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Gamer Stuff

 

Yep, I work on computers all day long and go home and play games...What do you think got me into these things anyway. I once spent $20 in one night playing Asteroids.

 

 

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I have a PS1, but I really have a hard time parting with $50 for every new game and if I don't like it I am stuck...at least with PC you can "borrow" your buddies and try it.


Links

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first-person_shooters

Look up any game(like wiki with all info like maker and such) - http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games

1st-Person Perspective games - http://www.mobygames.com/genre/sheet/1st-person-perspective/

Top Ten 1st-person shooter games of all-time - http://www.gamespot.com/features/6091340/

Need a screen name idea - http://archive.gamespy.com/naminator/

History and links - http://www.dmoz.org/Games/Video_Games/History/

 


 My Gaming Career

 

I thought I would list out what all games I have played. I have tried many. As you can see, I like "First Person Shooter" (FPS) games.

Ones that aren't in this list are F19 and Warcraft.

This is a list, not by release date, but by the order (i can remember) of playing them.

Comments on what I thought of each.

Currently playing BF2, but still really like COD/UO online.

 
Title started playing released comments
Wolfenstein 3D   May-92 played for hours
Spear of Destiny   Sep-92 after defeating Wolf3D, was looking for replacement, couldn’t beat Wolf3D graphics werent as good
Doom   Dec-93 finished it like 2-3times
Descent   1995 wasn't really a person, it was spaceshipy, didn’t play long
Doom II   Oct-94 finished a few times
Rise of the Triad (ROTT)   Dec-94 cool game, Wolf-like but better graphics, and modem play was awesome (1st multi-player for me)
Duke Nukem   Jan-96 don't know how many times played through
Redneck Rampage   Apr-97 DukeNukem-ish, very funny game…you have to rescue bubba
Quake   Jul-96 played a little but really never got into it, the weapons weren't realistic come-on a nail gun
Half-Life   Nov-98 awesome
Half-Life Counter Strike   Jun-99 didn’t play much, like regular HL better
Half-Life 2 Dec-04 Nov-04 played through once, was already into COD so futuristic weapons aren't for me
Call of Duty (COD) Nov-04 Oct-03 awesome - realistic scenarios, good single play, GREAT online play
Call of Duty United Offensive (CODUO) Nov-04 Sep-04 ditto
Doom 3 May-05 Aug-04 downloaded demo and play it through, wasn’t impressed I guess shooting at "things" not great
Ghost Recon 2 (Tom Clancy) Jun-05 Nov-04 looking for COD replacement…NOT
Far Cry Aug-05 Mar-04 cool game, played for a couple weeks…was looking for something new…couldn’t let go of COD online play
Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Sep-05 May-03 played for like 3 days…too blocky after playing COD's
Call of Duty 2 (COD2) Oct-05 Oct-05 great single player, map editor not out, multiplayer got boring with same maps, so quit playing
Battlefield 2 (BF2) Dec-05 present very realistic, modern day, use all types of vehicles…made for online play and keeps your global stats

 


BF2 - Battlefield 2

Info

Very cool 1st person shooter game. If you are a Doomer, Duke-Nukemer, Half-Lifer, Call of Dutyer kind of person, then you will like this game. The only thing about it, it is very "team" oriented meaning you can't just get out there and "spray and pray" to get kills.

 

Oh yeah maybe should mention: You must have a good system for this game...if you don't have a somewhat high-end video card and a gig of memory, then don't even buy this game (unless this is your justification to upgrade your system)...I HAD an XP3000, 1gig RAM, Geforce 6600 128m and the thing dogged the sytem after ending most of my system tasks before starting the game, but it was playable...Waiting on that FX60, DDR3, 2ea 7800GTX's to come down...lol

Previous statement a little old...

Finally(May 2006) built a XP64 4000(OC'ed to 2500+mhz), 2gig 433mhz dual channel RAM, 2ea SATAII 16meg cache HD RAID 0 harddrives, eVGA OC'ed Ge7900GT 256meg, X-FI Fata1ity sound, Logitech G5 mouse, Saitek ST290 Pro joystick, Sceptre 20.1" 5ms Widescreen, eDimensions AudioFX FF headset...

 

Official EA Games website(fluffy) - http://www.ea.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/home.jsp

Wikipedia (detailed) - http://wiki.bf2s.com/

Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2

 

Original Game: Battlefield 2

Expansion:  Special Forces

Booster Packs: Euro Force, Armored Fury

 

Download the DEMO and try it...you'll like it...then come lookin for me...JumpChump.

Tips and Tricks

modify the shortcut on the desktop

list of commands is "BF2 ?"

description of all command line options http://bf2.fun-o-matic.org/index.php/Command_Line_Options

 

Widescreen tweak

  • "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" +restart +widescreen 1 +szx 1920 +szy 1200
    • can set at 16:9 format (like 1280x720)
    • may need to adject FOV located in "defaultvideo.con" file. The default setting is 1.0 assuming thats equal to 100 so if you want 110 you'd set it 1.1 if you want 115 you'd set it to 1.15 so on and so on...

