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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 08:54 AM
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Poll question: Are there any guys who don't play video games?
X-Box, Playstation - whatever.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 08:55 AM
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1. Video Game Free For Decades
eom
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 08:55 AM
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2. We evolved as hunters.
We don't get to hunt giraffes and mammoths anymore, so video games are the next best thing. ;-)
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 08:58 AM
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3. I don't even really think they are for kids
at least not to the extent of time that most of them waste on video games. go play frisbee or something.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:00 AM
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4. I don't.
I guess there's something wrong with me...besides the other stuff. :-)
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:01 AM
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5. Well, I own a Playstation 2, but I haven't turned it on in over a year
:).

I also own a computer capable of playing some kick ass games, but rarely use it for that purpose.

However, my screen name comes from my videogaming days when I went by Eric The Awful for online video gaming :)
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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:02 AM
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7. you bad ass, you were into rpg's wern't you
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:14 AM
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14. Nope, first person shooters :)
I never found an online RPG that I actually thought was fun.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:05 AM
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10. Was that like a Viking name or
were you just really bad?
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:02 AM
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6. I used to when I was a kid.
and occasionally when my friends do, but I generally don't.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:03 AM
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8. I received an XBOX as a gift. I haven't used it in a year.
I played one game of video golf at matcom's house last month. That's it. :shrug:
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BearClaws Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:05 AM
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9. I Don't Get It.
I waste enough time on the computer.
Who has enough time to burn on a silly video game?
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:09 AM
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11. I don't play 'em.
We've got a PS2 and although my son has the Need for Speed series, it doesn't hold my interest at all. Video arcades are boring to me.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:11 AM
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12. Me.
Edited on Wed May-18-05 09:12 AM by Richardo
Too geezer-fied, I guess.

I find them boring, except for the Myst/Riven/Obsidian puzzle-oriented games. And even then, I haven't played one in 3-4 years.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:12 AM
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13. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but there are a few I really like.
The Grand Theft Auto Games, Gran Turismo 4 and the Sims come to mind.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:22 AM
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15. Sorry, my time is too valuable
Hell, I hardly even watch T.V. and don't even get me started on what a waste of time pro sports are.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:31 AM
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16. I don't pLay them
But neither wouLd I categorise them as onLy for kids. Other men shouLd pLay away to their hearts content - I just prefer a nice book and some soothing music personaLLy.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:32 AM
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17. Me-I've never been good at them nor had the patience to practice
Plus I like playing actual sports.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:33 AM
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18. I only play racing games
on the consoles. I like my FPS games on the PC.

I hardly play them anymore, but sometimes when I'm stressed out it's nice to take an Acura NSX or a Super Seven around a track a few times.
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:41 AM
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19. I do
Edited on Wed May-18-05 09:42 AM by Dark_Leftist
and that's obvious given my sig choice

:P

Gran Turismo 4 is my current flavor of choice

To each his own if gaming is not your thing....it's cool.

:)
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Don Claybrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:46 AM
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20. Other: Used to play
I used to play the turn-based games like Civilization. I don't have the time or inclination or skill to play the newer games. I'm pretty much restricted to the occasional 5-minute game of solitaire or mah jongg.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 09:57 AM
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21. Not me. I stare at a computer screen all day, and
don't need to be doing it at night, too.

Besides, video games simply hold no interest for me. (The only one I ever liked was Robotron 2084, and the computer version of that isn't like the old arcade game.)

I'd rather shoot pool. Or play foosball. Or air hockey.

Redstone
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 10:00 AM
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22. I don't...
just those ancient ones back in the 80's when I was a young un :P
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 10:03 AM
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23. I still have an Atari 2600
That's about the level of gaming I'm into. Just a simple leisure activity. I'll never have the time to be obsessed with some RPG game like Everquest or Warcraft like some friends I know.To them it's not a game, it's a lifestyle.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 10:12 AM
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24. I used to be a hardcore arcade gamer
I could pull 57,000,000+ on that old Kickman console from Bally with at least 26 extra lives to spare. I probably should've gone for a record, but nobody at that arcade ever beat my score.

It was hard to find an arcade game I didn't enjoy playing at least once. That's when the first laser disc games like Dragon's Lair and Cliff Hanger came around - I loved how on Williams' Star Rider you could actually change the image on the disc by turning your handlebars from side to side.

Nowadays, I think Williams only makes casino games. I can see the business sense - why make a stand-up console that some whiz kid can play for two hours on a single quarter when you can sink that R&D into developing a nine-liner that costs a minimum of five cents a pop - and how many gamblers ALWAYS bet the maximum amount on each spin?
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 10:29 AM
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25. Who has the time? I'm usually too busy downloading porn.
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 10:36 AM
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26. I play occasionally, 'till...
I get so pissed at the asshole stuff that the designers pull that I try to break something.

Did you know that the old rectangular Nintendo controllers could be bent to a 90degree angle and would mostly spring back and keep working like nothing had happened? Me neither, Cool huh?

I also didn't know that it was possible for me to grip something so tightly that my fingernails would split under the strain. Not so cool...
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