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What Games are You Addicted To?

Cliff posted more than 12 years ago | from the evercrack-has-nothing-on-these-classics dept.

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Anonymous Coward from Gamers Anonymous asks: "Recently I have found myself highly addicted to Freecell, as I cannot go near a computer without just playing a quick game or two, I even have one going at the moment. In the past I have also had problems with Minesweeper and Tetris, both of which I overcame when I had to delete them around exam time. Is there anyone else out there with this problem, I can imagine it would be quite common. What are the most addictive games out there? Is there a support group?" I don't know about PC games, but I've been playing an awful lot of Frequency on the PS2. I just can't seem to help myself even though the game can be frustrating as hell at times. Anyone else have a game that, once under the skin, you can't get enough of it?

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I am addicted (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948230)

to a game called Taco-snotting.

-CmdrTaco

It's not a game... (-1)

ringbarer (545020) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949478)

It's a rite of passage.

Quake III Arena (1)

topside420 (530370) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948235)

I find Quake III Arena very fun at times.

Its a great way to pass hours of otherwise boring time.

And who doesnt like to blow away a few people to relieve some stress and continue with your day.

Urban Terror (Q3 mod) (3, Interesting)

extra88 (1003) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948746)

Urban Terror [urbanterror.net] is a "realistic" total conversion of Quake III. I haven't played Counter Strike but my impression is UT (not to be confused with Unreal Tournement) has less deadly weapons and more movement and action. It helps to have a hotshot on your team but if one team works their radios and really plays like a team, they WILL come out on top.

I used to play a ton of Q3 then after I tried UT I totally switched to it completely. UT definitely sets me more on edge than Q3. It's an extremely well done mod and its fans are desperately waiting for 2.4 which is coming Real Soon Now to provide a variety of improvements and enhancements. Don't wait for 2.4 to try it, it's ready to play NOW.

Re:Urban Terror (Q3 mod) (1)

Funktion - 5 (556324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949386)

Well said. I used to play Tactical Ops 1.6 (mod for Unreal Tournament) until 2.0 came out (huge disappointment). Then a clanmate told me about UT, and some days I wish he hadn't.

elite (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948241)

elite.

I used to go home from school at lunch time to play for 20 minutes.

Several ones (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948245)

I'm most addicted to the one where I dress jamie up in a crotchless latex bodysuit and fuck him in the ass while reciting passages from "Mein Kampf", but I also like passing the crack pipe around when I hang out with the moderators.

--michael sims

Still addicted to EverQuest (1)

topside420 (530370) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948251)

I know many may disagree with me here, but EverQuest can still be pretty fun as of lately.

Verant has recently started shaping up, and making the game alot more like what it should and could be.

How to cure your addiction... (1)

jxa00++ (322387) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948260)

Make sure you are running on Win2K with a Geforce2 and SoundBlaster. Then start up CS, and try to play for more than 10 minutes without crashing. After 2 weeks of this you will never feel the need again.....

Re:How to cure your addiction... (1)

roju (193642) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949307)

Damn straight. I run Win2k with a Radeon and a SB, and although CS never crashes, I'm sure that's because it's running too slowly to even get to that point. I mean, I upgraded my Voodoo2(!!) to play CS, and as soon as I threw Win2k on, I might as well go back to the system I had before the voodoo.

Re:How to cure your addiction... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2951303)

Funny, I went from

Win98 K6-3 400 Voodoo2SLI

to

Win2k K6-3 400 Radeon 64MB DDR ViVo

and it was a nice bump up.

not as big a boost as when I replaced the K6-3 400 with a K6-III+ 550 tho ;)

anyway, if you want to play CS, spend $50 on a duron 1ghz and another $50 on an ECS k7s5a Mobo.

high quality settings, framerate 1024 x 768 - framerate never drops below 70.

