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    The game that got you into PC gaming.

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    #1  Edited By The_Dude

    For me I remember the magical day my dad brought home Duke Nukem 3D, I had hardly even played games up until that point. I just remember being so blown away by how awesome it was, for me the game was perfect. I think i was about 6 or 7 and I played through and beat that game like 15 times...ahhh the good ol' days.

    So what about you guys, what game or maybe games really got you hooked on Pc gaming.

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    #2  Edited By skillagon

    NeverWinter Nights, absolutely loved that game! Alas my pc gaming didnt last very long, bout 50 hours i would say.

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    #3  Edited By epic_pets

    Diablo 3

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    #4  Edited By twenty0ne

    Test Drive 4.

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    #5  Edited By The_Dude
    epic_pets said:
    "Diablo 3"
    lol nice
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    #6  Edited By evilhomer

    I think the first Diablo but  it may have been something previous.  My memory is kind of spotty these days.

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    #7  Edited By tec3297
    The_Dude said:
    "epic_pets said:
    "Diablo 3"
    lol nice
    "
    Yeah, funny. lol
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    #8  Edited By Psynapse

    Jazz Jackrabbit, COSMO, Commander Keen, Doom, Duke Nukem 2d... God those were the days!!!

    Edit: OMG AND HALLOWEEN HARRY!!! LOVED THAT GAME!

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    #9  Edited By Booticon

    Wizardry

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    #10  Edited By Spizzy

    Hey Psynapse, thanks for saying COSMO I completely forgot about that game... other games that got me gaming on PC were Command & Conquer, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Duke Nukem

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    #11  Edited By osmiles

    Sim city was the first game I played on the PC.

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    #12  Edited By Luchadeer

    It was either Prehistorik, Prince of persia or Jazz Jackrabbit. What really hooked me in was Doom though...

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    #13  Edited By Tetley

    Wolfenstein 3D. I remember it being a pain in the ass getting it to run on the 286 or whatever we had back then.

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    #14  Edited By mrhankey

    Watching my friend play the first UT on his dad's alienware (back before alienware was crap) inspired me to play games but my first two that i bought were Roller Coaster Tycoon and Battlefield 1942.....Otherwise i was at my friends house every day watching him play UT....that was back when i was 7 i think....

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    #15  Edited By DavidLeeRoth

    First PC game I remember playing: One Must Fall 2097
    First PC game that actually made me pay attention to PC gaming: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    The game that took me from console gamer to PC fanboy: Medal of Honor Allied Assault

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    #16  Edited By Evilmetal

    Wolfenstein 3D.  I saw it at my friend's house,  back in the day when Wolf3d was fairly new, and right then and there I knew I needed a PC.

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    I guess Jazz Jackrabbit, just because that was my first.

    But the games that really got me playing PC games were Baldur's Gate one and two.

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    #18  Edited By ComradeKritstov

    The game that converted me from consoles was Counter-Strike: Source. Loved playing that with friends.

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    #19  Edited By larkins_1
    ComradeKritstov said:

    "The game that converted me from consoles was Counter-Strike: Source. Loved playing that with friends.
    "

    Yeah, same here. It also got me out of computer games because I realized how pointless it was. 
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    #20  Edited By chililili

    I think the first game I played was Age of Conquerors

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    #21  Edited By JoeyIA

    My 1st 2 PC games were X-Wing Vs. Tie-Fighter and Total Annihilation... both for Windows 95.  Before that I'd only ever used a Mac, so they pretty much sold me on Windows as an OS too.

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    #22  Edited By Psynapse
    Spizzy said:
    "Hey Psynapse, thanks for saying COSMO I completely forgot about that game... other games that got me gaming on PC were Command & Conquer, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Duke Nukem
    "
    No problems mate, was one of the first games that got me into the scene...

    Also Stunt Driver and Spy Hunter were other ones too.

    I used to have a Commodore 64, games like Bruce Lee: Double Dragon and Frogger started me there.

    NES had to have been Super Mario Brothers (i'm surprised that no-one has said that yet), Also Donkey Kong... games like that :)

    Who can forget Rock and Roll Racing for SNES either!
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    #23  Edited By Cry0Tek

    Commander Keen. You cant possibly say that I'm not hardcore on that one. :P


    Doubt hardly anyone knows of that game either. XD
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    #24  Edited By CleverLoginName

    Red Alert.

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    #25  Edited By DrewBruschi

    starcraft 2, i wasted many hrs on that game.

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    #26  Edited By Dr_Feelgood38

    Half-Life I think.

