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FFD: What games would you use to get others in to gaming?

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For many of us, gaming can be like a drug; something we become addicted to. We devour gaming news, want to play all the newest games, we keep playing old ones we love – and sometimes, it’s a relationship that can even be abusive.

Before it gets to that point though, many people need an introduction to games, something that draws them in – a sort of gateway drug. My own introduction (and subsequent addiction) to games came early on, thanks to the Atari 2600 and my need to chase high scores in Centipede.

These days though, there are so many games, on so many platforms that it’s daunting for somebody who perhaps has only a mild interest in games to jump in. People need guidance. Pretend for a moment that you’re a pusher. What games would you introduce to people as a way to get them interested in this hobby you love?

Perhaps something you could show your mom or dad, so they can understand games a little better. Perhaps something for your non-gaming partner so that the two of you could co-op.

Here, I think, is where VR will in some ways prove itself – in many ways, similarly to how the Wii did. Because of how it directly ties in with and tricks human brains, It’s far easier for somebody not versed in games to grasp, because it’s so visceral, and with the right controllers, so natural; you’re doing the same sort of things you’d do in the real world.

But it’s not the only way to get somebody interested in games – and they don’t have to be mobile games like Candy Crush. I’ve gotten people hooked on musical puzzler Lumines which scratches that Tetris itch (with better beats!), and have sold countless people on the joys of Kingdom Rush and Plants vs Zombies. I’ve even got my dear old, games-hating mum hooked on Peggle.

Pretend for a moment that you’re a pusher. What games would you introduce to people as a way to get them interested in this hobby you love?

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

188 Comments

  1. Gavin Mannion

    May 6, 2016 at 10:32

    I got my wife into gaming with Peggle… and now she’s addicted to Candy Crush and other crap social games..

    and so am I… damnit Peggle you did this to me

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 6, 2016 at 10:33

      LOL, jy wil mos!

      Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:34

      Peggle is one of those games though, holy crap.

      Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      May 6, 2016 at 10:41

      Peggle is the bane of my existance.

      Ok hold on… Get it! Land in the high score zone! Come on! NO DO NOT BOUNCE THAT WAY!!! No no no! BACK YOU BAD BALL BACK!!!

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        May 6, 2016 at 10:42

        It’s a roller coaster of emotions

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          May 6, 2016 at 10:44

          I hate it *he said while trying to get the perfect shot in*

          Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 6, 2016 at 10:42

        That’s what she said?

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          May 6, 2016 at 10:44

          Should have seen that coming. And yes. I see the next one coming too.

          Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      May 6, 2016 at 11:15

      PEGGLE IS AMAZING.
      I’ve been championing Peggle for years.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 11:57

        Popcap have a lot to answer for. Peggle, Bejeweled, PvZ.

        Reply

    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      May 6, 2016 at 11:43

      Those aren’t games. 😛

      Reply

    • GooseZA

      May 6, 2016 at 13:47

      EXTREME FEVER!!!

      Reply

  2. Kromas untamed

    May 6, 2016 at 10:34

    Mass Effect and The Last of Us. Get people to appreciate story before they be come CoD obsessed.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 6, 2016 at 10:36

      Both which can be daunting for a first time gamer.

      What about, Thomas Was Alone. Good story, simple mechanics

      Reply

      • Kromas untamed

        May 6, 2016 at 10:38

        Mass Effect on easy is not daunting at all. In fact I tend to replay it on easy just because I want to experience the story more than anything.

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:40

          Not for a gamer. Imagine someone first picking up a game, never played before. ME is daunting. All those menus and stats and fps + rpg gameplay. There is so much going on for someone new.

          Reply

          • Kromas untamed

            May 6, 2016 at 10:41

            I introduced a person to ME on pc and she finished it and now she has a massive gaming PC and has finished all of ME and is also trying KoToR. Nothing in the menus are daunting. Stats maybe but at the end of the day you can finish easy in the gear you start off with.

