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(Reuters)   Casual gaming taking places of daily activities. Headline would have been longer, but submitter was busy playing "Bejeweled"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 52
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2006-08-14 01:15:18 PM
My favorite timewaster of late - Dice Wars
 
2006-08-14 02:24:27 PM
Bookworm unavailable for comment.

(my score to be proud of)(pops)
 
2006-08-14 02:32:23 PM
kellylockhart, i've been playing dicewars, too. i just can't stop. dammit, gamedesign, i have things to do, i can't be sitting here all day fighting light green.

/it replaced troyis for me.
//414320 on troyis, but in the time i haven't been there, it looks like it caught a time limit bullshiat.
 
2006-08-14 02:41:06 PM
This is why I like my DS more than I thought I would. I pop a game in, play a quick round or two, and I'm off doing something important.
 
2006-08-14 02:41:37 PM
Guess the Admins were playing Bejeweled, too, or they would have known that this was a repeat from earlier today. Check the Tech tab.
 
2006-08-14 02:41:40 PM
bookworm!
 
2006-08-14 02:41:59 PM
How is this news? For the last 30 years, teenage boys gave up sex for D&D...
 
2006-08-14 02:45:05 PM
casual gamers ruined world of warcraft.

/nerf flame war
 
2006-08-14 02:45:11 PM
except the tech tab is seperate from the main news board, therefore it's not a repeat, it just managed to make it to the page that people, y'know, actually read.
 
2006-08-14 02:46:18 PM
BMX backflips FTW.

/bejeweled is cool too.
 
2006-08-14 02:47:10 PM
How is this news? For the last 30 years, teenage boys gave up sex for D&D...

Correlation does not equal causation.
 
2006-08-14 02:47:21 PM
Television and movies have been dethroned, but they'll still be around.

I have a hard time imagining what will dethrone games, or interactive media, other than newer interactive media that offers more and more levels of interaction.
 
2006-08-14 02:48:27 PM
Funny, my casual gaming is a free FPS called Sauerbraten. Say what you will about mousaiming or advancement in gaming, but deathmatch has always been the epitome of "jump in and play".
 
2006-08-14 02:48:44 PM
BBRModitha

casual gamers ruined world of warcraft.

WoW isn't casual friendly even in its current state, how can this be?
 
2006-08-14 02:51:09 PM
BBRModitha

casual gamers ruined world of warcraft.


Unintelligent/immature players ruin online games; not inexperienced ones. Any 13 year old addict is much worse than a 25 year old casual player IMO.
 
2006-08-14 02:52:20 PM
Iarsino
Batttle.net is living proof of that statement.
 
2006-08-14 02:52:55 PM
battle, not batttle
 
2006-08-14 02:53:04 PM
How is this news? For the last 30 years, teenage boys gave up masturbating for a fifth time in a day for D&D...

/fixed that for you.
 
2006-08-14 02:55:44 PM
img240.imageshack.us
Huh...?
 
2006-08-14 03:00:47 PM
Midnight Pool.
 
2006-08-14 03:04:08 PM
That "females over 40" demographic is the truth.  If my woman's grandmother isn't asleep, she is almost invariably in front of the computer, playing whatever the game du jour is. ("Jewel of Atlantis" currently.)
 
2006-08-14 03:04:48 PM
Ummm....have we really made it this deep into the comments w/o mention of a possible repeat?
 
2006-08-14 03:05:48 PM
A wonderful complement to pr0n is www.notpron.com

/but it's hard
//and long...
 
2006-08-14 03:10:37 PM
2006-08-14 02:41:59 PM DaCaptain19

How is this news? For the last 30 years, teenage boys gave up sex for D&D...


OR... turned to D&D due to lack of sex? It's a tricky question

/played D&D
//still tries to, DM is out of town on game day every week the past year... Aaaaah, routinely cancelled, just like the good old days
 
2006-08-14 03:17:16 PM
the QA lab at my workplace got bit by the bejeweled bug for a bit. So on one of our signs we had labled "Our mail/trackingsoftware machine" I just appeneded "bejeweled" in pencil at the bottom.
 
2006-08-14 03:20:07 PM
Death to RealNetworks
 
2006-08-14 03:21:35 PM
How is this news? For the last 30 years, teenage boys gave up masturbating for a fifth time in a day for D&D...

Hey, you gotta take a break, sometimes is chafes a little too much...

Then again, the succubus in the Monster Manual is pretty hot and you can see her boobies...
 
2006-08-14 03:22:26 PM
No one gives up sex for D&D. Correclation vs. causality blah blah.
 
2006-08-14 03:23:58 PM
"casual gamers ruined world of warcraft."

QFT

they just want free epics.
 
2006-08-14 03:28:56 PM
Sauerbraten is pretty fun. I just D/L'd it. THanks
 
2006-08-14 03:36:26 PM
BBRModitha

Heheheheheh.

25 man raids FTW!!!

/has read at least 100 threads about that one
 
2006-08-14 03:50:38 PM
Hexagon...find it at ebaumsworld.
 
