were the Doom/DoomII/Quake series - because of both
multiplayer and quickloading single player fragfests.

GTAIII and VC - with the addition of Multi Theft Auto they are infinitely
playable.

BF1942 and mods.

Half Life - mainly for the mods but also because it is replayable in SP.

MaxPayne 1 and 2 - occasionally fire them up to experience the quality.

Mafia - same reason as MP.

Star Wars Jedi Knight - the best in the series IMO and great fun in
multiplayer.

Deus Ex. Even if I got bored of playing this, I would keep it. One day I
will frame the box and put it on my wall.

Train Simulator - one day I'll get around to playing this properly!
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 11:00:10 AM

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Mean_Chlorine wrote:
> Thusly JAB <nothanks@nohope.net> Spake Unto All:
>
> >Lords of Midnight now that's a game I remember playing a lot on my
> >Speecy 48K. A classic game of its time.
>
> Heck yes. It, and the sequel Doomdarks Revenge, are among my best
> gaming experiences ever, but it really was very much "of its time". I
> tried playing Doomdarks Revenge on a Spectrum emulator, and I just
> couldn't do it, it was too dated.
> To me it's a bit like very early silent films - historically
> important, great for their day, but it's difficult to actually see
> their greatness as films in their own right any more.

I throw my vote in with Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge,
although the latter was much harder.
If we're going retro, then I also vote for:
Elite
Jet Set Willy
Atic Atac
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 11:04:11 AM

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SamuelF566@AOL.COM wrote:
> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get
me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.

Half-Life
Deus Ex
IGI (for the time being anyway)
Max Payne
Black & White (keep coming back to it, probably coz I keep losing :( 
Civ 2 (who needs a social life when you've got Civ installed?)
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 11:05:24 AM

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SpammersDie wrote:
> What, Half-Life 2, the great Second Coming of Jesus of Gaming,
doesn't
> appear on anyone's list?

Well, it's not really been around long enough to earn it's place as a
"keeper" in the sense the OP meant. He's talking about titles that have
stood the test of time.
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 11:11:02 AM

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Come on, this is a thread about old games.
This is a place to take pride in the older games that are just so good,
we can't be parted from them.
Just for once, can't you take pride in the games you have, instead of
attacking someone else?
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 2:26:17 PM

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 03:10:38 +0200, Mean_Chlorine
<mike_noren2002@NOSPAMyahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>8) Dungeon Master.
>Almost forgot this one. An Amiga game, haven't been able to play it
>for ages, and wouldn't do it if I could, but it was so great Way Back
>When that it's got a permanent spot in my collection.

Why wouldn't you play it now? In addition to the original PC
version, there is a remake with some enchancements added, coded as a
stand alone Java program so it can run on pretty much anything.

http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~alandale/dmjava/index.html

--
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability
of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 2:29:11 PM

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On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 22:05:31 -0500, John <murpes@yawhoo.com> wrote:

>Call of Duty - intense from start to finish, no matter how many times I
>play it.

The SAS missions were a bite of a bore though, having to go through
a bunch of it both coming and going was annoying.

The single worst moment in CoD was manning the AA gun and shooting
down wave after wave of enemy planes while under fire from wave after
wave of Germans up on the roof. It went from high quality FPS right
to cheesy 80s arcade game shooter.

--
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability
of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft
March 28, 2005 3:45:07 PM

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sayNO2steam [authentic] wrote:

>
> how old are you? for sure less than 15...
> your collection is absolutely ridiculous!
> the pc games you have in your collection is what we true pc games buy
> each week...

What games have *you* bought?

>
> i understand you are a newbie but don't make a fool of yourself when in
> this group cause we are veteran pc gamers and our standards are very high
>

Veteran meaning that the only games you have still play through DOS?
High standards set by and only endorsed by you?

The OP has a good collection of keepers

....and has contributed more to this NG with one post than you have this
year.

--
I mean, you've been around a bit, you know, like, you've, uh... You've
'done it'...
What do you mean?
Well, I mean like,... you've SLEPT, with a lady...
Yes...
What's it like?
March 28, 2005 4:02:00 PM

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SamuelF566@AOL.COM wrote:
> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.
>

TBH all my games are keepers. In between quality releases I'll sit and
wonder what to play and I'll scan the bookcase with the games and say
'aah, Wolfenstein - haven't played that for a while' and then re-install
it. Only game on the bookcase I haven't installed for a long time is
Vietcong. Never really enjoyed it. I wont get rid though. One day
I'll reinstall and probably enjoy it.

I was one of the ones that didn't find D3 too dark. Have you googled
for fixes? It's the kind of game where, once you've played through it,
you can keep dipping into it. Last night I played through the Hell
level again with a couple of friends - worth it just to see them go
'WOW!' :-)

--
I mean, you've been around a bit, you know, like, you've, uh... You've
'done it'...
What do you mean?
Well, I mean like,... you've SLEPT, with a lady...
Yes...
What's it like?
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 7:01:11 PM

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What, Half-Life 2, the great Second Coming of Jesus of Gaming, doesn't
appear on anyone's list?

Oh wait, that's the game that's only playable as long as Valve is around to
give you permission to play the game and/or the so-called offline mode
hasn't gotten around to its latest mysterious "This operation can't be
completed in offline mode" burp. And of course when you finally replace your
PC, you can't reinstall it at all without Valve being around to give you
permission.

Never mind...
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 7:15:56 PM

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Thusly Johnny Bravo <baawa_knight@yahoo.com> Spake Unto All:

>>8) Dungeon Master.
>>Almost forgot this one. An Amiga game, haven't been able to play it
>>for ages, and wouldn't do it if I could, but it was so great Way Back
>>When that it's got a permanent spot in my collection.
>
> Why wouldn't you play it now?

Too ugly. I'm a graphics ho, and Dungeon Master (like my once favorite
Lords of Midnight) just hurts my eyes.
The lack of an auto-map feature coupled with the fact that the maps I
once drew were lost in a move don't help either.
March 28, 2005 7:15:57 PM

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Mean_Chlorine wrote:
> Thusly Johnny Bravo <baawa_knight@yahoo.com> Spake Unto All:
>
>
>>>8) Dungeon Master.
>>>Almost forgot this one. An Amiga game, haven't been able to play it
>>>for ages, and wouldn't do it if I could, but it was so great Way Back
>>>When that it's got a permanent spot in my collection.
>>
>> Why wouldn't you play it now?
>
>
> Too ugly. I'm a graphics ho, and Dungeon Master (like my once favorite
> Lords of Midnight) just hurts my eyes.
> The lack of an auto-map feature coupled with the fact that the maps I
> once drew were lost in a move don't help either.
>

Lords of Midnight now that's a game I remember playing a lot on my
Speecy 48K. A classic game of its time.
March 28, 2005 7:21:33 PM

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Chadwick wrote:
> Mean_Chlorine wrote:
>
>>Thusly JAB <nothanks@nohope.net> Spake Unto All:
>>
>>
>>>Lords of Midnight now that's a game I remember playing a lot on my
>>>Speecy 48K. A classic game of its time.
>>
>>Heck yes. It, and the sequel Doomdarks Revenge, are among my best
>>gaming experiences ever, but it really was very much "of its time". I
>>tried playing Doomdarks Revenge on a Spectrum emulator, and I just
>>couldn't do it, it was too dated.
>>To me it's a bit like very early silent films - historically
>>important, great for their day, but it's difficult to actually see
>>their greatness as films in their own right any more.
>
>
> I throw my vote in with Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge,
> although the latter was much harder.
> If we're going retro, then I also vote for:
> Elite

Never actually played it.

> Jet Set Willy

Loved Manic Miner but this just seemed to be to complex for the sake of
it and also the die once and then die in a loop until you have no lives
left. Chuckie Egg was/is another favorite of mine.

> Atic Atac
>

That was ok but I prefered Head-Over-Heels. In general Ultimate produced
some of the best games of the era.

Others:

Quazatron
Chaos
The series of text based adventures that I can't remember the name of.
Fighter Pilot
The Sentinel
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 8:47:33 PM

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Thusly JAB <nothanks@nohope.net> Spake Unto All:

>Lords of Midnight now that's a game I remember playing a lot on my
>Speecy 48K. A classic game of its time.

Heck yes. It, and the sequel Doomdarks Revenge, are among my best
gaming experiences ever, but it really was very much "of its time". I
tried playing Doomdarks Revenge on a Spectrum emulator, and I just
couldn't do it, it was too dated.
To me it's a bit like very early silent films - historically
important, great for their day, but it's difficult to actually see
their greatness as films in their own right any more.
Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 9:36:07 PM

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SamuelF566@AOL.COM wrote:
> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.
>

Descent: Freespace - had just as much fun as I did playing X-Wing for
the first time.

Grim Fandango - the best adventure from LucasArts

The Secret of Monkey Island - the graphics are showing their age but the
humor is just as amusing

Fallout 1 & 2 - great characters, great combat, great setting -great
everything.

Heroes of Might & Magic III - still play it every week -nice, light
strategy game.

Half-Life - the amount of enjoyable levels and mods created by the
gaming community is staggering.

Doom 1 & 2 - still playing them after all these years.

Gothic 1 & 2 - it might be just the result of the recent drought in RPGs
but these are amazing contributions to the genre.

C&C: Red Alert 2 - good game to blow fifteen minutes on; nothing complex
in the least bit -just simply fun like Doom.

