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2021-03-07 7:28:37 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2021-03-07 7:30:26 PM  
I have a fairly substantial games collection and I've only ever played Oracle.
 
2021-03-07 7:44:08 PM  
The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.
 
2021-03-07 7:54:16 PM  
Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.
 
2021-03-07 7:55:38 PM  
You are likely to be eaten by a grue
 
2021-03-07 7:58:10 PM  

NeoCortex42: Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.


In what sense?  The presence of Solid in the demo/prologue and then his disappearance through most of the game?
 
2021-03-07 8:00:03 PM  

OptionC: NeoCortex42: Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.

In what sense?  The presence of Solid in the demo/prologue and then his disappearance through most of the game?


Yep. It was 100% presented as a Solid Snake game prior to release. Nobody knew he wasn't the main character until after the game came out. Some people were not happy about that switcheroo.
 
2021-03-07 8:01:53 PM  

NeoCortex42: OptionC: NeoCortex42: Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.

In what sense?  The presence of Solid in the demo/prologue and then his disappearance through most of the game?

Yep. It was 100% presented as a Solid Snake game prior to release. Nobody knew he wasn't the main character until after the game came out. Some people were not happy about that switcheroo.


Ah, got it.  I never played the original MGS and was just in for the ride in MGS2.  Was pretty meh on the game and haven't played a MGS game since
 
2021-03-07 8:06:22 PM  
I still play Halo CE multiplayer to this day. Every day in fact.
 
2021-03-07 8:15:45 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.


Gorf always makes me think of:

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Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???
 
2021-03-07 8:16:42 PM  

Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

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Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???


He's the caddy, and he was great in it.
 
2021-03-07 8:20:39 PM  

NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.


I can see that.

I just always think of him more as a serious, dramatic character actor. But looking at his filmography I forgot he was in quite a few comedies.
 
2021-03-07 8:24:15 PM  

Shostie: NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.

I can see that.

I just always think of him more as a serious, dramatic character actor. But looking at his filmography I forgot he was in quite a few comedies.


Historical dramas like Amadeus and Buckaroo Banzai are great, but he did plenty of lighter stuff too.

Hell, he was the villain in Heat Vision and Jack.
 
2021-03-07 8:25:45 PM  

NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.


Might as well post the whole thing for anyone to enjoy:
Dorf on Golf - Sketch Comedy GOLD!
Youtube 9NaRFbpY1SI
 
2021-03-07 8:31:04 PM  
I know maths can be hard sometimes, Subby, but the difference between your 20 games in your headline and the 11 games actually listed in the tweet should be fairly obvious.
 
2021-03-07 8:50:30 PM  

NeoCortex42: Shostie: NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.

I can see that.

I just always think of him more as a serious, dramatic character actor. But looking at his filmography I forgot he was in quite a few comedies.

Historical dramas like Amadeus and Buckaroo Banzai are great, but he did plenty of lighter stuff too.

Hell, he was the villain in Heat Vision and Jack.


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2021-03-07 8:50:55 PM  
Pfft.

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2021-03-07 9:06:28 PM  
I was old when those games came out.
 
2021-03-07 9:08:13 PM  
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Outlives Club 27 in December.

/squonk-uh-squonk
 
2021-03-07 9:09:00 PM  
Today's 16-year-olds will watch Markaplier do a half-assed walkthrough on YouTube and say they were there.
 
2021-03-07 9:21:03 PM  
The first game I ever owned was a copy of Castlevania that came with a used NES that I got for Christmas.
I was 6 or 7.
I don't mind feeling old, I just kinda get the same face slap we all get wondering where the decades went.
Oh, right. The adventures.
 
2021-03-07 9:42:51 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.


You forgot the best of that year, Tempest.
 
2021-03-07 10:07:46 PM  
Ahhhhhhhhhhh GTA III, many summer nights were lost trying to get rich or die tryin'.
 
2021-03-07 10:10:14 PM  
I used to play one game of Galaga until I got bored, then hand it off to whoever was waiting to play behind me, and then watch them lose all of the remaining lives in less than a minute. Good times.
 
2021-03-07 11:15:30 PM  
List fails without:
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2021-03-07 11:30:24 PM  

Spectrum: I used to play one game of Galaga until I got bored, then hand it off to whoever was waiting to play behind me, and then watch them lose all of the remaining lives in less than a minute. Good times.


I hated the ones that split into three things and kamakazi'd.

I watch my friends aunt roll the game.  I didn't know it was possible.
 
2021-03-07 11:40:50 PM  
wow, 2001 was a shiat year for games
 
2021-03-07 11:45:38 PM  

Unobtanium: Pfft.

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I played that in the Schrafft's in midtown NYC around 1969. One of the first installed.
 
2021-03-07 11:52:14 PM  
My aunt's husband was one of the three founding members of Gamespot.  Game developers would send them games for free to be reviewed.  After the review top picks were always mailed to me.  Naive little 15 year old me, had no clue how cool this was.  At first it was a game here and there, but as they company grew soon it became UPS shipments of 20-30 games at a time.  These were full versions, in the big old school PC game boxes.  For me the glory days of pc gaming will always be Ultima Underworold 2 and Mechwarrior 2.  Ahhh nostalgia.
 
2021-03-07 11:55:11 PM  
*laughs in River Raid*
 
2021-03-08 12:07:17 AM  
 Elite will be 37 this year, I was an adult when I bought it back then. 20 years old seem comparatively recent compared to that, heck some of those game can probably run on modern hardware and operating systems without even using an emulator.
 
2021-03-08 12:19:07 AM  
Legend of Zelda is 35.
Adventure for the 2600 is 41. Wow, I'm old.

:(
 
2021-03-08 12:20:05 AM  

NeoCortex42: Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.


