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Offline Krakow Sam

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2006, 04:55:49 am »
I get emotionally involved in all the wrong games. While I was playing the original NHL hockey for SegaG, I realized I'd grown attached to every single one of my players and was swearing at the other team when they'd knock my guys down. Whereas I felt nothing when they killed Martin in Oblivion. I mean who cares about him anyways? He's just some dude.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2006, 01:40:46 pm »
I would always pilot the tanks in Halo 2 when playing with my friends. During a matchmaking BTB game we were playing 2 flag CTF on Coag with the Wraiths enabled.  The other team had a full warthog running away from our base with a flag. I was across the map and lobbed a mortar in the direction the warthog was traveling. At the same time a teammate had apparently locked on and launched a rocket at the same warthog. Against all odds both the plasma mortar and the rocket hit the warthog at the same time.  Apparently this causes the Havok engine to multiply the force of the explosion by a factor of ... some number beyond my comprehension.

Just watching the warthog fly up into the air was amazing.  It basically went straight up to what had to be the rough equivalent of an in-game mile (or two). It was also spinning along its axis at something like 1000 rpm.  But neither the height it achieved nor the implied G-force of such fast spinning is what caught my attention...

Somehow, both the warthog and the gunner had survived, and whether by fear or amazement he continued to hold down the trigger, with tracers flying in all directions.  The warthog finally reached its apex and came falling down. Still spinning. The gunner was still shooting.

To further defy "what should happen" the warthog finally landed. On its wheels. The poor bastard behind the chaingun is STILL firing.  He never stopped.  So I awoke from my trance and fired another plasma lob his way.  Have I ever mentioned that I don't understand why Banshees require three plasma mortars before exploding?

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2006, 02:52:05 pm »
I'm always the driver. Ghost, Banshee, Warthog, Wraith, Scorpion, Spectre. Once I'm in a vehicle, I'm untouchable.

I once defeated three of my friends who used all the vehicles on coagulation - two scorpions, two ghosts, and two warthogs, and one banshee - using just the second banshee. I am 1337.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2006, 04:19:32 pm »
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Thanks for that  :(

Thanks for quoting that. You know, in case someone missed it.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2006, 07:24:12 am »
I had one the other day playing Pokemon Ruby. I was fighting Wally again at the end of Victory Road just after taking on the Elite 4 I was wiping the floor with him until he got to his Guardvior by i attacked him and missed at which point he started using Double team so I decided to use a more accurate attack but with his Double team I missed again and he cast Double team a second time. Now as I was using an Electrode i had swift attack which hits 100% no matter what. I start spamming that but its not doing much damage in the mean time Wally is buffing Guardivors sp attack and defense with calm mind.

By the time I get the health down to half way he uses a super potion and brings it back up and then next move O.H.K.Os me so I drag out Swampert and try and get lucky with an Earthquake attack. No dice but this time I last 2 Psychic attacks before going down. I try Torkoal. Flamethrower but again nothing O.H.K.O. then I remember my Altaria it knows Perish Song so a draw it out. Those who don't know Perish song causes all Pokemon who hear the song to faint in 3 turns it a guaranteed hit. I bring out the Atlaria hit Perish song. Now my Altaria is going to faint in 3 turns as well but I didn't care as i know it wouldn't last 3 rounds with this hyper buffed Guardivor. So I get to work using revives on various fainted Pokemon and when Altaria goes down i bring out my own Guardivor so the fact they are both Psychic will mean the attacks wont be effective. At least Wally is a smart enough trainer and switches his Guardivor out one turn away from it fainting. Of course this take all his buffs away I quickly dispatch his other Pokemon and when Guardivor comes back out I take no chances send Swampert back in and Earthquake him to heck before he can recast his buffs.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2006, 07:05:59 pm »
Hehe... I'm in Leng's sig... except I'm being made fun of... you all suck.

actually i'm making fun of krakow sam for being an elitist idiot.

Heh, I agree with KS.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2006, 07:10:55 pm »
Back on topic!

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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2006, 09:56:04 am »
once i was playing counter strike in a clan game and i was a terrorist and as there was a ct defusing the bomb i fired a pistol from a great distance away and through some miracle i got a headshot
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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2006, 12:44:34 am »
I shot down a jet at max speed with a bazooka in Desert Combat.  It was one second after spawning.
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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2006, 05:00:08 am »
I was playing local 1 on 1 multiplayer on Call Of Duty Two.

So, it was one of the massive french village maps with bushes everywhere. My mate is chasing me around the map taking pot shots with the Kar 98.
I run behind a wall, my friend follows me behind the wall and sees that there is a huge bush large enough to hide a player and more. I am just blind firring with the thompson through the foliage when he just charges into the bush repeatedly tapping the melee attack button. He must have missed about 10 times before he made contact with my skull, and I must have fired off about two cartridges, every bullet missing its target.

