What's their name /v/?
Getting to the final level of Goldeneye made me happy.
Playing the three demos on a sega megadrive until i was 13.
>tfw only one level of alex the kidd
This fucking game, right here.
My dad and I played this for hours, doing one mission each, kept failing some but we had a laugh doing it.
I watched him play a lot of skirmish matches, he enjoyed doing tank rushes on the hardest difficulty, while I enjoyed playing defensively and wait for them to attack me.
Man, I wish he was still around so I can play with him some more. RIP Dad.
Playing full 16 player custom game lobbies with everyone from school was a fucking blast. And doing 4 player swat and getting to rank 47 was one of the best feelings ever.
Now, I have no friends.
The frist time I finished halo 1 on christmas 2001 with my best friend
If I ever hear the Mute City theme (the default one, not the Easter egg one), I actually get a bit choked up since it reminds me of my first experience with the arcade version. I'm reminded how incredible it felt.
It reminds me that series is dead.
Posting an animation on flipnomte hatena... Oh those were the days...
Playing Halo 3 with my friends when I was 15. Now we all have our own lives and can't do the shit we used to do.
my entire time playing vanilla/bc wow with my bros
> tfw a bunch of them are going back for WOD and I'm married with a kid so I won't have time to play
Its just a fun ride man
I like vidya more when its was less serious
>You will never play Valhalla on BTB for the first time ever again
>You will never be hyped for the map packs
>You will never play Fat Kid on Burger King again
>You will never play Jenga on Standoff again
>You will never finish the fight on 4 player Legendary co-op ever again
it's a halo kinda feel
The entire Fallout franchise. And yes, that includes 3. No other series has blended survival rpg elements, exploration, cheesy humor, and enticing gameplay as well as it. Not to mention its one of the few game collections where I can noticeably feel my character getting stronger.
>long time ago
>my PS2 had just broke and I had just got a new PS2 game
>started raising up my money from my allowance to buy one of the new slim PS2's
>it was going to take me half a year of no games to raise up enough to buy it
>dad comes home one day from his usual outing in the morning and calls me down
>I think I'm in trouble but he starts asking me questions about my PS2
>he says "well that PS2 would take a long time to get with your allowance, so spend it on a game or something." "Here you go."
>hands me a new slim PS2
>almost in tears because he hasn't done anything that nice for me before
That was a good day. The only other time my dad did something like that for me, was when he bought me Let's Get Ready To Rumble for N64 one day.
Didn't even know the game, but it was still nice of him.
Playing my first vidya with my older cousin, who is around 10 years older than me. I looked forward to every saturday because we would go to my mother's town and have family lunch at my grandma's, and afterwards my cousin would let me and my sister play vidya on his good old snes.
We played lost vikings the three of us
>tfw he slowly started missing at family reunions every weekend and only would come on christmas
>tfw he missed me growing up
>tfw I would find out he became a drug addict and a good for nothing after my family tried to help him every once he fell on drugs again
>tfw he is thirtysomething, lives with his mom, and has a miserable life because he just can't get his ass to work.
>tfw he is a total stranger to me
He would always let me win
Shitty Xbox 360s games like CoD, GoW. Personally the games themselves weren't really what I was interested in, but just chatting with my buddy who I would play them with. He was one of the few people I felt like I could talk to and trusted. He passed away a few years ago, and I still miss him everyday.
Fat Kid holds a special place in my heart.
The entirety of my first playthrough of Grim Fandango. I got it when it first came out, when I was 14. For me, it's GOTY, every year.
I had it on my first toaster, /v/. It had a Pentium 133, from sometime in 1996. It barely ran anything anymore. Even though it was running at maybe 20 FPS in an empty hallway, I was having great fun. It took me 14 hours straight to get from Manny's office to The Meadow, and it was the best 14 hours of my life so far.
Now, sixteen or so years, four toasters, seven consoles, three handhelds, and... I dunno, thousands of games later, I still haven't found a game that I've had as much fun with.
>You will play experience WoW for the first time again.
Hold me /v/.
Playing MGS1 and Spyro nonstop on my brother's PS1. That "doo doo doo" intro to MGS1 brings me right back
Same here, but it was Halo 1 and we had just finished high school. I found one of these giant fuckers in the trash, hauled it in my tiny car to my garage, and we spent the whole summer playing split screen MP.
I remember playing COD:WAW Nazi Zombies and Cod 4 with my best bros for hours. Now we hardly see each other.
