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#31 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

www.systemrequirementslab.com

this will test your computer to see if the game is compatible.


Thanks! That is pretty cool. Fail on the Command and Conquer thing....need to upgrade the video card. No problem with the World of Warcraft though.

#32 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

Someone mentioned the Total War series earlier. If you can find the earlier versions of that series, I'd recommend that. It's a blend of RTS and TB games, easy enough to get into, doesn't require a massive ammount of time devotion in a single sitting. Would allow him to determine which aspects he likes and which aspects he doesn't and would make choosing a future game a little easier. Like I said, early entries in the series though (Shogun or Medieval).

If turn based is definately his thing, then anything with Sid Meier's name on it is gold, with the Civilization series being the crown jewel. Personal preference though, I like a sci fi setting and always enjoyed Alpha Centauri more.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

The original Medieval: Total War was great.

Your computer might be able to handle Rome: Total War. I'd check that one out if he is interested in turn based.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:56 PM

So he just brought home the Age of Empires III expansion pack that has Warchiefs and Asian Dynasties....anyone ever play that? The link Dingo posted says I need a video card though.


If he takes it back and gets the World of Warcraft Battlechest pack does he need to get a monthly subscription to play online?

Edited by Johnny Rockets, 29 March 2010 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG, not a strategy game. It requires a monthly subscription fee (not sure how much I don't play it but it's probably $15/mo).

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:22 PM

I'm guessing JR meant to say Warcraft III

and no, it doesn't.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:30 PM

Damn Jr don't fug up and buy the Wrath of the Lich King.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:47 AM

Damn Jr don't fug up and buy the Wrath of the Lich King.


Seriously it would end any chances of your son nailing hot ass.

Age of Empires 3 wasn't bad.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:49 AM

MYTH 1 AND 2

Get him those.

Rejoice in your awesomeness.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:41 AM

i am literally and figuratively buying a new computer just to play civilization 5 when it comes out.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:47 AM

the best way to play civ 4 is by racing to Divine Right while building the pyramids

then if you do it right in like 500bc you can have a fascist Islamic state that can run train on the rest of the map

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:52 PM

I forgot all about this:

http://store.steampo...d.com/app/40400

You have to buy it through Steam and install the Steam Client to play, which is Valve's pc version of Xbox Marketplace. Its a pretty nice little system they've got going on.

On sale right now as well.

AI War is an entirely unique large-scale RTS with aspects of TBS, tower defense, and grand strategy. It features single or cooperative play with as many as 8 humans against a pair of powerful, intelligent AIs. These AIs are driven by an AI Progress stat that players contribute to through aggressive actions such as taking control of planets and destroying key units, forcing tough decisions regarding which targets are worth capturing or destroying. Human fleets are usually several thousand ships in size or larger, with games often featuring 30,000 units at any given time across galaxies of anywhere from 10 to 120 planets. Some games have reached as many as 90,000 units!

Despite this, players retain powerful control over their fleets in a macro-sense, ignoring painful micromanagement present in other games in favor of actual tactics like flanking. Meanwhile, ships themselves attempt to target enemies as intelligently as possible so the player can focus on the tasks that really matter. Scouting also plays a major role in the game, supplying an intel 'snapshot' about important capturable units, enemy fleet sizes, and planet ownership. Designed by RTS veterans and backed by strong, responsive support on the official forums and elsewhere, AI War is an exciting and refreshing experience.

* Space-based RTS, single player or up to 8 player co-op
* Powerful emergent AI that retreats, probes defenses, and surprises even veterans with intelligent tactics
* 30,000+ ships at a time on 10-120 simultaneous planetary battlefields
* Different Every Time: 16 billion procedural maps, each with specific units
* A focus on deep strategy with nearly no micromanagement

System Requirements

o OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
o Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU (2.4 Ghz recommended, Dual Core strongly recommended for Host)
o Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
o Graphics: Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do), 1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution (32 bit color recommended)
o DirectX®: 9.0c



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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:46 PM

Does anyone know where i can get Red Alert 2. I think that was it. It had the Tesla coils.

I could be wrong about the title. I was playing it about 10 years ago

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

Rome: Total war is an awsome game that's the last PC game I played.

I would play as the greeks and capture territories with good choke points and just force the armies into my phalanxes and destroy 1000 guys with about 200.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:30 AM

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