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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Soulskill posted about 10 months ago | from the pong-2:-the-revenge dept.

Games 669

An anonymous reader writes "We haven't had this discussion in a while: what games are Slashdotters playing these days? We've recently seen the latest generation of consoles arrive on the scene. Almost exactly a year ago, Valve brought Steam to Linux, and they've been pushing for stronger Linux adoption among game publishers ever since. Mobile gaming continues to rise (for better or worse), MMOs are still sprouting like weeds, and Kickstarted indie games are becoming commonplace. For those of you who play games, what ones have struck your fancy recently? What older games do you keep coming back to? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?"

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Skyrim (2)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283485)

Started Dragonborn recently; just can't get enough of Skyrim. Last new campaign that I managed to complete was Metro: Last Light. Looking for the next exciting adventure. Any suggestions?

(Am still waiting for Spintires to release a proper game)

Re:Skyrim (1)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283509)

Also, the worst experience I had was with Arma 3. I contribute to a lot to early access games on Steam and this one really felt like a con. Worst game I've ever spent money on (and a whole lot at that!).

Adventure games (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283521)

I'm on my second round of Broken Age, just finished Psychonauts for the nth time, and I'm replaying Telltale's Sam and Max series after first playing them when they came out (07-09 I believe). I also played through Beyond Good and Evil again not so long ago. All wonderful games, and the stylized 3D, which is more cartoon-like than photorealistic, ages really well.

Re:Adventure games (1)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283547)

Last best stylized 3D game I've played (and still do from time to time) is Borderlands 2.

Re:Skyrim (2)

JMJimmy (2036122) | about 10 months ago | (#46283551)

Definitely one on my to play list... but for now: Games for Windows Live games - I'm an achievement whore and the service is likely to be shutdown come July 1st so the completionist in me wants to get as much done as possible. 8 of 43 completed so far, 55% overall completion with 5-10 unstarted.

Re:Skyrim (1)

buswolley (591500) | about 10 months ago | (#46283691)

space empires IV

FTL Faster Than Light (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283507)

I can't recommend FTL enough. You're basically trying to pilot a ship crew through space, from one side of a universe to another, while being chased by enemies. It's fantastic! It runs on old and inexpensive hardware, and it's coming out with a big-time free update soon. It's a great game with lots of varying gameplay depending on your ship, luck, etc. and has lots of achievements and unlockable ships to keep you replaying it over and over. http://www.ftlgame.com

BSG? (1)

Zynder (2773551) | about 10 months ago | (#46283611)

So you're playing a video game version of Battlestar Galactica? I shall have to learn more....

Re:BSG? (1)

cyborg_zx (893396) | about 10 months ago | (#46283845)

This is Galactica Actual. Spool up.

Re:BSG? (1)

Xelios (822510) | about 10 months ago | (#46283919)

Might be the Diaspora [hard-light.net] mod for Freespace Open, which is really good.

Some back story for those that don't know, Volition (the developer behind Freespace 2) released the source code to the game about 10 years ago when it became apparent that they weren't going to be able to make a third installment. Since then the FS2 community has enhanced the game engine, fixed bugs, overhauled the graphics, added support for all kinds of new peripherals and created several new games, like Diaspora and a Babylon 5 conversion.

If you're a fan of space combat sims you really should check out Freespace Open. [fsoinstaller.com] Besides playing through the original campaigns I'd recommend Blue Planet (included in the installer) and the subsequent War in Heaven [hard-light.net] campaigns.

Re:FTL Faster Than Light (1)

simplypeachy (706253) | about 10 months ago | (#46283715)

Advanced Edition coming out soon! Because what we need is a hard mode...

Darksiders II, Skyrim and CS 1.6 (yes even in 2014 (1)

Chankey Pathak (2584663) | about 10 months ago | (#46283515)

I'm playing the above 2 alternatively. And I play CS 1.6 daily. God I love this game.

Re:Darksiders II, Skyrim and CS 1.6 (yes even in 2 (1)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283593)

The continuous cheating on online CS put me off of it. It was great 15 years ago, when cybercafes were the in thing and when no one bothered to play these games online.

Re:Darksiders II, Skyrim and CS 1.6 (yes even in 2 (1)

bemymonkey (1244086) | about 10 months ago | (#46283787)

Have they finally implemented a matchmaking system for 1.6? I've finally gotten back into CS since they released competitive matchmaking for *gasp* CSGO, and I've been having a blast. 1.6 with matchmaking would be even better...

Re: Darksiders II, Skyrim and CS 1.6 (yes even in (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283879)

Nice to see another DS fan here.

Re: Darksiders II, Skyrim and CS 1.6 (yes even in (1)

Charles Kulcsar (2879019) | about 10 months ago | (#46283881)

Nice to see another DS fan here.

Wargame: Airland battle (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283519)

Runs great on linux, with x86-video-radeon of course.

