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[EAST] PC Freeplay - Help us decide on the games

taumesontaumeson PAX PC Room ManagerMinnesota?Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in PAX Archive
We're about to compile the PC images for PC Freeplay. What would you like to see this year?

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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    L4D2, Magic the Gathering, Team Fortress 2, BF: BC2,

  • itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Starcraft 2 as well

  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    L4D1&2, TF2, SC1&2, Monday Night Combat, CoD4, Black Ops, Killing Floor, CS:S

  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Registered User
    edited January 2011
    It's probably a ridiculous suggestion, but I have yet to try out Minecraft, so perhaps some form of that, seeing as how the gamer community at large seemed to achieve geek sexual climax over the game in the past few months.

  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Minesweeper!!

    Or, if that doesn't appeal, what about an old classic like Unreal Tournament 2004?

  • m4hleonm4hleon Registered User
    edited January 2011
    SC2, L4D2, and Civ V

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    L4D2, Starcraft 2, Civ 5, League of Legends, BF:BC2, UT Black or 2004, Team Fortress 2

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited January 2011
    SC2, L4D2, Civ V, Monday Night Combat, Goldeneye: Source, TF2, UT2004

  • benswimmingbenswimming Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is there a way to set the defaults in games to play LAN instead of internet? I saw so many people playing on the internet against people, instead of playing together in a LAN game.

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  • territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    zerzhul wrote: »
    SC2, L4D2, Civ V, Monday Night Combat, Goldeneye: Source, TF2, UT2004

    Goldeneye Source is a top-drawer suggestion!

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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'd suggest adding all the machines to the same Steam Group so that people can easily play LAN games. last year all the users were PAX####, but there was no quick way to find another LAN user.

  • ScorpiusScorpius Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'll reinforce TF2, Civ 5, SC 2, and Monday night Combat

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Civ5 isnt a good choice

    Remember, the time limit is 45min for playtime on a freeplay machine at a time. Try and suggest games that fit in around that.

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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Just chiming in what many others are saying...TF2, SC2, MNC, Goldeneye: Source, L4D2, BF: BC2 (maybe with the new Vietnam?)

    It'd be cool to have Civ5 and Minecraft but like BigRed said.

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  • It's not a tumorIt's not a tumor Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Gears of War. The 2nd one is better but only one of them is on PC. Maybe some AC Brotherhood for the multi.

  • RazorDRazorD Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Do you want casual games too? Super Meat Boy would be awesome..

  • <Omicron-8643>&lt;Omicron-8643&gt; Just outside DC. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    RazorD wrote: »
    Do you want casual games too? Super Meat Boy would be awesome..

    Good god... If SMB is your idea of casual, I'd hate to see what you play for a challenge.


    More on topic, I came to also suggest Minecraft. While I realize the futility of limiting single player to 45 minutes, is a local PAX server out of the question? It would be terribly neat to see what would pop out of the PAX hivemind.

  • LanderolinLanderolin Registered User
    edited January 2011
    More on topic, I came to also suggest Minecraft. While I realize the futility of limiting single player to 45 minutes, is a local PAX server out of the question? It would be terribly neat to see what would pop out of the PAX hivemind.

    That's actually a really cool idea - rather than having 45 minutes to play a discrete game, how about seeing what can be done as a whole over the weekend with a number of people contributing 45 minutes at a time? Hell, you could probably get some sort of grant for carrying out a "Functional Test of the Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory in a Positive Bias Sample".

    Or something like that.

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  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    More on topic, I came to also suggest Minecraft. While I realize the futility of limiting single player to 45 minutes, is a local PAX server out of the question? It would be terribly neat to see what would pop out of the PAX hivemind.

    That's actually a really cool idea - rather than having 45 minutes to play a discrete game, how about seeing what can be done as a whole over the weekend with a number of people contributing 45 minutes at a time? Hell, you could probably get some sort of grant for carrying out a "Functional Test of the Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory in a Positive Bias Sample".

