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Novus Zarathustra Posted: Tue, Sep 29 2009 12:41 AM

Any video games, anyone?

 

I like anime, and have an Xbox 360. Right now I'm playing BlazBlue, and waiting for CoD:MW 2.

 

I also play piano in a jazz band Cool

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Eric replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 1:38 AM

my gamertag is s3r3n17y add me, lol, just got odst and nhl10, gonna get mw2 in my free time I do normal stuff, but I like to read alot of stuff about political theory/ philosophy and what not.

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ah, I don't like reading about Political theory/Economics to be honest, which is what a lot of people do here. I like to read Fantasy/Sci Fi books which have a rewarding and exciting storyline to it.

 

I read George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, the plot is rather enriching, and it has amazing characters. There's just a really profound feeling of being told a good story.

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Eric, is mw2,  Mech Warrior 2?

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mhamlin replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 1:57 AM

liberty student:

Eric, is mw2,  Mech Warrior 2?

I'm betting he means Modern Warfare 2...but MechWarrior 2 was out of this worldSmile

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Let's hope MW5 gets made.  I haven't gamed seriously in almost 7 years, but I will make a comeback if that happens.  Maybe.  lol

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sirmonty replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 2:22 AM

Poker and other various forms of gambling.

Also music.  That too.

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Eliazar replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 4:47 AM

I convert and paint tabletio miniatures while listening to the audio files from mises.org. Apart from that, just hanging out with people, having a party now and then, the usual stuff...

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Seph replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 8:11 AM

Eric:

my gamertag is s3r3n17y add me, lol, just got odst and nhl10, gonna get mw2 in my free time I do normal stuff, but I like to read alot of stuff about political theory/ philosophy and what not.

NHL 10 is sick. Im hyped for the regular season to begin!

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I eat Gobi Manchurian!

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Natalie replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 8:39 AM

Did some gardening this summer but not as much as I'd planned to due to the back pains (yeah, excuses).

Used to play a lot of games (MMO like WoW and Xbox) until I realized I'd already wasted a lot of precious time that has better uses (like learning about finances and investment).

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Eric replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 8:43 AM

wtf is mech warrior lol. Big Smile

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Eric:

wtf is mech warrior lol. Big Smile

An amazing game.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9toe4_mech-warrior-5-announcement-trailer_videogames

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Solarist replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 12:03 PM

I play xbox 360 online from time to time  Gamertag: Solarist22   add me if you want to play Halo or the new Left 4 Dead 2 coming out in a couple months (it takes place in New Orleans so I'm super excited for that!)

Also, I try to attend live music a few times a week, jazz, blues, rock etc.  I also work in this industry so my Job sometimes doubles as a hobby (only sometimes!)

Play Piano, and recently started playing this thing called a Hang Drum  check out the link to have your mind blown -   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQXn5ba0aT8

I'm nowhere near as good as this guy but they are a true joy to play.

 

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Esuric replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 12:41 PM

Democracy for Breakfast:

Any video games, anyone?

 

I like anime, and have an Xbox 360. Right now I'm playing BlazBlue, and waiting for CoD:MW 2.

 

I also play piano in a jazz band Cool

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I like to walk, and to cook.  Obviously read.  I'm into Scifi, mostly for escapism.

I work a lot.  I enjoy working.  It is fun and rewarding to produce.

 

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filc replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 12:50 PM

  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Reading
    • When not reading Libertarian paraphernalia I read mostly fiction. I've been in the Wheel of Time series for a time. Need to start reading book 11, the series has kinda slowed down...
  • Gaming

In that order. I can barely play console games though, most of them I find them extremely boring. Accept Braid. I got an Xbox360 and the only game I've actually finished was Braid. Other then that it just collects dust under my desk. My gaming is mostly confined to my PC. Right now it's mostly Eve online while I wait for Sc2 and D3. 

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Saan replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 1:49 PM

Guitar, marksmanship, gunsmith and read

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Criminals there ought to be a whole lot more.   Bon Scott.

 

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Erm gaming (fantasy RPGs/RTS/TBS/sims mostly, and WoW primarily; I own a PS3), reading (econ, philosophy, fantasy), writing (mainly brainstorming for a fantasy setting of my own fabrication), metal, movies sometimes. I'm not much of an extrovert or very athletic aside from swimming.

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Im surprised by the lack of Bioshock in a Mises topic.

 

Looks like a lot of people here hate doing non-productive things such as playing video games xP.