There are several good indie titles (5, Interesting)

vidnet (580068) | about 10 months ago | (#46283525)

There are some good indie games these days, like Gone Home; Papers, Please and Sir, You Are Being Hunted.

Gone Home does a very fine job of interactively telling a story by searching through an abandoned house.

Papers, Please is a puzzle game about ethics and paperwork, which is much more interesting than it sounds.

Sir, You Are Being hunted is a procedurally generated stealth/survival game, in which you're trying to sneak under the noses of armed gentlemen robots.

Re:There are several good indie titles (4, Insightful)

stms (1132653) | about 10 months ago | (#46283815)

Check out Rogue Legacy it's one of the best games I've played recently.

If multiplayer is more your thing I've been playing Loadout it's one of the first free-to-play games I've actually enjoyed.

I had access to the Titanfall beta if Call of Duty with Mechs sounds cool to you then you'll probably like it. The whole game is much better implemented than COD.

The Dolphin Emulator Devs finally fixed some major problems with Wind Waker in the latest snapshot so I've been going back to that.

For upcoming games the two I'm most anticipating are The Witness [youtube.com] and No Man's Sky [youtube.com] . Though I'm highly skeptical of No Man's Sky. It's incredibly ambitious for the small team working on it.

Re:There are several good indie titles (4, Interesting)

glavenoid (636808) | about 10 months ago | (#46283853)

My pc can't handle Gone Home so I watched a let's play video to check it out, and damn, that was one touching story. Major nostalgia trip for me. I'd say it's more of an "interactive nostalgia storytelling" than a game though.

MechWarrior Online, while waiting for Star Citizen (3, Informative)

WilliamGeorge (816305) | about 10 months ago | (#46283527)

Apparently I'm nostalgic for my childhood in the 90s - I loved both the MechWarrior / BattleTech and Wing Commander / Freelancer franchises. MWO has been somewhat disappointing, but still fun enough, while Star Citizen looks to be coming along very well.

http://mwomercs.com/ [mwomercs.com]

https://robertsspaceindustries... [robertsspa...stries.com]

Re:MechWarrior Online, while waiting for Star Citi (2, Informative)

Warma (1220342) | about 10 months ago | (#46283861)

I really, Really, REALLY wanted MWO to be good. I actually supported that game with more than a hundred euros.

But it wasn't.

Don't get me wrong, their art assets are really good, the stage design works and the mech movement and aiming physics feel good. It is not an arcade game and has the right, massive feel, which was missing from MW4. However, their balance and game design philosophy is really out of whack. Missile balance, missile tracking, impossibly high heat capacities which encourage boating, the retarded ghost heat to fix the aforementioned problem and the inclusion of a lot of completely useless weapons. I know it's narcissistic to assume that if I were there, the game would be better, but this time I really do. I had merely a day's worth of time to tinker with the configuration files, it'd be easy to improve the game considerably.

I still have hope that they realize where they are going and reverse the course, but not much. Haven't bothered to play for almost a year because of this, but I still visit occasionally and read the patch notes to see if they are going in the right direction. They never are.

Wordfeud (2)

gr8dude (832945) | about 10 months ago | (#46283531)

I'm playing Wordfeud (an online game of Scrabble), I like it because of its pace - I have 72h to complete a move, so I can take my time. The game allows me to play with multiple opponents simultaneously; I've made some good friends and we keep playing for several years now. This game brings people together, if you let it :-)

If anyone could recommend a similar, turn-based, online multiplayer game for Android - I'd greatly appreciate it.

Re:Wordfeud (1)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283565)

These games hold no meaning for me because people cheat with tools like http://www.scrabblefinder.com/ [scrabblefinder.com]

Warp Life for iOS (2)

IgnorantMotherFucker (3394481) | about 10 months ago | (#46283533)

Warp Life [warplife.com] is a particularly fast implementation of the Conway's Game of Life Cellular Automaton.

However it is not in the App Store yet. I'm the only one who can play it at present because I wrote the source.

I hocked my iPad when I needed the money. Someone stole my iPhone 4 when I left it on the table at McDonald's while using the can. I've been out of work for a long time so now I don't have the $99.00 for the Apple Tax, nor to buy a new iDevice.

If you gave me like four hours of consulting work [warplife.com] I could buy a used iPhone and renew my IOS ddeveloper program membership. Then I could get Warp Life into the App Store in short order.

If I had but one App in the App Store, then I wouldn't be out of work anymore. There is a huge demand for iOS coders, but no one wants to touch me because I don't have an App in the App Store yet.

I have already started the Android build but have put that on hold until the iOS version ships.

There are some competitors presently in the App Store. Golly may be faster but due to its more complex UI it only runs on iPad. Warp Life runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a very simple, minimalist UI.

When it actually hits the App Store, the source code will be bundled with the App, and published under the Affero General Public License v3. I'll be providing a git repository, that after I set it up, will be here [warplife.com] .

