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I'm buying myself a new video game for Christmas. what should it be?


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What kind of games do you like?

I almost have the wife convinced to get an Xbox 360 with a kinect. She likes the exercise games they have for it.

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RTS. I really like Age of Empire but no one plays it any more.



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poseysail Sailing Tactics Simulator?


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Mass Effect. Pick up the first one for a song, get the DLC for free, then roll right into Mass Effect 2. The final chapter is due out next year. Great game.


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I read the wiki, doesn't seem like my thing. I really like the problem solving aspects of AoE. It's a lot like chess.


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ME 1 and 2 have lots of exploration and problem solving, along with resource management and research... and then there's the FPS aspect. I got it because it is a very good space sim with some shooting.


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You should check out Civilization 5, saw a review about it a while ago and it is supposed to be really good.

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If you like RTS's then there's always Dawn of War 2 and Starcraft 2 which are both solid RTS's.

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Yeh, they have promise. U know, I think what I really want is a Cat Sailor virtual paint ball arena.

When anyone says something anyone else disagrees with, we should be able to pull up their avatar and splat them. I would find that very entertaining and more than a tad satisfying. Pun intended.


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Thats hurtful frown

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OH PLEASE! I thought you were a paint baller from way back! How many innocents did you splat?

This could (should) be fun!


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Originally Posted by pgp
OH PLEASE! I thought you were a paint baller from way back! How many innocents did you splat?

This could (should) be fun!

Weapon Closet: http://www.goldfiles.com/portal.php?fileid=93

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pgp: I played at a semi-pro level... as much as any paintball at the time could be labelled "pro".

I didn't shoot "innocents" since doing that jeopardized the ability of responsible paintball players to own and operate their markers.

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What's a paint ball marker?

Fortunately paint ball did not exist when I was kid or I'd still be in detention.


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paintball markers are the same things as paintball guns. Its just that at the time I was playing it, the anti-gun lobby was trying to ban paintball for the actions of a few irresponsible youths who were buying plastic guns at walmart then lighting up their neighbor's house.

So we started calling them markers instead of guns :P

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Guns don't paint, painters paint.

Is there a paint baller's NRA?



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Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Originally Posted by pgp
OH PLEASE! I thought you were a paint baller from way back! How many innocents did you splat?

This could (should) be fun!

Weapon Closet: http://www.goldfiles.com/portal.php?fileid=93



This is great! How do you put the flame thrower inside this thread?


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1. robotower
2. angry birds

both very addictive and require next to no thought

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I'm actually looking for something a little more engaging, like chess and perhaps with an accurate historical motif.

Something in this genre http://www.strategypage.com/militaryforums/410-489.aspxbut without the "cartoon" graphics. I think the U.S. War colleges produce what I'm looking for but I've had no luck on their website.

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