I wait with slight terror to find out which of you are going to be getting heavily into these.
Desperation or genius on LJ’s part? You decide.
Edited to add: I should have had a sweepstake on who would be the first to crack and sign up.
Impulsiveness, thy name is kauket…
(Yes, the games page helpfully tells you which of your friends have signed up for stuff.)
20 replies on “LiveJournal games?”
I looked at them briefly, looked at the access they “require”, and decided to give them a miss…
This game… requires the following permissions: reading my Friends list, reading my profile data, including birthday, gender, location, and contact info
Are these games from zynga by any chance?
Better yet, they’re from a cheap Russian knockoff of Zynga.
Why, oh why didn’t we adopt “Be Evil” as the mission statement for Red Emperor?
Mm, it seems a much more innocent age.
I was thinking about that game after playing 7 ages earlier last year…
Not so many counters to punch out, in our games.
Ooh, City Gangs, it’s what all the kewl kids will be playing.
I sincerely hope they won’t spam my f-list (like on facebook). I won’t be touching them with a bargepole.
Oh dear, LJ. Oh dear.
Is everyone else gettting these video ads popping up every five minutes? I would have expected people to go spare but maybe most people have adblocks.
Adblocks are great. I get quite a shock when I occasionally use someone else’s computer and am reminded that most of my favourite sites do actually have ads on.
Wouldn’t be an issue for LJ with me as I have a permanent account but there are plenty of places with ads.
Heh. I see another add for Scientology up there under your post, fella.
As long as you can’t see the
I always like random games so I used another LJ account I have to sign up (like many others I didn’t want to do so on my main account). Unfortunately it crashed IE entirely and in Firefox it just crashed flash player. So err… I would have played them lots except the first one I tried quite critically failed. C’est la vie. Back to warcraft for me. 😉
hmm! Plenty of testing gone on there, clearly.
The sad thing is that LJ is already an excellent medium for games; see a thousand RPG communities, passim.
I’m thinking about my objections to… well, my preconceptions of what these might be like. But, for now: *grumble*.
(I have a horrid feeling that you could well be forgiven for feeling that you were years ahead of your time and just not eeeeeevil enough with some of the work you’ve done over the years.)
Well, I suppose if I’d really wanted to make money from being evil, I could have gone to work in the City or somewhere… I still think of the people who play my games as (in some mystical sense) sitting round a table with me, so I need to remain able metaphorically to look them in the eye and shake them by the hand, for the sake of my own sanity 😉
The four games I see are all nasty copies of popular facebook or kaixin games. I might try a game if I see something cool, like a Red Emperor.
Yes, it was great thanks.