If you see this, walk briskly in the opposite direction:
A friend of mine recently got a job at PopCap. About a week ago she wrote to tell me that they had released a new game called Peggle.
I've played a few PopCap titles in the past, but only the demos--I'm a notorious skinflint when it comes to shelling out cash for computer games. Still, I wanted to support my friend in her new endeavor, so I bought this one.
DO NOT DO THIS!! This game is to free time what whales are to krill. Even now, as I type this, I am trying to resist the urge to go play a few rounds (and my resolve has already faltered a few times since I wrote the first paragraph).
If this game were half as addictive, I would urge you to buy a copy; as it stands, I'm afraid I cannot, in good conscience, recommend Peggle to anyone who has a spouse, a child, a friend, a job, or reservations about wearing astronaut diapers to avoid ever having to leave the PC.
Posted on March 07, 2007 to Games
Or just get a Mac. The platform where all games are shunned apparently.
Turn that frown up-side-down, HDC! Do what all other Mac users do: brag that your inability to play games makes you more productive than your Windows-using counterparts.
Why be jealous when you can be a snob?
Or do what this Mac user did: run it in Parallels and get a couple of hours of free time sucked away!
You are an evil man, Matthew Baldwin, and you will come to a bad end.
matthew, it was my birthday last week.
perhaps you could buy me this game, since i played my free version and the unicorn told me i was the best he's ever seen.
considering its because of you that i have become addicted to this game in such a short period of time, i find it only fitting that the gift of the complete game come from you
lots of love,
Curse you, Matthew Baldwin!!
Only a complete dork would be interested in this.
My score's currently 4,730,030. How about you?
OMFG! I got hooked on this during the past week. I haven't purchased it for fear of ruining my marriage. As a testament to the power of this game, I've stopped playing WoW in favor of this game.
I hear the next version comes in a syringe.
I can't believe I'm about to admit this to the whole internet, but the only game I've ever played that made me skip meals and subsist on 3 hours of sleep was...Dr. Mario. I started seeing those little colored pills every time I closed my eyes. It was easier to just turn the thing back on and keep playing than to try to sleep.
It can NOT be as addictive as this.
Thank goodness it is not Mac friendly. I was on my way to Costco to buy a 10-year supply of Depends.
Scratch that. I remembered we have Parallels on this thing. See ya later...
I am frankly surprised the FDA allowed both a ball-o-tron and a fever meter into the same game.
If they are thinking that flower power can reduce the risks to your heart-health, I think they are as addicted to denial as I am to this game.
Um, I finished the game... 15,182,000 was my final score. I sat here for four hours and played from start to finish. Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Sorry, I'm already addicted to PopCap's Zuma. Two such addictions would probably kill me.
ConFOUND you, Matthew Baldwin. We're already in way over our heads, and our 4-year-old even has her own username. Curses.
Posting a link to that game was a cruel, cruel thing to do.
I checked out Desktop Tower Defense, and it was so addictive, I'm too terrified to try Peggle.
Curse you for posting that link. Of course I went and played it yesterday. Today I bought it.
I ended up cancelling dinner plans last night, fishing out my credit card, and not getting out of this recliner until I beat the game.
Thanks a lot.
Meh, that's just gateway grade. Get onto the harder stuff like BreakQuest...
You cruel, evil man. Don't you have a ruined tower to be cackling manically in?
I should have read your blog before this past weekend.
Ugh. The missus and I are completely hooked. I hate you, Milkman Dan.
I downloaded that game a couple days ago and the shame of my addiction has been compounded by the undeniable fact that there is NO SKILL INVOLVED in playing it. It's PLINKO, only without the raw cash. But when that Peggle ball goes into slow motion and then the whole orchestra-rainbow thing happens? Hook line and sinker.
Oh no you don't. I'm not touching that link with the proverbial ten-foot pole. I nearly got carpal tunnel syndrome from my crack-like addiction to Zuma this past summer. Never again.
Damnit, Baldwin! My thesis! My thesis!
Only sucked an hour before I uninstalled it.
Must.... not... reinstall...
Everyone in the house is playing the demo, haven't broken down and paid for it, yet.
Still hadn't forgiven you for ruining that month with Funny Farm.
When I saw this post, I figured I was totally safe because I had lost my wallet and thus, my credit card was a good few weeks from arriving at my home. Thus, I would likely forget about it in the meantime. Unfortunately, popcap also takes paypal! Damn you, popcap!!! And they threw in Zuma at half price too! Booooo!
Having said that, I played through the original tutorial mode, scored about 18 million or so... I'm playing through adventure mode for the second time now. I love it! So much damn fun!
And to the person who said it takes no skill? Try some of the later levels, or some of the 55 peg levels. You can't beat those levels just randomly shooting the balls around, there's some serious strategy involved! :)