Gambling in my Video Games…

I always like to roll the dice!

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Personally I have never been the biggest gambler, I always play my cards and my wallet, close to my chest.  However, in the land of video games (where you really have nothing to lose), I do enjoy being a high-roller!

C64AutoDuel-PreviewOne of my earliest video game gambling experiences came from Origin Systems classic “caRPG”, Autoduel.  While my young mind had a tough time dealing with this merciless game, what I did discover was how much fun I had earning cash at the Casino in Atlantic City.  The money earned from my stints at in game gambling helped make up for my shortfalls as a courier within the game.  While I was nowhere near completing the game, it introduced me to the fun that is virtual gambling!

DoaxbvboxAnother earlier, yet more recent, example of enjoying an in-game casino came from my time with Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball.  While the Volleyball, mini-games, and dress-up were fun, the bulk of my time with this game was spent at Zack’s Casino.  I spent many an evening at the card tables or the slots just killing time or trying to earn a fortune for some of the game’s exotic suits.  It was a nice call way to spend some time on my Xbox!

That was then, and this is now.   Here is a list of both my recent favourite gamblin’ games as well as what I am looking forward to in the near future:

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 – Casino Online

TDU2 Casino Online on the same day as Test Drive Unlimited 2 on XBLM and will include classic casino games like poker, roulette, and slots. The player will have a chance to unlock exclusive cars while playing these casino games.  All prizes and cars won in the casino can be carried over into Test Drive Unlimited 2!  Guaranteed I will be gambling to earn those rare cars!

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Fable II Pub Games

Another example of an external casino designed to port over cash and prizes (or debt) to its parent game is Fable II Pub Games.  I really enjoyed playing the variety of games made for the old-world Fable RPG.  While in some ways they were familiar to standard casino games, in other ways they were completely different.  Sometimes it is just fun to play the mini-games that a game has to offer, and Fable II’s Pub Games are some of the best!

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Full House Poker

I have been a casual poker fan for some time, as such I am very excited for the upcoming XBLA title, Full House Poker.  Many poker games have come and gone, but I have a good feeling about this one.  With it being a downloadable game, having Avatar support, and it being set up as the spiritual successor to one of my personal favourites, 1 vs 100, this game will be a slam-dunk.

I am sure there are several others from my past I haven’t mentioned.  And if I had made it to the strip in Fallout: New Vegas yet, I may have mentioned that as well.  But between TDU2 and Full House Poker on their way, I see my future is in the cards!

-SG

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