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:43

            Everyone is different I guess. ME wouldn’t be one I’d think to introduce someone to gaming with though.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 10:45

            I tried introducing my mum to games. Failed badly but I discovered she like watching me play. But I’m not liking the fact that she laughs at me when I fall in to abyss somewhere.

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:46

            Talking about mom. I introduced mine with Starcraft. Turns out she finally understood why I could forget about the world, when she forgot about picking me up. 3 times. At night. She vowed never to play games again. XD

          • Raptor Rants

            May 6, 2016 at 10:46

            *dies in Dark Souls. Again*
            *Throws controller*
            *mom laughs*

            Eish. Talk about the worst way to experience gaming.

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:47

            Yeah, that’s. That’s actually kinda cool. I wish I had that. My mom just tries to talk to me and distract me from the game, completely disregarding it.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 10:49

            Me: *dies in game*
            Mom: Well you suck!
            Me: *gives death glare*
            Mom: Don’t give me that… you’re the one who died. Go look in a mirror.

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:50

            I have to laugh. I’m sorry. XD

            I honestly would love that interaction.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 10:51

            That’s the kinda stuff that happens a lot in our house. Not just in gaming but when doing work around the house and so on.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 10:53

            My favourite is “just pause the game so I can talk to you” when I CAN’T pause the game. lol

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:54

            My mom doesn’t ask. She just talks, while in a hectic section or whatever. Doesn’t matter, middle of raid boss in MMO, or heavy boss fight or during an important STORY fucking cutscene. She just talks over it. Like “fuck your game, watchu gon’ do?”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 10:57

            OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the story cut scene interruption. Presenting the appearance of calm while inside screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT NOW GO AWAY”.

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 11:00

            One does not know anger management until one has survived the story cut scene interruption unscathed.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 11:02

            Man holding back anger during scenes while being interruption is a skill set alone!

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 10:56

            I know this all to well!
            My mother always just say… Let the world/game die, the next one would be better.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 6, 2016 at 11:00

            Introduced my mom to Netflix. Now I don’t hear from her at all unless I need to remote into her system and fix something. 🙂

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 11:00

            hahahaha

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 11:03

            Lucky!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 11:05

            I bought them a media player. My sister bought a portable HDD. I filled it for them. Blessed silence for months.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 11:07

            My problem is usually my mother is finally settles down watching something then WHAM! She gives out orders on what I should do cause she is watching her show now.

          • Strawman Jim

            May 6, 2016 at 11:08

            Hahaha backseat gaming 😀

          • Kromas untamed

            May 6, 2016 at 11:09

            That is what they had before but Netflix on fiber is 1000 times easier to handle and has a massive library (depending on if you know someone who knows stuff about things).

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 6, 2016 at 13:12

            Mass effect 2 is possibly the easiest game i have ever played and can be played without experiencing ME1.
            Mass effect 3 can be played on story mode only.
            ME1 was perhaps a little more challenging, alot less hand holding.

      • GooseZA

        May 6, 2016 at 13:47

        Amazing game.

        Reply

    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      May 6, 2016 at 11:35

      ME will be a bit too much for a first timer I think

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 6, 2016 at 10:36

    This is a very good question. What to choose? Something with puzzles? Something shooty-pew-pew? Some RTS?

    Has to be something that stimulates the ol’ noggin.

    I’m thinking, Half Life 2. Or Portal.

    What I’m NOT thinking is something multiplayer.

    I’ll go with Portal, then Portal 2

    Reply

    • Kromas untamed

      May 6, 2016 at 10:39

      Black Mesa is a good option.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 6, 2016 at 10:52

        Yes, agreed

        Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 6, 2016 at 10:36

    Marvel or Star Wars Infinity.

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 10:57

      You are speaking my language sire!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 10:57

        XD

        Reply

    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      May 6, 2016 at 11:35

      You have rich friends, right?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 11:53

        I got an Edgars card 😛

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 6, 2016 at 12:49

          So you can buy a 4.5?

