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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 03:51 PM

It All Started With Pong...

...clear back in the 1950s.

In 1958, to be precise. Well, the Atari version came out fourteen years later, but all those computer engineers... they STARTED IT!!

Personally, I blame the amount of time it used to take to compile your programs and punch the tape. The computer guys weren't even allowed to smoke in the computer room back then, they had to do SOMETHING.

A mere sixty years... three generations... later, we're mowing each other down in Wal-Marts and nightclubs, yep.

A slippery slope indeed.



Do these people ever even LISTEN to themselves?

Dayum...

disgustedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. I remember staying up to the early A.M. for a bit of time on the 256 X 256 pixel graphics terminal.

Fucked me up forever, it did.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:16 PM

2. I remember when Doom and Mortal Kombat first came out and they were making the same argument.

And how stupid the argument was then. Sad to think that, 25 years later, we're still in the same circular firing squad.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 04:51 PM

3. It was the Magnavox Odyssey that sent me 'round the bend.

That Squash game! I could never remember which paddle was mine!!!

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