>have a bunch of internet friends
>introduce all of my internet friends to each other
>make an awesome gaming group
>introduce my real life friends to my internet friends
>make an even more awesome gaming group
>get my first real gf
>stopped playing regularly like 3 years ago
>they all still play together to this day
>tfw I'm that friend that disappeared
I'm sorry guys. I just don't have the time between my fiance and work.
Fuck. It hurts to look at this and remember.
Back when I was young I wanted nothing more than to be old and living my own life. Now that I'm here, I want to go back those days where everything was new and exciting and I had no real responsibilities.
I always seem to be living in the future or the past. How do I live in the moment, /v/?
my deepest sympathies man
I remember playing pic related when I was about 12 years old. I had it specially imported from the US because it wasn't released in europe until a couple of years later. I just needed to have the game so much I saved up like crazy and finally got it. Once I got it I played it constantly and even bunked off my paper round just to play. Introduced my little sister to it aswell and she got hooked as well.
shes dead now ;_;
>Beating my step-brother at MK Trilogy for the first time as a kid.
>Beating TMNT for the NES
>Getting my dad to play the water levels of Super Mario because the water scared me.
Man video games was better when I was a kid.
I sold my gaming rig to my little brother (who plays with the group too) and I don't have the money for another, what with a wedding to save up for and all and my current computer is a toaster.
I keep up with them on facebook and through my little brother though
Shit. That's the worst. Leaves the biggest hole there
There's a shitton of Amiga games I still keep around that make me go back to good old days in the early 90s when I usually went to the seaside with a small TV (14", drove about 300km through the country), hooked the Amiga to it and had jolly good time with stuff like Hired Guns and Genesia. Even invited some other kids to play stuff like Chaos Engine.
The resort we were staying at has changed so much nowadays, that I know going there would hurt me more than anything. I had too many good memories of those times.
Awhile ago, I thought I'd log in to RS just to see what's changed. I made the mistake of opening the "Friends" tab and a flood of memories I ever had playing the game with my RS friends came rushing back to me. Holy fuck, each glance at a name brought back countless moments of laughter, fun, stories, and friendships I thought I'd forgotten. But all this was washed away by a sobering yet saddening realization:
I just started up my Xbox360 to see who still plays from my friends list. It hurts to see that most of them have not been on in ages. I want to go back.
the first time I finished Mother 3.
I cried so hard. The next and last time I can remember crying that hard was when my girlfriend broke up with me a few years ago.
Damn that game hurt.
Why does it hurt so badly? It was just a game...
My brother's friends giving me the controller to beat my older brother in Mortal Kombat when he went away to the bathroom when I was young.
My mom putting aside a copy of Pokemon Yellow at work so I could get it right when it came out for my birthday.
Watching my parents beat Bubble Bobble together back when they both played video games...and were together.
Playing Final Fantasy VI. It was my ex-bf's favorite game. I played it for the first time while he guided me through the parts I was stuck on. It was a great bonding moment for us. I still miss him a lot. His name was Brad. I called Bradders and sometimes Baby Bradders. He was kyoot and adorable and I loved to give him hugs and kisses. I would do anything to have him back.
>tfw mom was too poor to get me a gameboy
>tfw first pokemon game I owned was Pearl
>mfw playing 4-player smash bros past midnight with all my pals
I think those were the happiest moments of my life to be honest. Everything was so pure.
Civ II, played so many hours of that game as a kid
only because it was the only game I had
>tfw it's been sitting in my disc drive for about a month
>the year is 1999
>first time playing TFC
>no idea what is going on
>get on the bridge
>blue soldier jumping around, kills me with a crowbar
>his name is A Kangaroo with a Crowbar
>respawn as medic
>get on the sniping deck
>try to heal turret
>he looks at me weird, then transforms into a blue spy and stabs me in the face
>i quit the game because confused
Then I spent the next years playing this game all the fucking time.
>finally completing Avalon on Ace Combat Zero after what felt like an eternity of trying and then feeling like a true ace pilot when I defeated the final boss on my first try.
I sat through the credits, feeling so fucking happy that I finally beat the worlds best game, turned off the ps2 and went for a pizza with my best friend
Just thinking of that whole 2 moths I spent on Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen. Fuck. One of the best games I've played in a long time. That fucking fight with Grigori was one of the best boss fights I've ever played. Doing bitterblack runs with a couple of different anon's pawns for rift bucks, grinding like fuck for those cursed level 3 weapons and armor. A great fucking game that deserves and sequel and, hopefully, a PC release.
