Online Gaming - a new era for online game lovers

Star date :2502.3.17

Crap, that's my bank account number! Never mind that. I am sitting here on the bridge of my very own Starship! Yes, you heard, a Star Ship! The United Federation Of Planets just made it for me. Okay, I admit I got it in the damn game but just go with me here, okay? I am sitting in my Captain's Chair, in my Federation Uniform! (It's made for a guy cos it's kind of pinching my butt! DIdn't they know Women wear uniforms and are Captains too? Haven't they heard of Captain Janeway or Jolene Blalock? Heh!) I am surveying all my crew (well the ones flying the ship, the rest are in the billiard room and having a pint in the recreation room where Data is mixing them a cocktail!)

I am immersed inside the game of Star Trek Online, a radical new departure for online gaming. Radical as in Very Big! It makes Warcraft look like it's happening in your average back garden by comparison. But back to the plot - excuse me while I change back...

Yes. Very soon I will be training them to kill or beat the stuffings out of nasty aliens and shape-shifting weirdoes - bad actors who look like Al Gore. Alien women with larger bodies that your average Pamela Anderson (that's impressive - didn't know Jordan was in the game!) They are a new pestilence in the Universe, nasty folk! There are other nasties out there too; like Federation Ship Insurance Salesmen. Real pain! No I'm kidding the baddies in this Star Trek are the best it has ever managed in all of the hstory of gaming, and smart too.

Yes, Picard is away on shore-leave and someone has substituted my doctor for a damn Hologram! (Didn't they kill off Robert Picardo?) He's not quite to scale - they may have to re-do him in WETA to really make him look human. But my Klingon crew don't like him so much. Ungracious bastards! Anyway, pretty soon I am launching a campaign - a war on my enemies and I am training my crew and co-players in all manner of strategy and tactics to beat the Romulans. I will be recruiting crew also, and tooling up for serious action. Besides - it's the weekend, and I'm dying for some action! (No not that kind of action, the other action.) So has Cheeky Girl Lost it finally? Why the long intro? What's going on here?

Star Trek Online: Fire all Phasers...

Apparently no, I am not going nuts. But believe me when I tell you that Gaming has gone up a few notches moi friends. With a computer than runs pretty fast or a Games console like the XBox 360, the Sony Playstation 3, or equivalent, and a fast internet connection, any one can now have the world of gaming at their finger tips. Some require a setting up of an account some require paying cash, but some also don't.

If reality is boring you and you fancy a change, but don't plan diviorcing your other half just yet, you might want to try - and indulge yourself in some great and challenging online fun with thousands of others who are doing likewise.

To boldly go where no online game has gone before...
To boldly go where no online game has gone before...

Star Trek Online lets you customise your ships in the amazing game very differently - so that no two ships are alike. Pity, I kind of liked the USS Enterprise, but you can't have everything. The game is even SPOCK APROVED. Somehow they got Leonard Nimoy and his younger self SPOCK JR, or ZACHARY QUINTO to voice part of the game, and narrate. It's totally awesome. Finally, someone has made an awesome online game for not just Trekkies but anyone who loves online gaming, and it is very vast out there.

"I keep telling you, I am NOT JACK NICHOLSON!!!! Put me down!"
"I keep telling you, I am NOT JACK NICHOLSON!!!! Put me down!"

AND JUST WHEN WE WERE ARMING PHASERS AND PREPARING PHOTON TORPEDOES - NOW WE HAVE BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM & ASYLUM 2 TO CONTEND WITH. WE ARE SPOILT. SPORTING GREAT CHARACTERS AND GREAT ANIMATION WITH GRAFIX TO DIE FOR, BATMAN HAS REALLY COME OF AGE. DARKER - SCARIER AND YES, GORE ABOUNDS - BUT PEOPLE JUST LOVE IT. TAKING OUT THE LOCAL CRIMINAL GARBAGE, PUTTING THE FEAR OF ALMIGHTY INTO PEOPLE, AND HIGH TECH BAT-GADGETRY ABOUNDS IN NO SHORT AMOUNT HERE AS THE DARK CRUSADER FINDS THE PERFECT GAME TO THRILL US ALL. THE PLOT, THE HEROES, THE LEVELS FROM HELL, THE CHALLENGES AND PUZZLES, NOT TO MENTION THAT WEIRD NUTTER THE SCARECROW WHO ALMOST STEALS THE SHOW - AND HOW THE HELL DID MARK HAMILL (LUKE SKYWALKER FAME)EVER GET TO DO THIS JOKER SO GOOD? SOMEONE PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THIS! IT'S ALL GOOD.