          And donate the 4?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 6, 2016 at 14:40

            Exactly….wait what?

  5. Pariah

    May 6, 2016 at 10:36

    Honestly, everyone is different. I’ve tried getting my gf into Borderlands, but she just isn’t interested. Yet she can play hours and hours of DOTA or The Forest and it’s no issue at all.

    So, really. I think I’ll need to know the person before I can make a suggestion. Gaming is just too diverse.

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 10:58

      My wife recently got into the old Final Fantasy games, and it took me nearly a decade to get her into gaming at all. I tried everything from platformers, to racing games, to puzzle games, and all it took was Final Fantasy!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 10:59

        Busy with FFX atm. Damned celestial weapons

        Reply

        • Strawman Jim

          May 6, 2016 at 11:01

          I remember those – hahaah! Good luck!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 6, 2016 at 11:01

            Got 4 out 7 so far

      • Pariah

        May 6, 2016 at 10:59

        To be honest, the older ones are real gems. FF3, FF4 et al.

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 10:59

        Bad taste: CONFIRMED. *run*

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 11:00

          Definitely one in our mouths when you’re around, yeah. Confirmed.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 11:01

            That’s not really my problem. *ziiiiiiiiiiip*

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 11:01

            And the taste is vomit. Confirmed.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 11:06

            haha

        • Strawman Jim

          May 6, 2016 at 11:07

          Don’t let her see your comment or she’ll suplex the both of us!!!

          http://i.imgur.com/hxrMf5Z.gif?1

          Reply

  6. Ottokie

    May 6, 2016 at 10:37

    The new Ratchet and Clank game should do well, easy to get the hang of controls, funny story and puzzles to solve.

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 11:08

      That’s why I wish that Activision get their act together and make a new Spyro platformer. I miss Spyro.

      Reply

      • DragonSpirit009

        May 6, 2016 at 11:08

        I love Spyro! I want Spyro again!

        Reply

        • Ottokie

          May 6, 2016 at 11:10

          Busy with Spyro Year of the dragon again on gold old PS1 and fat TV

          Reply

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 6, 2016 at 11:19

            I think I should go visit that game again as well. It’s been to long!

  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 6, 2016 at 10:37

    I’d give Rince Dark Souls on PC & make him play it without mods & with kb&m. Screw that guy, the chop.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:37

      LOL

      Reply

  8. Pariah

    May 6, 2016 at 10:37

    Well, there is always Terraria.

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 6, 2016 at 10:38

      Bought it for my backlog, still have no idea what it’s about xD

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 6, 2016 at 10:39

        Prepare a few hundred hours of your life for that joy 😀 Seriously. 400-odd hours from my life, and I’m by far not the worst.

        Reply

      • BakedBagel

        May 6, 2016 at 10:40

        Side-Scroller Minecraft. Its obvs more than that. Really fun game actually…

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:40

          Deja Vu

          Reply

          • BakedBagel

            May 6, 2016 at 10:40

            Found the right text box 😀 /

          • Ottokie

            May 6, 2016 at 10:40

            xD

    • BakedBagel

      May 6, 2016 at 10:39

      Side-Scroller Minecraft. Its obvs more than that. Really fun game actually.

      Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 10:58

      Terraria made me the man I am today! Glorious game! 😀

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 10:59

        Bought it, still need to get into it

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:59

          Worth it.

          Reply

          • Strawman Jim

            May 6, 2016 at 11:04

            Absolutely worth it!

