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Mister Pink
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#1

Posted A week ago

First of all, I don't care to play for real money. Maybe down the road I will be but for now I'm becoming obsessed with poker. I'm playing Prominence Poker on Xbox One. It's pretty addictive. I've got up as far as Platinum Ranking and have had some good streaks, like winning three tournaments in a row. I've also been playing the seven-deuce game with myself and bluffing wins with 7-2 which has just been hilarious for me.  I've been playing for about 3 weeks now and have over 50% of achievements. I'm quite happy with my progress. Eventually I would like to get in to the casino and play in some real tournaments but for now I'm happy playing for the love of the game itself. 

 

Prominence Poker is great because you have an avatar that you can customize and buy new swag for. This is what I miss in other online poker games. I do love playing poker in RDR and it was pretty decent in Watch Dogs too. I was disappointed there was no poker in GTA V. I mean that was a missed opportunity to have an awesome side-game to play where it could have been legit in the casino or underground like The Sopranos card game or in Watch Dogs instead we got Yoga and Tennis. 

 

Anyone else play Poker games? Would you like to see more poker in videogames? 

 

I didn't make this video but if anyone is curious about Prominence Poker..

 

 

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Posted A week ago

I liked Prominence poker for ps4 but hardly anyone played when I tried it.  What I really like is the offline against CPU's but it is kind of slow.  They need more players and a turbo mode. 

 

My beef with every poker game is the sit and go tourneys.  People just go all in right away and if they bust out, meh, but if they win they AFK forever so they're in the money.  I mean I was guilty of that on pokerstars but it kind of kills the point of sit n go's.

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Posted A week ago

I really enjoyed my poker days in Red Dead Redemption. After dealing with a stressful day of killing bandits, robbing a store and capturing a lady and accidentally dropping her at the train tracks, there was no better way to end the day than to walk soaked from rainwater into a local bar, order a drink and blow your money on poker.

I spend a fair amount of time on Yakuza's poker and other cards minigames. Yakuza did it's minigames exceptionally well. They basically put a complete card game into Yakuza, as well as table pool, bowling and others.

With Yakuza resting on my shelf, I see no real need to buy another Poker game though, unless I wanted to play online. I think Yakuza had online features too but I doubt anyone uses those.

I've had a poker app or two on my mobile phone too.

--going a bit off topic here but don't want to delete this--
IRL, the only gamble I'd do is slot machines. I had a phase where I was hitting some slots once or twice a month and didn't waste more than 10 bucks every time and it worked out for me. I even made profit, if I counted all my winnings. I moved out since then and the casinos over here are sh*t so yeah, I'm not playing anymore.
My mindset was simply going in to play, not going in to win. If you're going to a casino thinking that you're going to win, that's how you can get addicted. I observed a friend of mine that was getting way too excited about this after making profit once.
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But back to gaming, I think harmless poker or other gamble games that include no real life bets are a very good thing since real life gambling can turn out to be a very harmful addiction. There's definetly a rush and a dopamine shot if you win irl that will keep you coming back for more. It's better to stay off it and just stick to gaming. It's very fun too.
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#4

Posted A week ago Edited by trip, A week ago.

Yeah you bastard...Thanks to you always playing Prominence every time I see you on, I had to install it last night.  Not joking.  

 

I did the tutorial and tried playing one quick game but panicked.  All I had to do was wait for the next hand but the 'push to join group chat' message that kept popping up scared me and I ran away*.  Some of my running away was because I wasn't totally confident in how people play (or any protocol) and the tutorial had me a bit concerned because it seemed to encourage you to 'ready' your move before your turn.  I kind of forgot how to do all that and didn't want to look like a total 'new guy'.

 

I love Poker as a video game.  I'm a huge fan of traditional games converting over to video game medium.  Heck, I've done my own conversions of card and board games.  Not to brag but I did a pretty good version of Life and Battleship - network multiplayer no less. :)

 

I will continue to play Prominence.  I grew up playing poker so I know just enough to not look totally stupid.  At the end of my evening I tend to play slower games(thanks to beers not mixing with hand eye coordination and reflexes) and I saw Prominence as a good fit.

 

 

 

*I played a safe game of Wheel of Fortune instead.

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Posted A week ago

dunno if anyone remembers, but Watch_Dogs had an amazingly well designed poker minigame.

so much attention to detail for such an arbitrary side activity. really surprised me.

 


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#6

Posted A week ago Edited by Mister Pink, A week ago.

@Tokasmoka: Yeah, the only time I went in to casual unlimited game was the day where seasons stops for about 12 hours and you can't play seasons. I bought in for 50 large and there was guys with 100 and 150g's. Lost about 30g, eventually got my money back and got the hell out! lol. Felt like an asshole because I never gave the guy a chance to win his money back - I just bolted out of there. Pity is wasn't active enough for you. On Xbox One it seems OK but some times you could be waiting 3-5 mins to match which can be frustrating. 

 

@Fashion: Yeah man, I loved poker in RDR. It was the perfect activity to do when you still want to play RDR but are a little burnt out on all the other things or just want to unwind. As for real life, I've only played the slots too. There is a poker culture here in my city and there are games every night in one of the casinos but I'm really not ready to play face to face. I've only played with the same people face to face and when I meet new people my game just goes off. PP is good for playing semi-seriously as I'm keen to level up without monetary repercussions! :p

 

@Trip: Haha, good man! That's two of us now that influences our gaming choices! :p Yeah I think that's why I'm playing more poker lately. Been studying hard and I do get mental stimulation from poker but without the fast action of other games I might play. It's a perfect game to relax to. 

 

@El_Diablo: Yeah dude! I got that big win too. I did it early on. It's a very good side game and GTA V could have really done with it...

 

Here's some screens of big wins I got in Watch Dogs..

 

Well, I won this pot, you'll have to take my word for it! 

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#7

Posted A week ago

Surely the most important aspect of Poker, reading peoples real time reactions and facial expressions, is lost on a computer game?


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#8

Posted A week ago

Maybe so, but there are video poker machines and they work on the same principle. You lose facial expressions and other bluffing techniques, but really electronic poker is all about playing with the hand you've got, rather than playing with everybody else's. It might not be as sophisticated but you can still get some level of enjoyment out of seeing AI betting techniques.
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#9

Posted A week ago

I've been playing Prominence for a few days now. Having tons of fun too.

What I've noticed is the people seem to treat it more like a video game and less like a poker game. There is a lot of wild high bets and tons of all ins. Way more loosey goosey. It's still all about winning the pot...it just feels like there are different philosophies to get there.
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#10

Posted 5 days ago

I've been playing Prominence for a few days now. Having tons of fun too.

What I've noticed is the people seem to treat it more like a video game and less like a poker game. There is a lot of wild high bets and tons of all ins. Way more loosey goosey. It's still all about winning the pot...it just feels like there are different philosophies to get there.

 

Yes! Exactly. When I tried to apply real poker strategy to the game, I found myself failing. It was like the more I tried applying what I learned from watching WSOP and all the pros, the more I failed in PP. It is played more like a video game and it's fun and unique in that respect. 

 

As you level up you will notice the games getting a little more serious. Nobody gets knocked out early, the blinds get so high they do start to cripple you when you have a short stack forcing you to fold most hands and only play with the best hands. 

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Posted 2 days ago

Just wanted to share this.

Sorry for the poor quality. We don't believe in indoor lighting and I don't like taking indoor phone pics with flash.

One of my dogs likes video games that have people. Colonel Ted Pudding has been getting pretty involved in Prominence.
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#12

Posted A day ago

Nice TV and Prominence is a fun ass game. Been playing it myself.





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