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Old February 10 2013, 01:29 AM   #16
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Re: games people play

When I was in junior high I was obsessed with those text-based D&D games you play over dial up connections. I think I found a way to cheat one such that whenever I logged on, it would bump my character up like 10,000 points in 'rank' or whatever the hell it was.

Ah, those were the days.
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Old February 11 2013, 09:44 PM   #17
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My gaming days are over, I'm afraid. I used to play an MMORPG called City of Heroes but grew tired of it after a few years. Very rarely, I still play The Sims 3.
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Old February 11 2013, 10:14 PM   #18
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I also miss the Atari 2600. That was the last console I was seriously into. I did have a Dreamcast, but only so I could play Gauntlet Legends.
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Old February 12 2013, 08:43 AM   #19
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Have you given up playing completely, or just the online and computer games?
I have quit online games for a lack of opponents (if someone is in the mood for a game of chess, pachisi, scrabble or backgammon, please feel free to contact me =) )
But I still play Senet (an ancient Egyptian board game, part chance / part tactics, similar to a mix of Pachisi and Backgammon) against my computer during particularly long downloads or virus scans
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Old February 12 2013, 05:52 PM   #20
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I'm a Scrabble fan. Well, addict, really. I have been my whole life, and with the introduction of online Scrabble, it just got worse. Facebook changing their Scrabble format has helped curb my addiction, though. I can't stand the look of their new layout, and it takes ages to load, so I've stopped playing online altogether. I used to keep 40-50 active games going, but now I'm back to the good old fashioned analog version, which means a game once or twice a month.
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Old February 12 2013, 06:12 PM   #21
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The only game I play online is Minecraft.
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Old February 12 2013, 06:16 PM   #22
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Yahoo used to have a scrabble applet (java-based, very simple graphic but completely sufficient and it would save games ao that you could continue even months after an interruption). Last time I played was about 8 years ago IIRC. Must check occasionally if that app is still there.
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Old February 12 2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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Re: games people play

Well, there's Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, etc., but since we're talking about casual games here ...

I play Landgrab, which is an online version of Risk with new maps, support for more players (100+), teams, tournaments, etc. Most game settings give you 24-72 hours to take your turns, so you just log in a couple of times a day to take your turns. It's also especially fun when you get a long running game going (I'm hitting the 3rd year anniversary for a game next month) which makes the wars feel really epic. There's nothing like a 9 month cold war suddenly turning hot. I usually have about 20-30 games going at once.

Also, I'm forced by family obligation to play Words With Friends.
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Old February 12 2013, 06:19 PM   #24
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I play Tetris online a lot. I've always been a huge Tetris fan, and I still have my original 1988 Gameboy Tetris cartridge!

I beat Super Mario Bros 3 when I was a kid, but I don't play any other computer or video games. Starting in the mid 90s game graphics, especially first-person, started giving me severe motion sickness. The first time it happened was watching my mom play Journeyman. Just a few seconds of a modern game is enough to make me dizzy and nauseated -- which is ironic, as I've never gotten motion sickness from actual motion. I still break out my old gameboy on occasion, and I beat Super Mario 3 for a second time about 6 years ago when I was really depressed for a month.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:25 AM   #25
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Twilight Imperium has been our latest regular game.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:54 AM   #26
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
Have you given up playing completely, or just the online and computer games?
I have quit online games for a lack of opponents (if someone is in the mood for a game of chess, pachisi, scrabble or backgammon, please feel free to contact me =) )
But I still play Senet (an ancient Egyptian board game, part chance / part tactics, similar to a mix of Pachisi and Backgammon) against my computer during particularly long downloads or virus scans
I've played video, computer, and board games all my life--from the original Nintendo ES Super Mario Brothers to Scrabble to PC games like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune to Millionaire to MMOs and The Sims 1, 2, and 3. But I've outgrown most of them. I still play Angry Birds occasionally. I have a PS3 that I use mostly for watching movies and playing Super Streetfighter 4.
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Old February 13 2013, 08:48 AM   #27
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I play Tetris online a lot.
Link, please!!! =) I'm an addict, too. Got an old Win98 diskette version which amazingly still runs on XP but I haven't dared yet to try it on Vista.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:43 PM   #28
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^I play Tetris Battle through Facebook. It's a different beast from original Tetris (which I still play on my gameboy), but the two minute games are perfect for in between posting, reading, or while watching TV. It can get a little frustrating, and it's clearly rigged, but it's still fun, and not too buggy for a Facebook game.
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Old February 13 2013, 04:46 PM   #29
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IC. I never use facebook. They sell userdata and you get spammed like crazy.
Hmm, maybe I can find a Tetris version that runs on Vista. And if I can't, I'll simply write one for my other computer that runs Linux (one of the big advantages of open source software!)
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Old February 13 2013, 04:48 PM   #30
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^I actually use a dummy account specifically for Facebook gaming. It spams a dummy yahoo email address that I haven't visited in 2 years, there's no user data to sell, and I can play all I want. Facebook can only sell data you give them.
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