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(Huffington Post)   Remember all those times you lost on NBA Jam with the Bulls because the other team heaved a full court three-point shot to win? Yeah, that wasn't a fluke   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 130
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2013-10-01 09:19:00 AM  
I always figured it was just the game trying to make it so you had to have a big lead to win the game (no matter who you played as/against).... I guess since I always played as the Bulls, I didn't know any better.
 
2013-10-01 09:25:22 AM  
My life is a lie
 
2013-10-01 09:26:29 AM  
And was thus known as the "comeback AI"

Fark that shiat.
 
2013-10-01 09:28:41 AM  
I always played as the Sonics using Detlef Schrempf and Shawn Kemp.
 
2013-10-01 09:32:19 AM  

star_topology: And was thus known as the "comeback AI"

Fark that shiat.


Well, that is what I meant, that I knew about that in general... but, I wasn't aware that there was an extra "screw Bulls" component.
 
2013-10-01 09:32:38 AM  
What about the time I was playing NFL blitz and no matter how much I was dominating it would be non-stop fumbles in the last quarter to the point where the game would always come down to the final play.
 
2013-10-01 09:33:42 AM  
I played with the Pacers. Like I was going to suffer my dad disowning me and betray my own fandom by using *that* team. Please, some of us have some dignity.

Then again, I do have a few friends who grew up in the 90s in Indy as Bulls/Yankees/Cowboys fans.

/don't talk to them much
 
2013-10-01 09:33:43 AM  
I knew it! The first conspiracy theory I ever believed in!
 
2013-10-01 09:34:02 AM  
I always chose the spurs and replaced robinson with air dog.
 
2013-10-01 09:34:05 AM  
First the government shutdown, now this? Will the outrage never end?
 
2013-10-01 09:34:49 AM  
Love it.
 
2013-10-01 09:35:08 AM  
It's like the opposite of what the NBA did for the Bulls back then.
 
2013-10-01 09:36:01 AM  

mechgreg: What about the time I was playing NFL blitz and no matter how much I was dominating it would be non-stop fumbles in the last quarter to the point where the game would always come down to the final play.


Yeah that was ridiculous. I think there was some equalizing calculations done because I know it always happened in my favor when I was losing badly to my friends. I was not very good at Blitz.
 
2013-10-01 09:36:19 AM  
I knew it!
Finally of all the times saying video games cheat I now have evidence it is true.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-10-01 09:39:59 AM  
I was from Chicago.. but when it came time for NBA Jam I was always playing the Knicks, taking Ewing and the 'Defensive' power up. I blocked damn near everything and loved to kick it out to the teammate for the easy 3.
 
2013-10-01 09:42:42 AM  
I liked using the Utah Jazz in NBA Jam, Malone was a defensive beast and Stockton was great for 3 pointers.
 
2013-10-01 09:43:26 AM  
Awww! Poor butt-hurt Pistons fan.
 
2013-10-01 09:44:41 AM  
Still more fair than almost any racing game ever made...

Want to win? Drive like shiat until the last lap, let the rubber band AI get really shiatty and then drive well.
 
2013-10-01 09:45:51 AM  

bopis: I knew it!
Finally of all the times saying video games cheat I now have evidence it is true.


Nothing kills the experience of playing a sports game like finally getting good at it only to realize the AI is rigged to comeback on you.
 
2013-10-01 09:48:14 AM  
"I knew it! Insane theories: one; regular theories: a billion."

/was just playing this at Beercade a couple weeks ago.
 
2013-10-01 09:54:26 AM  

Dog Man: I liked using the Utah Jazz in NBA Jam, Malone was a defensive beast and Stockton was great for 3 pointers.


This.  Utah was by far the most balanced team in NBA Jam.  Malone could dunk and rebound and Stockton could shoot and steal.  I used them even though I'm a Rockets fan and hated the Jazz.
 
