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Bash.org's Quote #9322

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From a /. poll comment and bash.org:

#9322 +(5650)- [X]

[tag] Ouroboros: lets play Pong
[Ouroboros] Ok.
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[Ouroboros] Whoops

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mamereactor.com (MAME ROMs via P2P) dead for good

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According to [ANNC] mamereactor.com dead for good newsgroup thread in alt.games.mame newsgroup, mamereactor.com is dead forever. Elconcho posted:

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Most devious missions ever in a game

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There is a FiringSquad forum thread about the most devious missions ever in a game.

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History of Star Wars Video Games

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/. posted an UGO story on the history of Star Wars video games, dividing the timeline into 4 categories: The Golden Age (up to 1990), The Silver Age (1991-1996), The Gaming Renaissance (1996-2000), Modern Age (2001 on).

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A Brief History of Video Game Humor

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This GameSpot story pulled together some of the best examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts at humor over the years.

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The Decline of the Video Game Mascot

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Ryan Cullen, of Access Gamer, writes: "This is the beginning of a recent fad that I have noticed the past couple years. Lately it seems that the mascot video game character has declined in popularity. Names like Mario and Sonic, characters who were once able to make the video game world suddenly stop and pay attention, are now either shells of their former glory, or they are just not as huge as they once were. Why is this?"

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Ten endangered game genres

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According to Keith Stuart's Gamesblog, the author thought about the gradual homogenisation of videogame design: "...

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World of Warcraft Open Beta...

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FilePlanet has the sign up Web page for World of Warcraft open beta!

Others and I will be posting stories, screen shots, news, etc. so please bookmark this AQFL story! It will be like the stress test back in the beginning of September 2004. Be warned that this game is like a drug. You can't stop playing. ;)

Arimus and I are playing on test #8 server (Pacific Zone). Others will be joining this server to play together. So, please go there. We are elves so stay with Alliance group please if you want to be in the group as buddies! Here are the statistics for my current BuddyAnt character (Wowreader -- outdated). Everyone should run Wowreader OR Cosmoui.org with Thotbot, and upload their character statistics (registration required) so everyone can see. Please remember to take screen shots and share! Any funny, cool, etc. shots should be submitted to Blizzard like mine.

News:
11/8/2004 3:13 PM PST: FilePlanet says "Open Beta Keys are GONE!". :(

11/8/2004 6:13 PM PST: www.worldofwarcraft.com has the downloaders. If you already started downloading the client earlier, you can use the new v1.1 client to resume! New keys are not out yet at the moment. Stay tuned...

11/8/2004 8:29 PM PST: Sign Up is back! The cool part is you don't need to an unique key. The page says to use "BLIZRD-BETA-ONLINE-OPEN-PUBLIC". I guess the guys gave up. Space is limited for open beta so go now! ;)

11/10/2004 1:10 PM PST: Open beta sign up is closed.

11/11/2004 3:40 AM PST: Cosmos UI rocks if you wish to add buttons, change stuff, etc. It makes the game a lot funner! Ulic and Ant approve! Get the latest version (even if it is alpha).

11/17/2004 3:22 PM PST: Read the patch's changelog for the game. The patch came out.

11/17/2004 7:00 PM PST: Open beta ends tomorrow! See its Web site for details. :(

11/18/2004 7:18 PM PST: 8 PM PST.

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Name That Game -- Match The Game With The Sound Effect

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Play The Video Game Revolution's Name That Game to match the "old school" game (1980-1990s) with the sound effect. I only got 13 out of 18 (72%). Some of them were education guesses. :( Ahh, the good old games! :)

You only need about ten minutes to finish this game. Seen on Blue's News.

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Outrun 2 Flag Guy Easter Egg

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The Community at Large has a DivX video clip (3.5 MB) from the game, Outrun 2 (Japan). It's pretty funny. :)

Thanks Blue's News.

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Sometimes I feel like doing this when playing video games...

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Mousey gave me this funny cartoon so I decided to post it. I really do suck in multiplayer games. :(

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Mechanical Pong

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/. has a story on German folks making a mechanical ping pong game. Talk about amazing! There are photographs and a 7:06 minutes video documentary (German with English subtitles).

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Awful Arcade Machines -- Doctor images on Something Awful

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Something Awful has an Awful Arcade Machines! theme for its doctored images. Some are quite funny, bad, uncalled, etc.

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