July 18, 2011

Valve Complete Giveaway


In cel­e­bra­tion of Valve and all the great games they have giv­en to the us over the years we have decid­ed to host a give­away in hon­or of this for all of our cur­rent and future mem­bers. 
We will be giv­ing away the ‘Valve Com­plete Pack’, for those of you who don’t know what that means let me tell you.  The “Valve Com­plete Pack” con­tains every sin­gle Valve game includ­ing Left 4 Dead 2, Por­tal 2, Half-Life 2, and many more.  To see a com­plete list of games check the list at the bot­tom of the page.  The con­test ends July 31st, 2011. 
You may now be ask­ing your­self what do I have to do to get qual­i­fied for this  fan­tas­tic give away.  Read below!
1.  Sign up on the web­site here at  www.thegamersblog.com.  If you are already a mem­ber please pro­ceed to step 2.
2.  Post on this post what your favorite game is of all time and why.  Tell us what made this game spe­cial to you and why you like it so much!  This can be any video game or even a board game.  We just want to know what you like and why!
3.  Please like us on Face­book by click­ing the like but­ton on the right hand side of the screen and refer us to your friends (hon­or sys­tem we will trust you). 
4. You will need to have a Steam Account to accept this prize.  You are more then wel­come to cre­ate a new steam account at our friends at Steam.  If you already have a steam account you are set!
The Valve Com­plete pack includes (drum roll):
Counter Strike
Counte-Strike: Source
Counter-Strike: Con­di­tion Zero
Counter-Strike: Con­di­tion Zero Delet­ed Scenes
Half-Life
Half-Life: Blue Force
Half-Life: Oppos­ing Force
Half-Life: Lost Coast
Day of Defeat
Day of Defeat: Source
Death­match Clas­sic
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Death­match
Half-Life 2: Episode I
Half-Life 2: Episode II
Half Life Death­match Source
Team Fortress Clas­sic
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Por­tal
Por­tal 2
and final­ly…
Ric­o­chet

93 comments

  1. worm - July 18, 2011 11:26 pm

    Super Mario Bros 3 because it not only intro­duced me to gam­ing, but is eas­i­ly one of the best games of all time. The lev­els were fan­tas­tic and the ene­mies are mem­o­rable to all. I still play it to this day on my NES.

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    • thsoundman - July 18, 2011 11:30 pm

      You know I haven’t played that game in years. I actu­al­ly remem­ber get­ting it back when i pur­chased Super Mario All­stars back in the mid 90’s. I prob­a­bly, between it and Super Mario World, spent more time on those games then any oth­ers.

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  2. lboyes83 - July 18, 2011 11:35 pm

    Gold­en­eye for the N64. It was the first game that tru­ly sucked me in. i could­nt put it down for years. I would spend end­less hours at night see­ing how many guards i could kill. I would try to find every hid­den area in the game. I nev­er used cheat codes either. i felt it tar­nished my expe­ri­ence. To this day i will still hook up my N64 and play a few lev­els. I love to show my kids friends who is boss.

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  3. Aerc - July 18, 2011 11:39 pm

    I think my favorite game of all time is Phan­ta­sy Star Online Episode 1 & 2. It was­n’t a per­fect game by any means but it was a way for my friends and I to bond. All of us lived in sep­a­rate direc­tions so see­ing each oth­er out­side of school was a lit­tle hard. With PSO we could join a game and hack our way through ene­mies, lev­el up and col­lect cool weapon­ry from our homes. I hon­est­ly don’t think if it was­n’t for that game we would­n’t be as close as we are today.

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  4. volcombrandon - July 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Thanks for the awe­some give­away!! I would have to say my favorite game of all time would have to be Super mario, its just where gam­ing start­ed for me and i pro­gressed from mario, i also loved Super mario 64 was one of my all time favorite games and from there i just kept get­ting more and more into gam­ing with my fam­i­ly and cousins and now im into it even more today from start­ing mario years ago :)!! Thanks again for the give­away and Good­luck to every­one!

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  5. CaptainUrahara - July 19, 2011 12:05 am

    Alan Wake.
    So much detail went into the back­sto­ry of the game, and into the game itself. It left you with just the right amount of intrigue and ques­tions to be answered. It pulled you into the game mak­ing you ques­tion what real­ly hap­pened, what was real­ly hap­pen­ing, and what would real­ly hap­pen in the time to come. Fan­tas­tic game, and I eager­ly await a sequel!
    Thank you for the give­away!

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  6. Lookback - July 19, 2011 12:06 am

    Tie: Bat­tle­field 1942 and Com­pa­ny of Heroes

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  7. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:09 am

    @ Cap­tain Alan Wake… that is one mod­ern game I haven’t ever play… that and Heavy Rain. I was so excit­ed for both of those titles when they were announced and they I nev­er got around to play­ing them. I actu­al­ly have heavy rain in my col­lec­tion but haven’t real­ly sat down to play it. I need to sit down and play both of those appar­ent­ly. I’m sure there will be a sequel!

