What is your favorite moment in Gaming?

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  1. earlynovfan
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    Hello all. I love hearing ridiculous stories in gaming. What are your favorite moments in gaming? Something crazy you did? Some awesome bug/glitch? Or perhaps just your favorite cutscene in a game.

    For example: A friend of mine beat Ruby Weapon in Final Fantasy VII by throwing his Gil at it.
    At the moment, I can't remember anything fun I've done... >.>
     
  2. emigre

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    When this thread was moved to the right section.
     
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    We effectively were when you thought about me when taking a shit whilst wearing a horsehead.

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    My favorite moment is usually afterwards. It's when I'm in "the zone". It's when everything works out exactly the way you plan it, when unconscious thought starts to take over, everything seems to go as fluid as can be, and afterward you look back and say "wow...that was one HELLUVA GAME! :D ".

    Obviously, that's usually for the kind of games that require quick reflexes or fast thinking and have a learning curve that doesn't rely on leveling up (I hate to say "but on skill instead"...but I can't really avoid it here :( ).

    On puzzlers, solving something either by a train of thought that goes against your usual kind of thinking, or recognizing a new pattern is also pretty rewarding. Not as much as "the zone", though.
     
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    Those moments where the game goes absolutely nuts, and you should have died, but you didn't. Like the time I was playing Sonic Adventure, and I fell through the entire level of Speed Highway, but I ended up landing on the Goal Ring after falling for 30 seconds. I've never replicated the glitch, but it was awesome.

    Or the moments in gaming where you do something amazing and just have that feeling of awesomeness.
     
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    Parts in games that make me feel like a badass, that get me pumped up. For example:

    In Halo 3 when you're with the Arbiter and you're running across this light bridge and the music plays.
    Mass Effect 2 or 3 where you give one last speech to your crew

    A lot of games are like that where it seems like you're against impossible odds, and the music gets you pumped up.
     
  8. Hyro-Sama

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    When I got to choose my first Pokémon in the GB/GBC Pokémon games.
     
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    Dynamite Dux (Amiga): the music of the trainer is the reason I learned to play piano. ... the game itself, not so great. :)

    SNES: getting to re-play games in 60hz/RGB/stereo after years of playing 50hz/RF/mono nastyness.

    Shadow of the Beast II (Amiga): when you discover that strange warp/bug right before the dragon head who asks you for a password (you jump into a rock off a branch and fall through the screen into a glitched copy of the level). Strangely I've never read about this in any FAQ.

    Street Fighter II (SNES): when play an opponent so good the fight becomes like a game of chess. Also, playing as the bosses in the various hacked versions, before SF2: Turbo came out.

    Bomberman 2 (SNES): when play opponents so good the match becomes almost like a game of chess.

    R-type (Amiga): when you get tons of powerups and your ship is basically pimped to hell with weapons.

    Turrican II (Amiga): when you complete it and are rewarded with epic music (as you have been all the way through).

    Megadrive: when you power on at it says "sayyy-gaaaa" :)

    MAME: realising that that fleeting experience of standing in a dingy arcade of paying good money for a few minutes experience of a decent looking game is now something you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home for free.. epic.

    Super Pasofami: when Mario World boots and you realise whoa - this "emulator" is not a hoax!!!

    Mortal Kombat (SNES): the hacked "blood patch" version that gives you red blood instead of green.

    Super Gun: booting up a JAMMA PCB and for the first time in your life seeing "INSERT COIN" on your TV!

    Unboxing a Super Wild Card 2.8CC as a kid at xmas and then slowly overdosing on SNES games over the years right into adulthood. :)

    Ridge Racer (PSX): the music. Epic. No game before or after had music like this. WHY.

    Ridge Racer Hi Spec (PSX): running this demo and realising that the PSX is actually capable of double the framerate and double the resolution of the launch title that defined the system. Mind boggling.

    Donkey Kong Country: those graphics.. on your SNES!

    That moment you realise trainers exist for console games too, not just Amiga/ST.

    Super Mario World (SNES): when you email -Pan- and he sends you a buggy unreleased trainer. :)

    Tekken 3 (PSX): getting a phonecall at midnight to say do you want to come to London to get a copy of Tekken 3 from someone.. set off at 4am.. back at 6am. The days before downloading an ISO was feasible..

    Super Mario Kart (SNES): when you put your banana in the right place to hit bloody Princess before the jump so she spins and misses a lap.

    Starfox 2 (SNES): the fact that this game never made it to retail. Playing the ROM.

    Dreamcast: realising you don't even need a modchip to boot CDrs..

    Decapping. ASM hacking. Dumping SNES graphics from VRAM before emulators existed.

    My god my list could go on forever...
     
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    Just thought of another one:
    A friend and I were playing San Andreas and we found the hidden lake world. (Or maybe it was III, can't remember)
     
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    • Jumping the gap in TMNT for NES.
    • Randomly bombing rocks in The Legend of Zelda and hearing the "You just found a secret door" sound.
    • Successfully doing the triple jump in Track and Field II for the NES
    • First time playing Wii Sports tennis and bowling
    • The sound when going to the light/dark world in LTTP
    • Learning and completing the unlimited lives turtle jump in the original SMB.
    • Getting over 600,000 in THPS in the Chicago warehouse
    • Completing the drop an egg into water and making it boil in Dreamcast's "Toy Commander"
    • Successfully reducing a 5 star cop counter in GTA III to 0
     
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    Ninja Gaiden on Nes. Sob last level was like 30 minutes long, and die??? Kept rethinking, kept trying. Finally I took cartridge and slammed it off concrete/tiled floor. Not satisfied I then took screwdriver and stabbed the game. Never lost it like that. I was in the 7th grade.

    Over 10 year s later, I used an emulator and save state. Saved outside of final boss, then in final battle as I was closer. When beaten, that was my favorite game moment.

    Another one? A chess game. I was tired of trying strategies and game running counters. I decided to blitz it and lose as much as I could as long as I checkmated it. Such BS. Played my entire life and this program analyzed and used counter. Lol, "Analyze this b6t&h."
     
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    JAMMA / arcade : American Horseshoes (Taito)

    You can hit George H W Bush in the face with a horseshoe.
     
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    GTA III: hit escape then type "bangbangbang" as many time as you like, hit escape again, see what happen.
     
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    The 'intro' to Portal 2, as it were. When you're in the room about to smash through the wall into the test chambers, the music creeps in and Wheatley's advice about the portal gun. Combined with all the anticipation built up over the few months before release and knowing that the game you're about to play is going to be superb; I was literally covered in goosebumps, best moment ever in gaming for me.
     
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    Breaking down a witness in the Ace Attorney games.