MMOs take the main part (3, Interesting)

Neva (630016) | about 10 months ago | (#46283537)

Tablet, stationary: Clash of Clans
Tablet, mobile: Ingress
With friends in Steam: Killing Floor (Linux), Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Alien Swarm
Solo in Steam: Star Conflict, War Thunder
Would play if had more time: Sid Meier's Civilization IV (Linux)

I have loads of Humble bundles bought, waiting to be discovered. They have been a great catalyst to release more games on Linux.

Game types are mostly co-operative FPS shooters with friends, tower defence with tablet, flying with planes or full 6 degrees freedom when solo. A mouse is a pretty essential controller in most games.

Re:MMOs take the main part (1)

BananaBender (958326) | about 10 months ago | (#46283835)

Civilization IV (on Windows) is one of my guilty pleasures and surely the greatest time killer for me. It is amazingly addictive.

2 Regulars For Me (3, Funny)

Scarletdown (886459) | about 10 months ago | (#46283539)

Currently, I am splitting my gaming time between EverQuest Next Landmark Alpha and Guild Wars 2 (still trying to recruit for the Skrittsburg Foreign Legion, because... Shinies!)

Re:2 Regulars For Me (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 10 months ago | (#46283843)

What about Slashdot? It must be the longest running MMORPG on the net, even if it is dying...

Fez (5, Interesting)

deek (22697) | about 10 months ago | (#46283541)

Just started playing Fez. On a Steam Linux client. Nice game, and very clever. I like the twist it gives to 2D platforming.

Also, playing Sine Mora on my Vita, when I'm travelling on the train to/from work. Tough side-scrolling shooter! Only a few chapters in.

Nethack (5, Interesting)

red_erik (733792) | about 10 months ago | (#46283561)

Nethack - 10 years from the last release, and still the best :)

Very old games (5, Insightful)

Sique (173459) | about 10 months ago | (#46283567)

I'm still playing Alpha Centauri, the successor of the original Civilisation. And I am playing Simutrans [simutrans.com] , a free transport simulator. Call me whatever you want, but I never got the hang of the more recent games.

Re:Very old games (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283849)

Considering its stratospherical replay value, Alpha Centauri has long been my dark horse nominee for best game ever made. And another oddity: after 15 years and (easily) thousands of games, I still learn something new about the gameplay every time I play.

Recently I also dusted off two old PopTop games, Railroad Tycoon 3 (~2003) and Tropico 4 (~2010). Loads of fun, check them out if you haven't already.

EVE Online and some other F2p MMO's (1)

Choc_Salties (671094) | about 10 months ago | (#46283571)

I'm a big fan of EVE Online, and for the longest time, they used to have a native Linux port, and then they made it go away. I'd love to see it return, especially if tailored to SteamOS. SWTOR, STO, TERA and a couple of others would also be great to see, but by and large, a good chunk of the indie titles on Steam also work on Linux, so there isnt a real shortage. Also, plenty of Humble Bundle titles work natively under Linux as well, so this is also a good thing!

Re:EVE Online and some other F2p MMO's (1)

aslashdotaccount (539214) | about 10 months ago | (#46283613)

I'm looking forward to getting on EVE Online myself. Currently waiting for the relocation to a more Internet-friendly country (happening soon :) ).

New stuff, for me at least (1)

CTU (1844100) | about 10 months ago | (#46283575)

I got Disguea D2 from Gamefly today so I been playing a bit of that since then, other then that just Minecraft

Kerbal Space Program! (4, Interesting)

Hackysack (21649) | about 10 months ago | (#46283577)

KSP, which is quite fun.

Civ V, which I just can't seem to take the needle from my arm.

EQNext, which I just started; and very looking forward to.

Re:Kerbal Space Program! (1)

glavenoid (636808) | about 10 months ago | (#46283883)

I just got into Civ V recently and got the monkey on my back too. To make it worse, Civ 4 complete was the humble bundle last week so I picked it up for cheap expecting to play it when Civ V lost its luster but now I'm engrossed in that game as well...

Re:Kerbal Space Program! (1)

smallfries (601545) | about 10 months ago | (#46283927)

Yup. I didn't get much time to play it over the past year, but now that my schedule is finally calming down Civ 5 is proving to be a bit moorish. I need to beat it a few more times on Vanilla before I get the two expansions.

Mostly only play Blizzard games... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283583)

Used to be WoW for 8 years, but more recently just SC2 and as of yesterday, Diablo 3. Other PC games typically have crappy DRM (excluding Indie games), Blizzard has it but seems to handle it pretty well.

Humble Bundles (2)

Engeekneer (1564917) | about 10 months ago | (#46283585)

I'm quite a big fan on the Humble Bundles (one going on now). Many have at least 1 or 2 very nice games. I also try out some AAA titles on Linux, it seems like the new X-Com is being ported, which is nice.

I don't (5, Funny)

roc97007 (608802) | about 10 months ago | (#46283591)

At all. Ever. I had a bad experience with Warcraft, forgot to bathe, was missing appointments, people thought I had died. I finally gave the disk to daughter and told her to hide it. I still don't know where it is.

