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Cigarettes, gambling, porn and booze. What's your addiction? How low have you sunk and how have you tried to beat it?

Thanks to big-girl's-blouse for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Dec 2008, 16:42)
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I'm not really addicted to much, well apart from "Lost" and having new hobbies every week and buying stupid things to fuel them (last week was a Sitar, the week before that some stupidly expensive wireless headsets for an internal phone network at home, the list is endless and probably for more than one coming QoTW.)

However, rarely do I get addicted to any one thing - Lost is one of these, and quite honestly the only thing I have ever been addicted to on TV. Months have gone by without the thing being turned on, but when LOST is back, then it'll be on for every second it's being broadcast.

Anyway, RTCW was a bit like that.

Got given a copy as a leaving present some years ago.

My PC then was in my garage as I was turfed out of my 'spare' room when sprog number one was born.

I would sit and play for hours, indeed on one occassion I bunked off work to sit in a steaming hot garage in the middle of summer to play all day.

Of course, every time I closed my eyes I could see the insides of the rooms, or German soldiers shouting "Gott Im Himmel" and Zombies falling out of crumbling walls.

On one of these days of bunking off to play, the heat inside the locked garage was getting unbearable and I had to go outside, if for nothing more than being able to breath.

I was sitting on a little bench I used to have in the garden having a cigarette, when I heard the words "Dchurch, you must come here and have beer wiv me" in broken English and a strong German accent.

My instant reaction was to drop the cigarrete and grab my (non-existent) gun and point it in the direction of the German voice.

As a man in his thirties at that time, I reflected that this was inappropriate way of greeting my German neighbour and had to give up RTCW for good lest they sent the men in white coats to give me a special coat.

I think I had a lucky escape, and if I were of a weaker character, I could be dead by now (presumably beaten up by visiting German tourists for pointing invisible Tommy guns at them).
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 10:54, 6 replies)
A great game
I still play it every now and then. Leather clad women with sten guns...what's not to like?
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:12, closed)
Guns, Germans, Leather clad dominatrix etc...

How can anyone NOT be addicted to the game?

Funny thing was, I was putting a new roof on the garage a few weeks later and I had a pot-bellied stove in there, the bloke who was hot tarring the roof couldn't wait around for me to get the chimney sorted while he waited so I had to find another way to do it.

I remember the same stoves from in the game in the German sheds and made a chimney that went out of the wall, the same as theirs.

I'd probably have frozen in the winter if it wasn't for those binary-germans showing me the way!
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:17, closed)
Excellent! Who says computer games dont teach you anything?
In the game, you can sneak up behind the germans warming themselves and stab them nice 'n' quite like.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:41, closed)
This is getting serious now - I'm itching to play it again.

I wish I hadn't mentioned it - I can see a Christmas coming up with me locked away in a room playing RTCW again.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:46, closed)
Me too. I'm supposed to be putting up decorations tonight.
To sneak up on the germans, keep the "quiet" key depressed (Caps Lock I think), open any doors quietly and walk up behind them quietly with the dagger selected. A stab symbol should appear, one stab will do him in.

Most of the levels you can get quite far using the dagger, no alarms go off and you hear the germans saying new things.

Damn I want to play that game now.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 12:06, closed)
Oh God
I really thought I'd kicked that habit too.

I can feel an evening of digging the CD out now!
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 12:29, closed)

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