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Geek Culture / The Free Games Thread

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Lemonade
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 05:43 Edited at: 25th Jan 2009 05:45
ARG I was almost done with this when my kitty pressed a certain key combination with his paws that closed the page.

So lets do this again. I'm one of those guys that mainly plays free games...which is partly because I'm broke. So I thought we could help each other and share links to fully free (no subscription required to "unlock" certain features, and not a demo) 3D games which you sometimes spend up to half the day on.

So here is my list:

FPS - Tremulous @ http://tremulous.net
MMORPG - Planeshift @ http://www.planeshift.it/
FPS - America's Army @ http://www.americasarmy.com/
(btw AA 3.0 is almost out and is in beta phase!)

I could probably think of more but those are my favorite.

EDIT:

Oh yeah, Battlefield Heroes, which is also in beta phase and will soon release! http://battlefield-heroes.com
Robin
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 15:57
Dark Basic Games
http://www.darkbasicgames.com

Trackmania nations is a good one too:
http://www.trackmanianations.com/indexUk.php

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bitJericho
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 16:30
Quote: "ARG I was almost done with this when my kitty pressed a certain key combination with his paws that closed the page. "


Thank goodness your cat didn't press a certain key combination that pulled you into the computer itself to turn you into some geek super hero!

Oh, and my favorite free game:

http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/

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Peter H
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 19:10 Edited at: 25th Jan 2009 19:41
I stinkin' LOVE AA (i've been playing since around 2.1)

[edit] oh, and this is kind of off topic... but i remember hearing about a medieval game where you get to run around and do stuff (very specific i know). And i think it was supposed to be pretty realisitc... and free maybe (or a commerical download). I think it had horse, or sword, or knight in it's title... but i can't remember what the name is. It's driving me crazy.

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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 20:14
Quote: "[edit] oh, and this is kind of off topic... but i remember hearing about a medieval game where you get to run around and do stuff (very specific i know). And i think it was supposed to be pretty realisitc... and free maybe (or a commerical download). I think it had horse, or sword, or knight in it's title... but i can't remember what the name is. It's driving me crazy."


Age of chivalry?
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 20:18 Edited at: 25th Jan 2009 20:19
Savage: Battle for Newerth
StarSiege Tribes
Hidden & Dangerous
Riftspace
Starwraith IV

Medieval game sounds like Mount & Blade, which is amazing but not free. I bought it, had a blast.


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Peter H
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 20:37
Quote: " Mount & Blade"

YES!!!

that's the name, i recognize it, thanks!

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Jeku
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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 20:44
Speaking of Mount & Blade, it's on sale on Steam now for $7.50. I just picked it up because I can't resist sales


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Posted: 25th Jan 2009 22:03
It really is an amazing game. Gets a little pointless after a few weeks, but honestly, those weeks are fun .


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Peter H
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 00:58 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 00:58
Quote: "Speaking of Mount & Blade, it's on sale on Steam now for $7.50."

nice! *goes to buy*

i picked the perfect day to ask about that game lol.

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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 01:05
Warrock - Battlefield like thing, it's pretty cool.
SunnyKatt
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 01:57 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 02:00
I LOVE MOUNT&BLADE.
I still have that issue where I get 5 fps on a pc that can play crysis though. Not even the developers could help me.

Anyway, Battle for wesnoth rocks. I have a game in the background right now.
http://www.wesnoth.org/

And Dyson:

http://www.dyson-game.com/

And... no, I'm making a separate thread for that one.

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Lemonade
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:18 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 02:19
Quote: "Dark Basic Games
http://www.darkbasicgames.com

Trackmania nations is a good one too:
http://www.trackmanianations.com/indexUk.php
"


Trackmania, of course! I got the full version of that game from my dad.

Quote: "Thank goodness your cat didn't press a certain key combination that pulled you into the computer itself to turn you into some geek super hero!
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I thought I already am one...

Quote: "Oh, and my favorite free game:

http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/"


There are so many remakes of that type of game, I've played at least two. It's fun trying to make the craziest course possible.

Quote: "I stinkin' LOVE AA (i've been playing since around 2.1)"


It's only the best free game ever made!

Quote: "Savage: Battle for Newerth
StarSiege Tribes
Hidden & Dangerous
Riftspace
Starwraith IV"


Have you heard that both Savage titles are free now?

