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(Contact Music)   Seth Rogen has the coolest job ever: next up, a film about videogames in the 1990s   (contactmusic.com) divider line 66
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2014-02-24 01:02:39 PM
Aw, I was kind of hoping for a movie version of Ready Player One...

/there's probably something going around for that, too
 
2014-02-24 01:53:11 PM
I would expect a BOOMSHAKALAKA somewhere.
 
2014-02-24 02:19:34 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-24 02:20:01 PM

Gulper Eel: I would expect a BOOMSHAKALAKA somewhere.


FROM DOWNTOWN!
 
2014-02-24 02:26:21 PM

AntonChigger: Gulper Eel: I would expect a BOOMSHAKALAKA somewhere.

FROM DOWNTOWN!


HE'S ON FIRE
 
2014-02-24 02:39:11 PM
I've got $5 riding that the movie degrades to an an advertisement noting how "awesome" the PS1 was at the end.

I'm not trusting Sony to be bias-free here.
 
2014-02-24 02:51:36 PM
Wow, how incredibly boring.
 
2014-02-24 03:02:09 PM
I hope he either starts smoking pot again or quits smoking it. Whichever one is the problem with him not being so funny anymore. He was a huge douche in This is the End, even if that was the point.
 
2014-02-24 03:05:11 PM
He's not Adam Sandler, I can say that for him.
 
2014-02-24 03:12:16 PM
Seth Rogan is one of those actors who I have no reason at all to dislike, but anything he appears in leaves me wanting to kick empty milk jugs down some stairs.

/Paul was still good despite his presence
 
2014-02-24 03:22:17 PM

stewbert: I hope he either starts smoking pot again or quits smoking it. Whichever one is the problem with him not being so funny anymore. He was a huge douche in This is the End, even if that was the point.


Really? I thought Danny mcbride was a bigger douche. But then I remembered they are just acting.
 
2014-02-24 03:26:43 PM
There are times I consider buying a NES, even though I know I could get all the games on an emulator. There's something about that controller, just seeing it transports me back in time. I'd love to hold it again, just one last time. Trouble is, if I do, I might never put it down, and let my nostalgia consume me.
 
2014-02-24 03:31:38 PM

timujin: Aw, I was kind of hoping for a movie version of Ready Player One...

/there's probably something going around for that, too


Pretty certain the rights are already purchased. I personally don't look forward to seeing Hollywood ruin it.
 
2014-02-24 03:39:18 PM
I had the Genesis. Actually I still have it and a Dreamcast in a box somewhere. I should probably find them, clean them up and see if they still work.
 
2014-02-24 03:50:53 PM
(checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>
 
2014-02-24 03:51:02 PM
I worked in a Game Works in 1997/98. That was my golden age of gaming. Of course, one of the video games was 40 feet tall.

I'd love to go build flight sims at L3, but it'd be executive nepotism.
 
2014-02-24 04:07:06 PM

harlock: (checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>


Totally agreed

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-24 04:14:40 PM
I would rather play my old Sega Genesis for 2 hours than watch Seth Rogan laugh for 2 hours

/gonna beat Altered Beast ANY DAY now
 
2014-02-24 04:18:29 PM

Cagey B: AntonChigger: Gulper Eel: I would expect a BOOMSHAKALAKA somewhere.

FROM DOWNTOWN!

HE'S ON FIRE


THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN
 
2014-02-24 04:21:48 PM

colonel0sanders: harlock: (checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>

Totally agreed

[upload.wikimedia.org image 262x294]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x375]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 305x437]



Wow, I totally suck as a gamer but you posted the three games I kicked ass in in the 90s. Except it was Half Life multiplayer (crossbow, ftw) and Civilization 2. But TIE Fighter was one of the only games I ever finished. Got all the tattoos. That game was farking awesome. Do they even make PC games with flight sticks anymore? Like I said, not a gamer, out of the loop. But I don't see flight sticks in game stores anymore.
 
2014-02-24 04:27:39 PM
In the 90s, on the console tip, it was GoldenEye and Shadows of the Empire for the Nintendo 64. GoldenEye recreated the film so expertly, down to to the sound FX and set design. Shadows of the Empire was based on a comic but managed to put in settings from the original trilogy like Hoth, the asteroid field, etc.

/because of the success of GoldenEye they remade it, only with Daniel Craig as Bond instead of Pierce Brosnan. Fark you
 
2014-02-24 04:39:05 PM

Alfonso the Great: Seth Rogan is one of those actors who I have no reason at all to dislike, but anything he appears in leaves me wanting to kick empty milk jugs down some stairs.

