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6 days ago  
I had that video game for the Atari 2600.
 
6 days ago  
They are older than me, but I like them.
 
6 days ago  
Firesign Theater invented antivirus software with I think we're all bozos on this bus.
 
5 days ago  
Great album. Boring arcade game.
 
5 days ago  

Mugato: I had that video game for the Atari 2600.


I didn't but a friend did, and I remember how  beyond hyped I was to hear the 8-bit version of the Don't Stop Believin' piano intro when he fired it up.
 
5 days ago  
And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.
 
5 days ago  

Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.


Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.
 
5 days ago  

Mugato: Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.

Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.


We got a PS4 for the kids when the pandemic  hit last year and had a free trial of a couple classic Atari packages, and yeah most were not fun to play but the surprise hit was freaking Combat of all things. Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.
 
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5 days ago  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.


That's still the best part of it.  The "you f*cker!" element.  Whatever that is, it's in other games too.  Knowing the game and putting a little skill into it to be frustrating.  What's that (first it was PC) game where you lob missiles and bombs at your opponent on a 2D screen?  Games like those make you play another round just to try and do one better on your buddy.
 
5 days ago  
I can play the melody line of virtually the entire Journey catalog on harmonica.

I didn't intend to learn it, but it turns out that any song that I can whistle/hum I can figure out on harmonica in a couple minutes and other than the Beatles I had more Journey tapes than anything else.

/What's your useless skill?
 
5 days ago  

HoratioGates: /What's your useless skill?


Posting on Fark
 
5 days ago  
A really fun guy I used to hang out with HATED Journey, and when he wanted to ridicule me for being wimpy or whatever, he would say, in a high squeeky voice, "Why don't you just go buy Journey's new album? It's called EE ES SEE FOUR P THREE! OH BOY! Go BUY IT!" Then I would kick him in the balls, or tell him to hold my beer while I did whatever he was daring me to do. You know. Peer pressure by high squeeky voice.

He peer pressured me into gutting chewing tobacco "juice" during a mathematics lesson for about 45 minutes. Yep. Yep. And that might be worse than anything we ever did in our cars. Even at speeds of over 110 down I-25 at midnight. Or fishtailing down washboarded dirt roads.

Journey was just too... Ohio or Jersey or whatever for our crowd. If you got caught listening to Journey or riding in a Ford, you would be ridiculed. Primer was the color and MOPAR was the pedigree.
 
5 days ago  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Mugato: Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.

Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.

We got a PS4 for the kids when the pandemic  hit last year and had a free trial of a couple classic Atari packages, and yeah most were not fun to play but the surprise hit was freaking Combat of all things. Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.


I had the Sears Video Arcade, which was just a 2600 with a different label on it and the version of Combat that came with it was called 'Tank Fun'
 
5 days ago  

vudukungfu: Firesign Theater invented antivirus software with I think we're all bozos on this bus.


You know, I submitted threads when both Peter Bergman (2012) and Phil Austin (2015) passed away. Didn't go green, and I kind of wondered if maybe someone else submitted one that did, but no. Nothing. And I've seen threads for people far more obscure than that, often...
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
This gem cam out in 1970.   The font is not LEET, but Data 70

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5 days ago  
Wonder why Rolling Stone had such a hate boner for the record.
 
5 days ago  

Gooch: Wonder why Rolling Stone had such a hate boner for the record.


Because it appealed to the masses, and was popular.

You can't sell magazines with articles like "This really popular music is pretty good!  You'll like it!"

You sell magazines by being EdgeLords.  It was no different back then than it is today, though the immediacy of the Internet along with the sheer volume means that the effect is somewhat amplified and thus you get more "click-baity" headlines.
 
5 days ago  

2fardownthread: A really fun guy I used to hang out with HATED Journey, and when he wanted to ridicule me for being wimpy or whatever, he would say, in a high squeeky voice, "Why don't you just go buy Journey's new album? It's called EE ES SEE FOUR P THREE! OH BOY! Go BUY IT!" Then I would kick him in the balls, or tell him to hold my beer while I did whatever he was daring me to do. You know. Peer pressure by high squeeky voice.

He peer pressured me into gutting chewing tobacco "juice" during a mathematics lesson for about 45 minutes. Yep. Yep. And that might be worse than anything we ever did in our cars. Even at speeds of over 110 down I-25 at midnight. Or fishtailing down washboarded dirt roads.