2p
Al E. Chu

Final Fantasy VI and X (2, Interesting)

questionlp (58365) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948261)

For me, the games that I'm addicted to are Final Fantasy VI (or III in the US) and X... but my addiction are beyond just the game but to the music. Although FF6 is fairly old, but the story line, the twist and turns, and the depth of the game (i.e.: the opera) are what make me cling on to the game. While on the music tangent, I'm also addicted to the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack.

Re:Final Fantasy VI and X (1)

frankmu (68782) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949140)

i'm currently addicted to Final Fantasy X. there is something mind numbing about trying to increase your AP's, by fighting the same monsters a thousand times. everyone else in the family hates it, so i have to play it when everyone is sleeping. makes work the next day difficult. my wife HATES the music. my son ( 2 1/2 yrs) loves when bahaumut shows up. i'm not not very good with the racer games, and the shooters are banned by my wife, so it's a good thing that i love this game.

I am rather fond of... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948264)

...the Parachute Ball Stretcher [stockroom.com] . I love it when Rob hooks his leash to it and drags me around by my testicles!

-Hemos

bondage games (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948265)

I like it when CmdrTaco forces me into the leather mask and whips me like the naughty boy I am after I misconfigure the BSD firewall!

--Cowboy Neal

Alpha Centauri (1)

SofaMan (454881) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948266)

I still dig this game in a big way. It's still the only game I play where I literally and completely lose track of time. It's very hard to put it down and just get some damn sleep.

Re:Alpha Centauri (1)

Noodlenose (537591) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949749)

same here.

There is nothing like wasting a complete Sunday for a game of Alpha Centauri. The only problem is that it is hard to find somebody with the same amount of time on his hands to do a multiplayer game.

Dirk

SMB (1)

ASCIIMan (47627) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948268)

no, not Super Mario Brothers (although I was at one time...) rather, SUPER MONKEY BALL!!! I've currently beaten the Basic, Basic Extra, Advanced, and Expert levels, but I don't think I'll be able to kick the addiction until I at least beat Advanced Extra and Expert Extra, maybe even Master. (Hopefully I won't then have to move on to the mini games)

Re:SMB (3, Funny)

epsalon (518482) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948288)

Yeah, me too!
Can't get enough of browsing all those open shares in our internal network... :)

Re:SMB (1)

dimator (71399) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948946)

Master? I didn't know SMB had that, how do you unlock it? (I've gotten AD extra, I'm working on EX extra.)

Re:SMB (1)

ASCIIMan (47627) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949253)

Beat Expert and Expert Extra in without continues. (You get Expert Extra by going through Expert without continues.)

Re:SMB (1)

Cubejockey (541548) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950167)

Speaking of Super Mario Bros, back in the day (2-3 years ago) I found an interesting NES Rom: Afro-Mario -- regular Mario but with a large Elvis-like Afro.. that was fun.......

Re:SMB (-1)

dadaist (544022) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950362)

I also like to play games with the windows file servers. It's called val CIFS = fn x:string ==> "I crashed!"+x

Grand Theft Auto 3 (2, Interesting)

topside420 (530370) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948278)

Who could resist a game that has completely been banned in Australlia.

What other game does this:
Ride around find a hooker. Stop, and let her in. Drive to a secluted spot and when ya stop for a little bit, the car starts bouncing up and down. You look at your money...and the money is going down, but the health is going up, hehe.

Then, if you didn't feel like wasting that money, when the chick gets out the car, you can run her over then pick the money up off the ground.

You can also run over cops, get all sorts of guns and blow em up. You can shoot the helicopters down, and get tanks on ya.

Not to mention, steal someones car and go listen to the talk radio stations on the radio.

Re:Grand Theft Auto 3 (0)

epodrevol (219315) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950099)

Fucking A - this game is the best ever.

Addiction (2, Funny)

Metrollica (552191) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948279)

Does Slashdot count?

Re:Addiction (1)

Iamthefallen (523816) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948298)

Well, some games you play for kills, some for points, still others you play for "money".
Slashdot you play for karma, so yup, sounds like a game. First one to 51 wins!

I like games (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948282)

When michael's not assfucking me in my body suit, I'd have to say my favorite game is modslapping entire threads about Slashdot's moderation system.

--jamie

I enjoy playing Dungeon Master. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948283)

Dungeon Master is where I put on my tight leather "body armor" and brutally whip Jamie, Hemos, and CowboyNeal, all stark naked in my "dungeon" (aka the Geek Cumpound). I especially like whipping Michael while he's tied up on a steel suspension bar [stockroom.com] . Michael looks just like the chick in that picture! He's such a hot twink!

-CmdrTaco

I am addicted (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948293)

Michael, Jamie, and I will dress in tight leather mock-S.S. uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. Then we begin to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until our pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

-timothy [monkey.org]

Tribes 2 (1)

Stone Rhino (532581) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948294)

Just see my sig.

I'd say... (1, Offtopic)

epsalon (518482) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948295)

CowboyNeal!

What do you mean this is not a poll?
No CowboyNeal option? Can't be!

SlashDot: The addiction.

Re:I'd say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948331)

I am sorry if I am being harsh, but you are not in the least bit humorous. There is haha funny, funny, and making yourself look like a jackass funny. I am sorry again if I come out sounding too ruff.

Re:I'd say... (0, Flamebait)

SumDeusExMachina (318037) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948352)

That's not funny, that's stupid. Why don't you come up with something even remotely original?

Re:I'd say... (0, Offtopic)

Stone Rhino (532581) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948440)

why don't you come up with something even remotely positive to say?

Re:I'd say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948492)

+2 insightful

Re:I'd say... (0, Flamebait)

SumDeusExMachina (318037) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948497)

Because life isn't all positive? Take the good with the bad, you pussy.

Re:I'd say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948505)

+2 interesting

Re:I'd say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948362)

Remove his +1 bonus!

Re:I'd say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948449)

CowboyNeal!

I'll curse that name till the day I die!

THIS SID IS DEAD! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948343)

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--sdem

I claim this sid in the name of trolltalk! (-1)

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Nethack, Advent, and anything by Infocom (1)

primal39 (409681) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948360)

Text adventure games are my weakness. Zork, HHGTTG, and anything else made by Infocom (hard to find binaries for some of them now), plus nethack, adventure (xyzzy!) and rogue. The games may be outdated by today's standards, but I still can't put them down.

now what do I do with this parrot?

UT does it for me... (1)

krs-one (470715) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948406)

UT does it for me. Since I'm in a clan, I have to play, but I don't go a day without playing a few hours. Yeah, its probably bad, but oh well, I'm having fun. It's a fun way to waste 30 minutes during a football halftime show. :)

-Vic

Bejewelled (3, Interesting)

Howie (4244) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948416)

After it was mentioned a couple of times on Penny Arcade [penny-arcade.com] , I got into Bejewelled [popcap.com] , first the Java version [popcap.com] , and then the Windows one on my laptop. It has the same sort of evil 'one more go' deal that tetris and freecell have.

Other things that have had the same effect for shorter periods are: SSX, Wipeout (all three), Cannon Fodder, Mr Do!

Re:Bejewelled (2, Informative)

elfkicker (162256) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948992)

It's a great game. My girlfriend is actually waiting for me to get off the computer right now so she can play it. Excite's game pages feature it and they have some other good ones. Try Bounce Out [excite.com] for a similiar game but a bit harder due to the layout.

All my friends are currently killing brain cells to Frequency at the moment. I-Qube is a personal favorite for the PS1.

Civilization (1)

mnmn (145599) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948442)

The most addictive game in the world is Civilization. I have played and mastered every verstion and mutation of this game but it never ends. You can play one on a 286 with 640k ram and there are free linux versions, but theres no support group to how to end this addiction. I'm sure such a support group would be in the thousands if not tens of thousands. Civilization clearly beats Tetris, minesweeper and anything else I have been addicted to.