    Or something like that.

    I have no experience with the crafting of mines, but I'd be interested in playing around with it at East too, especially in a PAX-only persistent environment like that.

  • 3ricG3ricG New Jersey/PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Amnesia the Dark Descent

  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sounds like a pretty good slew of games.

    Maybe add TFC for some fun hunted play?

  • WaduWadu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Another vote for SC2 and an easy way to create and join a game with the person sitting next to you. Whether this is through steam or the actual game browsers. Often we would enter the freeplay area as a group of 3 or 4 and getting a game going with just us 4 in it was more difficult than it should have been.

  • antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I agree with many of the previously suggested choices, especially TF2 and L4D2.

    I'd also suggest making sure there's some casual stuff on there, like PvZ or Peggle. They work great for luring less hardcore-gamer friends into the freeplay room.

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  • f0cusf0cus Registered User
    edited January 2011
    League of Legends would be a pretty great choice, IMO.

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  • SiberianSiberian Registered User
    edited January 2011
    SC2, TF2, L4D2, MNC, League of Legends, BF2:BC w/ Vietnam DLC ;)

  • DarkshyDarkshy Registered User
    edited January 2011
    SC2
    Super Street Fighter 4
    League of Legends
    Super Meat Boy

  • VoidCircuitVoidCircuit Registered User new member
    edited January 2011
    Must haves:
    Starcraft 2
    Team fortress 2
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Call of Duty, Black ops

    Best of Luck!
  • aneksianeksi Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yet another vote for SC2!

    I am looking forward to kicking some Terran butt at PAX!

  • taumesontaumeson PAX PC Room Manager Minnesota?Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Minecraft? Interesting. We'll have to see.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Any other indie or casual games worth mentioning?

  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dystopia maybe.

  • mouseydewmouseydew Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Too bad about the 45 min limit. Would be awesome to play old games like Oregon Trail. Or even way old like the text only games such as Wishbringer. Carmen Sandiego, Duke Nukem... can't seem to think of other titles.

  • itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You can play Oregon Trail in less than 15 minutes...we proved it last year in BYOC :)

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    You can play Oregon Trail in less than 15 minutes...we proved it last year in BYOC :)

    DONT FORD THE RIVER!

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  • PookiepooPookiepoo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    You can play Oregon Trail in less than 15 minutes...we proved it last year in BYOC :)

    DONT FORD THE RIVER!

    Get everyone killed in 15 minutes or get to your destination in 15 minutes? I forget the objective.

    League of Legends would be so practical. Free download and if people have accounts they can just log on and have access to all their perks. Games are usually 25-40 min.

    CS Source, TF2, HL2:Deathmatch etc never get old either.

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  • CyantCyant Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • grkpektisgrkpektis Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    starcraft 2, civ 5, amnesia, super meat boy

  • MalfeisMalfeis Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'd put my vote in for Monday Night Combat - good for quick drop-in games.

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  • The Smartest Man?The Smartest Man? Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Monday Night Combat
    TF2
    Starcraft II
    Minecraft
    Super Meat Boy
    Altitude (A very nice quick-play multiplayer)
    Magicka (A bit buggy atm, but hells-of-fun to be had)
    LFD2
    Worms Reloaded

    So it goes...
  • luceklucek Registered User
    edited January 2011
    OK I was going to joke minecraft but /|\huuuu?

  • UEAKCrashUEAKCrash heh Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    More on topic, I came to also suggest Minecraft. While I realize the futility of limiting single player to 45 minutes, is a local PAX server out of the question? It would be terribly neat to see what would pop out of the PAX hivemind.

    That's actually a really cool idea - rather than having 45 minutes to play a discrete game, how about seeing what can be done as a whole over the weekend with a number of people contributing 45 minutes at a time? Hell, you could probably get some sort of grant for carrying out a "Functional Test of the Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory in a Positive Bias Sample".

    Or something like that.

    This is the coolest idea. There should be one PC set up with minecraft on it that everyone has to take turns with.

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