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  1. #1 How many of you play video games? 
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    Curious. I did A LOT when I was younger, so did all my clever friends. Maybe there is a correlation between playing computer games and intelligence? There seems to be. So who of you do play them? And how frequently if you don't mind me asking .

    Oh and if you do whats your favorite game?


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    edit: whoops - didn't mean to double post. sorry about that.
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    Oh yea, forgot about that. Thanks paralith.

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    Correlation between intelligence and games? I failed 12 grade government because I couldn't stop playing games. My smartest friends didn't play them. Games are for a window of intelligence. They are addicting to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
    Curious. I did A LOT when I was younger, so did all my clever friends. Maybe there is a correlation between playing computer games and intelligence? There seems to be. So who of you do play them? And how frequently if you don't mind me asking .

    Oh and if you do whats your favorite game?
    Sounds like an inverse square law is about to emerge here... :wink:
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    Sport games that simulate the real thing can be fun .

    Doom clones are not .

    RPGS would be if they were like RPGs instead of multi task linear events

    Aside from writing , which is much more fun for now, I think I'll hold out till something original comes along.

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    I always have and probably always will game. RPGs are traditionally my favorite though I do like sports and action/adventure games as well. Not the biggest FPS or RTS fan in the world though there are exceptions.
    I actually just fired WoW up again about 2 days ago so that'll be my primary game for the forseeable future.
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    My hubby lured me to the darkside.... I now play WoW on a much too frequent basis. *sigh* Aslong as it doesn't get in the way of studying, then I don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberEyes
    My hubby lured me to the darkside.... I now play WoW on a much too frequent basis. *sigh* Aslong as it doesn't get in the way of studying, then I don't mind.
    Games are good for girls as well. I mean look at the Wii, more female players than men!!!

    Speaking of such, I found this funny unoffical promotion for the Wii:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MFoyp71xw3w
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino
    I always have and probably always will game. RPGs are traditionally my favorite though I do like sports and action/adventure games as well. Not the biggest FPS or RTS fan in the world though there are exceptions.
    I actually just fired WoW up again about 2 days ago so that'll be my primary game for the forseeable future.
    I tired wow for 14 days on trial to see what fuss was about, it was nice but repitive and a grind.

    I liked the steeds , esp the flying bat but the grind needed to get there just to attain that is pointless IMO

    I might try Warhammer or the Conan game but Im not paying any subscription fee.

    Guild wars in similiar vein looks boring too , different engine , same idea but more tatical Ive heard .

    I think the new one is out next year too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino
    I always have and probably always will game. RPGs are traditionally my favorite though I do like sports and action/adventure games as well. Not the biggest FPS or RTS fan in the world though there are exceptions.
    I actually just fired WoW up again about 2 days ago so that'll be my primary game for the forseeable future.
    I tired wow for 14 days on trial to see what fuss was about, it was nice but repitive and a grind.

    I liked the steeds , esp the flying bat but the grind needed to get there just to attain that is pointless IMO

    I might try Warhammer or the Conan game but Im not paying any subscription fee.

    Guild wars in similiar vein looks boring too , different engine , same idea but more tatical Ive heard .

    I think the new one is out next year too.
    I think WoW is a bit less of a grind than most MMORPGS. The quest system keeps it somewhat fresh and you can pvp very early to also break up the monotany. And PvP has *excellent* rewards. The problem I have with WoW is that the quest system kind of makes it hard to find a group sometimes as you level up as different people will have their own quest log that mostly won't agree with yours. So some of those elite/harder quests might be hard to find help for. I think overall it's a well polished game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino

    I think WoW is a bit less of a grind than most MMORPGS. The quest system keeps it somewhat fresh and you can pvp very early to also break up the monotany. And PvP has *excellent* rewards. The problem I have with WoW is that the quest system kind of makes it hard to find a group sometimes as you level up as different people will have their own quest log that mostly won't agree with yours. So some of those elite/harder quests might be hard to find help for. I think overall it's a well polished game
    It helps to play the game with another person. The only I time I ever play WoW is when my friends are on, especially my hubby. It seems to be a good (secondary) passtime for us for an hour or two here and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberEyes
    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino

    I think WoW is a bit less of a grind than most MMORPGS. The quest system keeps it somewhat fresh and you can pvp very early to also break up the monotany. And PvP has *excellent* rewards. The problem I have with WoW is that the quest system kind of makes it hard to find a group sometimes as you level up as different people will have their own quest log that mostly won't agree with yours. So some of those elite/harder quests might be hard to find help for. I think overall it's a well polished game
    It helps to play the game with another person. The only I time I ever play WoW is when my friends are on, especially my hubby. It seems to be a good (secondary) passtime for us for an hour or two here and there.
    Very true - the only reason I'm even in WoW is because I have 5 other people who all started also so finding a group/help is not a problem. But if you know some people in the game to level up with it's 10x more fun.
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    I don't think it's any corrolation between WoW and intelligence though Seriously
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    Back when I was big (really big) into the FPS community, you'd be surprised just how intellectual a game could get.