Journey was just too... Ohio or Jersey or whatever for our crowd. If you got caught listening to Journey or riding in a Ford, you would be ridiculed. Primer was the color and MOPAR was the pedigree.


Cincinnati, mid-80s: Journey was sonic panty remover. More high-school kids lost their virginity with Journey playing in the background than didn't. Hell, just putting "Open Arms" on the stereo when alone with a girl was like asking if she "wanted to."
 
5 days ago  
Thereby inspiring a whole lot of 21st-century passwords that are much easier to crack than their users think.
 
5 days ago  

GypsyJoker: 2fardownthread: A really fun guy I used to hang out with HATED Journey, and when he wanted to ridicule me for being wimpy or whatever, he would say, in a high squeeky voice, "Why don't you just go buy Journey's new album? It's called EE ES SEE FOUR P THREE! OH BOY! Go BUY IT!" Then I would kick him in the balls, or tell him to hold my beer while I did whatever he was daring me to do. You know. Peer pressure by high squeeky voice.

He peer pressured me into gutting chewing tobacco "juice" during a mathematics lesson for about 45 minutes. Yep. Yep. And that might be worse than anything we ever did in our cars. Even at speeds of over 110 down I-25 at midnight. Or fishtailing down washboarded dirt roads.

Journey was just too... Ohio or Jersey or whatever for our crowd. If you got caught listening to Journey or riding in a Ford, you would be ridiculed. Primer was the color and MOPAR was the pedigree.

Cincinnati, mid-80s: Journey was sonic panty remover. More high-school kids lost their virginity with Journey playing in the background than didn't. Hell, just putting "Open Arms" on the stereo when alone with a girl was like asking if she "wanted to."


This came out a year after I graduated HS. My friends went to college, I went into manufacturing, and when my buds would visit home during a break they'd tell me how the chicks love love LOVED Journey and REO Speedwagon's "Hi Infidelity", so their parties would be hours of this tripe while they waited for the chicks to get drunk on California Coolers. I'd started listening to new wave and hardcore, so everyone knew where I stood on the shiat these two bands were putting out, but it's what was being played on high rotation on the radio stations out of Detroit and there was no avoiding it.
 
5 days ago  

firesign: vudukungfu: Firesign Theater invented antivirus software with I think we're all bozos on this bus.

You know, I submitted threads when both Peter Bergman (2012) and Phil Austin (2015) passed away. Didn't go green, and I kind of wondered if maybe someone else submitted one that did, but no. Nothing. And I've seen threads for people far more obscure than that, often...


user name checks out.

I worked with a guy who was friends with that crew.
He plays bluegrass mandolin
 
5 days ago  

433: Wyckyd Sceptre: Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.

That's still the best part of it.  The "you f*cker!" element.  Whatever that is, it's in other games too.  Knowing the game and putting a little skill into it to be frustrating.  What's that (first it was PC) game where you lob missiles and bombs at your opponent on a 2D screen?  Games like those make you play another round just to try and do one better on your buddy.


I think Scorched Earth was one.  But Gorilla.bas was better because, well, you threw exploding bananas at each other.

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5 days ago  

Mugato: Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.

Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.


Every game that was based on pre-existing IP sucked ass. Then there were "one of those games." Games that couldn't be finished because people got lazy making the game.

Oh, and, eff you Forbidden Forest!
 
5 days ago  

delathi: Wyckyd Sceptre: Mugato: Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.

Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.

We got a PS4 for the kids when the pandemic  hit last year and had a free trial of a couple classic Atari packages, and yeah most were not fun to play but the surprise hit was freaking Combat of all things. Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.

I had the Sears Video Arcade, which was just a 2600 with a different label on it and the version of Combat that came with it was called 'Tank Fun'


As a kid I had the Sears Video Arcade II, which was kind of neat because it was a rebrand of the Atari 2800 that was released in Japan.

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It was the same as the 2600 as far as games, only the redesigned controllers were way more comfortable and with a push of a button could flip from joystick to paddle controls. It was a pretty neat system, and I wish I hadn't gotten rid of it when I upgraded to a Sega Master System.
 
5 days ago  

wingnut396: 433: Wyckyd Sceptre: Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.