THIS CHEEKY GIRL LOVED THIS TO BITS AND IT IS A MARVELLOUS GAME. IF I THOUGHT NICKING THIS GAME WAS WORTH IT I'D SAY SERIOUSLY CONSIDER IT. BUT NAH - YOU DON'T WANNA DO THAT. BUY I DO RECOMMEND YOU BUY THIS GAME. IT REALLY MAKES IT AS AN ALL-TIME GREATEST GAME!

ABOUT AS IMMERSIVE AS IT GETS
ABOUT AS IMMERSIVE AS IT GETS

IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN. SUPREME COMMANDER 2 WAS RELEASED ON 16TH OF MARCH 2010 AND IS EXPLOSIVE! SPORTING FANTASTIC AND STUNNING GRAPHIX AND AMAZING SPECIAL EFFECTS AND WEAPONARY, SC 2 IS GOING TO SET THE BENCH MARK UPWARDS. YOU WILL COMMAND DOZENS OF EXPERIMENTAL NEW UNITS INTO BATTLE ON LAND, SEA AND AIR. NO GAME HAS GONE THIS FAR.

IN THIS GAME, A TOTAL CHANGE FROM THE ABOVE OUTING FOR BATMAN, A BRUTAL WAR HAS SHATTERS THE FRIENDSHIP OF THREE FELLOW OFFICERS. HOW IT PLAYS OUT IS ALL DOWN TO YOU. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON XBOX 360, THE PC VERSION IS ALREADY AVAILABLE, THANK GOODNESS. SUPREME COMMANDER 2 PROVES THAT ONLINE GAMING IS ONLY GETTING BETTER. THE BRAVE WILL FIGHT, BUT ONLY LEADERS WILL WIN.

GO OUT AND GET THIS GAME . IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, SURE YOUR WIFE WILL DIVORCE YOU, YOUR KIDS WILL HATE YOU COS YOU'LL HOG THE CONSOLE / PC ALL DAY, AND EVEN THE FAMILY DOG WILL GIVE YOU DIRTY LOOKS. BUT WHAT DO YOU CARE? SPOIL YOURSELF! THIS IS THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR QUALITY GAMING. NOW HURRY UP! THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON! AND TELL YOUR MISSUS TO PUT THE KETTLE ON! AN ARMY MARCHES ON ITS STOMACH! WE DON'T WANT A CARTMAN ACCIDENT TO HAPPEN IN THE GAMES ROOM DO WE? (Viewers of South Park will never forget! Hot pockets are optional.)

Supreme Commander 2: Check this out!

Yes, it is an all out assault on the non game - playing populace as the pro-gamers head for the Console and prepare to escape and do battle. Let's face it. In these trying and financially troubling times, we need something to cheer us up, and we are not going to find what we want on the darn TV. ("24" IS NOW OFFICIALLY FINISHED ANYWAY.) It's all repeats and it gets more depressing by the day. What we need is a WAR, dammit! Forget Iraq! Forget Afghanistan! Forget the workplace. Forget the bus and the traffic first thing in the morning. Forget Earth. You also have the option to totally obliterate earth if you feel that way, (I know how you feel!) but Gaming is the way of the Future.

Yes we all saw Hurt Locker and it's a piece of crap when compared to that much better film AVATAR made by James Cameron. We all want a piece of that. We all want a bit of escapism too. And all I am doing here is flying the flag for the great Game Producers out there who now are spending budgets equal to or greater than Films in Entertainment. Fancy a piece of the Action? Try Online Gaming and do what that PC or Console was made for doing...

Cheeky Girl out.

