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Games

June 05, 2014

Two on bridge (the card game)

"18 Reasons Why Wall Street Loves Bridge".

I wonder about reverse causality, but . . . : "Playing Duplicate Bridge Prevents Dementia in Older People".

May 21, 2014

"The Invention of the Chilean Sea Bass"

I'm skeptical of the economics (toward the end), but the history is interesting.

From the same website see also "The McDonalds Monopoly Fraud".

May 17, 2014

Next Civilization Game Will Ditch the Past for an Alien Future

This sounds excellent. I plan on buying a copy.

May 02, 2014

"What Happened to Jai Alai--Echoes of a Dying Game"

I saw it a couple of times in South Florida in the early 70s and even without being able to gamble, it was a lot of fun to watch

April 05, 2014

"People Are Making Some Alarming And Wonderful Things With This LEGO Game"

Virtual Lego!

If they had had this when I was a kid I would never have graduated third grade.

November 23, 2013

"Full Steam Ahead: Inside Valve’s Grand Plan to Replace Game Consoles With PCs"

Seems impressive.

November 06, 2013

"The 5 Most Amazing Chess Sacrifices Of All Time"

I've long thought that Byrne v. Fischer is amazing--and it is--but it only ranks #5 on this video list. #1 is pretty darn amazing, too. 

October 25, 2013

"Report: Grand Theft Auto V Coming To PC Next Year"

Hang on, PC-centric, non-game-box game players. 

Bonus: "21 Awesome Easter Eggs In 'Grand Theft Auto V".

October 19, 2013

"Second Life's Strange Second Life"

The enormous publicity has dried up, but, apparently, Second Life is still going strong

August 22, 2013

"Five Things I Learned as a Jeopardy! Contestant"

Consistent with what I've read elsewhere: buzzer timing is virtually the whole ballgame
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