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So somehow I missed this thread when I first joined, oops...

Lets see, I've been playing games since the mid 70s, my first console (which I still have) is an Atari C-380. My parents had gotten one when I was a very small child, a doctor had told them that it might help with my "reversal problem" (known commonly now as "dyslexia"), I have no idea if it helped or not, but the love of gaming sure took hold :) Although my family didnt really have much money, my uncle worked for a decent sized tech company, and he was always getting computers to play around on, and when he got a new one, we inherited his old one. So, by sheer luck over the years I was able to experience the Odyssey 2, the TI 99-4A, the Vic 20, the Commdore 64 and 128. I actually didnt latch on to game consoles until I was in college, I've racked up a decent sized collection on various consoles since (also contemplated selling said collection to pay for my wedding, but thats another story).

I was lucky to have access to any sort of computer at all back then, but I know I did still miss out on some good games, simply through lack of knowing anything about them. My uncle was more concerned with programming and productivity than with games, so we didnt inherit many from him, and any sort of computing/gaming magazines of the day probably never made it to the town I grew up in; not that we would have known to look for them if they did. Its always fun to browse the games here, or read up on the magazine "retro gamer", sometimes I see screenshots and and remember a game long forgotten, or see a game and think "damn I missed a good one! I wonder if I can find it somehow now..."

I remember being so amazed by text games on the Vic20: Treasure Island, The Count, seems like there were a couple more that I dont remember now. Then on the Commodore: the Zork games, Plantetfall, Suspended, The Hobbit, Hitchikers Guide...so I suppose its no surprise when I hit college and discovered TelNet and MUDs I felt right at home :) And little did I know that would eventually lead me to World of Warcraft, the biggest time sink in the universe I think...

I will play anything at least once (except possibly sports titles, no love for the zillionth version of Madden, sorry. You would have to make it M rated just to even get my attention there.). My favorite genres tend toward adventure, RPG, action; I did love Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad and BLOOD back in the day, but theres not many current FPS that I really like nowdays.

Jeez, sorry, wasn't planning on writing a novel...I may have overdone the coffee a wee bit this morning...

Anyway, nice to meet you all! :)
Hi Folks!

I am now 23 and have been playing videogames somewhere around fifteen years now. I am a real roleplaying freak and played loads of all sorts of RPGs. In the last years I tend to play more and more MMORPGs (Free to Play or Subscription, what ever I liked). I liked MMORPGs because it is easy to jump in and out of them without missing anything of a story or forgetting parts of it, and start wondering what you where supposed to do. I also really liked Dark Souls, but not, like most, for the difficulty, but for the atmosphere and the fighting mechanics. I would kill for an easy switch on that game! Just for giving me the possability to see all of the game.
This year I finished my apprenticeship at a huge corp. Because I didn't like my job, which I learned as an apprentice at the end, I started to write professional articles as a game critic. I am still a game critic right now, but it turns out a dream job, can too become a nightmare. It's not that my colleagues are cruel or anything it's my feeling for the game industry in general has changed. I started to become weary of these highly polished tripple A games without any soul or love in them three or four years ago. At first I started playing loads indie games, but my job as a game critic really made this feeling even more intensive. I really started missing games from the old days, when I was a young boy. So I went to a local shop bought the awesome dungeons and dragons anthology, because I've never really played Baldurs Gate or the other games in it. Once bought I remembered a colleague telling me about gog.com, I started google-fu, saw Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and was in for some old school love. My taste is changing in the moment, letting in more strategy games next to RPGs and I really start to like strategy games a lot.

