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(Kotaku)   Veteran gamer proposes to his girlfriend. FARK: She had to beat Contra on the NES to get the proposal   (kotaku.com) divider line 59
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2013-07-25 10:44:34 AM
Hope she got to use the Konami code..
 
2013-07-25 10:47:19 AM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


Done in one.
 
2013-07-25 11:00:31 AM
"Veteran gamer"?
 
2013-07-25 11:27:57 AM

JerseyTim: "Veteran gamer"?


He did 4 tours in Call of Duty
 
2013-07-25 11:54:07 AM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


that's his love making technique
 
2013-07-25 01:04:14 PM
I liked Contra.

/not enough to marry a girl over
 
2013-07-25 01:22:11 PM
"But when they opened the Vault, it was full of nothing but tentacles and disappointment."
 
2013-07-25 01:47:46 PM
Even with the Konami code I'd probably fail at this.
 
2013-07-25 01:49:40 PM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


Alternative..
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-25 01:50:00 PM
Well, if she was not able to use the cheat code, he could have avoided marrying her and just kept on getting the milk for free.

Dumbass.
 
2013-07-25 01:53:06 PM

ManateeGag: Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..

that's his love making technique


As long as he doesn't start his sessions with "Are you a bad enough dude to mount 'the president?'", it's okay.

/Because everyone knows Bad Dudes is DataEast not Konami
 
2013-07-25 02:03:42 PM

degenerate-afro: ManateeGag: Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..

that's his love making technique

As long as he doesn't start his sessions with "Are you a bad enough dude to mount 'the president?'", it's okay.

/Because everyone knows Bad Dudes is DataEast not Konami


HAHAHAHA. Well done.

I need to tell my SO she has to beat Battletoads to get her engagement ring.
 
2013-07-25 02:09:21 PM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


A relationship based on cheating -- I'm sure that's going to go well.
 
2013-07-25 02:14:04 PM
Fark: She's hot.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-25 02:20:20 PM

Fank: Fark: She's hot.

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


She's also dressed as Rainbow Brite, so I'm guessing this image will make a few more appearences.
 
d3
2013-07-25 02:44:20 PM
Clearly she is too good for him!
 
2013-07-25 02:47:33 PM
She has a bright future since she's got such a progressive husband who's handy in the kitchen.  /Beat Battletoads but didn't put enough time into Contra.
 
2013-07-25 02:55:18 PM

Vash's Apprentice: Fank: Fark: She's hot.

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

She's also dressed as Rainbow Brite, so I'm guessing this image will make a few more appearences.

will be banned promptly
 
2013-07-25 03:03:48 PM
As a married man, I kind of wish I thought of this.  I would still be single.
 
2013-07-25 03:08:13 PM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


i bet she uses that konami code more than once in her marriage to "get through the game".

/if you know what i mean
//and i think you do.
 
2013-07-25 03:13:38 PM

Vash's Apprentice: Fank: Fark: She's hot.

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

She's also dressed as Rainbow Brite, so I'm guessing this image will make a few more appearences.


She's apparently marrying Popeye, so...yes.
 
2013-07-25 03:14:31 PM
Funny, my husband and I joke that if we had kids they would have to beat Battletoads before they got better consoles.

/hubby beat it legitimately
//I haven't tried too hard to beat it, but I can get to the unicycle lvl
///hubby is just happy I can pass lvl 3
 
2013-07-25 03:20:55 PM
Saw this on reddit. Wasn't impressed until I realized he made an actual NES cart instead of just a ROM Hack. Went the extra mile.

I beat it once without the code when I was about seven. One of the happiest days of my life.
 
2013-07-25 03:21:00 PM
It has been done...in portal 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SdYz7cq04
 
2013-07-25 03:23:32 PM

Beerguy: It has been done...in portal 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SdYz7cq04


I think it was also done in Earthbound.
 
2013-07-25 03:24:06 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: "But when they opened the Vault, it was full of nothing but tentacles and disappointment."


How can you have tentacles AND disappointment?
 
2013-07-25 03:25:01 PM

JerseyTim: "Veteran gamer"?


Hey, I am known as the "Vintage" gamer on Youtube.  Links in profile.
 
2013-07-25 03:32:10 PM

NeverDrunk23: Beerguy: It has been done...in portal 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SdYz7cq04

I think it was also done in Earthbound.


And You Don't Know Jack.
 
2013-07-25 03:41:03 PM

Gosling: NeverDrunk23: Beerguy: It has been done...in portal 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SdYz7cq04

I think it was also done in Earthbound.

And You Don't Know Jack.


And Halo.
 
2013-07-25 04:06:06 PM
I don't understand why people found Contra so difficult. Once you play it enough times, the real challenge is to beat it without dying.

/3 men is enough
 
2013-07-25 04:18:45 PM

Treygreen13: degenerate-afro: ManateeGag: Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..

that's his love making technique

As long as he doesn't start his sessions with "Are you a bad enough dude to mount 'the president?'", it's okay.

