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2017-12-02 11:53:00 AM  
4x Space Strategy: Stellaris
Survival: Subnautica
Tactical Strategy: XCOM, then XCOM 2
Open World: The Witcher 3
 
2017-12-02 11:55:34 AM  
If it's been *many* years, and you can handle 3D and vertigo, the Portal games are a trip and well written.
The new Doom is fun if you like dumb FPS single player stuff, it does a good job with the feel of the game.
Fallout 4 and its DLC's are a hoot, I've been covering the Greater Boston Metropolitan area with above-ground vaults protected by tamed Deathclaws.  If you don't like the Digital Dollhouses aspect, you can get mods where your citizens will just build their own damned houses and businesses.

Dragon age / Skyrim are both pretty well thought of, and again with skyrim, mod til you break it, if that's your thing.

Honestly, have a flip through the Steam sales, see what's highly rated and matches your interests.
 
2017-12-02 11:55:41 AM  
1) Wait for a Steam sale

2) Buy more games than you can ever possibly play in a lifetime

3) Die filled with regret
 
2017-12-02 11:56:49 AM  
Depends on which genres you like to play and exactly what the specs of your "true gaming rig" are.
 
2017-12-02 12:05:50 PM  
Breakout on Win 3.1
 
2017-12-02 12:11:43 PM  
Arma 3 - if your CPU can handle the horribly inefficient code.
Sanctum 2 - ive heard is fun
Eve online

shiat idk what do you like?
 Im more of a squad sized turn based gamer, and those game do not require a beefy computer to play. So...


Fallout 1 and 2
XCOM UFO alien invasion (open source game)
Jagged Alliance series
and a slew of indy 5$ ish squad games I got on sale and where good for the price.
 
2017-12-02 12:15:54 PM  
Tetris
 
2017-12-02 12:21:47 PM  
Destiny 2 has been a lot of fun.
 
2017-12-02 12:24:06 PM  
If you like ARPGs, Grim Dawn is a fantastic game made by the same group that originally made Titan Quest. The borderlands games fill a similar loot pinata role as FPS, instead of diablo clones, if that's more your speed.

If you enjoy tactical RPGs, there is a whole series of shadowrun games on steam as well that are enjoyable, dragonfall is probably the best of them, but hong kong is very close in story quality with some combat improvements. The first one is good, but skippable.

If you liked old top down RPGs like baldurs gate, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is very good, there was also a spiritual successor made to Torment: Underworld, called Tormet: Tides of Numenera, that is very good.
 
2017-12-02 12:29:04 PM  
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2017-12-02 12:29:33 PM  
Minesweeper.
 
2017-12-02 12:30:23 PM  
Subby here.

Thanks for the suggestions!  Next question, where can I get a copy of Win 3.1?

My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.  Later, the classic FPS games like Quake and Unreal were a lot of fun, and the last PC game before parenthood and consoles took over was Bioshock.  Just finished Portal 2 on the 360 and love the rest of the Orange Box, although I'm not crazy about Team Fortress.  So obviously, I'll be getting Half Life 3, which surely is out by now.  Definitely out.  By now.  I also have a weakness for Starcraft but have resisted Starcraft 2 based on my disappointment with Blizzard's...just everything.  Skyrim on 360 was fun, but I live in a beautiful, mountainous, cold place already.  I'd rather my escapism involve more escaping.

The rig was built with VR in mind.  Ryzen 7 1700, 16 gigs of DDR4 3200, and a GTX 1060.  I'm pretty sure it can handle anything (except Crysis of course).  

I'm leaning toward games that my 8 and 12-yr old kids can watch and eventually join me playing, but also something I can play for an hour after they go to bed.
 
2017-12-02 12:51:16 PM  

Meat's dream: My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.


You should be able to buy this optimized for modern computers on GOG.com.
 
2017-12-02 01:00:34 PM  

Shostie: Meat's dream: My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.

You should be able to buy this optimized for modern computers on GOG.com.


Yeah, they work great.

FTL
 
2017-12-02 01:08:59 PM  

Shostie: Meat's dream: My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.

You should be able to buy this optimized for modern computers on GOG.com.