Don't show intro video

  • "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" +restart

 

Links

DEMO - http://download.nvidia.com/downloads/nZone/demos/BF2Demo.zip 

DEMO (list of places) - http://www.ea.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/downloads.jsp

Patch - http://www.ea.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/downloads.jsp

 

Find player stats: 

http://www.bf2player.com - updates on demand

http://www.bf2s.com/ - finds players also

http://www.totalbf2.com/forums/bf2_stats/ 

http://www.bf2stats.nl/ - has good list of numbers

http://www.serverspy.net/site/playertracking/search.html - find out what servers a player has played on (or you played on and the add to favorites didn't work)

Find a server

http://www.game-monitor.com/ (the server listing inside BF2 isn't the greatest)

tweak guide - http://www.tweakguides.com/BF2_1.html

secrets - http://www.secretsofbattlefield.com/ - excellent insider stuff

 

My stats gone http://www.bf2sigs.net

 

http://www.bf2stats.net/player/63170614/

 

 

Favorite Servers:

I play on these. I started playing the 64 player servers (32vs32), but lately I have been looking for smaller sided servers (high points) like 32 or less playing the full maps b/c the maps last longer and you get more points(kills). Take these names and look them up in www.game-monitor.com

  • (-BS-) multiple ones -
  • Old Farts of America 
  • Head Strong - www.headstrongclan.net
  • Battle Brothers
  • Dark Legion
  • IP: 72.36.222.140 : 16567 "24/7 City Maps StrafeRight.com" - this plays just city maps...no frickin jets that dominate, plays each map twice switching the team sides - http://www.straferight.com
  • IP: 72.36.223.165 : 16567 "24/7 Karkand StrafeRight.com" - this plays Karkland...good for getting score/kills up, keeps you on same side and same squad everytime - http://www.straferight.com/
  • IP: 216.246.9.44 : 16567 "TruEvil 64 Man Ranked" - good server, plays all maps, but sometimes jets dont give ya a chance - www.truevil.com

COD2 (Call of Duty 2)

Great game for single player, multi-player is ok for a little while.

Have abandoned it after getting tired of the same 6 maps for multi-player. Supposedly the custom map maker is due out sometime 1st quarter of 2006. Now why they release the game before having this is beyond me, it has probably lost alot of loyalty b/c of this.

 

favorite servers:

  • =v4v= - not too moded
  • ModSquad - great mods

COD & CODUO (Call of Duty and Call of Duty United Offensive)

Awesome game for single player and multi-player. Plenty of maps and moded servers.

 

favorite servers:

  • =v4v= - server converted to COD2 - http://www.v4v.us/ - great mods, great admins, great bunch of guys in clan, usually good people hang out there
  • ModSquad - "[=ModSquad=]" - http://modsquadclan.com/ - alot of mods (sometimes too much)
  • =bb= - "A =BB= Clan Custom Map Server" - http://www.bbclan.us - great weapon mods called "modern weapons", great bunch of guys, usually good guys hanging out on there

 

 


VGA (Video Game Awards)

 

These are pretty much "console" awards...the good PC games weren't a factor

 

2006
category winner company
GAME OF THE YEAR The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks
BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME Tony Hawk Project 8 Activision/Neversoft
BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME NBA2K7 2K Sports/Visual Concepts
BEST SONG """Lights and Sounds"" by YellowCard in Burnout Revenge-XBOX 360 " Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
BEST SOUNDTRACK Guitar Hero II Red Octane/Harmonix
STUDIO OF THE YEAR Epic Games Gears of War
BEST WIRELESS GAME SWAT Force Vivendi/KAOLink
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - MALE Patrick Stewart in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - FEMALE Vida Guerra in Scarface: The World is Yours Vivendi/Radica Entertainment
BEST CAST Family Guy 2K Games/High Voltage Software
MOST ADDICTIVE The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks
CRITIC'S CHOICE The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo/Nintendo EAD
BEST DRIVING GAME AWARD Burnout Revenge-XBOX 360 Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
BEST ACTION GAME Dead Rising Capcom
CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR Alyx Vance - Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Valve
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks
BEST FIGHTING GAME Mortal Kombat Armageddon Midway Games
BEST PC GAME Company of Heroes THQ/Relic
BEST RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks
BEST SHOOTER Gears of War Microsoft/Epic Games
BEST MILITARY GAME Company of Heroes THQ/Relic
BEST GRAPHIC Gears of War Microsoft/Epic Games
BEST HANDHELD GAME New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo/Nintendo EAD
BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME Gears of War Microsoft/Epic Games
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY WII Nintendo
BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy LucasArts/Traveller's Tales
BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE James Gandolfini in The Sopranos: Road to Respect THQ/7 Studios
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE Rachel Leigh Cook in Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix
GAMERS CHOICE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Rosario Dawson in Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Atari/The Collective
GAMERS CHOICE CHARACTER OF THE YEAR """Jack Sparrow"" portrayed by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow " Bethesda Softworks/7Studios/Buena Vista Games

 

2007

category winner company
GAME OF THE YEAR BioShock 2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia
STUDIO OF THE YEAR Harmonix
BEST SHOOTER Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision/ Infinity Ward
BEST RPG Mass Effect Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare
BEST MILITARY GAME Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision/ Infinity Ward
BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME Skate Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box
BEST HANDHELD GAME The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo/ Nintendo
BEST GRAPHICS Crysis Electronic Arts/ Crytek
BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW The Simpsons Game Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores
BEST RHYTHM GAME Rock Band MTV Games/ Harmonix
BEST DRIVING GAME DiRT Codemasters/ Codemasters
BEST ACTION GAME Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo/ Nintendo
BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME Madden NFL 08 Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon
BEST SOUNDTRACK Rock Band MTV Games/ Harmonix
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY The Orange Box/ Portal Valve/ Valve
BEST XBOX 360 GAME BioShock 2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia
BEST WII GAME Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo/ Nintendo
BEST PS3 GAME Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Sony Computer Entertainment/Insomniac Games
BEST PC GAME The Orange Box Valve/ Valve
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE BioShock 2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia
BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME Halo 3 Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios
MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW Halo 3 Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios


 


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