Thursday, July 31, 2008

Me the Gamer

I've been a computer gaming-freak for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to this monstrosity called a Computer back in 1993, when we bought a 386SX-33Mhz that had 2MB RAM with a 113MB Hard Drive. SVGA monitors used to be cool back then and possessing one drew your friends and cousins to your place to check it out. Kher, it started with that game Dangerous Dave, LOL! Yes, that little guy jumping around dodging creepy spider-like enemies on its way to the door out of each level. I remember I used to copy games from other friends on 14inch-floppy disks, now extinct of course (but I've still got those disks stashed somewhere!).
Prince of Persia 1, Skyroads, Wolfenstein 3D (The first 3d-shooter ever!) were some of the highlights of those early days.

After a couple of years, we upgraded to an 8MB RAM just so that I could play Mortal Kombat 3 :P. It was totally worth it, the game was awesome and had me glued to it for many days. Crazy Cars 3, BC Racers, Wolfenstein 3D extensions, Warcraft 2, Duke Nukem 3D, DOOM, Lemmings, NFS, Starcraft you name it I've played it! FYI, you can find a lot of these classic games up for download on DOSGamesArchive.com. In terms of 3D gaming genre, the next breakthrough of sorts was when Quake was released. Fast, beautiful and realistic (for those times), it was an instant hit! and with multiplayer support and several patches/mods, it was there to last.

So, as you can imagine, the list is endless :). Some games that have occupied me for the least couple of years include Unreal Tournament, NFS Series, GTA Series, Warcraft 3, Call Of Duty series, Medal of Honor series - again, to name a few. Right now, I'm playing Assassin's Creed, a bloody fantastic game with enough detail to put your graphic card in overdrive!

You'll notice the ever so famous Counter-Strike missing from the list. That doesn't mean that I haven't played it ... it's just that I haven't developed quite the liking for it that has others glued on it for hours and hours no end. I used to play it a lot too back in the college days, but there came a point when it became too addictive, not to mention a total waste of time. Do you find the time to still play a few games every now and then?

5 comments:

UTP said...

I was a gamer too right from the days of Commodore 64...made my shifts to commodore 128 then nintendo and sega and then the PC...

my love for sports games has always been much higher than any other...and NBA Live 2000 was my ultimate experience...and Mortal Kombat 2 on Sega coming in next...

In fact my retirement plans include...a GAMING ROOM in my HOUSE!!!

Muhammad Qasim Pasta said...

I am not no more gamer! but I still remember the Dave , Prince of Persia and my favourite Brian Lara :)

@UTP
its nice idea... from now its also in my my retirement plant! :)

SAWJ said...

I don't like FPS games. GTA Vice City, Mafia, NFS Underground 2, Company of Heroes and Age of Empires II are my all time favorites!

You can see that I'm a big fan of RTS, Racing and TPS games.

Tanveer Badar said...

You forgot the ever praised 'mario'.

JazzianButt said...

i must say that u have nice and informative blog :-)
i love to play 3D games like DOOM II, its really challenging game, if you have played it then please write something about it too.

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