babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » Computer/Video Games Relax

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: Computer/Video Games Relax
lonewolf
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 849

posted 17 July 2002 09:54 PM      Profile for lonewolf     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
NEWS
Video games to help you relax

Researchers at MediaLab Europe in the Irish Republic are working on developing games to help people learn to relax. It is hoped this gaming technology will be able to be used to aid people suffering from depression or trauma

For more information,
Click Here

What kind of computer games help YOU relax?
What kind of computer games would you like to see?


From: Toronto, Ontario | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
Sine Ziegler
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 225

posted 18 July 2002 01:12 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My fave game is Civilization. Not the second of third edition.. the FIRST. It taught me everything I needed to know about the social sciences up to the age of 15.
From: Calgary | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Slick Willy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 184

posted 18 July 2002 01:47 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was thinking about starting a topic like this. My daughter and I started an Xbox game called Munch's Oddysee which is all about bad twisted evil industrialists raping the environment and enslaving the inhabitants. So Munch and Abe, two very strange creatures have to team up and work together using a host of different skills to solve puzzles and turn things around because the way things are going, it won't be long before everything is gone.

Great game, there is violence but it is kinda funny and only the youngest or most sensitive folk might find it offensive. But the only way to solve the game is by using teamwork and problem solving skills. The game also supports "time outs" in that there are simple things that have to be done that take a few minutes away from the intense parts of the game.

The sound is great, the AI top notch, the graphics are killah. AND the little movie clips that come along with the game are really very very good.

I think console gaming is come a long way since nintendo put Mario and Luigi into everyone's home.
The only thing that the computer had over the console is the muliplayer ability over the Internet. Quake was a the proving ground for that medium and now with the FPS of almost every flavour and RPGs like Diablo or Ultima Online just a dl away it was shown that the Net is going to be the playground you never really have to leave.

Now Consoles have caught up in that dept. My Xbox plugs right into my hub and uses my lan to connect to the net. Halo is pretty cool and is becoming as interesting as my Quake 3 clan.


From: Hog Heaven | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
skadie
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2072

posted 18 July 2002 03:47 PM      Profile for skadie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nintendo ruined my life.

It relaxed me so much I dropped out of university!! Can you imagine the shame? I'm not even speaking of supernintendo, but the first Mario Brothers game ever made!


From: near the ocean | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 18 July 2002 03:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love that game!

My personal demon right now is the Pinball game that comes with Windoze.


From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Trinitty
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 826

posted 18 July 2002 04:32 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bubble Bobble
From: Europa | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
DrConway
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 490

posted 18 July 2002 05:55 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Raster Blaster! Woohoo! (That's a pinball game from the Apple ][ daze... loved the hell out of it. )

These days I play Tropico where I can be a socialist dictator Or I play the occasional game of Risk. I used to play a BBS version of that, called Global Warfare, and you could spin a good game out over two weeks because it was turn-based, and depended on each player making his or her move within a prescribed time interval before you could make your next move.

I usually won, too.


From: You shall not side with the great against the powerless. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Arch Stanton
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2356

posted 18 July 2002 09:41 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I played the NINTENDO's "Shingen the Ruler," which takes a few days to win.

"Mario 2" is my favorite Mario game, because I like to throw vegetables.

I played a lot of "Steel Panthers" on the computer, but now play mostly "Risk" and "WWII Fighters," as I haven't installed "SP" on the "new" computer.

What I really like are board games like "Axis and Allies," "Shogun," "The Guns of August," "Civilization" (I understand one can play that on computers now), "Diplomacy" and "Machiavelli."

Super Mario was Commie propaganda

[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: Arch Stanton ]


From: Borrioboola-Gha | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged
flotsom
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2832

posted 18 July 2002 09:58 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Shogun is pretty neat, indeed.

It's the only game that I've played and I played it just once - for 18 hrs - then I unintalled it.

Back spasms later that day.

Addictive.

Japan was conquered handily.

We've come a long way since asteroids.


From: the flop | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Black Dog
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2776

posted 19 July 2002 12:27 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Relax? I've wasted probably more hours of my life in front of Metal Gear Solid, Medal of Honor, FIFA 2001 etc than I care to think about, but wouldn't say they were relaxing times. Hey, you try to foil a group of international terrorists' plans to launch a nuclear weapon and see how relaxing you find it.
From: Vancouver | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 19 July 2002 07:59 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Arch, that sight was a scream!

Still laughing...


From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca