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Title: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Deckard Cain on December 02, 2014, 04:00:21 PM
Let's get a discussion going!

I've just been promoted to Game Night Coordinator, and want to get a firm idea of what kinds of games the community plays. Personally, I'm an RPG / RTS kind of guy. I'm not a huge fan of FPS games, but do play them on occasion (my favorite being Nexuiz).

When I was growing up I used to play Starcraft for days (literally....). Starcraft was my favorite RTS of all time and I used to travel hours to go to different LAN parties in the area where we would play the same match for sometimes (on one occasion my best friend and I played the same match for almost two months).

Another one of my favorite games is Diablo 2 which is where my username derives from. I couldn't tell you how many hours I've logged in both the original and 2 (+expansion).

Now I'd like to hear from you guys! What are your gaming experiences, what are your favorite games? Know of any good free to play games, mention it here so we all can enjoy it!
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Spatry on December 02, 2014, 04:22:48 PM
Alright! Time for the community to CHIME IN... I will still continue to RUN Star Conflict Saturday nights at 8PM EST UTC-5...

What day and time do you want to play games? Please post in New York TIME...

Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: ben (gentoo/linux) fitzpatrick on December 03, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
For me it's between Alien Arena and Doom..
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: OrvilleG on February 10, 2015, 10:42:48 AM
I'm into games with a good story.
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: c00ter on February 10, 2015, 11:18:56 AM
Yes! Global Thermonuclear Warfare, if you please. ;)
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Deckard Cain on February 10, 2015, 12:37:27 PM
Cooter, I don't understand what the purpose of that game is...
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: TheFlagCourier on February 10, 2015, 07:47:09 PM
How about a TF2 brunchion on Saturdays?
Title: Re: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: c00ter on February 10, 2015, 11:12:14 PM
Cooter, I don't understand what the purpose of that game is...

As I recall from the movie War Games, the purpose was to demonstrates that everyone loses, nay? ;)
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Deckard Cain on February 11, 2015, 10:51:47 AM
Ah I see. That's an interesting game I must say.
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Synrgy87 on February 11, 2015, 12:24:50 PM
Speaking of War Games, i still have the big box windows 95 game of WAR GAMES, a 3D RTS game which is pretty cool. Based on the movie of course but not following it's storyline at all.
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: JayVii on February 22, 2015, 07:48:26 PM
I suggest WARSOW (http://www.warsow.net/) as a FPS-game for Game Night.
It has a higher skill-cap than other Arena-shooters like Nexuiz or Xonotic, since it is even faster and includes wall-hopping.
However it also looks SO MUCH BETTER (if you are into that cartoony stile).

The Gameplay is so much fun and I think it would be very suitable for GameNight. The system-requirements aren't high either so it should run even on crappy hardware (just like Xonotic, Nexuiz or Alien Arena)
http://youtu.be/_sxSkiC8EEY (http://youtu.be/_sxSkiC8EEY)



Slower Gameplay:
http://youtu.be/j7jTd-m0Gvc (http://youtu.be/j7jTd-m0Gvc)



It's available in many Community-Repos, on their Website (http://www.warsow.net/) or you can get it from GOG.com (http://www.gog.com/game/warsow)

Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Deckard Cain on February 23, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
Hmm... Very interesting. Imma download this when I get home and get back to you guys. There has been an increasing amount of requests for these games and I think its about time we played one ;)
Title: Re: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: JayVii on February 23, 2015, 01:54:45 PM
I think its about time we played one ;)

Yes, we had a BLAST in the first few gaming nights, when we played Xonotic and Alien Arena, a few months back. Can be fun for a while, but here's where your new "2-games-per-gamenight" system really shines. because most as a casual to the genre, you simply cannot play such a fast-paced game for an hour straight.
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: TWillJam on February 26, 2015, 09:49:25 PM
throwing out a suggestion: Robocraft, a fun little free-to-play game that is in early access. you guys should check it out!
hears the steam page: RoboCraft (http://store.steampowered.com/app/301520/)
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: JayVii on February 27, 2015, 04:25:30 AM
Robocraft is REALLY fun, indeed. Last time i checked, it was a bit awkward to get into a game together but not much of a hassle either. I played it quite long with a friend of mine. However, you cannot create privat matches, which is the exact thing it has to have to be suitabe for gamenight. However, there are constant updates and additions to the game, so we may see that feature included in the future
Title: Re: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: OrvilleG on March 01, 2015, 08:35:09 PM
Robocraft is REALLY fun, indeed. Last time i checked, it was a bit awkward to get into a game together but not much of a hassle either. I played it quite long with a friend of mine. However, you cannot create privat matches, which is the exact thing it has to have to be suitabe for gamenight. However, there are constant updates and additions to the game, so we may see that feature included in the future

The first 10 hours of robocraft is just grinding.
Plus I think you can have a party so you can join games together, but I'm not sure.

Games that I suggest that are on Steam:
Synergy (Multiplayer half life 2 mod)
Pirates Vikings and Knights 2 (A half life 2 mod)
Double Action: Boogaloo (Free)
CesarAI (Free, not sure if multiplayer)
Gear Up (Not working on Linux anymore, hopefully fix soon. Also Free)
Dota 2 (Free)

Non Steam games:
Cube 2 (Free)
Wolfenstien Enemy Territory (Free)
Age of Empires II (Can run in Wine)

Not all are free, but I enjoy them.


Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: Leck on March 01, 2015, 10:48:57 PM

i write a lot so the games i suggested i wrote on sepearate posts.  after testing half a dozen games (mostly fps) i agree with jay about adding warsow to game night.  i decided this independently, and only read jay's comment above on this thread after i decided upon warsow.  my entire reasoning is here on my post.  

http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,3200.msg19409.html#msg19409


www.Lecksite.com
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: xaGe on March 02, 2015, 04:32:35 AM
I'm hardly free when you guys play, but if I were I'm down with any Doom engine game and mod combination. Using Doomseeker (http://doomseeker.drdteam.org/) online id Tech 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_engine) games browser and Zandronum (http://zandronum.com/) id Tech 1 (doom engine) port  finding online games, installing server required wads and game files and playing is pretty seamless. I play a minimum few hours a week.

id Tech 1 commercial games:

Doom (1993)
The Ultimate Doom (1995)
Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994)
Master Levels for Doom II (1995)
Final Doom (1996)
Heretic (1994)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (1996)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel (1996)
Strife: Quest for the Sigil (1996)


id Tech 1 non-commercial games:

Chex Quest (1996)
Chex Quest 2 (1997)
Chex Quest 3 (2008)
Hacx: Twitch 'n Kill (1997)
Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch (2010)

Not to mention all the mods, custom maps and wad availble free to download.

   
For me it's between Alien Arena and Doom..
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: JayVii on March 09, 2015, 12:53:37 AM
Evolution RTS (http://store.steampowered.com/app/291150/) (available via Steam, from their website or Desura) would also be quite interesting. Just like OpenRA, it is a very fast-paced RTS with decent graphics.

EASY TO LEARN, HARD TO MASTER! :)

it uses the opensource spring-engine and is very easy to host.
Take a look into that game. it is really amazing
Title: Re: Do you want to play a game?
Post by: pip5528 on March 10, 2015, 08:43:53 PM
For me it's between Alien Arena and Doom..

Alien Arena sounds cool, and Doom is amazing, but Doom is not free of charge. It has to be purchased. However, if you're talking about the shareware of Doom, then maybe that would work, considering that it is allowed to be freely distributed and played unlike the full game.