/Paul was still good despite his presence


I'll try that the next time I get pissed off. That sounds like a lot of fun!
 
2014-02-24 04:40:55 PM

Mugato: colonel0sanders: harlock: (checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>

Totally agreed

[upload.wikimedia.org image 262x294]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x375]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 305x437]


Wow, I totally suck as a gamer but you posted the three games I kicked ass in in the 90s. Except it was Half Life multiplayer (crossbow, ftw) and Civilization 2. But TIE Fighter was one of the only games I ever finished. Got all the tattoos. That game was farking awesome. Do they even make PC games with flight sticks anymore? Like I said, not a gamer, out of the loop. But I don't see flight sticks in game stores anymore.


Oh, My God.

1946, War Thunder, Cliffs of Dover, Rise of Flight, the FARKING DCS Series.

Futureshop carries them. Rudder pedals too.

You can get INSTRUMENT PANELS

It's actually frightening how much stuff there is now. The instrument panels could be a cool workstation addition for something like network traffic or computer temp if you have money to burn.
 
2014-02-24 04:47:56 PM

loki see loki do: Wow, how incredibly boring.


I couldn't help but notice during a recent viewing of "This is the End" that even when Seth Rogen is reasonably trimmed down, his voice remains pretty fat.
 
2014-02-24 04:50:16 PM

Skunkwolf: Mugato: colonel0sanders: harlock: (checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>

Totally agreed

[upload.wikimedia.org image 262x294]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x375]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 305x437]


Wow, I totally suck as a gamer but you posted the three games I kicked ass in in the 90s. Except it was Half Life multiplayer (crossbow, ftw) and Civilization 2. But TIE Fighter was one of the only games I ever finished. Got all the tattoos. That game was farking awesome. Do they even make PC games with flight sticks anymore? Like I said, not a gamer, out of the loop. But I don't see flight sticks in game stores anymore.

Oh, My God.

1946, War Thunder, Cliffs of Dover, Rise of Flight, the FARKING DCS Series.

Futureshop carries them. Rudder pedals too.

You can get INSTRUMENT PANELS

It's actually frightening how much stuff there is now. The instrument panels could be a cool workstation addition for something like network traffic or computer temp if you have money to burn.


The game I use my flightstick the most on these days is Kerbal Space Program.
 
2014-02-24 04:50:34 PM

Skunkwolf: It's actually frightening how much stuff there is now. The instrument panels could be a cool workstation addition for something like network traffic or computer temp if you have money to burn.


I just meant that I wander into major game stores or a Best Buy or whatever and I never see flight sticks. I guess you get them online, like I said, I'm not a gamer.

 If they remade TIE Fighter I would be though.
 
2014-02-24 04:58:23 PM

Mugato: Shadows of the Empire was based on a comic but managed to put in settings from the original trilogy like Hoth, the asteroid field, etc.


The whole thing was one large project for Lucasfilm/Lucasarts, basically a 4th Star Wars film set between Empire and Jedi, but without the film.  You had the novel, the comics, and the game.  Hell, there was even a soundtrack score for the novel written and released on CD.
 
2014-02-24 05:00:09 PM
Seth, Evan, just restart this series...

www.containsmoderateperil.com
 
2014-02-24 05:10:45 PM

Cagey B: AntonChigger: Gulper Eel: I would expect a BOOMSHAKALAKA somewhere.

FROM DOWNTOWN!

HE'S ON FIRE


Let me set the stage;

*You're up by 3, with the ball and 20 seconds left. You juke the computer and take a wide open jumper*

TERRIBLE SHOT.

*but you get the rebound!*

TERRIBLE SHOT.

*Computer throws up full court shot*

*SWISH*
 
2014-02-24 05:12:45 PM

Zombie Eater: Mugato: Shadows of the Empire was based on a comic but managed to put in settings from the original trilogy like Hoth, the asteroid field, etc.

The whole thing was one large project for Lucasfilm/Lucasarts, basically a 4th Star Wars film set between Empire and Jedi, but without the film.  You had the novel, the comics, and the game.  Hell, there was even a soundtrack score for the novel written and released on CD.


And it wasn't bad. The Han Solo clone (not literally) was a little lame.
 
2014-02-24 05:13:42 PM
Sounds like a blast.
/processing
 
2014-02-24 05:38:34 PM
FTFY:Tonally, Console Wars will be akin to The Social Network and Moneybal, two films that captured two socially significant moments in history and translated them very successfully to the big screen.