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  8. zero_19 - July 19, 2011 12:16 am

    One of my favorite games from when I was younger was Sega’s Rock­et Jock­ey. Almost no one knows what that game was, but it was awe­some! Noth­ing beats fly­ing around on a rock­et shoot­ing grap­pling hooks at you oppo­nents and drag­ging them around an are­na. For shear fun that was prob­a­bly my favorite.

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  9. T8 - July 19, 2011 12:22 am

    I WANT I WANT!!!!

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  10. Billy - July 19, 2011 12:26 am

    My fav game of all the time was road­rash! i still remem­ber the days in my child­hood, com­ing from school, play­ing road­rash in the old com­put­er in my house after the car­toon show in the tv. i always have it in my pc, let how much great 3D rac­ing games were born. i think it is the best rac­ing game of tha time. i even love super mario bros. 😀 thanks for the gen­er­ous give­away. though i have nev­er played, i know that por­tal series was amaz­ing.

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  11. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:27 am

    Road­rash huh? Sounds alot like Top Gear 2 for the super Nin­ten­do.

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  12. Kalakarinth - July 19, 2011 12:28 am

    My favorite game of all time is Leg­end of Zel­da: …Majo­ra’s Mask. Oca­ri­na of Time was my first video game of all and one of my top 5 for sure but even as a lit­tle kid I enjoyed Majo­ra’s Mask a lit­tle bit more. The whole world end­ing plot line and a more somber world made the game just so amaz­ing for me. It made me feel like I real­ly was fight­ing for some­thing as a kid. Also the car­tridge I had was glitched and had all these cool things in it.

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  13. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:30 am

    Last I checked T8 ‘I want I want’ was­n’t a game that I have ever heard of but I sup­pose it could be some obscure japan­ese game that no one has heard of lol. What is your favorite game ever T8 and why?

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  14. AlphaPanda - July 19, 2011 1:19 am

    My favorite game of all time is def­i­nite­ly Streets Of Rage for the Sega Gen­e­sis. As I was grow­ing up, I had my trusty Sega Gen­e­sis and my trusty 6‑Pak. (I still have my Sega Gen­e­sis and all my games, I fire em up from time to time for nos­tal­gia pur­pos­es). As time went on, one of the ways my sis­ter and I used to bond would be through that game. The amount of team­work and coop­er­a­tion that we put into that was astound­ing and it real­ly brought us a lot clos­er. She and I of course have our sib­ling rival­ries and butt heads, but that’s one of the things we both agree that we love.
    We still haven’t beat­en it. ONE time we got all the way to the end boss, he asked if he want­ed to be his sidekicks…of course, us being us, we hit Yes because we thought that was awe­some. We got boot­ed back to the 4th stage and prompt­ly turned that shit off.

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  15. Gram - July 19, 2011 3:33 am

    First and fore­most, thank you for this fab­u­lous give­away. I would be ecsta­t­ic if I were to win.
    My favorite game of all-time is the first RPG I ever played: Final Fan­ta­sy VI. It is my favorite game because it’s what intro­duced me to the con­cept of immers­ing your­self in a game. You have to fig­ure, I was in grade school at the time and was used to play­ing games in short bursts for enter­tain­ment. Final Fan­ta­sy VI allowed me to lose myself in a game’s plot and to feel for the char­ac­ters, which was some­thing I’d nev­er expe­ri­enced with a game. The music, the sto­ry, the char­ac­ters, and the world of Final Fan­ta­sy VI holds up to this day. Every time I boot up a new playthrough of Final Fan­ta­sy VI and see Ter­ra stomp­ing through the snow and the music starts up, I get a rush of nos­tal­gia like no oth­er game.

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  16. xx_blam_xx - July 19, 2011 5:10 am

    Thanks so much for this con­test!
    I’m putting the orig­i­nal Poke­mon games. While Oca­ri­na of Time was the one that shaped me into the gamer that I am today, it was Red and Blue that first sucked me into the world of video games. I owe a lot to that game and I would­n’t be the same per­son I am today with­out that game. Seems like a lot, but it’s true. Fun­ny how such a small thing could shape who you are today, huh?

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  17. Billy - July 19, 2011 5:49 am

    @Soundman yeah, Road­rash.. i nev­er had a con­sole. 🙂

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  18. smcneil - July 19, 2011 9:13 am

    My favorite game was Metroid on the NES, it got me into the gam­ing world. What got me into first per­son shoot­ers was a the game Syphon Fil­ter for the PSX and the Final Fan­taasy Series got me into RPG’s. But it all ties back to side scrollers as i’m sure it does for most of us.

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  19. CharcoalCoyote - July 19, 2011 9:42 am

    Loads of good games named here, espe­cial­ly loads of good Nin­ten­do games. Many of the ones you all have named are some of my per­son­al favorites. I wish you all good luck on the con­test! One of you is going to be walk­ing away with a crap-ton of games!

