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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2011, 22:57
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Just thought I'd visit off topic for a quick while and remembered this thread. I'M STILL WAITING FOR MY DIABLO 3!!!! (as indicated on November 2nd, 2010) Thus far, Cataclysm (WoW's newest expansion) has been pretty promising.


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speaking of which....wow, i need to get my GMAT stuff DONE before Diablo 3 because...wow, I won't have enough time to study for it after it comes outhahah :P
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2011, 08:34
I hear ya, jetty. Diablo 3 is going to be epic. I guess diablo 3 will be out sometime the end of this year, if at all this year. I can't imagine why blizzard would want to compete diablo 3 with its newest expansion (Cataclysm) in world of warcraft. But ya, I'm a die-hard diablo 3 fan, been playing ever since diablo was out. Then diablo 2, and then lord of destruction. I can't wait for the third one.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2011, 18:02
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I hear ya, jetty. Diablo 3 is going to be epic. I guess diablo 3 will be out sometime the end of this year, if at all this year. I can't imagine why blizzard would want to compete diablo 3 with its newest expansion (Cataclysm) in world of warcraft. But ya, I'm a die-hard diablo 3 fan, been playing ever since diablo was out. Then diablo 2, and then lord of destruction. I can't wait for the third one.


yeah i've seen all the demos and trailers. it's going to be pretty epic.

but yes, completely agree, there is no way they would release it right now while cataclysm is still hot in the market and people are still "buying in" for it. in any event, i'll have my stocks ready for when diablo comes out, pretty sure it's going to be a HUUUGGEE hit because the fan base for diablo is HUGE.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 10:23
I play DOTA regularly. Not bragging but very pro at it -- I'll give free lessons to GC members :)
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2011, 09:33
I have played CS for around 10 years. I started in beta 5.2 or 6.5 (don't remember). Played competitively in CAL/CEVO, actually led a team that went invite. We made a very, very, very popular movie, and I'll post the link here after I get accepted somewhere, if folks want to see it.

Other than that, the usual suspects: a few console, lots of steam-based FPS - TF2/BF:BC2/L4D, as well as diablo/starcraft series.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2011, 09:52
We have to have someone working for blizzard here! Do tell us when diablo 3 will be out!!
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2011, 06:43
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I have played CS for around 10 years. I started in beta 5.2 or 6.5 (don't remember). Played competitively in CAL/CEVO, actually led a team that went invite. We made a very, very, very popular movie, and I'll post the link here after I get accepted somewhere, if folks want to see it.

Other than that, the usual suspects: a few console, lots of steam-based FPS - TF2/BF:BC2/L4D, as well as diablo/starcraft series.



A very very popular movie? :think: is it what I think it is? :eh:
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2011, 13:06
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I have played CS for around 10 years. I started in beta 5.2 or 6.5 (don't remember). Played competitively in CAL/CEVO, actually led a team that went invite. We made a very, very, very popular movie, and I'll post the link here after I get accepted somewhere, if folks want to see it.

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A very very popular movie? :think: is it what I think it is? :eh:


Haha, I don't know. I'd be a bit surprised, but give it a guess if you think you know.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 08:23
Pubmasters????? Though they did make more than one :)
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 08:46
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Pubmasters????? Though they did make more than one :)


Hehe, not that one, but that was a great movie.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 16:22
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We have to have someone working for blizzard here! Do tell us when diablo 3 will be out!!


There's a Diablo 3 in the makes?! Is it going to be a multiplayer game like WoW or an individual game? I used to play WoW till I started considering the possibility of B School and realized I'm gonna need more to write about than spending all my free time on WoW. Man I miss that game.. :( Hows Catalclysm?
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 17:14
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We have to have someone working for blizzard here! Do tell us when diablo 3 will be out!!


There's a Diablo 3 in the makes?! Is it going to be a multiplayer game like WoW or an individual game? I used to play WoW till I started considering the possibility of B School and realized I'm gonna need more to write about than spending all my free time on WoW. Man I miss that game.. :( Hows Catalclysm?


There's definitely a diablo 3 in the making, and was announced back in 2008. I don't think I'll get to fully enjoy the game knowing that I'll be heading to b-school. I've been playing cataclysm ever since about 2 weeks ago, realizing that I should be studying for case interviews...DAMN LIFE...
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We have to have someone working for blizzard here! Do tell us when diablo 3 will be out!!


There's a Diablo 3 in the makes?! Is it going to be a multiplayer game like WoW or an individual game? I used to play WoW till I started considering the possibility of B School and realized I'm gonna need more to write about than spending all my free time on WoW. Man I miss that game.. :( Hows Catalclysm?


