Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just downloaded the sim Roller Coaster Tycoon from the inventory page of the Blackboard site. I must not have the patience needed for most of these sim games. I truly cannot sit in front of a computer for more than an hour at a time. I become much too bored. These sim games seem to take hours to get set up and running. I would rather sit outside and watch a squirrel in a tree or some deer eat corn in my field. These games are for people who actually want to sit at their computer for long periods of time. This sim does seem to be an interesting platform, but requires way too much time for me. It was a free download, so give it a try and tell me what you think.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tried out Guitar Hero. Realized very quickly this is not my game. I have to look at the colored buttons as I play. I do not plan to play this one much more. Truly did not enjoy this game. My children enjoyed lauhging at me as I missed the notes,which was worth me trying. Anyhting for our kids, right?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I found this article on msn and started to wonder if schools are equipped to decide which games or even systems should be purchased. After looking at how many game systems and games have gone belly up one starts to wonder if the game company can produce what they promise.

"Truly Terrible Game Consoles Since the appearance of the first video game console -- the Magnavox Odyssey -- in 1972, dozens of companies have tried their hands at crafting successful and lucrative game platforms. Each new machine brought with it the promise of a compelling, novel gaming experience, but the vast majority failed -- some miserably -- to deliver. For every blockbuster like the NES, the Atari 2600 or the Sony PlayStation, there are a bunch of duds that never made it far in the marketplace. And for good reasons: Some of the consoles I've listed here were ridiculously overpriced, some were woefully underpowered, some worked only with a stable of pathetically bad games. And a special few possessed every one of those characteristics."

I realize that some modern systems are well established, but how long before they are obsolete. Who is going to continue to fund newer games and systems. I am wondering how many of the teachers in this class have school computers capable of running the newer high quality graphics found in some games. Most schools I am familiar with have some old worn down computers still being used everyday. Tell me what you think.

Monday, August 31, 2009

I have been playing some card games on but there are many other games on this website. I enjoy the fact that you are playing other people and not just a computer opponent.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I am currently trying to master the game of Mario Cart. I thought I was getting quite good until I connected to the rest of the world. Once I got conected and tried playing people from around the world I realized that I am still a beginner. Great game! Loads of fun! Not seeing a whole bunch of educational uses.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I just downloaded a game called The World of Goo. It seems to be a great Physics Game. I will have to see how difficult it becomes as I move throughout the games levels.