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  20. T8 - July 19, 2011 9:47 am

    hate to be that guy but..
    Counter Strike. It is the only game that ful­ly encom­pass­es a team based archi­tec­ture with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the sim­ple game­play ele­ments that every good game needs.
    It will be in my heart for­ev­er.
    ))((

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  21. cs_451 - July 19, 2011 9:47 am

    My favorite came is the orig­i­nal Leg­end of Zel­da. It was the first game I was heav­i­ly into, and opened up a larg­er world of comics and illus­tra­tions out­side the game itself. Today it looks pret­ty sim­ple and rudi­men­ta­ry, but the world in my imag­i­na­tion was vast!

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  22. CSideGamer - July 19, 2011 9:55 am

    Thanks for the con­test.
    Favorite game, Ulti­ma IV. Show­ing my age.
    Played it on my C64 fresh­man year of col­lege. Got me hooked on RPG’s to this day.

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  23. m3talst0rm - July 19, 2011 10:34 am

    My favorite game of all time would have to be Met­al Storm for the NES. I went through a stage where I was all about col­lect­ing video games. I want­ed all the games I had as a child. So I picked up the mar­ios, the zel­das, the dis­ney themed games, etc. How­ev­er, in one bun­dle I pur­chased, sev­er­al games that were unknown to me were includ­ed. One of these titles was Met­al Storm, a sort of mech shoot­er with a grav­i­ty flip­ping mechan­ic. I was so excit­ed to find a game that was unknown to me but real­ly fun. I looked it up on the inter­net and found that it was rel­a­tive­ly unknown to many oth­er gamers as well. I guess this game intro­duced me to the “hid­den gems” of video games and has helped me to keep an open mind with under-appre­ci­at­ed titles.
    Thanks for the con­test.

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  24. saied - July 19, 2011 2:17 pm

    my favorite game is Fifa 11 because
    it’s real­ly nice when you play it with friends or fam­i­ly

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  25. GenPirate - July 19, 2011 2:19 pm

    My favorite game is Medal of Hon­or Allied Assault. It holds mean­ing close to my heart because out of the blue one day my father came home from work and hand­ed me it. I nev­er asked for it nor expect­ed to get any­thing that day. It was my first real game and I will nev­er for­get it.

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  26. teto__315 - July 19, 2011 2:22 pm

    i think my favorite game is Bat­tle­field Bad Com­pa­ny™ 2
    its real­ly great
    sounds are awe­some graph­ic is great sto­ry is per­fect
    and mul­ti­play­er rocks

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  27. badaboomxx - July 19, 2011 2:36 pm

    My favorite for the nes was nin­ja gaiden 2, so many hours wast­ed in that game.….. good old times. What made this so spe­cial is that the friend that lend me the game moved away when I was 9, lat­er I bought the game, but after a cou­ple of days lat­er I lend the game to a friend because he has vis­its com­ing to town, and one of the guest took the game to nev­er be seen again. Bit­ter­sweet sto­ry.

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  28. christina - July 19, 2011 2:55 pm

    I’m a lame one who does­n’t play video games, nev­er played ANY for that mat­ter. But I LOVE me some Apples to Apples. 🙂

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  29. Kusidjur - July 19, 2011 2:57 pm

    Monop­oly, because I enpjoy crush­ing friends and fam­i­ly… that sounds mean­er then it was intend­ed to =D

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  30. aznguile972 - July 19, 2011 5:12 pm

    Bat­tle­field 1942. One of the first games to incor­po­rate land, water, and air into a sin­gle com­bat expe­ri­ence. Includ­ed air­planes, bombers, vehi­cles, tanks, trans­ports, and even infantry. Also, it was semi-open source to allow mod­i­fi­ca­tions to be made to the game itself. Some great mods such as Desert Com­bat paved the way for the Bat­tle­field 2. For­got­ten Hope was also anoth­er great mod. Met a lot of great peo­ple dur­ing the times of good ol ’42, had a lot of fun, and even joined a clan because of it. =) =HPSF= FTW!

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  31. LocoElBob - July 19, 2011 6:11 pm

    Prob­a­bly Grand Theft Auto III, it was the first game of its kind to give so much free­dom and fun and was a refresh­ing idea of its time. It stole hun­dreds of hours from my life, mow­ing down pedes­tri­ans, shoot­ing peo­ple, etc. I loved it.

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  32. s8man888 - July 19, 2011 7:25 pm

    My favorite game of all time is Bat­tle­field 2. The mix of infantry and vehi­cle com­bat, com­bined with an empha­sis on team­work made it one of best games out there. A bonus was the com­man­der mode, which made it feel even more like real a bat­tle­field.

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  33. Mavromatis - July 19, 2011 7:26 pm

    Civ­i­liza­tion. It thought me every­thing. It had every­thing. Build­ing a civ­i­liza­tion that will stand the test of the time.

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  34. stellarcommando - July 19, 2011 9:28 pm

    SaGa Fron­tier for PS1 — it’s a pret­ty ear­ly exam­ple of open-end­ed­ness in RPG’s that’s well done in a clas­sic way.