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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

Noooooooooooooo I haven't got time to dominate the universe today! Too busy writing hubs and searching the web! I'm still unsure about the Star Trek game - it looks good...but....we'll see maybe next week! Great hub as usual!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Simey! It's always great to see you here! I felt like going a little nuts and indulging here - so I made this hub as a tribute and postcard from the edge. Yes, the edge of the Alpha Quadrant admittedly, but hey! LOL! Well, if the universe was anything like the Hub Pages I would say (tongue firmly in cheeky cheek) that you have dominated the Universe already! Heh! It is cool! I have just tried it, as I am now a proud XBOX owner and I am having a ball here! I will let you know how I get on as a starship commander or whatever. Personally I think I am gonna get creamed, but I will take as many borg with me as possible. This time it's personal.

(I just had to say that!) Thanks for the comments, Simey! : )


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Now I could play Startack all day, love this hub, you wrote an awesome articles, very detailed and well written with great style. Thanks for the heads up on all these games.


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Hey Team Cheeky! :) This is awesome! Another addicting thing ;p It's so cool too that your blog site has game room. Thumbs up for this hub moi friend! :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Darlene: Yes, I am a person with way too much time on my hands! Heh! But I work hard and I have just bought an X BOX 360, and a pile of games - I admit it's over the top. But I just jump into things, that's me! Typical really! I'm glad you like the games! Cheers!

Hello blaise25: Heeey! You saw the game room! I only put it up yesterday! Yaaay! Glad you saw it. It will be getting added to as time goes by! Yes, online gaming needs more hubs, I think. Well thanks for being such a fan, Blaise! You are great for telling me that! Thankyou moi friend! Heh! : )


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

If Cheeky vouched for it, IT must be something, I know I will give this as a gift to a person I know who love online gaming -- a friend, it will put Warcraft to shame hehe, Thank my Cheeky, Maita


Bad_Company 6 years ago

The Captain loves his gamin, his hand wrapped tightly around his joystick, and the chicks in a total trance at the speed of his fingertips, tis an Art to being a gamer, doncha think, loved the hub, loves ya, loves Cathy, enjoy yer Saturday ; ) xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maita! Ooooh! I like the sound of that! "IT must be something"!!! I guess I am promoted now, Maita! Hehehe! WHo am I kidding! LOL! Glad you like the gaming hub! It's different! Warcraft is okay, but beating a sheep or pig to death for an hour with a small knife to "gain mana" isn't my cup of horlicks! Heh! (That's a hot drink over we Brits like!) You always make me smile, Maita! X

Hello Captain! Aaaah that image you paint brings me right back to the famous, the classic, the Original Z80 processor gaming, 8-bit computers with 128K memory! Heh! You thought I was gonna say somethin' kinds pervy and all sexy and that...

LOL! You are such a tease with your delicious humour here! You should be writing "Carry On" Movies, moi friend! LOL! Either it's just a very merry me here this evening or everyone is in good form! Or someone's been in the catnip! Heh! Yes, I'm smiling at you here, Cap'n! Glad you like the Hub and yes, we are having a Very nice weekend here! I hope your weekend is good too! Hugs from Us!XOXOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

My weekend is good, I am actually an x box 360 gamer and am pretty good at it, you always make me smile Cassy, in my own words, to know you is to love you, and I do, you are both little diamonds and I just wanna hug you both xoxo


AARON99 6 years ago

I love this hub very much, cuz you give me a wonderful gift idea for childrens. All the best.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Art: Wow, you got one too? I didn't know! Tell me more! Heh! Wonder what games you got? What one's do you recommend? Don't worry, even though I'm a female, you can be brutally honest! Aaaaaw, omg that is so sweet of you, moi friend Art! Cathy will be so happy to read that! We know already. We can tell! Ha! We love you too, Art! You always get hugs from me and Cathy too! : )

XOXOX


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Aaron99: Thanks for the comment. Wow, if I gave you an idea for a gift, then I did some good here! Glad to be of some help, and glad to be of some entertainment value too! : )


Bad_Company 6 years ago

I loves all sorts of games, I have a psp and ds as well, btw I have finished writing as TattoGuy, in future I am only writin as BadCo or CabinGirl xox


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Mon Capitan! Heh! Nice to see you here! I'm glad you like the games! We all love them! Heh! The more the better! TattoGuy is no more? Aw! I am sorry to hear that! I will keep the link up as a rememberance! He's such a great guy! LOL! I mean you! I will look forward to Bad Co and CabinGirl as always! Mwah! Have a great day, Art! Happy St Patricks Day to you!

XOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Ignore that twat, I will still be writing, enjoy yer day xox


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Art! I mean the other At, --oh you know! LOL! Anyway You will still be writing! Okay! That's fine too! *laughs here* Sometimes it is confusing having all those identities! As long as you are staying around, you will always have me here too! Heh! If you have any further updates, let me know!! Enjoy your day, Capn! XOX


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

it must be great not something only hehe, My Cheeky, thank you! Maita


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Mamelody 6 years ago

just when I thought video games couldn't get more complicate i stumble on this one!! nice one CG, always a pleasure reading your hubs xx


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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

I wish I'm 10 years younger and still can enjoy these new games. Love the old days, never sleep and just in front of computer playing Starcraft & Warcraft. Nice hub.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maita: Yes, it is gaming! Games rule! Heh! I got a new console, and I work hard, so I need my playtime! My "other" play time! LOL!

Hy Mamelody: Yes, you stumbled onto a right sci-fi bonanza here! They're only a bit complicated. Batman is excellent, and by far easiest of them all. I have only been killed 4 times thus far. In StarTrek, I have not only crashed the ship, I broker a fender and got an interstellar speeding ticket, (I am a woman driver after all!) LOL! And in Supreme I got eliminated in training EVERY time! How sad is that! So yes, gaming Rules! Hehehehehe!Thanks for the comments, ladies!

Hello Ign Andy: Well you look - uh, your foto is too dark so I dont know, but heck just dip in and enjoy! Aw, Warcraft, I spent a whole summer killing boars or animals just to beef up my Mana. It was so against my inner nature, poor little creatures. Still, they had to die. Hehehe! I'm kidding here! Thanks for the comments! : )


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice information about online gaming. Fantastic hub, I hope this hub is useful for game lovers. thanks


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy prasetio30: Nice to get you comments here! I hope you are a gaming fan : )too! I did a lot of gaming from years ago but had to stop because of work and study commitments, now I am back! And boy the consoles are fast and furious! I hope game overs like it too! Cheers! : )


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Just a footnote, anyone reading this that has me on Facebook and keeps sending me cows or pigs for Farmville twil be stripped naked and whipped with a bunch of nettles ; )

Actually that sounds a bit inviting lol !


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Art! *waves at you* Heh! This has me smiling like a Cheshire cat here! That is so funny! And its more funnier because you think it's inviting! OMG that's so twisted! I love the way you mind works! LOL! Farmville! I love the new pic too here! *Hugs ya* XOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Loves those hugs moi friend, I actually posted that on my Facebook and it caused a riot lol. I had loads leavin me messages about their soddin farms, one person was even beggin me for a pig so she cud start breedin, ya shud deff get Facebook, I wud miss my weirdos now.

Any Hubpages Facebook friends, ya knows I didn't mean you lot, doncha lol xox


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Oh Art, that is so funny! Yup, you love those hugs! LOL! There's a lot of farming games online these days, have you noticed? : ) Maybe you were a farmer in a former life and had that "green finger"! LOL! I am going to be joining Facebook soon! So you have that to look forward to! Heh! Hope you are having a great day there moi friend! And watch out for those little piggies! : ) XOX


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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

I bet you cant beat me with this game my cheeky,


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello alexandriaruthk: damn, that name is hard to pronounce when you have a few drinks on ya! Heh! I'm kidding! What game is that, moi friend? *wink, wink* People can see what I look like...


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betherann 6 years ago from Montana

Have you tried EVE Online? It reminds me a bit of Star Trek, and is an excellent and complex online game.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello betherann: Thanks for the comment. Yes, I have seen and looked at it, it's very like Star Trek, fighting giant corporations and interesting enemies. I like at you can try it free before delving into it. I wouldn't mind giving it a try! I love that 2000 transactions happen per minute it it and you can do all kinds of trading with others and build up your own empire. Expansive stuff! Wonder are you playing it yourself?


