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Ice Cream Jonsey



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger Woods wrote:
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I hope that everyone and everything you care about is ripped from you and you are left spinning in a featureless, dull void of nothingness, unable to feel anything but the dull ache of remembrance as to how things used to be.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
I hope that everyone and everything you care about is ripped from you and you are left spinning in a featureless, dull void of nothingness, unable to feel anything but the dull ache of remembrance as to how things used to be.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guest Contributor: Legendary Internet Celebrity, Pinback

#22 - WARCRAFT II

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In 1995, before moving to Florida, I lived in Gaithersburg, MD. This time in my life was significant, in that it was the only extended period in which I lived with a roommate. That roommate's name was Tae Song, who was a Korean. The picture above is not that Tae Song, but instead the first picture that comes up when you Google "Tae Song". I do not intend to be racist when I point out that my Tae Song looks nearly identical to the one pictured above. I do intend to be racist by insinuating that neither of them could drive.

Tae Song, my infamous roommate, was famous for three things: playing Warcraft II, watching tons of girl-on-girl porn, and cooking this concoction which consisted of fried rice mixed with eggs and kim-chee. In the years since we roomed together, he was afflicted with a serious mental disorder in which he hears voices and experiences extended episodes of delusion. He was escorted off an airplane once, for example, for insisting that God had sent him to that plane to change the course of human events, or somesuch. CNN would have you believe that it was the violent video games which warped his fragile little mind. Fox would (in between ads for Girls Gone Wild videos) blame the pornography.

Personally, I blame the fried rice, egg, and kim-chee dish.

I never got to see Warcraft II, because to walk into his room while he was playing was an invitation to certain spinal cord injury attempting to navigate the many cardboard boxes bursting at the flaps with VHS tapes of "Where The Boys Aren't #2-#83", and it smelled so much like eggs and kim-chee in there that those who made it past the Porn Gauntlet would most certainly perish from the noxious olfactory assault. So, like I said, I never saw the game.

One time, in an attempt to momentarily rid the house of the lingering stench of Tae's Korean Ghoulash Surprise, I set up an automatic bread maker, threw in the prepackaged Seven-Grain Wheat mix, and let that puppy go. After an hour or so up in my room, expecting the unmistakeable warm embrace of the smell of freshly baking bread, I instead heard a shrill scraping sound. Alarmed, I ran down the stairs to check on my bread. There was my kitchen. There was the bread machine in my kitchen.

And there was Tae Song, with the top of the bread machine open, and a fucking fork in his right hand, digging around into the un-baked dough, gouging large chunks of Teflon out of the sides of the apparatus. "What are you doing?!"

"I'm helping it!"

Needless to say, that bread machine never saw the light of day again, and I never allowed Tae Song near any of my appliances again. I would have banned him from the kitchen completely, except that here I must admit that after a night on the town (or, as was actually the case at the time, drinking beer and playing darts all night in our living room), it's really hard to beat a nice big bowl of fried rice, eggs, and kim-chee.

However, further damage to both my property and myself was certainly kept to a minimum over those six or so months we lived together due to the fact that most of the time, he was upstairs playing Warcraft II. (And watching girl-on-girl porn.)

And that's why both Jonsey and I consider Warcraft II (and girl-on-girl porn) the 22nd best game of all time.


Thanks to Facebook, the real Tae Song has been located!

I created a website to compare the two, but unfortunately since writing the HTML I have forgotten which one is the real one!!!!

http://moltobenny.com/tae.html
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Ice Cream Jonsey



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's been a few games that have been released since I started my list, in like 2006. There's been two major releases in the meantime that I've really enjoyed.

FALLOUT 3
I would put this right above Doom, meaning as far as I am concerned, it's now the 8th best game of all-time.

BIOSHOCK
I struggled all day with this, but I believe it was a better game than Ms. Pac-Man. I am not willing to say it is better than NHL 98. Moving everyone down one, for Fallout 3, that makes BioShock #13.

Thank you... and good evening!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if you walked into say, a pizza parlor and there was a Bioshock cabinet next to the soft drink fridge, you would drop a couple three quarters while waiting for your pie?



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would drop quarters into the game "Make Terrible Shit Happen in Robb Sherwin's Real Life" while waiting for a delicious, Rochester pie, my friend. Or, even more improbably, I'd play Donkey Kong 3 whilst waiting for one. Whilst waiting for one.

Did you ever see the Blood II arcade game someone made? I think the way to do it is to just put keys down for movement, and then a trackball to adjust the camera. The Blood II arcade machine guy used a flightstick and a trakball, though:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pinback wrote:
Hey Robb, how about Pirates, why isn't that on the list?


