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General Chat Thread, Can anyone please recommend a computer game for student "Games Club" in General; We were toying with the idea of putting Rome: Total War on the network, before I decided to plan a ...
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    We were toying with the idea of putting Rome: Total War on the network, before I decided to plan a major project instead...

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    Go for Urban Terror. It's a totally free FPS based on the quake engine.

    Urban Terror Downloads : Current version (4.2.020)

    You can either create a games server yourself, or choose an external server from the list to play with others around the globe. Set it to low resolution and it will run fine.

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    I put Re-Volt on Core 2 Duos at the end of year and had a mini lanfest at lunchtimes
    It was pretty much the only old enough multiplayer game I could get SLT to agree to, Typing of the Dead and Halo were a no-go ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp View Post
    Typing of the Dead
    But.. But.. Improving English skills?!
    (It's a terrible, terrible game. But amusing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydra View Post
    Minecraft

    I spent 6 months playing this at home, work, lunchtimes etc.

    The all consuming minecraft.. we bought this for dragon jnr's birthday.... she's not had a look in as yet..
    (i'll neither confirm or deny it being my fault she hasn't played it yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    But.. But.. Improving English skills?!
    (It's a terrible, terrible game. But amusing.)
    Don't you dare badmouth that game! I won't be 'avin' it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Try freecol.org and wesnoth.org for the more strategically minded youth
    Damn you Tom! Taking my suggestion away from me!

    It is brilliant though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp View Post
    I won't be 'avin' it.
    u wot m8. cum say dat 2 my face init. square go like le's sort it
    (Are we really doing this again?)

    It's an amusing enough game, although the language used is rather colourful, so I do understand why SMT would have said no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    u wot m8. cum say dat 2 my face init. square go like le's sort it
    (Are we really doing this again?)

    It's an amusing enough game, although the language used is rather colourful, so I do understand why SMT would have said no
    You're thinking of ToTD: Overkill which is the typing version of House of The Dead: Overkill, the game which currently holds the record for the most profanity. There's another, older version called simply "Typing Of The Dead" which is based on the House of The Dead 2 game. It's actually been edited to make it tamer compared to the arcade game iirc, the zombies have green blood and I think they've toned down some of the dialogue too. It's also freeware, which makes it doublegood for schools.

    ToTD: Overkill is absolutely fantastic, just not appropriate for schools.

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    Armagetron Advanced :: a Tron clone in 3D

    Spent many a drunken hour at LAN parties playing that. Great fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdrawkcab View Post
    You're thinking of ToTD: Overkill which is the typing version of House of The Dead: Overkill, the game which currently holds the record for the most profanity. There's another, older version called simply "Typing Of The Dead" which is based on the House of The Dead 2 game. It's actually been edited to make it tamer compared to the arcade game iirc, the zombies have green blood and I think they've toned down some of the dialogue too. It's also freeware, which makes it doublegood for schools.

    ToTD: Overkill is absolutely fantastic, just not appropriate for schools.
    Oh. Yes. That'll be the one I'm thinking of then

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    I've been running a games club at my school, we've had success with trackmania nations, which looks very good even on basic hardware!

    The kids also loved pong for some reason!

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    Get Sid Mier's Alpha Centauri (planetary pack) from GOG for £3.60ish and set up a LAN party. You can have up to seven players at once and it'll teach all the bright-eyed lovelies that the future is going to be a dark and miserable place

    Educational AND fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    the future is going to be a dark and miserable place
    And that's why I play WH:40K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    And that's why I play WH:40K
    That's why I used to play. Plus who doesn't love the idea of Space Vikings?

    Did quite well at a few Grand Tournaments in the Naughties, havent played in a few years now tho...

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