Then there's also STALKER SoC. It was a couple of years back. I picked it up on a whim on a cold as fuck winter day. Played it all the way through. Non stop. I just couldn't put it down.
>tfw playing through lab x18 on a dark as fuck winter night
Almost everything about that game was perfect to me. A shame the expansions never added up.
I wish I could relive those moments for the first time again.
>Mario Kart DS release week
>Go to gamestop after school to get it
>Guy is cool as fuck l, telling me how he and his friends have been playing it nonstop because he got it early
[No fucking idea why, but I always seem to get the last copy when I fucking buy mario games]
>asks if I want to play
>we play two full cups and no one even comes into the store
dude was cool as fuck. If I was a teenager or adult I would have definitely asked him to hangout.
Beating Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.
Every time I remember it. I was fighting Wilfre, I had headphones and I was comfy in a blanket, and then...
Nobody existed, Mike was in a coma, then the credits song had me cry myself to sleep.
There was this one time my friend beat Blaster Master at my house at 4AM in the morning. For some reason, we decided to break out the NES and have him try to beat it. It was tough, but he actually did it.
Finishing Yoshi's island on the GBA and listening to the credits theme silently with my grandfather.
>play rock band 1 solo on drums
>dad sees what I'm doing, interested, just watches me
>rock band 2 comes out, he joins in, starts playing guitar, never goes above medium
>always chooses a hot young girl avatar, said he knew what he liked to see
>we git gud at it, complete the endless setlist one Thanksgiving, me on expert drums, him on medium guitar
>dad starts to get sick
>go to college
>rock band 3 comes out, play with bros, not the same without my dad though
>come home on thanksgiving break, dad asks if we can play a song or two
>mfw didn't bring home the rock band gear
>mfw there is no face that shows how let down he looked
>come home during christmas break, bringing the gear, excited to play another set with him
> find out he passed away while I was travelling home
Four years later, it still hurts.
You'll always be my Rock Band Bro Dad
I miss playing Oddworld and Spyro with my mom before she started doing crack and stealing from me... I miss playing Kiss Psycho Circus and Killer Instinct with my dad before he left us... Why can't things be okay now? My brother lives with me and is here 24/7 but wont play games with me anymore, he just sits on furaffinity all day, and my cousin never plays, nor does my other bro... I miss everything, before we had internet to ruin us, I feel like I'm the only normal one left... I know thats stupid coming from a dude on /v/, but I'm pretty damn normal out of all of my family...
I wish I could play games with you guys instead...
>Playing this game with dad
>Few years later
>Dad is kill.
Fable, morrowind, potc
I still play them now days but I just can't recapture those feels I had playing them at 14 with my mates at sleep overs.
I don't want to be a grown up.
>playing the ending sequence to kingdom hearts 2 while a stoned teenager
Almost the entire playthough of Brave Fencer Musashi
That game was near perfection and was part of an era of videogames that I miss so much. Pic related.
>RIP World of Warcraft
>2004 - 2009
Never MoreThis game made me a better person fuck you
>Big Brothers friend found a GBC emulater
>Legend of Zelda Links Awakening
>Neither of them can beat it
>after they get tired of it he lets me play
>i do nothing but this for 7 weeks
>Stay home from school with the Flu
>finaly beat that fucker
>Showing my brother, Best fealing.
Halo 3 was the reason I got an Xbox 360.
From playing matchmaking, to being a part of some (horrible) machinima projects, I really had some unique experiences through that game. I also met so many interesting people on Xbox LIVE at that time.
IMO 2007-2010 was truly the golden era of Xbox LIVE.
Playing TF2 and shooting the shit with half a dozen friends from all over the world.
Playing Super Mario Galaxy with my best friend all night and all morning.
Playing Magicka with some buddies and being gigantic dickheads to each other while laughing without end.
Playing Lemmingball Z with my brother. From what I remember, that's the first multiplayer game I've played.
being 11 and playing Sonic Adventure for the first time after receiving it as a Christmas gift back in 1999.
>dat title screen
>dat first sonic line
>"oh yeaaah, this is happening!"
Being really fucking excited when me and my older brother both got a Gameboy + two games each. Kirby's Dream Land, Link's Awakening, Super Mario Land 2 and I forgot the fourth one. It wasn't very good.
Beating Link's Awakening when my older brother couldn't do it.
Being really fucking excited when me and my older brother got the first Pokemanz games. We played it a lot, constantly exchanging tips and Pokémon.
Discovering that Missingno WASN'T FAKE, HOLY SHIT!
Playing TF2 with more than half a dozen friends from all over the world.