I bought those about 3 years ago because even my crappy PC could run them.  Love!  I wish they'd get a modern update/sequel.
 
2017-12-02 01:11:54 PM  
Biotic Wars. I hear no one has beaten it ever.
 
2017-12-02 01:18:12 PM  
Death road to Canada.
 
2017-12-02 01:40:15 PM  
FTL
Particle Fleet
Portal
Half Life series
Soma
Mini metro
Stellaris
Offworld Trading Company
N++
Satellite Reign
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Rogue Legacy
Mark of the Ninja
Just Cause 3
Shadow of Mordor
Bioshock series
Batman Arkham Asylum

If you like games that make you use your brain: Factorio, Hexcells, Infinifactory, Spacechem, TIS-100
 
2017-12-02 01:51:36 PM  
Can it play Crysis?
 
2017-12-02 01:52:47 PM  
Mario Kart.
 
2017-12-02 02:00:56 PM  

Meat's dream: Just finished Portal 2 on the 360 and love the rest of the Orange Box, although I'm not crazy about Team Fortress.


Aww, you missed out on the golden age of TF2. That was my go-to game for the longest time until they introduced microtransactions and ruined the balance of it.

If you like Portal, you can check out Talks Principle. Not nearly as good, but it has fun puzzles and a very charming story. The Stanley Paradox is also similar, but the humor in that one is waaay out there.

ABZU might be fun for the kids. It's got great ambiance and is fun to explore. If you have controllers, The Duck Game is an absolute riot. Cities: Skylines is the successor to the SimCity dynasty, and is really fun.

Sid Meier's Civililization franchise is still rock solid (I don't care what people said about Vic VI, I loved it)

Have fun! You have a world of options at your fingertips thanks to Steam.
 
2017-12-02 02:01:00 PM  
Pong
 
2017-12-02 02:04:51 PM  
*Talos Principle, not Talks Princple.

/grumble grumble autocorrect
 
2017-12-02 02:05:08 PM  
Project CARS 2
 
2017-12-02 02:11:55 PM  
People are all saying you should get games that won't take advantage of the rig lol. 

Games to push your rig:
- Wolf I/II
- Destiny 2
- Battlefield 1
- Civ 6
- GTA V
- Fallout 4
- Metro 2033
- Battlefront 2
- DiRT Rally
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
 
2017-12-02 02:12:07 PM  
really isn't a whole lot of modern games worth playing
 
2017-12-02 02:15:11 PM  

Meat's dream: Subby here.

Thanks for the suggestions!  Next question, where can I get a copy of Win 3.1?

My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.  Later, the classic FPS games like Quake and Unreal were a lot of fun, and the last PC game before parenthood and consoles took over was Bioshock.  Just finished Portal 2 on the 360 and love the rest of the Orange Box, although I'm not crazy about Team Fortress.  So obviously, I'll be getting Half Life 3, which surely is out by now.  Definitely out.  By now.  I also have a weakness for Starcraft but have resisted Starcraft 2 based on my disappointment with Blizzard's...just everything.  Skyrim on 360 was fun, but I live in a beautiful, mountainous, cold place already.  I'd rather my escapism involve more escaping.

The rig was built with VR in mind.  Ryzen 7 1700, 16 gigs of DDR4 3200, and a GTX 1060.  I'm pretty sure it can handle anything (except Crysis of course).  

I'm leaning toward games that my 8 and 12-yr old kids can watch and eventually join me playing, but also something I can play for an hour after they go to bed.


I would go with Skyrm. That game is awesome open world.

Plus the PC has many user generated mods and added quests.
 
2017-12-02 02:16:03 PM  
GTA  V
Fallout 4
Sleeping Dogs
Bioshock Infinite
Prey
Saints Row 3 and 4
South Park Stick of Truth
Witcher 3
Doom 2016
 
2017-12-02 02:16:09 PM  
Condolences on the breakup of your marriage.
Congratulations on the breakup of your marriage.
 
2017-12-02 02:17:17 PM  
I'll second the Batman Arkham games, including Orgins. Fun. I don't think the final game is available for PC due to bad port.
 
2017-12-02 02:19:36 PM  
Now Boarding. Very fun web game.
 
2017-12-02 02:19:47 PM  

Meat's dream: Subby here.

