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Comment: What's New? (Score 5, Funny) 92

by qpawn (#32163322) Attached to: "Serious Games" Industry Gains Traction

Games have always had serious real world applications. Pitfall! for the Atari 2600 was used by the Boy Scouts of America to demonstrate survival tactics in the wild. Throughout the United States, Super Mario Bros. is still considered essential training for elite plumbers. In recent years, Call of Duty has saved the military millions of dollars in automated weapons costs by relying solely on long range knife throws.

Comment: Too Real? (Score 5, Funny) 124

by qpawn (#28344849) Attached to: Defining an Interactive Physical MMO For the iPhone

They could incorporate the phone feature into the game and make it so you have to talk to other people and build relationships. As you advance further along in the game, you must choose a career path. You will randomly get calls from your boss asking you to come in early or on your day off. If you choose not to follow the path, you end up 30 years old living in your mom's basement and have to put up with her constant nagging about how you never help out around the house or pay for your share of the phone bill.
 
That's crazy. I totally help out around the house. Who do you think set up the home network?

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