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Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1986) then Amstrad PC1512 (1987).

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First PC game was Secret Weapons Of The Luftwaffe.

Followed shortly by Wolfenstein and DOOM.

My first online experience was Diablo.
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I would say my start in PC gaming was in middle school when I got to play Oregon Trail on an Apple II. My parents got a PC when I was in high school, so I got to play games like Catacomb Abyss, Rise of the Triad, and Wolfenstein 3d. I never really switched to PC gaming since I still game on consoles as well.
 
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post #14 of 81
Supreme Commander and Crysis when I was a freshman in high school.

Best online game for me was BF2142, the memories!
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post #15 of 81
It was Magic Carpet that did it for me way back in the 90's. It had pretty good 3d movement.
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the site is glitchy today. hard to type. helped son buy the pionex listed below for $900.00 and he bought some pc games so we found and installed a plug and play graphics card. I bought the game zanzarah and it played great on it. then we did tanks.
8 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and my treatments were 6 to 8 hours long every 3 weeks. I bought my first laptop, a Toshiba p205-7476 17 inch with HD graphics. didn't know about dedicated graphics and started playing last chaos, a free to play game to while away the hours. fell asleep a lot.
the graphics in the game were/still are awesome. typer.gif
   
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Duke Nukem, Jazz Jackrabbit, Commander Keen...Math Blaster...C64 educational games...my interest in computers began the first time I ever used one in Daycare and then Kindergarten, so I guess about the age of 4 years I was already able to load games from a floppy disk and configure joysticks, etc. When I first played Wolfenstien though was the first time I was really in "awe" with computer games though...I wasn't exactly allowed, but I played Wolfenstien constantly when it came out...I was still very young. Anything 3D was interesting to me back then because consoles didn't really have anything comparable.
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Surprisingly, SC2 made me build a gaming rig and transition to PC, I used to work with Mac and play on consoles. Back in the Ages of Empires and WarCraft II days I used to play on Mac.
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post #19 of 81
Form early to late:

In bold is what really kicked it off...

MS-DOS games:
Rock
Pitfall
Pac-Man
Windows 95 games:
Ski game
Flight Simulator on W95 or W98?

Windows games:
Descent
11 years old I got [Heroes of Might & Magic (HOMM) III] for Xmas - was the happiest kid in the world, came with a booklet with the over 100 units, images, stats.
Lords of the Realm II (pre-cursor to the Total War genre) such an epic game!!
Starcraft 1
Total Annihilation
Age of Empire 1, 2, Age of Kings Expansion.
Age of Wonders
Warcraft 1, 2 & 3
Unreal Tournament
Quake
Wolfenstein
Knight and Merchants // Knights & Merchants: The Peasants Rebellion (expansion)
The Settlers 2, 3, Settlers 10th Anniversary Edition, Settlers 4
Cossacks 1 & 2
Heroes of Might & Magic 4
Total War: Rome
Medieval Total War, 1 & 2.
HOMM V
Supreme Commander
Starcraft 2 with expansions

Hitting 30yrs old, with a family to look after, but that has not stopped me from PC gaming.

Currently playing:
Rome 2: Total War
Total War: Warhammer
Total War: {Undisclosed Title}
Ryse: Son of Rome
Dreadnought
Unreal Tournament 4
HOMM VII
Cities: Skylines
Heroes & Generals
Wolfenstein: The New Order


A few of the above titles have been mastered, most have been played all the way through, but ALL have been LOVED!
post #20 of 81
My PC gaming began when the original Aliens vs Predator game was released, that is also when upgrading the computer began as well.

Because the PC I was running at the time could not run the game without a graphics card and sound card upgrade.

Creatives EAX was required to run the game and the PC got a Creative 5.1 Live sound card, and the graphics was upgraded to a VooDoo 3000 which was impressive graphics for it's day.

I played that game through so many times I lost count, and from that point on I was hooked on PC gaming, and everything that comes with it to stay with a competitive gaming machine.

Trust me it has not been a cheap road to travel, but I love it.
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