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 6, 2016 at 11:08

          What was that other game I recommended to you? Did you get to it yet?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 6, 2016 at 11:14

            It was his birthday yesterday, why didn’t you get it for him?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 6, 2016 at 11:20

            No man, that was #7’s bday yesterdaaai

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 6, 2016 at 11:35

            RC?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 6, 2016 at 12:48

            Yes. Did you get it?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 6, 2016 at 14:40

            Yeah, bot bad for 2005

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 9, 2016 at 08:11

            Did you play it? Finish it?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 9, 2016 at 08:41

            Not yet, finished the first two levels.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 9, 2016 at 08:50

            Once you realize who does RC1262’s voice (Scorch), then CANNOT BE UNHEARD

  9. DragonSpirit009

    May 6, 2016 at 10:38

    I introduced my friend to Warframe after I leech off their internet for a weekend. She was curious and before I knew it she was playing it as well. Can’t play much now cause of the baby but that doesn’t stop me from leeching of their internet some weekends XD

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 6, 2016 at 10:41

      So far the only one that got away was Vamps… he will be back, I know it xD

      Reply

  10. BakedBagel

    May 6, 2016 at 10:38

    Grand Theft Auto

    Want to shoot down a crowd of people just because? Well now you can

    :^)

    Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      May 6, 2016 at 13:16

      GTA 3 was my first experience of using the mouse to look around and shoot, i was incapable of using both hands, one handed FPS/3rd person shooting is difficult, lol.
      although i was like, 12 or something

      Reply

  11. miaau

    May 6, 2016 at 10:39

    A fun one. Fun as defined by every person being different.

    No one size fits all answer here, I think.

    most common? Tetris like games, that can be played quite quickly, but can be expanded upon by the skilled player.

    Take Chess, for example. Simple moves, but you can learn much, much more and complicate the game if you choose. But you do not have to.

    Reply

  12. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:40

    Croc and Croc 2

    All the funs!!!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:41

      Dude, nobody likes Crocs. Get out.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 10:42

        Deadpool does, but it’s still wrong

        Reply

        • BakedBagel

          May 6, 2016 at 10:43

          doesnt make it right dude :/

          Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:45

          XD

          Reply

  13. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 6, 2016 at 10:40

    Well I’d start them off slow with something easy to pick up & play – story stuff like the Telltale games, maybe some cool little side scrollers like Dust or MotN, even arcade stuff like PinballFX2. Or if they want something action-y maybe Borderlands or Warframe where you can co-op & it’s not particularly difficult to get around. And then I’d give them Witcher 3.

    Reply

    • Kromas untamed

      May 6, 2016 at 10:43

      You had me at story stuff …. then lost me at borderlands. 😛

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 10:44

        Borderlands is easy to play, and funny, and has a decent story hidden in it too.

        Reply

  14. VampyreSquirrel

    May 6, 2016 at 10:41

    I used WoW to get my ex into gaming, guess that didn’t work in my favor.

    I’d probably use something in the vein of Ori and the Blind Forest, or maybe even Unravel at this moment in time. Something that will captivate and looks good.

    Reply

    • BakedBagel

      May 6, 2016 at 10:44

      Thats like introducing someone who wants to try some drugs, to heroin.

      Do you understand the gravity of what you did?

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 6, 2016 at 10:45

        “ex”

        I think he knows. 😀

        Reply

        • BakedBagel

          May 6, 2016 at 10:45

          ayyyy fucking kek

          Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 6, 2016 at 10:48

        Yeah I totally do understand, she got 5 characters to lvl 90 before she kicked the habit. I’m hooked again, 4th time I’m back to WoW since I started in WotLK. My friend’s ex GF is worse, she has 10 lvl 100’s XD

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:49

          I had 3 raiding lvl 85’s the first time. Then I had 2 raiding lvl 100’s.

          Now I don’t play WoW, and won’t. Just those few literally took up 6 nights a week. No thanks. I like to play other games too.

          Reply

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 6, 2016 at 10:58

            Yeah, I had 2 raiding in Cata, 2 in MoP and I’m not raiding this time around.

    • Loftus ~ Sic Parvis Magna

      May 6, 2016 at 10:47

      You should have let her create a Horde character…..

      #shotsfired

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 6, 2016 at 10:56

        lol, she had more Horde than Alliance.

