• 59 results
  • 1
  • 2
Avatar image for falserelic
#1 Posted by falserelic (5769 posts) -

For me it was playing Halo: Combat Evolved on the pc back in 2003. But I didn't fully get into online gaming until 2008. My friend introduce me to xbox live on the 360. At the time I didn't give a shit about the forums or playing online much. But my friend told me once I tried xbox live I will never be the same. He also told me that xbox live can be a cruel mean world, and that once I get into online gaming I will understand.

So I gave it a try first thing I had to do was pick my username. Every username I had in mind was already taken. So I let the 360 come up with a username for me and it was FalseRelic. I didn't care about the name but my friend thought it sounded original. So I picked the name and the first game I played was halo 3. I had a blast shooting up people, trash talking and tea bagging my victims.

Afterwards I tried out demos and bought games. Ever sense I've been online gaming. Then overtime I understood exactly what my friend meant about the online gaming world. It really can be a cruel place.

Avatar image for evo
#2 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

Halo was my first too. But I didn't really get into online gaming until Resistance.

Avatar image for vierastalo
#3 Posted by VierasTalo (1367 posts) -

It was probably CS 1.6 sometime around 2003. After that it was some Smackdown VS Raw-game on the PS2, like way, way later when I finally had an ineternet connection of my own.

Or actually scratch that, I think I played some Liero on the school PCs like way before even CS came along.

Avatar image for justin258
#4 Posted by Justin258 (14484 posts) -

Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, and Ratchet Deadlocked, on the PS2 around 2006. I played online for days on end.

Avatar image for guiseppe
#5 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

Probably Unreal Tournament back when it was released.

Avatar image for thelark
#6 Posted by TheLark (184 posts) -

Socom 2, it was awesome

Avatar image for laserbolts
#7 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

First call of duty on pc.

Avatar image for mezza
#8 Posted by MezZa (2785 posts) -

Neverwinter Nights Shadows of Undrentide in 2002.

Avatar image for ssj4raditz
#9 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

Doom deathmatch.

Avatar image for zeforgotten
#10 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Spectre VR 
Technically that was just LAN but I guess that counts, sort off, not really but still. 

Avatar image for mscupcakes
#11 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

The first Killzone, I hooked up my ethernet cable to my PS2 and after getting assigned a random PSN name I was killing Helgasts!

Avatar image for falserelic
#12 Posted by falserelic (5769 posts) -

@TheLark said:

Socom 2, it was awesome

I've always wanted to play the original socom games online. I had socom 1 and 2 but I didn't have internet at the time. The only socom game I played online was socom 4. I enjoyed it but alot of people hated the game. I understood why they hated it. From what I heard alot of the cool features wasn't in socom 4.

Avatar image for yummylee
#13 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
Avatar image for wilsouk
#14 Edited by wilsouk (82 posts) -

Phantasy Star Online for the Dreamcast or Counter Strike when it first came out

Remember staying up all night as the dial up took over the phone line

Avatar image for deinos
#15 Posted by deinos (101 posts) -

Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight back in 1997.

Avatar image for irrelevantjohn
#16 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1194 posts) -

My first real experience online with people i don't know would have to be Counter-strike in 2003. I have to say Call of Duty 4 for my first online console experience. Let's just say I am bad at FPS games and they soured my enjoyment. It wasn't until Burnout Paradise that I really enjoyed the online experience.

Avatar image for ervonymous
#17 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Unreal Tournament 2003, instagib CTF-Citadel.

Avatar image for mr187uk
#18 Posted by mr187uk (185 posts) -

Doom via modem to a guy in Scotland (I'm in Nottingham, England) I was 16 and at work but still living at home.

One morning I awoke, opened my bedroom door to find from top to bottom of the stairs and piled up at the front door a phone bill printed on continuous printer paper the itemised phone bill that my Mum had left for me, for about £200 in total (1996) which was nearly 1/2 months wage. Deep Doh!

Avatar image for exiledvip3r
#19 Edited by ExiledVip3r (139 posts) -

Alien vs Predator. A friend of mine introduced me to this thing called "The Internet" and how you could play other people in the game with GameSpy; it was also my first experience with gaming clans, I got to be pretty good at the game as a minigun marine. Thus began my downfall into being an unproductive human being, before that I mostly played sports with other neighborhood kids.

Avatar image for mosespippy
#20 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

Unreal Tournament. It was UT99 but I didn't play it until 2005. To this day it is the reason I prefer having a server browser instead of matchmaking and having less than 10 maps bores me.

Avatar image for robitt
#21 Posted by Robitt (367 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it was Diablo on battle.net around 97-98? I joined a clan who hosted a webpage on Angelfire or something like that. Im not sure what the clan was exactly for, but it felt awesome at the time being part of a group only existing online.

Avatar image for loafsmooch
#22 Posted by Loafsmooch (545 posts) -

Turok 2 on a 56k modem in '99. Man that was exciting back then. After that probably CS 1.3.

Avatar image for wikitoups
#23 Posted by Wikitoups (1297 posts) -

The old days of quake shareware and mplayer.com that was fucking great!

Avatar image for robothamster
#24 Posted by RobotHamster (4254 posts) -

If everything counts then probably ctoons on cartoon network if anyone remembers that. Then probably halo at a friends house, I didn't start online gaming til I got my 360 with gears of war 1.

