Post by stevencuevas1408 on May 29, 2017 16:48:01 GMT -8
I noticed that a lot of people here are into video games and that's very exciting for me. I'm not trying to start a juvenile console-war here, but I would like to know which consoles do you own? What influenced your decision on said console? Or if you don't like a specific console, what is it that you dislike about it? Could it be the UI? The exclusive titles for the platform or even the multimedia functions?
I haven't forgotten about PC players. If you're strictly a PC player, tell us why. What games are you playing on PC? Are you in it for graphics, convenience or all of the above? I'd like to get a fun and civil discussion going on.
I had recently purchased a Nintendo Switch on launch day and I'm very happy with it! I'm interested in most of the games announced and I can't wait to see what Nintendo has in store at E3. The user interface on the Switch is a huge step-up from the Wii U because of it's simplicity and its speed. Breath of the Wild was definitely the main selling point for me, but I recently tried out the Arms Global Testpunch and I had a blast! Even in its infancy, Nintendo is pumping out some quality content. It may not have other services available like Netflix or YouTube but I'm happy to own a dedicated video game machine.
First console I ever owned (and still own) is a Wii. Of all the games I ever had for it, the two I played the most were the sports pack that came with it and Tron. The Wii controller and a Tron light cycle is just pure fun.
After that I got an XBox 360. I still play some games on it, but Microsoft abandoned it shortly after I got it in favor of the Xbox One. I didn't much feel like shelling out the cash for a new system only months after getting it, so I milked my Gold membership for as many free games as I could get, and left it at that. This is where I got suckered into playing Dungeon Defenders. I still play Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 on it.
All this while I was playing on the PC. At this point it's mainly what I use, almost exclusively for Dungeon Defenders. Though I've been itching to re-play Portal 2. Good story line (and voicing!) in that game.
Unfortunately I haven't been playing too much of any of them at the moment. Work's too crazy, and I barely have time for all the gotta-dos much less the wanna-dos. Ah well. Life should calm down at some point, right? (Right? (Please?))
Post by Rebekah Amber Clark on May 29, 2017 19:37:25 GMT -8
Gameboy Advance, Wii U (technically, my nephew's), and PC. Used to own original NES, SNES, N64, and the GameCube, but since the Wii/Wii U have the games for those three (at least, the ones I care at all about) ON it, those aren't necessary anymore per se. I tried PlayStation 2 for Kingdom Hearts, but never really got the hang of the controller -- I'm a Nintendo girl. I can tell it's technically "intuitive" or something, but it was just too many buttons and joysticks.
Mostly, I DON'T do the first-person games, excepting the ones I just HAD to play like Portal & Portal 2 (those might be the only ones actually) because I get motion sick like crazy from video games. Not from car rides, or anything else -- just first-person 3D video games. Like, play Portal 20 minutes, nauseous for an hour or more. =/ Luckily I DON'T get seasick playing Twilight Princess, Majora's Mask, etc. -- it's just the FPS PC games.
So as you can imagine I'm very into things like Earthbound, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Bros (the original), and RPG Maker games. In fact, I don't know if you can call it "playing a game" but I've been messing around *with* RPG Maker itself and that's a lot of fun, too.
Post by ShadowRanma on May 30, 2017 0:19:02 GMT -8
My Dad owned an Intellivision (yeah. That console is CRAZY old.) but he'd let me play with it when I was little. My first offical console was the Super Nintendo and I eventually got the Sega Genesis. My first handheld console was the Sega Game Gear because it seemed more advanced than the Game Boy at the time. Because I couldn't afford to get any more consoles, I pretty much stuck with Nintendo consoles because I was mostly into Mario, Star Fox, and Pokemon. So I got the Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Wii, and the Wii-U. Haven't gotten the Switch yet, but I plan to get it in the near future. As for the handheld consoles, I eventually switched over to the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. I also play games on PC.
I mostly like RPG and Adventure type games. Though I also love playing fighting games, action games, platformers, and the occasional first person shooter. My favorite games are Fire Emblem, everything Mega Man, Sonic The Hedgehog (except Sonic '06 and Sonic Boom), Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and the Tales of series. I got hooked into Fire Emblem when it finally released overseas for the Game Boy Advance, and I've been buying the games ever since. It's a game that really gets you to think, the stories are very well written, the music is catchy and memorable, and the cast of characters are enjoyable. I personally would love the opportunity to officially voice a character from the series one day.
So now you know more about everyone's favorite loveable dork.
Post by stevencuevas1408 on May 30, 2017 15:50:09 GMT -8
Work life definitely gets to me too, benedict. I have more free time than others, but on certain days like today, I'm completely drained and can't even focus on my evening activities, let alone a video game. I've also been meaning to replay Portal 2! It's been far too long and certainly a great game in many aspects. I recently got into Forza as of last year and I have to say, I'm enjoying a real-car racing game a lot more than I thought I would. I say real car because the only "racing" games I played are the Mario Kart games.
Motion sickness from playing 3D games is unfortunate, Razzle. It sounds like you definitely make an effort to play video games despite that. I used to try to play handheld video games during car rides but that would result in nausea and I'd regret it immediately.
