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Offline PS3_UK

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How "old school" are you?
« on: 03:14 PM - 02/13/14 »
I'll start.

First online FPS game was Quakeworld in 1998. Played it for several years afterwards. Didn't touch Quake 3 because of the limited movement/ air control compared to Quakeworld. Remember the classic Quakeworld games between the likes of LakermaN_of_SC and Kane (the famous Thresh match was slightly before my time). Even played against some of the famous old players.

I get the feeling there are quite a few "old schoolers" with XIMs - maybe some even going back to online Doom. How far back do you go?

Post details of (i) first game, and (ii) first online FPS with mouse and keyboard.
« Last Edit: 03:23 PM - 02/13/14 by PS3_UK »

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #1 on: 03:16 PM - 02/13/14 »
I was Online Pong champion.

EDIT: I should add we didn't have XIMs back then. Imagine how good I would have been with a XIM playing pong.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #2 on: 03:17 PM - 02/13/14 »
I should add - Counter-Strike was viewed with utter and total scorn by old QW players because of the camping it involved. 'CS' was an insult used when someone wasn't playing aggressively in 1v1. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm now playing CoD, the bastard offspring of CS, because nobody plays QW style games on console.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #3 on: 03:18 PM - 02/13/14 »
Man I have an intellivision, atari, neo geo, nintendo, super nintendo, genesis, dreamcast, ps, ps2, p3,ps4

xbox, xbox 360, xbox one...nintendo 64...i dunno man I have so many consoles it is unreal. Most of them sit in a closet collecting dust though as emulators do the job for me.

practically every console. I used to have a jaguar and a sega CD but they got broken during a move.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #4 on: 03:19 PM - 02/13/14 »
way prior to doom.  the Magnavox Odyssey gaming machine


Pick Axe Pete on the Odyssey



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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #5 on: 03:24 PM - 02/13/14 »
Anyone ever played Guardian Heroes on sega saturn? If you have not, you have not truly lived. Mayhaps the best, most underrated sidescrolling beatemup ever in the history of the Bible and beyond.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #6 on: 03:32 PM - 02/13/14 »
I still have most of the consoles, some with boxes collecting dust going back to Coleco including a Telstar and C64.
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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #7 on: 03:33 PM - 02/13/14 »
I remember asking for an atari 2600 because all of my friends had one .... I got an odyssey.  Oh man were my feelings hurt.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #8 on: 03:36 PM - 02/13/14 »
My older brothers used to play attari & intellivision, which I kind of started on.  But really I was too young, and didnt really start playing games on my own until Nintendo.  From there it went sega genesis --> 3DO --> Play Station (which i played for many years).

Then there was a short period with Dream Cast

Then came Xbox and Halo, which was my first FPS.  Right around that same time, I also started playing Counter Strike 1.5 (and later 1.6).

Moved to Xbox 360 around the launch, and been pretty consistently used ever since.  Been through 4 red rings of death.

Planning to get Xbox One once there is a game worth getting for it.

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #9 on: 03:38 PM - 02/13/14 »
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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #10 on: 03:51 PM - 02/13/14 »
God I cannot stress how important this game is to play. DL it on  xbox arcade....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByxHeJSkv54

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #11 on: 05:00 PM - 02/13/14 »
Atari 2600 was our first console.  We progressed from there (NES, SNES, Sega, etc).   My first pc game was Combat Flight Simulator.  My first FPS was Rainbow Six followed by Rogue Spear and Rainbow Six 3.

This was actually my very first video game.  I loved it and played it for hours and hours.  My brother had the head-to-head version.
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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #12 on: 05:13 PM - 02/13/14 »
This is the earliest game "console" I can remember owning...



Before that, I remember playing Fletcher's Castle on BBC Micro

http://andrew.stannard.name/blog/2011/12/23/bbc-micro-and-fletchers-castle/

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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #13 on: 05:53 PM - 02/13/14 »
^

Classic,

Lol,

But I must admit, I did have astro wars as my first rig, followed by puck monster and the usual suspect of the hand held donkeykong.
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Re: How "old school" are you?
« Reply #14 on: 07:26 PM - 02/13/14 »
zx spectrum +2 was my first gaming rig... Then the Atari 3200. The spectrum was awesome. Just copy tons of games onto a single spare cassette with a twin deck tape recorder, noting the start times for each game.