[SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread AvatarTom
"Cute" ;)

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RE: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread Stuart Feldhamer
Very cute! : )

I noticed this line (talking about Pong): I saw a documentary on this. The
game was so popular in arcades that it got jammed up with quarters. I
wonder if that was the documentary that Jim mpeged for us...

Stuart
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Cute ;)

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Re: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread C.E. Forman



I saw this too. Hilarious!I loved 
the fact that they were over-thinking, over-analyzing everything, believing the 
different colors on the blocks in Tetris meant something, wondering if you can 
do stuff with the umbrella and purse in DK, rapid-fire in Space Invaders, 
etc.


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RE: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread Stephen Emond








I loved this one:

Kirk: And you can't pick up an
AK-47 and go killhey, those aliens on the top row, you use them in EGM
for stuff.

EGM: Yeah, we use them to end our articles.
They do kinda look like they're from Space Invaders, don't they?

Tim: They're going to sue you.

Kirk: I'm sure everyone who made
this game is dead by now.

Thats priceless :p















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Cute ;)

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[SWCollect] The Warp Factor from SSI

2004-05-31 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson



Hi all 
:)

I've 
got to ask, and hope that somebody more knowledgeable than myself will know the 
truth.. I'm trying to compile the history of SSI and this game is really bugging 
me..

It 
seems to be riddled in mystery. First of all, the box art it has (a pic of the 
USS Enterprise from Star Trek) has to my knowledge never been pictured in any 
SSI catalogs. That's the first question, the box art as shown in the catalogs, 
does it *really* exist?

I know 
that many games have different covers in the catalogs, but that's so far been 
true only for NEW games, and in later revisions of the catalog, the real cover 
art is shown instead of the "prototypes". Not so with Warp Factor, however, it 
has the same alternate art in all catalogs I've seen it, stretching several 
years, so the prototypeanswerdoesn't make sense.

Another very strange thing is that in the Summer 1986 and Fall 1986 / 
Winter 1987 catalogs, all of a sudden Warp Factor is displayed as a Rapidfire 
release and only for the IBM (the original big box is for Apple only). What 
the..!?

So, 
let's ponder on these questions;

 1) Has anybody actually seen the alternate box art for the 
original big box version for Apple, except that picture in the 
catalogs?
 2) Has anybody actually seen the Rapidfire release for 
IBM?
 and slightly more esoteric:
 3) If 1) doesn't exist, does anybody know why the real box 
art was never pictured in the catalogs? (The Enterprise 
cover)

I 
would just love to know.

Oh, 
and shameless plug I'd love to hear from anybody willing to trade or 
sell SSI stuff. /shameless plug

Cheers,
Peo


Re: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread Dan Chisarick
Well, this answers a lot of questions about the current state of video games...  I LOL at a couple of the comments, most of them from Donkey Kong.x-tad-bigger
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I saw this too.  Hilarious!  I loved the fact that they were over-thinking, over-analyzing everything, believing the different colors on the blocks in Tetris meant something, wondering if you can do stuff with the umbrella and purse in DK, rapid-fire in Space Invaders, etc.
 
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Cute ;)

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Re: [SWCollect] The Warp Factor from SSI

2004-05-31 Thread Edward Franks
On May 31, 2004, at 7:07 PM, Per-Olof Karlsson wrote:
[Snip]
It seems to be riddled in mystery. First of all, the box art it has (a 
pic of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek) has to my knowledge never 
been pictured in any SSI catalogs. That's the first question, the box 
art as shown in the catalogs, does it *really* exist?
	Yes.  :-)  I have both versions of the box art.  SSI changed the art 
after Paramount threatened a lawsuit.

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Re: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-05-31 Thread Marco Thorek
Yeah, that had me literally LOL in front of the screen :-)

To those kids we are ancient history ;-)

Marco



 Stephen Emond schrieb:
 
 I loved this one:
 
 Kirk: And you can't pick up an AK-47 and go kill—hey, those aliens on
 the top row, you use them in EGM for stuff.
 
 EGM: Yeah, we use them to end our articles. They do kinda look like
 they're from Space Invaders, don't they?
 
 Tim: They're going to sue you.
 
 Kirk: I'm sure everyone who made this game is dead by now.
 
 That’s priceless :p
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [SWCollect] June 22, 1979

2004-05-31 Thread Edward Franks
On May 31, 2004, at 9:29 PM, Marco Thorek wrote:
The 25th anniversary is coming up :-)
	I'll have to light my brass lantern that day.  ;-)  (I have several 
genuine caving lanterns.)

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