My 30+ year gaming history, AKA count the CPUs3votes I like it
atticusfinchesq says: (early 80s, Atari 400) THE closest thing to pen and paper RPGs. Download to discover why Treyarch paid homage to this classic by including a (somewhat playable) version in CoD Black Ops. A true computer gaming classic.
atticusfinchesq says: (early 80s, Commodore 64) I spent a decent amount of time at my friend Patrick's house, sometimes playing Raid Over Moscow, sometimes Winter Games, but mostly playing Ultima 3. One of the most engaging games of its time.
atticusfinchesq says: (early 80s, Commodore 64) Also played this a few times on my friend Patrick's Commodore. Wasn't crazy about it but it was the cutting edge of graphic technology at the time. This was back when floppy disks were...floppy.
atticusfinchesq says: (mid 80s, Atari 800) Having played Ultima 3, I rushed to get 4 to play at my house. This is one of the first games where the outcome is the direct result of your actions. See the roots of NES RPG classics like Zelda and the Final Fantasy series.
atticusfinchesq says: (early 90s, Super Nintendo) This was one of the first games I ever wanted to play start to finish. That's since become a goal for everything I play. Yea, my life's been a lot less productive. Fun game, reminded me of Atari's Star Raiders.
atticusfinchesq says: (mid 90s, Power Mac 7500) Always looking for a decent chess game to keep my board game skills in check (get it?). You remember board games? The animation was so slow on some CPUs back then - no worries today.
atticusfinchesq says: (mid 90s, Power Macintosh 7500) Timeless storytelling (which is always key) and graphics that still look great by today's standards. One of the best adaptations and execution of D&D rules on a computer.
atticusfinchesq says: (late 90s, Super Nintendo) OK, I didn't play this one too much, but another friend of mine swore by it. It's hilarious watching him whip himself over and around obstacles. Another rare SNES gem that plays well on computer.
atticusfinchesq says: (mid 90s, Power Macintosh 7500) One of the first real time strategy games that were everywhere in the late 90s. Only Age of Empires and the original Warcraft (and Starcraft) were better. (I never played Command & Conquer.)
atticusfinchesq says: (late 90s, Power Mac 7500) Like Tetris, you couldn't say "computer game" in the 90s and not mention one of these two. Kind of like the Wii today, Myst expanded the game playing market well outside the nerd demographic - which was cool.
atticusfinchesq says: (late 90s, Nintendo 64) Totally fun shooter. One of my all time favorite N64 games. This and Castle Wolfenstien would give me the skills for...
atticusfinchesq says: (early 2000s, iMac DV+) Excellent, fun game - even today. See where the first person shoot came from. Copy-n-paste this list to see how many games continue to use Unreal technology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games
atticusfinchesq says: (mid 2000s, MacBook Pro) I was always behind the curve being a Mac gamer. Never finished this one, got stuck somewhere and then this game Call of Duty came out and, well...I got distracted. This was one of the last great D&D games on a CPU.
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