I'm a Nintendo lover myself but I haven't got around to playing Earthbound as of yet. I heard so many good things about it. I like my RPG's but I like them even more when they're portable. It made Xenoblade Chronicles a lot easier for me to finish.
I guess I'm a little to young to know what a Intellivision is right off the bat, ShadowRanma. I had to Google it just now to see what it even looked like haha. Judging from its appearance, it sort of resembles the Odyssey (well, the controller design, anyway). I also had a Sega Game Gear when I was younger, though I had completely forgotten about it until I read your post! I have fond memories of playing Sonic the Hedgehog on it.
Fire Emblem is a series that I'm fairly new to, and I intend on playing the earlier titles and not just the recent entries. Me and a friend of mine used to go on the Fire Emblem Wiki to look up characters, find their quotes section and read the lines to each other. It was a fun way to practice voice over, especially when you have such a large and diverse cast to choose from. I wish you the best of luck on voicing a character for the series one day!
Post by Dylan Karlsson on Jun 1, 2017 21:26:57 GMT -8
I love video games WAY too much, and it has been a big thing for me since I was a young kid!
The first console I had was an N64, which was a gift from my uncle back in '02, and I have a lot of fond memories from that console. Super Mario, DK64, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Banjo Kazooie/Tooie and a lot of other games became staples of my childhood. Around the time the 360 came out, I got an original Xbox (once again, from my uncle) where I got to start playing the NHL games, Pac Man World 2, Spiderman 2 and a lot of crappier games.
A few years after that, my uncle again (noticing a pattern? Good, it ends there) gave my little brother and me an Xbox 360 pack containing Modern Warfare 2. My overbearing mother was furious, but couldnt stop us at this point, and I still use my 360 to this day. Black Ops II, Bad Company 2, Bioshock Infinite, LA Noire, Skyrim, and a lot of my favourite video games are on that console, and I will love it forever.
Most of my life, there was a computer in the house for my brother and I to use for the internet, but it was always lower-tier in power so we were really limited. Until 2012, all I could play besides flash games was Simcity 4. Then I got a laptop with an ok amount of power in it, and since then I have slowly been getting better PC hardware and mostly play either on that or a PS4 I got when BOIII came out. That was until my desktop broke a month ago and I am still trying to see if it can be salvaged or if I have to rely on my laptop again for stuff.
My brother had the Wii and DS during our childhood. He always enjoyed Nintendo stuff more than me, and I had a passion for the stuff on the Xbox. We both have become PC gamers though, him a little more extreme than me. I have however played pretty much every video game console that has come out since 2000, so I know a lot about them vidya games. Even got to take a look at the Switch recently (please let it work out).
Personally I've always been a big Nintendo and Mircosoft fanboy, I've probably played hundreds of games by them and owned all the consoles they released since I was born excluding the new generation (I stopped playing video games once I hit highschool due to a lack of time so the Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DSi were the last consoles I bought although I did play my sister's Wii U every now and then).
Nintendo systems are of course for all their exclusives (because Nintendo without a doubt is the best game developer in the world) and the Microsoft systems were to play all the third party cross platform games Nintendo systems never can (plus Halo is easily my favorite game franchise of all time, I still play Halo 3 with my cousins every Summer when I come to visit them). Sony systems never really interested me as during my lifetime they were always had the inferior systems and exclusives (they only came back on top after I stopped playing video games).
Although now if I play video games it's on PC. With the death of split screen gaming plus how affordable PCs are becoming; it's clearly the best choice. I'd still recommend people pick up a Nintendo Switch though. All other systems you can probably do without even if it means missing a few great exclusives. In an ideal world the three console makers would stop making consoles and just make games, but unfortunately I don't see that happening any time soon (at least not for another decade or two).
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Post by avalonknight on Jun 9, 2017 16:55:10 GMT -8
Nowadays, I game on a PC. Right now, my active platforms are PC, WiiU, 3DS, and maybe the PSTV/Vita, with the Switch as an eventuality replacing the WiiU. Though the PSTV is now just a P4G box since the Neptunia and Senren Kagura titles eventually get competent PC ports.
But one thing I like about gaming on the PC and try and main that is controller versatility when supported. For example, in GTAV, I'll use keyboard and mouse when on foot and gunning down opponents, but switch to a controller when driving a car. Also got a fightstick for games like Street Fighter V and Guilty Gear Xrd (Wait, what? Arc System Works is working on a 3v3 Dragonball Z game for 2018? Dude!) Too bad I don't have a driving wheel, I really like playing Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Other than that, I play a lot of Nintendo games too, mainly on the 3DS.
Oh yeah, Razzle. I know this is somewhat late, but have you tried sticking a dot on center of the screen. Yeah yeah, people will say it's cheating for FPS titles, but I've heard that's suppose to give you a point of reference to focus on and minimize the motion sickness.
Post by Rebekah Amber Clark on Jun 10, 2017 12:19:33 GMT -8
Can't recall if I've tried the dot-on-the-screen trick or not, but honestly I'm just not that into most of the FPS games to start with. I only like Portal for the puzzles and humor, and I'mpretty squeamish when it comes to more violent games. I might try the dot thing (again?) sometime though.