RS
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January 2nd, 2017 at 2:24:19 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

At least someone realizes we, as a people, are in bigger trouble than anyone realizes. Sure... we can all just hide from the inevitable with our expensive toys, daily rituals, movies, ball games or whatever one finds to escape the glare of the blinding light. When the time comes to pass on and it is certain that we will all die individually, how will the individual explain what they did. I just know it's gonna be ugly to explain that I spent a lot of time gambling, movies, video games and any other form of pleasure I could find for my own self. I used to play this game called Civilization V. Steam tracked hours played which I didn't like! Needless to say I logged over 10k hours in five years... pretty sick chubs!



10k hours in 5 years? That's the same as a full time job (40 hours/week).

:(
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monet0412
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January 2nd, 2017 at 5:10:28 PM permalink
Quote: RS

10k hours in 5 years? That's the same as a full time job (40 hours/week).

:(



You think I don't know that. Some days I would play for 18 hours straight and my heart rate would be all goofy. Other days my wife would come home throwing food at me or something. I would tell her... When you first met me you know this is what I do... If I'm not in the Casino for days on end I am playing some meaningless game! A couple days later and she was back to normal. I was hooked pretty good on that game. After all the players started to get bored and not play Multi-Player anymore or run Single Player Challenges it started to fade away. Finally after 5 years I started to get bored with it :). I recently bought Civ VI when it came out but it has too many problems and is easier than V. They will fix it down the road but I think that game is out of my system. I still play Nintendo but for the most part Computer games and Console games are over for me but it was a good 35 years of addiction. I don't want to see my numbers for things like Pac-Man, Jungle Hunt, Tetris, all the Atari Games really. Now when Combat Flight Sims came out I was pretty hooked on things like Janes, F22, F16 Falcon, il 2 sturmovik... etc. etc. Next up was things like Black Hawk Down (Miss that game...good killing fun), Battlefield, Medal of Honor... etc. etc.

Did I say I had a wasted life?? Guilty as charged... You ever see Papillon with Steve McQueen? Pretty good scene where he is dreaming and the judges are finding him guilty and he says: "I didn't kill that pimp"

The judge tells him that he is guilty of a far worse crime than that! And he asks: "Oh yeah... whats that?"

The Judge replies: "A Wasted Life"

Papillon agrees... "Oh that?? Guilty as charged!!"
djatc
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January 2nd, 2017 at 5:48:51 PM permalink
Civ 3 is probably #2 in time wasted on a video game for me. All those hours learning strategy from the civfanatics site, moving through the ranks of difficulty, and actually playing. There's so many ways to play, such as the world economic power, the nuclear communist dictator, and my personal favorite "always war" variant where I play the Mongols and crush my enemies with their horse archers. I crushed the entire continent so hard with my troops that nobody made it past the middle ages, bua ha ha ha. As soon as I could sail to the other continent with ships I loaded up some missionaires of death and "civilized" the others. What a fun time.

I bought Civ 5 at launch but didn't like the one tile per unit rule. It seemed too weird for me and the time commitment to "git gud" was too high for me to get into. Lo and behold, Civ 5 complete edition is now like $13 on Steam..... Maybe it's time for "one more turn".
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monet0412
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January 2nd, 2017 at 10:18:51 PM permalink
Not sure how you skipped Civ IV BTS... by far the best in the series if you love micro and stacks of doom!
djatc
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January 2nd, 2017 at 11:32:25 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Not sure how you skipped Civ IV BTS... by far the best in the series if you love micro and stacks of doom!



Played civ 4 as well. Haven't put in ungodly hours on the game. All I know is every single game of civ I played, Ghandi is a nuclear madman.
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lilredrooster
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July 5th, 2017 at 4:02:30 PM permalink
42 people were shot in Chicago in a 12 hour period on July 4 and 5 between 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-july-4-weekend-shootings-violence-20170705-story.html
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GWAE
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July 5th, 2017 at 6:04:36 PM permalink
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42 people were shot in Chicago in a 12 hour period on July 4 and 5 between 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-july-4-weekend-shootings-violence-20170705-story.html



That is just amazing. Are murders even mentioned on the news there?
RogerKint
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July 5th, 2017 at 7:36:43 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

That is just amazing. Are murders even mentioned on the news there?



Only if it's a white killing a minority.
boymimbo
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July 5th, 2017 at 9:18:23 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

42 people were shot in Chicago in a 12 hour period on July 4 and 5 between 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-july-4-weekend-shootings-violence-20170705-story.html



How many perpetrators were illegal immigrants from Mexico? How many of those were from the six countries Trump banned. I see that Trump sending in the Feds like he promised worked.

Focus, folks on things that are important (not that Obama did anything). Trump did say that he knew people that could solve Chicago's violent crime problem "in a week".
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Tanko
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July 6th, 2017 at 2:46:30 AM permalink
Final Tally: More Than 100 Shot

There is a solution for Chicago, but the voters donít want it.

Meanwhile, once again, the crime rate in NYC is headed for another record low. Same demographics. Better leaders.


Year to Date:

Murder down 21.6%

Rape down 4.8%

Felony assault down 3%

Robbery down 10.4%

Shootings down 15.8%

Shooting victims down 16.7%

Total crimes down 5.8%

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