        Reply

        • Loftus ~ Sic Parvis Magna

          May 6, 2016 at 11:04

          What is the same between Noobs and Rogues ? They both pick Locks 😉

          Reply

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 6, 2016 at 11:05

            LMAO

  15. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:45

    Not Dark Souls.

    Reply

  16. Loftus ~ Sic Parvis Magna

    May 6, 2016 at 10:46

    Step 1 : Introduce them to Bloodborne
    Step 2 : ………………………
    Step 3: ……………………….
    Step 4: apologize, buy new TV and remote control

    Reply

  17. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:48

    Splatoon. Done. Game Over

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:50

      But then they’d have to buy a Nintendo console… 🙁

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        May 6, 2016 at 10:57

        and the problem with that? It’s a fantastic starting platform. The games have that fun element that would hook a person easy

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 6, 2016 at 10:58

          I’ll wait for the NXt one

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 6, 2016 at 10:58

            BOOM

          • Raptor Rants

            May 6, 2016 at 11:01

            What you did there… I see

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:58

          It’s expensive and useless after one Mario game.

          Reply

  18. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:48

    Not Dota

    Reply

  19. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:48

    Not LoL

    Reply

  20. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:49

    Not Heroes of the storm

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 10:49

      Keep em coming

      Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:51

      Actually this wouldn’t be a bad introduction. It’s noob friendly, and boring enough that they’d move on to better things in a few months.

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        May 6, 2016 at 10:51

        *boring
        Would not convince a single person to start gaming

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:53

          Nono, to start its really exciting. It gets boring after a little time, by which time the bug has bitten and they’re ready to actually start gaming. 😛

          Reply

  21. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:50

    Not Smite

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 10:50

      XD

      Reply

  22. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:50

    Not HoN

    Reply

  23. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:51

    Not Strife

    Reply

  24. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:51

    Not Total War Arena

    Reply

  25. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:51

    Also not a single TD mod.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:52

      TD is awesome noob. GTFO with your crocs.

      Reply

  26. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:52

    Not E.T

    Reply

  27. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:53

    Not Mount Your Friends. That’s only for Matty

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 10:54

      You want to mount Matty?

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        May 6, 2016 at 10:54

        No no no. Only Matty enjoys mounting his friends…

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 10:55

          Confirmed, Llew is friends with Matty!

          Reply

  28. Strawman Jim

    May 6, 2016 at 10:53

    Bloodborn and Dark Souls – and then I’ll laugh at them for constantly dying! Yes, my alignment is CHAOTIC EVIL

    Reply

  29. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:54

    Not Kim Kardashian’s game

    Reply

    • AfricanTime

      May 6, 2016 at 10:55

      better than watching the tv show?

      Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 10:56

      Kim Kardashian is a national icon! YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 6, 2016 at 10:56

        Nana Jim, you are one comment away from being peeled

        Reply

        • Strawman Jim

          May 6, 2016 at 10:56

          SIES!!! 😮

          Reply

  30. Raptor Rants

    May 6, 2016 at 10:55

    Ok I’m done

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 10:56

      Not any console, PC for life
      *kinda bummed at you now

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        May 6, 2016 at 10:56

        Console is actually easier to get someone in to gaming. Sad but true

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 6, 2016 at 10:58

          Yeah, you don’t have to build a console for starters 😛

          Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 10:56

      All that talk of mounting Matty and that’s what pushes you over the edge? Interesting.

      Reply

  31. Strawman Jim

    May 6, 2016 at 10:55

    Seriously though – the Disney Infinity series : just an amazing series of games to get people gaming. I showed it to my mother once and she absolutely loved it, same with another non-gaming friend of mine.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 10:56

      C B low 😛

      Reply

    • BakedBagel

      May 6, 2016 at 11:31

      Bruh the first game i showed to my mother was the Hercules game on the PS1 SHE SAT THE ENTIRE DAY AND FINISHED IT. SMDH

      I remember asking her if i could fking play, and got shut down so hard.

