|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » 50 Wierdest PC Gaming Moments

Default 50 Wierdest PC Gaming Moments

June 10th, 2007, 03:43
It's a typical quiet weekend so I thought I'd throw in a silly Top 50 article. This one comes from UK gaming journalist Richard Cobbett and is titled Cirque du Weird - his list of 50 weird, interesting or "wrong-est" moments in PC gaming history. There is a weak RPG link with Fallout and Vampire: Bloodlines popping up and old-time gamers might get something out of other moments that range from the Ceasar III manual to Roberta Williams topless:
Political correctness. Got to love it. Unless you’re Fallout, the adult RPG forced to get rid of all its killable children at the last minute to appease the European market. The problem is, they’re not all gone. Some are only invisible, getting in your way during the game, and with one pet dog still chasing and panting at its hanging on master. How sad. Sniff. A single sad tear falls.
More information.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Watcher
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,964

Default 

June 10th, 2007, 03:43
Pretty funny little countdown, I remember a lot of them. I'm actually gonna use a quote from this for my sig.

Typing of the Dead is a truly bizarre title, and I cant help but love it! I think it still can be gotten on the Underdogs btw if you want to try it out for yourself. Grab the sound folders from the demo version to bring it up to snuff. No pun intended.

The Bad Mojo dev interview video is quality, I was cracking up a couple times!
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 4,527

Default 

June 10th, 2007, 18:04
I loved the reminiscence to Zork: Grand Inquisitor. You were dead without the ability to invert spells… DEAD. A very funny adventure with lots of weird spells that could be put to horrific use.

Semper HiFi!
Motto of the 54th Groove Bde.
Jaz is offline

Jaz

Jaz's Avatar
SC-2201
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#3

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,266

Default 

June 10th, 2007, 18:04
Finally got to see Typing of the Undead. And there's a sequel in the works! What does that say about the games industry.

Ionstormsucks should enjoy #39.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

June 10th, 2007, 19:27
Very good read.

Loved the Puzzles from Hell #2
Bundyo is offline

Bundyo

Watcher

#5

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 84

Default 

June 10th, 2007, 20:17
Vangers. Indeed. I bought it only because I knew it was going to be WEIRD.
NO game has surpassed it EVER.

(To my shame I must say that I haven't played it so far. Um.)

I even remember Endorfun. I didn't buy it. Maybe I should look out for it on flea markets.

And actually, Dopefish belches under water ! (I still have that Commander Keen game ! - It's still downloadable I think from 3DRealms as a Shareware version.)
Last edited by Alrik Fassbauer; June 10th, 2007 at 20:24.
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#6

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 15,627

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 03:46
Great article. They forgot to mention that the Dopefish is also referenced in Quake.

Ah, Toonstruck. Massively under-rated. It's the best adventure game I've ever played.
Dr. A is online now

Dr. A

Dr. A's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 787

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 06:43
Originally Posted by Dr. A View Post
Great article. They forgot to mention that the Dopefish is also referenced in Quake.
"Since then, developers have snuck it into (amongst others) Rise of the Triad, Wacky Wheels, all three Quakes (…)"

Semper HiFi!
Motto of the 54th Groove Bde.
Jaz is offline

Jaz

Jaz's Avatar
SC-2201
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#8

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,266

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 08:17
Originally Posted by Jaz View Post
"Since then, developers have snuck it into (amongst others) Rise of the Triad, Wacky Wheels, all three Quakes (…)"
Doh! I must have missed that somehow
Dr. A is online now

Dr. A

Dr. A's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#9

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 787

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 13:36
Just follow the link in the Dopefish paragraph, because there all appearances are listed.
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#10

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 15,627

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 14:36
It is funny with all of the attention on the idiocy of politicians regarding video games in the US (and the general violence vs. sexuality oddity) that so much of the list shows that there are strange game restriction processes in place worldwide …

But Blood with no blood for Walmart .. .priceless …

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#11

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,271

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 18:47
I'm surprised Oblivion's nipple controversy didn't make it on the list. It was definitely weird.

For anyone who missed it, Bethesda put nipples on women but also permanently affixed their bras. A modder then made the bras removeable. The government pounced on that, claiming children were being exposed to nudity, and the game's rating was ultimately changed to "Mature." Beth called the modder a "hacker" and denied any responsibility.

Everybody was talking about women's nipples for a while — everybody.
Squeek is offline

Squeek

Squeek's Avatar
connoisseur of tidbits

#12

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,807

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 19:04
Kind of like the Janet Jackson Super Bowl 'accidental' nipple thing. eh?

Rather weasally of Bethesda to call a modder a hacker just because he enabled a feature already put there by the devs.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#13

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 20:26
But that was exactly what he was, in some ways. Being a hacker is not a bad thing.
Thaurin is offline

Thaurin

SasqWatch

#14

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 2,375

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 20:46
Originally Posted by Thaurin View Post
But that was exactly what he was, in some ways.
Yes. It's a good bet that Bethesda's response to the controversy was carefully crafted. By now just about everyone has heard of hackers, even if they can't actually define the term. Most would probably describe them as a persistent nuisance.

Beth's press release omitted mention of their free Construction Set for modders and the TES modding tradition. Pretty disingenuous, if you ask me.
Last edited by Squeek; June 11th, 2007 at 20:54.
Squeek is offline

Squeek

Squeek's Avatar
connoisseur of tidbits

#15

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,807

Default 

June 11th, 2007, 23:03
Hmmmm… both my female and male characters enjoyed running around naked in Daggerfall… naked with a horned helmet, but still more or less naked. Well, Beth… lest we forget .

Semper HiFi!
Motto of the 54th Groove Bde.
Jaz is offline

Jaz

Jaz's Avatar
SC-2201
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#16

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,266
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » 50 Wierdest PC Gaming Moments
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:58.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch