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Re: PC Love?

Post by William S » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:21 pm

che_don_john wrote:
William S wrote:Also, there's been quite a few new point & click games released over the last few years. The genre is still alive and well!
Having been away from PC gaming for so long I hadn't noticed. What are the best ones of the last couple of years?
Really don't know what to recommend yet since I've just gotten back into gaming, and I've been concentrating on playing the classics I never played back then.
But I did a search on Steam a while ago and I was really surprised at how many new point & click titles have been made in the last few years.
Quite a few them have the good old cartoon style graphics as well! :D
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVOvl4stIgA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li-jEv-6 ... re=related
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Re: PC Love?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:58 pm

Another one thats missed this thread!

I've had PC's since my first 486, upgrading almost every time new hardware came out. This has slowed down now as the modern PC is truly a console beating beast.
My 360 sits under the TV - and makes a great media box to stream via the PC. Can't remember the last time i actually played a game on it.
Some of you may have seen my PC at previous retro events - its a HUGE water cooled monster and is happy with whatever I throw at it - although it mostly seems to be running Total Annihilation in massive battles with my sons (and now my mates with Gameranger)......

Steam and GOG are fantastic resources for classic games and indie games. Also worth popping over to retro remakes for LOADS of fantastic freebies.



I love the PC

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Re: PC Love?

Post by Havantgottaclue » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:28 pm

Have you got The Witcher 2 yet, MPM? It looks decent enough on my PC (it can only handle medium settings) but on your machine it would look amazing. I've only just started to get into it really, but this evening I was doing the Endrega quest in Chapter 1 where you have to lure the queen out by opening the cocoons and slashing up the insidey-bits. Then it's brown trousers time as the queen sneaks up on you and nips your bum ...! It was genuinely exciting stuff, and the queen endrega character model and animation is awesome.
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Re: PC Love?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:50 pm

Not got that yet - although it has been on my 'must get' list since it was first announced!

Will get it at some point though!
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Re: PC Love?

Post by snowkatt » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:05 pm

markopoloman wrote:Not got that yet - although it has been on my 'must get' list since it was first announced!

Will get it at some point though!
cdprojekt decided to remove the witcher 2's drm in a patch http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... merate.ars
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Re: PC Love?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:02 pm

snowkatt wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Not got that yet - although it has been on my 'must get' list since it was first announced!

Will get it at some point though!
cdprojekt decided to remove the witcher 2's drm in a patch http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... merate.ars

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Re: PC Love?

Post by Sureshot » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:38 am

Time to post my token PC-thread link:

http://pcgamingfan.com/

Anyone who ever mentions the old favourite 'PC gaming is dead', just reel off that address and walk away.

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Re: PC Love?

Post by Katzkatz » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:45 am

Have you guys seen my thread about 'IBM's 100 th birthday'?

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... 27#p662127

It does seem relevant as we are discussing the PC here.

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Re: PC Love?

Post by markopoloman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:49 am

Sureshot wrote:Time to post my token PC-thread link:

http://pcgamingfan.com/

Anyone who ever mentions the old favourite 'PC gaming is dead', just reel off that address and walk away.

How can I have missed that site!!!! Thanks for the pointer Sureshot :D
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Re: PC Love?

Post by MarkTheMorose » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:02 am

My gaming started with the Atari VCS, moving to the VIC-20, then the C64.

I became a staunch Amigan: an Amiga 1000 in November '86, going through to a second-hand A500 in about 88/89, and then an A4000/030. Many games on the Amiga were also coded for the PC, but the Amiga always seemed to have an edge, despite the cost differential between the systems. Graphically and sonically, the Amiga seemed streets ahead.

A friend of a friend got a PC (486) around '94, and then I saw Doom. Hmm, this coupled with the start of Commodore's demise made me consider the PC as a viable game system; I already knew it had better DTP and other applications than the Amiga would ever get, so I umm-ed and ahh-ed a bit. Then at a computer fair one Sunday, I saw Little Big Adventure running on a PC, and knew I had to have it! I bought some PC mag coverdisks (which you could do then) with the odd full-price program on, plus games demos, and set about looking for a decent PC.

In mid-'95 I ended up with a machine from Evesham Micros (ex-Amiga and ST suppliers themselves), consisting of a Pentium 75, 8MB RAM, a quad-speed CDROM, a Soundblaster 16 sound card (ISA, of course), DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11.

Then came a flurry of games: Doom, Doom 2, Rise of The Triad, LBA, Dark Forces, Bioforge, Alone in the Dark, Ecstatica, etc.

Since those early, heady days, my gaming has rather tailed off as free time has tailed off. The PC is still my prime game system (my most recent console is the GC), but I tend to play very little currently, and even then it's Sudoku and AisleRiot (solitaire) on Linux Mint, and through Virtual Box, Age of Empires on a virtual Windows 2000 PC.

I've reassessed some of those early PC games that I'd previously discounted because they were 'also on the Amiga'; while the Amiga version of game 'x' might have sounded better, say, it was more difficult to play because you couldn't install it to hard drive, and came on 3 floppies.

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Re: PC Love?

Post by theantmeister » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:03 am

Picked up a copy of the first Geoff Crammond Grand Prix game (for 99p off eBay, score!). The manual that comes with it is incredible. It goes into detail about the tracks and the teams and goes in depth explaining how to take different types of corners.

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Re: PC Love?

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:29 pm

theantmeister wrote:Picked up a copy of the first Geoff Crammond Grand Prix game (for 99p off eBay, score!). The manual that comes with it is incredible. It goes into detail about the tracks and the teams and goes in depth explaining how to take different types of corners.

Ah Microprose manuals. You might want to check out GP2 , as I seem to remember that had one too?

Not much chance of that these days with crappy DVD cases
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Re: PC Love?

Post by MattyC64c » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:47 pm

I've been playing around with Dos-box for the past month and I really like it. I remember reading about it years ago, but I got the impression (wrongly) that it was complicated, well it's really easy. I've played a few classics with it already.

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Re: PC Love?

Post by Hiro » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:31 pm

Well, I bought my first PC in 1995 when my Amiga alone just wasn't enough anymore. The first game I bought was The Need for Speed and I think I almost wore the cd out. Fantastic game.

And I must say it was a pleasure to be able to play Championship Manager with all the delays and the floppy reads/writes of the Amiga version... 8)
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Re: PC Love?

Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:45 pm

Just in case anybody has missed it GOG.Com is offering up a different game each day with 60% off for 24 hours, only brought Sanitarium and Unreal so far, but they are slowly winning me back after that awful publicity stunt!

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