Re:I don't (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283783)

you dont need a disk to play.......

Re:I don't (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283897)

you. evil. bastard.

Starbound (4, Informative)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 10 months ago | (#46283595)

It's like Terraria, but much better and available on all three platforms*.

* Linux, Mac OS X, Windows. Were you thinking about something else?

My WoW replacement (3, Insightful)

Zynder (2773551) | about 10 months ago | (#46283601)

Since the stupid panda crap pissed me off, I dumped World of Warcraft and switched to Rift [riftgame.com] Now before I hear the F2P hate, be aware that this game is absolutely NOT pay to win. I am very conscious of such things and I've seen no aspect of it that you just had to shell out real money for. I have spent some real money, but just on stupid shit like a giant squirrel mount and of course "Patron" time which is what the monthly sub turned into (still $15). I'm fairly happy with it and the graphics blow WoW out of the water.

Re:My WoW replacement (1)

rossz (67331) | about 10 months ago | (#46283719)

Ditto. The Panda bullshit was their last chance. They failed. I jumped back to Warhammer Online for the last couple of months of its life (which turned into a horrid cluster fuck so I bailed on the last week), then finally fired up Rift. I'm enjoying it. I played it over a month before I finally decided they deserved some money, then bought a three month patron pack.

Skyrim (1)

poolmeister (872753) | about 10 months ago | (#46283603)

Skyrim (Linux/Wine)
Diablo 3 (Linux/Wine)
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Metro Last Light (Linux)

Not really looking forward to anything, Star Citizen looks promising but another total time vampire and I already got Skyrim for that.

Falcon BMS (1)

BeTeK (2035870) | about 10 months ago | (#46283623)

I have recently started playing again Falcon 4 BMS with my friends... It's such a blast. Granted learning curve is really steep in that game but the multiplayer is such fun and still there is no dynamic campaign like that in any modern game.

The Witcher 3 (3)

loufoque (1400831) | about 10 months ago | (#46283625)

is the only game I'm really waiting for.

I play Go online or team cooperative games (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | about 10 months ago | (#46283627)

When alone I play Go online (at KGS, DGS or online-go.com) or KSP.

When some friends are online, we still play Diablo3, Torchlight, Borderlands2, ... We'll try anything cooperative.

BraiNnNz ... (1)

meuhlavache (1101089) | about 10 months ago | (#46283631)

DayZ !

borderlands 2 and Quake Live mostly (1)

CavemanKiwi (559158) | about 10 months ago | (#46283637)

Those are the two games I spend most of my time on, but I do play other Dirt 3 and grid 2.

Fast and slow (1)

chrylis (262281) | about 10 months ago | (#46283639)

Local friends got me playing WC3 DotA, and I moved over to Dota 2 when Valve got the native Linux client working reliably. I also keep Civ 4: BTS around when I really have to be unproductive but can't sign up for an hour-long game.

Superhero MMOs (3, Insightful)

Chas (5144) | about 10 months ago | (#46283645)

Played City of Heroes till shutdown (still angry at NCSoft).
Barely playing Champions Online. Cryptic and its various owners have pretty much screwed the pooch there.
Kickstarted City of Titans. But probably won't really see anything for 3 years there. Keeping my expectations there realistic.

Recently? (5, Informative)

RogueyWon (735973) | about 10 months ago | (#46283649)

I own pretty much every gaming platform around (other than an Android platform, I suppose) and tend to manage to play a fairly good selection of releases.

The big pattern over much of 2013 for me was my declining use of the old "home" consoles, edged out by the PC and Vita. The PS3 still got some occasional use, spurred by a few decent late-cycle exclusives (Ni No Kuni, Disgaea 2 and so on), but the last game I put any serious time into on the 360 was Forza Horizon, way back at the end of 2012. MS really let the 360 twist in the wind for the final 12 months before it got replaced. I probably used the 360 more than the PS3 for most of its cycle (it was generally better for multiplatform games), but I felt few regrets when I traded it in against a new Xbox One the other week, while I couldn't yet imagine trading in my PS3.

The growth of importance of PC gaming has been a real trend recently. For much of the last console cycle, "multi-platform" meant "360 and PS3". These days, it's a brave developer who doesn't include the PC in their line-up. This was also, I suppose, a big part of the reason behind the decline in my use of the 360. It may have been better than the PS3 for most multiplatform games, but it had no chance against a modern gaming PC. On the PC, I've mostly been playing Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy 14 and I still go back for the odd blast of the superb Rayman Legends.

The Vita, for me, is the best little console that nobody owns and I regard its lack of success as a great shame. There are some fantastic games on it and I've put a lot of time into Persona 4: The Golden, Dragon's Crown, Soul Sacrifice and the many, many smaller and indie titles on the platform. The 3DS, meanwhile, I still find a hard platform to love, though I did quite enjoy Bravely Default until its later sections.

