How Video Games Changed The World

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by RetroBob » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:18 am

DPrinny wrote:Like how every time you say "Robocop" you get a nice little message from someone
Eh?
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by jimmyjimjim » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:33 am

Really enjoyed the show. Although it was a list of 25 games that changed the world, they managed to squeeze many other games in too. I can understand the omission of racing games, FIFA games and even Sonic the Hedgehog. They've all played a big part in shaping the videogame industry, but I don't think they've changed the world in any way. It was nice to see some less mainstream games on it too - Night Trap, Hover Bovver, Chuckie Egg. It did get me thinking about what other games I would have included that changed the world. Pokémon perhaps, and maybe some social network game - something like Farmville, Candy Crush. I just find it fascinating how people find themselves helping out old schoolfriends with their farm, café, treasure island, whatever, via Facebook, but probably don't interact with them in any other way. I suppose Twitter was the step up from that, and its inclusion in the show did make me think that it really is like a game. For some, it's a sort of popularity game, with people who are seriously into it obsessing about how many followers they have, how many retweets they get, planning the content of their next tweet as if they are planning their next move in a video game. It's like a text-based version of Second Life, Runescape and the like.

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by DPrinny » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:37 am

RetroBob wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Like how every time you say "Robocop" you get a nice little message from someone
Eh?
If you are on Twitter give it a try

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by merman » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:20 am

Thought it was OK. The only trouble is that we won't get more games programming on TV and in five years time we'll be fobbed off with another history of video gaming programme...
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by RetroBob » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:45 am

DPrinny wrote:
RetroBob wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Like how every time you say "Robocop" you get a nice little message from someone
Eh?
If you are on Twitter give it a try
Lol ok will do!
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by rossi46 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:44 am

Nothing happens
Thoughts and prayers.

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:07 am

rossi46 wrote:Nothing happens
Forget it.

Get off the comp, stand in front of a mirror and say Candyman five (or was it three) times in a row. And then try and sleep :lol:

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by Megamixer » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:54 am

Only caught the end with the final five games and thought "meh". The best thing I saw in the ten minutes or so that I saw was roughly 3 seconds of Doom.
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by The Laird » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:20 pm

I was really looking forward to this not only for the gaming but also because it was done by the brilliant Charlie Brooker. However I found it very disappointing indeed, some of the game choices were very strange indeed and there were a lot of historical/factual mistakes. Meh.

Missed opportunity.

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by DPrinny » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:41 pm

rossi46 wrote:Nothing happens
Maybe its just me then.

ID BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!!

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by gman72 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:59 pm

There was a line that he used in one of his links that went something like... "those that I wont refer to as the titted gender." and I just thought that's so kind of not needed in a show about games and is sort of immature and puerile and only serves to enforce the stereotypes that many hold about gamers in the first place, but hey maybe im over thinking it. :D
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by RetroBob » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:14 pm

DPrinny wrote:
rossi46 wrote:Nothing happens
Maybe its just me then.

ID BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!!
Yeag that guy seems to do that a lot!
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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by DPrinny » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:42 pm

RetroBob wrote:
DPrinny wrote:
rossi46 wrote:Nothing happens
Maybe its just me then.

ID BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!!
Yeag that guy seems to do that a lot!
Theres one or two other hidden phrases,

See it is like a game, hidden stuff

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by samhain81 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:13 pm

The programme was terrible

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Re: How Video Games Changed The World

Post by Mayhem » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:25 pm

The Laird wrote:I was really looking forward to this not only for the gaming but also because it was done by the brilliant Charlie Brooker. However I found it very disappointing indeed, some of the game choices were very strange indeed and there were a lot of historical/factual mistakes. Meh.
I didn't spot anything untoward apart from arguing about the first female gaming icon being Lara Croft (when it was Samus Arun probably), but... elaborate?
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