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    Who's Playing What Video Game for Entertainment?

    So, I purchased my first PC video game in several months the other night.....Stronghold 2 After fixing a few minor video card issues, it works great and looks like it will be a fun game. It better be, it set me back $40. The last time I spent money on a video game was when I purchased Doom 3 last year, only to find out my video board didn't want to run the game, so I had to buy a new video card for $60 Then I found out I didn't like the game.....

    So what have you all been playing lately? Anyone try a game called Sacred, is it really like Diablo 2? or better?
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    Normally I'm all about strategy titles. Particularly ones dealing with economics and resource mgmt....Civilization, Europa Universalis 2, Cross of Iron, Art of War, etc. but lately I've gotten into the Sims 2.

    For whatever reason turn based games have appealed to me more than real-time (not that I dislike real time games, just prefer turn based)
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    I'm an XBox sports title guy...MVP Baseball 2005, NCAA Football 2005, and ESPN NFL 2K5 are the played titles that I play most. Planner Groupie likes to play the Atari games (over 80 of them on one disc) on the XBox.

    Also play a bit of poker online....
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    Simcity 4, of course.

    And I only say that so I can say what I REALLY wanted to say (and thank you for providing the perfect thread for it ):

    God, I am So Stupid! The KEY to not having An Evil City is LARGE firestations and police stations. Small police and fire stations = business deals = Evil City.

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    SimCity (Original), Civilization, Zelda (great fun game, but old), poker/poker/poker (internet)

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    When I can it get away from the 10-year old and we are not watching DVDs on it, Rachet and Clank. After a long day of trying to run a planning department, it feels good to beat the crap out of things.
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    Not really into videos games (probably the only guy in his early 20s who isn't), never had them while younger. They were not allowed, instead Z's mom gave him books. So I tend to do that instead.
    That doesn't mean to say I do not enjoy video games. I have Flight Simulator on my computer, and I downloaded a baseball game for my cell phone. I really don't play them now, as all my friends have had tons of practice and usually win.
    I prefer doing other stuff.

    Although, while living with a gamer in college, I did piuck up the controller and play a quick game of ESPN football.

    But every once in a while.
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    What I want to know is when the new Duke Nukem is going to be released???
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    Civ III

    Addictive as all heck.
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    I don't play, but my son is currently engrossed in the XBox game based on the new Star Wars movie.

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    Metal Gear Solid 3. If they stripped the entire game down to just the incredible, intense sniper battle with one particular end level boss - which took me over 4 hours to get through - the game would probably still be just as good.

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    Last night I spent about an hour on Cabela's "Most Dangerous Hunts" game. It is fun, where after you shoot an animal, and if you don't claim it fairly quickly, another predator will come up and steal it, or attack you. Pretty comical first person shooter. Video game trades sell these hunting type games for about $10 +. Good stress reliever
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Civ III

    Addictive as all heck.
    Yeah, but let's be honest here - Civ II was more playable. It's not possible in Civ 3 to have more than a dozen or so cities without massive corruption (like every single trade icon being corrupt). Kinda takes the fun out of conquering the world, knowing that you're not really in control, and every captured city is run by some local mafiosos who are robbing you blind! And weren't the Civ 2 'advisors' (I know, I never listened to them either) more entertaining, particularly when science trade or entertainment were way out of balance?
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    I usually read, having spent all day working on puters and I sometimes play startegy stuff like the Civ games, the SimCities and so on. However, for the last few years, I've been 'roped' into some online RPGs by an old school friend and now spend about 10 hours a week split between Dark Ages of Camelot and World of Warcraft.
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    My computer game time now is pretty limited, so for me occasionally GTA 3, and sometimes EA Cricket 2004 (Depends on what mood I'm in - An excessively violent one or a nice gentlemanly one ).

    And sometimes I dig out my Gamecube and play a bit of ISS 3 (Football/Soccer). Honduras are currently in the World Cup final....

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    I have anger issues, so I play GTA San Andreas. Nothing makes me feel better after coming home from a frustrating day at work than mowing down people in a simulated drive-by!

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    Playing the Battlefield 2 demo right now (well, not right now, I am at work). Full game comes out next week and it looks to be very good. I pre-ordered so that is what I will be playing for the next several months/years

    Picked up Madden2004 Football last week for $4.90 and have been playing that off and on for a change of pace.

    Waiting for Civ IV to come out this fall/winter....

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Yeah, but let's be honest here - Civ II was more playable. It's not possible in Civ 3 to have more than a dozen or so cities without massive corruption (like every single trade icon being corrupt). Kinda takes the fun out of conquering the world, knowing that you're not really in control, and every captured city is run by some local mafiosos who are robbing you blind! And weren't the Civ 2 'advisors' (I know, I never listened to them either) more entertaining, particularly when science trade or entertainment were way out of balance?
    I never played Civ II... I saw Civ III on a discount rack for eight bucks or something, and took a shot. I like it. I hear Civ IV is out in September, and lots of those things are going to be different.
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    I was interested in video games when I was in high school, but then I got into Linux and that pretty much ended that right there. I still play Doom occasionally or some of the really 0ld sk00l games like nethack and adventure. (You know you're 0ld sk00l when you don't consider Doom to be 0ld sk00l. )

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    Yeah....

    Redneck Rampage was a great game.......could use an updated version......
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    I love to play the Sims on my computer. I also enjoy Tomba, the Harry Potter games, Smurf Racer, and Tomb Raider on PSII. I loved Myst and Riven. Have always wanted to try the Civ games, but have never gotten around to it.

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    NCAA Footbal 2005/March Madness 2005 and Halo for X-Box.

    SimCity 4 for computer...

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