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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#21  Postby Seabass » Apr 22, 2013 1:54 am

Jumbo wrote: The first Falcon 4.0 copies came with a ring binder manual to help keep it open while studying. It was a shade over 700 pages long.


I still remember taking that damn thing out of the box for the first time and cursing at it.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#22  Postby MrFungus420 » Apr 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Sityl wrote:
MrFungus420 wrote:I have a problem with #9.

Reading instruction manuals? I thought this was about gamers...


It probably refers to that type of game which was very common in early gaming where almost of all of the exposition regarding plot was laid out in the manual, and very little plot information is actually in the game.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... nTheManual


I'm talking early gaming...back to the Commodore 64.

Manuals???

We don't need no stinkin' manuals!

Put in the disc. Type "LOAD "GAME",8,1 and then figure the shit out.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#23  Postby willhud9 » Apr 27, 2013 6:56 pm

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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#24  Postby Tursas » Apr 27, 2013 7:47 pm

MrFungus420 wrote:
Sityl wrote:
MrFungus420 wrote:I have a problem with #9.

Reading instruction manuals? I thought this was about gamers...


It probably refers to that type of game which was very common in early gaming where almost of all of the exposition regarding plot was laid out in the manual, and very little plot information is actually in the game.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... nTheManual


I'm talking early gaming...back to the Commodore 64.

Manuals???

We don't need no stinkin' manuals!

Put in the disc. Type "LOAD "GAME",8,1 and then figure the shit out.

Disc!? You put in the tape, then wear the ninja mask and prepare the rubber shurikens that came in the box of The Last Ninja, then open the story book/manual and start reading about all sorts of ninja stuff while the tape is loading.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#25  Postby Animavore » Apr 28, 2013 9:41 am

I hate people who say, "It's only a game." Hate them!
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#26  Postby willhud9 » Apr 28, 2013 1:53 pm

Animavore wrote:I hate people who say, "It's only a game." Hate them!


Calm down, it's only a game! :hide:

I hate people who rage in games :lol: I don't play FPS for that very reason, too many people take it way too seriously. But I ceased playing League of Legends because the community was full of griefers. Even WoW can be annoying when people care more about rating in arenas and rated battlegrounds than having fun in a game. Like I am no slouch at video games, but I am not top tier God amazing, and I make mistakes. I don't need joe schmoe telling me to go die and rot in a ditch after he fucks my mother in the meantime.
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#27  Postby Animavore » Apr 28, 2013 1:57 pm

:o

I only play with people I meet on forums first. My rule of thumb for who to select for a friend is to choose them by how they write. IF DEY RITE LIKE DIS WITH NO PUNCTUASION OR GRAMMER DEN THEY CAN KISS MY BLACK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#28  Postby willhud9 » Apr 28, 2013 2:02 pm

:lol: Well WoW I have a guild of good mates so WoW is not annoying, but other online games I am usually forced to random with people and that gets annoying.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#29  Postby Nostalgia » May 02, 2013 12:32 am

I wonder what they mean about Bioshock Infinite's ending. I haven't completed it yet.... :think:
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#30  Postby Udolf01 » Jun 12, 2013 8:32 am

Hi, You all shared really nice comments and thought about the gaming . I also want to tell you that I personally really like to play video games because it have many benefits, this is hobby for the all ages , Anyone can play in the childhood and in the middle age too. It's a good exercise for making your mind more sharp.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#31  Postby Sityl » Jun 12, 2013 4:07 pm

:what:
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#32  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jun 12, 2013 4:41 pm

I love game rage, it's one of my favorite parts about playing. It makes my wife upset even though I've explained it's just me being upset at myself for sucking at a game :lol:
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#33  Postby Sityl » Jun 12, 2013 5:06 pm

"No, mom, I can't pause an mmo."
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#34  Postby Blackadder » Jun 12, 2013 6:50 pm

One thing gamers will never understand about non-gamers.

Beer & sex > playing with children's toys. :whistle:
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#35  Postby willhud9 » Jun 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Blackadder wrote:One thing gamers will never understand about non-gamers.

Beer & sex > playing with children's toys. :whistle:


Nope. I've had lame beer, and lame sex.
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#36  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jun 12, 2013 9:17 pm

Beer & sex & playing with children's toys > beer & sex
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#37  Postby Seabass » Jun 12, 2013 9:18 pm

Blackadder wrote:One thing gamers will never understand about non-gamers.

Beer & sex > playing with children's toys. :whistle:


Speedballs & beer & sex & children's toys, and you've got yourself a good time.
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#38  Postby MrFungus420 » Jun 13, 2013 5:06 am

Tursas wrote:
MrFungus420 wrote:
Sityl wrote:
MrFungus420 wrote:I have a problem with #9.

Reading instruction manuals? I thought this was about gamers...


It probably refers to that type of game which was very common in early gaming where almost of all of the exposition regarding plot was laid out in the manual, and very little plot information is actually in the game.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... nTheManual


I'm talking early gaming...back to the Commodore 64.

Manuals???

We don't need no stinkin' manuals!

Put in the disc. Type "LOAD "GAME",8,1 and then figure the shit out.

Disc!? You put in the tape, then wear the ninja mask and prepare the rubber shurikens that came in the box of The Last Ninja, then open the story book/manual and start reading about all sorts of ninja stuff while the tape is loading.


I only ever had Chessmaster on tape.

Put in the tape, start loading the game, go make lunch, watch TV for a while and come back to still wait for it to finish loading.

Ah, the good ole days!

I still have the "Don't Panic" button from the InfoGames text-adventure, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". :grin:
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Re: 18 Things Non-Gamers Will Never Understand About Games.

#39  Postby aban57 » Jun 14, 2013 2:55 pm

And don't forget the manuals that were required to play, like on Prince of Persia. At the end of the first level, before reaching the second one, you had a "level" with some potions, and different letters on them. Then a message "page X Line X word X first letter", and you had to drink the right potion to go on :lol:
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#40  Postby Ironclad » Jun 14, 2013 8:39 pm

The first encoded games.. Jetset Willy came with a page with 100s of coloured squares on a grid, so after waiting an eon for a magnetic tape to load this poxy game one then had to follow the instruction to let you in (enter colours found at grid C-18 to continue). We spent hours copying these with felt tip pens & selling copies. THAT'S how hardcore us gamers were. :smoke:
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