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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.
 
2013-07-26 08:36:04 AM

Burr: 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.


Both. He used warps first, but then said he didn't want people saying he didnt beat it completely so he worked on the other levels and managed to beat it all the way through.
 
2013-07-26 09:01:27 AM

cschick2317: Both. He used warps first, but then said he didn't want people saying he didnt beat it completely so he worked on the other levels and managed to beat it all the way through.


I can't remember if I ever beat it or not.  I was 10 when it came out so my mind is kind of foggy.  I wan't to say I did because I know I played it a lot.  I just remember that there was a warp behind a wall in level 3.

My secret shame....I never beat Super Mario Brothers.....

/gamer since the late 80's
 
2013-07-26 09:32:10 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.


No trolling. I used speeder warp (3) and Tube warp (9).
 
2013-07-26 09:53:36 AM

ZeroCorpse: Men be all like THIS, and women be all like THIS.


It's a hobby, not a career.
 
2013-07-26 11:13:38 AM

FatPrincess: 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.

No trolling. I used speeder warp (3) and Tube warp (9).


To clarify I wasn't saying you couldn't beat battletoads, I was saying anyone who can should dominate contram
 
2013-07-26 11:26:54 AM

Hollie Maea: 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?


Tentacular distinction? Or supprisingly small tentacles?
 
2013-07-26 11:30:06 AM
Hey, if you don't want to get married, just man up and tell her.
 
2013-07-26 01:18:07 PM
The story here is that a "veteran gamer" has a "girlfriend".
 
2013-07-26 01:49:12 PM

Smackledorfer: FatPrincess: No trolling. I used speeder warp (3) and tube warp (9).

To clarify I wasn't saying you couldn't beat battletoads, I was saying anyone who can should dominate contram


OIC. Contra was just a rental. For Konami my brother only owned Castlevania 1&2. Wow, looking at the wiki I totally forgot about Bucky O'hare. Didn't have the charm and polish of Chip and Dale or Ducktales but the character swapping system was novel.
 
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