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    Video games have a decent entertainment value.

    They can be fascinating and full of suspense and action.
    They can take you to other worlds, filled with different creatures, where you can often go on an adventure.
    Some video games have storylines which are (in my opinion) better than some movies and books.

    All of these characteristics are due to the hard work of developers and computer programmers and as such,
    video games should be seen as an artistic human endeavour.

    So, my question is simple: What is your favorite video game?

    My favorite game is Burnout Revenge (2005) for the Playstation 2.


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    For PC:

    1) Master of Orion II
    2) Ultima VII Black Gate/Serpent Isle
    3) XCOM Apocalypse (unpopular choice, I know)
    4) Mechwarrior II (Earthsiege really wanted this spot)
    5) Civilization IV

    Honorable Mention goes to Cyberstorm.

    The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Grand Theft Auto series.

    The Nostalgia Prize goes to Ultrabots for being the first game I ever played on my own PC.

    The Don't-Tell-Mom-I-Played-This-Game Prize goes to Carmageddon II.

    The Ultimate Time-Waster Prize goes to SimCity 2000.

    The Innovation Award goes to Black and White.

    The Weird Game Award goes to Quarantine.

    I've played so many games over my life that it's hard to pick just a few favorites.


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    To name but a few, starting from the 1980’s and up...

    Early 80’s – Atari 2600 Console – Space Invaders, Pack Man and Combat.
    Mid 80’s - *BBC Micro B – Twin Kingdom Valley [Fantasy Text adventure game]

    Early 90’s - Atari ST – Captive, Speedball 2 [Great 2 player game at the time).
    Late 90’s - PlayStation 1 – Resident Evil 2 [First experience of a horror game)

    Early 00’s - old PC – Baldur's Gate II, Total War: Medieval II

    The present – new PC – Mass Effect 1-3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 1, Hearts of Iron III (World War II Strategy simulator)



    *Sadly, in my youth, I was deprived of a Spectrum, Amstrad 464 or Commodore 64...
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    I haven't actually played any video games in years. My favorites would be...Rayman (ps1)Star wars battlefront (ps2)Sim city 2000 (pc) Jurassic park operation genesis (pc)That'd be about it really, never got into games much.
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    Currently, it is Battlefield 4 for the PS3. Previously it has been any of the games in the Uncharted series for the PS3 as well as The Last of Us.
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    Gosh, where to start?

    In alphabetical order, I have to say some of my all-time favourite games are:

    Dungeon Master (Atari ST)
    Final Fantasy VII (Playstation 1)
    Final Fantasy X-2 (Playstation 2)
    Portal 1&2 (PC/Playstation 3)
    Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)
    The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
    Wizball (Atari ST)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat5592 View Post
    Currently, it is Battlefield 4 for the PS3. Previously it has been any of the games in the Uncharted series for the PS3 as well as The Last of Us.

    I have heard about The Last of Us. I followed it on PewDiePie's channel and I liked the storyline!
    But it does not seem to be action-driven game.

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    Gosh, where to start?

    In alphabetical order, I have to say some of my all-time favourite games are:

    Dungeon Master (Atari ST)
    Final Fantasy VII (Playstation 1)
    Final Fantasy X-2 (Playstation 2)
    Portal 1&2 (PC/Playstation 3)
    Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)
    The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
    Wizball (Atari ST)

    You seem to have more consoles than I have games.
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    Oh those are from consoles either me or my brother have had stretching back for the last 20 years or so... I no longer have an Atari ST or a Super Nintendo unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    Oh those are from consoles either me or my brother have had stretching back for the last 20 years or so... I no longer have an Atari ST or a Super Nintendo unfortunately.

    I am sorry for your loss.

    For anyone interested:
    Go to Google Images and search for "Atari Breakout".
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    My Atari ST(fm) was my pride and joy back in the day. I was however, envious of the Amiga 500 (which I never owned). Games always looked better on the Amiga, and seemed to have more games in its heyday before both machines became obsolete by the first generation console war that was Nintendo and Saga MegaDrive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    My Atari ST(fm) was my pride and joy back in the day
    That was my first serious computer too
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    My Atari ST(fm) was my pride and joy back in the day. I was however, envious of the Amiga 500 (which I never owned). Games always looked better on the Amiga, and seemed to have more games in its heyday before both machines became obsolete by the first generation console war that was Nintendo and Saga MegaDrive!

    Is there any reason that Atari lost its position in the gaming industry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    My Atari ST(fm) was my pride and joy back in the day. I was however, envious of the Amiga 500 (which I never owned). Games always looked better on the Amiga, and seemed to have more games in its heyday before both machines became obsolete by the first generation console war that was Nintendo and Saga MegaDrive!

