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#285118 - 02/25/08 07:00 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: teresa]
SuMac Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 1995
Loc: New Hampshire
My experience with Adventure games is pretty much the same as the rest of you. Except for one nephew who helped me figure out Myst years ago, no one else among my family or friends plays adventure games or even knows what they are. Although my sister has listened to me talk about them, ad nauseum, and I've forced her to watch some "really cool" stuff, she has a pretty good idea what they're about - but still has no desire to play them.

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#285201 - 02/25/08 09:03 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: SuMac]
Trinny3 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 312
Loc: Maryland,USA
Of the people I know personnaly I don't know anyone eles that plays. I been telling my sister how much fun I have playing. She said she would like to try out one so I am going to lend one to her. It would be nice to have close friends to talk to about these games. Well I am thankful for you guys even if I don't see you face to face. I can share my thoughts here. I believe we need to keep spreading the word about adventure games. I don't like the action adventure games either.

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#285277 - 02/26/08 04:44 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Trinny3]
cailyn Offline
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Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 6008
Loc: Somewhere ? in Massachusetts?
I don't know any one who plays Adventure games either I get those looks too rolleyesI didn't know Adventure games existed until I found this site 2 yrs.ago,I bought Syberia and was hooked from then on.When I got stuck it took me about 3 days to get up the nerve and ask for help,I didn't want anyone to say boy she's stupid.So I asked in hints and got my ans.and no one said a thing also got directed to a walkthrough.I'm a little wiser now on how to play a game,don't need a walkthrough as much grinI play games on the PS3 too.My son plays them with me when he comes on the weekends,it's nice to be able to talk with him about the game we're playing.I'm thankful for this site for my Adv.gaming and chatting wave
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#285307 - 02/26/08 06:15 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: cailyn]
ron.etti Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 1341
Loc: McClure P.A. USA.
You Boomers that have someone to play with or talk to about
your games are so lucky.
My story is the same as most of you.No one understands our
love for these games.
I have a good friend that is a Boomer that we met here.
June and i talk gaming swop games and just have fun talking
about our family and friends.
She lives in Cal. i live in Pa..
We will never meet or hear each others voice but
she is a good friend... Ron

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#285370 - 02/26/08 09:32 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: ron.etti]
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Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 5766
Loc: FT. Worth ....Where the West b...
I find it very interesting. I travel alot since I work for an airline (which by the bye, can be an adventure in itself; more often than not). The funny thing is -- I usually take a laptop with me and while I'm playing one of my adventures I usually find passengers looking over my shoulder wondering just what kind of "movie" I'm watching -- I find this hysterical.

Sometimes I do play game (especially the Nancy Drews with my sister long distance. Meaning we are on the phone with each other playing the game together.

inferno
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#285462 - 02/26/08 01:05 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: infernoj13usa]
Rushes Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23659
Loc: UK
I converted my mother to adventure games a couple of years ago, and she has played most of the same games as I have, give or take a few. Her favourites are the Nancy Drews; her least favourites are any that involve wandering around in circles for hours going nowhere. I find it interesting how our brains work in different ways. A puzzle that I find quite complex (i.e. completely befuddling) she can solve within minutes, and vice versa. We have a Sunday ritual: she comes to visit, plays my games, drinks my wine, and we gab about what's current, what's due to be released, and generally have a grand old time. grin
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#285543 - 02/26/08 03:56 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Rushes]
Nipomo Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 805
Loc: S.F./Bay Area CA
No one I know plays adventure games or RPG's for that matter. I wish like crazy I knew someone in person who did. You guys are the only ones I can talk too...even my partner who does not game rolls her eyes when I try to talk about my adventures.

Some of the problem is I am older and most people my age think having fun on the computer leads to being a degenerate (seriously, you can't imagine the number of times I have had to explain I don't game for the blood and gore but for the adventure and thinking about how to solve things. Also I that I don't get uncontrollabe urges to fix all my problems with blowing people away). I still read and watch PBS and take walks and talk about the 60's BUT I like modern technology too and it hasn't ruined me as a human being.

