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12/4/11 2:08 A

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I miss the really old school fun games. I love love love what games are capable of these days with their modern graphics, but I had some of the most memorable gaming experiences and some real fun times with games like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Final Fantasy 3. Chrono Trigger. Breath of Fire.

Partly why I'm taking classes in school to get a handle on this whole "coding" thing, LOL. I have got to get in on some of this fan game development action I see going on.

Also, +1 on the review about Skyrim and that mentioned game package with the monthly fee. Heckuva service.

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12/2/11 7:46 P

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I play them for
- Competition
- Social

I also play them because all of them are free, I can't afford a monthly bill.

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12/2/11 1:37 P

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I've been reading a book about turning the workplace into a gaming experience. They are talking about reasons people play games and what makes games great. Essentially, they argue that people play games for one or more of these reasons:
- Competition
- Social
- Achievement
- Immersion
- Exploration

If you look at the popular games, from Angry Birds and Farmville to Call of Duty and Skyrim, they all contain some of these elements. Some of the games we hate, miss a lot of this.

I'm a little confused by saying you play MMOs, but don't like some other elements that most MMOs have. Most MMOs that I can think of are: not challenging, never ending, and extremely repetitive. So if you don't like these things, why play them?

On the other hand, MMOs are very popular because they include several of the elements I mention.

Here is my recommendation for you: try OnLive's PlayPack. For $9.99/mo you have access to a growing catalog of near 150 games. There are some great ones in there, such as: Bioshock, Just Cause 2, Borderlands, and Batman. If you are just curious, you can use the service to rent games or trial them for free.

As for great games for consoles/PC, I would think Skyrim would be a fun game for a MMO player to come to. Some people are bored because the social aspect is taken away, but to me, the achievement is greater.

Hope this helps and sorry for the rambling.


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12/2/11 11:35 A

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I play MMOs/MMORPGs (cause I am a cheapo emoticon ) , and have played a lot of different type of games. BUT, I can never find one I stick with because they are,
(1) not challenging
(2) too challenging
(3) too time consuming (come on, 1+ years to beat, I think that's a little excessive emoticon )
(4) too repetitive

I realize that repetitive can not be helped (in most cases) but I am wondering, what is your thoughts on what I have posted?

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