Poll 2014-10-06 I'm a gamer and I enjoy (click all that apply)
I'm a gamer and I enjoy (click all that apply)
Point & Click role playing games
13 votes (13%)
MUDs (Multi-user Dungeons)
1 vote (1%)
First person shooters
13 votes (13%)
MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing games)
4 votes (4%)
Card games
12 votes (12%)
Action RPGs (Diablo, etc.)
15 votes (15%)
Beat em up (Mortal Kombat etc.)
7 votes (7%)
Historical reenactments
4 votes (4%)
Simulator games
11 votes (11%)
Strategy, slow-paced games (world builder games, etc.)
17 votes (17%)
Pong. Just pong.
3 votes (3%)
Reply 21 comments

Being a gamer..... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-06 21:37 (#2T57)

...is nowadays almost a political question.
Am I one? No idea. Probably not. You decide. At best I play every six month a game. Never online.
When it gets me, it is almost 24/7 for two or three weeks... little exaggeration here. ;-)

Last two games I played:
Skyrim... When I played this, it was: Wow... hard to top this one. It is just great. Can't get any better. But then...
Dishonored... Erm... Skyrim? Hmm... nice game, but nothing special. :-D

I have yet to find another game, which comes even close to Dishonored.
Of course... very personal taste here and very IMHO.

Re: Being a gamer..... (Score: 1, Interesting)

by kwerle@pipedot.org on 2014-10-06 22:20 (#2T5A)

...is nowadays almost a political question.
No more than simply being human.

If it weren't for the pipedot coverage of the github thing (which, as far as I'm concerned, is nothing more than drama for drama's sake), I'd have had no idea any of the drama were going on.

I'm betting that 99.9%+ of 'gamers' also have no idea.

To be perfectly honest, the whole gamergate thing seems like a whole lotta drama over very little - and nothing much new.

Re: Being a gamer..... (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-06 22:25 (#2T5C)

I had the feeling you were a bit annoyed about the GamerGate stuff here in the other story. You know... "News at 11?". And now you drag it in this one? Does not seem to be that uninteresting. :-)

Re: Being a gamer..... (Score: 1)

by kwerle@pipedot.org on 2014-10-07 02:04 (#2T5F)

GamerGate is far more interesting than the github thing. But that ain't saying much.

I'd much rather see a distanced article on the subject. Not enough that I'll be writing one, myself. But Gender/sex/psych roles in gaming is certainly an interesting topic.

I just don't think the recent hoohah is very insightful or informative.

Old Skool (Score: 2, Insightful)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-10-07 09:36 (#2T5Q)

For me it's easy - not a gamer. In fact so much so that when I put up this poll I braced for the inevitable volley of complaints that I forgot a category or duplicated a category under two titles, etc. (it happens anyway).

The last game I played seriously was Elite, in like 1985. Also Karateka on my C64. I even skipped the Tetris fad back in the day.

Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by hapnstance@pipedot.org on 2014-10-09 18:00 (#2T6Q)

Once again I find myself thinking "are you me?". I played Elite so much that now when I hear that song "dah dah dah dah dah... dah dah... dah dah" I automatically see myself lining up my rotation for docking. And I also played Karateka on my C64. Aaaand while I played a little tetris while working at IBM I really did not get what all the fuss was about. Seriously, are you me?

Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-09 19:38 (#2T6S)

Pfffff.... C64. You poor sods. Everybody knows that back then only Atari was a viable selection. ;-D

Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-10-10 01:33 (#2T6X)

Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-10 08:24 (#2T71)

That's a different Atari. ;-)

My very first computer:

Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-10-10 09:12 (#2T72)

You have a point... The Atari 400/800 version was far less horrific than the 2600 version.

And apparently, you can play it with Java online:


Re: Old Skool (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-10 09:57 (#2T73)

Haha... should I EVER play with an Atari again... it certainly won't be E.T.
I think I had this game, it was crap. But one thing the C64 could not do...
Play M.U.L.E with four joysticks.

Phone games (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-10-07 10:27 (#2T5S)

Almost all my gaming is done on a phone nowadays (I'm assuming "Card games" means non-computer games that involve cards of some kind, which is the other gaming I do). Which option covers simple phone games? (Mainly puzzle games)

Mobile games (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-10-09 12:43 (#2T6E)

I am officially addicted. Swordigo did in a 7" tablet. HumbleBundle has had a few good ones. Great way to pass the time.

MUD (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-09 12:49 (#2T6F)

No love for MUD? Any Discworld mudders in the house?