At work when ever I mention adventure computer games people say "oh I use the computer all day, I don't want to play on it at night". But I don't know I just really look forward to playing an hour or two every third night or so. Its like reading Magic books or sci-fi or historical fiction but getting to sorta live it too.
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#285544 - 02/26/08 03:57 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Rushes]
Volkana Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 1970
Loc: Greece
That's sounds really nice Rushes... laugh. Hope my mother was fond of adventure games too. She only playing Tetris in her shell phone... duh
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#285575 - 02/26/08 05:04 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Volkana]
Kickaha Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2413
Loc: Cambridge, England
Through Adventure games I have met some great people. A few I have managed to meet in the physical world - so there is a group of us in the UK who meet up fairly regularly.

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#285577 - 02/26/08 05:18 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Kickaha]
looney4labs Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42088
Loc: Alabama
Nipoma expressed my feelings perfectly.

I used to game with my sister (she is responsible for this addiction). Now she is too busy sad but such is life wave
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#285793 - 02/27/08 08:05 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: looney4labs]
jldcat Offline
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Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 1363
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Actually my step-mother thinks I'm absolutely barmy for playing adventure games. She makes it seem like I'm some kind of depressive recluse for being more interested in games than I am in the "real" world. I'm 38 (on May 14th) and she says that I'm too old and mature to be playing these games and need to get out and have a life.

She pretty much closed her mouth though when I told her about the people on here that are older than me that feel the same way.

My Dad has always enjoyed console games, he's had them all. He now has my old laptop with him in Florida so he is becoming introduced to the games I have on there from Bigfish.

I've kind of gotten a friend of mine into the Hidden Object games but she's not as obsessed with them as we all are. Just can't get her into the adventure games though. With a husband and 3 kids she just doesn't have the time to really get into an adventure game.
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#285795 - 02/27/08 08:09 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Becky]
JennyP Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 14334
Loc: West London, UK
Chrissie, are you aware we have a UK adventure convention & regular London meetings ? Here is the link , no date for the next meet but if you go via Waterloo I can meet you there & we can go together http://www.adventureconvention.co.uk/

If you click on the Hamilton Halls link you can see some of us. I am the quiet blonde lady


Edited by JennyP (02/27/08 08:16 AM)
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#285932 - 02/27/08 12:28 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: JennyP]
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 4403
Loc: london uk
Hi JennyP, I knew that a few Uk gamers met up once in a while & I was hoping to come along to the one near Liverpool Street station a couple of years ago but something cropped up. Didn't realise that it was a regularly organised event & that there was a whole website!! I'd love to come along the next time you meet up in London (if I can) so will keep an eye on the site (now in my faves!) Thank you so much for E-mailing & posting the info & link here - I would have to go via Waterloo & would love to meet you there first! smile N.B. I looked at the photos & saw a blonde lady - hard to tell whether she was quiet or not! lol

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#285947 - 02/27/08 12:53 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
Taylor's Mom Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 329
Loc: Colorado
I'm in the same boat as most of you. Nobody I know plays adventure games. The closest is a couple of guys at work that play a few RPG's. We were all playing Morrowind at the same time a few years ago and that was really fun. My husband likes to tease me about playing my games but I just usually ignore him. lol It would be great to know someone personally who enjoyed adventure games. I thought I might be able to get my mom into them, especially with the CSI games but so far no luck. Sigh, at least I have Gameboomers. smile

Steph

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#286006 - 02/27/08 03:10 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
bigmamma1 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 842
Loc: florida
waveI can relate to what so many of you are saying-that you're the only one who plays CGs. I'm in the over 60 retired crowd and none of my friends have ever heard of adv. games-they have a concept that all games are sadistic, violent, ect. and only deranged teenage boys play them.
Some my age(especially women) have nothing to do with computers at all.
So Gameboomers is my outlet to discuss games and get help & advice, which makes gaming much more enjoyable thanksto all the wonderful, friendly folks here-what would I do without ya!
I don't play all the time-just a couple hours or so before dinner usually, so it takes me forever to finish a game, but I enjoy it because:
Keeps mind and reflexes sharper.
escape from the everyday world
imaginary adventures and environments
just plain fun
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