Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Yikes -- there but for the grace of God go I.


cgs said...

not sure where to post this music suggestion but this has me totally tickled...


Perhaps its just all that FZ we listened to at MBCI???

Whisky Prajer said...

Ha! Yes, a little of Zappa's pixie dust seems to have latched onto these guys.

yahmdallah said...

As someone who makes my living on computers, I've been very lucky that I've never like games in general, and most computer games in particular.

The few I've played for any length of time are:
- Omega Race (liked the controls and the premise)
- Tempest (trippy)
- Galaga (the sound the bugs made was too funny, and for some reason it was one of the few shooter games where I could lead the things I had to shoot correctly)
- Dragon's Lair (animated computer game, oh boy)
- Doom (wow, of course)
- Descent (a spaceship flying around in tunnels with easy to find cheat codes so you don't have to be any good to play? yes)

But after Descent, the skill it took to do anything surpassed my patience to get past screen 3.

I spent about a week trying to get anywhere in "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee" because the premise was so wild.

When I saw parts of "Shadow of the Colossus" in Adam Sandler's "Reign Over Me", I was mui intrigued, but I did some research before I laid down the cash and realized I didn't have the kind of time or mind to even begin to get through the thing.

So, this particular kind of addiction is a mystery to me.

But I realize I'm weird in this regard. (Well, I'm weird in a few regards, but not liking games outside of poker for money has certainly been one of the more challenging things for me socially.)

yahmdallah said...

And then I forget to make my point.

How many guys do you know who can list their entire video game history in a comment?

Whisky Prajer said...

My list would be longer, but it ends at Half-Life -- a fine game, but one that relied too much on mouse-sweeping. I will always take console grips over the mouse/keyboard combo. Better yet: gimme a joystick and one or two fat red buttons.

A friend introduced me to MAME, and I've got a few hundred games on the old C-drive if I ever want to take a stroll down memory lane. However, there remains a game I only encountered once -- a ninja who'd bounce from treetop to treetop to fortress wall. I can't remember the name of the game, but I'd love to have another look at it.

The girls used to egg me on to boot up the MAME games: they were particularly fond of Ghosts 'n Goblins. But these days they are completely hooked on Super Smash Bros, a 2-D scroller pulled straight from the arcades of my wasted youth. Can't say as I blame them. If I ever get a rainy afternoon to myself I'm likely to pour myself a tall drink (no cocaine for me) and get lost in the blue screen.