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1 What happened?? because I don't know, do you? on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:42 am


Admin I was doing really good on guitar hero. I was easily getting at least 4 stars on all of the medium songs and started playing some songs on hard. Now I can't play on EASY!!!! I've officially given up on the game, I've played maybe 2x in the past 2 weeks. I can't get my fingers to work right. It's weird. Only change is I take topamax, but can that cause hand/eye coordination changes? seems unlikely.. It's like my brain forgot how to play the game overnight

man of a million names

hmm... i'm not sure. maybe you're just getting old Razz JK

Jerry Graham

Yeah happens with me when im playing the Tekken 5, lol. I was ranked at butcher now im a measly black belt.


I haven't played in so long... I still can't find my stupid games. *pout* Crying or Very sad I bought a knockoff game and it really sucks... it works with the other guitars and drums, but not well and... just rawr. I really need to finish unpacking. I just hate doing it. We need to all get together one night or something and just.... effing chill with the guitars. We could rent some or something.

man of a million names

Wow, you guys all sound really old. I'm a super-infinity-awesome kickass/badass vid gamer. From Resident Evil to Grand Theft Auto, you give me a week to learn the controls, and if I haven't beaten it by then, then it's 1) a long game, and 2) a hard game. And definitely worth it. If I've given up, then the game sucks. Period. You guys sound like you really need some hand/eye coodination practice. A lot.

Can't really say I've done too much Guitar Hero/ Rock band work though, cause I don't have a Playstation 3 or 2, or an Xbox, but I'm working on it. And my school has a Wii, and if you haven't played them, its pretty kickass.


Old? please. Just because we're like twice your age and shit doesn't mean we can't kick your ass in some video games. I rock the world on guitar hero/rock band, along with Grand Theft Auto and quite a few other video games. Maybe I do prefer some of the old timer games. I have quite excellent hand/eye coordination, thank you very much. Before I lost my Rock Band/Guitar Hero collection, I was playing Expert on drums and Hard on guitar.... so don't give me none of that crap. And my son can run circles around you in GTA, and he's only 5!!! Razz

man of a million names

Wow. he shouldn't be playing that then. i have GTA chinatown wars and it's got words i didn't even know at his age. buncha drugs and all of that. which GTA is it though?

but you give me a week to learn the controls, and i will SERIOUSLY kick his ass. specially in kills. oh, man, GTA ChW, I kick COMPLETE ass. I'm pretty sure my kills are in the hundred millions, unless my brother erased my file. he's been playing it, so i haven't had much time with it, but DAMN i was good. And I got it at the beginning of the summer. maybe midsummer... So how fast do you usually get 6*?


lol... We've got GTA III, Vice City and IV. He plays IV and he's usually more interested in the cars than anything... but being Mr. autistic and all, once he learned how to use the cheat codes and all, he quickly learned how to use weapons and start killing and blowing stuff up. We had to put the kabash on it. It was getting disturbing some of the stuff he was doing and then laughing about it.... we had multiple discussions about pretend and reality, don't know if he got it or not.

Actually, we had to take away all of his video games recently because he was turning into a zombie and a maniac any time we told him it was time to turn them off.

I can get to 6* in about 2 seconds flat... just use the cheat code to spawn a helicopter and fly my ass out of area. Razz Actually, I've never finished a single one of them because I'm severely ADD or whatever and get distracted easily. That and I don't have too much free time to play video games. I got the closest to finishing Vice City, but that's it. Usually, I get distracted with it and use it for stress relief and use it for killing sprees more than anything else. Sick, yes. That's my sadistic side showing, I guess.

We haven't had GTA IV too long though, I keep trying to play that so I can get all the way through, but I only get an hour here and there to play after the boy goes to bed, being a mom and housewife and all. Yeah, that growing up stuff isn't all it's cracked up to be. Wink

Dr. Ron

Dr. Ron
All of this is rather interesting; I grew up with listening to really cool radio shows like The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and others. The first computer I heard about was done by the US Govt which had old radio type tubes connected with wires and was layed out in a large warehouse. This first system was watched 24 hours a day and on one night shift an employee notice the system shut down because a moth landed on a wire between two tubes causing the system to shut down (a short so to speak). In his log book he wrote, "The system shut down, there was a bug in the system." That is where the term "There's a bug in the system." comes from. Interesting. However I once ordered a special ring from The Long Ranger series...three Cheeiro box tops, 25 cents and six weeks later I got my secret Silver Bullet ring which you pull off the back piece and look (in the dark) and see all kinds of sparks, movements, etc. It's a wonder we all did not go blind with whatever that was in those rings. Wish I had one now. Dr. Ron


Ah, yes Dr. Ron, thank you for putting us all in perspective. We are definitely very fortunate to have the things and technology we have today.

