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hahaha. i made my mom rediscover her addiction..

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Lt. Max

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tetris... like 5 years ago she used to play it til like 2 am.. hahaha.. so she told me to delete it from the computer. today i put it back on her computer to watch her play and laugh to see if she gets addicted again. i think she is lol. anyone else's mom have such a simple gaming mind? heheh

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john240sx

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my mom is addicted to Bust a Move and all it's online clones. she'll sit there poping those ballons all day.

i got my dad hooked on FPS's. his computer used to be the rig that's in my sig, the second one. now he upgraded to a XP1700, 256MB DDR, MX400 and a SB Live 5.1. i created a monster, his computer will outrun mine :eek: ........ for now anyway, my DDR board is on the way and i'm working on a TI4200 :p
 

Tipycol

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Man....my parents are addicted to the yahoo arcade online games. It makes me mad though because we only have one phone line and cause I'm on dial-up, whenever they go online, they disconnect me. Plus they complain to me that the game takes too long to load like I have something to do with it. Damn I wish we had dsl :(
 

baqai

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i wish i could get my dad addicted to COMPUTER, argh!!! he is totally illeterate when it comes to computers and i tried once teaching him using mouse and windows and i gave up :D
 

Gravity Man

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baqai said:
i wish i could get my dad addicted to COMPUTER, argh!!! he is totally illeterate when it comes to computers and i tried once teaching him using mouse and windows and i gave up :D
Well if it's the mouse he's having problems with, just introduce him to the command prompt. ;)
 

baqai

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lol yeah .. i tried that back in those dos only days he was at that time slightly eager to learn and he picked up the "format" command easily without even knowing what it does good MS had "are you sure" :eek:
 

Gnerma

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My mother and father have never gotten into any kind of electronic game, even slightly. Whenever I pick up 'the newest thing' though my Dad will sit and watch me play it for a while, usually making little comments about the graphics. This happened most recently with UT2K3.

My friends' mother is a different story. She sits on their old celeron 366 & plays freecell until the frekin' cows comes home. She has played thousands of games (seriously, her stats prove it) and has never gotten tired of it. My friend and I always joke about what we are going to do to the freecell files or the computer (fry it somehow so they would have to buy a new one). Conversations that have gotten a lot more interesting since I've gotten into hardware :D
 

Rabid Snail

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My dad works with computers, Helped set up our home network, pays for the cable. He is addicted (not in an Evercrack type way, but he plays it before bed when he can) to MMORPGs. Right now he plays Dark Age of Camelot, and still keeps a UO account. I am trying to get him into First Person Shooters, but to no avail. When Star Wars Galaxies is out, we will probably share an account, and if he likes it (I obviously will, and if I don't, then I will feel very dumb for being hyped up over this game...anyway), we might get 2 (he'd then want me to pay for one, I just turned 14 and have not had the time to get a job yet, incase you were wondering).

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Doofie27cp2

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my dad was addicted to crash bandicoot on playstation, and i used ot tog down to my room and find him playing it. He was addicted to the original Jedi Knight game, and he plays hearts regularyl. Hes not computer illiterate software wise, but he kind of is hardware wise, but im teachin him!
 

SmellyDraws

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My dad used to be pretty computer iliterate but after a few months of reading books and practicing on our pc, he has gotten alot better. He just started building a website and just installed his first hard drive. *sniff* *sniff* I am proud of the old guy.
 

Gnerma

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SmellyDraws said:
My dad used to be pretty computer iliterate but after a few months of reading books and practicing on our pc, he has gotten alot better. He just started building a website and just installed his first hard drive. *sniff* *sniff* I am proud of the old guy.
It's odd how some 'older folk' are eager to learn this kind of stuff and other just totally turn off when they have to deal with something complicated. I guess it all boils down to how interested they are in the first place.
 

Mr.DLucey

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My computer gaming started when I got a TRS-80 model 2. LOL. You guys never herd of them I guess? My oldest son said one day that his cousin came over and installed a new game "StarCraft", "I should check it out". That was a mistake he later said, as I would kick him off as soon as I got home from work and play till 2 am. I still do play "StarCraft". He doesn't play me (I have two copy's). He knows I can rock him! I had pity on him and built another computer for me. Now I just kick him to the old computer when I get home. He likes my 1.8A ;)