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Awesome hub I enjoyed the read.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello moi friend: always great to see you here and sure appreciate your comments! : )


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Thanks for yer lovely comments last night, both you and Cathy, I am sure you noticed I deleted them all, reasons being I was well pissed and I didnt want everyone reading my madness, you are both really great girls and I adore you both, have a fantastic weekend ok xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Art. Oh, you deleted them? Wow, you really were merry that night! Must have been the good strong booze! LOL! Well, I understand, and thankyou for telling me. Aw, you are ok. I am going to check out the new forum mentioned on your profile page!!! Whew! Impressive! Take care, moi friend! Bigs hugs to ya! XOXOX


MrDSpade 6 years ago

Yeah this is an interesting hub, being a xbox 360 gamer and a some what computer gamer this hub has intrigued me, looking forward to reading more.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy MrDSpade: Thank you foe the comments. I am glad to see you are an X-BOX Gamer too! I do play some games on my Laptop, and I am a big fan of Grand Theft Auto and Splinter Cell games they are Uber cool! I will be doing more game hubs! Glad you like!!! : )


Tom Taylor 6 years ago

Love online gaming! There are some great sites out there for playing pool but nothing beats the real deal. Playing pool online is great when you have no one to play with and your not by a pool table but when you have guests a great way to entertain is pool. You can actually find some great deals for pool tables online. GreatPooltables.com offers free shipping to most locations. Thanks for the great tips! -Tom


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Tom: many thanks for the comment. You are clearly a Pool fan. I have played the game on a pc, but not online. The net is the new final frontier! Cheers!


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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

I feel you on this one. I am guilty as charged as well. lol.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello adorababy: that's sweet. Thanks for uh...feeling me. Don't take that the wrong way, okay? Gaming is part of our downtime and we need to have that. Us big kids at heart, that is! : )


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Juliette Morgan 6 years ago

Great info - just let my 82 yr old dad read this - it gave him some ideas as mum and him have just got a laptop specifically for online games and gambling!!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Juliette: hey that is so cool, and congrats on them getting a laptop just for gaming and gambling. That will be great fun for them,. I hope they have fun! I find gaming great fun and entertaining. Cheers!


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katrinasui 5 years ago

I love online gaming because of the competitive and social aspect it offers. I like to play games online because i get to met some amazing, real friends and i love meeting new people. Nice hub Cheeky Girl!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello katrina! Gosh, I am getting plenty of visits here from you today! Thank you for this! :) I think online game playing is getting popular due to greater broadband speeds and internet access being rolled out to more people. So more people can try online gaming now than ever. And yes, the social and competitive side is great too. Meeting players can be lots of fun too, and I have been in some great skirmishes with teams of like-minded folks. Gaming can be a bit mad some times, but a great bit of fun! It's nice to meet a big gaming fan like you, katrina! I hope you are looking forward to Christmas. Have a Happy Holiday Season! Cheers!


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

I am with Kat above, you meet some great people. I love online games too - but you have to be careful they can suck up your life if you let them.

- Great Hub, I will have to check out this "guild-member-stealing" game. ha HA

- Harlan


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Harlan, I agree about meeting great gamers! I found a few funny ones in World of Warcraft, it is so cool! And on-line gaming can be a full-time occupation if you let it. It reminds me of the hilarious episode of South Park where the kids spend so long gaming online they all double their body weight and become pimply teenagers before their time. Cartman's bathroom break is not for the faint-hearted either. LOL! Yes, check out the guild member stealing game. :) Cheers!


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Me maets back n' Albion wu' b moity des'apaent'd!

LOL


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Heh! That is one strange and funny comment! :D


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chuckboombuck 5 years ago from south paris,me

i was hooked on world of warcraft for a while now its texas hold em poker


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Chuck, Warcraft is now free to play up to level 22 now I think. It's a fun but annoying game! But I enjoy online games. Especially the free ones. I enjoy poker too!

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