Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Pow! Freeoooooo! Pop pop pop!

After having played Wii at a friend's the other day, I think it is safe to say that i am officially UnHip. if not actually Old. I thought it was cool but vaguely alarming, in its high-tech...high techiness.
Video games that are not only 3-D but you move your whole body to play! Can the Matrix be far behind?

anyway, this is more my speed, with arcade games (yes, ARCADE, remember those?) Little blobs shooting other little blobs. Gi'me that Old Time Video Religion, it's good enough for meeee...

16 comments:

Veronica said...

I don't want to hear it. Donkey Kong was really difficult..

Eli said...

Time Pilot. I loooved me some Time Pilot, even though I kinda sucked at it.

Other than that, I mainly like football, baseball, and fighting games.

Alon Levy said...

I played at a Thanksgiving Day party, and came to the conclusion it's overrated, like all other consoles. When I play games, it's on a computer.

lilcollegegirl said...

Hmm...I'm personally really obsessed with Wii Tennis...although I can't say why except that simple things like that amuse me greatly, though my general taste in videogames tends toward RPGs or things like them, because I get bored easily without a plot. But...Wii Tennis...it calls to me...but no, I have about 100 kanji flashcards to go through before I can even think about it.

word verification: smdeka, which sounds very RPG

belledame222 said...

yeah, i think Wii tennis was the most fun of all the games we played.

It was sort of depressing to realize that my problems in virtual bowling are exactly the same ones as in real bowling.

the boxing is what totally freaked me out. i didn't get the split screen business!

old school: i used to rule at Galaga, Centipede, and Q-bert. i keep looking for free online versions of those.

Donkey Kong i always sucked at.

god. i remember as a kid i had a book on "how to beat the video games." all those newfangled tricksy games like Dig Dug and Millipede and Tempest. can you imagine?

then i'd go home and play "Zork" on the home computer. god be with the days...

Eli said...

old school: i used to rule at Galaga, Centipede, and Q-bert. i keep looking for free online versions of those.

Have you heard of MAME?

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

Remember Frogger?!?!! :)

Rootietoot said...

When SD ought our boys an XBox, the first disc he got was Arcade Classics, with Galaga,Pac Man, Space Invaders, and..get this...Pong.

Guess which games the boys play them most.

Eli said...

I think video games started to go downhill in terms of fun and playability when game & console designers started trying to use as many buttons as possible.

Maybe I'm just a caveman, but four buttons is pretty much the limit on what I can keep track of, and I'm most comfortable with just two.

midwesterntransport said...

eli, i'm a caveman, too. i just don't have the coordination to deal with multiple buttons, or pressing combinations of buttons in order to achieve...a spinning jump.

Belle, i couldn't get to that link at my job, but does it happen to link to the new plug-in tv video games? i bought GF one for christmas, and it's freakin' awesome. the one i bought her comes with its own joystick, and has five games on it: ms. pacman, galaga (which is her fave), pole position, mappy (which i'd never heard of ) and...something else.

you should check it out: http://www.jakkstvgames.com/

Alon Levy said...

my general taste in videogames tends toward RPGs or things like them, because I get bored easily without a plot.

RPGs have plots?

antiprincess said...

you all have to come over to my house.

we have a video game museum.

lilcollegegirl said...

Sometimes. I do like to have cut scenes where stuff happens as opposed to endless killing of stuff. Of course, the best kinds are those that involved lots of things to kill AND something resembling a plot. (When I say plot, I'm only asking for slightly more than a flimsy generalization, although complexity that makes sense is much appreciated, but hard to find.)

FoolishOwl said...

RPGs have plots?

Sometimes, they're not even railroaded.

Victoria Marinelli said...

Shit. I have Pong on my phone, and that's as far as I'll go with all that ridiculousness. I was old before I was as old as this (36) and have not once played an arcade game, even when (no, especially when) it was the only hip thing among my peers to do.

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