      Reply

      • Strawman Jim

        May 6, 2016 at 12:42

        Woah! hahah

        Reply

  32. Original Heretic

    May 6, 2016 at 11:03

    Dark Souls. Go full on trial by fire. Sink or swim!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 6, 2016 at 11:04

      I’m a gamer and I hate Dark Souls. It’s so fucking boring. And I don’t want to read about the story on a wiki, thanks. I want it while playing. I want a reason to kill this next boss. If there’s no reason, there’s no point to the entire game.

      Reply

      • AfricanTime

        May 6, 2016 at 11:07

        yeah, i find these Dark Souls/bloodborne series boring as well, “oh you died, start right in the beginning and do it all over”

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 11:12

        But there is a story. If you read the item description, then realise that if you walk around a certain rock four times ANTI-clockwise, making sure to have a completely different and unrelated weapon equipped AND making sure to jump at the exact right spot at the end of each circuit, which in turn leads you to explore a cave where you’ll die. Then do it all over again, and when you get your souls back from the cave realise you should’ve been heading west to a completely different cave, not north, because an NPC at the shrine coughed 3 times when you walked past them, so you have to start all over AGAIN in order to find the first part of the 4000 piece puzzle, then you’ll really understand the story. It’s so easy. Git gud, n00b!

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 6, 2016 at 11:13

          This ^

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        • Ottokie

          May 6, 2016 at 11:15

          And this is only the first boss

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  33. Strawman Jim

    May 6, 2016 at 11:11

    Fortunately, a 10 year old toddler is introduced to Call of Duty….EVERY DAY #GamingWillNeverDie

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  34. Strawman Jim

    May 6, 2016 at 11:16

    MATTY DO A REACTION VIDEO WITH YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBER PLAYING DARK SOULS 3!!! PLEASE DO IT FOR THE LAGZ COMMUNITY!!!

    I wrote that in caps, because… reasons!

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    • hairyknees

      May 6, 2016 at 11:23

      Lol XD my mom playing games… OH LAWD! What about the girlfriend? Getting her to play Dark Souls could be fun 😛

      Reply

    • hairyknees

      May 6, 2016 at 11:24

      Unless you have another recommendation for my mom 😛 I think Dark Souls III would be way too daunting.

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  35. Captain JJ vs ..............

    May 6, 2016 at 11:35

    Skyrim. I’ve already used it to get two people into gaming. And it worked like a charm.

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  36. Gardos

    May 6, 2016 at 11:51

    My whole family used to love the King’s Quest series growing up. I think it was the combination of simplicity, humour and challenging puzzles that did the trick. PS. if someone can suggest a modern equivalent to that kind of game I’d be grateful! (aside from the KQ remake)

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      May 6, 2016 at 11:55

      Maybe something like Tales from the Borderlands? Or some of the Deponia titles? I don’t know these types of games too well, but I think those are in line.

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      • Gardos

        May 6, 2016 at 12:19

        Thanks, will check them out!

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  37. oVg whippersnapper

    May 6, 2016 at 12:16

    Mario Kart. The casual has to start somewhere.

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    • Gardos

      May 6, 2016 at 12:21

      But for Mario Kart you need a Wii U… I don’t want a Wii U! *throws tantrum*

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  38. Deceased

    May 6, 2016 at 13:30

    Got elder-sister into RPGs with Dragon Age:Origins
    Got younger-sister into RPGs with Fable and Diablo 2
    Got my old man into RTS with Company of Heroes and into FPS with ArmA 3 and into general pew-pew with Warthunder
    Got a colleague and his non-gaming gf into survival RPG with Don’t Starve ( they jam DST together now O.o )
    Corrupting same colleague into the heroin that is twitch-FPS with the upcoming Overwatch

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  39. ElimiNathan

    May 6, 2016 at 14:39

    Rayman

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  40. Dane

    May 6, 2016 at 14:43

    Well, here’s my story: Worms 2 >> Age of Empires 2 >> Medal of Honour: Allied Assault >> Hooked.

    Reply

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