There's definitely a diablo 3 in the making, and was announced back in 2008. I don't think I'll get to fully enjoy the game knowing that I'll be heading to b-school. I've been playing cataclysm ever since about 2 weeks ago, realizing that I should be studying for case interviews...DAMN LIFE...


haha yeah seriously I hear you... I checked Wikipedia and seems like they anticipate it to be out this Fall.. I might save it for next summer if *fingers crossed* I manage to get an internship and get back a few hours of the day to myself for a couple of months
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 21:52
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I can't believe I've never posted in this thread...

Childhood
As a kid I played a lot of Nintendo, Sega, and PC games. On the PC, I played Carmen San Diego, Oregon Trail, Command & Conquer, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, Monstertruck and Motocross Madness, Carmageddon, Microsoft Flight Sim, Syndicate, Ultima 8 (Pagan), and others that I can't remember right now. The earlier games I played on a 486 and some of the later games I played on a Compaq 200Mhz that I bought at Costco when I was about 12 years old.

Ultima 8 was a lot of fun, but my mind was completely blown when I saw someone playing Ultima Online in 1997. It looked just like Ultima 8, but they were playing with other people... on the internet!!! I had a 33.6k dial-up connection and it took about 30 minutes to get past the login screen. The server saved once an hour and caused a lag spike that lasted for minutes at a time. I was sufficiently addicted to UO and played until my parents made me quit in 1998.

High School
Through high school I played Half-Life, Counter-Stike, and few independent UO servers, but I was lucky enough to have an Xbox on launch day, so I played Halo a bit too. I was a pretty active skateboarder and I played guitar in a few metal bands, so games were a pretty low priority in high school.

College
The gaming bug bit me again. In November of my freshman year, some awesome Canadian decided to launch an independent UO server that emulated the 1998 era. The game was full of nostalgia and hugely successful, with 1000 people online at any given time. On days with a lot of action, I played up to 16 hours at a time! I had to stop when I showed up late to Honor's Statistics twice in a row and the teacher told me it'd be my last warning - I was only sleeping for 1 hour before class. The server was taken down around the same time that World of Warcraft launched, so I pre-ordered a copy for myself. Fortunately for me, I lost interest in WoW pretty quickly.

Post-college
I played WoW on-and-off a few times with some of my best gaming friends and tried my hardest to rank up in Arenas once they were added to the game. I was lucky enough to have friends that were consistently first place in our battle group, but even playing with pros wasn't enough to keep my character geared. By the time I realized I was on a 20hr/week treadmill, I got pissed off and quit the game for good. Unfortunately, WoW made every other game feel like a complete waste of time for me.

2010
I actually broke down and bought an Xbox 360, so I could play MW2 with friends from work. It was fun while it lasted, but I lost interest in that after a while too.

Conclusion
I suppose I'll be a gamer for life, but it's hard to be an active gamer when you're taking the GMAT, applying to business school, and dealing with all of the other commitments that come with adult life. Some of the best memories of my life were shared with my friends in a video game, and I recognize that only a hardcore gamer can relate to that statement. The gaming world is being turned upside down right now, so maybe there's hope out there for casual gamers like me in the future.
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 23:33
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I can't believe I've never posted in this thread...

Childhood
As a kid I played a lot of Nintendo, Sega, and PC games. On the PC, I played Carmen San Diego, Oregon Trail, Command & Conquer, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, Monstertruck and Motocross Madness, Carmageddon, Microsoft Flight Sim, Syndicate, Ultima 8 (Pagan), and others that I can't remember right now. The earlier games I played on a 486 and some of the later games I played on a Compaq 200Mhz that I bought at Costco when I was about 12 years old.

Ultima 8 was a lot of fun, but my mind was completely blown when I saw someone playing Ultima Online in 1997. It looked just like Ultima 8, but they were playing with other people... on the internet!!! I had a 33.6k dial-up connection and it took about 30 minutes to get past the login screen. The server saved once an hour and caused a lag spike that lasted for minutes at a time. I was sufficiently addicted to UO and played until my parents made me quit in 1998.

High School
Through high school I played Half-Life, Counter-Stike, and few independent UO servers, but I was lucky enough to have an Xbox on launch day, so I played Halo a bit too. I was a pretty active skateboarder and I played guitar in a few metal bands, so games were a pretty low priority in high school.

College
The gaming bug bit me again. In November of my freshman year, some awesome Canadian decided to launch an independent UO server that emulated the 1998 era. The game was full of nostalgia and hugely successful, with 1000 people online at any given time. On days with a lot of action, I played up to 16 hours at a time! I had to stop when I showed up late to Honor's Statistics twice in a row and the teacher told me it'd be my last warning - I was only sleeping for 1 hour before class. The server was taken down around the same time that World of Warcraft launched, so I pre-ordered a copy for myself. Fortunately for me, I lost interest in WoW pretty quickly.

Post-college
I played WoW on-and-off a few times with some of my best gaming friends and tried my hardest to rank up in Arenas once they were added to the game. I was lucky enough to have friends that were consistently first place in our battle group, but even playing with pros wasn't enough to keep my character geared. By the time I realized I was on a 20hr/week treadmill, I got pissed off and quit the game for good. Unfortunately, WoW made every other game feel like a complete waste of time for me.

