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TWRoO said:
Lol. The Master of Orion III website has a notice: This website requires netscape 4x or IE 4x or higher

They kept a website all this time?

netscape.... I don't even know what that is lol, but I have heard the name.



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Michael-5 said:
TWRoO said:
Lol. The Master of Orion III website has a notice: This website requires netscape 4x or IE 4x or higher

They kept a website all this time?

netscape.... I don't even know what that is lol, but I have heard the name.

Well MoO3 apparently released 2003, which isn't that long ago, and in fact IE6 was already out (which is still annoyingly hanging around) I guess the website will have been set up before the games release, but I still find it odd they didn't take the notice down.

As for Netscape, they and Microsoft had the original 'browser war'* back in the 90s, Microsoft pretty much muscled them out though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netscape

Edit: Lol, this is awesome: (from wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_wars )
In October 1997, Internet Explorer 4.0 was released. The release party in San Francisco featured a ten-foot-tall letter "e" logo. Netscape employees showing up to work the following morning found the giant logo on their front lawn, with a sign attached that read "From the IE team ... We Love You". The Netscape employees promptly knocked it over and set a giant figure of their Mozilla dinosaur mascot atop it, holding a sign reading "Netscape 72, Microsoft 18" representing the market distribution.[8]



Cool observation of the day:

Plants vs. Zombies has been ranked as #50 (Smeags), #49 (TruckoSaurus), and #48 (WildVine) so far.

Also, let's make a list of those who signed up yet haven't posted in the Official Thread yet!

Shinobi-San
EnrageOrange
SqueakySamurai
NobleTeam360
MrT-Tar
Rainbow Yoshi (banned)
ConeGamer
TheHusbo
Madd55
NintendoMonopoly

Expect wall posts! *flies away*



#48: Heroes of Might and Magic III (PC)
Release Date: February 28, 1999

Heroes of Might and Magic III was one of the first strategy games I played, and is also one of the most unique. It combines both elements of turned based and real-time strategy elements to create a fun and refreshing take on the genre. But the part I loved the most was all of the different races that you could play as. From the demonic Inferno to the swampy Fortress, each of the eight city types had unique creatures to train and battle with. Finding gold and other precious items to build up your city was a satisfying and fun affair, and forming a great army was always brought a sense of pride. It was so easy to be sucked into the deep gameplay and strategy of the game that hours would pass by in an instant. There's so many reasons to fall in love with this game, and for that Heroes of Might and Magic III earns the #48 spot on my list.

Favorite City-State: Necropolis
Favorite Creature: Ghost Dragon



sethnintendo said:
SvennoJ said:

#48 Master of Orion played on PC, released 1993

One of, if not the best turn based strategy game set in space. It had it all, 10 alien species, lots of worlds to colonize, good diplomacy, interesting tech trees and well crafted combat. It was ahead of its time. You could build your own ships with the different technologies you discover. This opened a whole world of strategy, what kind of lasers or shields to use, do I build fewer expensive heavy ships or a lot of weak fast ships to counter the different strategies of each alien race. I still feel guilty about all those planets I bombed from orbit with biological weapons. Master of Orion 2 was just as awesome with vastly improved graphics, the third one however missed the mark.

Seems like I would probably enjoy this game.  I love turn based strategy games and I love space.  I have never played a turn based game that was based in space.  I'll have to look into maybe getting #2.  Perhaps, Steam might have the game but maybe it is too old.  I'll have to check once I get a refurbished computer for Christmas.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/master_of_orion_1_2

$5.99 for both for xp, vista and win 7.



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Damnit, i forgot to do it earlier today. My list is back at my apartment. I'll get it later

I bet i'm the only person who mentioned PSO Ep III, though



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Smeags said:

#48: Heroes of Might and Magic III (PC)
Release Date: February 28, 1999

Heroes of Might and Magic III was one of the first strategy games I played, and is also one of the most unique. It combines both elements of turned based and real-time strategy elements to create a fun and refreshing take on the genre. But the part I loved the most was all of the different races that you could play as. From the demonic Inferno to the swampy Fortress, each of the eight city types had unique creatures to train and battle with. Finding gold and other precious items to build up your city was a satisfying and fun affair, and forming a great army was always an empowering affair. It was so easy to be sucked into the deep gameplay and strategy of the game that hours would pass by in an instant. There's so many reasons to fall in love with this game, and for that Heroes of Might and Magic III earns the #48 spot on my list.

Favorite City-State: Necropolis
Favorite Creature: Ghost Dragon

Excellent choice, I love the whole might and magic series. The rpg games were very addictive, you got so powerful in the end you could kill everyone in a village with one spell :) No respawns, fun times clearing every enemy in the whole game.

The heroes strategy games spin off were even more addictive. Many hours wasted :) The variation in the different races and city styles was indeed one of it's strongest point.



Mr Khan said:
Damnit, i forgot to do it earlier today. My list is back at my apartment. I'll get it later

I bet i'm the only person who mentioned PSO Ep III, though

I am pretty sure you also WILL be the only person to mention PSO: Episode III.

I am also disappointed in how this thread here goes. I thought it was all about discussing my great choices, but nobody gave a damn about Neutopia II.



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48. Plants VS. Zombies (PC/ios)
I think Smeags and TruckoSaurus have pretty much covered everything that makes this game great. The Jalapeno and the Tangle Kelp are my favorite plants, while the Zomboni and the Zombie Yeti are my favorite zombies.



Warrior of Light #66

"I'm not illiterate, my parents were married!"

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48 - From Dust (pc)

I'll probably have forgotten about this next year, but we need more of these Simulation games these days.