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Old 11-10-1999, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question Existential Chocolate Marmots

This post has nothing to do with tundra rodents. Live with it.

I have a confession to make. I'm not really a video game player.

Don't get me wrong...I have a Nintendo 64, and I play two video games on it much of my free time. I've spent hours flying around Rogue Squadron and Pilot Wings (another 64 game, for any who haven't seen it), and enjoy it enough to visit this website daily just to talk about it. I suppose that makes me a video game player of sorts...but I just can't get into other types of games.

I've watched others play the many incarnations of Mario Brothers and company, and all the silly "character jumping around" games that overstimulate many modern children. The racing games (except Pod Racers, which I liked) just don't excite me all that much, since there are enough REAL obstacles with the drivers in my town. The fighting games I don't get at all--why not get the equipment, find a sparring partner and try it for real (in a safe context, that is)? But FLYING games...!

I always wanted to be a pilot. The only problem is...I'm afraid of flying. Is that crazy, or what? My solution came when I discovered Pilot Wings, a flight simulator for the 64. I spent months flying the gyrocopter, learning the ins and outs of video flight. When Rogue Squadron came out, I just HAD to get it...I'd wanted to be Luke Skywalker when I was a little kid, after all!

So, I'm wondering; taking my reasons for liking this kind of game into consideration, are there any other games for the 64 that my fellow video game players can recommend I try? I'm getting tired of two games I've already found.

Note: I do intend to set up my PC to play XWA some day. Right now I'm looking for N64 games I might like...

Thanks a bunch! You guys are swell.

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Old 11-10-1999, 11:43 AM   #2
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My heavens, how disapointing. I was all primed to discuss the benefits of edible rodentia and all I read is a confessional. Well young Imladil not being much of a gamer is not a sin. It is, however, shameful. Tsk, tsk.
*wagging finger*
The problem as I see it is that you are trying to find satisfying games on the wrong platform. Trash that old N64 and go to your local software store and check out some of the cool titles for the PC. Some of my pics would include Age of Empires II Age of Kings, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Quake2, and perhaps Homeworld. In any event I would also suggest that you run to church and pray for forgiveness. Everyone knows that God loves gamers!

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Old 11-29-1999, 10:08 PM   #3
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I'm dissapointed in you, Imaldi, for 2 reasons:

1. You play N64.
2. I wanted to hear about Tundra Rodents.

However, you may go to Little Priest (Who you'll hear from soon) and confess to him!!!


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Old 12-01-1999, 04:53 AM   #4
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Hmmm...I wouldn't want to confess anything to a priest (I'm perfect ), but I have been wanting to expose myself to religion...

??? ???

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Old 12-01-1999, 12:04 PM   #5
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Will there be an admission at your unveiling Imladil? A cover charge as it were?

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Old 12-01-1999, 04:21 PM   #6
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Better 'fess up pretty quickly, imaldi, or I'll have to DARN YOU TO HECK! (For only 15 minutes, of course)

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Old 12-01-1999, 05:23 PM   #7
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Lightbulb

Stuffing a dollar bill in a parking meter will freeze time forever.

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Old 12-02-1999, 05:30 PM   #8
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Uhm, you were misinformed, Imladil.

I've just spent the past three hours doing just that. Twelve parking meters, to boot.

Wanna tell me WHY, if that were true, I am now $12 and 3 hours poorer?! Hunh?!

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Old 12-02-1999, 07:53 PM   #9
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Well, Lieutenant...

Each time you did so, you DID freeze time. You also, of course, froze time for your own perception as well, so you and the rest of us were completely unaware of what happened. Actually, by stopping time like that, you brought a line of quantum causality (an entire space/time continuum of its own) screeching to a halt, effectively ending the universe!

Each time you stuffed a dollar bill into the parking meter, you destroyed a whole universe! reality, of course, continues in parallel universes like this one...unless some fool stuffs another bill in the meter.

TWELVE whole universes, Lieutenant! This is what happens when folks with spare change play with reality. See what you've done?

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Old 12-03-1999, 12:26 AM   #10
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Your real name wouldn't be Douglas Adams, would it?

