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Deflowering Games

Postby Jakob » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:41 am

Crazy. I tried to remember what my first videogame was, and I ended up at Deja Vu for the Macintosh Plus. So I google it and find a walkthrough.



Now I just came out of a youtube about 3rd generation consoles, which is what blew my mind eventually, but the guy that made the video is saying that is actually one of the best games he ever played. That is what surprises me. I remember the cold sweat and pounding heart when I figured out some dastardly fact and the impossible loneliness when I couldn't figure out what to do.

It's a weird game, in frustration you'd be ending up trying things like "operate key on corpse" or "hit bullet" or "consume glove-compartment".
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Re: Deflowering Games

Postby Jakob » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:51 am

Once, I cried after having completed a game. There happened to be a girl in the room, who was mocking me. I thought how can people have suck lack of soul? But she just hand't gone through the effort of avoiding these blasted diagonally curving evils from the sky for ten hours straight before the final battle could be approached.

It's not that the path is the goal, but that the path substantiates the value of the goal and tells you what to find in it. If the game has a bad ending the path turns out to have been the goal. Some games ended simply stating "mission completed". I thought that was showing a lack of respect of the game for itself.

I remember beat-em-ups used to have emotional and soulful endings. Maybe they still do, it's been a while since I finished one.
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Re: Deflowering Games

Postby Zoot Allures » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:18 am

It was halloween night in 1987 (I think.. maybe 86) when my old man bought the IBM PC Jr. This was the first computer game I ever played. It was cutting edge.



Look at rock.

Game: you see a large grey rock.

Push rock.

Game: the rock does not move.

Look in stump.

Game: you find a small leather sack.

Pick up sack.

Etc, etc.
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Re: Deflowering Games

Postby Jakob » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:38 am

That is cutting edge.

"The armor is firmly mounted on the wall".
>unmount armor
"Can't seem to understand"

This is how stuff went down all the time.
Basically value interaction before proper causation was established.
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