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Random Encounters => Everything Else => Topic started by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 04:07:58 pm

Title: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 04:07:58 pm
Does Sears even sell video games? If not, I'm just assuming that that is the point of the joke.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Zefrid on March 17, 2005, 04:47:02 pm
I saw some really crappy games at Sears once.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 04:48:26 pm
Sears is like the really sad suburban gamer's gaming store.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 05:03:21 pm
I would have imagined that the best thing that they had, if anything, would be something about a decade old.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Clayface on March 17, 2005, 05:48:51 pm
im suburbin, :'( but i never bought a game from sears
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 06:13:41 pm
Oh they have new games...they're all just marked up by like ten dollars. And only suburban kids who can have their mothers buy the games can afford it.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: legameboy on March 17, 2005, 06:19:57 pm
I used to buy certain games at CostCo. They were a lot cheaper there, if you happened to stumble upon the one you wanted.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 06:20:36 pm
I've done that a couple times. For the most part they have brand new games and all the greatest hits games. :P No semi-new games or anything.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 17, 2005, 06:21:49 pm
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Oh they have new games...they're all just marked up by like ten dollars. And only suburban kids who can have their mothers buy the games can afford it.

And that is what makes it funny!

Keep posting (but don't post just any old thing) but your "tag" will continue to change and update. Right now all of the references are from the very early days of gaming (70s, very early 80s) and few others mixed in. The more you post, the closer you'll get to games of "today".

So keep posting and see if you can get all the references (3-D Tic-Tac-Toe anyone?)
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 06:22:44 pm
Yes. Warehouse retailers tend to have a fairly good selection of games. Better than Sears, at least.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 06:23:40 pm
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Oh they have new games...they're all just marked up by like ten dollars. And only suburban kids who can have their mothers buy the games can afford it.

And that is what makes it funny!

Keep posting (but don't post just any old thing) but your "tag" will continue to change and update. Right now all of the references are from the very early days of gaming (70s, very early 80s) and few others mixed in. The more you post, the closer you'll get to games of "today".

So keep posting and see if you can get all the references (3-D Tic-Tac-Toe anyone?)
I wonder if anyone will become known as "Master Chief"
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 06:24:50 pm
Thats the insult tag I guess? I wouldn't want to be known as Master Chief.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 06:27:22 pm
The point is that Halo 2 is probably the newest, most popular game out there.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: legameboy on March 17, 2005, 06:29:05 pm
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...(3-D Tic-Tac-Toe anyone?)

That game causes insta-nausea. ;_;
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 06:30:05 pm
I'm going to say that Halo 2 has lost almost all of its popularity. Some people still play it online but Bungie's X-Box Live count has gone down exponentially.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 06:31:00 pm
You have a point there. A lot of the buzz about it has seemed to die down.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 17, 2005, 06:31:46 pm
Yeah, you're not hearing about it every four seconds anymore. The Halo 2 and Half-Life 2 buzz has finally freaking died out.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 17, 2005, 06:36:18 pm
We have been saved from drowning in senseless babble!!

Steve: Good idea in waiting a while after those two games came out to start this site.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 17, 2005, 07:05:37 pm
Well ... I actually used to be called "Master Chief" at work (100% true).

BUT that had nothing at all to do with Halo. It was a reference from the movie "GI Jane" ;D. Some of my employees liked to call me that ... and I didn't mind.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Clayface on March 17, 2005, 08:12:08 pm
yes yes yes, all hail gorden freeman ,   (hl2) one of the best games out to date, and its mods are gonna be better
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 18, 2005, 07:00:49 pm
Steve: Would you respond to "Master Chief"?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 19, 2005, 08:36:58 am
Also: Would you respond to "Master Chef"?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 08:44:59 am
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Steve: Would you respond to "Master Chief"?

Sure.

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Steve: Would you respond to "Master Chef"?

Sure, I love Iron Chef. But my wife is the "Master Chef" in the family -- she knows more about food and chefs than I do about video games ... scary.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Mika Ears on March 19, 2005, 08:51:54 am
Disturbing. O_o
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 10:12:51 am
I didn't think it possible for someone to know more about something than Steve knows about video games. Watch this.

Steve: In what year was the original Final Fantasy released?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 10:14:19 am
How about "The Chairman"? and I think you need to eat peppers to be called that.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 01:43:33 pm
Ok Steve, you lost me. What the heck is Akalabeth?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 01:45:13 pm
The first flop in the video game industry?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 01:46:12 pm
That reminds me. Is Dune II mentioned at all?
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 01:46:47 pm
I haven't seen it yet.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 01:47:45 pm
If it isn't, it should be. It pioneered one of my two favorite genres. (RTS)
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 01:57:10 pm
I've got no idea what this Akalabeth is so I don't know what time periond i'm in, he said 500 posts was like the 80's
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 02:00:03 pm
It could be something like a more basic version of an old arcade game, perhaps.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 02:12:25 pm
*psst* I haven't bothered to go look and see what it is, I've been to engrossed in the forums.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 02:13:13 pm
OK. I'll google it. Or search for it on 1Up's gamefinder. Or both.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 02:14:31 pm
All 1up says is that it's an old PC game.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 02:15:40 pm
Seems to be a very old game made with Basic, the first one using reusable tiles, kind of an adventure rpg by the looks.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 02:19:50 pm
Google: I have found a site...

Name:        Akalabeth
Publisher:    Origin
Developer:  Richard Garriott
Platform:     DOS
Year:          1979
Graphics:     CGA
Sound:        Beeper

Description:  Akalabeth: World of Doom is the predecessor for the Ultima series by Richard Garriot. It was originally an Apple IIe program, converted to PC for the Ultima Collection and the upcoming Ultima IX: Ascension. Walking around and inside all of Mondain's dungeons, Akalabeth has you rooting out critters and visiting the Lord British's castle.

Source:  http://www.gamingdepot.com/g/Akalabeth
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 02:44:21 pm
Akalabeth was Richard Garriott's (Lord British) first computer game. Heh, if you had trouble with that one then you better try to find some good video game history web sites because there are a lot more where that came from!
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Clayface on March 19, 2005, 02:55:05 pm
alright
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 05:51:16 pm
Note to self: Watch Icons more often.
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: legameboy on March 19, 2005, 09:23:10 pm
Icons? You did not just say Icons...

Curse G4 and every single ****in' show that took over and ruined the best channel ever created. G4 can **** m-...

I hate G4. >:(
Title: Re: Buys Video Games at Sears
Post by: Scipion on March 21, 2005, 08:06:35 pm
Hurray! I love Battlezone!