The Bard's Tale trilogy - currently have a party in the third Bard's
Tale braving the cosmos. I gave up attempting to map the last few
dungeons in the first Bard's Tale years ago but it was a nice enough
experience until the end.


I've lost my disks to Master of Magic or otherwise I'd include it as
well. There's several other games I've kept too but I haven't had the
time to replay other than the first time through: System Shock 2,
Dungeon Keeper 2, The Dig, Full Throttle, Dark Reign, Curse of Monkey
Island, LeChuck's Revenge, StarCraft, Indiana Jones & The Fate of
Atlantis, Planescape: Torment, Quake 1 & 2, No One Lives Forever 1 & 2,
and The Longest Journey. Everything else I've traded or given away as I
should be able to having paid for the license to these games.

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Anonymous
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March 28, 2005 11:59:38 PM

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<SamuelF566@AOL.COM> wrote in message
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> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.
>

In no particular order:

Diablo
Baldur's Gate series
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Civ II
Shadow of Yserbius (Multiplayer D&D type game played through the Sierra
Network, later ImagiNation Network - also a standalone version).
Wizardry - Proving Grounds
Zyll
Enchanter - would keep if I could find a downloadable copy...those 5.25
disks just don't do anything anymore
Combat Mission series
Close Combat III
Starcraft
Descent Freespace
X-Wing/Tie Fighter

and a few others that I just can't recall right now.
Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 2:47:57 AM

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On 27 Mar 2005 13:55:45 -0800, SamuelF566@AOL.COM wrote:

>Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
>sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
>to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
>be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
>Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
>Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
>of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
>complaint.

Easy enough to find the true keepers for me, I just look at the
games still on my HD after 2+ years that have been reinstalled on my
newest box.

In no particular order.
Harpoon 3
Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction
Civilization 3
Steel Panthers: World at War

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"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability
of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft
Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 6:42:07 AM

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sayNO2steam [authentic] wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Shawk wrote:
>
> have you already got painkiller black edition?
> what did you think about the packaging? and the game itself?
> mindblowing graphics like you never seen before right?
> a truly worthy pc game to the last penny
>
> ps: please don't tell us about your own daughters and wife also play
it
> cause we already have bad news enough to make us very depressed and
sad

What about you? Did you go out and get it, like you told us all to?

More to the point, what old games do you keep and replay time and time
again? Everyone else has talked about their favourite old games. What
are yours?
Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 7:43:40 AM

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SamuelF566@AOL.COM once tried to test me with:

> Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers get me
> to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will never
> be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle Wolfenstien,
> Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest loser
> of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> complaint.

Well honestly ALL of my games are "Keepers", meaning, I do not ever sell
games. That's why I have well over 2000 games in my library, and counting.

But as for games I personally think are superb and always keep coming back
to, that would be:

Empire Deluxe for Windows
Warlords II Deluxe
Master of Orion II
Hereos of Might & Magic III
Quake (the GL version)
Might & Magic 4/5 (World of Xeen)
Total Annihilation (+ expansions)
Starcraft (+ broodwar)
Planescape: Torment
Fallout 1 & 2
Half-Life

Notice that none of these games are very new. I don't put new games on the
list because they're still too new to know if I'll never be uninstalling
them or not, I'm still playing them for the first time. For example, your
list contains a bunch of newer titles, which I'd never put on my list,
simply because they are too new to know if they stand the test of time or
not.

Also I will occasionally install older games and replay them, even if they
aren't a game I would leave installed all the time.

--

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Once a Gamer, Always a Gamer.
Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 2:16:28 PM

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Shawk wrote:

have you already got painkiller black edition?
what did you think about the packaging? and the game itself?
mindblowing graphics like you never seen before right?
a truly worthy pc game to the last penny

ps: please don't tell us about your own daughters and wife also play it
cause we already have bad news enough to make us very depressed and sad

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Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 2:42:37 PM

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On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:16:28 +0100, "sayNO2steam [authentic]"
<sayNO2steam@yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Shawk wrote:
>
>have you already got painkiller black edition?
>what did you think about the packaging? and the game itself?

It's telling that he asked about the box before he asked about the
game.

--
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of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft
Anonymous
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March 29, 2005 11:25:29 PM

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On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 12:06:23 -0500, Xocyll <Xocyll@kingston.net>
wrote:

>But everything he said is true - once you add in the missing "once you
>wait a year or more for it to end up in the bargain bin" part, after
>which you can indeed buy a "new" copy of the game for $20 or less.
>
>I'm guessing console games in his area never hit the bargain bin so he
>can't possibly afford them.

Not to mention that if you have enough money for all the PC games
you're going to buy and a little left over you spend on consoles
you're a traitor to pc gaming, even if you spend 1000 times more a
year on pc games than he does.

