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"A slave obeys" -- was spoiled on this one, yet it still was so very powerful;

 

SOMA's end -- the moment right after launching the Ark and then Earth's reveal later. Love when fiction hurts me that way;  :wub:

On the other end of the spectrum -- showing the dead cat to random people in Icewind Dale 2;

 

Meeting the first Controller in Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl;

 

Leaving Doc's house in New Vegas, looking around thinking "I'm home".


Edited by bugarup, 14 December 2018 - 12:35 AM.


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Dragon Age: Inquisition. Entering dragon's (Fereldan Frostback) lair for the first time. The dragon survived our encounter.

Dark Souls II. Defeating the Fume Knight, Raime.

Hate Plus. Sort of baking a cake.

 

Edit. The most obvious best moments were excluded and the best "moments" that lasted the whole game.


Edited by Hawke64, 14 December 2018 - 06:43 PM.


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I remember exiting the vault in Fallout for the first time. I liked they way they did it in Fallout 3, but it had much more impact for me in Fallout 1. Also, Hello Sailor. Good God, finally saying "Hello Sailor" and having it actually do something was just... tremendous. The death of the robot friend in Planetfall. There are so many great moments in games. I think my favorite moments in the aggregate are when I can act noble and good in a way that my meager real life mental and moral powers don't allow.

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"A slave obeys" -- was spoiled on this one, yet it still was so very powerful;

 

SOMA's end -- the moment right after launching the Ark and then Earth's reveal later. Love when fiction hurts me that way;  :wub:

On the other end of the spectrum -- showing the dead cat to random people in Icewind Dale 2;

 

Meeting the first Controller in Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl;

 

Leaving Doc's house in New Vegas, looking around thinking "I'm home".

 

I can only nod at those, SOMA was such a great great game.

 

Oh god, the first of those invisible guys in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in those underground tunnels certainly left an impression (and a bunch of empty clips). And those labs... *shiver*

 

In the same vein the original Ishimura from Dead Space really left a mark. I strolled through Dead Space 2 being rather unhorrified in general but...

Spoiler


Edited by marelooke, 14 January 2019 - 02:51 AM.


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Vampire the Masquerade - many good times, but that haunted hotel..

 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R - a lot of brown undies in that one

 

Playing F2 for first time when I was 13 with vocabulary in my hand as I was not speaking english and being blown out that there are primitives in same world as guns

 

Seeing intro to Age of Empires for first time, listening to sounds of those units

 

Finally sending all my tanks one by one to enemy base in Dune 2 only to realise half of them was eaten by worm on the way there

 

chrusing peons by tower golem in Battle Chess

 

seeing Skaar in Unreal first time on the ship and those sounds when you step out....

 

Figuring out that all those followers in Torment are actually following me for many lifes (well at least those inteesting ones)

 

Playing on LAN parties first DOTAs

 

playing leagues with friends in CS

 

Fresh meat! and all that atmosphere in D1

 

First time playing Morrowind, discovering first open world RPG and how fantastic it looked

 

 

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain



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Age of Mythology, getting turned into pigs by Circe.

 

Probably my favorite moment in an RTS.



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Listening to people rage on Overwatch reminded me of playing Natural Selection back in 2002 or so, some guy raging at me for not giving him the gear he demanded and that culminated in him calling me a "Catholic Jew ****".  Memorable for everyone falling silent and one guy asking "How is that an insult, exactly?" :lol:


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Listening to people rage on Overwatch reminded me of playing Natural Selection back in 2002 or so, some guy raging at me for not giving him the gear he demanded and that culminated in him calling me a "Catholic Jew ****".  Memorable for everyone falling silent and one guy asking "How is that an insult, exactly?" :lol:

I actually enjoyed online interactions with random people back when I was still playing online games in 00s. Still remember the dude who totally whooped my and my friend's arse in Dawn of War just to let us live, build back up a bit and lead a war on two fronts against his Necron hordes (we almost got him, but ... Then he got the revive thing for his Necron Lord before it was nerfed. Damn.)

'Spose it might be just me getting old, but cool interactions like that felt increasingly sparse when I was trying to play MP with randos, all the way to me ... Well, not doing that anymore.

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Listening to people rage on Overwatch reminded me of playing Natural Selection back in 2002 or so, some guy raging at me for not giving him the gear he demanded and that culminated in him calling me a "Catholic Jew ****".  Memorable for everyone falling silent and one guy asking "How is that an insult, exactly?" :lol:

I actually enjoyed online interactions with random people back when I was still playing online games in 00s. Still remember the dude who totally whooped my and my friend's arse in Dawn of War just to let us live, build back up a bit and lead a war on two fronts against his Necron hordes (we almost got him, but ... Then he got the revive thing for his Necron Lord before it was nerfed. Damn.)

'Spose it might be just me getting old, but cool interactions like that felt increasingly sparse when I was trying to play MP with randos, all the way to me ... Well, not doing that anymore.

 

 

Normies ruined internets


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Normies are a bunch of phallic-shaped objects

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Listening to people rage on Overwatch reminded me of playing Natural Selection back in 2002 or so, some guy raging at me for not giving him the gear he demanded and that culminated in him calling me a "Catholic Jew ****".  Memorable for everyone falling silent and one guy asking "How is that an insult, exactly?" :lol:

I actually enjoyed online interactions with random people back when I was still playing online games in 00s. Still remember the dude who totally whooped my and my friend's arse in Dawn of War just to let us live, build back up a bit and lead a war on two fronts against his Necron hordes (we almost got him, but ... Then he got the revive thing for his Necron Lord before it was nerfed. Damn.)

