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 Post subject: PC gaming...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:23 pm 
Hi PC Gamers...

I'm new to PC gaming.... Not a serious "gamer" though..... :(
But i would like to do few now as a easier "Time pass" between my hectic work...... :(

I do have a Dell Laptop with 250GB HDD....

Any suggestions on the joysticks and games that i can buy or download....??????? :?
I'd appreciate if you can share what you are using for the games..... :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:48 pm 
I use my keyboard, my mouse and sometimes a joystick (Look's like the ones for xbox) i bought when i was obsessed with Fifa :P

And for games i could recommend you..
- C&Q Generals
- Counter-Strike
- Grand Theft Auto
- Call Of Duty 4
- Hitman Blood Money
- Battlefield 2

That's pretty much it :)

0eyvind


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:11 pm 
Thanks Oeyvind....

Can you let me know where i can dload or buy them...????

Will they work on Vista OS?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:30 pm 
I'm not big on games myself but a few I enjoyed playing. No First Person Shooter or racing games but things at a more gentle pace.

There are of course oodles of on-line games. Bloxorz for instance.

Small version and Large version. I finished all levels. Some are pretty tricky.

I also enjoyed the graphics adventures in the Broken Sword series. Four so far.

Ben
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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:15 pm 
Hi swame_sp,

In terms of peripherals I use a keyboard (Saitek gaming one, but that really doesn't matter greatly) and a Razer Lachesis gaming mouse. If you're going to upgrade something, I'd recommend the mouse first - most important thing for gaming (outside the computer that is).

Games - yh all of the above really. Oh and if you want a blast from the past, try Quake 3. It's old and much less popular than it was when it came out but in my opinion it's one of the best FPS games ever made. It will soon be available for free via a browser launch from ID software I believe. Just type Quake Live in google.

Good luck,

Mark


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:25 pm 
swame_sp wrote:
Thanks Oeyvind....

Can you let me know where i can dload or buy them...????

Will they work on Vista OS?


You cna buy them at every game shop probably. Any plave where they sell games. And some of the games (At least Call of Duty and Counter-Strike) can be purchased and downloaded using Steam (Search steam on google). Actually they also have a cool fun game called TrackMania, racing game (Which is free :D).

And Vista. TrackMania does, Grand Theft Auto does, Counter-Strike does, Call of Duty does (Though some problems may occour). These are just the games that i've tried on Vista. The others will probably also work on Vista ;)

0eyvind


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:54 pm 
Thanks everybody on the replies.....

I will check about the games you all have listed by googling and will revert here with my opinions.....
i will look at the games and decide whether i need any other external devices or not.....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:52 am 
Get a good mouse, they are invaluable if you games or just use a lot of the computer really. I use a Razer Copperhead and it's great but there are newer and better models from Razer and other brands like Microsoft and Logitech nowadays.

Try the Need for Speed series, completely unrealistic but really fun. NFS Most Wanted is a future classic!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:44 am 
Call me "childish" but i enjoyed the game Spore, even tho i m 21 :P

great game but just didnt have time for it!

COD4 is a good one


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:52 am 
I enjoy first person shooters and the likes although I'll try most games that have been given good reviews, so here's my list of reccomended games;

* = games that can be had for cheap as are getting on a bit

*Far Cry
*F.E.A.R
Counter Strike Source
Bioshock
*Grand Theft Auto
Crysis (although probably wont play very well on your pc)
*Worms world party

As far as free on line games go, at www.miniclip.com there are free little games i.e tetris type games and so on if you just want to pass some time.


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:10 am 
alex168 wrote:
Call me "childish" but i enjoyed the game Spore, even tho i m 21 :P

great game but just didnt have time for it!

COD4 is a good one


SPORE is a great game! I seem to be stuck on the tribal stage though. :?

Nice to see you back on the forum Alex.


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:44 am 
grahamnp wrote:

SPORE is a great game! I seem to be stuck on the tribal stage though. :?

Nice to see you back on the forum Alex.


I actually beat the game, i went very aggressive and just slaughtered everybody around me haha


Nice to be back!


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:02 am 
Hi guys,

on the topic of First-Person_shooters, this military-themed infantry-focused shooter Combat Arms is 100% free.

A 450Mb download - you can find it here: http://combatarms.nexon.net/

It's online-only - essentially the spiritual successor to Counterstrike.

Works great on most PCs as it has very low requirements. Tens of thousands of players - great mindless fun.

Cheers :-)


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:23 am 
Downloading now, looks great :D thanks LahLah


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:10 pm 
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
* = games that can be had for cheap as are getting on a bit

*Far Cry.

I'm sure I remember reading that Far Cry can be downloaded from Ubisoft as freeware now... with advertising in the menus and load screens.


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