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Old 07-09-2014, 03:05 AM
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Was reading this and took some snaps for you folks to read:

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* these are UK statistics.

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Old 07-09-2014, 07:06 AM
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From 'The Sun'.

In other words, pointless chav rag tries to get more readers.. zzzzZZZ
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:08 AM
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They (the sun) said that about acid house in 88 and it made everyone in my class want to go to a proper warehouse party (including me). Happy dayz.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:34 AM
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Was just playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 before reading this ironically, I'm playing through the series for the first time and I don't know about addictive but games are a hell of a boredom killer.

Problem with a lot of these freemium and f2p games on ios/android though is their basically approaching it from a casino and not a fun perspective that's why I won't even download one of them. The points to get you hooked and siphon your wallet off like a slot machine or something.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:25 AM
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I still don't understand how people get hooked on candy crush or clash of clans...
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:31 AM
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I still don't understand how people get hooked on candy crush or clash of clans...
I think those are the equivalent of an attractive girl who keeps teasing you, shes obviously out of your league but in your head you think 'i think she likes me.....' and you get teased and teased and you just keep going, acting the fool, buying her things and in the end you realise you stand no chance !

These games just keep teasing you for one more try, one more go etc !

And its heroin not heroine !
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:00 AM
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From 'The Sun'.

In other words, pointless chav rag tries to get more readers.. zzzzZZZ
The same article was in another trusted paper, not everything is fake in the sun, maybe 90% is
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I think those are the equivalent of an attractive girl who keeps teasing you, shes obviously out of your league but in your head you think 'i think she likes me.....' and you get teased and teased and you just keep going, acting the fool, buying her things and in the end you realise you stand no chance !

These games just keep teasing you for one more try, one more go etc !

And its heroin not heroine !
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