    If you manage to get a good group of mature and skilled players together, with no one cheating and no lag issues, the game will quickly evolve into fast-paced chess.

    If you've never experienced, you won't believe me, but even though it's a video game and you're in a room with just a monitor screen, headphones, and a PC, you can actually get instinctual responses to occur in-game. Without hearing a sound or seeing anything, you can tell if someone's behind you. You start predicting what people will do. You begin playing psychological games, and finding ways to prey on the habits of others that you've observed while playing against them.

    It really is quite amazing, and it was those experiences that kept me hooked for so long.

    Unfortunately, lately I haven't been able to find many people with the right dispositions all in the same place, and so I've gradually dropped away from the online FPS community. Now I pretty much strictly play single-player games.

    I do play WoW a lot, but to be honest I think the game sucks. It's probably the worst RPG I've ever played. The only reason I get on and play, is because of the friends I play with. Half the time we just roam around conversing and trying to have fun. The game is almost irrelevant.
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    I agree about the FPS Wolf. The problem these days is:

    A: Too many newbies, and I mean TOO MANY. I know were all new, but still there are too many starting playing video games and their first game is often CSS .

    B: There are too many cheaters.

    C: There are no enough players with good sportsmanship anymore. There are still some and believe me once I find them, I stick with them wherever we go .
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    My FPS experience is small, but I agree that complex games really can require a certain amount of brain power. Keeping track of stats and levels and quests and missions and finding ways to maximize your scores etc - it can get pretty complicated. The only problem is, you're devoting a lot of brain space and time to skills that may not necessarily scan to real life. I heard of a study that described a kid with almost 50% of his memory tied up in video games - combos, codes, levels, what have you.

    In theory I could get into complex games and RPGs and the like, but I don't have the patience for them. If I'm going to wrap my brain around something that much I'd rather it be related to my studies - I just want games to be fun.
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    I can't wait until Virtual games, just imagine the fun you could have. Heck, you could go out to see a Virtual Hockey game with your friends. Or go out with your girlfriend who happens to be 2000 miles away to a restaurant or something. But you wouldn't want lag on the third date .
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    I'm not sure how you test to see how much of the brain is "full," but be that as it may, I find it hard to believe that anyone could have their brain "filled" to 50% with anything at that age (or likely even any age).

    As for game-smarts being wasted, I'd have to disagree with some of that.

    It's been shown that people who play video games tend to get lost less often. If you play games (especially old-school FPS games like DOOM or Shamus) you might notice that you pretty much always know how to get back to where you started.

    Hand-eye coordination is becoming frequently more important in our world.

    The ability to multi-task and remain stable during fast-paced situations is also something games can teach.

    I could go on, but you probably get the picture...
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    i play so many.. rpgs and mmorpgs are my favorite i like halo 2, grand theft auto,wow, ultima online, everquest, guitar hero, sonic, supermario kart, the sims, legends of zelda, bratz rock angelz the list goes on and on............................
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    COD 4 anyone? Tell me your gamer tag and maybe we can play a game

    Mine:

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    -BF2 and some of its mods (but not that often anymore, it's getting kinda old).

    -Freeciv => most addictive game I know (at least in multiplayer, 'longturn style'), try it if you dare :P
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    Anyone exited for spore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    COD 4 anyone? Tell me your gamer tag and maybe we can play a game

    Mine:

    [><">]M425CR.
    That game is the best FPS to grace my xbox 360 in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    Anyone exited for spore?
    It looks very good, wonder how it ends though.
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    You turn into a super-being, create humanity, tell them that you're god, and say you'll come back in about 6000 years... :wink:
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    So I've heard EA Los Angeles (aka Westwood) have announced:





    I liked the Tibierum series, but I've always had a softspot, less serious love for the Red Alert series. .

    Any of you like Command & Conquer?
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    I'm an Xbox 360 fanatic myself but I also own a Wii.
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    C&C, good old days My pc wont run anything newer than C&C Generals atm, so I'm not really keeping up with the news. But I hope the series will continue.
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    you like rts games, try supreme commander. The strategy part is great. It's pretty easy though, unless you're playing someone good.
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