Who wants to game?

As many of you know, I’m a bit of a video game fiend, and Ryan and I were talking about including more gaming into The Good Atheist. Unfortunately, this job doesn’t pay very well (cough), so we haven’t been able to actually do this yet. Well, it dawned on me that maybe some of you fans out there might be gamers too, and you’d be able to help find me a sweet deal on an Xbox 360 (with the PSN Network hacked and the price for the machine so high, we’ve had to pick only one system for now).

We’re also looking for some suggestions for games you would all like to play (preferably older ones since they cost less). We would prefer anything where the objective is to work in teams, but if not, it’s cool. Once we get enough people playing, we eventually want to give prizes away as well. It’s just one way I’m trying to merge my hobbies into more community fun.

*NOTE* It can’t be computer games as my laptop recently died and I’m using an old Pentium 4 with limited capabilities. Sorry.

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Comments (24)

  • avatar

    Matt Williams

    This made my fucking day. My clan tag has been AWIM for a few months now. Also I have an extra copy of “god is not Great” that could be used as a prize.

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    Jeffrey Jones

    We should totally do an FLmedia group. I vote for MK, WWE All Stars and of course, Gears 1-3

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    Jay Knight

    Im trying to sell my Xbox 360 Elite, controllers and other gadgets. I can give you more details in email. Im looking for 200 for the whole cabuddle.

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    nolan

    Bomberman Live, Hydro Thunder, Tetris Splash and Rockstar Table Tennis are fun multiplayer head-to-head. Trials HD is addictive single player that becomes crack when you start comparing times with your friends.

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    Jacob Fortin

    Jay, that’s still way too much for me. It’s hard enough trying to scrounge up 100, let alone double that, and shipping.

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    Matt

    Check future shop. I saw online today the new (slim) xbox 360s arcade versions for $129. Not going to beat that price for a new system. It only has 4gigs memory, no hdd, but you can use a spare USB drive for extra storage.

    As for older games with multiplayer, rainbow six Vegas 2 is one of my favorites. You can do cooperative and competitive multiplayer, it’s great and is only $20.

    Left4dead is another good one. The first is definitely cheap, ive also seen number 2 odor $20, again great coop and competitive modes.

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    lunchbox11000

    I can get you a 360 for $110. I don’t know what the shipping would be, email me if you are interested.

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    WCLPeter

    If your looking for older games to play on your old ‘n busted P4 class machine, still quite serviceable for “modern” games if you turn the details down, you could always try http://www.gog.com (Good Old Games).

    As long as you have a fairly decent video card in the thing you’d also likely be able to play Quake III, or pretty much anything else from the late 90′s to about mid-2005 on your current gear.

    That being said it *would* be fun to play some 16 player capture the flag, team king of the hill, or team assault in Halo 3 on X-Box Live. Once you get past the fact you can’t play multi-player without a gold Gold Membership, I think its still $60.00 per year, its ridiculously easy to get multi player with voice chat going.

    I absolutely suck at team slayer, or slayer in general, so I tend not to play with people who only want to play Slayer. But objective games where you get to play on a team, sign me up!

    Of course we’d probably all just end up driving around in the Warthog all night talking about shit. :-D

    Pete…

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    Brennan

    PSN will be back up early May

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    lunchbox11000

    Nobody has recommended borderlands. It can easily be found for under $20, and its all co-op multi-player.

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    shillyer

    i need peeps to play portal two with

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    mightyfooda

    Man, I am a huge gamer, but I hate the 360. If you decide to got the PS3 route I’ll send you some awesome games like Arkham Asylum, RE5 and Bioshock. Battlefield bad Company 2 is the way to go for team play, incredible game. And honestly, Lego Star Wars is the balls. Get a PS3, then get back to me.

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    Sterling Knight

    Besides the fact that PSN was hacked by anybody(blatent fail), PSN has been a dissapointment to most of the people I know who have it. XBL is $60 a year, but at least it works and is fairly fast. I love my 360 and love the ease of XBL. For multiplayer, Call of Duty has been getting shittier and shittier with each game. That probably has to do with the fact that there’s a ne one each year. I’d go with Halo: Reach. To start off with a great, cheap single player game, get Alan Wake, which is like $15 on amazon right now. (Also, 360 controllers aren’ made for midgets.)

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    Brennan

    wow a Fanboy

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    Brennan

    Sorry, profoundly childish comment on my part. I was trying to convey that the faults that lie within the PSN have at one point or another been addressed within XBL in preparation or response.

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    Tim

    PC gamer only here

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    Matt Williams

    shillyer, I’m definitely up for some Portal 2. And anyone else is welcome to add me, my gamertag is PestilenceCat.

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    Tercero

    I wouldnt like to see TGA becoming a videogame based podcast, even if it was one of its sections, AWIM was awesome (made me buy Dragon Age hehe), but id rather want to see both of them separated. Just my opinion

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    Jacob Fortin

    Tercero, AWIM and TGA are separate entities, so it won’t really affect the podcast. However, there are so many gamers who are also fans that it would be dumb not to do anything about it!

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    Joey3264

    For co-op based Xbox360 games I recommend Left 4 Dead, Halo (3,ODST, and/or Reach), and Resident Evil 5

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    Richard

    Now I feel kinda bad having both a PS3 and 360 that I barely use anymore.

  • avatar

    Tray D

    You can find me on Xbox 360 under Tray D and I have most of the Halo games, Call of Duty among others.

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    Swenson

    I have both systems and would like to put in my 2 cents.
    The PS3 doesn’t charge to play on its network. Xbox360 does. I forgot the price but it might be around $40 USD per year. Also, the PS3 comes with wi-fi built in. I had to buy an extra wi-fi attachment for my Xbox360.

    As for games, I still love to play GRAW (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter) online. It’s getting old, so you can probably find a copy for less than 5 USD on Ebay or something.

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    Swenson

    I’d like to add another suggestion.

    Check into Onlive. It’s a “cloud-gaming” service. If you have a fast internet connection then this is an inexpensive, good option.

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