View Full Version : God I'm getting old

Norm In Norman
10/17/2003, 10:25 AM
Link (http://www.egmmag.com/article2/0,4364,1338730,00.asp)

At least I now know why kids stay inside playing video games now and I played outside.

10/17/2003, 10:35 AM
Holy crap, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

I don't know which one was funnier:

Sheldon: Hey, why does it say Sears on the controller?

EGM: Sears sold it for Atari.

Andrew: Isn't Sears, like, a clothing company?

Becky: Sears makes everything. Actually, I've never been in there.


Tim: I would never pay to play something like this.

John: I'd sooner jump up and down on one foot.

Norm In Norman
10/17/2003, 10:38 AM
My favorite:

EGM: This game was so popular in Japan that—

John: They made it into a TV show?

EGM: Well, no. It was so popular that they ran out—

John: Oh, did they make collectible trading cards for it?

EGM: Um, no. It was so popular that there was a shortage of the coins used to play it.

John: But you can get this game on a cell phone. Why would you want to pay for it in an arcade?

Andrew: I've seen a game like this in the arcade, but it's tons faster.

Sheldon: …and it's in color.

Andrew: …and your spaceship looks more like a spaceship.

Nico: …and not like a little box.

10/17/2003, 10:39 AM
An 11 year olds comments on Donkey Kong

Oh, grab the umbrella. Those are cool. Unfashionable, gay, but cool.

10/17/2003, 10:44 AM
OMG, that is hysterical!

10/17/2003, 10:47 AM
Some of those words seem a bit suspicious for a 10-year-old...

My kids LOVE the old arcade games. Dig Dug, Pac Man, Galaga, etc...I think these brats are too picky.

10/17/2003, 10:49 AM
Andrew: The point of E.T. is to see how bad they can **** you off...

Nico: …before you turn it off.

Becky: Maybe another movie company that didn't want you to like E.T. made this game.

Andrew: Yeah, it was some sort of corporate sabotage.

Sheldon: Hurry, make him die!

Gordon: Please.

[E.T. finally dies—general clapping and hurrahs]

Seriously, I have tears running out of my eyes right now. I got a phone call from a guy in Wisconsin wanting to order some wheels and I could barely talk to him. I had to turn from the screen.

Norm In Norman
10/17/2003, 10:55 AM
i agree with them. ET was horrible. I never could figure out what to do or why I was playing the game.

10/17/2003, 10:58 AM
Freakin' websense . . .

10/17/2003, 11:32 AM
OMG! I'm crying!

Volume! A huge volume knob!

Make it stop!

10/17/2003, 11:35 AM
Kirk: I'm sure everyone who made this game is dead by now.

Little punk! :)

10/17/2003, 11:36 AM

King Crimson
10/17/2003, 11:37 AM
let those kids play Robotron and they'l be singing a different tune....


10/17/2003, 12:12 PM
Tim: My line is so beating the heck out of your stupid line. Fear my pink line. You have no chance. I am the undisputed lord of virtual tennis. [Misses ball] Whoops

fear my pink line.

that is SO my future siggy.

10/17/2003, 02:06 PM
I figured I was old when VH-1 said that the 80's was "Retro."

10/17/2003, 03:07 PM
Some of those words seem a bit suspicious for a 10-year-old...

My kids LOVE the old arcade games. Dig Dug, Pac Man, Galaga, etc...I think these brats are too picky.

Well, of course they do, Crawfish.

They're all deathly afraid if they go outside, you'll make 'em play on the Trampoline of Flying Death.


Seriously, glad the boy's about done with his cast. You should be happy it happened -- I don't think any boy can grow up right without a couple of casts along the way.

It's a natural part of development. Kids that don't break a limb or two are funny -- kinda fruity, even.

10/17/2003, 03:18 PM
That is the funniest thing I've seen this week, and that includes Norm and Czar's farks of each other.

10/17/2003, 03:21 PM
It's a natural part of development. Kids that don't break a limb or two are funny -- kinda fruity, even.

I've never had a cast, redstick. What's you got, girley-bones? ;)

10/17/2003, 05:21 PM
Can't believe they didn't make them play Pac-Man, Galaga, or Tron.

Oooh Ooooh. Joust!!!

Sh*t I remember in the early 90's a fellow that had something like 50 old arcade style games. He had Tron and wanted $100 for it. I couldn't afford it. Damn. Now those old arcade games are going for lotsa $$$$

10/17/2003, 05:23 PM
Well I finally got to see it . . . that's hilarious.

10/17/2003, 06:22 PM

10/17/2003, 06:25 PM
Holy crap, the part about the ET game is hysterical.

John: He's using his E.T. powers! What does this have to do with the movie? I don't remember the parts where E.T. falls into pits and makes his neck longer….

Kirk: Quit falling into the stupid pit, you piece of s***!

Tim: Can I stop now?

Brian: This controller's crap; you need to sit on top of the TV to play.

[An icon appears in the pit]

John: Yay! You got a…thing.

10/20/2003, 04:02 PM
I'm sure a lot of what these kids said was trying to sound cool for the article, but they sure did sound like punks.

Isn't it funny to think that these kids never stepped foot inside a real arcade, like they had in the '80s? They totally missed out on that experience.

10/20/2003, 04:20 PM
Brian: What's this supposed to be?

EGM: Football. It's one of the first great portable games.

Brian: I thought it was Run Away From the Dots.

John: I don't see how this has anything remotely to do with football.

EGM: Which team are you playing?

Kirk: The red lines.

Tim: They could've just as easily called this game anything—Baseball, Bowling, Escape From the Monsters.

EGM: Did you score?

Kirk: I bumped into a dot.

10/20/2003, 04:24 PM
Kirk: I'm sure everyone who made this game is dead by now.

10/20/2003, 04:46 PM
Making fun of that football game was interesting to read.
I will never forget all the hours I spent playing that EXACT game...

I'm still a dork that plays arcade football, just not as much as I would like to..

Now, where are these farks?

10/25/2007, 04:41 PM
I've busted out the SEGA to play TMNT with the 5 year old.

10/25/2007, 04:47 PM
This is Hilarious.

It is all very true,too.

Trust me, I would know :D ;)

EDIT: I didn't notice this thread was 4 years old :eek:

10/25/2007, 04:48 PM

OK, this is fun! I remember some of these commercials and the dude's comments to the side are pretty funny.

10/25/2007, 05:09 PM