2013-10-01 09:54:28 AM  
Blizzard loves the horde.
 
2013-10-01 09:57:06 AM  
There is no doubt video games cheat, I've been making this claim since I was 7 and we got our first NES. I recall at least one broken controller after Tecmo Bowl farked me over in the Super Bowl.
 
2013-10-01 09:58:11 AM  

mrlewish: Blizzard loves the horde.


Well yeah, the good guys are supposed to win.

/Alliance
//well ex Alliance
///haven played since WotLK
 
2013-10-01 09:59:03 AM  
Class action suit?

Had I known this, I would have spent my quarters on TMNT The arcade game instead
 
2013-10-01 09:59:56 AM  

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: Class action suit?

Had I known this, I would have spent my quarters on TMNT The arcade game instead


Too late for me, that's where I spent a good chunk of my allowance.
 
2013-10-01 10:00:04 AM  
The Ncaa football games used to be bad about that. The cpu would be down and the last quarter they would magically start completing every pass.
 
2013-10-01 10:00:32 AM  
I was a developer for Midway for several years, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-10-01 10:02:12 AM  

waterrockets: I was a developer for Midway for several years, so I'm getting a kick...


That's awesome.
 
2013-10-01 10:02:14 AM  
I always played as the Suns. And chose the Mafia Connection. We killed. Off-court, of course.
 
2013-10-01 10:05:03 AM  

bearcats1983: There is no doubt video games cheat, I've been making this claim since I was 7 and we got our first NES. I recall at least one broken controller after Tecmo Bowl farked me over in the Super Bowl.


I like backgammon. Me and my wife play it often.  There is either no way to write scalable difficulty into backgammon AI or the people who write the code for electronic versions of unpopular board games haven't figured it out yet.  Over the years my wife and I have tried many electronic versions and in every last one of them increasing the difficulty just alters die rolls to be more advantageous for the AI.

In only one have I seen the AI actually make 'mistakes' and that was hardwood backgammon for the Xbox live arcade.  Even in that game the mistakes were only in the form of doubling the points when the AI is clearly in a losing position.
 
2013-10-01 10:05:45 AM  
It's your own damn fault, really. Why weren't you playing with Barkley and Thunder Dan Majerle like you were supposed to?
 
2013-10-01 10:06:31 AM  
I suppose you're going to tell me that Toadstool passing me at the last second in Mariocart, even though I already lapped him, wasn't a fluke as well.
 
2013-10-01 10:08:26 AM  

Russ1642: I suppose you're going to tell me that Toadstool passing me at the last second in Mariocart, even though I already lapped him, wasn't a fluke as well.


Not to mention that BS blue shell that hits you JUST as you were about to cross the finish line 15 seconds ahead of everyone else.
 
2013-10-01 10:08:48 AM  
When you played these games regardless of the sport, it didn't take long to see the programmers biases showing through, some games/teams it was not even hidden and it didn't matter if you were playing the computer or a human opponent. I found it so often I just didn't bother to play any longer, I found it more profitable to watch others play and clean up on side bets.
 
2013-10-01 10:12:14 AM  

jayhawk88: It's your own damn fault, really. Why weren't you playing with Barkley and Thunder Dan Majerle like you were supposed to?


The best is picking any random team, then changing them to Bill & Al (I liked the Hornets even without the player sswap, because Grandmama). For some reason, it maketh me to giggle, even unto this day.
 
2013-10-01 10:16:22 AM  

waterrockets: I was a developer for Midway for several years, so I'm getting a kick...


Thanks for making NFL Blitz 2000. My favourite vidja game, ever, on any console. Still have it set up on the 64.
 
2013-10-01 10:17:04 AM  

bearcats1983: Russ1642: I suppose you're going to tell me that Toadstool passing me at the last second in Mariocart, even though I already lapped him, wasn't a fluke as well.

Not to mention that BS blue shell that hits you JUST as you were about to cross the finish line 15 seconds ahead of everyone else.


