I stopped using Flash for a long time. The other day, I missed playing my escape games, and found that most of them (especially the 'Escape Man' series) would not load without Flash. I was able to get to my 'go-to' clearinghouse for the latest games, but none of the games themselves would run. So, I grudgingly reinstalled Flash. The ironic thing is - now I'm able to get to the games if I go to their individual home sites (like no1game), but the go-to site with its forums and walkthroughs puts me in an endless sequence of 'A script on this page has stopped responding'.