That's still the best part of it.  The "you f*cker!" element.  Whatever that is, it's in other games too.  Knowing the game and putting a little skill into it to be frustrating.  What's that (first it was PC) game where you lob missiles and bombs at your opponent on a 2D screen?  Games like those make you play another round just to try and do one better on your buddy.

I think Scorched Earth was one.  But Gorilla.bas was better because, well, you threw exploding bananas at each other.

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This was a good one.  Had it for the NES and RAMPART 2 for the SNES.
 
amb [TotalFark]
5 days ago  

433: Wyckyd Sceptre: Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.

That's still the best part of it.  The "you f*cker!" element.  Whatever that is, it's in other games too.  Knowing the game and putting a little skill into it to be frustrating.  What's that (first it was PC) game where you lob missiles and bombs at your opponent on a 2D screen?  Games like those make you play another round just to try and do one better on your buddy.


Was that artillery? I played versions on C64 and Apple IIe. You had a castle and a cannon. You put in the angle of the shot and amount of powder. There was wind and usually a hill between you and your opponent.
 
5 days ago  

Gooch: Wonder why Rolling Stone had such a hate boner for the record.


Because Journey didn't play CBCGs,

The Rolling Stone of today would make the 70's staff slit their wrists.
 
5 days ago  

dittybopper: Gooch: Wonder why Rolling Stone had such a hate boner for the record.

Because it appealed to the masses, and was popular.

You can't sell magazines with articles like "This really popular music is pretty good!  You'll like it!"

You sell magazines by being EdgeLords.  It was no different back then than it is today, though the immediacy of the Internet along with the sheer volume means that the effect is somewhat amplified and thus you get more "click-baity" headlines.


Maybe Journey should have gotten Niles Rodgers to produce an album for them.
 
5 days ago  

kdawg7736: They are older than me, but I like them.


Get off my lawn
 
5 days ago  
I love that album cover. it's embossed, and currently in a frame in the game room.
 
5 days ago  

snowybunting: GypsyJoker: 2fardownthread: A really fun guy I used to hang out with HATED Journey, and when he wanted to ridicule me for being wimpy or whatever, he would say, in a high squeeky voice, "Why don't you just go buy Journey's new album? It's called EE ES SEE FOUR P THREE! OH BOY! Go BUY IT!" Then I would kick him in the balls, or tell him to hold my beer while I did whatever he was daring me to do. You know. Peer pressure by high squeeky voice.

He peer pressured me into gutting chewing tobacco "juice" during a mathematics lesson for about 45 minutes. Yep. Yep. And that might be worse than anything we ever did in our cars. Even at speeds of over 110 down I-25 at midnight. Or fishtailing down washboarded dirt roads.

Journey was just too... Ohio or Jersey or whatever for our crowd. If you got caught listening to Journey or riding in a Ford, you would be ridiculed. Primer was the color and MOPAR was the pedigree.

Cincinnati, mid-80s: Journey was sonic panty remover. More high-school kids lost their virginity with Journey playing in the background than didn't. Hell, just putting "Open Arms" on the stereo when alone with a girl was like asking if she "wanted to."

This came out a year after I graduated HS. My friends went to college, I went into manufacturing, and when my buds would visit home during a break they'd tell me how the chicks love love LOVED Journey and REO Speedwagon's "Hi Infidelity", so their parties would be hours of this tripe while they waited for the chicks to get drunk on California Coolers. I'd started listening to new wave and hardcore, so everyone knew where I stood on the shiat these two bands were putting out, but it's what was being played on high rotation on the radio stations out of Detroit and there was no avoiding it.


Was that South Detroit?
 
5 days ago  
My Journey/Don't Stop Believing story

I lived in a small town that had free Sunday lunch for the homeless, previously at the park, and they moved to an place across the parking lot from where I lived. So I would go there just for something to do, help them unload food from their car, clean up afterwards.

They got a karaoke machine for a PA system which had a keypad on the microphone. There was a catalog of songs, type in the number on the mic. I spent a lot of time, over the weeks, going through the catalog finding songs in my vocal range that I knew.

Months later, I showed up to the VFW Hall to write an article about their Christmas Dinner For the Homeless (an annual tradition of mine). The first thing they said to me when i walked in was asking if i was going to sing. I glibly said, Sure as soon as i put down my backpack. They said, Set it over there, and handed me the mic. The notebook I brought had those catalog numbers written in the back, and two that stood out were Don't Stop Believing and Magic by Olivia Newton John.

