I'm new here...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Lounge' started by blindspot, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. blindspot

    blindspot Well-Known Member

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    (First, my apologies if I've accidentally posted this in the wrong forum. I tried to find the most appropriate forum to post in.)

    I've been avoiding this site for a while now because I love my iPhone and iPad so much that I was afraid I would get addicted to playing more games on them. I stopped playing video games altogether about 5 years ago when I had a nasty WoW addiction.

    I then got exclusively into board games to break that WoW habit. Yes, just cardboard and rules, and playing face to face with other people :eek:. I started a game group (the Berkeley Board Gamers) in my town and we now have over 500 members. I must say that I am now partial to the Euro-type games that we are seeing coming out for the iPhone and iPad. In fact, I keep a Geeklist over at BoardGameGeek.com to track the best multiplayer board games that can be played on the iPad. It will be great to use this site to hear the buzz about them early on.

    My wife and I recently gave birth to our first child. This means I'm now home a lot and using the iPhone and iPad to check out more games (uh oh).

    Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and get my first post out of the way. I hope to use this site to find out about and stay up to date on upcoming and new excellent iPhone and iPad board games. See you around!
     
  2. BazookaTime

    BazookaTime Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard. If you end up addicted to buying apps, there is a group for that.
     
  3. blindspot

    blindspot Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks for the welcome BazookaTime. :)

    My name is Gabe and I am addicted to buying apps.
     
  4. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome brah. I had a nasty WoW addiction as well. Replaced it with the WoW TCG and all was better. The game was going to shit after burning crusade anyways. And while I constantly battle the urge to play again, I never go back. Come close sometime, but never go back.

    I have a newborn as well. 5 Months this past tuesday, how old is yours?

    By the way you will get addicted to buying apps if you don't limit yourself. I would suggest NOT putting your credit card on the account and sticking to just getting iTunes gift cards. Easier to just say no. hahaha

    Anyways, I am a friendly helpful fellow around here so feel free to ask any questions on here. I also love music, so if you need any suggestions of any breed of music hit me up too. lol

    Have a great stay at TouchArcade.com
     
  5. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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  6. blindspot

    blindspot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome Booch138. Late congrats on the new baby! My daughter is 6 weeks as of this past Monday, which means its getting easier now (somewhat). :rolleyes:

    I like friendly helpful people like you. I try to be the same way over at boardgamegeek.com (my true online hangout). It's always good to find the helpful people on a forum and dip one's toes in gradually. I like to respect the community and culture by not just barging in posting whatever the f*ck (at least at first ;) ).

    Big music fan here too. Thankfully I cannot bring myself to spend $$$ on music the way I do with apps. I mostly just listen to KCRW (GREAT radio station from LA, with a great app btw.) and use Rhapsody, MOG, Rdio, and HypeMachine. I guess you could say I like "alternative" (stupid music labels). There's too much great new stuff about for me to even consider buying it. IMO, music is best from the cloud, which I will pay for. I don't want to own it.

    Anyway, nice to meet ya!

    @ Cilo - Yep, joined up. Seeking help.
     
  7. qasim

    qasim Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    Welcome new friend :).

    And yes, you will get addicted to this site, reading reviews, and playing iPod/iPhone games. I was/am.

    Anyways, congrats on your new child! I love kids and can't wait to have my own!
     
  8. ipod's rock

    ipod's rock Well-Known Member

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    Welcome friend,

    A bit of info. prof read all of your post or eles you will be made fun of, just make sure it sounds good and you should do fine(I found out the hard way. you make a small commet and they jump down your throat)

    Best regards
     
  9. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the baby girl. No rest yet though, I've just spent a week babysitting my little cousins ages 3 and 7, it doesn't get easier for some time yet ;)
     
  10. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Good luck juggling the baby and the App addiction!
     
  11. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TA!
     

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