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    Dungeon keeper was really ace, like many others from Bullfrog. The original and the DK2 were really heavily played, same for Total Annihilation. Never cared for the quake series TBH.

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    Mmm, Total Annihilation. I can still hear battle music in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufuske View Post
    Mmm, Total Annihilation. I can still hear peevee spam in my head.
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    1996 to 2001

    And while is mostly does fit the 12-15 y.o. someone mentioned... I kept playing games a lot until late 2013. Almost everything after 2002 was commerical AAA badly ported console time wasters. MMOs at least embraced it. "True PC gaming" was reduced to Russian half made homages and clones of good games of the '90es. AAA after discovering DLCs went down the "live service" rabbit hole never looking back.

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    yea yea whatever grandpa

    now that we have settled on 1998 as the best year ever for gaming, what is the best year of the last decade (2010 - 2020 free bonus year inclusive)?

    I say 2013: GTA V, TLOU, Bioshock Infinite, DMC, Rayman Legends

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeromeDoutrande View Post
    yea yea whatever grandpa

    now that we have settled on 1998 as the best year ever for gaming, what is the best year of the last decade (2010 - 2020 free bonus year inclusive)?

    I say 2013: GTA V, TLOU, Bioshock Infinite, DMC, Rayman Legends
    boring games...

    2012 is probably the best, as that saw FTL being released and the kickstarter for pillars of eternity. Followed closely for 2019 because baba is you and not keke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
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    1997 no contest, PS1 wise anyways.

    Final Fantasy VII.
    GTA
    Gran Turisimo
    Bushido Blade
    Command and Conquer
    you forgot 'carmageddon'
    I dunno when my love of driving games dissapeared, but PS1 had plenty of other good shit. Vigilante 8, Driver, F1 90's series. Am sure somewhere. . . I have an absolutely epic save file on a PS1 memory card of a Driver run on the last mission where I got knocked out of the game world several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    1997 no contest, PS1 wise anyways.

    Final Fantasy VII.
    GTA
    Gran Turisimo
    Bushido Blade
    Command and Conquer
    you forgot 'carmageddon'
    I dunno when my love of driving games dissapeared, but PS1 had plenty of other good shit. Vigilante 8, Driver, F1 90's series. Am sure somewhere. . . I have an absolutely epic save file on a PS1 memory card of a Driver run on the last mission where I got knocked out of the game world several times.
    Youve just brought back latent memories of driver, jumping out of the game world via bridges and police chase bumps. N1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan Dax View Post
    1996

    Master of Orion II
    Duke Nukem 3d
    Quake
    Tomb Raider
    Diablo
    Command and Conquer: Red alert
    Resident Evil
    Civ II


    But TBH there where a lot of good years with innovation back then.
    I was about to add Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries to that list for '96

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    Quote Originally Posted by rilla View Post
    What about 1998?

    - Half Life
    - Metal Gear Solid
    - Grim Fandango
    - StarCraft
    - Fallout 2
    - Thief
    - Baldur's Gate
    - Battlezone
    - SHOGO
    - Unreal
    - Railroad Tycoon II

    Pretty decent list if you ask me.
    where is JA2

    edit: fuck it is 99 and so is tibsun

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    2003, for Valve forcing everyone to stop crying and install steam.

    Not because steam was awesome in 2003, but because it laid the groundwork for the future of PC Gaming with easy access to a huge library, automated updating, VAC, and eventually workshop.



    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by whispous View Post
    2003, for Valve forcing everyone to stop crying and install steam.

    Not because steam was awesome in 2003, but because it laid the groundwork for the future of PC Gaming with easy access to a huge library, automated updating, VAC, and eventually workshop.
    Hard to argue with this one.

    But it also gave the birth to Day one Patches and Early Access.
    Why is it called earth, when it is mostly water???

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    Would Steam have dominated long-term without The Orange Box? Or just a "ahead of its time" platform mainly used by CS players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whispous View Post
    2003, for Valve forcing everyone to stop crying and install steam.

    Not because steam was awesome in 2003, but because it laid the groundwork for the future of PC Gaming with easy access to a huge library, automated updating, VAC, and eventually workshop.
    Hard to argue with this one.

    But it also gave the birth to Day one Patches and Early Access.
    I believe early access was actually started by Minecraft. Such a model had never taken off like that before, and it was before kickstarter and steam early access etc.

    It's a tool that has worked incredibly well for some games, and a tool that has been abused by 100x more games.

    Day one Patches are in the same boat - as games and systems become more complex, there may be no reasonable way to test for "everything" beforehand - so it allows that leeway. But again, abused by 100x more lazy, forced-launch companies.



    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boltorano View Post
    Would Steam have dominated long-term without The Orange Box? Or just a "ahead of its time" platform mainly used by CS players?
    Steam took off because of Half-Life 2. It was the killer app. Valve knew what they were doing, and day one, it was a huge annoyance. But it grew into a great bit of reliable software because Valve is a private company, not a bunch of twat shareholders demanding that expenses be lowered and customers be squeezed to within an inch of their life.



    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by whispous View Post
    2003, for Valve forcing everyone to stop crying and install steam.

    Not because steam was awesome in 2003, but because it laid the groundwork for the future of PC Gaming with easy access to a huge library, automated updating, VAC, and eventually workshop.
    Half Life 2 requiring always online was the greatest thing ever as it forced my dad to get cable internet. I could finally play StarCraft online and have a w/l that was higher than my disconnects using dial up

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