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  1. bibliogirl
    bibliogirl February 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm |

    I looked at them briefly, looked at the access they “require”, and decided to give them a miss…

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    1. secondhand_rick
      secondhand_rick February 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm |

      Quite.

      This game… requires the following permissions: reading my Friends list, reading my profile data, including birthday, gender, location, and contact info

      Are these games from zynga by any chance?

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin February 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm |

        Better yet, they’re from a cheap Russian knockoff of Zynga.

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        1. secondhand_rick
          secondhand_rick February 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm |

          Why, oh why didn’t we adopt “Be Evil” as the mission statement for Red Emperor?

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin February 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm |

            Mm, it seems a much more innocent age.


          2. thecesspit
            thecesspit February 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm |

            I was thinking about that game after playing 7 ages earlier last year…


          3. undying-admin
            undying-admin February 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm |

            Not so many counters to punch out, in our games.


  2. gbsteve
    gbsteve February 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm |

    Ooh, City Gangs, it’s what all the kewl kids will be playing.

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  3. karohemd
    karohemd February 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

    I sincerely hope they won’t spam my f-list (like on facebook). I won’t be touching them with a bargepole.

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  4. zenithed
    zenithed February 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm |

    Oh dear, LJ. Oh dear.

    Is everyone else gettting these video ads popping up every five minutes? I would have expected people to go spare but maybe most people have adblocks.

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin February 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm |

      Adblocks are great. I get quite a shock when I occasionally use someone else’s computer and am reminded that most of my favourite sites do actually have ads on.

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      1. karohemd
        karohemd February 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

        Indeed.
        Wouldn’t be an issue for LJ with me as I have a permanent account but there are plenty of places with ads.

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      2. secondhand_rick
        secondhand_rick February 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm |

        Heh. I see another add for Scientology up there under your post, fella.

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        1. undying-admin
          undying-admin February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm |

          As long as you can’t see the fnords

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  5. chrisvenus
    chrisvenus February 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm |

    I always like random games so I used another LJ account I have to sign up (like many others I didn’t want to do so on my main account). Unfortunately it crashed IE entirely and in Firefox it just crashed flash player. So err… I would have played them lots except the first one I tried quite critically failed. C’est la vie. Back to warcraft for me. 😉

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin February 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

      hmm! Plenty of testing gone on there, clearly.

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  6. jiggery_pokery
    jiggery_pokery February 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm |

    The sad thing is that LJ is already an excellent medium for games; see a thousand RPG communities, passim.

    I’m thinking about my objections to… well, my preconceptions of what these might be like. But, for now: *grumble*.

    (I have a horrid feeling that you could well be forgiven for feeling that you were years ahead of your time and just not eeeeeevil enough with some of the work you’ve done over the years.)

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin February 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm |

      Well, I suppose if I’d really wanted to make money from being evil, I could have gone to work in the City or somewhere… I still think of the people who play my games as (in some mystical sense) sitting round a table with me, so I need to remain able metaphorically to look them in the eye and shake them by the hand, for the sake of my own sanity 😉

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  7. thefon
    thefon February 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm |

    The four games I see are all nasty copies of popular facebook or kaixin games. I might try a game if I see something cool, like a Red Emperor.

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  8. thefon
    thefon February 10, 2011 at 2:04 am |

    Yes, it was great thanks.

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