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Doom. Does that date me? At least someone is dating
me! I think I've used that joke before on this website.
This is a 3D virtual reality game where, instead of
people, you offer "casual" office greetings to them as
pop up around your office. Turn a corner and the Xerox
says, "Ah supp?". You can return a "Not much," for
points, an "Ah supp?" in return, for a chagrinful 2 points, a "Good,
negative 2 points, or nothing at all before your time runs out, for a ball dropping negative 10 points. Time is, of course, limited, as you
navigate the office environment at top speed, avoiding
bosses, spilling coffee and shuffling papers from one pile
[JesusHChrist, Feb 04 2014]
For those working in the Shepherding Industry
Not everyone works in an office. [Zeuxis, Feb 06 2014]
What exactly was the sin of Onan?
[JesusHChrist, Feb 08 2014]
Ah, Dark Castle
[JesusHChrist, Feb 08 2014]
Charie Brooker: How Videogames Changed The World
You're not the only one that remembers Doom. [DrBob, Feb 09 2014]
||Ha, I'll consider this as a minigame
||I thought Minigame was the department in charge of
recreation in Orwell's 1984?
||Sounds like a very well disguised work at home scheme.
||Another feature would be a haptic glove that
allowed you to raise your hand in response-greeting
exactly to the same height as your passing office
mate raised their hand in greeting to you, as they
gave the, "ah supp?". Raise your hand higher than
theirs as you respond with your, "not much", and
lose self-esteem points, raise it to a lower degree
and gain confidence points but lose compliance
||Not dated enough. Let's have the Colossal Cave version.
||// Doom. Does that date me? //
||Yes, but it also dates the only other people who know how
badly it dates you (us). For such a legacy-heavy industry,
electronic gaming Seems to have a damned short memory.
That's an outsider's perspective, of course.
||I think most Quake'rs would know Doom as its predecessor; less, I imagine 'Castle Wolfenstein' as that one's.
||Does anyone remember Dark Castle? Lode Runner. More
recently, Kiki the
Nanobot? How about that old screensaver that was just
room after room? ...(crickets)
||The good thing about dating yourself is that you are always willing to come up and see your etchings at the end of the night.
||I'm constantly saying no to myself, just to keep the
||Wolfenstein, Dark Castle, Duke Nukem, all classics...but
somehow I yearn for a quadrant-based text-only collect-
everything- that-isn't-nailed-down RPG.
||// Ah, but do you remember when Duke Nukem was a 2D
sidescroller on MS-DOS? //
||Yes. That's the Duke Nukem I mean when I say 'Duke
||In my day, you were likely to be eaten by a Grue if it got too dark.