Civilization is like Sex because... (2)

jayed_99 (267003) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949305)

If you want to do it by yourself, all you have to do is turn on the computer
Make your strategic moves in the beginning but always remember the end-game is what's really important
Even though you might be on top right now, you might end up on bottom
Talk doesn't cut it; you have to bring the goods to the table
You've been late for work/school/appointments because of it
If you have enough money it will compensate for your other flaws
When you're done, you can't wait to do it again

Re:Civilization (1)

kvn299 (472563) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950132)

Oh, gawd... This is the only game that I continue to play even after getting burnt out on it. After avoiding it for a whole month, in a moment of weakness, I fired up a new game on Friday. Well, that's all she wrote--the whole weekend pissed away telling endless workers to BUILD ROADS, MINES, RAILROADS... Wiping the Chinese from my continent... exploring the world with creaky triremes... Diplomacy... Goodie huts... barbarians... ARGGHH!!!

Just writing about it is making me look at the clock in anticipation for the minute I can run home and finish the game. Man, I need a life!

mods? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948490)

where are the mods on this topic?

pls read rest of thread (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948568)

As I've already posted above, there are no mods because TROLLS OWN THIS SID. HTH.

Re:pls read rest of thread (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948597)

trolls own your mom

SMAC (2)

Spoing (152917) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948541)

Sid Meier's Alpha Centuri is worthy of it's acronym.

Starcraft (2, Informative)

damiam (409504) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948566)

Starcraft and Brood War. Two of the best games ever made.

Re:Starcraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948572)

Wow, you're a faggot!

Generalize (1)

Cuthalion (65550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948605)

Here's a different question. What is it that makes an addictive game addictive?

Re:Generalize (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2948661)

A. Little frogs

-John Romero

games i've been addicted to (2)

willhelm (12091) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948617)

It started with the Infocom games. Zork and Leather Goddesses of Phobos. Then Civilization--I would come home and play that for hours on end. Then I discovered WarCraft II which was wonderful. Then Age of Empires. Then I discovered mudding. That was like 5 years ago. I've been mudding ever since.

Most of the games I became addicted to had a timeless quality to them but had different aspects I got addicted to.

In the case of Zork and Leather Goddesses of Phobos, they were well thought out puzzle games.

In the case of WarCraft II and Age of Empires, it was the network play that was addicting--my roommates and I would play until the wee hours of the morning.

In the case of mudding--it's the immersive world. I know people there and I'm familiar with the places, and I can log in from wherever. I even got into writing my own mudclient and started a few mudserver projects. The problem domains involved in mudding and mud-building are just fascinating.

Half-Life and it's Mods (2)

finity (535067) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948644)

Half-Life is the most addicting game I've ever played. The mod's to it are what make it so great. Counter Strike, Team Fortress Classic and Opposing Force are especially fun mods.

Re:Half-Life and it's Mods (1)

finity (535067) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948653)

Sorry bout all the badly placed apostrophes.

Re:Half-Life and it's Mods (1)

Joakim A (313708) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950046)

And the best mod ever is Day Of Defeat, check it out on http://www.dayofdefeatmod.com

Counter-Strike! (3, Informative)

FreakyGeeky (23009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948663)

Counter-Strike (www.counter-strike.net [counter-strike.net] ) has used more hours of my life than any other game. It's about three years old, and is regularly updated. There isn't a game around I've played for three year's time. It's free (as in beer) and only requires that you own a copy of Half-Life (www.half-life.sierra.com [sierra.com] ) wich currently runs about $30. Running a Counter-Strike Guild (www.dohguild.com) doesn't help much either!

Re:Counter-Strike! (1)

Jack_of_Hearts (135367) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948995)

Yeah, Counter-Strike is more dangerous than crack. It has sucked away any social life that I may have had since I discovered it.

Re:Counter-Strike! (1)

bonezed (187343) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949218)

CS sucks!

biggest fag boy cheaterz game ever!

Try a real game like Tribes or Tribes 2.

Xboing (1)

PoiBoy (525770) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948695)

Xboing. Without a doubt. I can't count the number of hours I've wasted away playing that fricking game.