    Is there any reason that Atari lost its position in the gaming industry?
    Incompetent management.
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    Warlock of Firetop Mountain - Spectrum
    Halls of the Things - Spectrum

    R-type - NES
    Sonic the Hedgehog - Megadrive
    Street fighter 2 - Super Nintendo
    Tekken & Tekken 2 - Sony Playstation

    Championship Manager 02/03 - Xbox

    Command and Conquer Generals & Zero Hour - PC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    Is there any reason that Atari lost its position in the gaming industry?
    Complete failure to properly market their products, and, as Flick rightly noted, incompetent senior management. It is actually a shame, because those machines had some real potential; I taught myself how to program on an Atari MegaST 1, in a number of different languages, and became quite proficient in all things related to its hardware and operating system. I can tell you for a fact that it had some real potential, if only someone had the guts and knowledge to go and properly develop that potential, and then market it in the right way.

    Unfortunately, the opposite happened. Makes me sad and nostalgic, because I really enjoyed these machines, for all the faults they had. There was a small, but very dedicated community of "nerds" around the Ataris, and I felt really at home in that community...childhood memories
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    As for the games - Lemmings.
    Definitely Lemmings.

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    Civilization is the only way to go. Every version is as entertaining as the one before and never gets old. If I had to spend the rest of my life playing one game, it would be Civ. But the new versions need to keep coming.
    If you call it Civ too, you probably noticed it sounds like sieve, and does just that with your time.

    Sim City was my favorite at one time.

    I have a special love for Populous on Super NES.

    For action I like Dr. Mario on NES or Super Mario Cart on Super NES.

    Oh, the NES game I most recently fell in love with was Bandit Kings of Ancient China. Some strange force caused me to learn it without instructions, which is crazy.
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    I love that game! Lemmings. Good call. Been years though.
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    I think Atari failed partially because they didn’t have that must-have flagship game to promote the capabilities of their handheld Lynx console in 1989, or their 64 bit console, Jaguar in 93.

    Nintendo had Super Mario and Tetris (on the Gameboy)
    Saga had Sonic the Hedgehog
    PlayStation had Resident Evil and Final Fantasy
    Xbox had Halo.

    What did Jaguar ever have? It’s the game that sells the console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    What did Jaguar ever have?
    Very little. The issue was that there was a critical flaw in the memory management module of the CPU ( there was even a name for that specific flaw, but I forgot ), meaning that developers had to basically write their own memory management code to the extent that the only viable option was a "reinvent the wheel" approach in assembler language. Ever tried to write anything meaningful in assembler, let alone a video game ? No third party developers were willing to invest the time and resources for this, so no wonder the platform never took off.

    P.S. The Jaguar was based on a Motorola 68000 CPU, so wasn't really 64-bit at all...
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    Don't really play video games anymore, but these are the ones I have fond memories of:

    Fallout/Fallout 2

    MM VII

    TMNT 2: The Arcade Game

    Worms Armageddon

    Kings Quest V

    Thief/Thief 2
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    Armored Core (All)
    Air Combat/Ace Combat (All but the latest)
    BloodRayne
    American McGee's Alice
    Neverwinter Nights
    Portal 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Ecco The Dolphin
    Kid Chameleon
    X-men (Genesis)
    Darkstalkers 3
    Perfect Dark
    Halo
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Demon's Souls
    Dark Souls
    Tetris
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Nights: Into Dreams (Sega Saturn)
    Plants vs. Zombies
    Limbo
    Midnight Club 2
    Burnout Paradise
    PlanetSide 2
    Dungeons and Dragons Online (Before the radical changes)
    Diablo
    Path of Exile
    Assassin's Creed (1 & 2)
    Final Fantasy VII
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo The New Challengers (Sega)
    Capcom vs SNK
    Soul Calibur (All)
    Mace: the Dark Age
    Flow
    Flower
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    Shadow of the Colossus
    +Zelda, Ocarina of Time
    +Zelda
    +Zelda, A Link to the Past
    +Wipeout
    +Wipeout XL
    +Wipeout HD

    Oh oh! And...
    Jurassic Park (genesis)
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PS1)

    This list probably goes on for a very, very long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
    This list probably goes on for a very, very long time...

    No GTA or Mario games on the list?
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    I thought about GTA and Mario, but I can't say that I really liked any of them enough to compete with the games I have listed so far. I played them, but ::shrug::
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    Just out of curiosity, I grew up on (and still have) a Turbo Grafix 16. Anyone else ever play that system? It got overshadowed by the NES, but I picked it over the Nintendo everyone else wanted (no regrets).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Just out of curiosity, I grew up on (and still have) a Turbo Grafix 16. Anyone else ever play that system? It got overshadowed by the NES, but I picked it over the Nintendo everyone else wanted (no regrets).

    Unfortunately, I have not.

    After all, I grew in the hype of Game Boy Color/Advance and the GameCube;
    in other words, when it was acceptable to talk about catching Pokémon and humming the theme song whilst playing the early editions of Mario Kart.
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