My 25 Most Influencial Games

My 25 Most Influencial Games

Image by Michael Heilemann
I’ve been doing a lot of research on my past gaming experiences in relation to a series of blog articles I’ve been writing lately.

Today I decided that it would be a good idea to gather all of the games that have influenced me the most and print them out as a poster for my office wall.

After printing it out I took it around and questioned some of my work mates on their gaming history; no one got all of them, can you?

Comments go here or in the entry on Binary Bonsai Also available at a slightly larger resolution.

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Ron White – “A Little Unprofessional” Tour

Ron White – “A Little Unprofessional” Tour
Event on 2013-06-30 00:00:00
06/30/2013 – 06/30/2013
Dates: Sunday
Hours: 8pm
Sponsor: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
The cigar-smoking scotch drinking, Texas funnyman from the BLUE COLLAR COMEDY phenomenon, Ron "Tater Salad" White, is back with a brand new show! His hilarious, smart-aleck punchlines have earned him two GRAMMY nominations and his CDs and DVDs have sold more than 10 million. With two of COMEDY CENTRAL's top rated one-hour specials and a NEW YORK TIMES Best Selling book, Ron is at the top of his game.

Contains adult subject matter and language.

at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, United States


Event on 2013-11-29 20:00:00
At the Twin River Event Center

At Foreigner's core is founder Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner's influence more than 30 years into the game. Returning to the Twin River Event Center now you can see them perform a catalog of multi-platinum gems including 'Cold As Ice', 'Juke Box Hero', 'I Want To Know What Love Is' and critically-acclaimed wonders from the 2009 'Can't Slow Down' album!

at Twin River Casino
100 Twin River Road
Lincoln, United States

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Seattle’s Bayview Retirement Community Teams up with Seattle Storm in the ‘Community Spotlight’

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Seattle retirement community, Bayview Retirement Community, is excited to be partnering with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm for their opening night game versus the Pheonix Mercury. Bayview will be the ‘Community Spotlight’ at the Seattle Storms opening game on Sunday, June 2 at Key Arena. This event will feature a pre-game tailgate party, as well as a Bayview video to be shown at the game.

Tickets for the event will be $ 25 each and include parking, a tail gate party at Bayview Manor and reserved seating at the game. The tail gate party will begin at 4pm, with the game between the Seattle Storm and the Pheonix Mercury beginning at 6pm, the first game of the Seattle Storm’s 2013 season.

The Seattle Storm and Bayview Manor Retirement Community are both members of the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, which is where this opportunity as a non-profit to be a community partner with the Seattle Storm grew.

The Bayview Retirement Community is home to more than 210 residents, and offers the convenience and safety of retirement community living with the freedom of living on one’s own. The major goal of Bayview and its entire staff is to help residents remain independent and active as long as possible.

Events such as the Seattle Storm game and tailgater are one of the many activities that provide residents and families both with entertainment, as well as an opportunity to reach out to the community of Seattle.

With the help of the Seattle Storm, Bayview Retirement Community hopes to continue its mission of “transforming the experience of aging by creating opportunities for healthy, spiritual and purposeful living for our residents, children, staff, and the greater community.”

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Jennifer Ahrens at: jahrens(at)bayviewmanor(dot)org.

Scrabble game

Scrabble game

Image by jcolman
Marja and I played a game of Scrabble using the travel edition that Stephen got us this past summer. Our final score was 209 to 353.

What do you think of our word choices? See the notes above.