Thanks for the suggestions!  Next question, where can I get a copy of Win 3.1?

My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.  Later, the classic FPS games like Quake and Unreal were a lot of fun, and the last PC game before parenthood and consoles took over was Bioshock.  Just finished Portal 2 on the 360 and love the rest of the Orange Box, although I'm not crazy about Team Fortress.  So obviously, I'll be getting Half Life 3, which surely is out by now.  Definitely out.  By now.  I also have a weakness for Starcraft but have resisted Starcraft 2 based on my disappointment with Blizzard's...just everything.  Skyrim on 360 was fun, but I live in a beautiful, mountainous, cold place already.  I'd rather my escapism involve more escaping.

The rig was built with VR in mind.  Ryzen 7 1700, 16 gigs of DDR4 3200, and a GTX 1060.  I'm pretty sure it can handle anything (except Crysis of course).  

I'm leaning toward games that my 8 and 12-yr old kids can watch and eventually join me playing, but also something I can play for an hour after they go to bed.


I was truly bored of SC2 pretty quickly, I think you're dodging a bullet there.  Actually I haven't found an RTS I've enjoyed in years, probably "getting old/measuring skill in actions per second isn't my thing" is a big contributor to that.

First person game that eventually your kids can join in with you on?  Ark is awesome, survival on a tropical island, build stuff, gimmick:  Full of dinosaurs you can tame and hunt etc.  The wife and I circle back to it every few months and I keep a private server running to play it without any of the online assholes plus you can immensely edit the thing to tailor to your own wants and capabilities.  Beware:  It gives Crysis a run for its money as a resource intensive game, even that 1060 wouldn't do all settings maxed (I have twin 1080s and even they can't).
http://store.steampowered.com/app/346​1​10/ARK_Survival_Evolved/
(Hint if you're on the fence about it go check out a couple of their release videos on their youtube channel...they just keep piling on more and more fun content)

What's ironic is I have this crazy beast of a computer and I'm currently playing Factorio again which is a logistics game that totally feeds a need I never knew I had.  Any ways the game is pretty low resource requirements and a great price (free demo too...)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/427​5​20/Factorio/

Completely different genre?  Kerbal Space Program, fun game where you are building rockets and stuff, basically you run an imaginary NASA with some very real and very fun intro to astrophysics and all the rest of it.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/220​2​00/Kerbal_Space_Program/
That was a huge hit on first release, if your kids get into it bam there you go they're now going to STEM route guaranteed.

Ever play Simcity?  Liked it?  Cities:  Skylines is the true successor to that brand.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/255​7​10/Cities_Skylines/

I got more but these are all 'kid friendly' as you'd mentioned that's a bonus for you.
 
2017-12-02 02:22:52 PM  
Starcraft. Diablo. Sim City. Tycoon Rollercoaster. Solitaire. Chess.
 
2017-12-02 02:24:39 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: phimuskapsi: People are all saying you should get games that won't take advantage of the rig lol.

its not hard to find the games that will push the hardware.   Finding games that are worth the money and more importantly the time to learn to play is another matter.


Eh? All the games I stated I own, and I enjoy - regardless of the silly uproar over EA/Bungie.
 
2017-12-02 02:24:47 PM  
Subby,

Given that you listed XWing first as a love, and since your system can hack VR, run (don't walk) to get an Oculus Rift and play Elite Dangerous.

It will blow you away.  I've got 600+ hours in it, all in VR, and my jaw still drops on a regular basis.

And come join the weekly Friday gaming threads in the Geek/Discussion tabs. Lot of great Farkers eager to help each other out gaming wise.
 
2017-12-02 02:25:37 PM  

Meat's dream: Subby here.

Thanks for the suggestions!  Next question, where can I get a copy of Win 3.1?

My first love on PC gaming was X-Wing and then Tie Fighter back in the DOS days.  Later, the classic FPS games like Quake and Unreal were a lot of fun, and the last PC game before parenthood and consoles took over was Bioshock.  Just finished Portal 2 on the 360 and love the rest of the Orange Box, although I'm not crazy about Team Fortress.  So obviously, I'll be getting Half Life 3, which surely is out by now.  Definitely out.  By now.  I also have a weakness for Starcraft but have resisted Starcraft 2 based on my disappointment with Blizzard's...just everything.  Skyrim on 360 was fun, but I live in a beautiful, mountainous, cold place already.  I'd rather my escapism involve more escaping.