Half-Life and it's Spawn (1)

TheDarkRogue (245521) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948706)

I Will find my self saying, while I am writing a report, Lets just play a quick round of SteamCS or TFC or DoD or Firearms or something just to take a break, and then I Realize that it's midnight, i've just been playing for 4 hours, and my report is due in the morning. It's a Constant thing. Then there was Deus Ex. I Almost failed several classes because of Deus Ex. I Would come home, play, Sleep, go to class the next day Empty handed. Deus Ex Singleplayer was the most addictive thing I have played.

most addictive (1)

Bouillabaisse (548348) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948774)

One of the most addictive games for me is Gran Turismo 3, that game will affect my driving in real life, "I can make this turn better if i bounce off that domino's truck in front of me. Wiat a minute!!!" ::tires squeal::

Return to Castle Wolfenstien (1)

mini me (132455) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948779)

Return to Castle Wolfenstien is the only game I play. I wouldn't even call that an addiction. I've never been a big fan of games.

XPilot (1)

Pierre (6251) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948785)

A lab patner turned me onto it (like heroin) eight or nine years ago. Every so often I decide to play a quick game which ends hours later...

At my peak I played every day... I wonder why my masters took so long hmm....

Gyruss! (1)

brianc (11901) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948819)

Gyruss [io.com] is the most addictive for me.
One of the best soundtracks to any of the old
80's arcade games!

These days, I'm playing it thanks to MAME [mame.net] and XMAME [mame.net]

What About ………? (0)

norwoodites (226775) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948846)

Coding, I do it for fun and I am addicted to it, it is a game to me.

the SuperBowl (1)

gruntvald (22203) | more than 12 years ago | (#2948853)

'nuff said !

Two (1)

JediTrainer (314273) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949034)

Quake 3, with the Urban Terror [urbanterror.net] total conversion. Very realistic, very fun and addictive. I love the way the maps look like everyday places, and the characters look very human. And the real guns.

Roller Coaster Tycoon [rollercoastertycoon.com] . This sim-style game where you build a theme park and design your own coasters is probably the most addictive game I've ever played. Hours go by without me even realizing it. Lots of fun.

my addictions... (1)

laslo2 (51210) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949047)

in no particular order...

joust
pole position
tempest
ms pac man
dig dug
robotron 2084
galaga

some people smoke crack. I fire up mame. ;-)

Re:my addictions... (1)

darketernal (196596) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950162)

You go! Dig Dug is teh absolute 0wnz0r...I've been playing way too much Max Payne [remedy.fi] recently. The plot is great. And I keep running out of Bullet Time. Noteworthy mention Deus Ex [deusex.com]

All hail the Finnish!

Dating (5, Funny)

CMiYC (6473) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949059)

I'm addicted to playing the dating game. I don't know why. It never seems to work out.

Pontifex, toothpick bridgebuilding on crack (1)

Change (101897) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949088)

http://www.chroniclogic.com produces a game called Pontifex, in which you construct bridges in full 3D glory. In order to progress to the next bridge, a train must be able to successfully pass over the bridge. Very entertaining and addicting game, at least for me. Once you finish it, go back and try to make your bridges cheaper.

A few other good ones on the same puzzle theme are The Incredible Machine series of games...if you like Rube Goldberg contraptions, you'll love these games.

MTREK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2949120)

See www.mtrek.com [mtrek.com] to start wasting your life... it is a multiplayer space combat telnet game.

Addictive personality (1)

Phleg (523632) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949123)

I've found Diablo II to be quite addictive. I play it for a couple of months, drop it another couple, then pick it back up. Unreal Tournament is fun as hell to play with friends, especially the CTF and Assault modes for it. EverCrack consumed more of my time than any other game in history. Final Fantasy X definately deserves a mention, as I spent hours trying to get every character incredibly powerful. And finally, Grand Theft Auto 3 is just plain fun. Who wouldn't enjoy a game in which you can pick up whores, steal police cars, jump ramps, run jobs for the mob, etc?

