rabydanimal (584822) writes "I'm sure many a Slashdotter has been vexed by this conundrum: What video games can I play with my significant other? Sure there are hardcore female gamers out there but the fact of the matter is most male gamers have girlfriends and wives that just can't be bothered with space marines, gun fights, and racing sims. Growing up with the NES, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis many people from my generation enjoy simple, classic gaming. My girlfriend is no exception. She enjoys games that she can learn quickly, are challenging and don't involve killing people. I have contemplated buying entirely new game systems (i.e. the Wii) with the hope that at least one game for that system is appealing to her so we can play together. What modern, non-violent games and systems does the Slashdot community recommend for a girlfriend of a gaming nerd?"
abramsv writes "The Race for the Tallest Tower is heating up: Dubai will have 6 super-tall skyscrapers by 2015, yet even taller structures are planned. Burj Dubai is already significantly higher than the Chicago Sears Tower (not counting the spire), and is quickly approaching the title of the tallest concrete free-standing structure. (many photos of construction included)
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