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  35. Chris - July 19, 2011 10:08 pm

    Final Fan­ta­sy III/VI. Not only is the sto­ry com­plex and well writ­ten, the char­ac­ters have inter­est­ing depth. The game is chal­leng­ing, huge, and full of secrets and tricks. And, the game dynam­ic takes a huge twist right in the mid­dle, as you lose every mem­ber of your par­ty and have to rebuild in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic world. The sound­track was beau­ti­ful­ly scored, the game art­work was the very best of its time, and I still play this game near­ly two decades after its release.

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  36. CABXYZ - July 19, 2011 10:09 pm

    @Badaboomxx The Nin­ja Gaiden 2 on the NES was some great times and fuel for alot of frus­tra­tion and bro­ken con­trollers. Tec­mo had some of their best stuff on NES.

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  37. metapod100 - July 19, 2011 10:38 pm

    My favorite game is of all time is Mega Man 2 for the NES. What makes this game spe­cial to me is that it was my first expe­ri­ence with video games. I recent­ly pur­chased Mega Man 2 and a NES (that I restored) through ebay. The nos­tal­gia nev­er stops.

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  38. AceOfNades69 - July 19, 2011 10:50 pm

    A lot of the games men­tioned have been favorites of mine, but I got lots of love for Team Fortress Clas­sic and Counter-Strike. We are talk­ing back in the Half-Life mod days. These two games brought me into the world of online play. I spent hours upon hours using the fam­i­ly com­put­er play­ing them.

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  39. Fragger - July 20, 2011 12:48 am

    My favorite game of all time would have to be the awe­some futur­is­tic first per­son MMO tank game known as Tanarus. None of you prob­a­bly have even ever heard of it, but man.. this was one heck of an online game, even up to the point when it was killed off.
    This was one of the very first “mod­ern” PC games I have ever played, not too long after my fam­i­ly had got­ten our first home PC that was­n’t an ancient dinosaur, back in 1998. It was one of the most unique games there were/are, with some pret­ty awe­some game modes like Phoenix Wars and Force Wars (force wars was both kick-ass and extreme­ly amus­ing) and the game required team­work, tac­tics, skill, and a lot of prac­tice to get good at. I spent many, many hours play­ing this game, espe­cial­ly back dur­ing the good old shareware/reg days. It offered some­thing spe­cial that has yet to be found in a game to this day.
    This game was amaz­ing. Here’s some Force Wars game­play. =P
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Nrvh4kUaA&feature=related
    I real­ly miss this game. =\

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  40. sirmeep - July 20, 2011 6:23 am

    My favorite was prob­a­bly super mario for the Nes. It was the fist video game I’ve ever played and start­ing my gam­ing addic­tion :p
    my steam account is also sirmeep

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  41. warpedsoul - July 20, 2011 6:25 am

    My favorite game is Demon’s Souls. It is a beau­ti­fu­ly designed game, and also very chal­leng­ing. The conecpt of the game is great, as well as the game play mechan­ics. Just all around per­fect game.

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  42. jordons4 - July 20, 2011 11:28 am

    My favorite game would have to be Mani­ac Man­sion for NES. It was one of the first games that I ever played.

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  43. Ricken - July 20, 2011 3:44 pm

    My favourite game of all time would have to be Deus Ex. It’s unpa­tron­iz­ing and a com­plete­ly one of a kind expe­ri­ence. I’ve replayed it mul­ti­ple times for­go­ing way dif­fer­ent playstyles and they were all valid, the num­ber of ways to do things and the inter­ac­tions present still sur­prise me.

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  44. AzorMX - July 20, 2011 9:08 pm

    Easy ques­tion, my favorite game is Mega man X
    Now here goes the sto­ry: Ever since I was a small child I’ve been a gamer. Play­ing on my free time, now as a small child I also had prob­lems and stuff that just made me sad. Every time I was sad they would take me to the local video store and I always rent­ed Mega man X. Many times I rent­ed all of the three games and they always made me smile, and for that rea­son Mega man X, which was the one I rent­ed the most, is my favorite game of all time.

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  45. okaythenmate - July 20, 2011 9:18 pm

    I think I will say TRINE, as this can is a fan­tas­tic lit­tle game. It had excel­lent graph­ics, the game­play was awe­some and not to men­tion the Local Co-Op on the game was just pure fun and hilar­i­ty. Oh man I can not wait for TRINE 2.

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  46. davemjustice - July 20, 2011 10:24 pm

    Of all time, I would say Halo 2. I loved that game, I played it all the time with my friends and I have many fond mem­o­ries with it.
    Right now though, TF2. So much team­work and com­mu­ni­ca­tion that goes into it, and when you get a close game, it is intense.

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  47. wolfkin - July 20, 2011 10:50 pm

    hard to say a pure all time but my go to answer is Super Mario World and I won’t back down. Fan­tas­tic game. I could play Donut Plains 1 for 6 hours a day. It’s just PURE fun. The game is filled with lev­el after lev­el of.… just… fun. From start to fin­ish it’s the com­plete expe­ri­ence and no mat­ter how suber­sive Heavy Rain is or how awe­some the voice act­ing in Unchart­ed is or how tight the con­trols are in Halo # noth­ing has ever been able to top Super Mario World as my all time great.
    Unfor­tu­nate­ly it’s a tight race. There are a ton of oth­er games I could rank up there with SMW. Some that are bet­ter in some ways. Some that are just as good. I hate pick­ing one because it implies I don’t like games like Super Mario Bros 3, Oca­ri­na of Time, Link to the Past, Kir­by Can­vas Curse, Metroid Prime, or Singstar as much. I love each of those just as much as SMW. Heck I might say that Oca­ri­na while only my 2nd favorite Zel­da game (to LttP) is the game that I’ve most res­onat­ed with emo­tion­al­ly. Beat­ing that game was such a tri­umphant feel­ing.

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  48. Ali - July 20, 2011 11:38 pm

    chrono trig­ger for the snes/psx/ds and vir­tua con­sole on wii.
    I love that game as it has the per­fect com­bo of sci­ence fic­tion and fan­ta­sy. It’s char­ac­ters grow on you and you get to love each one of them. The game plus and mul­ti­ple end­ings set a stan­dard which oth­er games imi­tate.

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  49. jockser - July 21, 2011 3:14 am

    Out of this world/Another world. Prob­a­bly the first game that real­ly got sucked in to its uni­verse. Graph­ics looks good even by today stan­dards thanks to its unique look. Game­play was rev­o­lu­tion­ary and mul­ti­ple death scenes, but the best part was its end­ing; Beau­ti­ful end­ing with beau­ti­ful music.

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  50. macabis2 - July 21, 2011 4:20 am

    The elder Scrolls IV: Obliv­ion
    One of the first RPG’s I played and it had a unique felling when i fin­ished it+ I got the best sword( dremo­ra clay­more) very ear­ly in the game

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  51. markusveralius - July 21, 2011 7:41 am

    Gold­en­eye on the N64 because of so many mem­o­rable 4 play­er bat­tles as a stu­dent, holed up in our stu­dent house. Also, try­ing to com­plete each lev­el on the high­est dif­fi­cul­ty was too addic­tive.

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  52. Ethras - July 21, 2011 12:07 pm

    If I had a favorite game, it would be League of Leg­ends. I found out about it from my cousin. League of Leg­ends is a strat­e­gy game, kind of like DoTa. What made this game spe­cial to me was the bond between my cousin and me as we played this game. It was very fun, and the best part of it is that it’s free. You don’t need to pay any mon­ey for the in game items, and there’s a vast amount of cham­pi­ons you can play, and they give you 10 cham­pi­ons to play each week, which is anoth­er aspect of why I fell in love with League of Leg­ends. Usu­al­ly, I would play a game, then get bored of it after one week, but this game, I played for about 1–2 years. It was that addict­ing.

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  53. Inktomi - July 21, 2011 12:59 pm

    My favorite game of all time has to be The Elder Scrolls IV: Obliv­ion. Bethes­da made an awe­some, open end­ed RPG expe­ri­ence, with a great set of devel­op­ers tools. The com­mu­ni­ty mod­ding sup­port made it not just a clas­sic game, but now its leg­endary. I can­not wait to see what the future holds with Skyrim.

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  54. BossLuigi - July 21, 2011 1:41 pm

    I would have to say Team Fortress 2, it is a great mul­ti­play­er game that I can play again and again as well as get on with all of my friends and just social­ize while fir­ing rock­ets into their face, and with TF2 being free to play now more and more peo­ple can play!

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  55. abouttandoutt - July 21, 2011 4:00 pm

    Con­trary to pop­u­lar games nowa­days my favorite games were the games that I have the great­est mem­o­ry of and that have stuck with me through those rainy days and was Son­ic the Hedge­Hog for the GameGear and Dream­cast and Yoshi’s Island for the Game­boy Advanced. Might not have been as tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced as some games nowa­days but damn sure as fun as most of them. They were imho clas­sics of the time of portable gaming.My steam account is about­tand­outt .Thanks for the Give­away!

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  56. BlankUsername32 - July 21, 2011 4:19 pm

    I have to go with the orig­i­nal poke­mon games. I remem­ber bat­tling my friends, and the win­ner would get to pick one of the poke­mon in the loser’s par­ty to keep.

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  57. jjr - July 21, 2011 9:40 pm

    Favorite game of all time: Dance Dance Rev­o­lu­tion (series as a whole)
    Rea­son: I’ve spent count­less hours with this game at the arcades and met many great friends whom I even keep to this day. This start­ed about 10 years ago and end­ed with Extreme

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  58. decross20 - July 21, 2011 10:46 pm

    My favorite game of all time is Leg­end of Zel­da: The Oca­ri­na of Time. The game holds high nos­tal­gic val­ue for me, as it was my whole child­hood. Also, The amaz­ing puz­zle and com­bat ele­ments of the game made it rev­o­lu­tion­ary for its time. Epic dun­geons and boss­es, amaz­ing music, and a great sto­ry all make The Oca­ri­na of Time my favorite game.

