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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

toofast Quake 2 and Age of Empires I (550 comments)

I've had good success with Quake II and Age of Empires -- the original one.

Quake II has a co-op mode, and my (girlfriend at the time) really got into it. Then I started on Age of Empires (the 1997 game) and since we can team up, we played that plenty.

But we haven't played other games, not from lack of trying. I think the success factors for those two games:
- Simple, Easy to play
- The game eventually ends
- Did I mention Simple?

When we got bored with AoE we eventually tried AoE II. The game was much more complex than the original AoE, and a game tended to "never end" -- you'd save and continue the same game forever, whereas AoE we had it down to a 45 minute to 1 hour game.

That being said, my wife got into the Sims, and I didn't, so a gamine duo we are not. And I don't push it either.

about 2 years ago

Asteroid the 'Size of a Minivan' Exploded Over California

toofast Re:minivan (279 comments)

Thanks for the laughs... Well done.

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

toofast You made this site a great place (1521 comments)


Been reading Slashdot for 14 years. Like many, I posted more back then, but I've always checked in regularly.

You did good -- this place won't be the same without you.

Thanks for everything, and good luck moving forward.

more than 3 years ago

Apple 1 Computer Sells For $210,700

toofast Re:Still work? (164 comments)

My Timex Sinclair I got in early 1982 still works like a charm... Granted, it's 6 years younger than this, but it's still almost 30 years old!

more than 4 years ago

EPA Proposes Grading System For Car Fuel Economy

toofast Re:Giant letter? (272 comments)

You could buy a small car with the saving...

In the end, he should buy a small car in addition to keeping his truck. If he uses the small car all the time, he'll still have his truck to haul the heavy loads without incurring any cost for leasing.

more than 4 years ago

Can Twitter and Facebook Deal With Their Dead?

toofast Re:My daughter died recently (284 comments)

I know this is offtopic, but please accept my condolences for your loss. I cannot imagine anything worse than the loss of a child.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

toofast Re:Safety Critical (913 comments)

Don't forget that power brakes operate on engine vacuum. If the throttle is nailed, there is no engine vacuum, and with one or two taps on the brakes, the brake booster's vacuum is emptied. Try braking a rolling car with the engine off and no vacuum in the brake booster. It ain't easy.

about 5 years ago

Geocities Shutting Down Today

toofast Re:N00b thing? (396 comments)

Is that you, uncle Clint?

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Releases Open Source Web Server

toofast Re:That's not ironic! (113 comments)

ThankÃ(TM)s, now IÃ(TM)ll go learn the usageÃ(TM)s of the Ã(TM)apostropheÃ(TM) correctly.

more than 5 years ago

Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too

toofast Re:Not sure why (284 comments)

That's a good point. I was just about to counter with something like 'but the WRX, as a product, includes a shifter' but you are right -- they are selling this as a Laptop+Windows product.

more than 5 years ago

Cell Phone Use Study Sees Increased Cancer Risk

toofast Re:if you can pry it from my cold dead fingers... (222 comments)

I don't think you *need* to be always available -- you're simply choosing this as a way of life. You could decide to work as a mechanic, where you don't even need a cell phone for your work.

more than 6 years ago


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