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leXX
01-03-2010, 06:57 PM
I thought it would be cool to have a thread where we can talk about our memories of the greatest moments we've had in gaming, and we can just keep adding to it as we remember them, or they come along in the games we are playing now.

I'll start the ball rolling with a few.

Tomb Raider

The first time you hear the thump thump thump and the T-Rex appears. I just remember my heart racing so fast because it was totally unexpected. I managed to take him down first go, and damn did it feel good.

http://wagaa.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/tr1-trex.jpg

Half-Life

The blast pit tentacle monster. So much effort to take it down, and that knocking sound it made was the stuff of nightmares.

http://www.thejitty.com/images/431759/large.jpg

Knights of the Old Republic

Finding out you are Revan. One of the greatest video game twists in history.
(If I've just spoilt the game for you, too freaking bad, you should have played it by now)

Portal

The end fight with Glados was pure genius. It was hard to concentrate on the actual fight because of the humour of it all, with the constant criticism being thrown at you. Love it.

http://www.thejitty.com/images/431764/large.jpg

Assassin's Creed 2

The end has one of the biggest "What the F***?" moments in gaming.

World of Warcraft

Completing my Dragonstalker Armor set after God knows how many runs of Blackwing Lair. Anyone who has played WoW will appreciate the effort it took, and how good completing it felt. I completed many many sets of armor playing WoW, but that one felt the best. I just remember wanting it so bad because of how good it looked.

My Hunter Jenkha in full Dragonstalker
http://www.lucasforums.com/picture.php?albumid=32&pictureid=5571

Jedi Outcast

I remember one night in Hermes Place (duel server) Matrix Dojo Map, I was on fire and won 15 fights in row. Winning 3 or 4 in a row was good at the time, because the standard of the people who frequented Hermes was very high, so dominating like that felt completely amazing. I'll never forget that night.

Fable 2

When a certain companion gets shot. The shock, the horror!!

No One Lives Forever 2

The scene when you are riding piggy back on a Scotsman riding a tricycle, chasing after a midget on a unicycle. Funniest moment in gaming EVER.

Kurgan
01-03-2010, 07:18 PM
See these three classmates of mine finish Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original arcade, from 1989!) for the first time (I was all out of quarters). Man that game was awesome (still is).

Playing JK1 for the first time and totally getting creamed... then some time later (weeks? months?) beating my friend who introduced me to the game. Sadly I beat him so bad he now is afraid to play me in Jedi based games... (though he still beats me in other stuff since he's usually can afford the new systems/better hardware).

Siege in JA... too many times, too many awesome games. Just being on defense and dominating, not through cheap tactics alone (actual combat, not hitting the elevators over and over, that sort of thing), and pissing off the enemy team.

In any online game, probably getting one or two kills (finally) on the guy who is dominating everyone, just to see him pause for a second and acknowledge (even if he still easily beat everyone).

Boba Rhett
01-03-2010, 09:34 PM
NBA Jam 1993:

"He's On Fire!"

http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/nba-jam-hes-on-fire.png



Jedi Knight Dark Forces II

"Strike her down, and realize your true destiny as a Dark Jedi - Your TRUE power!"

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/6/67/Kyle_katarn1.JPG
Link To Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiBXhKCQ9o&feature=related)



Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Just running around Hyrule field to your next mission, but really, you can insert any part of this game here.

http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/495087/hyrulefield.jpg


Left 4 Dead

"Pills here!"

http://www.cbwgaming.com/games/l4d/pills-cabinet.jpg


Borderlands

"This is where the cars live! Git chu one!"

http://images.psxextreme.com/images/common/News/borderlands_03.jpg


Bioshock

"A man chooses. A slave obeys."

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/images/2008/03/29/bioshock.png


Portal

"Unbelievable. You, [subject name here], must be the pride of [subject hometown here]!"

http://blog.rooftopcomedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/the_cake_is_a_lie_portal.jpg

TiE23
01-03-2010, 09:35 PM
I've had so many crazy moments in Battlefield: Bad Company that I can't remember all of them anymore.

Situations where I've lasted for 5 or more minutes in all-out combat, making and assisting on dozens of kills. Times where I spend half a match sniping out of a window, killing dozens of guys... but one great moment I had the last time I was playing...

My team was getting our liquified asses handed to us through a straw on this one match where the bases rest on two sides of a river with a old bridge in the center. Well, the main point is that each team has a side, and we all fight over the bridge. Well, they held the bridge and we kept getting killed if we so much as poked our heads out to look. They had the entire place locked down; snipers, machine gunners, mortar strikes, grenades, everything.

So, after getting shot myself for the better part of 10 minutes, I decided to go to the edge and take the long swim across the river. Amazing, I don't get seen by the snipers who were just playing with us all this time. What I can basically describe is just seeing pretty much their entire team with their backs to me. So in about 40 seconds I stabbed and shot a better part of their entire camping team in just a final blaze of glory before the match ended. It was sweet revenge.

Oh, and in the old days during the Battlefield 2 demo, one image did stick in my mind: Jumping into a friendly jeep, escaping from an artillery strike and me, looking back, shooting at an attack helicopter bearing down on us. Was one hell of a moment.

OH! (x2) The one time where I made a last stand as a sniper and, with only my puny silenced pistol, killed 5 or 6 enemies as they tried to ambush my hiding spot. (Imagine the bar scene from Inglorious Basterds, yeah, it was that level of chaos... but I survived).

Pho3nix
01-04-2010, 06:48 AM
http://www.ugo.com/games/video-game-hotties/images/entries/strippper-duke-nukem.jpg

That is all.

Lynk Former
01-04-2010, 07:54 AM
Majora's Mask

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/lynk/majoras_mask_kafei_anju.jpg

Two lovers reunited, only to die in seconds as the moon crashes down from above...