The author has a weird definition of "socially significant moments in history."
 
2014-02-24 05:44:21 PM
console wars?

why not 'nintendo hard'
 
2014-02-24 06:04:38 PM

colonel0sanders: Skunkwolf: Mugato: colonel0sanders: harlock: (checks article)

Oh, console games.  Not interested.

The 90s was also great time to be a PC gamer.  Lots of innovation going on.

<dirtyconsolepeasants.jpg>

Totally agreed

[upload.wikimedia.org image 262x294]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x375]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 305x437]


Wow, I totally suck as a gamer but you posted the three games I kicked ass in in the 90s. Except it was Half Life multiplayer (crossbow, ftw) and Civilization 2. But TIE Fighter was one of the only games I ever finished. Got all the tattoos. That game was farking awesome. Do they even make PC games with flight sticks anymore? Like I said, not a gamer, out of the loop. But I don't see flight sticks in game stores anymore.

Oh, My God.

1946, War Thunder, Cliffs of Dover, Rise of Flight, the FARKING DCS Series.

Futureshop carries them. Rudder pedals too.

You can get INSTRUMENT PANELS

It's actually frightening how much stuff there is now. The instrument panels could be a cool workstation addition for something like network traffic or computer temp if you have money to burn.

The game I use my flightstick the most on these days is Kerbal Space Program.


The tech is geared towards flight sim fans, which is great. Instrument panels, yokes, throttle quads, all seriously cool. Biggest problem I have is that good multiplayer flight games are hard to come by. Il-2 is the only one that doesn't suck, IMHO. Hawx 1 & 2, Ace Combat and their ilk are all geared towards casual gamers. Any flight sim requiring you to launch 100+ missiles a mission just isn't really trying. Then there's Falcon 4, A-10, etc, which are great flight sims and mission planners but the learning curve is dramatically sharper. I did play Ah-64 on the PS3, and I freakin loved it. Just not much to do after you beat the missions, apart from doing it again on a harder level.

Gone are the days of Fleet Defender, Aces Over Europe, USNF. Had fun with those, they were the right blend of tech, challenge to fly and play, and realism. I love FSX but get so bored. And I love Hawx and Ace Combat, but I feel like I turned on a cheat code without trying. Then there's Falcon and A-10 (DCS I think its called) which require a few months of military weapons training courses to really understand.

// looking for suggestions.
// or I could just get off my ass and finish my pilots license.
/// yeah, I'll do that.
 
2014-02-24 06:35:07 PM
The golden era of gaming.  Back when they didn't give two shiats if your widdle feelings were hurt because the game was too hard or you couldn't beat it.  Back when they'd throw you an actual challenge and didn't coddle your ass.

Nowadays, you don't see much of that anymore.  Autoaiming, instant regeneration, save anywhere, crap AI... "casual games" are a cancer infecting the industry.  They need to turn black and fall off.
 
2014-02-24 06:36:54 PM
That biatch being out of the way, I can't sing enough praises for things like Dwarf Fortress and Kerbal Space Program.  Challenge me.  Go ahead.  I can take it.

i.imgur.com
I do not fear failure.  Failure is data.  I fear not learning from failure.  Failure to learn from failure is stupidity.
 
2014-02-24 07:07:58 PM
I like how TFA says that Seth Rogen will bring "fanboyism" to the project as though that's a good thing. Methinks someone is writing a little out of their comfort zone.
 
2014-02-24 07:25:16 PM

Mugato: In the 90s, on the console tip, it was GoldenEye and Shadows of the Empire for the Nintendo 64. GoldenEye recreated the film so expertly, down to to the sound FX and set design. Shadows of the Empire was based on a comic but managed to put in settings from the original trilogy like Hoth, the asteroid field, etc.

/because of the success of GoldenEye they remade it, only with Daniel Craig as Bond instead of Pierce Brosnan. Fark you


Shadows of the Empire was the first N64 game I played (got it and Mario 64 for Christmas) and it was just so awesome. I remember the sewer levels and the IG-88 boss fight scaring the shiat out of me (and I HATED fighting the giant dianoga boss) and playing the Hoth level over and over trying to perfect it. Plus it was fun setting the wampas loose to tear apart the snowtroopers.
 
2014-02-24 07:35:35 PM

Cpl.D: I can't sing enough praises for things like Dwarf Fortress and Kerbal Space Program. Challenge me. Go ahead. I can take it.


I'd rather join in.

i.imgur.com
I took this out to Duna and failed to land it. Came in too steep and spattered across the plains.

