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- n. Plural form of computer game.
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The calamity swept away their usual opportunities for computer games and sci-fi movies and somehow they congregated around Tazza, geeky young men given to hero worship, and he put them to work scavenging food and supplies, whatever they could find, and their pre-calamity skills and knowledge and propensities somehow made them perfect scavengers.
By the middle of the afternoon on the third day, he was sick of movies and computer games and hoped he’d never see another nacho-cheese Dorito as long as he lived.
Unlike Zynga Inc.'s "Farmville," which was developed as a revenue-generating game, Marriott's title is part of an emerging trend of using computer games for recruiting.
There are numerous apparent reasons for this condition: 1. The easy availability of tasty, high-fat, and high-caloric foods and beverages 2. The massive advertising of fast food restaurants 3. The relative lack of exercise fostered by watching television, surfing the net, and playing extraordinarily realistic computer games 4. The stress and accompanying depression that we experience living in times of serious economic and environmental uncertainty
This principle, of choosing symbols and icons which express the functions of entities -- or rather, their users 'intended attitudes toward them -- was already second nature to the designers of earliest fast-interaction com - puter systems, namely, the early computer games which were, as Vemor Vinge says, the ancestors of the Other Plane in which the novel's main activities are set.