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Games

June 17, 2015

Two on bridge (bridge as in "contract" and "duplicate" not across-the-river)

"Million-Dollar Hobby: Inside the World of Big-Money Bridge".

"Turning Tricks: The Rise and Fall of Contract Bridge".

June 07, 2015

"The Super Bowl of the Mind: Is quiz bowl the ultimate test of smarts or an overblown game of Trivial Pursuit?"

I vote for "somewhere in between".

May 15, 2015

"'Jeopardy's!' top 10 most common categories"

Attention contestant wannabes: American History is 4th and World History is 6th.

February 21, 2015

"Guy Takes Pictures Showing Just How Realistic Grand Theft Auto V Looks"

"Grand Theft Auto V is set in the fictional city of Las Santos however it was partly modelled on the real city of Los Angeles, but just how much so will blow you away."

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.

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