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Old 02-23-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hi, havent been into gaming in over ten years, things have slightly changed.

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Ok, I do a little gaming, but my boy does play more than I do along with my girlfriend. So I got her playing skyrim and he is playing Fear 2. Both steam games. What I dont like about steam games is that its a one player per game key ordeal (which I think is totally stupid, if you buy the game any body you want should be able to save there own story. I dont care what there concept is, its a ripoff). Anyway, I need a good game that we can all save a game on, and I can benchmark the GTX to maximize everything.

I want a FPS if possible.


And one other question. My boy is 8 right now, ( I know, fear isnt the best, I plan on getting something else for him.) He is having problems with math at school. I was wondering if there is a game out there that is nice and interesting, and can make learning his math more fun. Any ideas?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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ARMA 2 with the DAY Z, thatll grab your 'puter by the balls. As far as "interesting" games go try morrowind, its T so its perfect for your sons age and its very in depth. Or maybe Far Cry 1 or 3.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #3
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For Skyrim use save game manager

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15

Enjoyable FPS's with multiple saves
Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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One thing you can try is to play a good multiplayer FPS game. You can get right into the action and there is no story to worry about trying to save. Team Fortress 2 is an absolute blast, is safe for kids and is one hell of a lot of fun....oh, and its now FREE! It wasn't always free.
As far as the math goes, the only game I can think of that involves thinking is Portal and Portal 2. They are puzzle games and require creative thinking, safe for kids, but not math.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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I second the Portals! Excellent games. And it saves your progress so if one person gets to level 10 say, another person can just start the game from the beginning and it won't lose your progress.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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How about Quake with the Darkplaces (HD) mod. The graphics are pretty damn good now and you can save it at any time with as many people playing as you want.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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Just google 'educational math games', 'math games' or something like that. I hear there are a ton of games that deal with all kinds of learning subjects for kids.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
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Sorry, no help on the games.
But for math help, these sites may be useful:
http://www.aaamath.com
https://www.khanacademy.org
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:18 AM   #9
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any gog game will allow multiple players. They have some pretty decent not too old rpg and fps. I recommend nwn2 and grimlock.
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You said fps so divinity 2 is a first person rpg that is extermely good and fps'ish
also far cry 1 is excellent (though gog price is a bit high I would wait for a sale).
Grimlock (mentioned above is a puzzle game in disguise as an rpg).
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:35 AM   #10
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I appreciate all the comments. I suppose the google searches will give me the best results on the math. I was just hoping there was a game that was a hit.

I didnt know that they had all these mods for the games. I am going to look into the game save manager.

Just to give an idea, the last game I bought before the two steam games was call of duty 2. The two best games I have played of all time, Driver and Need For Speed, hot pursuit. That NFS was great. The best part was that if me and my brother were racing each other and the cops, and one of us got busted, it was still fun to watch the third person view of the other player. Great idea.

I am glad the save game manager is an option. I just ordered the 670 GTX and so far have been using an old x1950 pro 512MB on skyrim, at medium settings. New card should be in when I get home from work tuesday.

Thanks for all the help.
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