Pirates, at least the new version, FUCKING SUCKED.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I may have been hasty.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Robb, please note that people are still visiting this thread, waiting for updates (like the Fallout 3 - Bioshock ones).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is nice to know. :)

I did write a review of BioShock over at Caltrops:

http://www.caltrops.com/review0050.php
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Wasteland falls fast -- I had it in the 30s 8 years ago, but the thing is almost unplayable these days. The graphics suck, half the game's story is in a text file that you have to read (you mean you gotta read? yeah) which is not connected to the game in any way, shape or form. Still a neat, vicious little thing, but sinking like a stone. I'm not saying it needs a "fan-made update," but really, integrating the story in the actual game would be a huge accomplishment.


I was wrong. I was quite wrong.

I've been playing through it the last week, since Brian Fargo announced his Kickstarter. I couldn't remember large portions of the game, and I don't think I originally made it past the first quarter of the game.

It still holds up. It's fine, perfectly playable. Yeah, having to read paragraphs outside the game sucks, but with DOS Box and a resolution of 800x600 or so, I can make due with the graphics.

And God, the gameplay held up just fine as well. I really should have played it again before doing the top 100 list. It's not the 55th best game ever, it's much higher.

I didn't really use skills when I played. But this works well now that I know what I am doing! When I am faced with something I can't get around, I think, "Which skill would be useful? OK, which skill do my dudes have?" Then you click on "Use," Select a Character, select their skill... and there you go. Skill use attempted.

(You can also attempt to use an ITEM, or an ATTRIBUTE. So if you want to use somebody's strength rating, you can do it that way.)

I apologize for how wrong I was when I wrote all that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: top 100 games of all time Reply with quote

Let me begin with saying that I loved watching your list and that I loved it so much that I still on will say that you have, from all the other lists I have watched, the best list because:
#1 You included text adventures.
#2 You included games from companies most people had never heard of.
#3 This is the only top 100 list that I watched that did not include a Madden game.
For all these reasons I have rewritten the text on paper and showed it to my friend, who did not like it because:
#1 No game of the following franchises : The Legend Of Zelda, Metroid and Kid Icarus.
#2 Most games are for him unknown.
and he liked it because:
#1 It did include text adventures.
#2 It did not include any game of the sony franchise.
For this reason I would like you to ask if he was right on his commentary of your list.
Secondly. Will you make another top 100 games list in the future?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: top 100 games of all time Reply with quote

hydrolythe wrote:
Let me begin with saying that I loved watching your list and that I loved it so much that I still on will say that you have, from all the other lists I have watched, the best list because:
#1 You included text adventures.
#2 You included games from companies most people had never heard of.
#3 This is the only top 100 list that I watched that did not include a Madden game.


Thank you, hydrolythe!

I've played a lot of Madden football on various systems, but there are a few reasons why I couldn't call any of them one of the greatest games ever.

The first is that the game loves moving your defensive players for you. When I play, I sometimes like to be the middle linebacker and just have him hang out and not move for a tiny bit so I can see the play develop. You can't not move in Madden: the computer will control your player and move him for you. That -- to me -- renders the game unplayable.

The later versions on Xbox and the PS are just filled with flaws and bugs, or they lack things that NFL2K5 managed to get right. If one's fancy is 2D games, well, the versions of Madden for the Sega and SNES are inferior to Front Page Sports: Football 98.

EA also turns the multiplayer component of their games off after 18 months.

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For all these reasons I have rewritten the text on paper and showed it to my friend, who did not like it because:
#1 No game of the following franchises : The Legend Of Zelda, Metroid and Kid Icarus.
#2 Most games are for him unknown.
and he liked it because:
#1 It did include text adventures.
#2 It did not include any game of the sony franchise.
For this reason I would like you to ask if he was right on his commentary of your list.


I didn't have any Zelda, Metroid or KI games, that's correct. I just never thought any games in those series were all that great. I never got that feeling of wonder with the original Legend of Zelda because I had already experienced a lot of what it did with old PC games. The Legend of Zelda is a fine game, however!


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Secondly. Will you make another top 100 games list in the future?


I am thinking I might revisit the list after 10 years. This would put a new list at 2015, which sounds about right. I spend time here and there revisiting platforms I never got a chance to play originally. I'd really like to go through a bunch of recommended Speccy games and stuff for the TI-99/4A as I have never even touched one of those in real life.

Thank you for your comments, and welcome to Jolt Country!
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring a spare suitcase with you when you visit Oklahoma and leave with a working TI-99/4a. Or two.
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