i don't think you or your son would enjoy the games i think are worthwhile, because most of them are quite old. that's why i said modern warfare 2. it's the biggest name coming out this season, and the one all his friends will have.
sorry i skipped your post. yeah, i kinda agree. i guess it just depends on how you were introduced to the genre, as well as your specific needs. for example, i and many others use specialty gaming mice for first-person shooters that have different weight cartridges that can be added or removed to change the amount of friction as well as swappable feet and traction pads. i don't think i could ever really teach myself to be comfortable with a gamepad, or be satisfied with a one size fits all solution.
i pretty much have. the only games i still play with any heart are the original quake team fortress and battlefield: vietnam. i can't even really bring myself to play any other shooters. that's why i wanna get into something different.
i'll never "retire" from gaming. i've been playing games my whole life, and probably will until the day i die.
quake 2 was one of the worst games i've ever played, and i am a beast with the railgun in quakelive. i was playing and making speed run demos of the original quake before you'd even heard of bunny hopping, you sack of shit.
played it with my nephew during a family get together a while back and thought it was mediocre. i don't know how you guys can play first-person shooters with those terrible gamepads. playing with one of those instead of keyboard + mouse is like trying to perform surgery while wearing a baseball glove. that's why there are only a handful of xbox games that allow console gamers to play with their pc counterparts through microsoft live.
i don't even bother with counter-strike, bf2, call of duty, quake live, etc. online anymore because i always m-m-m-m-monsterkill every other player. but that's the only sort of online game i've ever been into. real-time strategy is gay and boring, and that warcraft nonsense is untouchably bad. what's left? sim racing? aerial combat?