IG-64
01-04-2010, 09:02 AM
NBA Jam 1993:

He's On Fire!"

http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/nba-jam-hes-on-fire.png
Hell yes.

Jurassic Park: Trespasser has several moments ingrained into my memory. A couple of them are listening to John Hammond recount the first time they released a velociraptor in the wild, and seeing the broken down building similar to the one in the movie along with the music. Still an amazing game no matter what the critics say.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/149/58697660155983b6d3.jpg

Getting all 4 survivors on the helicopter with a full team the first time in No Mercy in Left 4 Dead was an amazing feeling. My heart was racing.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/7136/nomercyrooftopfinale.jpg

Sounds kinda lame but swinging on the swing in the beach level of Super Mario Sunshine was very relaxing and was almost like taking a mini-vacation.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9060/03bc02.jpg

The brief glimpse out the window of the Citadel at the end of Half-Life 2 was breathtaking at the time.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2460/96045053.jpg

Lots of moments from Shadow of the Colossus, but the best ones were probably fighting the underwater one, the flying one, and this one:

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/04/shadow-of-the-colossus.jpg

Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 are two of my favorite games, and the greatness is pretty much summed up by first two levels of DKC, where you leave DK's house, then it gets dark at the end of the first level, then in the second level it's raining and the sun comes up at the end. Also, Aquatic Ambience and Stickerbrush Symphony are both amazing in themselves.

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/766/766129/donkey-kong-country-virtual-console-20070220054812670_640w.jpg

In Super Metroid where you get to the part where everything's got the life sucked out of it by the giant metroid. For some reason that was just cool.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1414/metroidw.jpg

leXX
01-04-2010, 09:21 AM
http://www.ugo.com/games/video-game-hotties/images/entries/strippper-duke-nukem.jpg

That is all.

I have the achievement for that - http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/7l/1D/1ICLiGJhbC9NFQUXXFJRFjAxL2FjaC8wLzkAAAAA5+fn+2xd9Q ==.jpg Shake It Baby. I only just noticed it says "Weapon raised" LMFAO

In Super Metroid where you get to the part where everything's got the life sucked out of it by the giant metroid. For some reason that was just cool.

You just reminded me of one my all time favourite gaming moments in Metroid Zero Mission for the GBA - the end bit with Samus just in her Zero Suit trying to escape with only her pistol. ;)

http://www.gamerspress.com/images/9/98/Metroid_zero_mission_walkthrough_johnhummel_missio n_19_0004.jpg

Lynk Former
01-04-2010, 09:23 AM
@ IG-64: Also the Metroid hatchling sacrificing itself for Samus and restoring her energy... epic.

@ leXX: My favourite moment out of Zero Mission was when Samus goes against the Chozo's test to earn her new Varia/Gravity suit. That's the moment she upgrades from her old training suit and takes on the full Chozo battle armour as a true Chozo warrior... and then the little etch in the very bottom left corner... so sweet.

jrrtoken
01-04-2010, 08:31 PM
Tron 2.0

Finding the Tron Legacy Code, mainly due to the fact that the entire story and build-up climaxed (:p) at this point, and quite beautifully, might I add. The visual presentation and the music also enhanced it, especially since the entire level of navigating to the core was rather scarce of enemies, so it relied more on platforming and environment manipulation to reach the end, which I felt was more satisfying than pitting you against hordes of enemies.

http://www.visualwalkthroughs.com/tron/mainpower/41.jpg


The Legend of Zelda

I think this goes without saying, but the finding of the Master Sword is always emits a wondrous sensation, in every game, young and old.


Riven: The Sequel to Myst

Essentially, every cutscene Riven is fantastic, often due to the fact that it's one of the few games that has outstanding FMV acting, but also because of its taut skill in enveloping you into the game's world. Although it's one of the many "bad" endings in Riven, this one has most significance in creating a foreboding, exotic doom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxOUAUzmEjw

Again, more doom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAOVX-PQSyk

The good ending is also... good. :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YulhuEwJ4jE


KotOR II

If you've played then you already know what I'm going to say. If you haven't (blasphemy), then it's quite prudent to understand that the entire game reached a brilliant apex here, at this point. 'Nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BBfADTmIvI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IUHYmgb2xE

leXX
01-04-2010, 09:58 PM
Oh man, I absolutely loved Tron 2.0. Monolith are such great developers. I think I'll replay it.

BongoBob
01-05-2010, 11:26 PM
KotOR II

If you've played then you already know what I'm going to say. If you haven't (blasphemy), then it's quite prudent to understand that the entire game reached a brilliant apex here, at this point. 'Nuff said.

Unfortunately that's right before the game completely craps on itself because Lucasarts were such greedy pricks they forced Obsidian to release it for the holidays before it was done.

85-90% of that game was absolutely fantastic. However, the non-ending just pissed me off, and made me wish I had never played the game.

EDIT: As for my best moments in gaming...hmm...

In no particular order:

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
This really shouldn't need any explanation. I beat this game for the first time at age 10, and there was no other game that came close to the amazingness of it. Turning into adult link and going outside to the hyrule castle courtyard and finding the joyful area turned into a (for me at the time) extremely scary area filled with zombies, Fighting the mirror image of yourself in the water temple, getting the Bigoron Sword, the final fight with Ganon, everything was just so amazing. Ironically enough, my little brother decided he wanted to play it at age 8, and started a playthrough of it for himself. He made it all the way to Jabbu Jabbu's belly without my help before getting stuck. Ever since, I've been playing it with him when I get a chance, and we just beat the forest temple :)

Knights of the Old Republic
As leXX said above, finding out you were Revan in KotOR. I specifically remember playing through it for the first time, my family had gotten some Taco Bell for lunch, and I was eating while playing. When it got to that specific scene, when it said "You are Revan" I stopped mid chew jaw completely dropped for a good 10 seconds.

