Anyone Play Videogames?

Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry.

Most of the new releases are add ons to existing franchises that mostly just water down the original storylines/concepts. Anyway, I figured I'd give my personal favourites and biggest busts to get the conversation started.

Personal Favourites (No particular order):
-Star Wars Battlefront 2 (PS2)
-Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360)
-Skyrim (Xbox One)
-COD Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
-Assassin's Creed 2 (Xbox 360)
-Gears of War 1 (Xbox 360)
-Pokemon Gens 1&2 (GBC/GBA)
-Mario Party 2 (N64) (Perfect drinking game)
-Super Smash Bros Melee (Game Cube)
-Battlefield 1 (potentially, lots of things i like about its back to basics approach)

Biggest Let-downs:
-Pokemon GO
-Destiny (Xbox One)
-Pretty much every COD in the recent past.
-Pretty much every Assassin's Creed game after Brotherhood; AC3 and Revelations definitely get a dishonorable mention.

Comments (187)

Mar 10, 2017

I'm a huge fan of fast-paced tactical shooters that require high skill. Im mainly playing Rainbow Six: Siege and CSGO whenever I find the time. I am currently ranked in the top 0,5% of Rainbow Six Siege players. I wonder if that would impress someone if I would put it on my resume. Probably not so I'll just keep it to myself...

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Mar 10, 2017

As strange as it sounds i've heard of prop desks that actually value gaming experience at high levels becuase apparently it shows "competitiveness and advanced situational analysis", i'd take that with a grain of salt though haha

Mar 10, 2017

I'm probaby just going to stick with keeping it to myself haha.

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Mar 10, 2017
FaberGrad:

As strange as it sounds i've heard of prop desks that actually value gaming experience at high levels becuase apparently it shows "competitiveness and advanced situational analysis", i'd take that with a grain of salt though haha

Depends on what type of games you're talking about. If my friend's telling the truth, Jane Street has a bias towards poker and various chess variants. Not to mention Starcraft 2 (but that could be just him and a few others).

That being said, the IB/PE guys I lived with were FPS junkies and race car driver wannabes. As for myself, I'll just stick to my Age of Empires, Rise of Nations and Skyrim.

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Mar 10, 2017

Won't touch a video game unless I can play against someone. My opinion: No point in playing if you can't win(or lose).

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Mar 13, 2017

Hahaha, I had a similar situation. I was in the top 1% for League of Legends and was wondering how attractive/impressive that is to an employer. Put it on my resume, at the very bottom, had got a few questions about it. My reply was, it took 3 years to achieve this goal as well it is the most played online pc videogame in the world with 68MM actively monthly players in 2015 and that number is much higher today. I had to also mention it was probably equivalent to being a D1 athlete.

Employers were actually impressed at the amount effort and dedication shown by myself to just improve at the game.

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Mar 13, 2017

Pffft top 1% ain't shit. That's like mid-diamond trash.

I peaked at D1 when I was at my rock bottom. Played against pros all the time, including Bjergsen, Hai, Sneaky. Supported Hi im Gosu, beat Goldenglue on his Azir. Even pulled off an epic counter gank when Lourlo and Dardoch were both on Team Liquid and they were duo queue'd.

Even had an interview with the Team Liquid CEO and founder to see if I could fit in somewhere in the org. Ended up not really going anywhere though.

I still really want to get into streaming, I think I could pull off a popular entertainment/education/personality stream.

"I did it for me...I liked it...I was good at it. And I was really... I was alive."

Mar 13, 2017

I was in the challenger series, established one of the first Riot partnered league communities at my university, and captained my school's team to a Top 8 showing. A lot of the BB IB's thought it was cool when I ended up explaining my involvement.

Why get your own coffee when you can get an intern to do it for you?

Mar 13, 2017

PC or Console? If top .5% then I'm guessing you're diamond? What's your W/L and K/D?

Mar 10, 2017

Correct. A Diamond is every operators best friend right? Have been playing on PS4 as well as on PC. My W/L and K/D are both around 1,5. Are you an active R6 player?

Mar 16, 2017

How do you think this will impact the real estate industry?

Mar 17, 2017

I go completely old-school with nethack. No save points, no flashy graphics (w00t! 24x80 ASCII graphics!).

You die a lot (A LOT!). I play on a public server (open ssh access via [email protected]). It's fun and teaches you a lot about life in general and helps me develop patience (so many arbitrary and overtly unfair ways to die at the hands of the RNG!).

Mar 10, 2017

Battlefront 2 on PS2 to this day is the funnest game I have ever played (Probably because I was 6 when I played it)

I would then say Battlefield 3 was pretty awesome as well, I spent pretty much a whole 8 weeks playing multiplayer running around in a Abram. Fun times

I don't know if it counts but Flight Simulator is also pretty dam cool.

Mar 10, 2017

Not much of a gamer, but I have played a few.

Favorites of all time

-Pokemon Gens 1&2 (GB)
-Sim City (Part of the Reason I decided to get into RE) (PC)
-Battlefront 2 (PC)
-Super Smash (All)
-MarioKart (All)
-Age of Empires II (PC)

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Mar 10, 2017

Anything N64 and earlier was great.

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Mar 10, 2017

Right now I'm playing For Honor.

Took me a couple days to figure out the mechanics and timing of the gameplay but it's a lot of fun and a great/modern take on melee-combat games.

Mar 10, 2017

I was thinking of downloading the Beta for that, doesn't it get pretty repetitive though?

Mar 10, 2017

As a kid, I played a lot of Runescape. I am 99% sure my typing competency these days is all due to that game.

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Mar 10, 2017

Flipside - I learned to read playing Pokemon.

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Mar 10, 2017

Same

Mar 10, 2017

Forgot about that game, I learned more about economics from that game than any class I ever took.

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Mar 12, 2017

Indeed. Was day trading 'Cooked Lobsters' at 14. Learned about tail risk the hard way.

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Mar 13, 2017

I still play RS from time to time. Very infrequently but probably every 9-12 months I'll get my membership back for a month. Not the same since they did the update several years ago.... Most of the old feel is gone. Kind of sad actually.

"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipation of others". - John Maynard Keynes

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Mar 10, 2017

I don't think Destiny was a half bad game, problem was it needs lots of social time in order to get through the content. Once you start working you don't exactly have 4 hours to dump every other day. One of my friends is top 1% in the world, it is just insane watching him play.

  • I think Overwatch is pretty decent, but it does lack variation in game modes which sucks.
  • WoW will always be a hell of game (so much variation in how it can be played).
  • StarCraft is awesome, but it has gotten way too fast for me to be remotely competitive anymore
  • FIFA will always be one of the best games to play with friends. Doesn't matter which year.
    -Pokemon GO was a let down I guess... but not sure what anyone ever thought it was going to be? Full fledged pokemon game for your phone

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Mar 10, 2017

I guess I should have expanded on Destiny being a let down. I don't think its a bad game, the so called "seamless multiplayer" aspect was and is great: I can go do my own stuff and if I really feel like it join a party just like that. My personal problem is that the expectation for it was so huge that when it came out and it was so bare bones it was really depressing. Had they released it a year later with all the add-on dlcs that had been released at that point chances are I'd have a much better view of it. My other qualms with it are its repetitiveness and the fact that as you said, if you can't dedicate 4 hours to it a day then you just fall behind and there's no incentive to get back into it.

Mar 10, 2017

That's more of an industry thing now though. DLCs are becoming the norm, limited content at roll out then a greater expansion down the line. I think it allows them to manage players expectations / patches in a much better faction.

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Mar 10, 2017

I hate it when Korean, Chinese and Russian players dominate the online scene in most games (AoE,, Starcraft, CS:GO, etc). Sort of makes a less enjoyable environment for casual gamers who just play occasionally and actually go to work, instead of sitting in their mom's basement (prison cell in China), and playing nonstop.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Mar 11, 2017
Frank Quattrone:

I hate it when Korean, Chinese and Russian players dominate the online scene in most games (AoE,, Starcraft, CS:GO, etc). Sort of makes a less enjoyable environment for casual gamers who just play occasionally and actually go to work, instead of sitting in their mom's basement (prison cell in China), and playing nonstop.

Think the other way round. For them it sucks because their servers are being trolled by all the noobs like you.

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Mar 12, 2017
Frank Quattrone:

I hate it when Korean, Chinese and Russian players dominate the online scene in most games (AoE,, Starcraft, CS:GO, etc). Sort of makes a less enjoyable environment for casual gamers who just play occasionally and actually go to work, instead of sitting in their mom's basement (prison cell in China), and playing nonstop.

CSGO is anything but Asian dominated - EU runs that scene

Mar 10, 2017

Favorite games: Skyrim, GTA San Andreas & GTA V, Ratchet & Clank, Resident Evil 4, Far Cry 3, The Witcher 3, God of War series, NBA Street Vol. 2, Pokemon Yellow, Super Mario 64

Playing now: Mad Max (ik I'm super late but I don't game as often and it cost me $10), FIFA

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Mar 10, 2017

I'm old school when it comes to video games, so the majority of my favorites are Pre-PS2 Era games. I am a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda (I've played all through Majora's Mask, but have a personal affinity for Link to the Past above all else), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic 3 is the best, hands down), Super Mario Brothers 3, the entirety of the Lucas Arts Adventure Game library - I've beaten them all to the ground and think they are amazing games, especially Grim Fandango, which in my humble opinion, is the pinnacle of adventure gaming, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Final Fantasy 3/6, Chrono Trigger, NHL '94, Quake and Quake II, Super Metroid.

I think my all time favorite games, however, are Tetris and the Monkey Island Trilogy (The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge, and The Curse of Monkey Island). There is just something about being able to sit and play Tetris, without realizing it, spend hours playing because of it's simplicity. The Monkey Island Trilogy... that shit is just classic and still makes me laugh.

Mar 13, 2017

Loved that someone mentioned Monkey Island here. I remembered playing that on DOS; the dialogue was terrific. Did you also play some of the other Lucas arts games - like Indiana jones, loom, or Zak something (it's got aliens, puzzles and travel). I think these were games that were part of a Lucas Arts package.

Mar 13, 2017

Zak McCracken ftw

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Mar 10, 2017

Yup. I've played the entirety of the LucasArts Adventure Game catalog. We're talking Sam and Max Hit the Road, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Loom, Maniac Mansion, Labyrinth, Zak McKracken and the Alien Minders, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, The Dig, all of the Monkey Island games (The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge, The Curse of Monkey Island, and Escape from Monkey Island, which lost some of its luster because it didn't have Ron Gilbert, Tim Schaffer, and Dave Grossman attached to it), In an interesting bit of history, all of the most prominent members of LucasArts Adventure Games team (Schaffer, Gilbert, Grossman, Sean Clarke, Bill Tiller, Steve Purcell, and Michael Stemmle) have continued developing adventure games. They are all fantastic games.

Mar 11, 2017

-Street Fighter 2
-Counter-Strike

EDIT: forgot Tekken 3

Mar 10, 2017

COD4
MW2
Skate 2 & 3

Mar 10, 2017

I very recently got back into video games. Played a lot as a kid and played way too much WoW. Still have an account on a private server where I fuck around if I'm feeling nostalgic (read: drinking). Haven't touched that since I got an Xbox One though. I play a few hours a week and so far, I've finished Far Cry: Primal (enjoyed a lot) and I'm now playing the Mad Max game, which I'm having a blast with. I also started Shadow of Mordor and I'll come back to it when I finish Mad Max. I'm mostly a one game at a time guy, especially since I don't have much time to play.

The current breed of open world games with level-up/reward point mechanisms and the reaction/timing based combat systems they tend to employ is new to me. I'm enjoying it though. I really love a good RPG too. Especially turn-based. Having a hard time finding modern ones though.

My favorite games are Star Wars: KOTOR 1 & 2 (GOAT RPGs), Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2 (still play with my brother maybe once a year when I visit), and Mass Effect. I just played the first Mass Effect last year and finished it. I'm half way through the second. I'm excited about the new one coming out and by the time I beat Mass Effect 3, I'll be able to pick up the new one coming out on a Black Friday sale. I just wish I could/cared to follow the story since people say it's amazing. But dude, I am not spending energy figuring out complex made up space politics.

I want to get a Kinect. I think that would be fun to do with the wife. And a Band Hero setup.

Edit: Just saw someone mention Ratchet & Clank and those games were great. I'll get a PS4 some day just to play the new one. I was feeling nostalgic and drinking one night and watched the first 10 minutes of the movie...

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Mar 10, 2017

Shadow of Mordor is great, playing through that too actually, new one looks good too

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Mar 10, 2017

If you liked Primal you should play Far Cry 4, it isn't as good as Far Cry 3 but it is the same style and is also a very good game. Mordor is a nice play through but gets kinda boring, I am having a blast with Mad Max as well.

Mar 10, 2017

I hear Far Cry 3 and 4 are good and I almost wish I had played them before Primal. My one gripe with Primal is the lack of variety in weapons and how you do combat. But they did a great job given the setting. A caveman with an Uzi would be weird. Also, games like this have a reverse difficulty curve. Half way through, you can just run into camps and beat everyone to death without any kind of thought. You're also able to tame a Sabertooth pretty early on that can pretty much solo the game for you. But the reason I say I wish I had played 3 or 4 first is because I've read that the maps and playstyle are very similar.

How far into Mad Max are you? I just finished the part where you do the Gas Town race (that shit took me 200 attempts to beat I swear, I was sitting there Sunday morning pounding Yerba Mate and chewing Nicotine gum, sweating yelling at the TV) and then fight the dude with the saw in his head after. Have you gotten the level 6 harpoon yet? Seems like a PITA.

I love the overall feel of the game and I love that I'm 130/1000 achievements. I'm not ready for it to be over. The details are amazing. What looks like a regular scrap site could turn into a little underground adventure. The characters are all human, but the game does a great job of making them look like monsters almost. Like what the fuck is that? Oh, that's just a giant man covered in paint with saws for arms, coolio. The car combat is super fun. Convoys are super fun. Great game.

Honestly dudes, games are getting so fucking good. If shit ever hits the fan for me and I lose everything, I'd strongly consider just getting a job managing some Arby's and play games all day.

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Mar 13, 2017

When primal first came out i was like whoa this looks dope so i bought a bundle that came with FC4. Decided to go chronologically so i stated with 4 and having now gotten through it, it looks like they basically took style of the Shanghai-La levels and expanded that into an entire game for Primal. I almost feel like Ive ruined it for myself.

Mar 10, 2017

From my Media spreadsheet (I'm into documenting shit):

Game Console Beat
Halo 3 Xbox 360 X
Halo Wars Xbox 360
Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360
Halo: Reach Xbox 360
Halo 4 Xbox 360
Halo: Spartan Assault Xbox 360
Gears of War 2 Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360
Mass Effect Xbox 360 X
Mass Effect 2 Xbox 360
Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360
Batman: Arkham Asylum Xbox 360
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Dragon Age: Origins Xbox 360
Far Cry: Primal Xbox One X
Destiny Xbox One
Ratchet & Clank PS4
Star Wars: Battlefront Xbox One
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Xbox One
Dragon Age: Inquisition Xbox One
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One
Fallout 4 Xbox One
Overwatch Xbox One
Xcom 2 Xbox One Turn-Based RPG
Divinity: Original Sin Xbox One
Mad Max Xbox One

That's all the shit I want to play.

Also, who's played the new Star Wars: Battlefront? I think it's trash.
I really want to play The Witcher 3 also.

heister:

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Mar 10, 2017

New Battlefront blows. Not sure why I bought it (graphics probably). Thanks for reminding me about the batman games. They are all great.

Haven't playedthe Witcher 3, but it is something I am going to buy for my PC instead of my Xbox. (I've got a GTX1070 w/ intel i7 6700, so I expect awesome visuals).

Halo is one of the best game series of all time. Buy the Master collection or whatever it is called with all the games. You wont regret it

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Mar 10, 2017

Total War series, been playing since the original Shogun game. Everyone knocks the complex mechanics but I love how deep it goes and re-writing history (in game). Only game where I've gone to sleep thinking about how to punish those Barbaric Gauls for raiding my territories, how to balance my budget, and whether spending several in game years researching new technology is better spent on agriculture and trade or military.

Mar 10, 2017

Only ever played Medieval Total War 2 but man what a game that was, forgot about that in my list

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Mar 13, 2017

I have a Xbox One, 360, and PS2

Online I only really play Rainbow Six Siege, and GTA 5 (and that's mainly for the cars/racing). However, when I feel like it, I get back on the 360 and play MW2, which is in my opinion the most fun online FPS of all time.

Mar 10, 2017

Dude who threw monkey shit at me for my opinions about video games? Out of all the absurd shit I post...

heister:

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Mar 10, 2017

I've clocked about 60-65 hours in the last 2 weeks on CSGO with my team.

So yeah.

Mar 10, 2017

leagues?

Mar 10, 2017

Only ESEA-O and CEVO-IM

Mar 10, 2017

Over the last month I have developed a crippling addiction to GTA 5, which when combined with my alcoholism, results in a catch 22-type situation for society at large. While GTA 5 keeps my drunken destruction indoors in the short term, it plants all kinds of problematic ideas in my head which may or may not result in blackout attempted b&e's and/or petty theft somewhere down the line

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Mar 10, 2017

Favorite Games:

Destiny (Xbone)
Witcher 3 (best game I've played in awhile)
Overwatch ( only eSport game I really like)
Elder Scrolls Online (crazy amount to see and do with a vibrant community)

I also recently finished playing through the entire halo franchise. I forgot how much fun some of the earlier games were.

Mar 10, 2017

I have been playing games since 9 years of age. Categorizing which are the best is extremely tough, but here goes.

The current games I am playing (or at least trying to play in between school)
1. The Witcher 3
2. OverWatch (highest skill rating is 3530)
3. GTA 5
4. Stardew Valley
5. Civ 6

The games I would consider the best, off the top of my head:
This list is not by ranking
1. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (1&2) (Apparently there's a revamp being made for better graphics(this is not an official revamp)
2. The Witcher 3
3. Runescape (before it got all dumb, so pre 2006)
4. Civ 5
5. Dark Souls (1&2, haven't played 3)
6. Mass Effect (1&2, haven't played the 3rd one yet)
7. Dead space (1&2, didn't quite enjoy the 3rd)
8. UnderTale

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Mar 10, 2017

Mass Effect 3 doesn't make the cut?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Mar 10, 2017

I forgot to edit in, that I haven't played it yet. Thanks for pointing that out, my bad.

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Mar 10, 2017
Proteus:

I have been playing games since 9 years of age. Categorizing which are the best is extremely tough, but here goes.

The current games I am playing (or at least trying to play in between school)1. The Witcher 32. OverWatch (highest skill rating is 3530)3. GTA 54. Stardew Valley5. Civ 6

The games I would consider the best, off the top of my head: This list is not by ranking 1. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (1&2) (Apparently there's a revamp being made for better graphics(this is not an official revamp)2. The Witcher 33. Runescape (before it got all dumb, so pre 2006)4. Civ 55. Dark Souls (1&2, haven't played 3)6. Mass Effect (1&2, haven't played the 3rd one yet)7. Dead space (1&2, didn't quite enjoy the 3rd)8. UnderTale

you must be 13yrs old.

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

Mar 10, 2017

21 actually, but thanks for the guess

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Mar 10, 2017

rocket league.

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Mar 10, 2017

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Mar 10, 2017

lmao i'd love to de-stress with a game of CS GO. who wants to play? i suck though

Mar 10, 2017

Pm me your steam, I would be down to play

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Mar 12, 2017

I'm pretty bad too if you wanna hop in a game sometime this week. Shoot me a message with your steam if you're down.

Mar 16, 2017

I was super into CS as a kid...got to CAL-M / CEVO-M but am still pretty decent. GREAT game.

Mar 10, 2017

Any fans of League of Legends?

Mar 10, 2017

Played a hell of a lot of Runescape/Age of Empires/Starcraft in my early teens. WoW was my real crack though, got a few world number 1s and several realm number 1s over the years. Currently just play on my Xbox - Call of Duty, F1 and some Battlefield.

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Mar 10, 2017
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Played a hell of a lot of Runescape/Age of Empires/Starcraft in my early teens. WoW was my real crack though, got a few world number 1s and several realm number 1s over the years. Currently just play on my Xbox - Call of Duty, F1 and some Battlefield.

damn dude... no wonder you can grind the grind in banking... all those WoW raids.

Mar 10, 2017

WoW Legion is pretty damn good.... just sayin

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Mar 10, 2017

Runescape all dayyy

Banking is a joke compared to getting 99 slayer

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Jun 21, 2017

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Mar 10, 2017

Pretty much.