2006-08-14 03:52:03 PM
Space Cowboy Online is my latest gaming addiction. The SA goons have their own brigade (guild) there.

Man, Dicewars is cool as hell!
 
2006-08-14 03:59:20 PM
My biggest time waster is playing Animal Crossing on the DS. Although sometimes it's good because I wake up early to catch morning bugs and fish. Today's my day off. I probably would have slept all day except I had lots of fish to catch.
 
2006-08-14 04:05:31 PM
I'm a multitasker. I play online games WHILE watching TV. Have been alternating between Bejeweled 2, Gold Fever, Chuzzle (whee!), Jewel Quest, and A Series of Unfortunate Events among others. (Female over 40, guilty as charged...)
 
2006-08-14 04:13:12 PM
Highest Bejeweled "time trial" score is 1.5 mil.

But all of them are over a million.

Cause I'm cool. Do drugs kids.
 
2006-08-14 04:18:37 PM
I like Diamond Mine myself.
 
2006-08-14 04:19:18 PM
2006-08-14 03:22:26 PM iollow
No one gives up sex for D&D. Correclation vs. causality blah blah


no, but they do give it up for Eve.
/two hours of hitting-on, wasted! i can never retrieve those two hours of my life!
 
2006-08-14 04:30:33 PM
My neighbour tells me that I spend too much time playing games. However this neighbour sits in front of the TV at her house watching "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" while I am sitting at my computer playing "Babel" Deluxe" and "LuxorMahjong"

At least my games are more better at exercising the brain than soapies are.
 
2006-08-14 04:30:38 PM
I guess I'm retarded. I don't understand "dice wars," I need a "how to play" page.
 
2006-08-14 04:31:09 PM
Clint Zombie - Ummm....have we really made it this deep into the comments w/o mention of a possible repeat?

No, you just didn't read the previous posts well enough.
 
2006-08-14 04:39:54 PM
LBreakout 2.

/for windows
//for os x
///& linux
 
2006-08-14 04:43:11 PM
Um, one slight correction...
My hubby has given up sex for D&D. He was big into it in high school, and when we moved to Phoenix, he started back up. Saturdays--never saw him (used to be our lay-in morning)--to busy hanging with 40 other guys (mostly). Three nights a week, never saw him. He ran a game on Thanksgiving at our house, we had his buddies over to eat.

He ran the triad for this region in Vegas (why do I know this stuff?) for a few years, now he just games once a week or so.

He has a con he does coming up in October...so if anyone is headed to Vegas and wants to geek out, let me know and I'll send ya the link to the website. Otherwise, just think nice thoughts for me the 3rd weekend in Oct..

/prefers online gaming
//EQ addict for 3 years
//COH/COV addict 1 year and counting
 
2006-08-14 04:59:51 PM
PhotoCindy

It's kinda like Risk. You just need to wait for you turn for the first time around (or just try a 2 player game if you're getting impatient).
 
2006-08-14 05:07:49 PM
gave up sex for D&D

In much the same way I gave up teleporting for walking
 
2006-08-14 05:21:49 PM
Mistress Jedana: My hubby has given up sex for D&D. He was big into it in high school, and when we moved to Phoenix, he started back up. Saturdays--never saw him (used to be our lay-in morning)--to busy hanging with 40 other guys (mostly). Three nights a week, never saw him. He ran a game on Thanksgiving at our house, we had his buddies over to eat.

He ran the triad for this region in Vegas (why do I know this stuff?) for a few years, now he just games once a week or so.

He has a con he does coming up in October...so if anyone is headed to Vegas and wants to geek out, let me know and I'll send ya the link to the website. Otherwise, just think nice thoughts for me the 3rd weekend in Oct..


He hangs out with a bunch of guys, likes to go to Vegas a lot, and doesn't have sex with you? Honey, he's not a D&D addict, he's got a flaming case of the gay!
 
2006-08-14 05:59:53 PM
2006-08-14 05:07:49 PM DontBeStupid

gave up sex for D&D

In much the same way I gave up teleporting for walking


BRILLIANT! You win.
 
2006-08-14 07:22:05 PM
I am going to have to agree with whenIsayGO. Animal Crossing DS has become an addiction. Why is it that I hate fishing in real life, but can't stop trying to catch that rare fish on that damn game?
 
Biv
2006-08-15 02:21:14 AM
And suddenly, Microsoft looks brilliant for making 360 arcade.

/goes to play bejeweled 2
/or Uno
 
2006-08-15 09:39:49 AM
I would rather play games in general than watch TV. No advertisments contantly. I can always choose which games are on.

I honestly do not understand the facination with TV. Since I was a kid I mostly watched history and other educational channles. I do understand why so few people now get mad at drive throughs or other sales tactics where they always try to "upsell" to you. You cannot watch any thing on TV without seeing at least 5-10 differnt fully unrealted products advertised, usualy with 2-3 advertised 4+ times. No I would not like a side of axe shower gel with my post nuke images of heroshima thank you very much.
 
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