Games With A Twist of Poker

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Commentary |

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Classic poker is often featured as a mini-game in major titles that feature gambling. For example, Red Dead Redemption has an awesome poker mini-game that can be engaging on its own. The Liars and Cheats DLC expands it further by featuring multiplayer, allowing players to take their card skills online.

Other classic titles with poker references are Final Fantasy VIII’s Triple Triad, combining poker and a strategy game where you play out different cards. It is also present in social gaming communities such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. Both used to have their own poker spots but were discontinued due to players using real money to play.

Video Games and Web Comics Go Head-to-Head with Poker

Last year, poker and classic characters from games and web comics met in a crossover title called “Poker Night at the Inventory”. It features characters from games like Team Fortress 2 and Sam & Max. Tycho Brahe of Penny Arcade and Strong Bad from Homestar Runner represented their respective web series.

Try Your Hand Out On The Real Deal

If you want to try out some stand-alone online poker, you can find the information here and get a crack at the real deal.

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