Abby in The Last of Us Part Two.

I hated how they tried to make you like her.

Ellie had better weapons, BTW.
 
2021-03-08 12:38:18 AM  
Pikmin is the bomb, it more or less solved the console RTS problem, but was a bit too easy once you figured out what was going on. I heard the sequel had way more to do but my Wii has laser issues so unless I clean/fix it somehow I ain't buying a copy.
 
2021-03-08 12:42:30 AM  
Weird to think that we've gone from FFX to FFXV in 20 years with two of those being online games. Mind you, spinoffs and remakes, but that means in 20 years, we only got as single player games a total of 3 new FF worlds/lore: 12, 13 (and its sequels), and 15.
 
2021-03-08 12:43:56 AM  

cretinbob: NeoCortex42: Shostie: NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.

I can see that.

I just always think of him more as a serious, dramatic character actor. But looking at his filmography I forgot he was in quite a few comedies.

Historical dramas like Amadeus and Buckaroo Banzai are great, but he did plenty of lighter stuff too.

Hell, he was the villain in Heat Vision and Jack.

[img2.bdbphotos.com image 357x442]


He was also an alien weapons dealer on Star Trek: The Next Generation:

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2021-03-08 1:09:16 AM  
GTA III was awesome, but I suspect it verges on unplayably clunky these days.
 
2021-03-08 1:09:37 AM  

cyberspacedout: cretinbob: NeoCortex42: Shostie: NeoCortex42: Shostie: fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.

Gorf always makes me think of:

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 624x1104]

Also, what the f*ck is Vincent Schiavelli doing in this???

He's the caddy, and he was great in it.

I can see that.

I just always think of him more as a serious, dramatic character actor. But looking at his filmography I forgot he was in quite a few comedies.

Historical dramas like Amadeus and Buckaroo Banzai are great, but he did plenty of lighter stuff too.

Hell, he was the villain in Heat Vision and Jack.

[img2.bdbphotos.com image 357x442]

He was also an alien weapons dealer on Star Trek: The Next Generation:

[media-amazon.com image 500x375]


I remember him from Ghost, which seems pretty forgotten today for a movie that was such an enormous hit.
 
2021-03-08 1:11:08 AM  

NeoCortex42: OptionC: NeoCortex42: Metal Gear Solid 2: one of the most successful pieces of pop culture trolling in history.

In what sense?  The presence of Solid in the demo/prologue and then his disappearance through most of the game?

Yep. It was 100% presented as a Solid Snake game prior to release. Nobody knew he wasn't the main character until after the game came out. Some people were not happy about that switcheroo.


Back then, we didn't yet know that not making any damn sense, strictly speaking, was meant to be part of the charm of a MGS game.

I love those games, can't get enough.
 
2021-03-08 1:32:53 AM  
Devil May Cry was farking amazing.  Cheeseball dialogue, great visual design and some of the most awesome gun&swordplay ever put to disc.  Not to mention the developers giving you the most insulting difficulty switch option in gaming history.
 
2021-03-08 1:33:51 AM  
Tidus and Yuna laugh...out loud?
Youtube -5FTJxfV3pc
 
2021-03-08 1:37:31 AM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: GTA III was awesome, but I suspect it verges on unplayably clunky these days.


I tried to play the Resident Evil remake on Xbox one the other night, and I quit after like twenty minutes. It's amazing how groundbreaking the original had to have been for me to put up with the god-awful controls and shiatty item spotting/inventory setup.
 
2021-03-08 2:05:24 AM  
I'm still playing Sid Meier's Pirates.
 
2021-03-08 2:25:02 AM  
Missing: the best game of 2001.

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2021-03-08 2:43:02 AM  

GardenWeasel: I still play Halo CE multiplayer to this day. Every day in fact.


That's a hell of a commitment to chastity.
 
2021-03-08 3:16:21 AM  

monsatano: Perfectly Normal Beast: GTA III was awesome, but I suspect it verges on unplayably clunky these days.

I tried to play the Resident Evil remake on Xbox one the other night, and I quit after like twenty minutes. It's amazing how groundbreaking the original had to have been for me to put up with the god-awful controls and shiatty item spotting/inventory setup.


Ugh. Tank controls.

The remastered original Resident Evil on Steam has perspective control and it's much nicer.
 
2021-03-08 3:27:08 AM  

arrogantbastich: I have a fairly substantial games collection and I've only ever played Oracle.


Really?  That's the only one on the list, and quite possibly the only Zelda game, that I've never heard of.
 
2021-03-08 3:51:47 AM  

mescalito: My aunt's husband was one of the three founding members of Gamespot.  Game developers would send them games for free to be reviewed.  After the review top picks were always mailed to me.  Naive little 15 year old me, had no clue how cool this was.  At first it was a game here and there, but as they company grew soon it became UPS shipments of 20-30 games at a time.  These were full versions, in the big old school PC game boxes.  For me the glory days of pc gaming will always be Ultima Underworold 2 and Mechwarrior 2.  Ahhh nostalgia.


he said "my aunt's husband" because if you say "my uncle gave me free video games" nobody believes you
 
2021-03-08 4:37:08 AM  
There's 40 year old games that I used to play.

Heck, before Zork, I remember old Adventure games that only allowed 2 word commands.

Plus the original Wizardry, though I didn't get an Apple IIe to play it on until a few years later.. and TI 99/4A games, both command module based, and 'type in the source code out of a magazine' based.
 
2021-03-08 4:37:37 AM  

fragMasterFlash: The arcade versions of Scramble, Defender, Galaga, Frogger, Gorf and Dong Kong all turn 40 this year.


Dong Kong is my pornstar name.
 
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