Avatar image for deanoxd
#25 Posted by DeanoXD (709 posts) -


Avatar image for morbidyak
#26 Posted by MorbidYak (16 posts) -

Starsiege Tribes back in '98! There might have been ones that I played briefly before that but tribes was definitaly the one that really made me think that this 'online multiplayer' thing might actually catch on.

Avatar image for schmollian
#27 Posted by Schmollian (352 posts) -

The demo for UT2004. I then proceeded to buy the game on release day, and spent most of my 13th year playing that game online. SO good! I still go back to it from time to time... I suck now though lol

Avatar image for shivoa
#28 Posted by Shivoa (1563 posts) -

QuakeWorld probably if we're talking 'internet' (dialing up to the web, connecting to a server). LAN it's got to be Doom first (unless I'm failing to remember something I played earlier - this was over thinnet) and then within the next couple of years that was exploding into so many games (Descent, C&C, and so many others over thinnet and null-modem - Oh the joys of playing LAN games, head to head, over a 19200baud serial port; half way between a real LAN and modem). I think I first played via modem direct dial-up (as in dialing into someone else's private line, no internet involved) with Descent (before 'internet', after LAN in my personal chronology).

Man, it's been a while.

Avatar image for two_socks
#29 Posted by two_socks (418 posts) -

SOCOM 2. That game was fucking rad.

Avatar image for amir90
#30 Posted by amir90 (2243 posts) -

I think it was CS 1.6, I felt so bad after playing.

I felt like the worst player ever :p

Avatar image for 2xtreme
#31 Posted by 2xtreme (51 posts) -

I think it was Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. But I could be forgetting something.

Avatar image for gunstarred
#32 Posted by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. It was always reaaaaaally laggy.

Avatar image for stonyman65
#33 Posted by Stonyman65 (3646 posts) -

Delta Force 2 maybe. One of the Delta Force games, but I forget which one exactly. So I'd say maybe early 2000s.. As for consoles, probably the first SOCOM.

Avatar image for mandude
#34 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

Played tonnes of LAN throughout the 90s, but never really played online 'til Colin McRae DiRT. Can't really stand online, unless I know the people I'm playing with.

Avatar image for hizang
#35 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Club penguin..

Avatar image for jrinswand
#36 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

The only one I can definitely remember is my first MMO, Ultima Online. As far as a a regular multiplayer game goes, it probably would have to be Quake.

Avatar image for sauson
#37 Posted by Sauson (583 posts) -

Unreal Tournament '99 for PC.

First online console experience was Resident Evil Outbreak for PS2.

Avatar image for confusedowl
#38 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1162 posts) -

Runescape was the very first time that I ever played a game online. I played the hell of out it for a year and then the novelty of playing with other people wore off after awhile so ended up quiting because all I had left was the gameplay...and it was really boring.

Avatar image for lost_remnant
#39 Posted by Lost_Remnant (383 posts) -

My memory is foggy if I ever played the Command and Conquer PC titles from the 90's online so that might of actually been my first. Since I played the hell out of those. I can remember for sure though was on MechAssault on Xbox live in the summer of 2003. It was fairly fun, I just remember tons of people using robot voice maksers when LIVE still had that option. I lost interest in playing online until I got Live again in 2007 for my 360 and have been using that for online gaming since then.

Avatar image for deadvillager
#40 Posted by DeadVillager (80 posts) -

My first few were Diablo II and Summoner, both games that my whole family played TCP/IP. My first actual online game was Shadowbane. So somewhere between the ages of eight and eleven for me.

Avatar image for ssully
#41 Posted by SSully (5317 posts) -
Avatar image for deox
#42 Posted by deox (270 posts) -

I'm pretty sure mine was Counter Strike.

Avatar image for twiggy199
#43 Posted by Twiggy199 (617 posts) -
Avatar image for silver-streak
#44 Posted by Silver-Streak (1853 posts) -

First online game experience was when I was 7 or 8, with Prodigy Online's version of Neverwinter Nights and some other RPG.

Then I somehow got into beta testing Ultima Online when I was around 10 or 11...I think from some contest I entered when I bought Ultima 7 or 8.

I don't actively remember if Neverwinter on Prodigy was multiplayer or just online access with it, so I'd say Ultima Online.

Avatar image for pandorasbox
#45 Posted by pandorasbox (329 posts) -

I remember buying and play Counter-Strike back in the day, as well as Quake 3 ARENA. Both of these were exclusively online (minus bots and shitty tutorial based stuff), so they were probably my first online experiences.

On consoles, i believe either HALO (CE), or BF2: Modern Combat on the PS2 were my first online experiences.

Avatar image for whitestripes09
#46 Posted by Whitestripes09 (788 posts) -

I would go to a friends house and play Halo 2 and this Battlefield 2 multiplayer demo that people still played back in the day. I had an absolute blast playing both of those. It definitely changed my mind on what console to get this gen and later on I got xbox live. My first actual moment on online gaming though was actually playing Runescape in grade school. It was my first moment of "holy shit, these are all real people."

Avatar image for rorie
#47 Posted by Rorie (4218 posts) -
Avatar image for myniceicelife
#48 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (703 posts) -

Medal of Honor Allied Assault in late 2002. Played one map and had to stop cause i was still on 56k and wasn't enjoying the lag.

Avatar image for devil240z
#49 Posted by Devil240Z (5708 posts) -

@TheLark said:

Socom 2, it was awesome

This. I remember playing socom over dsl with my friends, all four of us in the same room.

Avatar image for sharpshooter
#50 Posted by Sharpshooter (913 posts) -

My first online gaming experience was Battlefield 2. I had never experienced online gaming before then.