Klines, glTron (1)

xonker (29382) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949128)

Those are definitely the games that consume the bulk of my time right now. Q3A at the end of the day when I need to blow something up, but during the day a quick game of glTron (or twenty...games of glTron are short) or Klines every hour or so keeps me sane. Well, sane-ish, anyway...

EverQuest (0)

mscout1 (453409) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949133)

They don't call it EverCrack for nothing!

UT (1)

ArsonPerBuilding (319673) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949216)

I just spent a 4 day weekend playing endless UT. I just wrote an interview that I was supposed to conduct to a real person, not give a mock interveiw(quering google). I have 3 weeks to learn a whole lotta shit(USAD), and I still have a kick-ass speaker setup that needs to be setup and some hardware mods i wanna do. I still wanna play UT though. Are there support groups that can help me?????

NetHack (1)

Rheingold (2741) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949235)

NetHack. 1/3 of may life in the last 2 weeks has been devoted to NetHack. I've figure out how to cheat (by copying away my saved game files) and I'm finally going on a quest. I'm a l00ser.

Games 'n stuff (1)

LastToKnow (449735) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949322)

I'm another Freecell addict. I like to sit and stare at a new game for about 20 minutes, solve it in a flurry of action the next minute.

Descent 3 is always good. My rank seems to be going down despite the fact that I seem to be doing better. Go figure.

Finally, my Nethack addiction seems to be tapering off, since I fought my way right to the tower of the Wizard of Yendor, and found myself terribly short of resources. I haven't had the heart to go and play that charactor to the bitter end.

No current addictions. (2)

Restil (31903) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949334)

But when Ultima Online came out, I found myself spending a bare minimum of 8 hours a day playing it, more if I could manage it. I had to quit cold turkey 6 months after starting because the pathetic excuse for my life was starting to suffer as a results.

I played starcraft for a bit, but the most I could play it was 2-3 hours a day before getting bored with it. Now, I get my gaming in 15 minute spurts and go on with my life.

Subspace, Halflife, sometimes a little starcraft, and doom 2. Thats all I really mess around with anymore.

-Restil

Lots of addictions... (1)

SilentDissonance (516202) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949406)

My current addictions are:

  • Grand Theft Auto III [rockstargames.com] for PS2 [playstation2.com]
    Combining racing, shooting, dark humor and wonton viloence in one game. Plus, you get to be the bad guy for once :).
  • Tekken Tag Tournament [tekkentagtournament.com] for PS2 [playstation2.com]
    Practice at home to play Tekken 4 [namcoarcade.com] in arcades and provide maximum pain to my adversaries.
  • Final Fantasy X [squaresoft.com] for PS2 [playstation2.com]
    Ooooo... pretty...
  • Yahoo! Eucher [yahoo.com]
    No one else in my family plays, so I play with complete strangers.
  • Unreal Tournament [unrealtournament.com] on PC
    Team Deathmatch and Domination with 3+ teams is good. Mods like Jailbreak [planetjailbreak.com] and FragBall [planetunreal.com] are also highly time-consuming.
  • Diamond Mine [shockwave.com]
    Great little Shockwave game. I play this constantly at work :)

Wow, looking at the list, it's amazing that I'm bored all the time...

Rez (1)

32xts (163190) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949494)

Rez is beautiful, both visually and sonically.

Freeciv is amazingly addictive. (3, Informative)

mfarah (231411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949761)

I can't believe no one has mentioned Freeciv [freeciv.org] yet.



Freeciv is a Civ/Civ2 clone, released under the GPL, running on Linux (also Windoze, and a lot of other operating systems). It plays just like Civ/Civ2, with only very minor differences in gameplay, and with a huge one: the interface is much superior to that of Civ2, so you don't end up frustrated and bored by it.



