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Long story short, my social life is expensive, just got home and spent 97 dollars on god knows what. I really need to kick it back, and enjoy PC gaming, a somewhat "free" past time. I'm being serious.

A few years ago, I used to be able to play games whenever, and have an urge to play games. Now I play games when I have nothing better to do. I really like strategy games, and mmorpg games, but titles like Starcraft 2, WoW, and Rift just don't do it for me. I really like fast pace games, so I've been playing COD, but its no fun alone. Maybe a team oriented game is what I need? Don't recommend single player games please, I like to play and interact with other people, in a competitive fasion, I don't care about story line.


Please leave some suggestions, I have a bad money spending habit when I'm around friends, and I am slipping into debt, no joke. I'm hoping gaming can be my solution.

Thanks guys
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World of tanks, its free, great graphics and 15v15 pvp. battles last 15mins or untill all dead or enemy base captured. Its sorta like wow battlegrounds but with tanks. biggrin.gif
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first of all, gaming is expensive, especially PC gaming. doh.gif

suggestion: Battlefield 3. or save extra $ and op for free or free to play titles
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Counter Strike Source.
 
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I recommend the following games:

Team Fortress 2

Left 4 Dead 2

Counter Strike: Source

League of Legends - Free

Dota 2 - Beta, but see if you can grab an invite.

Tribes: Ascend - Free

Battlefield 3

Diablo 3

..there's tons more, but those are just some ideas.
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World of tanks, its free, great graphics and 15v15 pvp. battles last 15mins or untill all dead or enemy base captured. Its sorta like wow battlegrounds but with tanks. biggrin.gif

If your the person who recommended it earlier, yeah I saw that thread I'm currently play it now
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first of all, gaming is expensive, especially PC gaming. doh.gif
suggestion: Battlefield 3. or save extra $ and op for free or free to play titles

Gaming isn't expensive when you already have what you need aside from the games themselves.
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Counter Strike Source.

No way I can go back to playing this.




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I recommend the following games:
Team Fortress 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Counter Strike: Source
League of Legends - Free
Dota 2 - Beta, but see if you can grab an invite.
Tribes: Ascend - Free
Battlefield 3
Diablo 3
..there's tons more, but those are just some ideas.

Tribes looks like Halo, and I loved Halo 2 and 3 back in the day so I'll give those a it a try, thanks.
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I second Tribes Ascend if you want a fast paced game. If you play game types other than TDM it can be very strategic/team based as well, if you can get a team together.
Also, whenever Guild Wars 2 comes out, it sounds like it might be right up your ally.
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I have the TF2 bug and I cant get rid of it... frown.gif

I would recommend an indie bundle, but those are mainly single player games.

You mentioned strategy games, how about these?

I was trying to get into RTS but failed massively.

Frozen Synapse
http://store.steampowered.com/app/98200/

DEFCON
http://store.steampowered.com/app/1520
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I second Tribes Ascend if you want a fast paced game. If you play game types other than TDM it can be very strategic/team based as well, if you can get a team together.
Also, whenever Guild Wars 2 comes out, it sounds like it might be right up your ally.

/\ Tribes Ascend....YES....
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