This week’s question: What game is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Kyle Orland

Ask the Game Trust: Your Guilty Gaming PleasureKyle Orland: Bejeweled Twist

What’s to be guilty about? Come on, it’s freaking Bejeweled — the game that’s come to symbolize casual gaming and all that is wrong with the industry from a “hardcore” standpoint. Plus it’s super-popular, so whatever indie cred I earned by playing Mighty Jill Off goes right away every time I fire it up.

Why do you play it anyway? There’s just enough strategy to keep me from getting bored, but not so much that I feel like I’m actually, y’know, thinking. Plus, it’s just incredibly relaxing to watch those gems twist into place and explode in a beautiful burst of light and color. After a long, hard day in the word mines, there’s no better way to unwind than turning on a truly mindless television show and firing up Bejeweled Twist on my laptop.

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