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November 27th, 2012, 19:08
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Give up arguing with Thrasher once rationality is out the picture. He's not going to budge, believe me
Glass kettles, Mr. Rotten in Denmark. This from the guy who thinks a game that erases one's hard drive is not bad….
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November 27th, 2012, 19:14
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Glass kettles, Mr. Rotten in Denmark. This from the guy who thinks a game that erases one's hard drive is not badů.
I like how you're bitching about the lack of creativity because genres keep their core elements - and yet you keep using the exact same misunderstood harddrive thing.

Now THAT's innovation, Thrasher
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November 27th, 2012, 19:29
Uh no. You specifically said that a game that erases your hardrive wasn't objectively bad. Heralding subjectivity above all else. Pure hypocrisy unless you've changed your tune.
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November 27th, 2012, 19:37
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Uh no. You specifically said that a game that erases your hardrive wasn't objectively bad. Heralding subjectivity above all else. Pure hypocrisy unless you've changed your tune.
Oh, going back to something you don't understand. Well, if it's to try and understand it now - that IS innovation. Usually you just close your mind and start yelling names

No game erases your harddrive. That's an uninstall routine attached to the game - not the game itself - and no, a game is not objectively bad because it has a bad uninstall routine. You'd call your favorite game a bad game because it had a severe flaw in its attached uinstall routine?

That'd be moronic, but to each his own. Oh, and don't use big words when you have no understanding of them
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November 27th, 2012, 19:42
This is actually a pretty cool thread about something from the past. Can we please not ruin it with another inane exchange between you guys?
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November 27th, 2012, 19:43
I'll do my best not to respond to the inevitable dribble
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November 27th, 2012, 21:04
If Dart promises to stop lying it's fine by me. Not very likely though. Neither promising nor not lying nor anything showing a semblance of integrity.
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November 27th, 2012, 21:08
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November 27th, 2012, 21:14
I'm waiting for the next thread-relevant contribution

Then again, I might come up with something myself.

The first RPG-ish thing I can remember playing was on the Spectrum 48K - but I can't remember the name of it. It had a side-view and it was about exploring caverns or something. All I can remember is that my character had a sword (I think) - and that there was a dragon somewhere.

This was around 1982-1983 or so. I've always wondered what that game was….
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November 27th, 2012, 21:30
It's all clear now! You were a Spectrum owner D'Art and it twisted you for life. It's a well known fact that REAL players owned Commodore 64!
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November 27th, 2012, 21:48
I owned a C64 after the Spectrum, though
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November 27th, 2012, 22:14
anyone remember Morlocks Tower and Santa Paravia? i also recall a space war game with these as ships : <*>

good times
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November 28th, 2012, 20:08
TRS-80 was my first computer. It was old at the time I got it though. I was already into SNES and Playstation when my parents bought it for me. I didn't have any games for it and it really didn't do jack shit other than "let's type random words on it until it eventually shut off and all got erased". Mine would shut off after 15 minutes for no reason.

It was fun pretending I was a computer hacker though and roleplaying with my friends. We pretended that the TRS-80 was the main hub of a complex network of international computers and I was hacking into the system by typing things like "access main program grid". It was like I was that dude from Jurassic Park. Good times.
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