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What was the Golden Age of PC Gaming?

#61the_dracolichPosted 7/22/2014 8:07:14 AM
1998 - 2005 for me.
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#62GunmaN1905Posted 7/22/2014 8:18:16 AM
Froyo101 posted...
GunmaN1905 posted...
Golden days of warcraft 3 and cs 1.6, at least for me.


I never really got into cs 1.6, b/c the first time I played it was a couple months ago and I'd already played a lot of cs source. It seemed a little... TOO hardcore for me because when I played it you would die super fast and have like no chance of shooting back.


Back in the day when CS was extremely popular (2000-2008 I'd say) over here (I'm European) literally 80% of male population from 10 to 25 played it. Most of them weren't gamers at all, they just played CS and that was it.
#63SetzeraPosted 7/22/2014 8:21:55 AM
Late 90's and right now are pretty close for me. But I'll go with right now, since it's great.
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#64TheNazzaroPosted 7/22/2014 8:25:49 AM
I think the golden age is ahead of us. Got more variety than ever, from $100 million realism to made in the basement indie excellence. Also 3D screens, VR headsets, and all those goodies have barely been implemented.
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#65Froyo101Posted 7/22/2014 8:32:57 AM
GunmaN1905 posted...
Froyo101 posted...
GunmaN1905 posted...
Golden days of warcraft 3 and cs 1.6, at least for me.


I never really got into cs 1.6, b/c the first time I played it was a couple months ago and I'd already played a lot of cs source. It seemed a little... TOO hardcore for me because when I played it you would die super fast and have like no chance of shooting back.


Back in the day when CS was extremely popular (2000-2008 I'd say) over here (I'm European) literally 80% of male population from 10 to 25 played it. Most of them weren't gamers at all, they just played CS and that was it.


Dang. I guess you could say it was the original cod (what I mean by this is that it's a shooter that EVERY guy plays because it's popular). I'm 14, so I never really got to experience the full popularity of the cs games.
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#66ATARIJAWAPosted 7/22/2014 8:33:13 AM
88-95
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#67Dark ElfPosted 7/22/2014 8:48:37 AM
Maybe 1992-2002?
#68jake-sfPosted 7/22/2014 9:13:19 AM
The important thing to know is that we have been in the dark ages since early 2000, and aren't coming out anytime soon.

Some people think things are getting better. I've seen nothing getting better. I've seen some small groups succeed in doing a game or two. I've seen kickstarters pulling out a game or two.

Thats all great and fine, but the world of gaming is still going in a downward path. Its still sad, disgusting, money hungry, and worse than it ever has been, and people suck it up more than they ever have.

We would be out of the golden age if we could at the very least match games from pre-2000.

I don't know of many genres that do.

And graphic whoring is so widely accepted now. Graphics alone have ruined almost everything now. And if you ever happen to like good 3D games, you're DEFINITELY in the worst possible era of gaming ever.
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#69BogePosted 7/22/2014 9:25:05 AM
HighOnPhazon posted...
1998/1999

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#70lazycomplifePosted 7/22/2014 10:31:34 AM
I'd say right now as well. The most innovation happened in the 90s though.
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