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[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 15:45:22 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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video games. They might actually sate the crowd of naysayers who are

always accusing video games of being immoral. Then publishers and

Interesting perspective, but I think at some point you should put a limit on stupidity just for stupidity's sake.
But you're right it shouldn't be government or anything like that.

we need... "The Stupid Police."

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 15:46:07 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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upgrade your operating system. ;-)

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 16:06:19 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Honestly, if there's a market for religious themed video games (for the 'crispy' crowd), and you think you can make enough money sating that crowd with video games, why not?

And if other folks want to mock such games, well... the quotient for humor has just improved a tad in this world.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 16:47:11 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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more importantly, bad press is good press.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 22:47:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The problem with mocking religion is that it isn't a level playing field.
Mock a religion considered by many to be establishmentarian and you get pats on the back. Mock a controversial religion and you get activist groups wanting to shut you down.

Dangerous territory ... I'm not sure any reasonable game publisher would really want to go there.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 23:03:19 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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People mock religion all the time.

There are systems of religions out there that exist entirely to mock other religions.  Sometimes in a rather mean-spirited fashion.

But your point is well taken none-the-less.  The Scientologists strike me as being particularly rabid whenever someone mocks them.  And I'm not sure anyone would grasp what the hell you were talking about if you tried to mock the Baha'i.



[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 07:50:57 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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Dangerous territory ... I'm not sure any reasonable game publisher would really want to go there.

Precicely why my game does not have religious references of any kind, real or fake.

The closest we have is in one of our maps there's a "church" where your characters can get married, but that's about it... other than brutal over-lords and magical beings...



[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 09:37:39 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh... I'm perhaps wreckless enough where I would have no problems tossing something related to religion into a game. In fact, I should think that would have the potential to add some amazing depth to a game.

But then, I view a game like a work of fiction. And I view any backlash from another church as free advertising.

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 10:07:44 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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But then, I view a game like a work of fiction. And I view any backlash from another church as free advertising.

As my development manager says - "There's _NO SUCH THING_ as 'bad' PR"



[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 10:25:07 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Especially for video games. Rockstar *thrives* on 'bad' PR.

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 13:28:02 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Interesting perspective, but I think at some point you should put a
limit on stupidity just for stupidity's sake.

(Quote from Ford II)

I think the limit on stupidity is already there. It's inherent in the free market. A stupid game won't sell as well as a more polished, more well-thought-out game. Continue to make stupid games and eventually there won't be any more money to make more.

Unless, of course, the game is so massively stupid as to become a cult-classic, ala "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
Stupid Binder

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 13:35:04 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Daikatana!

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 13:36:09 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daikatana

(for reference)

A major flop of a game. I never played it myself, but it was reportedly very stinky to play.

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 18:07:16 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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if only yahzee was not a teenager at that time, I'm sure the review would have been rather entertaining.

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 23:45:16 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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You mean really stupid like the game "Zero Wing"?  That's the "All your base are belong to us!"  Game.

 

I have fond memories of Telengard on the C64.



[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 13:33:21 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I've still got a copy of Telengard for MS-DOS hanging around on 5.25" floppy disk somewhere...

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 13:50:03 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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I got OVERKILL v1.05 on 3x 3.5" floppy's at my storage. Was built for Windows 3.1 but runs in DOS... i wonder if i still got DOSBOX on my linux machine.. i should try booting it up.



[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 16:05:35 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 16:13:27 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Twisty.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 21:23:41 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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several C64 emulators for Linux...even a Java based one.

 

http://www.xyroth-enterprises.co.uk/c64.htm

 

I almost bought a couple of C64s at an auction tonight....I chickened out as I have way too much obsolete hardware piling up around here.  I still have a box of C64 software in a closet...I might just set up an emulator on one of my older boxes.  That's assuming I still have a working 5 1/4 floppy drive.



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