• Question: Are you gamer?

    Asked by tuneinfriday on 26 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Matthew Bareford

      Matthew Bareford answered on 26 Jun 2019:


      Not avidly, but I do like playing a variety of games. I tend to dip in and out mostly of my own gaming. But I do play lots with my son, such as Minecraft, fortnite, Mario cart and even pokemon GO (apparently this means he can trade things in the game)

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      Rebecca Moon answered on 26 Jun 2019:


      No I’m not. I have two boys though, who are not yet old enough to be into gaming, but I suspect it wont be long before I have to know more about it! Any that you’d suggest?

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 26 Jun 2019:


      Not any more. When I was your age I spent quite a bit of time playing the classics like Cannon Fodder and Worms, but then I got into exploring the outdoors and never looked back!

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      Marianne King answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      I have a few games that I love playing and have dedicated a shameful amount of my life to. The Sims 2 and Skyrim are probably the two games I love the most.

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      David Wilson answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      I’ve travelled through the golden age and I still dabble ocasionally.
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      I grew up with Spectrums and the NES, SNES and Megadrive, Mario, Zelda, Sonic and Street Fighter.
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      Playstation and PC gaming at university eventually an XBOX.
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      The XBOX 360 was the last console i owned since then i’ve played a bit of PC games and mobile games.
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      Most of the ones i enjoyed the most were rpg’s like Fallout or FPS’s with strong storylines like Titanfall 2.
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      I tried PUBG and Apex Legends but my 360 noscope skills are seriously rubbish nowadays.

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      I am not a gamer in the traditional sense – but I have been involved with a team in developing “serious games” for smartphones to train healthcare workers in Kenya – you can read more about the project here: https://oxlifeproject.org
      I do play this game a lot and am really interested in how we use games to learn!

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      Thiloka Ratnaike answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      No (sorry)..my husband likes to think of himself as one, but just doesn’t get the time anymore!

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      Deepak Chandrasekharan answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      Yeah I enjoy it a lot. I used to own Nintendo consoles (and before that Ataris!) but now play on phone mostly. Hope to get a switch as a PhD finishing treat! I really enjoyed Ready Player One for the nostalgia!

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      Lorena Boquete Vilarino answered on 28 Jun 2019:


      I play videogames quite a lot, although waaay less than I used to! I have always played some sort of videogame since I first got a Game Boy (the big grey bulky one). My favourite game was Donkey Kong. My cousins got a Super Nintendo and I fell in love with Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda. Then I got a Nintendo 64, I used to play so much! In summer I would swap it for my best friend’s Playstation so I could play Final Fantasy, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot… I then started playing Age of Empires, StarCraft and Counter Strike with my friends when I was in high school, and later we used to play World of Warcraft all together!
      I don’t play online that much anymore, but I play Mario Kart a lot (trying to complete the 200cc mode in Mario Kart 8 at the moment…), I’m still trying to finish The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild with all the extra missions.
      I also used to play Pokemon Go but I gave up a few months ago, it kept crashing on my phone 🙁

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