I can't recommend this game enough.

go (2, Interesting)

bjpirt (251795) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949788)

although i have spent extended periods of time being addicted to computer games (doom and Quake 3 particularly), my recent addiction is the game 'go'
played in high resolution real 3d space (with little black and white counters on a grid board). This game is utterly addictive and one of the interesting things about it is that, although it follows a very simple set of rules, no program has ever been created that could beat a vaguely good go player. (unlike chess :-)

Not that there hasn't been any incentive either, a Taiwanese businessman wagered $1,000,000 that noone could build a go program that could beat a professional go player.

I suggest not trying this game, as it is far too addictive :-)

Why all the FPS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2949826)

For me, its Fallout 2. Without a doubt in my mind the most addictive game I have ever played. I used to play a character that would rely on stealing a lot, my addiction got so bad that it got to the stage where I wasn't worried about failing my exams, cause I was almost convinced that I could reload and try again.

daily fix (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2949845)

Counter-Strike!

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 and 3 (1)

checkyoulater (246565) | more than 12 years ago | (#2949872)

When THPS2 was first released, I could'nt get enough of it, to the point where it got rediculous. Never mind the fact that I have been a sucker for skateboard games since I played Skate or Die on my C64!

Great sound track, and decent graphics too. Part 3 is being released on PC next month. Damn, no sleep for me.

Tetrinet! (2)

gagravarr (148765) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950055)

Tetrinet is a multiplayer version of tetris. You get special blocks, can attack other players, all the usual plus more! I find it very addictive, and often go on for a game but stay on for 2 hours. [tetrinet.org]

As a bonus, there is a GTK client gtetrinet [sourceforge.net] and also a commandline one (needs 80x50 though, so either console framebuffer or SVGAConsole is needed), so I can happilly play away the hours from linux :)

Re:Tetrinet! (1)

gagravarr (148765) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950073)

Umm, wtf? Why did the first </a> suddenly jump into the second paragraph like that? And why the hell did it display fine in preview? Something odd going on here...

The Blood, the blood, Counter-Strike (1)

boy_afraid (234774) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950239)

I still have bad dreams to this day. The blood, the BLOOD man, that's all I see night after night. I would play Counter-Strike every night, staying up late, getting to work late, ignoring my wife. I finally uninstalled Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and all the mods. I went cold turkey about over a week ago, but I still have the chills. Only time will tell when I've been cured.

Nethack (1)

shaniber (38661) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950295)

Nethack, nethack, nethack.

It has gotten so bad that I've started posting my SDs to the newsgroup. I've tried savescumming, I've nearly cried when my super-duper level 24 samurai was killed by disease in Hell, I've hacked the source code to give my wizards a +6 quarterstaff and Cloak of MR. Every day I tell myself, "I'm not going to play today". And every day I fire up those little ASCII characters for my fix. It's not NetHack, it's NetCrack. And I love it.

- shane.

Nethack, Civ, Xboing - In that order (2, Interesting)

xsbellx (94649) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950352)

I had an after-school job in a sandwich shop/pinball arcade back in the 70's. I still remember the amazing line-ups to play Space Invaders, unfortunatley/fortunately I never relly became a big fan of shoot-em ups. My tastes ran a liitle more towards the strategy genre.

So in order of addiction,

1) Nethack mostly for nostalgia. I still fondly remember playing "Collosal Cave" on a 370 running MVS.

2) Civ. WOW what a game. Unfortunately, the time commitment is a little heavy. You just can't play for 15 minutes at a time.

3) Xboing. Pure mindless escapism, who can ask for more.

Agendaroids and Bomberman (1)

tfurrows (541222) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950432)

Agendaroids on the Agenda VR3d and Bomberman on the Turbo Duo.

Old NES games (1)

hether (101201) | more than 12 years ago | (#2950481)

Right now its a combination of the old NES games Bubble Bobble and some Yoshi game where you eliminate things in pairs. Previously it was spider solitaire, trying to solve the games in the least number of moves possible.

Ghost Recon! (1)

Elvii (428) | more than 12 years ago | (#2951091)

I would be playing it right now, but it looks like my cd was swiped! grrr, if only I had my OICW or MP5 then they'd regret taking my cd. :)
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