Yahoo! Games is Number One Game Site! Yahoo! attracts about fifty-two million
unique visitors per month to its puzzle and card games. That is about 1.7
million unique gamers every day!
Here is their line up:
Playable online (PO), Downloadable (D), Mobile (M), Skill (S)
- Jigsaw: Landscapes D
- Jigsaw: Medley D
- Jigsaw: Pet D
- Jigsaw: Wyland D
- Literati PO
- Luxor Mahjong D
- Mah Jong PO
- Mah Jong Adventures D
- Mah Jong Garden D
- Mah Jong Jade Expedition D
- Mah Jong Medly D, PO
- Mah Jong Towers Eternity D, PO
- Mah-Jomino D
- Mahjong Escape D, PO
- Mahjong Match D
- Mahjong Treasure S
- Mahjong Fortuna S
- Midas Mahjong S
- Monopoly 3 D
- Naval Command PO
- Poker Pop D, PO
- Reversi PO
- Saints and Sinners Bingo D, PO
- Sudoko: Latin Squares D
- Super Mah Jong D
- Word Slinger D
Have fun, but be safe!
A three-year study at Brunel University claims that online gaming can
be good for young teens, (13-16 years old), because it ‘introduces them
to a diversity that they might not otherwise encounter’.
That is probably the lamest, gobbly-gook reason that I’ve ever heard and
I’m suprised that it comes from a university professor.
Why not just drop the 13 year olds in the center of New York City’s entertainment
section with $100 each. Let them roam around the city unsupervised. Now THERE’s
some diversity that they would not otherwise encounter. That is good for them?
Whenever you expose a 13 year old child to UNUSUAL DIVERSITY, they should
be supervised by a mature, trustworthy adult.
An anonomous Xbox player revealed how he “wins” every game.
Actually, he continuously loses every game, because he admitedly
does not have the skills nor the time to develop those skills,
but after weeks and months of losing every game, he finally
decided on a revenge tactic.
Just as he is about to get shot dead, he runs full speed at
his adversary and at the last minute tosses a plasma grenade
at him – BOOM! They both die and no one wins.
Well, that’s better than dying alone and the other guy, being
much more skilled has more to lose by dying. Go figure!
Yes, a 17 year old Dutch boy was REALLY arrested for stealing virtual
furniture in Habbo Hotel. He moved the furniture from another player’s
room to his own after tricking the other player into giving up his
How many times have we been warned NOT to give up our password?
“Yah but, this seem to be legitimate!” Duh!
Yah but, yah but, yah but….
THEY ALWAYS SEEM LEGITIMATE!!!
Let’s go over it one more time. Do NOT give out your password.
According to Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson poker is
a game of skill, not of chance.
Nesson’s philosohy is that poker is almost entirely about betting and
getting your opponents to fold. So, in that sense, strategy, psychology,
self-control, and risk-assessment means that a skilled player can win
regardless of what cards she or he holds.
Wishful thinking I say. Seriously, all that stuff is easy for him
to spout. He’s a law professor at one of the best law schools in
the world. He is set financially. All he “needs” is a few good
sounding lectures that will attract more tuition.
Such as these lectures that he’s offerring: “Poker: A Game of Truth
in Life and Law” and “Law as Rhetorical Poker”.
Oh, goodie goodie gum drops, now our 3-year olds can get on the PC
and play games! Nothing like starting the addiction at a young age.
It’s the Net Jet Online Gaming System from Tiger Electronics. It’s
only $20, so all parents will buy it: a cheap babysitter!
It just plugs into your existing PC with a USB. It comes with a game
or two and you can buy extra games for $10 each.
Three of the Featured games out of the box are:
Super Soaker Water Fight.
The Fairly Odd Parents: Timmy’s Roach Rampage.
Paintball? Roaches? For a toddler? Com’on!!
According to local news, Allieu Shaw, a college student at Frostburg
State University in Maryland got very excited while playing Call of
Duty and then during a text chat with several other COD players
started saying that he was going to shoot up his school. Duh!
He actually gave details on how he would do it. Duh!
Naturally, a few of the other players were alarmed and one in particular
took Shaw’s claims seriously and called the police. Two days later the
police showed up at Shaw’s dormroom door and put him in hand cuffs.
Shaw denies any real intent to do harm and no weapons were found
at his home.
Two misdemeanor counts of disrupting a school operation were filed
against the 19-year-old, with a maximum penalty of a year in jail
and a fine up to $5,000.
Plus, the college administration has scheduled a hearing that might
terminate his enrollment at the college.
Sad, but true. Meeting “a new friend” while plaing an online game
has cost several people their lives.
The online gaming environment is a unique situation where any two
people, of any age or gender can quickly become friends and feel
that they have known each other a long time.
That type of relationship can be dangerous because it’s an illusion
and that “friend” could be out to get you. You’ll never know that
because your feelings tell you that friend is trustworthy and would
never harm you.
You brush off the warnings of adults as over reacting and paranoid.
Better safe than sorry, (or dead).
It seems that the future is here now for gamers. A headset will be
available later this year that reads your mind and then interacts
with the game, but who is controling whom?
This headset actually senses the neural activity inside your head and
translates that into actions in the game. Think “right” the mouse moves
right. Think “shoot now” and your game weapon begins firing.
The downside? You have to put some gel on your scalp. How many gamers
are going to do that everyday?
And, by the way, how do we know that this headset is not inputing some
data into your stream of consciousness?
Get me outta here!
Online poker is built on the supposition that the games are run fairly. The industry
brings in about 12 billion dollars a year. With so much money on the line, who can
you really trust?
Absolutepoker.com is baeed on a somewhat autonomous Mohawk indian reservation
near Montreal, CA. The accusations come from a few of the players themselve.
One of them was the Second Place winner of $20,000. He thought something was
a bit suspicious so he requested a “hand history”. What he got was the Master
Hand history which showed not just his hands, but everyone’s hands. This led
him to look even deeper and he could glean some very odd dealings.
Reportedly, police are investigaing these allegations.