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  59. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:11 pm

    @ every­one… i was going over all the games list­ed here and it’s so var­ied I don’t think there is one per­son who said that they liked the same game. I believe two peo­ple said Zel­da and not even then were they the same game.
    I think for favorite game(s) were the ear­ly star wars games. Has any­one here ever play Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Tie Fight­er, Xwing vs Tie Fight­er or Xwing Alliance. I think these would be in my top games of all time.

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  60. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:14 pm

    @markusveralius You know I almost for­got about this game. It’s prob­a­bly one of the most under­rat­ed games on con­sole sys­tems ever because I don’t think any­one tru­ly real­izes what it did for the con­sole indus­try. It showed that a shoot­er could be on con­soles. I think it was more influ­en­tial to the indus­try then even Halo was.
    Fun­ny thing men­tion­ing Halo. I think halo is sin­gle hand­ed­ly respon­si­bly for the con­sole indus­try today. If not for Halo I believe the Xbox con­sole would of flopped.

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  61. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:18 pm

    @abouttandoutt Ohh­hh son­ic for the dream­cast was amaz­ing. I played that game all the way through start to fin­ish one sum­mer. I actu­al­ly have alot of bit­ter sweet mem­o­ries with that sys­tem because I remem­ber sav­ing for it for sevearl month and my moth­er final­ly gave me the rest of the mon­ey i need­ed to buy it… short­ly after I got it they announced they would be dis­con­tin­u­ing the Dream­cast and no longer pro­duc­ing games for it. The Dream­cast was Uber cool because it could do ACTUAL inter­net surf­ing and I was blown away that you could do that. I do believe how­ev­er that it was over a dial-up modem. Com­plete­ly use­less by todays stan­dards but awe­some none the less. It also, graph­i­cal­ly, on the con­sole side of things, way ahead of its time. The PS2 and Nin­ten­do 64 did­n’t have any­thing on the Dream­cast.

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  62. Elektr0ns - July 22, 2011 1:16 pm

    Fall­out 1 would have to be my all time favorite game.

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  63. FrenzySauce - July 22, 2011 2:21 pm

    My all time favourite game is def­i­nite­ly Super Mario Bros.
    It was my first game and it was the one that sucked me into gam­ing.
    I real­ly don’t think I have to describe it to you, how­ev­er I can describe how I felt when I first played it.
    The feel of the con­troller in my young, unblem­ished palms was great. It just felt…right, it felt at home in my hands. I saw the start-up screen for the game and felt a wild excite­ment grow­ing in the back of my head. Then I pressed the ‘Start’ but­ton and began play­ing the game. It was just mag­i­cal, I kept play­ing until my moth­er snatched the con­troller from my sweaty hands and turned off the con­sole (then I threw a tantrum)
    The first thing I would do when I came back from school was turn on the con­sole and start play­ing Super Mario. I nev­er could beat it though (until many years lat­er when i dis­cov­ered the Warp Zones)
    That is one expe­ri­ence I will def­i­nite­ly nev­er for­get!

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  64. GR4V1G0R3 - July 22, 2011 6:52 pm

    toe­jam & earl, always has been, prob­a­bly always will be..
    great music, lev­el design, and cre­ativ­i­ty with the ene­mies.
    lots of amus­ing fea­tures all the way through, and just enough sto­ry.

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  65. Corpekata - July 22, 2011 7:05 pm

    Prob­a­bly World of War­craft. Not to say I love every­thing about it, at times it can be a slog, but the highs are prob­a­bly high­er than most of the oth­er games I play. I met a lot of qual­i­ty peo­ple there that I now play in oth­er games with that has great­ly enchanged my mul­ti­play­er gam­ing as a whol.

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  66. GAMElitist - July 22, 2011 9:50 pm

    Pop­u­lous: The Begin­ning is my favorite game.
    It intro­duced me to one of my favorite devel­op­ment stu­dios, Bull­frog (now defunct by EA). It was a god-game where you con­trolled a tribe RTS-style and fought to take over the solar sys­tem. The graph­ics were 3D along with mixed 2D sprites. Go check it out.

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  67. matheusmcardoso - July 22, 2011 11:16 pm

    Por­tal 2, because i love puz­zle games and has a nice co-op mode, and por­tals are f****** awe­some.

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  68. mowmow - July 23, 2011 3:21 am

    My favorite game is Final Fan­ta­sy vi. The first time I saw the Opera, I was amazed at how cool it was. Each char­ac­ter had their own sto­ry that you could uncov­er. The music was incred­i­ble and it had one of the most ruth­less vil­lain in an RPG with Kef­ka.
    fb:chun lau
    Steam:aznxchunky

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  69. Kamiki - July 24, 2011 8:27 am

    I have to CHOOSE a favorite game?!? FFX was awe­some. Mario, clas­sicly awe­some. Zel­da, such catchy music and kick assery. Super Smash Bro’s, legal way to kill my broth­er. Por­tal was awe­some with the puz­zles. Halo 2, cool sto­ry, first fps I did­n’t suck balls at. Bah. Too many choic­es! I guess we’ll go with FFX. I’d say FF7 but I nev­er actu­al­ly fin­ished it… =/

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  70. Shawn - July 24, 2011 10:52 am

    I have to say Final Fan­ta­sy IV. Always have fun replay­ing that game over and over again.