So I got to write myself into my Christmas Dinner article, singing what I described as songs of Christmas spirit. I always put things like that into one paragraph, so if the editor didn't like it he could snip it without changing the article. But he always kept those quirky asides in, even my pirate jokes. So it goes.
 
5 days ago  
I always thought E5C 4P3 was a Canadian Postal Code.
If so, it would be somewhere in New Brunswick.
Nowhere near South Detroit. Codes in Windsor, Ontario started with N9.
 
5 days ago  
I was never the biggest Journey fan, but I always liked their album covers.

Also, the only thing I remember about the video game was that it was...I think... a cross between Galaga and and Tron?
 
5 days ago  

dittybopper: Gooch: Wonder why Rolling Stone had such a hate boner for the record.

Because it appealed to the masses, and was popular.

You can't sell magazines with articles like "This really popular music is pretty good!  You'll like it!"

You sell magazines by being EdgeLords.  It was no different back then than it is today, though the immediacy of the Internet along with the sheer volume means that the effect is somewhat amplified and thus you get more "click-baity" headlines.


RS trashed them because they sold out. I'm guessing their first three albums got much better reviews. I grew up in the bay area and early Journey was popular with the 'cool' kids. Then Infinity came out and everyone loved Journey. Couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Journey song. 

When Lights became a hit, they thought they'd try to cash in again with City of the Angels. First three albums were awesome. Everything else, even though some were good songs, was a sell out.
 
5 days ago  

phishrace: RS trashed them because they sold out. I'm guessing their first three albums got much better reviews. I grew up in the bay area and early Journey was popular with the 'cool' kids. Then Infinity came out and everyone loved Journey. Couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Journey song. 

When Lights became a hit, they thought they'd try to cash in again with City of the Angels. First three albums were awesome. Everything else, even though some were good songs, was a sell out.


Same here.   NEXT was my favorite of their first three.   No denying that Perry had a wonderful voice, but I really liked the earlier incarnation a lot more.
 
5 days ago  

Stud Gerbil: NEXT was my favorite of their first three.   No denying that Perry had a wonderful voice, but I really liked the earlier incarnation a lot more.


Nice to see some love for "Next", also my favorite of the first three!  Really wish those three albums would get a proper remaster with some bonus tracks.  For the first album they could release the entire unreleased album they recorded in '73 along with it!  "Next" could feature one of the song they cut from the final release called "Let Me Stay", which was finished and ready to go but for whatever reason they shelved it until it was reworked by Perry and became "Feeling That Way" on "Infinity"......also, since its very rare to talk to someone about early Journey, ever see the original artwork and track list for the "Next" album?  This was put up for auction by their manager Herbie Herbert years ago.....

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5 days ago  

Mugato: I had that video game for the Atari 2600.


I used to read Electronic Games back then. I read an article about this game, I think it was in that magazine, where they said poor sales of the game was the result of choosing a band for the game which had hit songs but was a 'faceless' band. They said videogame players wouldn't recognize anyone in Journey like they would someone in the Rolling Stones for instance. That made me laugh back then and it's one of the bits of gaming journalism I remember from those days.

As far as Rolling Stone magazine not liking them, I remember rock fans and writers being kind of elitist back then. There were serious bands producing well regarded music, and there were pop bands producing frivolous music. Journey was in the frivolous category. People liked listening to their music but no one would reply "Journey" when asked for the names of their favorite bands, except youngsters and people with no taste.
 
5 days ago  

Spice Must Flow: My Journey/Don't Stop Believing story

I lived in a small town that had free Sunday lunch for the homeless, previously at the park, and they moved to an place across the parking lot from where I lived. So I would go there just for something to do, help them unload food from their car, clean up afterwards.

They got a karaoke machine for a PA system which had a keypad on the microphone. There was a catalog of songs, type in the number on the mic. I spent a lot of time, over the weeks, going through the catalog finding songs in my vocal range that I knew.

