Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Blog Banter #3 : Games you should play to get to know me

Already a month has gone by since the last Blog Banter. How time flies when you're having fun!

This month's banter is on the topic of "What game(s) would you suggest someone play if they wanted to get to know you better?"

In my case, we're definitely talking about multiple games even though one takes most of my time these days - EVE having the honour.

Now let's see. What games help you understand who I am? What have been the games which have brought me the most pleasure over the years? Would that help me pick games that can define me? Let's make a list and see.

Games that I've particularly liked over the last, say 10 years:
  • Diablo II (RPG)
  • Neverwinter Nights (RPG)
  • Dungeon Siege (RPG)
  • Battle Realms (RTS)
  • Homeworld (RTS)
  • Halo (FPS)
  • 1701 A.D. (RTS)
  • Gears of War (FPS)
  • Mass Effect (RPG)
  • EVE Online (MMORPG)
  • Starcraft (RTS)
As I mentioned in the last Banter, I've spent a lot of time in EVE over the last 2 or 3 years. But I still give these games a few hours once in a while. There's something about these games, even replaying them for the nth time, that does something to me. Brings me joy and a sense of accomplishment many other games don't achieve.

I've purchased and played many more games since I started gaming back in the late nineties; as one can see from my collection. But the games above hold a special place in my heart. And I guess if you want to know who I am, you're going to have to go through these.

Which reminds me that it's been a long time since I last played Homeworld. Now if you'll excuse me...

Blog Banter is a group of bloggers passionate about anything and everything video games. On a monthly basis we get together and write-up a series of articles on a specific subject and then link to each other. The brainchild behind this idea is fellow blogger Hawty McBloggy (aka bs angel). I just love her quirky articles, always uncovering interesting and fun stuff. A must read!

If you're interested in participating, just contact bs angel for more information. Enjoy our stories!
Blog Banter #3 participants : Silvercublogger, The Average Gamer, Game Couch, thoughts and rants, Delayed Responsibility, Boom Stick Brigade, Boom Stick Brigade 2, CrazyKinux's Musing, Gamer Unit, Draining Souls.net, 8-Bit Brigade, Zath Games Tech, Arm the Flag, Lou Lantos, Hawty McBloggy


Anonymous said...

I hear the community on EVE is really nice.

In the newspaper a few months back, a woman who played Eve died in some shootout, and when the Eve community heard, hundreds came to her husband's support - emails, messages, flowers.

That was really sweet ^_^

Great article.

Anonymous said...

You have a great mix of genres that you enjoy, from shooters to strategy games to RPGs, very nice!

Unknown said...

I've not played any of the games you have, however I have always liked the sound of EVE Online - I used to love the Elite games of spacing trading when I first had my Amiga computers! Is that a fair comparison?

CrazyKinux said...

@silvercube - the EVE community a great part of the appeal of this MMO.

@angel - I do like to explore different types of games, music genres, literature, etc. I'm a well rounded guy!

@simon - I've never played that game, but it's sounds a lot like what we in EVE call carebears; which is what I am I guess!! So in that way, it probably is a fair comparison!

Anonymous said...

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