I now own both a PS4 and Xbox One. Neither has really produced a game to wow me yet - but then, that goes with the territory for early adopters. Killzone: Shadow Fall on the PS4 is much better than I had expected from previous Killzone games (having some fairly open levels and a better graphical style). I've also been enjoying Assassin's Creed 4 on the PS4 (more games need sea shanties). On the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 is fairly good and Forza 5 has mostly been fixed after a disaster of a launch. Other than that, both platforms are currently fairly barren for traditional games - though Xbox Fitness is really impressive if you like that kind of thing (I do).

At least the PS4 and the Xbox One have the excuse of being new. The Wii-U remains a crushingly poor platform, with tired Nintendo exclusives being the only real releases of note. Zelda: Wind Waker looks fine at first - but then I remembered just how tedious I found it the first time around. Super Mario World 3d has some good moments, but is spoiled by poor 3d controls and level design that gets quite repetitive in the later stages.

And on iOS... ugh. I've almost entirely stopped using the iPad for gaming. I still fire it up for the odd session on a plane or train, but its games these days seem to split between paywalled crudware (generally not even games by any reasonable definition) and worthy-but-slightly-lacking ports of games better played on PC, like XCom and Baldur's Gate.

Re:Recently? (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about 10 months ago | (#46283745)

I've also been enjoying Assassin's Creed 4 on the PS4 (more games need sea shanties).

IMO the land-based part of the game is pretty repetitive at this point, and the Abstergo sub-plot (super-plot?) is as usual pretty bizarre.

But I think I could just sail around the Caribbean listening to the crash of waves and singing of sea shanties for hours. And the ship combat/boarding mechanics are near perfect - it's what you always wished you could have seen in Sid Meyer's Pirates.

Spelunky (3, Insightful)

kav2k (1545689) | about 10 months ago | (#46283655)

Nobody mentioned Spelunky so far.

Procedurally generated, "roguelite" platformer requring skill and metagame knowledge to succeed in.

Contains "daily challenges" (a one shot at playing s specific seed) for those playing it on Steam, which brings highly competitive elements to the game.
Also, recently a tool for it emerged that allows to lock seed generation to a particular value, enabling competition outside dailies.

Website: http://spelunkyworld.com/ [spelunkyworld.com] and gameplay videos are aplenty on YouTube.
Has a free "original" version with low-res graphics to get a taste of the gameplay.

geneforge (2)

slothman32 (629113) | about 10 months ago | (#46283661)

I just played Geneforge 1 again, this time with a guardian, though only on tricky diff - 3/4. :(
I play "mini games" from a guy named Simon Tatham.
He just reprogrammed older games he didn't invent.

I don't play MMPORGS or whatever.
I have installed Civ4 but didn't play it for a few months.
I also got Braid and Witcher from Steam.

I am not playing as much since I am programming as well.

Frozen Potato (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283663)

something something clear polythene bag, shaping something something

APP V SOUTH (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283665)

APP wins but the SOUTH, sometimes called Joe, is the orignal game people play. He dead.

Moving on to the next MMO (1)

Crashmarik (635988) | about 10 months ago | (#46283689)

Was Playing The Secret World but it looks like Funcom has killed the development budget, replaced content updates with insane grinds for gear and made false promises about delivery dates to string along the subscribers. Still recommend it. Buy it for $10 when it goes on sale and play it like a single player game, just be prepared to be disappointed by the largely nonexistent and very tedious endgame.

So now it's Star Wars The Old Republic. It's surprisingly good, especially if you aren't expecting it to be star wars galaxies. Good engine, beautiful graphics, and solid play backed by excellent story and dialog. Thumbs up.

Beta tested ESO, Looks good but hasn't grabbed me.

Going to give Wildstar a try as well.

Re:Moving on to the next MMO (-1, Offtopic)

isorox (205688) | about 10 months ago | (#46283765)

Beta tested ESO, Looks good but hasn't grabbed me.

I tried Beta. Fuck Beta.

Older Games (1)

xwildph (870208) | about 10 months ago | (#46283697)

I find myself playing what are now older games these days. I tend to play stuff like X-Plane, GRID, F1. I replayed Halflife2 recently. I don't like what the industry are doing, it's very dishonest to sell part of a game and then require DLC's or in-game purchases. There's plenty of good, existing content out there, I'll plan to stick with that for the time being.

Meh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283699)

Planetside 2 .... the only F2P game that has quite the fair system for those (like me) who don't want to pay for virtual items.

Sure, I'm not "boosted" to BR 100 yet, after playing for 2 years, but I don't care, the game is totally playable and my character is not underperforming against those who have subscriptions or buy "station cash".

And then I play Lego Star Wars on Playstation 2 with my 4yo son. If I just found a decent priced SNES console somewhere I'd swap the Playstation imidiately! Got loads of child friendly SNES games stored from the 90's :)

Re:Meh (3, Informative)

Warma (1220342) | about 10 months ago | (#46283877)

Seconded. Planetside 2 is the most fun multiplayer game on the market right now.