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Old 12-03-1999, 02:26 AM   #11
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Nope...I'm totally unfamous, I'm afraid.

I read his books when I was a kid, though. I suppose I could definitely consider him an influence.

I've always found his sense of--HOLY CRAP! Pirates!

All hands on deck! Heave to and prepare to be boarded...! This is NOT a drill!


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Old 12-03-1999, 02:31 AM   #12
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Good heavens man are you okay?

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Old 12-03-1999, 02:31 AM   #13
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Arrrrrr!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Ye'll be sleepin' in Davey Jones' locker tonight, for certain!

Mister Smee--give them a shot across the bow!

BOOM! (Whizzzz--!)

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Old 12-03-1999, 02:35 AM   #14
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I'm fine, Batman, if we can just get the ship out of this!

Take the helm, man! I'm going up in the rigging to taunt them with silly faces!

Too bad this is a sailing vessel. If we had a space radio, we could call in spacefighter support. Don't suppose you have one on that fancy belt of yours?

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Old 12-03-1999, 02:45 AM   #15
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Stand at bay sir! If I can just remove this poodle...
PLOOOP!
Much better.
Bring all guns to bear. Engineering, divert all power to the hamster drive. Helm, hard to port. Galley, another round of clam juice cocktails. Double time!

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Old 12-03-1999, 03:02 AM   #16
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That's the spirit, boys! More cognac on the poopdeck! Bring her about and let the fiends see how many cannons we have! HA-hah-hah! We'll be abusing the villagers in the King's court tonight or feeding the fishies! No hope for the weak!

Let's not turn on those fifty gigawatt football stadium lights until the last second! It's the LAST thing they'll expect...

Steady...steady...

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Old 12-03-1999, 03:04 AM   #17
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Arrr, mateys! The lilly-livered poodle children think they have a CHANCE do they? Arr, we'll wait till they're broadside, then RAM them with--

AAAAUUUGGGGGHH! AAAUUGGH! The lights! The lights! I'm blind!

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Old 12-03-1999, 03:08 AM   #18
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FIRE ALL CANNON!

*Boom!* (Fire, sparks, wood flying, etc.)

Mu-haw-haw-haw! No more pirates tonight, fellas! Good work. Now we can sip cognac on deck in peace...and let's get that treasure littering the deck cleared up!

Ah, how the screams of the drowning fill me with a sense of inner peace...

(Kidding. Drinking while sailing is dangerous and illegal. So is piracy. )

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Old 12-03-1999, 07:23 AM   #19
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Smile

Hello.

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Old 12-03-1999, 08:16 PM   #20
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Not funny, Little Vader. not funny at all. can it. now.

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Old 12-04-1999, 12:14 AM   #21
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Yeah.
What Cracken said. It wasn't funny the first six times, and it ain't funny now!

Now look what you did; you've completely ruined the fun-filled atmosphere of this thread!
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Old 12-06-1999, 12:49 PM   #22
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No kidding.

Geez, I sat bolt upright so FAST when I saw that just now, I gave myself whiplash.


Definitely just had <u>my</u> "rude-and-supremely-uncool-awakening-type-thingy" for this month...

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Old 12-06-1999, 02:29 PM   #23
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Guilo, I guess it was that time, eh?

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Old 12-07-1999, 06:14 AM   #24
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Well...if "Little Imladi" pops up, I'll have to call him a liar and demand proof or something...

My recipe for Banzai Teriyaki Chicken stir fry: Make up a nice rub with fresh serrano chilis and onions pureed with olive oil and worcestershire sauce. Rub a chicken breast before broiling; when done cut in strips lengthwise. Stir fry with teriyaki sauce and any veggies you choose, serve over basmati rice (I know the basmati is out of place...it's MY recipe, so live with it! ).

It's important to have sake on hand when preparing this recipe, just to inspire the "banzai" part. I encourage the use of fire, knives and alcohol in close proximity...but I'm a professional, and do so only under insurance coverage.

So when do we have annual RS pilot ace awards? I'm planning on bombing the stands with a Y-wing...

"Skywalker! What are you doing--?!?"

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