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(Geek.com)   Die of dysentery all over again as Target introduces the handheld version of The Oregon Trail. Pro-tip: Remember, even if you shoot it you can't bring a whole buffalo back to the wagon   ( geek.com) divider line
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2018-03-03 02:24:22 AM  
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OOF
2018-03-03 05:53:12 AM  
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2018-03-03 06:24:06 AM  
Peperony and Chease
 
2018-03-03 06:41:17 AM  
Bison.
 
2018-03-03 06:48:56 AM  
Ah, a product for me and my cohort.
 
2018-03-03 07:18:57 AM  
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2018-03-03 07:25:34 AM  
Wow that guy doing the video was annoying.
 
2018-03-03 07:26:18 AM  
It's just a matter of time before it's hacked to play DOOM.
 
2018-03-03 07:37:02 AM  
Actually, in real life you could bring it all back to the wagon by butchering it in situ and carrying it back piece by piece.
 
2018-03-03 07:59:11 AM  
dittybopper:

If you like Lakota scouting parties finding you...
 
2018-03-03 09:29:38 AM  
Better version, for Android:

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I never actually played Oregon Trail. I'm a touch too old. We didn't even have computers in my schools. I learned to type on a manual typewriter in an actual typing class in middle school.
 
2018-03-03 09:37:29 AM  

WilderKWight: Better version, for Android:

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I never actually played Oregon Trail. I'm a touch too old. We didn't even have computers in my schools. I learned to type on a manual typewriter in an actual typing class in middle school.


I feel like I should get off your lawn.
 
2018-03-03 09:46:13 AM  
I have the card game. It has become a favorite at family get togethers.
 
2018-03-03 09:55:49 AM  
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2018-03-03 10:00:17 AM  
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2018-03-03 10:01:23 AM  
I've never actually compiled a list of worst video games in history. But if I did, I would have to think if I would even consider that POS a video game to begin with to put on it.
 
2018-03-03 10:01:44 AM  
What's interesting (to me) is that, until maybe 5-10 years ago, I had never heard of the game, and even then only because of you Farkers.  This despite being born in 1971.
 
2018-03-03 10:21:50 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: What's interesting (to me) is that, until maybe 5-10 years ago, I had never heard of the game, and even then only because of you Farkers.  This despite being born in 1971.


Honestly you're a little old for it then. I was born in 77 and we played it in school (because it was "educational" I suppose) back when it first came out. I think a lot of similarly aged fellow farkers probably played it in school. I would never have bought it for myself back then.
 
2018-03-03 10:33:35 AM  
I had a TRS-80 back in the day so no Oregon Trail.  But I did have games like it, the one I played most was running a space station.
 
2018-03-03 10:54:29 AM  
WilderKWight:
I never actually played Oregon Trail. I'm a touch too old. We didn't even have computers in my schools. I learned to type on a manual typewriter in an actual typing class in middle school.

My typewriting class in Junior High also used manual typewriters, and this was in the 90's.  Not a bad way to learn since your mistakes are not so easily erased.

/Don't know if they'd be proud since I hunt-and-peck to this day
//My High School English classes all had monochrome Apple ||e
///Can't complain, they all worked
 
2018-03-03 11:10:11 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: What's interesting (to me) is that, until maybe 5-10 years ago, I had never heard of the game, and even then only because of you Farkers.  This despite being born in 1971.


If you belong to a very specific age window, wedged in the transition period between Gen X and Millennials, it's almost guaranteed you will have played this game.  Those born roughly 1977-1982.

Thus the article I linked above, because it's true.  If you were born in that 5 year period, chances are you played Oregon Trail on an Apple II in grade school computer lab.
 
2018-03-03 11:27:33 AM  

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Beat me to it.
Had so much fun with that game back in the day.
 
2018-03-03 01:24:33 PM  
WilderKWight:

I never actually played Oregon Trail. I'm a touch too old. We didn't even have computers in my schools. I learned to type on a manual typewriter in an actual typing class in middle school.

We had computers on my school, a whole room of them actually.

For some odd reason typing class was done on type writers anyway, whilst computer class was done on the, well, computers. Its not like the computers where in use outside a few hours each week, so it wasn't a logistic issue.

I kinda suspect my school just wanted the room full of type writers to be used for something. Or maybe they felt that using a wordprocessor where you could correct your mistakes was cheating. fark knows.

Anyways, we didn't get to play Oregon Trail either, since our computers where proprietary Danish computers from the "Calculater Central".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnece​n​tralen

These ones. (Denmark was actually one of the first nations to build a computer. It had an incredible stupid name, but they kept it because the Swedish build one sounded even more moronic. Solid logic there.).
 
2018-03-03 01:36:41 PM  
I'm tempted to buy it for my kid and see if he's desperate enough for video games that he actually plays it.
 
2018-03-03 04:00:27 PM  

Doc Daneeka: ArcadianRefugee: What's interesting (to me) is that, until maybe 5-10 years ago, I had never heard of the game, and even then only because of you Farkers.  This despite being born in 1971.

If you belong to a very specific age window, wedged in the transition period between Gen X and Millennials, it's almost guaranteed you will have played this game.  Those born roughly 1977-1982.

Thus the article I linked above, because it's true.  If you were born in that 5 year period, chances are you played Oregon Trail on an Apple II in grade school computer lab.


I was born in 1985. In school we played the Windows version of Oregon Trail. That's the one I'm familiar with so most of the nostalgia for it doesn't work on me.

I also remember playing Loom and Monkey Island at school. I have no idea why we had those games, but I know I'm a much better person for them.
 
2018-03-03 04:05:13 PM  
I'm not going to lie... I'm almost certainly going to buy this.

Damn you, Target!
 
2018-03-03 04:48:07 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: I've never actually compiled a list of worst video games in history. But if I did, I would have to think if I would even consider that POS a video game to begin with to put on it.


Well then
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2018-03-03 05:55:35 PM  
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2018-03-03 08:19:11 PM  

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And a hat!
 
2018-03-03 08:22:44 PM  

saywhonow: Benjimin_Dover: I've never actually compiled a list of worst video games in history. But if I did, I would have to think if I would even consider that POS a video game to begin with to put on it.

Well then
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//Better yet, you kids can remake it and cast chris hemsworth as the lead driver....ruin that too.


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2018-03-03 08:45:04 PM  

dittybopper: Actually, in real life you could bring it all back to the wagon by butchering it in situ and carrying it back piece by piece.


Why not ride the wagon to the buffalo?
 
2018-03-03 11:37:48 PM  
Back when I got my first belt onion, we played some Oregon Trail.  And that was fine.  But one of the great unanswered questions in my life is how did Cranston Manor end?
 
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