/Because everyone knows Bad Dudes is DataEast not Konami

HAHAHAHA. Well done.

I need to tell my SO she has to beat Battletoads to get her engagement ring.


Enjoy being single forever.
 
2013-07-25 04:50:32 PM

homarjr: I don't understand why people found Contra so difficult. Once you play it enough times, the real challenge is to beat it without dying.

/3 men is enough


When you start playing Contra it definitely feels like bullet hell, but despite the steep learning curve it plateaus at a manageable level.

/Scattergun + Pattern recognition = invincibility.
 
2013-07-25 06:11:05 PM

Ned Stark: Gosling: NeverDrunk23: Beerguy: It has been done...in portal 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SdYz7cq04

I think it was also done in Earthbound.

And You Don't Know Jack.

And Halo.


Also, see the movie Diner:
Modell: We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia.
 
2013-07-25 06:34:02 PM
Contra 1 was easy though....
 
2013-07-25 07:14:37 PM

JerseyTim: "Veteran gamer"?


Thought that was odd, myself.  His proof is him playing Doom on PC when he was 12?  Dude.  Doom?  Everybody played Doom in '93.  Everybody.
 
2013-07-25 07:23:53 PM
Waiting to see if she'll pass the test.
www.emanuellevy.com
 
2013-07-25 07:55:07 PM

Wade_Wilson: Saw this on reddit. Wasn't impressed until I realized he made an actual NES cart instead of just a ROM Hack. Went the extra mile.


That.

... but I still sort of hope the chopped up one was just for development. Modding it and getting it to fit in the original case is a nicer trick.
 
2013-07-25 08:12:32 PM

FatPrincess: She has a bright future since she's got such a progressive husband who's handy in the kitchen.  /Beat Battletoads but didn't put enough time into Contra.


Your slashy must be trolling.

Contra without code requires less memorization or skill than battletoads level three.
 
2013-07-25 08:32:47 PM
And I thought I was a turbonerd.

/I'd love to meet a hot gamer chick
//thought they were mythical
///they are in WV, anyway
 
2013-07-25 08:35:11 PM
 
2013-07-25 08:43:36 PM

a_room_with_a_moose: And I thought I was a turbonerd.

/I'd love to meet a hot gamer chick
//thought they were mythical
///they are in WV, anyway


I cannot achieve a hot non-gamer chick BUT I can tell you it is possible to get non gamers to enjoy video games.
 
2013-07-25 09:14:32 PM

JerseyTim: "Veteran gamer"?


Hahahahahahaha!
 
2013-07-25 10:07:04 PM
I don't know what universe crap like this is considered "romantic" in, but I'm pretty sure any normal woman would have preferred a nice meadow, a ring, and a heartfelt request for her lifelong partnership to being told "Play this old-ass game. You gotta play this and beat it. (snicker) There's something you have to see!"

People who do this stuff aren't nerds; They're spazzes.

Even geeks and nerds know to avoid the spazz.
 
2013-07-25 10:08:52 PM

mjbok: Konami code?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqW4saCxFVs&feature=c4-overview&list= UU iRAR8Kutpok2EVhfiGuUmg

NSFW
Skip to 3:22 to get to that part.


Men be all like THIS, and women be all like THIS.
 
2013-07-25 10:47:50 PM

Pawn takes the King: Hope she got to use the Konami code..


If he was hardcore, that would've deactivated the proposal subroutine.
 
2013-07-26 12:17:51 AM

Smackledorfer: FatPrincess: She has a bright future since she's got such a progressive husband who's handy in the kitchen.  /Beat Battletoads but didn't put enough time into Contra.

Your slashy must be trolling.

Contra without code requires less memorization or skill than battletoads level three.


I beat Battletoads level 3, and never beat Contra.

/never beat Battletoads either
//it was level 11 that always got me
 
2013-07-26 01:11:13 AM
Should have made it the win condition for Goonies II or Defender of the Crown
 
2013-07-26 02:27:19 AM

Fano: Should have made it the win condition for Goonies II or Defender of the Crown


I could have been decent at Defender of the Crown, but I kept resetting so I could puncture the horse with the jousting stick again.
 
2013-07-26 04:42:10 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I've finished both contra and battletoads. And I was like, 8 at the time. Watched a buddy beat contra without losing a single life.

/he has led a single life also
//battletoads & double dragon, anyone?
 
2013-07-26 07:11:57 AM

cschick2317: hubby beat it legitimately


Warp or no warp?

ZeroCorpse: I don't know what universe crap like this is considered "romantic" in, but I'm pretty sure any normal woman would have preferred a nice meadow, a ring, and a heartfelt request for her lifelong partnership to being told "Play this old-ass game. You gotta play this and beat it. (snicker) There's something you have to see!"

People who do this stuff aren't nerds; They're spazzes.

Even geeks and nerds know to avoid the spazz.


You sound boring and predictable.
 
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