Back in the day, I held the high score on Galaga down at the country store for most of a summer...
I used to play Halo on the xbox religously. Excpet for me, I was trying to make money by going pro, so it wasn't a total waste of time. But, after being convicted by God, and repeating the cycle over and over, I ended up spending thousands and then selling/destroying them because I would end up hating how it controlled me. So glad God is always faithful to correct me, even if it costs me a lot of money XD
Have you seen the old school games at the top of the forum?
I have seen those, but so far, I have restrained myself... Asteroids was a favorite of mine in the stand-up version. I think I played it once here. Oh man... yeah, I better not, next thing I know, an hour will have slid by.
The last time I was really "into it"... I had Bungie's Marathon running on my old Mac IIci... the precursor to Halo. I stayed up all night, padded down in a nest of pillows and sofa cushions where I had moved my Mac onto the coffee table, and when I got to some higher level, lost in a maze of passageways, I turned back from a blind corner and ran smack dab into a S'pht, floating there just before me. Scared the crikey out of me. I think I had something like 2 bullets left for my pistol, and one grenade, and my health was flagging. The thing made some kind of screeching noise, or maybe that was another Phor behind a wall, but I had been running in silence for so long, lost, I had all the lights out, just the monitor on in the living room, I was immersed. It scared me with a jolt, and needless to say, I shot what I had, and died. I re-spawned, and now that I knew what was in that level, I got through, but I won't forget that S'pht just floating there.
I knew I was in too far when I came around the corner in the office hallway one day, and we had these big long rectangle windows on the courtyard, and there were HVAC guys working on the roof across the way. I came be-bopping around the corner, and my hand automatically came up like I had my trusty pistol, aimed at the workers on the roof. I was like "What?!" When the game reflexes show up in real life... I don't know what that means...
I messed with Halo a little at first, from the Mac.. and we used to have office battles in Unreal Tournament... Low G physics, Instagib, and downloaded map packs... that was an awesome, awesome, awesome FPS game, but there again, I have little self-control once I let myself in. Best not to, for me. Others seem to be able to handle it much better.
No videogames, but I am so addicted to "JewelsSaga" on my phone. And am kinda ashamed of it. I never thought I would be one of "those people" who spent time swiping a phone screen.
Call of duty, but the newest one Ghosts sucks. Black Ops 2 is probably the best and most colorful.
Here are my problems with ghosts:Let me preface by saying, I really enjoy the campaign and especially Extinction! It was really out of the box creative and fun.Max, my oldest son (14), wanted that game so bad!! He picked out a few t-shirts that had that graphic. But he owns Black Ops 2 and plays it. I know, it's not meant for his age, but he was raised in a military family, and he "plays war" with his action figures. In fact, and this is kinda funny, he has an on-going battle between his HALO mega blok figurines, and a few other mega-blok sets right now...we went to the store, and he was updating me on the SITREP of his men, and his casualties while we were picking up a few items...and you wouldn't believe the looks he got. heh
My husband got the Need For Speed...But it's still a racing game.