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your Favorite Game ?

 
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which game are you currently playing
 
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I'm currently addicted to Two Dots.
 
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zunaira saleem wrote:which game are you currently playing


Bridge. 'Best game ever invented, and easily the best card game of them all.

Far better than chess, IMO, because you can't see all the pieces; and it takes experience (there are no teenage Bridge grand masters ).

Runners-up: Go, and Texas Hold 'em.

Winston
 
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Games come and go, and even the ones i am enthusiastic about either lose my interest after a while or slow to a crawl. OTOH, there's always a game or two that tickles my fancy, even though i don;t like it that much. For a few years now, that's been Bubble Shooter. It frustrates me, and at times i hate it, but for whatever the reason, i find it soothing, and it is nearly part of my daily routine. My currejnt play style is looking for a clear board with a total under 15k (before the clear-board doubling.)

Though, i play Marvel Heroes to play with a friend, and i just reinstalled Diablo II because of the recent patch which allows playing on the Mac.
 
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Gauntlet for the ZX Spectrum, and Gauntlet 4 for the Megadrive. Both are amazing ports for their respective systems.

Might fire up Jaleco's Saint Dragon on Mame sometime soon....
 
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Thank you, Campbell. I've stumbled across "the ranch" several times over the years, but I'm using Java so much these days I figured it was time to step into the Saloon and order a drink, and say hello!

Cheers!
 
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I don't have a console. I only play games on the iPad. I play Family Guy, the Simpsons, Soduko, crosswords, and lately, coloring books. Yes, you read that right. I color pretty pictures.
 
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Right now I'm playing Silent Hunter III with a whole ton of mods that makes a 10 year old game pretty fun. I just finished a patrol from Long Island, NY to South Carolina and sunk about 40,000 tons of allied shipping.

TIE Fighter is still my absolute favorite PC game ever!
 
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I'm not much of a gamer -- the last one I played seriously was Wolfenstein 3D.

 
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Wolfenstein on the Apple ][e. Memories...
 
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Jeff Zak wrote:TIE Fighter is still my absolute favorite PC game ever!



"The treachery is worse than we imagined!"

Fantastic game with many wonderful memories of the 90s.
 
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I haven't played for 10 years, but my favorite game ever was UO.
 
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zunaira saleem wrote:which game are you currently playing


fifa 16 to relax, especially when i work and code home

if I am hungry for unfairness on my work environment, i rather play rainbow six so that I can shoot ennemies

asphalt 6 from ipad to relax,

and always chess, chess chess
 
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Chess, but mainly because I could win more often than playing football. And I always liked snowball fights, because you could throw them at the pretty girls and get their attention. Can't do that now I am grown up though!
 
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zunaira saleem wrote:which game are you currently playing



Currently, I am finishing off Saints Row the Third. And it is amazing ... just doing the final rescue mission, which actually had Bonnie Tyler's "Holding out for a hero" playing as the soundtrack, was incredibly satisfying...

Henry
 
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Winston Gutkowski wrote:

zunaira saleem wrote:which game are you currently playing


Bridge. 'Best game ever invented, and easily the best card game of them all.

Far better than chess, IMO, because you can't see all the pieces; and it takes experience (there are no teenage Bridge grand masters ).

Runners-up: Go, and Texas Hold 'em.

Winston


Allow me to be really sharp in my judgement Winston, I really like your posts but...
so Classical music is not complex because Mozart composed really young?

I think chess is more diffused than bridge, and that is why there are GM young.

and if it is not clear:) my favorite game is chess.
 
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Minecraft !!!
 
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Giovanni Montano wrote:so Classical music is not complex because Mozart composed really young?


Ah, but according to this

even Mozart, who was a musical prodigy at age 4, took 13 more years before he began to produce world-class music



I think chess is more diffused than bridge, and that is why there are GM young.


You may be right, but my theory is that, since everything in chess is visible, the elasticity of a younger brain allows you to visualise patterns faster, and is also untrammelled by "accepted practise".

In bridge, since half the cards aren't seen, and no human brain can hold all possible combinations (at least as far as we know), experience, or 'familiarity' counts for a lot more. It's also one of the few top games that has two phases - bidding and play - and each can gain you an advantage, which is why there are books written on both.

Also:
1. It's a social game, since you cannot play without a partner; so bridge players are often also good businessmen (and women), and wine connoisseurs.
2. It's the only game I know of where tricks can be "manufactured" - indeed, it often happens automatically - and executing your first "squeeze" is probably the highlight of an intermediate player's career.

Winston
 
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Is it obvious to speak about PC games? I like many of them, especially RPG (Gothic3, Fable, Fallout).
But I prefer party and adventure games of late.
Yesterday I played with my nephews in Alias and Uno. And it was the best time of this week!
 
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I'm with Winston.  I play bridge with a computer program I have been working on for years: EasyBridge.  https://sites.google.com/site/normsstuff1/Home/files-to-be-shared/
Other games I used to enjoy were chess and Go.
 
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I used to play CS, Crime scene investgation, Age of empire, NFS need for speed, EA sport's cricket, football and sometimes GTA couple of years ago.  Now a days once in a blue moon I try train simulators Or others.
 
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Bubble Shooter is the best online game which provides happiness and joy to the players who plays it. This game requires no verification from you to play game online on the site. This is the best thing in any game which makes you to the golden age of your childhood.
 
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