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Old 05-24-2012
Where Are the Games?

Hi!
I'm new to the site, and today I clicked on "Banking", curious as to what that was about. Aside from being able to "buy" things with these points, it appears there are some games available, on which you can wager your points. While I could access the "high scores", I could not find the location of the games themselves through a search, nor do I see a link anywhere.
It's probably right in front of my face, but would someone be kind enough to show me where to access these games? I'm hoping one of them is a craps game!
TIA!
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Old 05-24-2012
i think the arcade got canceld some time ago...
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Old 05-24-2012
The games fell by the wayside a few months back if I recall; they were almost never used.

What 'banking' mostly amounts to is a metric of user activity. There are bit costs and rewards for doing various things here. Creating a thread in the Emergency Forum costs bits, creating threads elsewhere earns you bits, posting earns you bits, answering someone else's post in the emergency forum earns extra bits, etc, etc.

We're still hopeful we can set up an "economy" of bits, i.e. being able to exchange them for various virtual services. The emergency forum is one example but we're open to more ideas.
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Old 05-24-2012
Thanks for the reminder.

We need to insure that, since we removed the arcade/game section (for security reasons), we need to insure the Bits wording is updated.
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Old 05-24-2012
I just checked the banking area about where to spend bits and it says:

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Purchase Forum Items from The UNIX and Linux Forums Bits Store
Post an Urgent Techincal Question in the Emergency Help Me !! Forums
Predict Future Events in our Event Prediction Market
Win or Lose Your Bits in the Bits Club
Transfer Bits to Any Other Active Forum Member
Win More Bits in MegaBits Drawings
... I don't recall where the Arcade, which we removed recently, is listed a part of the Bits area. In fact, I don't recall the Arcade Games tied to the Bits system at all Smilie
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Old 05-24-2012
There used to be Bits lotteries and the like, though, the 'bits club'.
# 7  
Old 05-24-2012
All of that still exists:

The UNIX and Linux Forums - Bits Club Statistics

The old gaming arcade was completely different that the Bits Club area.
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