As the scale is truly massive, this is the place to go for both good, organized clan/outfit action and chaotic screamfests in TeamSpeak. If you want, you can really work as a part of or lead a whole platoon of people. I really enjoy it.

Angband (1)

StupiderThanYou (896020) | about 10 months ago | (#46283701)

Still. Of course.

I kick it old school (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283707)

Lords of the Realm II. Screw realism.

Anything I can play in DOSBox (1)

chthon (580889) | about 10 months ago | (#46283721)

and which does not take too much time

  1. Railroad Tycoon
  2. A-Train
  3. Master of Magic
  4. SSG Battlefront games

GTA Online & Arcane Legends (1)

hack slash (1064002) | about 10 months ago | (#46283729)

In the past year I've quite gotten into the online gaming thing, with two games that are almost polar opposites.

Games played now (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283733)

Hawken seems to have been a fav of ours lately! A far faster and deadlier Mech battle than Most.. Just saying!

browser games (1)

hooiberg (1789158) | about 10 months ago | (#46283739)

Gladiatus, Travian and the like. Then playing brain games on web interfaces, like go and sometimes chess.

It is payday (4, Interesting)

simplypeachy (706253) | about 10 months ago | (#46283741)

Dungeon Keeper, which GOG.com gave away free the other day. How did this ever manage to fly under my radar? Love it!

linux games (1)

dimko (1166489) | about 10 months ago | (#46283743)

Heroes of Newerth Natural Seleection 2 Dungeons of Dreadmore Torchlight (first game) Wargame: AirLand Battle All are great games for linux users. Only third doesnt have good graphics, but it has damn good game play. And 2d graphics is kinda rich. So I play it anyway.

Bali Murah Tour (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283753)

Hello My Brother , I'm permitted to share and joint
Nobody mentioned Spelunky so far.

DotA 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283755)

Started playing this about a month ago, same with Starcraft II Ladder and Hearthstone, but daily i only play Dota these days. It is a Huge Bucket of fun for me.

As a comparison finally bought Kingdom of Amalur and Witcher 2 (both on sale recently) and barely touched either of them. They are great games, but Dota just has me in its clutches right now.

Guild Wars 1 (2, Interesting)

TheLink (130905) | about 10 months ago | (#46283761)

Yes - still playing the first one. I prefer the game mechanics - not so much of that skill tree and gear grind stuff you get in many other MMOs (including in a way Guild Wars 2).

I find Guild vs Guild fun even when my team loses (as long as I don't make too many stupid mistakes :) ). Just don't take it so seriously like some - after all nobody is handing out huge prizes for winning anymore.

Nowadays there's even a group starting Fort Aspenwood matches at about 10pm EST. But not enough players for round the clock nonstop matches so it's far from a full blown revival.

But who knows - the game is still decent for an 8 year old game, so more old players might come back and maybe a few new players join too.

Maybe there might be more players if Anet sold a more affordable and sane PvP package with full PvP unlock (e.g. you get to play all the PvP matches/missions, no need to grind faction to unlock skills, weapon modifiers etc).
compare: http://www.guildwars.com/produ... [guildwars.com]
with this:http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/PvP_Access_Kit
https://secure.ncsoft.com/cgi-... [ncsoft.com]
https://secure.ncsoft.com/cgi-... [ncsoft.com]
So getting everything unlocked for PvP will either cost you a fair bit of $$$ or a lot of time.

Or you could go instead play games like TF2 where you only need to spend money for silly hats ;).

Myst series, FEZ (1)

davecotter (1297617) | about 10 months ago | (#46283763)

With Obduction coming out (next year?), I thought I'd go play the entire Myst series. And can i just say WOW? MYST was great. Then RIVEN was BETTER! Then (skipping 3 and 4, not on steam) "End of Ages" was AWESOME, then OMG "URU: Complete Chronicles" just makes my head explode with awesomeness! And if you like 8 bit platformers, and insanely difficult puzzles, then you'll love FEZ.

Deus Ex, anyone? (1)

erfunath (962996) | about 10 months ago | (#46283767)

Just had to throw that out there so that someone has to reinstall it. I played through it a few weeks ago.

Except for flashes of nostalgia where I drop something like that (or Morrowind) onto my laptop (through WINE), I don't really play games any more. And nothing on Android/iOS is even remotely interesting to me.

Re:Deus Ex, anyone? (2)

gmhowell (26755) | about 10 months ago | (#46283903)

Just had to throw that out there so that someone has to reinstall it. I played through it a few weeks ago.