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  71. Alice - July 24, 2011 12:17 pm

    The Kata­mari series is still able to hold my atten­tion even after play­ing through every game avail­able on Sony sys­tems at least twice. It com­bines two things I love: cute stuff and vio­lence. The music is also won­der­ful and gets me in the mood to wreck cities with my kata­mari of doom.

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  72. wetniga - July 24, 2011 6:46 pm

    Halo Com­bat Evolved was my favorite game. It was the first shoot­er I have ever played and basi­cal­ly got me into gam­ing. I was anx­ious­ly await­ing Halo 2 and that game got me into online gam­ing.

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  74. stolid - July 25, 2011 12:51 am

    I’d have to say Gold­en­eye for the N64. The graph­ics felt insane at the time. I used to play it with my broth­er all the time in the sum­mers. I’ve even played it in the last year. It’s still a great game. I also like the mod remake of it — Gold­en­eye Source.

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  75. sergeantnava - July 25, 2011 9:49 pm

    My favorite game of all time would have to be Tetris! I received my first copy of Tetris for the orig­i­nal game­boy (played it on my game­boy col­or) on my 8th birth­day and haven’t been able to stop play­ing Tetris since. Tetris is just so sim­ple and addict­ing. The arrange­ment of five dif­fer­ent falling objects in a way that does­n’t leave gaps or holes is just fun to me. I love it, own it, and dream it ( lit­er­al­ly ).

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  76. Doozy - July 26, 2011 3:36 am

    Thanks for this great give­away!
    My favourite game is Mor­tal Com­bat 3. I think almost every­body know it 🙂
    It was one of the first my videogames. It was not just a game, it was a great way to meet a friend­ly com­pa­ny and have some fun. It was so cool when you won and did fatal­i­ties, babal­i­ties and bru­tal­i­ties. So to say it was a sign of cool­ness 😀 Addi­tion, it had a awe­some sin­gle-play­er. I remem­ber how I broke my con­troller, when was fight against Shao-Kahn. It can be con­clud­ed in the his­to­ry of the MK world and great atmos­phere cre­at­ed char­ac­ter mod­els and maps. And even now, some­times we’re going to remem­ber the old days: start emu­la­tor and play MK 🙂
    I think it still one of the best fight­ings, although 15 years have passed. (And, prob­a­bly, the best fight­ing game for the PC)
    P.S Sor­ry for my bad eng­lish 🙂

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  77. iN7h33nD - July 26, 2011 1:28 pm

    My favorite game series would have to be any of the Ratch­et and Clank games. Specif­i­cal­ly the most recent game A Crack In Time because every game they build off of the pre­vi­ous. I just love the series and have fol­lowed it ever since it was cre­at­ed and i wish that Jak and Dax­ter was stil­la round to com­pete with it. Sad­ly it end­ed and I don’t wish that it will come back because it had a defin­i­tive end­ing.

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  78. ArrenDusk - July 27, 2011 9:55 am

    Favorite game of all time. Always had trou­ble answer­ing that ques­tion truth­ful­ly. A lot of good picks here already.
    It’s hard to find that one game that tru­ly marked you at one time of your life, and just made it tru­ly spe­cial.
    But I strong­ly believe my pick would be Lega­cy of Kain: Soul Reaver for sev­er­al rea­sons.
    This is a game that starts off as a sim­ple revenge plot, which is pos­si­bly one of the most com­mon and clichéd plot­lines nowa­days.
    How­ev­er, no mat­ter how overused a theme might be used, if the exe­cu­tion is well done, it can be tru­ly mem­o­rable.
    While I would explain the plot briefly, I believe the fan­tas­tic intro does the job way bet­ter than I could ever have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFiLNc46jAM
    I remem­ber being around 7 years old, rewatch­ing this over and over, and replay­ing the demo. That intro still wows me as much today as it did before.
    When I did get the full game, I could­n’t keep the con­troller down. For a game that is named “Soul Reaver”, it sure must have har­vest­ed the souls of a lot of games in its time. This game had a per­son­al­i­ty very few matched.
    Soul Reaver is set in a rich, dying world named Nos­goth. The entire atmos­phere, from the art style, to the ambi­ent sound­track, helped flesh it out.
    But pos­si­bly its biggest asset is its stel­lar voice act­ing.
    All these well pol­ished ele­ments make for a very immer­sive expe­ri­ence, and keeps you inter­est­ed and engaged in the sto­ry­line.
    It helped me ace the Eng­lish class­es back when I was young, since I could actu­al­ly use those “over­ly com­pli­cat­ed” words at the time. Note that I’m not a native eng­lish speak­er, so I do have this game to thank for that extra help.
    It’s the best game of the series in my hon­est opin­ion, but the series seri­ous­ly need a HD reboot, for every plat­form, so that peo­ple can again be inter­est­ed in them.
    And that’s my expla­na­tion for my favorite game ever. Sor­ry about the rather lengthy writ­ing, but I felt I could­n’t make this any small­er, real­ly.
    Also, last but not least, thank you for this amaz­ing give­away.
    Here’s hop­ing I win some­thing, and good luck to every­one else!