Mass Effect
By this point my standards were set high for Bioware games (KotOR and Jade Empire), and loved the various choices you made throughout each. However, nothing compares to the end of one of the last planets you go to...
When it makes you choose between saving Kaiden or saving Ash. Once again, my jaw dropped and stayed that way in sheer shock for a solid 30 seconds. I couldn't believe that they made you do that.

Guitar Hero/Rock Band
Beating any songs I thought I'd never beat. On the GH side of things, Through The Fire And Flames, Devil Went Down To Georgia, Satch Boogie, and Jordan, and on the RB drum side of things, The Perfect Drug, Blackened, and This Calling. The elation I felt after beating these songs after constantly failing them time and time again is fantastic.

Pokemon Blue
Way back when I was 10 year's old in 5th grade, shortly after obtaining a Mew at a Nintendo event held at a mall in town, managed to obtain all 151 pokemon on my Pokemon Blue cartridge. This was the proudest moment of my young life, and I was the envy of all my friends :p

That's all I can think of for now.

leXX
01-08-2010, 04:07 PM
There was a truly great moment when I was finishing off all the riddles in Batman the other day. Towards the end when you are close to finding all of them, you hear The Riddler say "This can't be happening, you're using the Internet aren't you?", and of course I was, so it made me lol pretty hard. :D

edlib
01-08-2010, 05:11 PM
Finding the Easter Egg in the Atari 2600 version of Adventure.

The part in Grim Fandango where Manny has to get up in the bar and recite his own beatnik poetry. It's so awkward and hilarious! And it really does nothing to actually forward the game, so you have to wonder why it's in there... but it adds atmosphere and color to the game, and it's one of those moments I always remember.

Playing the Light Cycle level for the first time in Tron 2.0. That was magic... and I had been waiting a lifetime to do that in a game that actually pays it justice.

Bringing down a SSD in any of the X-Wing games. Nearly impossible.

The ending of Freespace 2. I'm still waiting for 3. :(

Playing a perfectly executed game of Dragon's Lair on a single quarter.

leXX
01-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Playing a perfectly executed game of Dragon's Lair on a single quarter.

Seriously, you did that? I could never finish it. I'd get near the end and get so damn nervous my hands would shake and I'd muck up. :/

edlib
01-08-2010, 06:49 PM
Well... I broke down and got a strategy guide. (But the other patrons in the arcade didn't know that. :D )

I had gotten right up to the end on my own, however. (Probably feeding enough quarters into it to buy my own machine if I had wanted in the process, however! :rolleyes: )

I have it on CD-ROM now. I've replayed it to the end again... but the thrill isn't exactly the same.

Det. Bart Lasiter
01-08-2010, 06:54 PM
pretty much every n64 game i owned

leXX
01-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Well... I broke down and got a strategy guide. (But the other patrons in the arcade didn't know that. :D )

I had gotten right up to the end on my own, however. (Probably feeding enough quarters into it to buy my own machine if I had wanted in the process, however! :rolleyes: )

I have it on CD-ROM now. I've replayed it to the end again... but the thrill isn't exactly the same.

Yeah, I was thinking about buying the blu ray when it was announced, but it frustrated me so much when I was younger, I don't think I'll be puttin myself through that again lol.

Edit: Mass Effect
By this point my standards were set high for Bioware games (KotOR and Jade Empire), and loved the various choices you made throughout each. However, nothing compares to the end of one of the last planets you go to...
When it makes you choose between saving Kaiden or saving Ash. Once again, my jaw dropped and stayed that way in sheer shock for a solid 30 seconds. I couldn't believe that they made you do that.

30 seconds? It took me a good 10 minutes to make that decision the first time. I had to go for a fag and everything lol.

Other great moments in Mass Effect...

If you do the renegade path you can punch that annoying guy who rambles on near the beginning on Eden Prime. So satisfying. :D
Having to decide if you should commit genocide or not buy killing the bug queen.
The bit near the end when the whole story is explained to you, and you finally realise what is going on.
The whole bit down the side of the elevator was amazing.
The end when Shepard appears out of the rubble. I felt like jumping up and cheering, it was awesome.

Lynk Former
01-08-2010, 09:20 PM
pretty much every n64 game i owned
Which ones did you own?

Det. Bart Lasiter
01-08-2010, 09:25 PM
the ones that stick out in my mind the most are banjo kazooie, goldeneye, perfect dark, mischief makers, and pilot wings i dont remember the rest my mind won't let me have their names

Lynk Former
01-08-2010, 10:12 PM
mischief makers
I remember Mischief Makers being one of those games that came out of nowhere and surprised the hell out of everyone who played it.

TiE23
01-09-2010, 04:10 PM
OH! Right, the two smallest colossi in Shadow of the Colossus... those guys could tear you the eff up! Scariest bosses ever.

Sivy
02-21-2010, 05:32 PM
finishing prince of persia - the original dos game; took me bloody ages

ChAiNz.2da
02-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Baldur's Gate I, acquiring Minsc and letting the hilarity ensue. Made even the most epic length game pass by far too quickly.

Baldur's gate II, after leaving BGI for BGII, I can't say how giddy school-girl excited I got when the first prisoner I released was none other than the hamster packing brute. :D

Stand and deliver, that my hamster might have a better look at you.

Let us pass strangers, for we have not much time to waste. What? Yes, I'll ask them. Boo and I go to rescue my charge Dynaheir. You may aid in our victory, if you wish. There is glory enough for all!

My hamster does not like your tone. Away with ye.

You would leave an innocent to suffer with nary a twitch of your sword arm? RrraaaAAGHGHHH!!!

Boo is my faithful animal companion, and more than he seems.