Playing Super Mario Galaxy with my best friend from evening to late morning.
>dad will spend hours and hours on a single campaign map
>take a look
>see he's turtling the entire enemy base around his map-wrapping huge base
>watch dad torture the enemy
He's definitely my father. What a faggot.
>Used to watch Joan of arcadia with my mom 10 years ago as a High school freeshman. BArley paid attention to the plot but played my GBA SP when it was on after watching G4. Megaman BAttlenetwork,Sonic games on the GBA, Sonic battle,Chain of memories,Boktai,mario advanced. Every time I hear Joan osborn I remeber how based the GBA games where
City of Heroes and WoW from Classic to really early Wrath of the Lich King.
That was when I played MMOs with my one really close friend; before her health issues cropped up, before several friends betrayed her and hurt her terribly.
I remember bouncing around across rooftops with her as she got me into any group I ever wanted in City of Heroes because she was considered the best, most friendly Empath Healer on the server and if you wanted her, you had to get me as well.
Or how on our WoW server the Rogues never tried to gank one of us because if they knew if they tried, a very angry Mage or Priest was right nearby ready to join in.
She was so vibrant, so full of life back then.
>15th birthday get 2 copys of Nes Zelda for GBA. Brother in law returns his copy to best buy. Get to pick out one of 2 games Ninja gaiden or Sonic heroes for Original Xbox. Pick Sonic heroes MFW years later
forgot pic from sadness
>Sarkeesian reaction image
Remember those battlegrounds that lasted for 6 hours?
Playing Bust a Move on a saturday morning
jesus i loved that game, i should get the 3ds/ps1classincs one
Persona 3 was better, it also had a better story and message
Only 6 hours? There were AVs that lasted days.
>Queue up for AV early Saturday morning
>Run around doing quests, farming shit for a few hours
>We're pushed all the way back to our last graveyard
>Towers and Bunkers still bouncing back and forth between safe and in danger on both sides
>Rally up forces, push enemy out of base
>Take more graveyards
>People running armor scraps back to upgrade NPCs
>Air support getting escorted back
>Get pushed back again
>Struggle back out
>Finally push to enemy base
>It's now Sunday morning
>Lavitz dies trying to save the Prince
>Lavitz' spirit breaks free of control, and after a touching reunion he uses his own spirit to give you a path to save the world
He was a minor character with story up until the end, where he became the single most important support in the game.
I loved that shit.
You were also always actually dependent on the people you were playing with.
Remember looking for a group to roll some dungeons?
You stayed in the same group for at least one day.
I have a similar story. Back when I was younger I always played video games with the youngest of my two cousins that were brothers. He was still older than me but we enjoyed playing games. Then came a time when they were leaving for germany for 3 years because of my aunts work. We played dragon ball budokai the whole night before they had to go and as always it was fun as fuck. 3 years later they come back and hes doing drugs. Doesnt play video games anymore and I rarely see him.
FUCK. I spent so much time on this game I'm convinced I would be a totally different person if I never was introduced by my cousin. Never would of have kicked it off with my best friend of 10 plus years or anything. Weird.
Basically any time I sat down and played hours of Smash or Mario Kart with friends and/or family, but mostly family. Lots of other games too, like Soul Calibur 2. Especially since I'm the only one in my immediate family who ever even really plays those games anymore.
Being ridiculously hyped for Kingdom Hearts in the fourth grade, buying it like day 1, my parents letting me take a day off from school for once to play it, and it absolutely living up to the hype for me.
Receiving a GBA for Christmas one year from my grandmother and playing hours of the GBA port of Yoshi's Island.
>I could play Pokemon Yellow for hours a day and even play multiple playthroughs in one week
>tfw now i get tired after 1 hour of playing
>I could play fighting, racing, rpg and action games
>tfw i only play slow paced action games with short texts now
>I would be happy with 2 games each year, one from birthday and one from christmas
>tfw I've been hoarding a shitton of games these last years and have 15 unopened games i bought at full price now
>I used to remember every soundtrack from my favorite games
>tfw I'll be lucky if i remember all the shit they teach me in the tutorial now
I've become a casual, guys
I can only play games I played in my childhood/teenage years now...