I really wish they'd make a sequel to this. Also, The Matrix could do with a sequel or two.

games (2)

Lehk228 (705449) | about 10 months ago | (#46283773)

Heroes of Might and magic II and III

Minecraft

World of Tanks

Unreal Tournament 2004

Pokemon Y

Candy Crush

Old N new. (4, Interesting)

sjwt (161428) | about 10 months ago | (#46283775)

Of my new games, the ones I play the most at the moment are both in paid working status (with free options)

Kerbal Space Program $27 (Free Demo link) [kerbalspaceprogram.com] (now teaming up with NASA officially) [kerbalspaceprogram.com]
        A fantastic rocket sim builder/sandbox, now working on the career mode side of things, if for some reason you haven't herd of this then give it a shot, learn about orbital mechanics and have fun at the same time, or just see how many Kerbals you can crash into the moon in an hour.. This game will remind you just how hard real physics for your tiny CPU to crunch.

Factorio $13 (Free Demo link) [factorio.com]
        You have been sent to a new world to establish a colony and start industrializing it for settlement.. unfortunately your ship crashes and you are isolated from any other survivors, using you ''advanced'' technology you will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies so that you can reach the final goal of building a defensive space port. An ever improving 2d world with 3d models for a fantastic effect.

Older games, warning these are older games.. If you cant stand to do retro games, don't bother.

Master of Magic $6 @ GOG [gog.com]
          Fantasy 4X game, that once some of the bugs where sorted became one of the best fantasy 4X's ever.. Others have tried to copy, non have succeeded. All Green magic FTW!!

Master of Orion 2 $6 @ GOG comes with number 1 as well [gog.com]
          Space based 4X, AI is unfortunately lacking a bit, but still quite engaging, Silicods FTW!!!

Populous $6 @ GOG [gog.com]
            How the Sequels for Populous missed the mark so much is anyone's guess.. Damn it, update graphics, tweek sound a bit, keep the game play/spells the same.. pure win for all!! And I shall put this out there for all, the DOS Roland theme music is the best of the old school versions :P [youtube.com]

Evil Genius $10 @ GOG [gog.com]
          Build your evil lair, send your minions out into the world to plot, teal money and recover cool artifacts, and finally take over the WORLD!! Why Despicable Me has not cloned this is totally beyond me..

apart from pocket billiards? (1)

thephydes (727739) | about 10 months ago | (#46283777)

..... wtf? what are you asking?

I'll Try Anything Without DRM (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283789)

About to buy Banished off the humble store.

The games i like (1)

muphin (842524) | about 10 months ago | (#46283795)

- Age of Empires
- Assassins Creed (1,2.3...)
- BioShock
- BorderLands 1 & 2
- DIshonored
- Fallout 3
- Mass Effect 1 - 3
- Metro Last Light
- Sleeping Dogs
- Syndicate
- Elder Scrolls
- Tombraider

Dwarf Fortress (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283803)

>What older games do you keep coming back to?
Dwarf Fortress.
>What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?
The next version of Dwarf Fortress.

Well (1)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | about 10 months ago | (#46283807)

I just got a new iMac with maxed out configuration and 4GB video memory. So I can run everything at 2560x1440 with all graphics at full/ultra. A great computer although I think that the Fusion drive could benefit from PCIE SSD larger than 120GB when the SATA is 3TB.

- Civ 5, which is good fun but I rarely has the time.
- I liked the original Bioshock so I am playing Bioshock Infinite. It is ok.
- The new Tomb Raider but I kinda hate it since it seems to spend more time with story telling than actual gameplay.

I am hoping for a new Fallout game soon but I don't think it will be released for OS X and I am not going to buy and install Windows for just one game, although it is my all time favorite game.

Many (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283809)

Played through Max Payne 3 again. Really love the emotional cotext of that game. Also playing Dishonored, Papers Please and GTA V.

warframe (1)

issicus (2031176) | about 10 months ago | (#46283813)

There's no story , most of the levels are the same. it's pretty fun, also free to play.

Driver Support (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283825)

As a person who tried going full-time Linux [which,for response's sake I now use every day]; The driver support is terrible, but that isn't Valve's fault. There are a _ton_ of other games that are supported fine, but L4D2 would be laughable to play while in a Linux OS. I thought TF2 would be okay until I remembered my primary laptop runs on an AMD CPU [great performance]. It couldn't get past the title screen, with all the options available via some research exhausted, I decidedly let it go and installed a Windows 8 partition for Photoshop (it runs in WINE great, but it's just not the same with the file system all out of sort) and sub-par casual gaming.

That's not to say Valve is at fault in the least, but this is going to be the biggest hurdle for Linux gaming to go mainstream. I am aware there are reported announcements of Valve working with nVidia to improve Linux driver support. Yes, SteamOS pre-loaded systems are already reaching the market, but that is still in the infantile stages of production. In short, we'll see, but I feel these speculations are easily justifiable.