Take heart fellow adventurers, for you have curried the favor of Boo, The only miniature giant space hamster in the Realm. My friend and companion ever since my h-h-head wound, he will lead us to victory! Onward to the Gnoll Stronghold to the west! Tarry not! We must go soon!

I am truly saddened that you wish Minsc and Boo to leave. If you have any need of a stout blade, and an even stouter man to swing it, do not hesitate to call on me.

Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!! RrraaaAAGHGHH!!!

Who wants some?

You point, I punch.

Less talk, more fight!

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, watch it! I'm huge.

When the going gets tough, someone hold my rodent!

There be safety in numbers and I am two or three at least.

Make way evil! I'm armed to the teeth and packing a hamster!

Full plate, and packing steel.

Butt-kickin' for goodness!

Squeaky wheel gets the kick!

Magic is impressive, but now Minsc leads! Swords for everyone!

Yes Boo, I agree. This group could do with a swift kick in the morals.

If I continue with this I'll never look Boo in the eyes again. Choose carefully, I'll not let this come to pass.

Boo likes the forest.

I need aid soon, lest my hamster become an orphan.

No finer a place to die than the battlefield!

Irenicus is the most vile of villains if he dared destroy a whole city! I can't believe that, and I have believe some amazing things, let me tell you!

I trust those who prey on children no farther than they can be thrown, even if I manage to throw them pretty far!

My hamster's getting antsy. If we be adventurers, let us adventure!

A den of stinking evil. Cover your nose Boo! We will leave no crevice untouched!

Ahh... We are all heroes; you and Boo and I. Hamsters and rangers everywhere, rejoice!

Cities always teem with evil and decay. Let's give it a good shake and see what falls out!

These bars will not hold my wrath. Minsc will be free! Butts shall be liberally kicked in good measure.

What...yes but...but..alright. Boo tells me that I'm raving again. I did not notice a difference, but I shall heed his word, nonetheless.

Boo is small and evasive, and there is ever so much of Minsc to search.

I have lost myself in your words but Boo thinks you are just ducky. Onward!

Will you help me? We must join together once more, and our fury will be such that bards will run there quills dry! Yes, ink will be scarce where e'er we go.

I grows tired of yelling battle cries when fighting this mage! Boo will finish your eyeballs once and for all so he does not rise again! EVIL, MEET MY SWORD! SWORD, MEET EVIL!!!!

Boo must have his exercise, lest he bite us all in hard to reach places.

This behaviour must not continue. Feel the burning stare of my hamster and change your ways.

This is silly! Buttons are not how one escapes dungeons! I would smash the button and rain beatings liberally down on the wizard for playing such a trick!

I would hate being forgotten in a bottle. It might depend somewhat on the type of bottle, but overall I expect the effect would be similar.

Camaraderie, adventure, and steel on steel. The stuff of legends! Right Boo?

Ahhh, I prefer the bright day; evil must be able to see the justice I dispense!

Then say it louder! We must inspire fear in evil! Quiet tales of hamsters are foolish, but a man and his hamster that tear evil limb from limb? That's scary!

All will fall before the might of Minsc and Boo! Evil all about! All will FALLL!!!

Boo points, I punch. Is very simple relationship, but it is effective.

Boo says fight hard, so I fight hard.

*Squeak* Boo says that he was just doing his job.

Every hamster has his day!
Flowers are beautiful, aren't they Boo? I wish there were more to see.

I do not like the tone of your voice, dark elf. The face I have is the face the ladies love. Boo loves Minsc's face to; don't you Boo? Don't you -- Yes.

No. I do not act. I fight, and fight for real!

All good peoples hang their head in shame! We are betrayed! The sailor man brings the vampires back amongst us... there shall be a mighty reckoning for this!!

Pirate lord? Such a name does not conjure images of righteous behavior. Stand still a moment and let Boo have a look at you.

Boo will soon have you figured out.You certainly seem friendlier than I would expect a Pirate Lord to be. And where is your peg?

A peg. A proper pirate has a peg, whether a leg, or arm, or... uh... some other expendable extremity. And a parrot.

Certainly! As I have my Boo, so too you must have a parrot. Boo likes parrots. They could wrassel.

That's a much shorter interjection than Boo has become used to, Jan. Are you ill?

We must rest and get healthy. It would not do for us to be caught unsuspecting with Minsc in this kind of shape

Yes! Revenge! Revenge for precious Dynaheir! Tremble, wizard, for the mighty Boo will have your eyes!! RAAAARRRRGHH!!

No! No collar! I will not be collared by the smelly fishmen! My warrior spirit will not bear such a thing!

Boo, too, has small teeth compared to fish-men. But they hurt just the same when they latch onto the eyes, yes sir!

My skin may not have scales, but it has seen many suns come and go. Boo thinks you could use some sun too, then you might not smell so much like wet laundry.

Boo knows! Do not stow thrones in grass houses!

I do not cause trouble! I merely seek it out and put the bootheels of justice to it! Ask Boo!

And then Minsc will disrupt him with his bootheel! Yes, speak more of this evil-smashing partnership!

Boo does not favour the odds, but I have no doubt that we will succeed!

I don't understand. The witch has her heart back... why is she not nicer to us? What? Oh... yes, I see. Uh-huh. Thank you, Boo. Boo is so smart!

Minsc owes much to the killer of Dynaheir! I stand with you! Nowhere shall I go until the heel of justice has been firmly imprinted once and for all into the wizard's evil backside! Nowhere!

For Dynaheir and all fallen comrades, for what is good and right, for all these things shall Minsc and Boo fall upon you today!! And we shall taste victory, evil man!!

Oh, such a glorious death in battle for Minsc and Boo! We were well on our way to the great fields and halls of Rashemen, but we felt you needing us, so we came!

Eh? He is like bad penny, this one. An armored deep-voice penny of most sinister evil!!