2010
I actually broke down and bought an Xbox 360, so I could play MW2 with friends from work. It was fun while it lasted, but I lost interest in that after a while too.

Conclusion
I suppose I'll be a gamer for life, but it's hard to be an active gamer when you're taking the GMAT, applying to business school, and dealing with all of the other commitments that come with adult life. Some of the best memories of my life were shared with my friends in a video game, and I recognize that only a hardcore gamer can relate to that statement. The gaming world is being turned upside down right now, so maybe there's hope out there for casual gamers like me in the future.


I hear ya, buddy. I've played almost every game you listed. When online UO first came out, that was the "it"!!! I was sucked right into it, but ya, my internet was horribly slow that basically destroyed my gaming experience. I, too, think that I will always be a gamer (even though I'm a bit embarassed to admit that) and I think I will continue playing some sort of game up until my fingers just won't cooperate with me. But I guess the good thing is that I know when to stop. There was a guy who was put on academic probation at my college because he basically played an online game 24/7. He didn't show up for classes, nor did he do anything. I'm happy with what I have now and what I have achieved now, but definitely having a harder time to find time for gaming. I still log on to WoW for a bit here and there, but I spend the majority of my time doing b-school related stuff.... :cry:
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 22:38
Not much of a gamer anymore :(
I used to be a big fan of the Half Life Series though. The last "awesome" game I played was 'Devil May Cry 3'... Pretty cool!

Other than that I can really play the Guitar!

But I guess that's not what you meant ;)
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 18:31
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I can't believe I've never posted in this thread...

Childhood
As a kid I played a lot of Nintendo, Sega, and PC games. On the PC, I played Carmen San Diego, Oregon Trail, Command & Conquer, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, Monstertruck and Motocross Madness, Carmageddon, Microsoft Flight Sim, Syndicate, Ultima 8 (Pagan), and others that I can't remember right now. The earlier games I played on a 486 and some of the later games I played on a Compaq 200Mhz that I bought at Costco when I was about 12 years old.

Ultima 8 was a lot of fun, but my mind was completely blown when I saw someone playing Ultima Online in 1997. It looked just like Ultima 8, but they were playing with other people... on the internet!!! I had a 33.6k dial-up connection and it took about 30 minutes to get past the login screen. The server saved once an hour and caused a lag spike that lasted for minutes at a time. I was sufficiently addicted to UO and played until my parents made me quit in 1998.

High School
Through high school I played Half-Life, Counter-Stike, and few independent UO servers, but I was lucky enough to have an Xbox on launch day, so I played Halo a bit too. I was a pretty active skateboarder and I played guitar in a few metal bands, so games were a pretty low priority in high school.

College
The gaming bug bit me again. In November of my freshman year, some awesome Canadian decided to launch an independent UO server that emulated the 1998 era. The game was full of nostalgia and hugely successful, with 1000 people online at any given time. On days with a lot of action, I played up to 16 hours at a time! I had to stop when I showed up late to Honor's Statistics twice in a row and the teacher told me it'd be my last warning - I was only sleeping for 1 hour before class. The server was taken down around the same time that World of Warcraft launched, so I pre-ordered a copy for myself. Fortunately for me, I lost interest in WoW pretty quickly.

Post-college
I played WoW on-and-off a few times with some of my best gaming friends and tried my hardest to rank up in Arenas once they were added to the game. I was lucky enough to have friends that were consistently first place in our battle group, but even playing with pros wasn't enough to keep my character geared. By the time I realized I was on a 20hr/week treadmill, I got pissed off and quit the game for good. Unfortunately, WoW made every other game feel like a complete waste of time for me.

2010
I actually broke down and bought an Xbox 360, so I could play MW2 with friends from work. It was fun while it lasted, but I lost interest in that after a while too.

Conclusion
I suppose I'll be a gamer for life, but it's hard to be an active gamer when you're taking the GMAT, applying to business school, and dealing with all of the other commitments that come with adult life. Some of the best memories of my life were shared with my friends in a video game, and I recognize that only a hardcore gamer can relate to that statement. The gaming world is being turned upside down right now, so maybe there's hope out there for casual gamers like me in the future.


lmao STRONG writeup of your gaming history. Can I get the bibliography for this please? (APA only or I will delete that shit from my inbox without even glancing at it).
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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 15:47
DOTA and LoL is amazing...
Also play company of heroes

Waiting for Dota 2 and diablo3.... Hope I get my GMAT and apps in before they release!!

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Re: What do you play? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 21:48
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DOTA and LoL is amazing...
Also play company of heroes

Waiting for Dota 2 and diablo3.... Hope I get my GMAT and apps in before they release!!

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Good luck with d3...
I've waited since the announcement in 2008(?)
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