  1. Grinding skills that consisted almost entirely of clicking and waiting taught me tolerance for grunt work like nothing else
  2. Fighting that giant bird motherfucker in god Wars praying for an Amradyl hilt taught me perseverance
  3. PKing taught me attention to detail and organization. If your inventory wasn't organized AF or if you weren't paying attention in multi, you were fucked pretty quickly by those ice barraging assholes
  4. Trading / scamming taught me creativity and the importance of formatting. Gotta make all those words different colors and wave and shit to get people's attention in that crowded Fally park

Bunch of other shit but I honestly believe putting interns in a 10 week old school runescape grinding program will get them more ready for banking than whatever it is they do now

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Mar 14, 2017

If you didn't play Runescape you were robbed of your childhood

Mar 10, 2017

Haven't played in years but...

The original Half Life and Myst were mind-blowing when they came out many years ago

The Uncharted series is quite good

I've wasted more hours playing various Counterstrike and Age of Empires variants than I would care to admit

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Mar 10, 2017

I totally forgot about Half-Life and Myst. Myst was a blast. The original Half-Life was honestly one of the best Single Player shooters there was. The story was brilliant and really drove the game. Plus, the expansions (Opposing Forces and Blue Shift) were both fun as hell. That kind of storytelling and game design is lost on today's gamers.

Jun 21, 2017

It is good to give a fair answer. But any addiction to the game is not encouraged or warmly welcomed by an employer of an organisation or company.

Mar 10, 2017

CSGO
The new Zelda is awesome!

Mar 10, 2017

I play battlefield 1 pretty frequently on pc.

Mar 11, 2017

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time (N64)
Pokemon gen 1 + 2 as well (GB)
Age of Empires 2 (PC)
Halo 1-5 and Reach (xbox, xbox 360, xbone)
Far Cry 4 (xbox one)
Skyrim (Xbox 360)
Assassins creed Black Flag + unity (xbone)
Yearly edition of Fifa (console)

Let downs:
Minecraft. No idea why it's hyped.
Assassins creed syndicate.
Halo wars 2. Just bought it and don't love it enough to have spent 50 bucks on it.

Looking forward to:
Incredibly hyped for the Nintendo Switch. I will deff pick it up when its on sale this winter. Looking forward to the new zelda which gets awesome reviews. I'm incredibly hyped for Pokemon Stars though. If a "classic" pokemon game releases on the Switch I will not be able to leave the appartment. Pokemon on the big screen = the dream.

Mar 11, 2017

Battlefield series, bloodborne. Dark souls. Destiny.... too many

Mar 11, 2017

Play religiously:
Super Smash Bros (Wii U)

Play frequently:
Overwatch (PC)
Team Fortress 2 (PC)

Play occasionally:
CSGO (PC)
GTA V (PC/PS4)
League of Legends (PC)

Mar 11, 2017

Most of the people here list so many games I have never heard of. Apart from browser-based strategy games I have this bunch of competitive games which I revisit whenever I feel like:

  • StarCraft2 / BW
  • Counter-Strike 1.6/Global Offensive
  • World of Warcraft
  • League of Legends
  • Dota2

It is funny to consider that I have over 20,000 hours played in the first three (technically, 5) on the list and have been professional/semi-professional in two of them. Would have probably kept doing that if the gaming industry was as good 6 years ago.

And to those who wonder whether they should have any high-end experience in a competitive game listed on their resume - it has only helped me and will stay there until something major takes its spot.

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Mar 11, 2017
Voodz:

Most of the people here list so many games I have never heard of. Apart from browser-based strategy games I have this bunch of competitive games which I revisit whenever I feel like:

  • StarCraft2 / BW
  • Counter-Strike 1.6/Global Offensive
  • World of Warcraft
  • League of Legends
  • Dota2

It is funny to consider that I have over 20,000 hours played in the first three (technically, 5) on the list and have been professional/semi-professional in two of them. Would have probably kept doing that if the gaming industry was as good 6 years ago.

And to those who wonder whether they should have any high-end experience in a competitive game listed on their resume - it has only helped me and will stay there until something major takes its spot.

This is pretty dope, I played SC2 at Masters and GM level back in 2010-2011 (fuck time went by so fast) and did a few tournaments. I probably wouldnt put it on my resume considering I have a FT job now with some deal experience, but I am curious as to how you phrased it.

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Mar 11, 2017

The game I have put on my resume is World of Warcraft. I have several bullet points emphasizing on the fact that I have been among the top 0.5% for about 5 years and have won a tournament in the 'discipline.'

Basically the whole idea there is that a interviewer for example might ask me what I have gained in terms of experience, etc. And I utilize it as a door opening towards explaining that competitive gaming has taught me one very important thing: "If you truly love what you are doing and put enough time into it - you are bound to become good and eventually excel at it."

I realize that this sounds cliche as hell, but this is my strategy in Trading right now and it seems to be working out. Something like the 10,000 hours rule, if you are familiar with the concept.

Last but not least, thumbs up for your achievements in StarCraft. I played on Diamond/Masters level and quit about 2 months after the game came out because I decided that it will be a "go pro or go home" thing (and going pro with all the Korean monsters out there is poor in terms of risk/reward).

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Mar 13, 2017

I've actually played CS 1.6 at the highest level in US too. Sometimes I feel like it can help me if I put it on my resume, but given that I'm from Asia, these kind of experiences often get down played here. How do you position it? It actually took a lot of effort to stay at the top level and those who played will know

Mar 11, 2017

Just to clarify, I am based in Europe.

I have an "Activities" section (a total of 4 lines), where I have emphasized on the key points - being top 0.5%, tournaments, etc. It is right under 'Work Experience."

Actually the 'beta' edition used to involve cliches like 'Leadership' and so on, as I had my few months of leading cutting edge content raids in WoW, but it was simply too hard to explain to anyone not familiar with the game.

Mar 10, 2017

I'll also add in Xcom to the list. I so badly want that supersonic VTOL aircraft.

That being said, I'll follow Vaas Montenegro's definition of insanity when it comes to gaming these days.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Mar 11, 2017

It doesn't seem the most popular on here but if anyone wants to form a squad and play overwatch on XB1 PM me. Solo queue is just painful now adays.

Mar 10, 2017

Do you have it on pc by chance?

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Mar 14, 2017

Only quants use PCs ya dillweed

Mar 11, 2017

Anyone wants a PS3 and Xbox 360? Mine's been sitting in their original boxes for 2-3 years now.

Video Games? I'm not 18 anymore.

Mar 11, 2017

I digress, I'm an addict for simracing games.

Mar 13, 2017

It's okay to release your inner youth once in awhile.

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Mar 11, 2017

I traded bad grades for sim racing time at Georgia Tech. Shit throwers take shit out of context. I don't do it because it is too addicting and find new vices the place the old.

Mar 11, 2017

Yeah man, Im a huge video game fan. I dont really have time to play anymore, but some of the games ive spent the most time playing are Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, LoL and the Halo franchise

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Mar 11, 2017

Used to be a console guy. Halo, CoD, Elder Scrolls, Fifa, NBA2k, Overwatch, and Destiny.

Ever since playing CSGO I haven't touched my Xbone. That game has ruined all other videogames for me, I love it.

"This world, it is a tempest sometimes. But remember, the sun always rises again."
-- Brandon Sanderson

Mar 11, 2017

RIP Star Wars Galaxies. Forever the best MMO in my opinion.

Mar 10, 2017

I was in the beta but never played it. Vanilla WOW was my favorite mmo.

Mar 11, 2017

Haven't played any games in months save for Super Mario Run, but off the top of my head, these were some of my faves...

Doom, Tribes and Tribes 2, Baldur's Gate, Final Fantasy 7, the first 3 Crash Bandicoots, Tekken 3, Gran Turismo and sequels, Super Mario World, Jet Set Radio Future, any GTA, COD4, Quake 3, Deus Ex, Left 4 Dead 2, PES 2-6...

edit: forgot Freelancer and Dragon Quest 8, incredible games.

Mar 10, 2017

@GoodBread Haha Freelancer? Ah man, that just took me back. Secret wormholes to the Nomad worlds, drug cartels in deep space, the first moddable game I played-- That was what, 2005 or so? I'm going to have to see if I still have it, thanks for the flashback.

Mar 11, 2017

Yeah might have even been before that. Man going to Nomad worlds just get to get insane pieces for your ship was terrifyingly awesome.

Mar 11, 2017

1) MW2
2) Super smash bros melee
3) Double dash
4) Starfox 64
5) pokemon ruby

Mar 12, 2017

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Mar 12, 2017

Crash bandicoot

Mar 12, 2017

If you have a good PC start playing CS GO, competitive as hell and has a very steep learning curve in terms of skill. Once you get into it there is no going back

Skyrim is one of the all time best games to play and relax while enjoying a cool story

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Mar 10, 2017

Hacker!

Mar 12, 2017

Control + F.... can't find Metal Gear, Splinter Cell or Hitman anywhere in this chat. I'm actually disappointed.

Mad respect for Star wars battlefront 2 though, that game was ahead of it's time.

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

Mar 13, 2017

No particular order:

Halo
Pokemon Blue
Pokemon Leaf Green and Fire Red
Zelda
Super Smash Bros Melee
Mario Party 2 and 4
Mario Super Sunshine
Crash Bandicoot
Sonic
Starwars Battlefront

Have to give a separated s/o to Minecraft...game had me super addicted..it definitely depends on the type of gamer you are though.

Mar 13, 2017

Almost the only game I've been playing for a few years now is League of Legends. Not too good but I guess 0.58% rank is not bad either. Surprised almost no one mentioned it here, it's like one of the most competitive games right now

Mar 12, 2017

I play League a lot, but I'm not the best (P2 rank, but I don't play much cause I've been busy).

I'm assuming you're around D5/D4 at top 0.58%?

Mar 13, 2017

Yeah, me neither haha add me if you want ign Pnacea

Mar 13, 2017

Favorite is FIFA by far. In a weird way it has completely taken over my gaming time. Used to love to play games like COD, GTA etc. but now it is only FIFA

Mar 16, 2017

Same here hahaha

Mar 13, 2017

Just picked up an Oculus Rift for $500. I've mostly been playing Robinson: The Journey and Crystal Rift. It's fucking sickkk

Mar 13, 2017

Played Runescape obsessively growing up. Recently have been playing the new Zelda game on the Switch and my god is it incredible

Mar 13, 2017

Used to flip lobbys / sharks in runescape as a pure. Then would merch/flip everything when the G.E came out.

Played LoL and 1.6/css/CS:go

Currently only play cs:go leisurely.

Mar 13, 2017

I competed professionally in World in Conflict and World of Tanks actually. I still have some connections who continued within the esports scene and have been contemplating potentially getting into the investing scene at some point in the future as I think there's a pretty big gap between sophisticated investors and people who understand the scene and evolving trends within the industry...or even how to communicate with the up and coming players and managers of professional teams and all the adjunct offshoot industries.

Mar 13, 2017

Waiting for Destiny 2 to drop!

Mar 13, 2017

Listen here you little shits, you merely adopted video games. I was born by them, molded by them.

Here's my rankings of greatest games of all time, controlling for time period:

  1. Super Mario 64
  2. Guild Wars 1
  3. League of Legends
  4. Call of Duty 4/MW2 (both are timeless classics)
  5. The Witcher 3
  6. The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
  7. Fallout: New Vegas
  8. GTA V

League is my number 1 right now. Playing any other game just has too much of an opportunity cost -- why would I spend an hour to do one or two quests in an open-world RPG when I can play one or two complete League games? League is just the ultimate in competitive gaming. You want to see how low human beings will go, you look at League and what people who are upset will flame about. Hell, I'm guilty. As my post above illustrates, I was top ranked at one point and got to play daily against professional players. Now I'm trash sadly, feelsbadman.

The Witcher 3 is synonymous with Game of Thrones as a video game. Just fantastic story, great characters and dialogue, phenomenal lore and universe, and fun actionable content to go with it (Care for some Gwent? d:^) Probably the greatest single player game of all time not controlling for anachronisms.

Lesser known titles: Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Fallout New Vegas are both way better games than their more popular counter-parts, Skyrim and Fallout 4 respectively. Those latter two games were dumbed down for casuals (I'm sure many of you are casual plebs yourself but eh)

Guild Wars 1 and those early modern warfare CoD's hold a special place in my heart. Dropped 4k hours on GW1 and hundreds on CoD. Believe it or not, I bought the ORIGINAL Call of Duty (NO NUMBER!). Man, I was like a 14 year old kid but imagine if I could have invested in Activision after playing that game and knowing it was gonna be a huge franchise. I really need to get into the video game investment banking business.....

"I did it for me...I liked it...I was good at it. And I was really... I was alive."

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Mar 10, 2017

completely disagree that Oblivion is better than Skyrim. If anything Morrowind has an argument but not Oblivion. Your list is pretty nice though. I am not really into WoW, Runescape, League of Legends type games. Too much of a time sink and I grow bored of them really quickly.

Mar 13, 2017

Liked RPGs and played a couple of the JRPGs during Super Nintendo, PS1 and PS2 period (final fantasy, chrono chross, xenogears, wild arms 2, etc). Also liked Fallout series, though I feel like I've missed out on great western RPGs in the last some odd years due to work and not having much time for it these days.

There was also metal gear series (didn't play all of them sadly), resident evil series (same as MGS), grand theft auto.

Mar 14, 2017

I do indeed play video games, and I will do an AMA on xbox live with anyone who is not a prospective monkey or a "corporate analyst". DM me your gamer tag and info. If you're an intern or just really interested in hedge funds I may consider tho.

I only play Infinite Warfare however. So if you don't have that we can't play.

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Mar 14, 2017

quite clear from your list of games that you are a pleb

Mar 10, 2017

^Says the "Student/Prospective Monkey" lmao

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Mar 14, 2017

1.) Runescape (pre-2007)
2.) Fifa
3.) Super Smash Bros melee
4.) MW2 / COD4
5.) League of Legends
6.) Mario Kart double dash

Mar 13, 2017

I am fucking up some Borderlands 2 right now.

Mar 14, 2017

I prefer FPS; COD mainly (they ruined the new stuff so since the IW came out all I've been playing is MW which came with it)

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Mar 14, 2017

GTA III
NFL Street
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit II
Medal of Honor Rising Sun
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

"He was an idiot! He was a bouncer who got his Series 7" - Josh Brown

Mar 15, 2017

Reading these comments got me thinking back on the good 'ole days:

  1. Yahoo! Chess: Orange-rated blitz chess player, boosted to 2200 and bailed. This translated to running my elementary school tournaments, then local tournaments and then state tournaments. Good times.
  2. Yahoo! Pool: Boosted accounts to 2100+, sold them for rarez, created bot farms to boost others. Got into a lot of illicit stuff here like password cracking, gambling on games and some fake credit card generators for software licenses that I needed.
  3. SC / SC Broodwar: Played a ton of default, clanned up and played "Snipez" on user-defined settings. Someone mentioned it before but the people who were good at default, were too good to be caught up to.
  4. RS Classic, RS: Scripted for SCAR in Delphi to build auto-miners, racked up a lot of gold + rares, was a Moderator on real-world trading website "Sythe" and had a lot of fun running a small e-business with sketchy, unverified paypal accounts that would get frozen when you're trafficking $1000's of dollars from equally sketchy paypals. Too many accounts to name; Skillers + pker's, some legit, some botted and some bought.
  5. CS 1.6: Played a lot with a buddy in a public library, made it to Cal-i tryouts, didn't make the cut, my buddy did. I still remember watching him play on DirecTV channel way back in the day.
  6. GunZ: Very good on NA Servers, k-styled with archetype's configuration to make my shitty comp decent for clan wars. Would always be in Top-5 clan with heavy W/L ratios.

And then high school, freshman year hit and my parents really wanted me to develop myself socially and get involved in scholastic activities. I changed literally that year and have never been the same.

The internet sucks now. It's so commercialized and mainstream. I'll always cherish the golden age and my adolescence.

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Mar 14, 2017

I like to imagine that some gamer once told a girl he has a party hat in RS to get her to go home with him.

"He was an idiot! He was a bouncer who got his Series 7" - Josh Brown

Mar 10, 2017

Any PC gamers who have Steam want to play? I got bit of time this weekend for Steam games or OverWatch

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Mar 10, 2017

I have OW on XB1, so stupid that I have to buy for each "platform" but share the same account on it. Drives me nuts.

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Mar 10, 2017

I think the only game that lets you play across platforms is Rocket League?

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Mar 15, 2017

I'd love to meet a few other people who are in IB / PE / Consulting that are Dota 2 players in NYC. I really love the game and think that the skillset required to be good at the game lends itself quite well to strategic thought in other areas of interest.

Mar 11, 2017

Lots of people here are mentioning COD4/MW2. I remember it being pretty awesome. Apparently they have remade it for PS4? Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone play, is the online scene solid? Im considering getting a PS4 just to play it. Thanks

Mar 16, 2017

Can confirm - I have it on PS4 and pretty much only play the remastered Modern Warfare. Every bit as good as I remembered it. Been putting in anywhere from 5-15 hours per week on it.

While I'm not really a fan of the whole futuristic nonsense, the campaign of Infinite Warfare is actually pretty solid. Not a fan of the online multiplayer though. Basically just feels like a knockoff Halo to me.

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Mar 11, 2017
The.Dark.Knight:

Can confirm - I have it on PS4 and pretty much only play the remastered Modern Warfare. Every bit as good as I remembered it. Been putting in anywhere from 5-15 hours per week on it.

While I'm not really a fan of the whole futuristic nonsense, the campaign of Infinite Warfare is actually pretty solid. Not a fan of the online multiplayer though. Basically just feels like a knockoff Halo to me.

Wow this sounds awesome. I saw the PS4 at 199$ retail... might considering grabbing one and binge playing for a weekend or something. Can you play online with a split screen buddy?

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Mar 17, 2017

I am probably of the minority here preferring action-adventure RPGs, particular JRPGs. The latest games I've played are Final Fantasy XV and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

I wonder if any investment banker really has time for these in the first few years of his/her career.

Mar 17, 2017

There's an interview where Elon Musk recommends Overwatch and Deus Ex. Overwatch tends to fall more into strategy and decision making (seems to be the trend of this thread) whereas Deus Ex has more of a story focus. Just thought it was interesting to post here: https:// www. youtube. com/watch?v=8JoTw_JuE78

Mar 17, 2017

Been playing Dota for... 10 years. Wow.

Jun 21, 2017

Age of empires 2
Halo 3-ODST-Reach
Rome Total War
Medieval 2 Total War
Crusader Kings 2
Assassin's Creed 1-2 (I like history based games if it wasn't clear)
Pokemon gen 1 to 4

Mar 18, 2017

I was one of the best Age of Empires 2 players in my country...
Loved Half Life / CS games as well...

Recently, played The Witcher 3 game on my xBox - literally the best game ever.

Mar 18, 2017

I used to play a lot of Halo 3. I got a 50 in MLG the summer before college and stopped playing competitively the next summer after I went to one of the "combine" events with a friend from school and two kids we met online and we got completely smoked.

Mar 19, 2017

Fantastic topic!
My favorites: GTA, Dragon Ball Budokai (only Ps2 unfortunately), COD, Metal Gear, Saints Row (dope, on Xbox360)

Mar 19, 2017

Why the fuck are Mario Kart 64, and Golden Eye 007 not mentioned?

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Mar 19, 2017

Hello
Yes, I have play the video game. I much like to play
The Mario,
Bomber man,
Rome Total War,
Medieval 2 Total War,
Crusader Kings 3,

Thank you

Mar 10, 2017

Another TW fan, cheers pal.

Mar 21, 2017

If I had time to play video games nowadays......

Mar 22, 2017

@ Everyone on WSO.

Get a N64 with an Everdrive 64. The everdrive lets you load up EVERY N64 game ever created. Best $260 ever spent. I usually put in a good hour or 2 after I'm done with exams playing smash bros, mariokart, etc.

Mar 10, 2017

Do you link your N64 to a tv? I tried doing something similar with an HDMI converter for a Sega Genesis and Gamecube, but I couldn't get the input/output cables to produce the right picture / sound. (Kept getting either grey picture, or no volume)

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Mar 22, 2017

Yep. I use a samsung smart 32" tv. Converting N64 to HDMI is beyond a stretch haha but my tv supports the red, white, and yellow cables.

Mar 10, 2017

Looking for recommendations for PC games that will push my current build. Running an i7 6700 & 1070 GTX. Planning on buying the Witcher. Already have the whole line up of Blizzard games.

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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