The rig was built with VR in mind.  Ryzen 7 1700, 16 gigs of DDR4 3200, and a GTX 1060.  I'm pretty sure it can handle anything (except Crysis of course).  

I'm leaning toward games that my 8 and 12-yr old kids can watch and eventually join me playing, but also something I can play for an hour after they go to bed.


I have a Ryzen 1700 and a GTX 980.  Works with my Vive just fine.

Check out Steam and GOG.  The Lego (Batman/Star Wars/Indiana Jones/etc) games are good as you can do same-screen multiplayer.
 
2017-12-02 02:28:34 PM  
Battletoads.
 
2017-12-02 02:32:49 PM  
I really like Payday 2. Modded Skyrim and Fallout are also really fun.
 
2017-12-02 02:33:24 PM  
So far as graphically intense goes, I'm probably echoing here but Witcher 3, Tomb Raider Reboot, Skyrim and Fallout.

But ironically, the games I've enjoyed the most the past few years have been indie: Rimworld, Hollow Knight, Divinity: OS2, Dead Cells, Hyper light drifter, risk of rain, Rogue legacy, factorio, the Shadowruns
 
2017-12-02 02:36:40 PM  

ChibiDebuHage: Condolences on the breakup of your marriage.
Congratulations on the breakup of your marriage.


Waaaay ahead of you....
 
2017-12-02 02:38:14 PM  
Goat Simulator and Rocksmith.
 
2017-12-02 02:39:33 PM  
Bethesda for AAA single player.

Browse indie games and pick what tickles your fancy.

Avoid multiplayer unless you're a glutton for pain.
 
2017-12-02 02:39:34 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: But so much fun stuff can be run on a potato powered clock.

Kerbal Space Program


I kind of disagree on that. While you don't need a great graphics card to run it, it's a really physics-heavy game. So you do need a decent GPU and CPU to get any kind of decent framerate. I tried it on my 2015 Macbook Pro and my HP Spectre x360 laptop and both ran choppy as hell, especially during flights.

Subby should be fine with an actual gaming rig but it certainly isn't quite integrated-GPU (i.e. potato) ready just yet.
 
2017-12-02 02:45:19 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Meat's dream: I'm leaning toward games that my 8 and 12-yr old kids can watch and eventually join me playing, but also something I can play for an hour after they go to bed.

I missed this part.


Oh, I did too, makes most of my suggestions totes inapropes. Most of the indie games aren't graphically violent, but are still pretty violent/adult. Hollow Knight, Factorio, Rogue Legacy, and risk of rain are okay, your judgement on the rest. I'll add subnautica for being pretty, Stardew valley, and a Hat in Time
 
2017-12-02 02:45:32 PM  
Burgertime.
 
2017-12-02 02:45:45 PM  
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2017-12-02 02:46:40 PM  

Shostie: 1) Wait for a Steam sale

2) Buy more games than you can ever possibly play in a lifetime

3) Die filled with regret


For the love of god, don't enumerate and catalog your backlog. It is just too depressing.

/642
 
2017-12-02 02:48:56 PM  
 
2017-12-02 02:49:22 PM  
If you like story-rich, single-player stealth/assassination games in a great supernatural Victorian-ish setting, I highly recommend the Dishonored series.  The DLC for the first one is strongly suggested to maintain storyline continuity into D2 and the Death of the Outsider.  Good replayability based on how you choose to play: killing machine, non-lethal stealth, or somewhere in between.  The whole series is available on Steam as a package.

Dishonored
Dishonored DLC: The Knife of Dunwall
Dishonored DLC: The Brigmore Witches
Dishonored 2
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
 
2017-12-02 02:56:04 PM  
Witcher 3 is an amazing experience that you'll actually feel sad when it is over, however the romantic parts may not be up for the kids.

Elite Dangerous is a good time sink. Overwatch is pretty much the successor to Team Fortress 2.

Use twitch to watch some gameplay before you make any investments.
 
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