So "Hi" to all of you :)

(P.S. Awesome community so far)
Post edited May 17, 2013 by thylior
welcome to all our newbies, hope you enjoy the site
Hello all,

I am 20 years old and have been into gaming since I was introduced to Age of Empires 1 when I was about 7. I've only recently found GOG and, sadly, have been missing out on all of these great games for years. I'm generally interested in FPS and RPGs but also really like stealth games (I recently picked up Thief 2 on Steam and am loving it).
I have been using Steam for a very long time and have been oblivious to other such sites. Because of this I have been playing newer games like Borderlands 2 (Xbox) and TF2 along with Skyrim and Torchlight 2.
The first "old" game I got, the one that really got me interested in older games, was the Max Payne bundle which contained both 1 and 2, and cost me about 5 bucks. These games made me realize that graphics did not make the game (ok the graphics in Max Payne weren't that bad compared to Gothic or Thief 2) but the gameplay did. I am currently interested in getting Baldur's Gate 2 (I read somewhere that it was better than the first) and Planescape: Torment, both of which I've read great reviews for. Anyways, I'm rambling, so, in short, hello everybody and I hope to be around for a while.
Post edited May 28, 2013 by MeImNot
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MeImNot: Hello all,

I am 20 years old and have been into gaming since I was introduced to Age of Empires 1 when I was about 7. I've only recently found GOG and, sadly, have been missing out on all of these great games for years. I'm generally interested in FPS and RPGs but also really like stealth games (I recently picked up Thief 2 on Steam and am loving it).
I have been using Steam for a very long time and have been oblivious to other such sites. Because of this I have been playing newer games like Borderlands 2 (Xbox) and TF2 along with Skyrim and Torchlight 2.
The first "old" game I got, the one that really got me interested in older games, was the Max Payne bundle which contained both 1 and 2, and cost me about 5 bucks. These games made me realize that graphics did not make the game (ok the graphics in Max Payne weren't that bad compared to Gothic or Thief 2) but the gameplay did. I am currently interested in getting Baldur's Gate 2 (I read somewhere that it was better than the first) and Planescape: Torment, both of which I've read great reviews for. Anyways, I'm rambling, so, in short, hello everybody and I hope to be around for a while.
Welcome! I'll not comment line-for-line how old everything you said made me feel =P. In regards to Baldur's Gate, do not just start on the second without playing the first. BG2 is only a better game when played after BG1. But you will use the same characters throughout both games. BG2 picks up right where BG left off. Now, here's the fun with this series though. You can have all of the benefits of the improved Infinity Engine used in BG2 for all of the BG1 gameplay if you own both games! =D

http://www.gog.com/forum/baldurs_gate_series/newbie_guide_modding_bg1_if_you_buy_bg1_bg2_from_gog/page1

If you need any help getting BG1 set up in BG2 and you can't find the info in that thread, this community will be happy to get you going so your Baldur's Gate experience is the best one possible!
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MeImNot: snip
Welcome ! I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay here (GOG is a virtual canada of some sorts)
As Vulchor said, don't miss an oportunity to check the sub forums, they're full of community's wisdom and all about getting the best experience of our dear oldies.
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MeImNot: Hello all,

I am 20 years old and have been into gaming since I was introduced to Age of Empires 1 when I was about 7. I've only recently found GOG and, sadly, have been missing out on all of these great games for years. I'm generally interested in FPS and RPGs but also really like stealth games (I recently picked up Thief 2 on Steam and am loving it).
I have been using Steam for a very long time and have been oblivious to other such sites. Because of this I have been playing newer games like Borderlands 2 (Xbox) and TF2 along with Skyrim and Torchlight 2.
The first "old" game I got, the one that really got me interested in older games, was the Max Payne bundle which contained both 1 and 2, and cost me about 5 bucks. These games made me realize that graphics did not make the game (ok the graphics in Max Payne weren't that bad compared to Gothic or Thief 2) but the gameplay did. I am currently interested in getting Baldur's Gate 2 (I read somewhere that it was better than the first) and Planescape: Torment, both of which I've read great reviews for. Anyways, I'm rambling, so, in short, hello everybody and I hope to be around for a while.
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vulchor: Welcome! I'll not comment line-for-line how old everything you said made me feel =P. In regards to Baldur's Gate, do not just start on the second without playing the first. BG2 is only a better game when played after BG1. But you will use the same characters throughout both games. BG2 picks up right where BG left off. Now, here's the fun with this series though. You can have all of the benefits of the improved Infinity Engine used in BG2 for all of the BG1 gameplay if you own both games! =D

http://www.gog.com/forum/baldurs_gate_series/newbie_guide_modding_bg1_if_you_buy_bg1_bg2_from_gog/page1