Poor Mateo! He is alone in this world, just as Minsc was before Boo found him. Yes, Boo - you are right! As heroes we must befriend the friendless. We must help the helpless. We must deaccuse the accused. Er... well, you get the idea.

Boo does not trust this Kiser, . See how his nose twitches? Something smells about this, and it is not stinky clouds from Boo's furry backside!

This is because Rasheman is a very far ways away. Once Boo kept track for me the number of steps I have taken since beginning my dajemma, but Boo has since forgotten.

Boo claims that the number is very large. Larger, maybe, then the number of butts that Minsc has deservedly kicked along the way. I find this hard to believe, even though Boo is usually very reliable in these matters.

It is a wonderful place with many fields. It could only be better, maybe, if every ranger of the Berseker Lodge had his very own hamster! Just think of the implications!

Yes, Dynaheir was a good Rashemani witch. But I am not so certain that the witches have need of their own hamsters. Dynaheir never approved of Boo... she used to glare at Boo so it frightened him sometimes.

Look, Boo - everyone knows now! See how his fame spreads like a scented cloud from your furry back-side when you have had one too many crackers!

What? Well, an admirable decision but Boo is not for sale.

OH! Well then, by all means! And yes, very little requirements. Food, shelter, and perhaps the little wheel. I have heard nothing but good things about the little wheel.

Of course. Boo is special among his kind, and quite resilient. Have I mentioned he is a miniature giant space hamster? I'm sure I have.

Aerie! Boo has been mulling over a question for you. Never have I seen a hamster concentrate so! He has been so very quiet I thought perhaps I rolled over him last night, which cause me great concern

But Boo's question is of such a personal nature... well, the thought of it makes me blush right down to my buttocks!

You are very insightful! Such bottling could lead to all sorts of un-hamster like explosions! Well, Boo wonders why you do not perform all your duties, since you are our witch?

Well... a Rashemani witch accompanies a ranger on his dajemma and teaches him the lore of herbs, among other things. Well... Minsc and Boo have discovered a need for some of this lore, maybe.

After frolicking in a bush that we now consider to be of suspicious nature, both Boo and I have contracted the Calim****e Itch in rather... private places. A salve would be most joyously anticipated!

Many thanks, Aerie! Soon, maybe, Boo can return his little-mind to thoughts of butt-kicking instead of butt-itching, and I for one shall be very relieved!

No! Say it is not so! We will no longer fight evil together? Boo will miss you, . Forever shall we hang our heads in sadness in remembrance of our great butt-kicking friend.

Boo and I will say we knew the hero . And people will of course not believe us. And, maybe, they will look at us more strangely than they do now. Or Maybe not.
KotOR I, and of course the KotOR Revan revelation. Knocked my socks off. Still haven't found them to this day ;)

leXX
02-22-2010, 02:55 PM
finishing prince of persia - the original dos game; took me bloody ages

Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.

http://resumeplay.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/sonic-the-hedgehog-2.jpg

Pho3nix
02-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.
Ditto!

Alexrd
02-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.

You mean this?

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/b/bb/Sonic_1_MS_title.png

Although I never played the Master System version. The first I bought was for the Mega Drive.

Kain
02-22-2010, 07:02 PM
How could nobody mention this? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx3duFYCcho&feature=related)

MrWally
02-22-2010, 07:47 PM
How could nobody mention this? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx3duFYCcho&feature=related)


Somehow I knew what the link would be before clicking it.

I had tried to block that out of my memory. Thanks for bringing it back, ya jerk :p

Rogue Nine
02-22-2010, 07:52 PM
How could nobody mention this? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx3duFYCcho&feature=related)
that ho had it coming

Anthony
02-23-2010, 08:16 AM
New "great moment": STALKER: Call of pripyat

Having each and every bloodsucker in the entire game scare the ****ing sh*t out of me

Kain
02-23-2010, 06:52 PM
Somehow I knew what the link would be before clicking it.

I had tried to block that out of my memory. Thanks for bringing it back, ya jerk :p

No problem.

TiE23
02-24-2010, 09:50 PM
New "great moment": STALKER: Call of pripyat

Having each and every bloodsucker in the entire game scare the ****ing sh*t out of me

The first one ****ing grabbed me and started sucking my blood or something. I'm amazed I lived through it, I think my buddy got him off of me.

Also, though I could see the basement thing a mile away, it was still pretty messed up.

jon_hill987
02-25-2010, 05:06 PM
You mean this?

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/b/bb/Sonic_1_MS_title.png

Although I never played the Master System version. The first I bought was for the Mega Drive.

Oh that brings back memories, the master system was superior to the mega drive one despite only being 8 bit. I think they tried harder with the artwork because they had less to work with.

Alexrd
02-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Oh that brings back memories, the master system was superior to the mega drive one despite only being 8 bit.

Wrong. The Mega Drive one was way superior. Not only visually.

Gotta love this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/SonicTheHedgehog1.png

BongoBob
02-26-2010, 02:07 AM
Damn you all, why'd the US have to be different and call it the Genesis.

Every time I hear Mega Drive I think "Wuh?" before remembering that that's what the entire rest of the world knows it as.

jon_hill987
02-26-2010, 10:22 AM
Wrong. The Mega Drive one was way superior. Not only visually.

Gotta love this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/SonicTheHedgehog1.png

http://www.captainwilliams.co.uk/sonic/sonic8bit/sonic/images/greenhill.png

I still prefer the style of the 8 bit version.