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  79. Igneale - July 28, 2011 1:36 pm

    My favorite game of all time is with­out a doubt Starcraft/Broodwar. No oth­er game have I played year after year (for 12 years until I got SC2). It’s tru­ly aston­ish­ing (replaya­bil­i­ty wise) play­ing mul­ti­play­er after that long still nev­er got bor­ing and you see new things over a decade after the game was released… It is tru­ly a chal­lenge to beat your oppo­nent and is tons more sat­is­fy­ing than beat­ing any kind of AI (although I admit Por­tal was sat­is­fy­ing to fig­ure out puz­zles but no replaya­bil­i­ty… you know the answers).

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  80. killakl0wnz - July 28, 2011 2:03 pm

    My favorite game ever has to be QUAKE 2 because you can dou­ble jump and triple jump and fly all the way across the lev­els while own­ing the crap out of peo­ple! I still play Quake 2 to this day because its so awsome! oh yea rock­et jump­ing is real­ly cool too 🙂

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  81. AdamaDaberr - July 28, 2011 5:39 pm

    I think my favourite game of all time would be Riv­en — the sequel to Myst. I just loved the puzzels there and the amount of good time try­ing to solve them. Back then the graph­ics was just extra­or­di­nary. Oth­er Myst parts were either too sim­ple or too hmm… annoy­ing with their rid­dles. The sto­ry was also a big, big plus.

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  82. missy27 - July 29, 2011 1:02 am

    My favorite game of all time has to be King­dom hearts it com­bined two of my favorite things in the world final fan­ta­sy and dis­ney. I love how it not only had beau­ti­ful graph­ics and excel­lent game­play but the sto­ry was also amaz­ing. King­dom hearts will always be spe­cial to me because it was one of the first games I bought with my own mon­ey. It reminds me of being young and sav­ing up every pen­ny of my allowance just to buy the videogames I want­ed.

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  83. Tonya - July 29, 2011 2:05 pm

    Unchart­ed: Drake’s For­tune. This was the first game me and my daugh­ter real­ly bond­ed over. We had a lot of fun play­ing it.

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  84. 4robert - July 29, 2011 4:40 pm

    Gears of War, the great­est com­bat game ever in my opin­ion!

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  85. DrPixel - July 31, 2011 5:25 am

    Haha, I haven’t been on this site for QUITE a while!
    Well, since you guys are giv­ing away one of my favorite devel­op­ers’ packs, I may as well enter.
    My favorite game of all time would hands down be Assas­s­in’s Creed 2. The graph­ics were beau­ti­ful on my PS3 and the sto­ry was amaz­ing yet so con­fus­ing at the end that I actu­al­ly went on a forum and dis­cussed it with oth­er peo­ple. xD
    Any­way, the game was set in a great set­ting, Italy, and there was so much to do in it. I myself just breezed through most of the mis­sions while at the same time col­lect­ing feath­ers and PS3 tro­phies. Quite a fun game, I must say. ^_^
    Good luck to every­one on the give­away, and hope­ful­ly I’m not too late!

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  86. rogannn - July 31, 2011 5:47 pm

    Got­ta say Dia­blo II on PC since it’s prob­a­bly the most time I’ve spent play­ing any­thing.

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  87. Tommyspace2099 - July 31, 2011 7:43 pm

    So many cool games but my Favorite is House of the Dead 3 on XBox because I can use gun con­trol­ers and Killing Zom­bies is the best. I’ve played Half Life also before and loved it. On XBox 360 Left for Dead is awe­some. Same rea­son Killing Zom­bies is awe­some. Shoot­er games are the coolest for me. Peace

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  88. fcorin13 - July 31, 2011 9:46 pm

    My favorite game of all time is FFVII. I loved the sto­ry most of all & it real­ly drew me in to feel like I know the char­ac­ters. The game play was sim­ple enough to under­stand & yet engag­ing. 🙂 Plus, my now hus­band & I used to play it togeth­er while we were dat­ing. Well, he’d play & I’d watch most of the time, but yeah.

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  89. ladyt64 - July 31, 2011 11:40 pm

    Super Mario Broth­ers 3 is my favorite. I always played it with my kids when it first came out and we still play video games but that game brings back a lot of good mem­o­ries.

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  90. thsoundman - August 1, 2011 12:12 am

    Lady, I love that you brought up that you played with your kids. Very few par­ents take the time to do things with their kids these days and I’m very impressed that you spent time doing that with your chil­dren.
    Thank you for post­ing such an awe­some com­ment!

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  91. gamerred - August 16, 2011 8:52 am

    I love final fan­ta­sy its fun and real­ly addict­ing

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  92. NEX-5 - November 16, 2011 4:05 pm

    Nice! Просто исках да отговори. Аз старателно обичаше своя пост. Продължавайте чудесната работа.

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