'Spose it might be just me getting old, but cool interactions like that felt increasingly sparse when I was trying to play MP with randos, all the way to me ... Well, not doing that anymore.

 

 

Oh yeah, there are tonnes of good memories even playing with random people.  Just that story makes me crack up when I remember it just for how outlandish it was.

 

But for toxic behaviour, I think it's SSDY, well, at least in MP FPS games.  From Quake 2 with people claiming everyone else were hacking homosexuals with prostitute mothers, to CS where I got to hear that (along with nice porn sprays mind you), to DoD with everyone thinking them playing "Wollt ihr den totalen Krieg?" over voice chat was witty and so on.  


Edited by Malcador, 14 January 2019 - 12:14 PM.


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I like how normies is itself such an outdated concept on the internet. It's proper old***. (I self censored that btw, give me internet points for much consideration.)

 

I think internet culture shifting from mostly university professionals and enthusiasts, to mostly kids with free-time still working out their behavioral issues is mostly why the internet started to such so much. Eternal September and all that. This forum is oddly reminiscent of the older days to be honest.


Edited by injurai, 14 January 2019 - 04:57 PM.

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I like how normies is itself such an outdated concept on the internet. It's proper old***. (I self censored that btw, give me internet points for much consideration.)

 

I think internet culture shifting from mostly university professionals and enthusiasts, to mostly kids with free-time still working out their behavioral issues is mostly why the internet started to such so much. Eternal September and all that. This forum is oddly reminiscent of the older days to be honest.

 

And I had thought it was chemtrails.



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I like how normies is itself such an outdated concept on the internet. It's proper old***. (I self censored that btw, give me internet points for much consideration.)

 

I think internet culture shifting from mostly university professionals and enthusiasts, to mostly kids with free-time still working out their behavioral issues is mostly why the internet started to such so much. Eternal September and all that. This forum is oddly reminiscent of the older days to be honest.

 

I don't think so, I was using internet on high school (old days of first counter strike) as most of my classmates and it was much more... familiar? It was days when you didn't needed ad block, corporations where not all over the place and oversensitive people were still mocked and not in power.


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Hey ive still got behavioural issues and im 35 now.
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I like how normies is itself such an outdated concept on the internet. It's proper old***. (I self censored that btw, give me internet points for much consideration.)

 

I think internet culture shifting from mostly university professionals and enthusiasts, to mostly kids with free-time still working out their behavioral issues is mostly why the internet started to such so much. Eternal September and all that. This forum is oddly reminiscent of the older days to be honest.

 

I don't think so, I was using internet on high school (old days of first counter strike) as most of my classmates and it was much more... familiar? It was days when you didn't needed ad block, corporations where not all over the place and oversensitive people were still mocked and not in power.

 

 

 

Well, I think the stakes weren't as high. Once the discourse in games was poisoned, then it just became the water people swam in. I remember looking up to older players in CS when I was young. Now it's common to have little ****s spazz out in a server where there is no admin to boot them. Rip private servers and all that. I think self-monitoring of the web early on also really helped stave off the tragedy of the commons so to speak. Plus the average person was slightly fearful and reverent towards the internet, now it's primordial nether to act out in.

 

But yea, corporations have contributed a lot to the shift.


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"A slave obeys" -- was spoiled on this one, yet it still was so very powerful;

Replayed Bioshock recently and while it's still a great game, this particular moment is entirely ruined by the game going "Oh here, have another objective" right after the fact

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Roberta Williams was probably on to something.
 
 
 

Back when I got started, which sounds like ancient history, back then the demographics of people who were into computer games, was totally different, in my opinion, than they are today. Back then, computers were more expensive, which made them more exclusive to people who were maybe at a certain income level, or education level. So the people that played computer games 15 years ago were that type of person. They probably didn't watch television as much, and the instant gratification era hadn't quite grown the way it has lately. I think in the last 5 or 6 years, the demographics have really changed, now this is my opinion, because computers are less expensive so more people can afford them. More "average" people now feel they should own one.3


Ah right, a source of some kind would be good. https://web.archive....w_roberta_a.htm

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Roberta Williams was probably on to something.
 
 
 

Back when I got started, which sounds like ancient history, back then the demographics of people who were into computer games, was totally different, in my opinion, than they are today. Back then, computers were more expensive, which made them more exclusive to people who were maybe at a certain income level, or education level. So the people that played computer games 15 years ago were that type of person. They probably didn't watch television as much, and the instant gratification era hadn't quite grown the way it has lately. I think in the last 5 or 6 years, the demographics have really changed, now this is my opinion, because computers are less expensive so more people can afford them. More "average" people now feel they should own one.3


 

 

I don't know about that. Today we might have a chuckle at the idea that a collection of polygons in their underwear dry-humping each other is a realistic take on intimacy, but damned if I could say that FMV rape scene in the first Phantasmagoria, which I only experienced through a Giant Bomb let's play (paywall), is an improvement.


Edited by Agiel, 17 January 2019 - 09:52 PM.


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Well, hell is other people, so the more people present, the worse something always becomes :p






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