I had that happen to me more times in the Mario Kart DS version and never on the Mario Kart 64, And don't get me started on the BS Mario Kart Advance... That one was damn near impossible to even rank in the top 3. Get to the 3rd spot and get hit by nothing but Red Shells and all you get are bananas that don't do jack.
 
2013-10-01 10:17:51 AM  
spreegoogs.com

The perfect team!
 
2013-10-01 10:19:28 AM  
Gotta love rubber-band AI.

/case in point: Split/Second
 
2013-10-01 10:22:01 AM  

bearcats1983: There is no doubt video games cheat, I've been making this claim since I was 7 and we got our first NES. I recall at least one broken controller after Tecmo Bowl farked me over in the Super Bowl.


Bo farking Jackson
 
2013-10-01 10:23:43 AM  

bearcats1983: There is no doubt video games cheat, I've been making this claim since I was 7 and we got our first NES. I recall at least one broken controller after Tecmo Bowl farked me over in the Super Bowl.


Back when game guides didn't suck ass, many of them would reveal how and/or why the game would cheat. The greatest Prima guide of all - Master of Orion - actually had every piece of logic and formula from the game code, and explain in what ways the game would cheat, and the theory behind it doing so.
 
2013-10-01 10:26:08 AM  

yves0010: bearcats1983: Russ1642: I suppose you're going to tell me that Toadstool passing me at the last second in Mariocart, even though I already lapped him, wasn't a fluke as well.

Not to mention that BS blue shell that hits you JUST as you were about to cross the finish line 15 seconds ahead of everyone else.

I had that happen to me more times in the Mario Kart DS version and never on the Mario Kart 64, And don't get me started on the BS Mario Kart Advance... That one was damn near impossible to even rank in the top 3. Get to the 3rd spot and get hit by nothing but Red Shells and all you get are bananas that don't do jack.


Oh quit whining. Those prize boxes are totally random.
 
2013-10-01 10:26:42 AM  

abhorrent1: Awww! Poor butt-hurt Pistons fan.


Poor doesn't come into the equation here.
 
2013-10-01 10:29:12 AM  

The5thElement: I always played as the Sonics using Detlef Schrempf and Shawn Kemp.


Was Payton on that squad?  I think that's the one I played.  My top team were the Spurs and their squad was rubbish past Robinson at that point in time.
 
2013-10-01 10:30:13 AM  
This sort of thing is why I stay the hell away from video poker. That, and my general allergy to gambling away money I can't afford to gamble away.
 
2013-10-01 10:31:39 AM  

Goomba: Dog Man: I liked using the Utah Jazz in NBA Jam, Malone was a defensive beast and Stockton was great for 3 pointers.

This.  Utah was by far the most balanced team in NBA Jam.  Malone could dunk and rebound and Stockton could shoot and steal.  I used them even though I'm a Rockets fan and hated the Jazz.


We used to get highlights of the NBA around that era over in the UK. The Jazz games were regularly very weird when shown in highlights - you would see someone like the Lakers score 30 points against them, the Jazz score 2, and then they wrap up and show the final score and the Jazz won by 20 points or something.
 
2013-10-01 10:31:47 AM  

Carousel Beast: Back when game guides didn't suck ass


I miss those days.
 
2013-10-01 10:33:30 AM  
This might explain why in Blades of Steel the goalie that had been blocking shots well enough to have you up 6-0 midway through the third period would be replaced by a hologram goalie--looks like there's one there, but everything goes straight through the guy.

I'm getting pissed off just thinking about that game.
 
2013-10-01 10:35:18 AM  

buzzcut73: This might explain why in Blades of Steel the goalie that had been blocking shots well enough to have you up 6-0 midway through the third period would be replaced by a hologram goalie--looks like there's one there, but everything goes straight through the guy.

I'm getting pissed off just thinking about that game.


Wanna fight about it?

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