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  • What was the first game that BLEW YOUR MIND and why?

    I suspect some people might struggle with some of the responses.

    If you wee introduced to computers back in "The Dark Ages" however then your experience included significant advances in computer hardware.

    From memory the first "computer game" I played - a simulation essentially - was attempting to land a Lunar Module on the surface back in 1976. Black and white and it ran on a mainframe. 

    So "wow" moments will encompass first arcade game (Pong, Asteroids, Space Invader, Pac-Man).

    First "home arcade machine - the electronic toys on which you could play arcade games at home.

    First text adventures (e.g. Leisure Suit Larry) and the introduction of graphics in e.g. The Hobbit - well silhouette images in "red and black" or "yellow and game" and was it "blue and black"? You get the idea.

    Affordable consoles - Atari and Spectrum mentioned above, Commodore and others and games that loaded from tape. Yes consoles pre-dated the PC! And of course incarnations of the Sony and Nintendo consoles live on to this day.  

    And then on through the rise of PC gaming and ever improving graphics. More colours. Higher resolution. Ripples on water. And so on. So many "wow" moments.

    And sound!

    I can remember getting MS Dinosaurs on CD and MS sending me, in the post, a sound driver on a 3.5 inch floppy so that it would work properly. Ta-da was a wow moment in its own way.  (After which I bought a full size - full length -  Soundblaster card. And learned to deal with sound driver issues!

    In recent years those .... we take so much for granted.

    In its own way the fact that we have so much computing power on our tablet / phone / watch / TV ... and coming speakers, lighting, fridge etc. is staggering.

    The next "wow" though - I suspect - will probably come from some incarnation of "3D" - for some glasses may provide that for others maybe a "whole room" immersive experience. 

    Mikeha said:
    Just another boring WoW clone. Nothing to see here. :(
    This may come as a shock to you but ....... it's an Elder Scrolls "clone".

    It traces its ancestry back to Arena which pre-dates Warcraft 1. And Morrowind which pre-dates WoW. (That's Morrowind as in the recent ESO expansion btw).

    Does that make WoW an Elder Scrolls clone? If you consider them "the same" I suppose so!
  • What was the first game that BLEW YOUR MIND and why?

    Sovrath said:
    Well, Myst I suppose.

    For PC gaming:

    Possibly Myst (1993) yes. A custom 8-bit palette for each scene! 

    Day of the Tentacle (awesome); The Settlers (1993); Sam & Max Hit the Road; and Return to Zork all released in 1993 as well. For "mind blowing" though: Myst. 

    Earlier games? Wizardy 6 (1990), Civilisation (1991); The Secret of Monkey Island (1991)? Still Myst I think. 

    Pre-PC maybe "The Colour of Magic" (1986) though .... That doesn't work!

    Myst though.
  • Xbox One X Official Review: The PC Gamer’s Console - MMORPG.com

    Viper482 said:
    Not ready to leave my desk/monitor to sit on the couch in front of the TV to game
    Then plug it into a desktop monitor. 
  • Elder Scrolls Online - The Conundrum of the Dragon Knight - MMORPG.com

    I bought this game on Steam on sale. I own the base game. I've tried it and for some reason just cannot seem to keep my attention focused on it. Part of it is the UI. I just don't really like it. Maybe that's all it is. I'm not sure, but I've always wanted to get in and start crafting.

    Maybe I'll try to kick the tires.

    What is a good resource to read up on classes and builds to learn a good solo leveling build/class?