Project 313 – Post No. 126

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:

Project 313 126

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.

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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4 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 126

  1. It was interesting to read about the games you used to play.
    On occasion, I play word games, and do jigsaw puzzles on computer.
    My young adult kids and I still like to play old board games when they are home. (Like Scrabble, Trivia games, etc.) And my girls like to do jigsaw puzzles with me…we set one up on a table and work on it as we want to. :-)

    PHOTO: I like that rooster! I have a ceramic rooster than used to sit in a friend-of-my-parents house. The friend was in her 90’s when I was just a little girl. My mom got the rooster and had it in her house for years and when my mom died I got the rooster. I have no idea how old it is. But it has to be pretty old.
    CARTOON: Cute! :-D Oh, and “fling”…”ween”.
    DOODLE: It’s melting…it’s melting! :-P

    HUGS!!! :-)

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    • disperser says:

      Word games and puzzles will keep your mind sharp. I think the Bloxorz game I mentioned exercises your spatial visualization. I’ve not played board games in a long while mostly because of a lack of opportunity. Also, I seldom like the element of chance introduced in most games because it diminishes the effect of skill (some might argue the opposite). I suppose it teaches you to cope an innovate but life does that on its own.

      I still plan to go ask about that rooster but I don’t expect great revelations about its origins.

      Thanks, Carolyn . . . and game on.

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