I remember as a kid when I played Ocarina of Time, sometimes if it was raining in Kakariko I would go inside one of the houses to "wait it out". It seems kind of silly now, because now I know that time doesn't pass when you're indoors in OoT, but I have cozy memories of hanging out in random villager houses and listening to the rain outside.
oh god, that feeling when the two armies crashed in that frozen lake...
at first i never liked Alterac coz i was a melee, but when i created my warlock, shit, was a total different Bg, used to have that Dota kill sound addon, and monster kills were easy to archieve there haha
>Pokemon when I wasn't a power gamer
>Age of Empires 2 when I wasn't a power gamer
>Victoria II when I wasn't a power gamer
>Basically any time when I wasn't a power gamer
Now I power game so hard I stop playing games when I notice I've made mistakes
>Get your EVs correct
>Pokemon without correct EVs or IVs are useless
>Get your economy right, along with building a respectable navy
>Skimp out on either of these or not make the advancement in ages at the right time and I'll just quit
>Build a large enough military that's respectable and can take out the enemy
>Make a minor slip or get a shit load of rebels that break my soldier groups up, and I'll just quit
>Die once in doom and get frustrated
>Open up HoI 3, remember I don't feel like making a nation in 1936
>Remember how bad non 1936 starts are for me, and just quit
Tired gamer general.
You do it for someone else Anon. That's how you win at gaming, that's how you give it your all once more. Once you have a purpose and drive to finish something, you will move.
Ahem, I mean army
>Mfw people who play water maps in Age of Empires
>Get Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 and Lord of the rings the two towers
>The only time me and my brother actually connected and talked and actually acted as real brothers
>Mfw I'm 22 now and hes having a kid soon
The times are gone. All times are gone
I think I have a good one
>in my teens
> really enjoyed the kingdom Hearts series
> the girl I was dating at the time came over when no one was home
> completely ignore her and just play kingdom hearts
> mom comes home like 2 hours later with popeyes
> she brings us some
> I ask her if she wants any, she politely declines
> I eat popeyes and just keep playing Kingdom Hearts until she leaves
she broke up with me about a week after that and I honestly couldn't understand why at the time.
Be 14 yo
Our tv just got burned
Owning a ps1 and a CD player
Puts Vigilante Second Offense on the player to listen to it aside with my father with all the lights out
Oh that moments.
>camping out in the backyard playing animal crossing with my sister
>playing bioshock and listening to blink 182 before my family split up and i was still in school
>playing halo 3 online with a bunch of dudes i sort of knew irl but when we played halo we were best mates
>you will never be instantly woken up on Saturday morning by your brother holding MGS2 above your head again
>you will never go halfsies on Timesplitters and play through the entire thing with your brother again on Boxing Day
>you will never dig your way through a dining table sized Christmas cracker to find a PS1 at the centre again
>you will never play Timesplitters 2 with your bros again
>you will never dominate with your friends on COD4 again
WE HAVE TO GO BACK!
>Be an edgy kid in the year 2000
>Majora's Mask comes out literally a few days after this album did
>Playing the darkest, edgiest Zelda yet while listening to it
>Was in edgy heaven the whole time
>Be early 2000
>Playing on my brother's new gaymen computer
>I would always play Counter Strike 1.6 while Uncle played Day of Defeat
>One day me and my uncle to play some new game he got
>Team Fortress Classic
>We both don't know how to play the game, so we continue to argue about the controls
>Finally get the basics down
>Find new server to play on
>Teams were unbalanced so I had to go on blue while uncle went on red
>I play as a medic because that's the only class my brain can comprehend
>Uncle plays as a spiggity spooty spy
>I run around healing engies and scouts
>As we were playing, uncle kills me in game
>Then rapes me IRL
I miss the good ol' days
Oh god, this. I hate the powergamer in me at times.
>Get a new game
>Clear first level
>There's a Rank S
In the country i live we open christmas presents at 00:00 of 25th of december
>I get Super Mario Galxy
>All adults are in the kitchen talking and getting drunk
>I go to my bedroom and turn off the light
>Play the game completly in darkness exept for my tv
I swear SMG gave me full self-peace that night, it was just magical
>Raiding Karazhan with friends
>Playing Halo 3 custom games with friends
>Playing Guitar hero with friends
Words can not describe how much I would love to go back and play this game when it was in its prime.
I miss singing snake eater with my brother as loud as we could along to annoy our mom. (in a loving sort of way)
I remember playing this game on a ps2 with an adapter which let 4 people play at once. My brother, our two best friends, and myself spent countless hours playing through this and having absolutely no clue what we were doing, but we made so many memories.
basically memorizing every aspect of pokemon blue/red/yellow.
playing pic related with all my siblings/cousins.
FUCKING YES, and Champs 2 was even better!
Best game of that type I have ever played...
Reading the comics in pic related while the most chill music played