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    #27  Edited By Spizzy
    DrewBruschi said:
    "starcraft 2, i wasted many hrs on that game.
    "
    Are you from the future? Cool lol
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    #28  Edited By Leon31

    Either Quake or Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2, not sure which I played first.

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    #29  Edited By Leewow

    Deus Ex

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    #31  Edited By Termite

    Into real PC gaming? Dungeon Keeper II

    The games that got me to the PC initially were those little flash games on Fox Kids website though ( I know, I'm a dumbass )

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    #32  Edited By sculsoldi3r

    The sims bundle (sim copter, city, safari and whatnot) and TIbia. Back in like 1999 :)

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    #33  Edited By fenixREVOLUTION

    Diablo 2

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    #34  Edited By nat

    Quake 3 and it's mods

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    #35  Edited By RWHC

    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
    Sid Meier's Colonization

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    #36  Edited By Little_Pauly

    Commander Keen and then Red Alert 2

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    #37  Edited By aegis_and_pred

    dead serious ... the first PC game i ever played was MATH BLASTER! in elementary school ... it was there in those short little mini games of addition and subtraction goodness that I found out how much I loved PC games and also how much I sucked at math.  I LOVED COMPUTER ROOM DAY but when it came time to print out the results on those old dot matrix printers ... eh ... not so much ... :p

    but beyond that ... and into the actual games ... the first game I played that I really enjoyed was Doom.  It scared me shitless and I remember I used to have this older friend that lived down the street.  I would literally stalk him when he was home just so I could use his computer for an hour or two because my family was crap and didn't think we needed one.  It was good times ... come to think of it ... I was probably really annoying.  Sorry Eric ... where ever you are today!

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    #38  Edited By sculsoldi3r
    Predasus said:
    "dead serious ... the first PC game i ever played was MATH BLASTER! in elementary school ... it was there in those short little mini games of addition and subtraction goodness that I found out how much I loved PC games and also how much I sucked at math.  I LOVED COMPUTER ROOM DAY but when it came time to print out the results on those old dot matrix printers ... eh ... not so much ... :p

    but beyond that ... and into the actual games ... the first game I played that I really enjoyed was Doom.  It scared me shitless and I remember I used to have this older friend that lived down the street.  I would literally stalk him when he was home just so I could use his computer for an hour or two because my family was crap and didn't think we needed one.  It was good times ... come to think of it ... I was probably really annoying.  Sorry Eric ... where ever you are today!"

    ROFL I PLAYED THAT GAME TOO HAHA
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    #39  Edited By aegis_and_pred
    Tarsier said:
    "Quake 3. Amazing times on that game. I used to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night and play it ti' I had to go to school."

    ROFL ... I'm glad I wasn't the only one that did this to play games.  Think of it like this ... my room is in the attic ... my computer was in the basement ... I'd go MISSION IMPOSSIBLE style on that bitch all night just for a few hours of gaming.  Oh man ... I'm such a nerd ... lol
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    #40  Edited By PyroMenace

    Lucasarts, back in their hey day, I firmly believed they could do no wrong.

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    #41  Edited By y0z1

    Captain Comic ! :D

    Had it on a floppy

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    #42  Edited By atejas

    Age of Empires collector's edition

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    #43  Edited By Wark

    Police Quest and Maniac Mansion

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    #44  Edited By breton

    I played a lot of games before actually getting "into" it. As someone else mentioned, a lot of educational games, but also Doom, Kings Quest, etc. I actually enjoyed them, no doubt, but it didn't drive me to the point of saying I LOVE MY PC!!. I'd venture a guess that it was either C&C Tiberian Sun or Diablo. I blew a lot of time playing C&C over LAN with my three brothers but I spent every day after school on battle.net.

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    #45  Edited By ImWayGooderest

    Starcraft started it for me

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    #46  Edited By xplodedd

    Halo CE.

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    #47  Edited By Bigrhyno

    Reader Rabbit

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    #48  Edited By Mardarkin

    As a kid, I used to piss around on the PC a lot.  Jazz Jackrabbit, for sure.  The Muppets Treasure Island interactive computer game!  Then, there was Monkey Island, which set an abnormally high standard for adventure games.

    And then when I was about eleven or twelve, I got introduced to Unreal Tournament.  And I have not stopped fragging since.

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    cs 1.6, i kept playing until i got good, even though that took a year.   :~)

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    #50  Edited By Jynx

    my first real big game was Red Alert. Im not really a RTS fan per say but i loved it! also games like Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2, quake 2 and maybe older games like Commander Keen when i was a kid.

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