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Post by C=Style » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:31 pm

My ex used to be into games, but mainly puzzlers. She enjoyed watching me play them rather than playing herself.

Didn;t know you used to use Dreamarena Toxiedog? Did you also use the Sega-Europe forums? What was your username
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Post by KW » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:21 pm

Well I play games and write about them ;)

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Post by Wildnites » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:59 am

If you don't already know that I am a girl and Opa-Opa's other half. 8)

Since I have lost access to the forum from work, I don't have much time to talk about games on here with you guys.

So I just use my time to play games. Though I do have to fight Opa about whose going to play what.... :D
Please Sir I cannot tell a lie......

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Post by ToxieDogg » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:48 am

C=Style wrote:My ex used to be into games, but mainly puzzlers. She enjoyed watching me play them rather than playing herself.

Didn;t know you used to use Dreamarena Toxiedog? Did you also use the Sega-Europe forums? What was your username
I was a regular in the DreamArena chatrooms from the start (well actually, 2 days after the Dreamcast was launched in the UK), right up until DreamArena was finally axed. For the first few months I was just 'Toxie', then changed it to 'ToxieDogg' (long story...) and that's been my online username ever since, I use it everywhere.

Although I have had it stolen a couple of times. I couldn't use it on Xbox Live or AOL because it was already registered(!), hence me coming up with 'TromaDogg' as an alternative.....and I did actually confront another guy I spotted using it on a Final Fantasy forum (Caves Of Narshe) who admitted he'd stolen it after seeing my username on Teletext as well.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I suppose.... :roll:
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Post by DPrinny » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:55 am

Me own mum
She likes - Puzzle games, Solitare, Space invaders, Centipede, Break out, asteroids, Pong basically anything that requies one button and move.

*Still remember that night we both played Columns on co-op*
4 hours none stop

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Post by boyo » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:28 am

Well my Mrs has come to the 3 events I have done.

Her favourite is Singstar on the PS2 and now PS3. She has been known to play Wii Sports though.

My 2 daughters have a DS each and the Wii is really theirs.

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Post by C=Style » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:32 am

ToxieDogg wrote:
C=Style wrote:My ex used to be into games, but mainly puzzlers. She enjoyed watching me play them rather than playing herself.

Didn;t know you used to use Dreamarena Toxiedog? Did you also use the Sega-Europe forums? What was your username
I was a regular in the DreamArena chatrooms from the start (well actually, 2 days after the Dreamcast was launched in the UK), right up until DreamArena was finally axed. For the first few months I was just 'Toxie', then changed it to 'ToxieDogg' (long story...) and that's been my online username ever since, I use it everywhere.

Although I have had it stolen a couple of times. I couldn't use it on Xbox Live or AOL because it was already registered(!), hence me coming up with 'TromaDogg' as an alternative.....and I did actually confront another guy I spotted using it on a Final Fantasy forum (Caves Of Narshe) who admitted he'd stolen it after seeing my username on Teletext as well.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I suppose.... :roll:
lol indeed it is! :) I never really used Dreamarena much as it pretty much died when I got my DC, but I was a regular over at the Sega-Europe forums. Never will there be another online community quite so cool.
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Post by Annie40k » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:58 am

My brother introduced me to Nintendo, I remember him escorting me through games like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros 3 and Megaman.
Since then I just like all kinds of games and genres, but I still
prefer Nintendo and platformers.
It's a great time spender with the boyfriend, having an all game weekend.
I can see how it appeals to boys when girls play games, you share a hobby and you can expand your game collection together! :D

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Post by gman72 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:18 pm

My GF has played a few games over the last few years but they are totally random. On PSone she played and completed Galerians and Pandemonium...which was so very rock at the end of the game. I can't remember her playing many ps2 games but amusingly she hated it when i played Katamari because the music ( which i loved ) drove her insane. I stopped playing Tekken3 with her when she started beating me. On xbox she played Scarab (I think it was called) which was an egyptian themed rpg. She doesn't like 360 at all. She plays lots of Mariokart on ds and that's about it. Like i say; a very ramdom list. Oh yeah i caught her playing ulitimate mortal kombat on ds the other day and had to tell her off.
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Post by woody.cool » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:29 am

From the last 3 realationships, all 3 ex's were gamers.
I seem to go for that type of lass.

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Post by rtrgrl78 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:59 am

Theres me have been since like 1987 right up until now:

Arcades
Atari 2600
Dad had an Arcade Cab in the pub we used to own that ran 1943, Commando and loads of other games from the era of 1989 - 1992
Commodore 64
Sega Megadrive
PlayStation 1
GameBoy Colour
PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS

Somewhere in between god knows how many LCD games. I have always been into games. Two of my friends are into gaming one likes to play the Wii with her kids and I often play on the sports one and Sonic and Mario at the Olympics, but we used to love playing 'Who wants be A Millionaire' on the PS 1 years ago. My other friend who is into her gaming like the old X-Box, PSP and and Word of Warcraft. Family wise, my Mam always liked Tetris on any form but loved the LCD games and my GameBoy Colour I just recently bought her a red DS for her birthday and she loves Brain Training/Eye Training and various puzzle games. My auntie who has never in the past shown interest in gaming (shes 40) has informed me she loves on her DS Brain Training and Mario Kart, also bought her husband a Wii for golfing games and she loves Resident Evil 4. But by far, I am the most to my knowledge included family/friends and work colleagues into gaming I know as for being 30 and a woman, I'm probably more into gaming now than ever, especially with the internet. Oddly I have never purchased a console for myself.

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Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:33 am

My fiance said she hates all games, but I made her play LocoRoco anyway and she loved it. :P She insists she won't like any other games but I have a few in mind to make her play, and I'm sure she'll like them too. :lol:

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Post by gman72 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:31 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:My fiance said she hates all games, but I made her play LocoRoco anyway and she loved it. :P She insists she won't like any other games but I have a few in mind to make her play, and I'm sure she'll like them too. :lol:
sorry to go off topic mate but how did you keep your avatar under 6kb i'm dying to use some animated ones. I've got a great one of mario givin peach one up the wrong-un (in a cartoon style natuarlly).
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Post by DreamcastRIP » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:49 pm

I've a female friend who's an avid gamer largely thanks to me. :D

A few years back she had a play on Space Channel 5 on my Dreamcast and absolutely loved it. She kept coming over every day for a week just to play that game and also got into Super Monkey Ball and Mario Kart: Double Dash! on my GameCube.

She then bought herself a GameCube and about six months later also bought a PS2. She's more recently bought a Wii and a PS3 with a 40" 1080p TV and we regularly play against each other online on games such as Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl.
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:58 am

gman72 wrote:sorry to go off topic mate but how did you keep your avatar under 6kb i'm dying to use some animated ones. I've got a great one of mario givin peach one up the wrong-un (in a cartoon style natuarlly).
Under 6kb? It's about 500kb actually. It was over 2Mb originally but I had to reduce its size for here. I halved the number of frames and cut a few short bits out. I made it myself about 3 years ago now. It took ages. :shock: I've also made one of Heather Graham sitting on some blokes face, but I probably wouldn't get away with that one here. :o Incidentally, I'm pretty sure someone here used to use the Mario/Peach one you refer to. I think it was Woody. :)

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