ChAiNz.2da
03-04-2010, 11:38 AM
Got a new favorite now :D

http://www.jumpstationz.com/gallery/me2_no1left.jpg
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/Achievements/ViewAchievementDetails.aspx?compareTo=ChAiNz2da&tid=%09]%3adh%29k%3f%0Bq

The Seeker
03-04-2010, 11:59 PM
My most recent great moment was in Arkham Asylum. After gathering the spores from Killer Croc's lair, I'm outrunning the big freak to get to the exit. As soon as I'm in the final tunnel, I stop and wait for him, not knowing I should still be running like hell. He jumps out of the water and comes straight for me. My batarangs are useless now. I break for the exit with him right on my heels and I'm thinking the end is nigh. Then I see my explosive gel in front of me. I get to the weak floor right as Croc is about to have me and I detonate it. The floor gives way beneath me and Croc sending us both plunging to our doom. I hit my R1 button and out of the mist shoots my lifeline, my grapple hoisting me to safety.

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2009/features/gameguides/batman/1519.jpg http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2009/features/gameguides/batman/1520.jpg

I emerge from the pit victorious and struck by how truly awesome and Batman-esque that truly was.

I realized on the second play through that if you just keep running, you can wait by the pit and detonate the gel as Croc passes over it, but my accidental mad dash and skin of my teeth escape made for one of the more memorable gaming moments of my life.

MrWally
03-05-2010, 03:11 AM
Words.




Second this. That entire game was just incredible. I actually felt like I was Batman and had to think like Batman in order to solve puzzles.

The perfect superhero game.

leXX
03-05-2010, 03:20 AM
Got a new favorite now :D
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/Achievements/ViewAchievementDetails.aspx?compareTo=ChAiNz2da&tid=%09]%3adh%29k%3f%0Bq

Hmm

http://live.xbox.com/en-GB/profile/Achievements/ViewAchievementDetails.aspx?tid=%09]%3adh%29k%3f%0Bq

1015/1015 :p

ME2 Insanity is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in gaming. There are so many ways to die its ridiculous. The most annoying thing was someone with shields/armor rushing you and killing you after you've been slowly taking everyone out for 20 minutes. When it came to the final boss, I took Garrus and Legion with me, equipped with sniper rifles, and I managed to take it down first go. That goes down as one of the greatest moments ever for me.

ChAiNz.2da
03-05-2010, 09:24 AM
1015/1015 :p

ME2 Insanity is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in gaming. There are so many ways to die its ridiculous. The most annoying thing was someone with shields/armor rushing you and killing you after you've been slowly taking everyone out for 20 minutes. When it came to the final boss, I took Garrus and Legion with me, equipped with sniper rifles, and I managed to take it down first go. That goes down as one of the greatest moments ever for me.

:bow: I'm not worthy.

Yeah, I've just imported my ME1 Infiltrator to run it with someone who can't just sweep the room with an assault rifle to see how that goes. Once that's done.. I'm going to tackle Insanity difficulty. Methinks I might have to re-drag my Soldier out for that one though..hmmmm or my Vanguard. She's quite.... lethal...

MrWally
03-05-2010, 11:42 AM
:bow: I'm not worthy.

Yeah, I've just imported my ME1 Infiltrator to run it with someone who can't just sweep the room with an assault rifle to see how that goes. Once that's done.. I'm going to tackle Insanity difficulty. Methinks I might have to re-drag my Soldier out for that one though..hmmmm or my Vanguard. She's quite.... lethal...


I love Vanguards in ME2. I haven't tried Insanity yet, but I went though the entire final level on my Vanguard just using charge and the Krogan Shotgun and I barely ever even lost my shields. I didn't have to reload at all.

kipperthefrog
03-19-2010, 12:11 AM
sorry I dont have pictures. I will list the greatest moments of my gaming as best as I can remember in chronological order:

Defeating Bowser in Mario 3 NES and in Mario World in SNES

Exploring the sity and indoors in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES

Jurassic Park Ocean Music in SNES

Beating people up and vandalizing a car in Final Fight SNES

Rainbow road in Mario cart SNES

Fighting the emperor in SNES Return of the Jedi

Exploring the Lando of the Green Isles in Kings Quest 6

Fighting the Axem Rangers in Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars


Flying down Beggar's Canyon in Rebel Assault

getting past the bouncer at the club and using clever insults in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

The end of Duke Nukem in witch he celebrates his killings by punting the final bosses head through the goal post.

Commanding armies in Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness

Receiving the jedi's lightsaber in Jedi Knight

Mowing down pedestrians in Carmageddon 2: Carpocolypse Now

the 3D revolution of Mario 64

Anything in Pilot Wings 64

Star fox 64

The Skyhook Battle and the swoop bike chase in Battle in Shadows of the Empire

Building theme parks in Roller Coaster Tycoon

Using Taklit's Part in Indiana Jones and the Infernal machine

Learning to sneak in the shadows in Thief

Hacking and Slashing in Diablo

Disguising as a limo driver and Planting the Car Bomb in the limo in Hitman

Building characters in morrowind

Running from the cops in Need for Speed Hot Persuit

killing innocent people at Mos Espa in Phantom Menace

Exploring wonderland in American Mcee's Alice

Driving a car in a 3D streets while listening to the radio in Grand Theft Auto 3

The firsts fight in Beyond Good and evil

The Shalebridge Cradle in Theif 3

Finding out who Darth Revan is in Knights of the Old Republic

Battlegrounds in World Of Warcraft

Going through the intro sequence in Oblivion

The final battle in Assassins Creed

Killing the groom in a wedding in Hitman: Blood Money

Leaving the vault in Fallout 3


--

The Seeker
03-19-2010, 02:38 AM
New moment would have to be the opening boss battle in God of War 3 with Poseidon. Nothing more epic than fighting off the god of the sea while climbing up Mt. Olympus on the back of a Titan. The pacing was so perfect then when you're in the final takedown, it's through the eyes of Poseidon. Usually they make it all cinematic from a third person perspective. This time YOU are getting your ass kicked by Kratos. The last thing you see is that big, bald, pissed dude holding your head, then he plunges his thumbs down and the world goes black. A-FREAKIN-MAZING!

