What online game?

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  1. WSB

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    OK- theres been load of hype about pc online gaming so I thought give it a go. I'm a console gamer but thought I'd give a PC game a shot- the online adventures look quite good but whats good for someone new to go for?

    PC Specs- 2.5ghz processor- gig ram- 300gig hdd, 256mb Radeon Sapphire graphics card- all running MCE.
     
  2. Monty Burns

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    If you are after MMORPG then check out:

    www.mmorpg.com

    This lists user scores and gives a brief summary of each. It also points to any downloads, adverts, trials etc for each.

    I personaly play Eve-Online. Very dificult to learn (which means no little immature kids) but VERY rewarding. This is sci-fi though. If you ever played Elite many years ago and wanted an MMO version, this is the game!

    If you want fantasy I believe World Of Warcraft is "the daddy" at the moment but, I don't play this so cannot comment.


    Best of luck!
     
  3. Tejstar

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    If you like FPS' and like free games, then try Enemy Territory. Although be warned it can be very addictive! :D
     
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    counter strike: source best online game out there.
     
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    Hello,

    Here's a free 14 day trial for EVE. Which anyone can use as many times you like. I haven't played it yet so I don't know but I've heard very good things about it.

    World of Warcraft just arrived today so I'll let you know how that is.

    My favorite multi player game is Battlefield 2 and then Counter Strike: Source. Battlefield 2 is very addictive.

    https://secure.eve-online.com/ft/?aid=100072
     
  6. Shoki

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    Tried messing around with online gaming when the original half-life was released, and now wont buy a pc game unless it has mp content, actually own the whole ghost recon series on pc and never played it in single player, just ran through the missions in co-op with a couple of mates, highly recomended ;) personal preference is for fps, battlefield 2 being the current fave, with tigerwoods getting fired up every once in a while when i cant get out there myself, have tried some of the mmorpg games out there but to be honest they did nothing for me, and never had the time to give to them that these kinds of games need, more of a quick fix person ;) but if thats what your after then i have friends who seem to get alot out of starwars galaxies.
     
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    If you are thinking of World of Warcraft see if a mate has it as usually can load it on your machine and have a free trial period of 10 days, and I think it could have been last months PC Gamer had a the trial period on a cover DVD but make certain before buying.

    I like it and it is a really big seller (been in the top 10 PC games since it came out at the beginning of the year) but I know a couple of people on this site hate it.

    Oh and its run by Blizzard who are continually having problems with there server e.g. they shut the game down Wednesday morning round 2am for maintenance and are suppose to be back on about 10-11am they have not got the site back up proper yet and are having trouble with authenticating accounts to log on.
     
  8. wormvortex

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    don't get wow it's a waste of money and not even that good of a game, no storyline or nothing
     
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    It does not have one all big story line but has a series of small storylines.

    And to say it’s not a good game, well it’s probably the biggest selling PC game this year good or not.
     
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    Agreed. So all Worm really said is that he/she did not like it. Bit unfair to blanket cover it for everyone. :)

    wow! ... soo many sheep in the world eh? ;) :) As long as the children stay away from Eve thats fine by me :D
     
  11. Solomon Grundy

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    Me too, thanks for the heads up on EVE Monty...I would never have even heard of it...love it!
     
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    Decadence,
    Can you download the game and trial from the link or is it just a free pass?
    Looking for an online multiplayer space sim.
    Ta, Gav
     
  13. Monty Burns

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    You can download the client (which is totaly free) and then get a trial account for something like 10 days. After that, you then have to pay as usual with most mmorpgs.

    I would provide urls but sadly work have issues with anything at *.eve-online.com.... can't understand why :confused: :D
     
  14. Shoki

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    GCDB take a look at www.vendetta-online.com i messed about with it when it was early in development and had some fun with it, that was a while ago so can only presume its been improved alot since then, plus it was free not so sure about now though.
     
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    Battlefield 2 - Definitely!!
     
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    Thanks shoki,
    Will take a look soon at that.Trying to get in allegiance to see what its like at the moment but probs on setting up and getting working at the moment.
     

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