Months later, I showed up to the VFW Hall to write an article about their Christmas Dinner For the Homeless (an annual tradition of mine). The first thing they said to me when i walked in was asking if i was going to sing. I glibly said, Sure as soon as i put down my backpack. They said, Set it over there, and handed me the mic. The notebook I brought had those catalog numbers written in the back, and two that stood out were Don't Stop Believing and Magic by Olivia Newton John.

So I got to write myself into my Christmas Dinner article, singing what I described as songs of Christmas spirit. I always put things like that into one paragraph, so if the editor didn't like it he could snip it without changing the article. But he always kept those quirky asides in, even my pirate jokes. So it goes.


Magic by ONJ has got one hell of a hook.
 
5 days ago  

Loneman1: Nice to see some love for "Next", also my favorite of the first three!  Really wish those three albums would get a proper remaster with some bonus tracks.  For the first album they could release the entire unreleased album they recorded in '73 along with it!  "Next" could feature one of the song they cut from the final release called "Let Me Stay", which was finished and ready to go but for whatever reason they shelved it until it was reworked by Perry and became "Feeling That Way" on "Infinity"......also, since its very rare to talk to someone about early Journey, ever see the original artwork and track list for the "Next" album?  This was put up for auction by their manager Herbie Herbert years ago.....

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Wow.   Looks more like the later Journey covers than the original.   Schon stayed with them when they became the most popular prom band ever, but Dunbar took off shortly after they got really big.

csb:   Santana's brother lived three block down Silver from us when I was in HS there.   This was right around the time the Rolie and the others started what would become Journey.
 
5 days ago  
Stud Gerbil:

Wow.   Looks more like the later Journey covers than the original.   Schon stayed with them when they became the most popular prom band ever, but Dunbar took off shortly after they got really big.

csb:   Santana's brother lived three block down Silver from us when I was in HS there.   This was right around the time the Rolie and the others started what would become Journey.


Nice!!  My little CSB - I learned a more than a few years into being a Journey fan that my aunt actually hung out with Neal back in the the bay area in the early 70's, and they would get high together with mutual friends.  She remembered how one time Neal was a little extra toasty and was just staring at a yellow house that was across the street and kept saying "that house is reaaaaaaaaally yellow".......profound words from a guitar prodigy. hahaha

But as far as the artwork goes, they were definitely changing a bit of direction already with the "Next" album, then with Robert Fleischman coming on board to begin writing for what would become "Infinity", it was a changing time all around before Perry even arrived in late '77.  I often wonder what "Infinity" would have been like, since there are recordings with Fleischman out there on YouTube of his takes on "Wheel in the Sky", "Anytime", and a few other original songs.  If you haven't heard them, its a peek into what a Perryless Journey would have been like.  Fleischman was definitely more into the screaming style.....

Wheel In The Sky Demo with Robert Fleischman vocals
Youtube TnEWarB-3SE
 
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5 days ago  

wingnut396: I think Scorched Earth was one.  But Gorilla.bas was better because, well, you threw exploding bananas at each other.

amb: Was that artillery? I played versions on C64 and Apple IIe. You had a castle and a cannon. You put in the angle of the shot and amount of powder. There was wind and usually a hill between you and your opponent.


Scorched Earth was the one I had in mind though I played a handful of them.  The Worms series is fantastic.  Even the simplest versions of those games can be fun for hours.
 
433 [TotalFark]
5 days ago  

i_hate_your_god: This was a good one.  Had it for the NES and RAMPART 2 for the SNES.


I remember seeing those at the video store though I never rented one.  I'll be sure to check it out if a cart or ROM comes my way some day.
 
5 days ago  
Zardoz (1974):

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5 days ago  
Don't Stop Believin and Open Arms get all the hype, but Stone In Love is the best song on that album.
 
4 days ago  

Wyckyd Sceptre: Mugato: Wyckyd Sceptre: And then yeah, the actual game sucked. Not like E.T. or anything, but still terrible.

Most games sucked back then, even for their time. There were too many of them for one thing so most of them were pretty much the same. I never understood video game nostalgia.

We got a PS4 for the kids when the pandemic  hit last year and had a free trial of a couple classic Atari packages, and yeah most were not fun to play but the surprise hit was freaking Combat of all things. Something about positioning the tank just right so the projectile would ricochet 5 times and blow the other tank off the screen was still somehow funny as all hell.


Combat and Warlords (4 players with paddles!) were amazing.
 
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