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slam23 October 29th, 2006 23:47

My avatar is actually also very big but you can't see that because the black edges blend in with the board….. :p
I actually thought the size of the avatar would grow with the number of posts, but that probably would have meant that Corwin's should have been the size of a desktop wallpaper by now…..:biggrin:

slam23 October 29th, 2006 23:51

I may have succeeded in fooling someone if my post was an uneven number (no blue around the pic), ah well…..that's probably why I deserve a small picture

Jaz October 30th, 2006 06:17

You might have succeeded in fooling those using a dark scheme :p. When using a light color scheme, the avatar's background is, well, light… contrasting nicely with the black background of your bull!

slam23 October 30th, 2006 07:57

* Hangs his head in shame * :) I guess pleading that I'm colour-blind won't help things probably…..
Where does you avatar come from btw? Is it a cartoon figure?

Jaz October 30th, 2006 10:31

o_o…!!! It's Bomberman!
You're not a console kid, I assume ;).

Kawika October 30th, 2006 11:17

What is this "console" you speak of? :rolleyes:

Corwin October 30th, 2006 12:26

I believe it is a strange device that those who are not cabable of mastering the complexities of a keyboard and mouse use to play simple games!! :p

Jaz October 30th, 2006 14:20

You should give it a try, Corwin - for someone your age it's probably easier to remember which colored button does what than finding 'WSAD' on the keyboard :p (just talking about weak sight here, of course).

Then there are those rare individuals who manage to master both platforms… even with both arms in a cast ;).

txa1265 October 30th, 2006 14:42

For me, 'console' is one of the three little things that fit in the front pouch of my computer bag with little acronym names ;)

Cm October 30th, 2006 20:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaz (Post 3730)
You should give it a try, Corwin - for someone your age it's probably easier to remember which colored button does what than finding 'WSAD' on the keyboard :p (just talking about weak sight here, of course).

Then there are those rare individuals who manage to master both platforms… even with both arms in a cast ;).

What makes you think Corwin has or could master either of them Jaz? :D

Jaz October 30th, 2006 21:07

Umm… I meant Mike, actually! :idea: He's the perfect Renaissance Man and a role model for Corwin…

slam23 October 30th, 2006 23:51

Bomberman? Is he kind of a terrorist or something? :) Sounds dangerous….I was actually one of the first console kids when I was 8 or 9. We used to borrow a Philips Videopac G7000 from our neighbours when I was sick at home from school. http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afbeeld…opac_G7000.jpg
Pixels were about the size of your avatar back then and you had to have a lot of imagination. I distinctly remember that I could tell a red dragon (red pixel) from the nearly deceased bleeding knight (also a red pixel, which was "leaking" another red pixel). Then the red pixel became a bowling ball in another game with which you could knock down pins that had the shape of…..a red pixel. Maybe that spoiled me for future consoles…..I heard graphics improved a lot in the mean time?

Jaz October 31st, 2006 00:15

My first console game was Pong, and I still got hooked. About newer consoles… who needs modern day graphics when you have a working Atari VCS? *shrugs* They're still nice to have IMO ;). Any machine able to run a game is a fantastic invention.

Bomberman (my avatar is White Bomberman, actually) and his cronies are little guys who place bombs in more or less strategical ways to blast away their competitors. You might call them terrorists, but at least they're cute.

slam23 October 31st, 2006 00:54

Pong? Well you can't top that for old school consoling….seriously? With the paddles and all? The Atari VCS was partly build from wood if I remember correctly. WOOD that is…. I'm still in awe of my PC emulating a commodore 64 and Apple IIe. Because of the save state option in the emulators I get to see the ending of games that I couldn't finish back then. Ghost 'n Goblins is even too tough to finish with that trick, that's a hard game to beat.
Cute terrorists ;) I like that, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside…..or did I just get bombed? Liked the wikipedia page link, man it seems that I sure did miss a phenomenon. Did you know: http://www.gamepro.com/gamepro/domes…es/71648.shtml
Probably did :)

Jaz October 31st, 2006 06:27

Hmmm… the link crashes my Firefox whenever I try to open it. *scratches head*
As for Pong, yes, with paddles and all. And the VCS cover looks wooden indeed… at least that, never tried to cut or scratch it.
I have my PC emulate DOS and my Xbox emulate everything else.
Quote:

Originally Posted by slam23
Because of the save state option in the emulators I get to see the ending of games that I couldn't finish back then.

Yep, that's precious. I was actually able to finish Actraiser 2 without cheating.

So… to get back to the avatar topic… if we took a psychonanlytical stance on avatars, what would it tell us? ;)

slam23 October 31st, 2006 08:09

The link dealt with Bomberman being number 10 in a list of the 10 best computer game franchises as chosen by readers from Gamepro magazine. Other franchises included Nintendo's Mario, Metroid, Resident Evil and on first place Zelda.

But indeed back to on topic. Nice idea, I'll go first. Well, a girl who chooses "bomberman" as avatar is obviously subconciously referring to her repressed male agression dynamic which is frowned upon by patriarchal dominant societies if displayed openly by the female. Hence also the preference for gaming to release that internal tension in a more culturally accepted channel. Too easy that one…..now your turn :biggrin:

Jaz October 31st, 2006 08:36

Drats! I forgot you were the pro :lol:. Just hope nobody remembers the avatars before this one.
Sorry… must stop laughing before I can even try to give an assessment… but no, wait, now I know… your avatar is a subtle way of stating you're… you're… Hindu.

Yeah, I know we hijacked the thread. Anybody going to take it back?

Corwin October 31st, 2006 10:16

No, you're the site admin and we just follow your lead!! :biggrin:

Jaz October 31st, 2006 10:30

Hmmm… then I'd better be a role model and split the thread!

EDIT: Done! I copied our hijacking action to this place :). Now let's all go wild!

Korplem October 31st, 2006 10:48

Gah, when I read the 'Avatar' thread, then this thread, I have a strange feeling of deja vu!

Hmm… then I'd better be a role model and split the thread!

ehh… wait. Who said that? :-/


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