Tech Talk Tuesday: Our tech guy's secret gaming addiction

Updated: Wednesday, August 21 2013, 10:04 AM MDT
Tech Talk Tuesday: Our tech guy

By Lonnie Valencia


It’s Tuesday and you know want that means! We get to geek out with the latest in technology.  In this edition of Tech Talk, I talk about the apps and games that run my life.  It’s just another way we can become closer as writer and reader.  Oooo... Yeah! Ok.. that’s close enough! Let’s get started!

For some reason, I got a lot of feedback from my last Tech Talk asking which games I play.  I wondered why the sudden interest in my personal gaming habits, as the last article was about new emergency alerts on iPhones.  Then after the third or fourth email, someone pointed out the picture I used showing the settings on my phone also showed some of the games I play and they wanted to join me.  So here you go world, the list of games I’m addicted to.

Like a true geek I categorize my games into four sets: games I play daily, social gaming, favorite game of indeterminate amount of time, and games I will be playing. Don’t get me wrong, I have more than just games on my iPhone. I have a ton of work apps I use too.  I’m just trying not to bore you to death about how much I use “Pages” to write up these articles, so I suggest we move on.

“Daily Games,” are games I find myself working in time to play throughout the day.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out:  I know what you are thinking, I work at KFOX and I’m self promoting.  Well, your half right! I know where my bread is buttered! Now only if I could get some free donuts in the game that would be awesome!  Joking aside, the whole Simpsons clan is here and it’s just fun to be able to rebuild Springfield the way I want it and have them do cool chores all day.

Battle Nations and Total Domination - Reborn: They both sport building cities and armies.  Then you can “unleash hell,” on other real life players.  In my experience I’m the one hell is unleashed on.  All in all, I can’t get enough of these games.

“Social Gaming,” are games I play specifically for the interaction with friends and family.

Running with Friends Free: It’s a simple game where you outpace rampaging bulls while dodging, jumping, and sliding things in your path.  You try to have the higher score than the person you verse and it’s scored by having the best out of the three turns.

BattleFriends at Sea Reloaded is another game I play in this category of gaming.

“Favorite game of indeterminate amount of time,” is the crowning game that I’m obsessed with for however long it takes me to beat it or move on.  

Right now that game is only available on my iPad, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.  This game was only on console systems years ago and Aspyr was able to bring it to my iPad.  Now, I’m reliving the game all over again in touch screen glory.  I’m going to play this role playing game like a thousand times, you have no idea!

Lastly, “Games I will be playing,” are games I want but haven’t purchased yet due to various reasons like the wife cut me off because the iTunes bill was more than our mortgage.  Little things like that.  

Plants VS Zombies 2: It’s at the top of my list but these other games are coming along too.

Deus Ex: The Fall - (iPad only)
BattleFriends in Tanks
Little Galaxy - coming soon
League of Evil 3

If you like any of the games I mentioned and want to play, shoot me an email and I’ll give you my handle. If there is a game you think I’m missing out on or you think I would like to play let me know.  As always we would love your feedback or suggestions for our next edition, so feel free to send your comments to our resident Tech Guy Lonnie Valencia..

Tech Talk Tuesday: Our tech guy's secret gaming addiction
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