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« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2006, 10:19:01 pm »
OK, So me and my guild are running Molten Core in World of warcraft. We were heading to Golemagg, a Giant elemental rock lava dude. Anyways, on the way to him, you pass a narrow cliff overlooking him him. He wont attack you from there, but you usually stay on the far side just in case. After our raid gets past this narrow path, we continue on our way killing various fire monters. But, while we are past the cliff but still within sight range of it, I look back to see that he is not there anymore! I quickly realize what must have happened and went towards the back of the raid while frantically trying to type a message, when someone says over Ventrilo: "Uhhhhh... Where is Golemagg?" followed by a few seconds of silence, and everyone starting to run, but too late! Golemagg then proceeded to pwn our raid, along with 10-20 lvl 62 elite monsters that he had invited along, all very angry. By this time I am out of range of the raid, back across the cliff, laughing at everyone die. Needless to say our raid leader was quite pissed.

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2006, 04:06:51 am »
I was playing GTA Vice City. It was a mission where i had to defend diaz's boat from an enemy gang. There was a helicopter that you had to shoot down by hitting it tons of times, but i sniped out the pilot of the helicopter when he was hundreds of feet away. It just hit his head! it was awesome.

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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2006, 01:04:49 am »
I was playing Oblivion. Now my character looks similar to a spy or ninja, so this felt so extreme to do. I have like no health left and I'm a vampire so I will die by being outside too long. Well, im right next to a cave so I'm like sweet, I might make it. I run to the cave. I see a bandit right in front of the cave so I'm like he'll probably kill me before I make it in. So, I decide to try to kill him quick. Well i run at him and he turns around so I jump into the air, one hit kill him in mid-air, and open the door into the building without ever touching the ground. Sweet 8)

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Re: Your greatest video game stories!
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2006, 07:02:20 pm »
Conflict Desert Storm 2 on Xbox if anyone played that. Four player co-op.
Having escaped from jail, the squad had little more that a few Ak-47s and a clip or two each. We stumbled across a stash of grenades - some frags and some smoke, and we shared them out. We pressed on a little bit until through some alleyways until we came to an open bit of ground. We were at the south side of it. On the west side was a tank facing east. Along the east side a trench ran north/south. The open area was maybe 80 feet by 40 feet. Suddenly, a guard catches sight of us peeping through the gate. Moments later, the alarm is raised. Klaxons go off all over the compound and from all around, illuminating flares are launched. The place is immediately floodlit and the tank fires up. At the northern side, a machine gun post opens up, aiming short bursts in our vague direction. We needed a plan but there was no time or room for manoeuvre. With one man guarding the gate we huddled up and discussed the situation. It hit us all at the same time - we had no choice but to press through. We had one man provide some covering fire as the others primed their smoke grenades and lobbed them at the open ground past the next gate. We hoped that they would provide enough cover.
We paused for a second, waiting for the smoke to spread out. A shared glance and then nods from us all - time to go. We all ran out at once, into the firing lines of 30 guards, one fixed machine gun and one T-62 Main Battle Tank.

Sprinting across the open ground and firing wildly and without aim, I stole glances left and right. Tracer rounds scythed through the smoke and night time air casting a flaming yellow light. Suddenly, all was dark as I thundered into a cloud of smoke. After an eternity of running I emerged to see the tank fire its main weapon into the ground ahead of me. Mud rained down, highlighted by the flames that filled the impact zone. Then a plunge into blackness as the next smoke grenade was reached.

Time to reload, I was still fumbling with the clip as I emerged into the dazzling firework display that I was in the centre of. Just a short patch of clarity between billowing clouds of airborne cover but it was enough to see our team leader being cut down by machine gun fire. Man down!

A plunge into darkness again, only two of us emerged this time. But look - the building was just ahead! The gunner couldn't track us now - we were moving too fast. Masonry and plaster exploded around us as we reached the building, but one last dive and we were in cover! I turn around to see my buddy slump to the ground. No time for that - i kicked the door to the armoury and burst in, taking out the two guards and the machine gunner from earlier. I scooped up a rocket launcher and ran out again - moving along the north wall to out-flank the tank. There it was - it's unprotected rear unobstructed. A hiss as I pulled the trigger - too late the commander realised his fate and tried but failed to get the tank rolling. Back to the machine gun! Ducking under fire I reach it and, after about 90 seconds of sustained fire, there was no movement but a few stray wisps of smoke and some grumbling teammates. Madkits for all and a trip back to barracks.

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« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2006, 03:31:04 am »
My main character in Morrowind is a Dunmer.  and i mean, she's SERIOUSLY a dunmer.  i chose notoriously sucky medium armor expressly for the purpose of decking myself out in ancestral bonemold.  while i was on the pilgrimage to the ghostgate shrine, who should i run into but a Breton follower of the Tribunal who nees an escort there.  if you've met this woman, you know what a stupid bitch she is.  not only that, but she claims to know my dunmer ways better than i do.  i would have offed her without a thought, but she was a member of the Temple, so i agree to escort her.  anyway, we make our way down foyada mamaea, killing cliff racers and nix hounds left and right.  or rather, i did the killing and she crowded right in front of me so i couldn't target properly and ended up hitting her occasionally by accident.  all the way she's complaining about how long it's taking and how slow i am when she's the one i have to constantly stop for so she can catch up.  right, so we get to ghostgate, rest up a bit in the redoran hostel, and as soon as we exit the tower, up comes another cliff racer.  this time she AGAIN crowds right in front of me so i end up targetting her instead of the cliff racer.  that was the single most satisfying accidental kill i've ever had in a game.  i even got to keep her clothes and a greater amount of gold than i would have got from taking her to the shrine.
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