--
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability
of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft
Anonymous
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March 31, 2005 3:10:17 PM

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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 21:31:25 GMT, OldDog <OldDog@city.pound.com>
wrote:

>Have you tried Steel Panthers Modern Combat game? It's also free.
>I like the B52s and UAVs in this version.
>
>http://linetap.com/www/drg/SPCamo.htm
>"...WinSPMBT is scheduled to release in the Spring 2005 and WinSPWW2
>will be released later in 2005."

I'm still fond of TacOps when I want some modern mayhem. Nothing
like seeing two entire Soviet Motorized Rifle Regiments blown into
wreckage for messing with the best.

Thanks for the link though, I'll toss it into my inbox for when I
hit a slow gaming period. :) 

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Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
April 1, 2005 8:47:35 AM

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"Johnny Bravo" <baawa_knight@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uhmn415qmr543hisejgspvfjse053ukdv8@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 21:31:25 GMT, OldDog <OldDog@city.pound.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Have you tried Steel Panthers Modern Combat game? It's also free.
> >I like the B52s and UAVs in this version.
> >
> >http://linetap.com/www/drg/SPCamo.htm
> >"...WinSPMBT is scheduled to release in the Spring 2005 and WinSPWW2
> >will be released later in 2005."
>
> I'm still fond of TacOps when I want some modern mayhem. Nothing
> like seeing two entire Soviet Motorized Rifle Regiments blown into
> wreckage for messing with the best.
>
> Thanks for the link though, I'll toss it into my inbox for when I
> hit a slow gaming period. :) 
>

I tried TacOps a few years back. For some reason I sat it to the side and
forgot about it. Whoops.

As to SP Modern Combat, it's basically SP set from 1950-2010. I like to
send my M1s and Bradley's into the battle once my Blackhawks and Apaches
have spied the enemy.

Oh, and I might drop some MRLS rounds on the infantry to soften them up a
little. ;-)
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
April 1, 2005 12:54:26 PM

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Knight37 wrote:
> SamuelF566@AOL.COM once tried to test me with:
>
> > Before I Drop $50.00 on a new game I Make sure to check at least 3
> > sites for reviews. The ones that get 5 Stars from most reviewers
get me
> > to buy their game. The others I Rent or wait and buy used.
> > Currently My gaming library has a handful of keepers that will
never
> > be sold. They include the following games: BF1942, Star Wars
> > Battlefront, Gran Turismo 4, Max Payne, Return to castle
Wolfenstien,
> > Call of Duty, Men Of valor and Halo.
> > These Games are Winners for their own Reasons and the biggest
loser
> > of this year for me was ... Doom 3. Just too damn dark is my only
> > complaint.
>
> Well honestly ALL of my games are "Keepers", meaning, I do not ever
sell
> games. That's why I have well over 2000 games in my library, and
counting.
>
> But as for games I personally think are superb and always keep coming
back
> to, that would be:
>
> Empire Deluxe for Windows
> Warlords II Deluxe
> Master of Orion II
> Hereos of Might & Magic III
> Quake (the GL version)
> Might & Magic 4/5 (World of Xeen)
> Total Annihilation (+ expansions)
> Starcraft (+ broodwar)
> Planescape: Torment
> Fallout 1 & 2
> Half-Life
>
> Notice that none of these games are very new. I don't put new games
on the
> list because they're still too new to know if I'll never be
uninstalling
> them or not, I'm still playing them for the first time. For example,
your
> list contains a bunch of newer titles, which I'd never put on my
list,
> simply because they are too new to know if they stand the test of
time or
> not.
>
> Also I will occasionally install older games and replay them, even if
they
> aren't a game I would leave installed all the time.
>
> --
>
> Knight37 - http://knightgames.blogspot.com
>
> Once a Gamer, Always a Gamer.

That's dedication! I never owned 2000 games Ever But was around in
the very begining in 1977 with pong! Purchased the first gaming
system...
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
April 1, 2005 1:02:56 PM

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SamuelF...@AOL.COM wrote:
> That's dedication! I never owned 2000 games Ever But was around in
> the very begining in 1977 with pong! Purchased the first gaming
> system...

Dedication maybe... but he hasn't been outside his own house for 6
years now. If Darwin was right, he'll adapt and grow a USB plug on the
end of his knob. ;) 
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2005 3:21:14 AM

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"Chadwick" <chadwick110@hotmail.com> once tried to test me with:

> Dedication maybe... but he hasn't been outside his own house for 6
> years now. If Darwin was right, he'll adapt and grow a USB plug on the
> end of his knob. ;) 

LOL. Actually I'm happily married. I do other things besides computer
games. Sometimes. :) 

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Once a Gamer, Always a Gamer.
!