Games are big business. PC-based, smartphone-based, dedicated device-based, you name it and you’ll find dedicated followers.
Last I checked, gaming is close to a $100B a year industry. Mobile computing games account for about $40B of that total.
Neither Melisa or I play any computer games. We don’t own a console, there are no games on our phones, and there are no games on our respective PCs other than the ones that come with the operating system . . . which we don’t play.
The Roku we bought way back when had a version of Angry Birds in it and I occasionally fire it up when I want to feel like I don’t have a life or when I feel like wasting some of my precious remaining time. I probably play a few hours a year . . . in the years when I remember we have it.
At the end of the day, each day, we play a few rounds of WordMix Lite. Basically, you get a group of letters and you have to make up as many as you can. When you complete a level, you move onto the next level. We usually clear 3-4 levels each day.
It came with the first Kindle Fire tablet we bought from Amazon. We’ve been playing the same game since we bought it in 2010 (HERE is the original post on the purchase) although we once accidentally reset the score had to start at zero again. I just checked and our current score is 8,091,750. I don’t know if that’s good or not but I’m guessing we’ve been playing it close to seven years. There is an option to share it online but we don’t . . . well, other than me mentioning it here, now.
I used to play the DEANIMATOR game but stopped because you can’t ever win. I got very good at it but you get to a point when there are just too many zombies and you get your spine ripped from your body by one of the big ones. For me, the limit was reaching Stage 28, Score 549. Try it . . . but be careful; it’s addictive. I just tried it and I died at Stage 10. I’d have to “relearn” how to play it to get back up over Stage 20 . . . but I have zero desire or incentive to do it.
There used to be a miniature golf game I occasionally played but I can’t find the exact one right now. I wanted to be able to play it all with hole-in-ones but the best I got was 29. Mind you, I knew how to get hole-in-ones for each hole but the trick was to do them all in one game.
Probably the most challenging game I’ve ever played was Bloxorz . . . It requires 3-D visualization and imagining future moves. If you want to exercise your brain, try it. Be careful . . . I typically fail because I accidentally hit the wrong arrow key. Slow and steady does it.
Just to be clear . . . I’ve not played any of these in years. I hesitate to get into gaming as I would do what I do with everything . . . immerse myself to the fullest. You’d probably not see another blog post for at least a couple of years.
Note: for them thinking of chipping in and buying me a console, forget it; it won’t work.
And now, the photo:
I’ve not made it back to that shop, so I still don’t know the origin of the expensive rooster carving.
Things have gone quiet now but not that long ago, the Royals were all over the news.
I wonder what they’re doing right now . . .
Honest, that sounds about right.
I’m still tracking the progress and as of now . . . No Respite at Night For Plastic Multicolor Worm Monument Beginning To Melt During Latest Heatwave.
And . . . that’s it
Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.
You can read about Project 313 HERE.
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