Nothing modern, that's for sure. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283833)

Via DOSBox:
- Crusader: No Remorse
- Crusader: No Regret
- Command & Conquer '95
- C&C: Red Alert '95
- Raptor: Call of the Shadows
- Duke Nukem 3D
- Quake
- Descent
- Descent 2
- Fallout
- Warcraft 1 & 2
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Mass Destruction
- System Shock
- Syndicate Wars
- Pro Pinball (Big Race, Timeshock, The Web)
- Grand Themft Auto
- Earth 2140
- Simcity 2000 Special Edition

Via VMware Workstation (Win95, 98, XP):
- Expendable
- C&C Tiberium Sun
- Total Annihilation
- Descent 3
- Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
- Fallout 2
- Diablo 1 & 2
- Starcraft
- Dune 2000
- Simcity 3000 and Simcity 4
- Homeworld 1 & 2 (I like to pretend Cataclysm never happened)

There are a few modern games I've enjoyed (Borderlands, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, etc) but they tend to be few and far between these days. I'm kinda getting tired of the whole idea of "experience" and "grinding", hence the huge nostalgia trip. It's amazing how much gameplay a lot of those older games offered (especially the Crusader games), considering they were built by a handful of people and a five digit budget.

Re:Nothing modern, that's for sure. (1)

cyborg_zx (893396) | about 10 months ago | (#46283901)

- Duke Nukem 3D
- Quake

You know there are modern ports for these such that you don't need to use DOSbox right? I'd recommend the JonoF port of Duke Nukem 3D along with the various hi-res texture pack downloads and models that have been made. If you're a purist this may not be what you're looking for but the extras are optional.

I can't remember which Quake engine port I'm using (not at home and there's an absolute tonne) but there's also a hi-res texture pack that was done for it and it really looks good without changing the style at all and I'd definitely recommend seeking that out to get the same classic experience with a face-lift.

Other game I've played recently a lot on PC is StarCraft II - again catching up a bit - and if you like StarCraft you'll probably like this. Best of all you can just go ahead and get the "Starter Edition" and decide for yourself. I particularly like the StarBattle Arcade game which you can play on that version I believe - it's basically capital ship battles with a bunch of smaller fighters like something out of Babylon 5.

I recently got a PS3 (it's cheap!) and have been playing through the "older" games I missed out on having not been playing games recently. If you're looking for something different I'd highly recommend The Last Of Us as this is basically what I'd think of if you asked me how an "interactive movie" should be done in that it tells a great story whilst also being a proper game in its own right.

Xonotic (3, Informative)

future assassin (639396) | about 10 months ago | (#46283839)

And thats all everyone should play http://www.xonotic.org/ [xonotic.org]

I also run several modified Xonotic servers

Freeze Mofo (Camping Rifle Feeze Tag)
Drive Mofo (Vehicle CTF)
Mofo With A Shotgun (Shotgun only mod)

Here's a list of the most active servers http://stats.xonotic.org/topse... [xonotic.org]

Phoronix also uses Xonotic in their testing.

I have Steam with severral games but with them reading my DNS cache they can have the game back (ohh heh)

I also play these console

3DO
AtarI Jaguar
Dreamcast
Saturn
TG 16
N64
Game Cube

new games, old console (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283847)

Casual gamer here - I've been playing on an Xbox 360:

- Mass Effect 3: fantastic overall (series) storyline and depth, better than a lot of SF books (!), I found the (expanded) ending quite satisfying for the series
- GTA 5: Rockstar have outdone themselves with this one, great story, great graphics, as open world as they could do it - and what an open world it is...
- Tomb Raider: the latest one - very well done (albeit a bit short) story, incredible island, linear gameplay but very very nice game overall
- Max Payne 3: the shaking camera and (weird) visual effects make this one bad for epileptics (I'm not), super linear gameplay but worth it for the bullet time shootouts

I don't know what upcoming games there are, and if the 360 has one more year or life in it or so, but I'll be happily replaying these games (well, perhaps not Max Payne) in the years to come. Won't be buying the Xbox One, of that I'm certain - perhaps the PS4 in 2015 or later.

Crusader Kings 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283869)

Crusader Kings 2 is the game which has taken over my life. It is a strategy game which simulates the dynasties of mediaeval Europe where you can attempt to dominate the continent through war, marriage, diplomacy and betrayal. It takes a few days to learn the basic mechanics and a few weeks to learn the subtleties but soon becomes immersive and compelling. The developer has been very active in providing patches to enhance the game over the years and the community is fanatical. I strongly recommend this one.

Crusader kings II (1)

Insinuated (2712761) | about 10 months ago | (#46283889)

I have no idea how long I have been only playing this for, It is amazing.

Kerbal Space Program (1)

Kunax (1185577) | about 10 months ago | (#46283893)

- Infinity is just the beginning. what i would like to see improved in KSP - better snap on of new item - better handling of massive ships(to high item count cause massive lag) - better snap on - less crashes(caused by mods or not)

Counterstrike Global Offensive (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283911)

The title says it all.

oh ya (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283917)

linux, anybody

FOSS games aren't real games (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46283923)

Freedoom, OpenQuartz, OpenArena, ...

Apparently I'm not a gamer.

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