Quote: "Warrock - Battlefield like thing, it's pretty cool. "


I've seen that before. I'll have to try it out.

Quote: "Anyway, Battle for wesnoth rocks. I have a game in the background right now.
http://www.wesnoth.org/

And Dyson:

http://www.dyson-game.com/

And... no, I'm making a separate thread for that one.
"


Yah my friends been trying to get me to play Battle for Wesnoth for awhile, it just doesn't appeal to me...maybe it's the cartoony 2D Japenese look. I'll have to check out Dyson tho.
SunnyKatt
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:20 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 02:23
I like 2d games - alot. I'm playing a several-month-long-200x200 battle in wesnoth now - mass strategy. I'm a super geek like that.

Dyson is very nice and addictive, it was one of those IGF finalists.

EDIT: And this one - sooooo adictive.
Shotgun Fun Fun
http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Shotgun-Fun-Fun.shtml

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Lemonade
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:38 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 02:40
Quote: "I like 2d games - alot. I'm playing a several-month-long-200x200 battle in wesnoth now - mass strategy. I'm a super geek like that.

Dyson is very nice and addictive, it was one of those IGF finalists.

EDIT: And this one - sooooo adictive.
Shotgun Fun Fun
http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Shotgun-Fun-Fun.shtml"


Ooh that reminds me. If you want online addicting several-month-long battles play Shattered Galaxy. It's really fun. http://www.sgalaxy.com/

EDIT:

Oh yeah, you do have to pay to unlock some features, I forgot.
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:40
Quote: "Warrock - Battlefield like thing, it's pretty cool."

I'll give anyone a warning if they install this. The login credentials are screwed up, if you are registered, it still won't log you on. I spent half an hour trying to login until I gave up.

If anyone has any solutions to this, please tell all of us, thanks.

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Toasty Fresh
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:48
Cortex Command is hard but awesome.
SunnyKatt
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 02:55
But not free, which is why I didn't post it.

But I love CC. I'm praying for a linux build soon.

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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 03:57
Command and Conquer 1 got released free awhile ago, although stupid Vista wont let me play it ;(

PGDO. it consumes my every waking moment, that is not already being eaten by work / school / sleeping
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 04:03
Quote: "Command and Conquer 1 got released free awhile ago, although stupid Vista wont let me play it ;(
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That's strange...I haven't run into one game I can't play on Vista 64 bit.
Insanity Complex
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 04:25 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 04:26
I play a free MMO called 12sky right now...although there are things you can buy with real money *shrugs*. 12sky2 is also coming out soon, but by a different company

http://12sky.aeriagames.com
http://www.12sky2.com


www.aeriagames.com <-They have some decent ones
Peter H
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 17:16 Edited at: 26th Jan 2009 17:17
Already mention but worth a second mention

http://www.wesnoth.org/

Seriously, go try it out, if you like strategy at all you should like it. It's available for Mac, PC, Linux, AmigaOS4, Solaris, RISC OS... pretty much anything...

oh, and you can play multiplayer games with two seperate OSes... i have a friend with a Mac and i'll play with him on my ubuntu laptop.

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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 21:55
No one mentioned soldat!?

Okay i will. One of the best 2D games ever, soldat: http://www.soldat.pl/

I know a few people used to play here, including me of course. Heck I was almost an addict.
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Posted: 26th Jan 2009 22:05
GTA 2 is free now. I didn't spend any real time with it, but it was pretty cool.
Mr Kohlenstoff
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Posted: 3rd Feb 2009 00:43
I just read about this thread in the newsletter... and wondered, if it was offtopic if I asked for some story-driven action-games? Freeware as well, of course.

And to get fully ontopic again:
Tag - The Power of Paint is an absolutely innovative and fun, small 3D puzzle-FPS.. or so. Not really FPS, all you shoot there is color.. quite a bit like portal.
And I got Peggle Extreme some time ago as Download from steam... it is called full version, but actually is rather a demo of Peggle Deluxe (I think). However, still pretty fun and addictive, even though its style is quite strange (I'm talking about headcrab-wearing unicorns )
Atm I can't provide any links though, will see if I can find them anywhere...

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Posted: 3rd Feb 2009 01:00
Rockstar has released the first two GTAs and Wild Metal Country as freeware if you're interested in any of them.

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Posted: 3rd Feb 2009 11:26
@Crazy Ninja; I DLed Soldat and I didn't like it much. But thanks for the suggestion.

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