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Monday, 25 April 2016

Unreal Tournament

This was the first ever multiplayer game I had played. It was my first love in the gaming world, and I remember buying UT-2000, a 7 CDs pack (yes we did live in a time like that!) I had finished the entire set of course at home, but one fine day my friends took me to a gaming cafe, where I played this game for the first time against humans instead of bots. And I totally 'owned' them. Just seeing those poor other souls surprised faces brought such happiness to me! :)

From there on started my love for online gaming I believe. Next game to conquer were Counter Strike and Command and Conquer. Still love those games to the core, though haven't tried the latest version for CS, the one before it was horrible. Then during undergrad came the game. Defense of the Ancients or DoTA! Picked up this game rather quick, like most other games. We played endless hours on LAN. 1st year personal computers weren't allowed, so it wasn't as much as the subsequent years. They were some really fun moments, all being so intense back then, and in the process also acquiring some of the best of the friends! I believe it helped us all gel and succeed better in a weird way, maybe because we all shared similar interests and passions.

Cheers to gaming, and kudos to Achilles, Real (my first DoTA tutor), Nefarious (the next tutor), Pipu (ever changing gaming alias), Sims, 212, asdfputki, manyu, terabaap, mota kislay and romit (what were your gaming names?) among many others. Sorry if I forgot anyone's name - it might be because I'm just so very sleepy!

Happy Gaming,
Mark Shandong 


  1. Visiting from the A-Z and congrats on keeping on track with your A-Z posts! All the best for the rest!

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

  2. I never played on line but I used to play with my brother which was pretty fun.

  3. I do love gaming but never tried Unreal Tournament. I've dabbled in some online gaming but tend to prefer solo ventures like a good old RPG such as Final Fantasy or Elder Scrolls.

    Thank you for sharing this post and good luck with the rest of the challenge.

    Just stopping by as part of the A-Z Challenge.