 

The only gamer I know here, is whoever In_Your_House is on Gamefaqs.

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Saan replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 2:15 PM

FEAR, NG2, HALO 1, 2, 3. and the best of all time.  Civ

 Criminals, there ought to be a law.

Criminals there ought to be a whole lot more.   Bon Scott.

 

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I practice parkour... not very good at it at all, but it's fun regardless of skill level. I used to do a lot of programming, but I got kind of bored with it. Same with gaming... spent a lot of time playing WoW, some playing Warhammer, and then games like Tron too. Now a lot of my time is spent working, reading, and seeing movies (which is convenient, because I work for a movie theater).

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Historical reenacting, firearms, historical-themed video games (think: Victoria and Hearts of Iron), horror and sci fi films/short stories, model railroading, computers.

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I like  watching DVDs from netflix, playing video games, reading books.  I love my PSP.  The PSP is an awesome system (as well as the DS). 

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Vitor replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 8:46 PM

Playing long and rewarding games (like Zelda, Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime), riding my bike til the end of the world and practicing Krav-Maga (fun and actually useful martial art)

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bbnet replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 9:06 PM

Not much for vid games but my fav is Tempest 2000 for the Atari Jaguar, also play a few classics on mame like I Robot.

Mainly play disc golf and poker, ride longboard skateboards and motorcycles.

Also saving for my next supa sweet rifle

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Vitor:

and practicing Krav-Maga (fun and actually useful martial art)

I first found out about Krav Maga several weeks ago. I've been meaning to find a place and start taking classes. What's the learning curve like?

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jtucker replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 9:54 PM

Direct a choir that specializes in the polyphonic repertoire of the Renaissance.

Publisher, Laissez-Faire Books

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Vitor replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 10:25 PM

Justin Spahr-Summers:
Vitor:

and practicing Krav-Maga (fun and actually useful martial art)

I first found out about Krav Maga several weeks ago. I've been meaning to find a place and start taking classes. What's the learning curve like?

Well, must of the moves are simple and effective, no mumbo jumbo, the main kick of Krav-Maga is the good old kick to the groin, fine-tunning the moves to be able to use effectively even if you exhausted or caught by surprise that is part of the fun. Although Krav-Maga is brutal and not very artsy, it requires a lot of discipline and will.

Of course there are plenty complex and advanced techniques, as well defense against knives and guns. The physical trainning that is quite demanding, so if you have been sedentary for long, you might struggle at first, but no big deal, nothing you dont get used to by the 2nd month.

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ITT: People who only do productive things Dx

Saan:

FEAR, NG2, HALO 1, 2, 3. and the best of all time.  Civ

Civ would be awesome as hell if you could build a Laissez-Faire economy with the gold standard, and private property.

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Democracy for Breakfast:
Civ would be awesome as hell if you could build a Laissez-Faire economy with the gold standard, and private property.

Boring.

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Nitroadict replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 10:42 PM

laminustacitus:

Democracy for Breakfast:
Civ would be awesome as hell if you could build a Laissez-Faire economy with the gold standard, and private property.

Boring.

Yeah, it's called modding. 

An unofficial economic system trainer for the game would make it interesting, especially if you could define what private property, what standard, etc. are (i.e. instead of private property in say, a strict sense, you could make it more Georgian or more Mutualist or whatever).

Points if you did this & made a N.A.C. map :D

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jtucker:

Direct a choir that specializes in the polyphonic repertoire of the Renaissance.

 

Now that's what I call a hobby. So much to study, never a boring moment.

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Chris replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 10:52 PM

Hanging out with my girlfriend, power lifting, reading, watching sports (Yankees, Devils, Giants), etc.  I used to love playing Halo 2 and 3 for Xbox then my 360 broke and I just stopped playing, I may start again though.

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Jason replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 11:34 PM

Ham Radio.  Linux.  Theology.  Libertarian stuff.

 

 

God, I'm a nerd.

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i want to train to do  parkor

right now i can build computers, learning about politics and economics

i like doing anything pretty much.

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ive noticing cops breahing 1st 5th and 4th amendment rights so gay right?

i also game, world of tanks (kelvinsilva) and bfbc2 company of heroes, and hearts of iron 3 (many of u would like since you can control your economy).

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Club hopping on weekends.

 

To paraphrase Marc Faber: We're all doomed, but that doesn't mean that we can't make money in the process.
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Hiking, gardening (permaculture), playing bass guitar and drums, arguing, reading, fishing.

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