If you need any help getting BG1 set up in BG2 and you can't find the info in that thread, this community will be happy to get you going so your Baldur's Gate experience is the best one possible!
Sorry I made you feel old, I guess my definition of old games goes back to about 1995. I'll be sure to try out the first Baldur's gate aswell. Thanks for the kind greeting and I hope to see you around the forums.
Post edited May 29, 2013 by MeImNot
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MeImNot: Sorry I made you feel old, I guess my definition of old games goes back to about 1995. I'll be sure to try out the first Baldur's gate aswell. Thanks for the kind greeting and I hope to see you around the forums.
Haha, no problem, I'll have to face the truth someday. It's good to see younger folks appreciating the golden age of gaming that I got to grow up with.
Hey! New here, well to the forums at least. I'm trying to post something on The Witcher board but it's not letting me start a new topic. Do I have to do something first before I can post?
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RantBusterCasey: Hey! New here, well to the forums at least. I'm trying to post something on The Witcher board but it's not letting me start a new topic. Do I have to do something first before I can post?
As in posting a website?

If so than you have to increase your Rep points, see that number 1 on you name, I don't remember the exact number but its not that much, to increas your rep you have at least post one time and you get 1 point each day, to get even more you either host a giveaway or say something really good that people highly rates your post.

The reason GOG does this is to prevent spammers on the forums and rightly so, because a while ago there was an outbreak of chinese spammers on the forums, so they did this to prevent future outbreaks.

Anyway welcome to GOG :)
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RantBusterCasey: Hey! New here, well to the forums at least. I'm trying to post something on The Witcher board but it's not letting me start a new topic. Do I have to do something first before I can post?
Welcome to the forums. You can't post links before you have 7 rep. You should be able to start a new topic if it doesn't have any links or pictures.
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Post edited June 15, 2013 by Adzeth
That's unfortunate, thanks a bunch anyway!
i'm new to this community, lurked a bit but thought you had a really cool atmosphere and ended up posting. totally unhip by nature, i'm not a very interesting person really. ask if there's anything you want to know...
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I2: totally unhip by nature, i'm not a very interesting person really.
You can say that about the majority of people that are here including myself. So, welcome to the community...
OK Me... I have a vast collection of vintage games, fortunately not in those nice and clunky boxes (exceptions on some of my highlighst may occur...) but on value pack, game mag and compilation discs. So its gaming, not collectibles! Also I'm from the olden times, where playing a game meant tweaking the autoexec.bat first - So I still manage to run most of those! However this is quite a mess and the critical blocking point is mostly DRM... Not everybody is as nice as Blizzard and removed the DRM for old games with the advent of netbooks.

Also I suspect to happen what I saw to my 5 1/4" and 3.5" discs also to this nice collection, containing a lot of gaming highlights of the last 20years. As I realized the rise of goodoldgames I was tempted, but not really convinced to pay again for stuff I may be able to start from the discs...

However there have been those nagging Neverwinter Nights games, which I apparently missed out all the time... I had them on my a*zon wishlist for ~30$ each and it just didn't cut it. So I was watching the summer sale and what hit: the Might & Magic collection (I played 1-5, missed 6 and therefore never started 7) - So I had to register and buy... ah and today the "definitive" DnD collection hit... This will get expensive ;-)

BTW: The DnD collection isn't definitive, it misses all the Gold Box and classic FR games - Pool of Radiance was my first RPG and the best atmosphere of all time had been in Dark Sun - I would kill to get those oldies without config hell...
Post edited June 21, 2013 by Croton