BongoBob
03-19-2010, 06:02 AM
Great moment in Modern Warfare 2 for me tonight, was playin Ground War and got a match of Team Deathmatch on Underpass, and had an absolutely epic moment where I got rushed by 2 enemies with me using my ACOG'd Slight of Hand Stopping Power Steady aimed Intervention. I quick scoped the first one and got a headshot, and then no scoped the second one. This for me isn't exactly anything special, however, the no scope shot went through the wall behind him and hit someones Claymore/C4 also, which set off another Claymore/C4, which killed someone, giving me the "What The ?" and "Dominos" challenges complete, for killing an enemy using bullet penetration to shoot an explosive device through the wall, and killing an enemy by setting off a chain reaction of explosives respectively.

I shat my pants when it happened. The guy I killed must have been screaming bulls***.

Darth Avlectus
03-27-2010, 01:55 AM
Hm.

Super Mario Bros 3:
Beating it for the first time.
Finding the 3rd whistle on SMB3.
Beating SMB3 again, but this time PWNING with a sledgehammer suit.
Tonooki Statue-stomping out those flamethrowers.
Balancing on the bouncy clown balls fighting Iggy koopa.

Super mario World: Discovering that crazy mysterious island level
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SMB1: entering the "-1" glitch level.

Figuring out the path to the true ending of bubble bobble.
Fighting Mike Tyson for the first time on Punch Out!

Home Alone 2: lost in new york where you have gone out the roof of Uncle Rob's townhouse and the bad guys are chasing you to the Tree.

Beating Zelda 1, 2 and 3.
Zelda 3: you beat down that wizard guy after he has kidnapped the maidens and the princess and sealed off their powers for Gannon. Then Gannon making himself known--then your final confrontation with him.
Zelda 2: This was NOT an easy game. So you finally get to the bottom hallway and figureo ut you have to thrust downward to the final lair, killing the magician and then wailing on the evil silhouette of yourself.
Zelda 1: After that whole 9th underground dungeon being very happy to finally see and fight Gannon. The ending was fair--probably pretty good for back then.

Fighting Onslaught on Marvel vs Capcom for the first time. Then beating him.

The finale of the storyline mode on WWE SmackDown! Shut your mouth. For some reason this game's storyline was just better than all the ones after it.

Realizing my dad beat Street Fighter 2 before I did.

In megaman X2 near the end where you find out Zero is alive again.

Acquiring the wrist mounted laser on combat sim for perfect dark.
Beating a Perfect Sim on combat simulator.

Kicking Jason's ass on Friday the 13th. Even if the ending was crap it was victory enough. That was a right pain to pull off.

All of the first 3 megaman games are one of my most cherished treasures. I find nearly every romhack made of these to be a tremendous compliment.

GTA: Vice City: The climactic final battle against Sonny Forelli. (Then again that may just have been b/c it was my first GTA game)

GTA4 final level on either choice.
Deal: it's finally killing Dimitri on Liberty island because you get to unload all that pent up frustration by exacting revenge in a sadistic slow manner.
Revenge: I liked the dirtbike to heli stunt on the last level. Watching Pegorino deperately flee in fear of you.
*hopes nobody thinks I'm a psychopath)

Ord Mantell Junkyard Train level on Shadows of the Empire--whole level was the most memorable. Second that would be the Gall Imperial base where you have to jetpack down the canyon, fight an AT-ST, and finally get to the ship landing to fight Boba Fett and his slave 1.

Jedi Outcast, where you are retaking the Jedi Temple on Yavin 4.

SNES Beavis and Butt-Head: Toppling that big fat billy bob guy, kicking Todd's ass at the high school, and getting to the GWAR concert.

Megaman X8 where Sigma finally dies for good. Though who you're left to fight right afterward is even worse.

Metroid 3: Ending. Then afterwards finding out there is a little "silhouette outline" trick you can do with the power bombs.
Metroid 2: This whole game was actually kind of special in itself. The home of the Metroids.
Matroid 1: Justin Bailey code or narpa's sword. Either way, 'nuff said.

Donkey Kong '94: After 101 levels, you finally get the girl back from that crazy ape's posession.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 where you get the ending that you have an entire planet to yourself with your face imprinted on it. Let's face it, being the anti hero is awesome.

ROTS Alternate Ending because it's nice to see what could have been.

StarFox 64: The real ending killing Andross and then being guided out of the self destructing complex by the ghost of your father.

Twisted Metal;
TM1: Endings of Darkside, Sweet Tooth, Hammerhead, and Mr Grimm.
TM2: More just the combat...though Minion's ending of revenge was pretty sweet.
TM3: Ok, the endings sucked hardcore--I got the jokes but they were so overdone most of them were'n all that funny. I guess, just drilling opponents to death as Auger.
TM4: That moment you finally kill the tournament boss, Sweet Tooth.
TM black: The endings all have their irony and they don't suck. Also, just all the nooks and crannies you can uncover.
TM Small Brawl: Sweet Tooth's ending. (What can I say? I like the serial killer clown with fire napalm hair)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES: Finally getting to the technodrome. I still have not beat it without game genie to this day. Though I got close.

Metroid Zero Mission...leXX and Lynk pretty much said it all for me already. :D

Zombies Ate My Neighbors: This entire game is an epic fun adventure. You're using the combined talent of both Lucasarts and Konami with their penchants for a modern mashup of horror parodies in a sort of "zombie apocalypse". You're rescuing your neighbors. Ah gawd I can't remember all the flicks it touched on...Moments:
When I discovered Dr. Bug, When I beat the Snakeoids for the first time,
Fought Dr Tongue in his tarantula form (nod to gremlins),
Finding the secret level "Day of the Tentacle" as a preview of their upcoming game, when I met the LucasArts and Konami team on the credits level--George Lucas standing out front to greet you and telling you to get back to work.