/indie games FTW
//anyone played Sir, You Are Being Hunted?
 
2014-02-24 07:38:35 PM

Mentalpatient87: anyone played Sir, You Are Being Hunted?


i have too much privilege to be able to play such a game
 
2014-02-24 08:06:18 PM

Slaxl: There are times I consider buying a NES, even though I know I could get all the games on an emulator. There's something about that controller, just seeing it transports me back in time. I'd love to hold it again, just one last time. Trouble is, if I do, I might never put it down, and let my nostalgia consume me.


http://amzn.com/B002YVD3KM
NES controller for PC/MAC. You may love me or hate me, depending on how this ruins your free time.
 
2014-02-24 08:07:35 PM

Cpl.D: The golden era of gaming.  Back when they didn't give two shiats if your widdle feelings were hurt because the game was too hard or you couldn't beat it.  Back when they'd throw you an actual challenge and didn't coddle your ass.

Nowadays, you don't see much of that anymore.  Autoaiming, instant regeneration, save anywhere, crap AI... "casual games" are a cancer infecting the industry.  They need to turn black and fall off.


Yawn.

Eabod
 
2014-02-24 08:21:51 PM

Smackledorfer: Cpl.D: The golden era of gaming.  Back when they didn't give two shiats if your widdle feelings were hurt because the game was too hard or you couldn't beat it.  Back when they'd throw you an actual challenge and didn't coddle your ass.

Nowadays, you don't see much of that anymore.  Autoaiming, instant regeneration, save anywhere, crap AI... "casual games" are a cancer infecting the industry.  They need to turn black and fall off.

Yawn.

Eabod


Or you can press "A" to save the industry!

While you're busy doing that, I'll be over here:

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-24 08:36:11 PM

Vacation Bible School: Seth, Evan, just restart this series...


Yes please
 
2014-02-24 09:10:40 PM

Cpl.D: Smackledorfer: Cpl.D: The golden era of gaming.  Back when they didn't give two shiats if your widdle feelings were hurt because the game was too hard or you couldn't beat it.  Back when they'd throw you an actual challenge and didn't coddle your ass.

Nowadays, you don't see much of that anymore.  Autoaiming, instant regeneration, save anywhere, crap AI... "casual games" are a cancer infecting the industry.  They need to turn black and fall off.

Yawn.

Eabod

Or you can press "A" to save the industry!

While you're busy doing that, I'll be over here:


You know, if you were actually superior to the rest of us you'd be splitting your free time between curing aids and feeding the homeless, not playing rocket ship video games. Just a thought.

Or leaving the house perhaps (not that I do, but if we are playing the my time is better spent than yours game...).
 
2014-02-24 09:31:34 PM
To put it in perspective:

This:

media.moddb.com

versus, this:

www.pentadact.com
 
2014-02-24 10:04:36 PM

Charlie Crews' Zen Master: // looking for suggestions.


Rise of Flight
 
2014-02-24 10:17:00 PM

Cpl.D: The golden era of gaming.  Back when they didn't give two shiats if your widdle feelings were hurt because the game was too hard or you couldn't beat it.  Back when they'd throw you an actual challenge and didn't coddle your ass.

Nowadays, you don't see much of that anymore.  Autoaiming, instant regeneration, save anywhere, crap AI... "casual games" are a cancer infecting the industry.  They need to turn black and fall off.


I had to ask my aunt in another state how to get through the Ice Palace on Zelda:LttP.  She sent me (in the mail - pre-internet days and all) 2 legal (yellow) pages, completely full, front and back.  I was so pissed when I played the GBA remake and they replaced the blocks that you have to push through the hole and on to the switch with one large block that just uncovered the hole so all you had to do was jump down to progress.  I felt like it somehow lessened all the trouble I went through as a child to get through that dungeon.

www.zeldadungeon.net

From the SNES version.  If you pushed the wrong block, you had to trek all the way through the dungeon, and make sure you push the right one this time.

I can't find a screenshot from the remake, but as I mentioned above, they replaced it with a single large block, so all you had to do was lift it up and drop down.
 
2014-02-24 11:41:30 PM
I know it's the geek tab..but really?  Coolest job ever?

i.chzbgr.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

Too big


dmpmnxvfdwr3.cloudfront.net

Too big
 
2014-02-24 11:59:48 PM

mcmnky: I know it's the geek tab..but really?  Coolest job ever?





Too big




Too big


No his is still cooler.

He gets plenty of tail, and doesn't have to pretend to be a eunoch while grabbing boob.
 
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