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Happy Birthday Half Life!

Posted in Gaming with tags , on 19 November, 2008 by Leo

blue-toy-256x256That’s right guys, Half life was released the 19Th November 1998, 10 years ago!
That might not be significant for everyone but for me it is. I started my gaming career with Duke Nukem then I played a lot of Quake2 and then Quake3 so the FPS genre always was very important to me.

When Half-Life was released I remember playing it for hours, the story was so awesome. And then mods got released, Counter-Strike on which I played hours, but not only, Natural Selection and Day of Defeat also were really good mods that I spend way too many hours on.

Happy Bday Half Life!

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30 years ago…

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on 22 October, 2008 by Leo

Thirty years ago some geeks decided to create a “Multi User Dungeon” to have fun in, MUD were born. That type of game was the starting point of MMORPG, which was introduced by Richard Gariott, the creator of the infamous “Ultima Online” on which I spent way too many hours, slashing trolls, PKing and generally having fun. This for me started my MMO career back in 1997 when I was a wee lad. By the way Richard Gariott decided he had too much money so he traveled to space!

From Wikipedia:

In 1978 Roy Trubshaw, a student at Essex University in the UK, started working on a multi-user adventure game in the MACRO-10 assembly language for a DEC PDP-10. He named the game MUD (Multi-User Dungeon)

These guys were the first that created virtual worlds and without them MMO would not be the same!

Happy Birthday MUD!