Odyssey:Legend of Nemesis : This is an old Mac game. (If you own a mac I'm sure even modern machines will play it)
Free copy: http://www.paranoidproductions.com/odyssey/index.html
Update patch: http://www.paranoidproductions.com/odyssey/files.html

One of the best storylines, and the most morally gray of any story for a game. I dislike the one part that makes a blatant nod to Karl Marx, but otherwise it's a great game. Drop me a line (I know some things the walkthrough doesn't! ;))

ChAiNz.2da
03-27-2010, 01:57 AM
ME2 Insanity is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in gaming. There are so many ways to die its ridiculous.
You aren't joking :eek:
Finally got off my arse and am doing my Insanity run. Sweet bejeesus it's frakkin' tough! I've already ran out of curse words to use. :¬:

I need to expand my vocabulary.. hehehe :xp:

BongoBob
03-27-2010, 02:20 AM
I've already ran out of curse words to use. :¬:

I havn't ran out, but it is exhausting my vast knowledge of them.

Taking a break right now for moving, so any downtime I have is spent playing some MW2, but after we're done moving I'll pick it back up. Still have the assassin and justicar to get, as well as everyones loyalty missions.

On a related note, Tali's loyalty mission on insanity is the most poorly designed area ever. 99% of Insanity strategy is to hang back and snipe in open areas/, for 99% of enemies stay pretty still. 1% of them however rush. One of those 1% are geth. When enemies rush you, in an open area you usually have plenty of room to kite them, and they're usually the only enemy there. Tali's loyalty mission is nothing but fighting lots of geth that will either definately charge or randomly charge, and it's all in super small enclosed spaces.

That one definately stretched the limits of my patience :¬:

TiE23
03-27-2010, 04:47 PM
Some random moments I can list off from BFBC2 recently:

Getting a bunch of "Holy ****, did I make that?" shots with my missile launcher at Blackhawk helicopters. A ton of amazing, super long range headshots with my sniper rifle... Even yesterday I got 3000+ points in the first 5 minutes of the match just sniping properly. Had a situation where I fired my rocket launcher down a road, looked away (because I wasn't even aiming at anything in particular), and ding!, 4 kills (all on foot, too). Got a quadrupole stab combo.

And got into a match where I shot down a helicopter pilot 5 times in a row, then sent him a message "I HATE heli whores like you, stop it." -- because, yea, he used nothing but the helicopter. Then, on the same map, but the next match, I ran into him and his squad trying to defend one of their flags... and I killed him and all his buddies (around 5 or 6 kills in total) by myself, in open, submachine gun fighting and stole the flag in the end.

I'm getting better at this game. :D

leXX
03-27-2010, 06:03 PM
On a related note, Tali's loyalty mission on insanity is the most poorly designed area ever. 99% of Insanity strategy is to hang back and snipe in open areas/, for 99% of enemies stay pretty still. 1% of them however rush. One of those 1% are geth. When enemies rush you, in an open area you usually have plenty of room to kite them, and they're usually the only enemy there. Tali's loyalty mission is nothing but fighting lots of geth that will either definately charge or randomly charge, and it's all in super small enclosed spaces.

That one definately stretched the limits of my patience :¬:

Her recruitment was harder I think, that mission drove me insane. I finally found the best tactic for it, which was to go up on the right side and hang behind those crates for a while, keeping out of the sun obviously, and picking off as many as possible from there, and then rush forward still keeping to the right, and launch as many rockets in quick succession from the platform as possible at the Geth Colossus and take it out quickly.

I got close to saying "**** Tali, I don't need her" quite a few times, but I persisted as I wanted to have everyone on board and loyal out of shere stubbornness.

TriggerGod
03-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Great moment in Modern Warfare 2 for me tonight, was playin Ground War and got a match of Team Deathmatch on Underpass, and had an absolutely epic moment where I got rushed by 2 enemies with me using my ACOG'd Slight of Hand Stopping Power Steady aimed Intervention. I quick scoped the first one and got a headshot, and then no scoped the second one. This for me isn't exactly anything special, however, the no scope shot went through the wall behind him and hit someones Claymore/C4 also, which set off another Claymore/C4, which killed someone, giving me the "What The ?" and "Dominos" challenges complete, for killing an enemy using bullet penetration to shoot an explosive device through the wall, and killing an enemy by setting off a chain reaction of explosives respectively.

I shat my pants when it happened. The guy I killed must have been screaming bulls***.

Nice, but mine probably trumps yours. So I'm playing a round of Search and Destroy on Afghan, and we got our asses handed to us, and I am the last man standing. I, like a noob, don't have Commando Pro on my class, jump off the cliff, and I miss the comfy mattresses on the bottom of it. I survive thanks to my Final Stand deathstreak, I pull out the tube as most of their team rushes toward one of the sites, own all their asses, then I stand up, and hunted down the last person, using akimbo deagles. On top of that, it was from across the same bomb site (I was by the big bunker, he was coming through by the small bunker), and it was a perfect headshot with about 15 seconds left on the clock. AND (x2) it was the last headshot I needed for Desert Eagle Master 1, so I got a handy new title.

Liverandbacon
03-27-2010, 09:44 PM
I only play games on the PC at home. However, one day I was at a friend's place, and we decided to play some FPS (I forget which it was) on his Xbox 360. It was probably my second ever time holding an Xbox 360 controller. I found a rocket launcher on the ground, saw a tiny speck moving on the far side of the map (it was a big map, I'm talking a tiny speck here.), so just for the hell of it, I fired a rocket in its general direction (not a homing rocket).

It was a direct hit, one hit kill. My friend declared me a liar for claiming I didn't play console games. (Until we continued and I got pretty much ravaged)