I had never heard the story about the "bug in the system" before, that's really interesting, thanks for that little bit of trivia.

I do recall my childhood, the progression of computers and technology... it's amazing how fast it moves. I remember my dad programming his Commodore 64 to have "educational" games for my sister and I to learn spelling and mathematics, they were pretty cool, if not a bit basic by today's standards... They had those huge floppy discs and everything. I remember really having a ball with it. (I would have been about 6 or so at the time) But my dad has always been big on technology, and as long as I can remember he's always had the latest technology and computers on hand, so I've always been able to learn and grow with it... which is pretty cool. To me, at least, as well as for today's job industry.

As far as those cool toys that came with the cereals and cracker jack boxes... yeah, my mom has quite the collection of the old "antiques" as it were like that... And you really do have to wonder how they made those things, what they put in them and if they ever did any harm to children.

We found a very old Cracker Jack box "toy" in my husband's grandfather's effects after he passed away in 2003 (he'd be 104 if he were still alive today), along with several genuine silver dollars from the late teens and early twenties, and other rather intriguing and rare finds.

The toy though was supposed to tell your mood by how the paper curled in your hand as you left it there in your palm. It was so flimsy because of its age, nearly crumbly, but it still worked, according to its directions. So cool. Smile

man of a million names

Wow. We've gone from a video game discussion to a tech. history class Smile

But that IS interesting. I never knew thats how the term 'bug' got into use, either. hmm...

And in my childhood, to tell the truth, everything's been pretty much the same. cell phones that do everything, TVs (and cable at that), video game consoles, etc. I guess you guys are lucky to be older. although, I do wonder what amazing technologies will be created when i'm in my 70s or 80s or what not. they'll have flying cars, probably...

as far as the food box toys go, i was never very interested in them, as they were always too cheap and primitive to do anything with. I really didn't see any logic in playing with them, since I had so many better toys. i'm not sure, but that may or may not be somewhat 'aspian' (see, that's the kind of usage of the word i was talking about. using that instead of 'autistic' or 'asperger-ish' or something a little less accurate or makeshift).


I'm with you Chris..with there not being much logic with playing with toys that do nothing. When I was a kid, I did play with dolls *not barbies* but most of my play consisted of making forts outside, training lizards as I thought, climbing tree's, pretty much anything outside. I think it has to do with the fact I was a tomboy LOL. I don't know, playing outside was fun. I didn't really get into video games until I got my first Nintendo.. but I only played on weekends. I still have it by the way =D


Kim, same with me... My parents actually had a fairly strict "No video games" policy. We had an old Colecovision/Atari from the early 80's that we got out once in a blue moon, but aside from that, my only gaming experience was limited to when I was babysitting at a house or at a friend's who had the systems. I, like you, mostly climbed the tree outside the house, skateboarded, rode my bike, played at the park... etc. I had fake transformer cars to play with on rainy days, horror books to read... you get the idea. Wink

In fact, as a teenager, about 16 or so, I was pulled over (while on a bike!!) by a cop because I was out bike riding early in the morning and he thought me to be a runaway or something. I was just out riding my bike before school... because I enjoyed it. I thought it rather amusing.

At any rate, my first system I bought was a Nintendo 64 in '98 or '99 after I'd moved out of my parents' house and in with my boyfriend. It pretty much all rolled downhill from there.


haha.. I bet that cop felt stupid. I forgot to add the skateboard.. I still have one although I"m sure I'd break something if I rode it too far, I still get on it in the driveway once in a while. Chris can skate pretty good though; but the last time we were at a skate park and it he ended up with some stitches in his knee, it was about 11pm, dark, and he went down a pretty steep ramp. Riding your bike before school huh. What time did you get up? I was barely awake in 1st period.


Let's just say I had a job on the weekends that I had to be there by 5 AM for... I was a morning gal, my parents conditioned me that way. So when that cop pulled me over, it was probably before 6 AM. lol... Definitely pre-sunrise. But "since I had all proper lights, reflectors and identification" he had to let me go. He was so silly. I had a backpack on, but the only thing in it was a towel and my CD player. I would have gladly shown him if he asked.

I haven't been on a skateboard in forever, but it's not like I was a trickster or anything. I used it mostly to get from point a to point b and to just mess around. I just liked to play. Smile I had one that was black and orange and had Friday the 13th stuff all over it and glowed in the dark... so cool. I think my parents still own that, it's just not rideable anymore. More as a keepsake, ya know?


man of a million names wrote:And in my childhood, to tell the truth, everything's been pretty much the same. cell phones that do everything, TVs (and cable at that), video game consoles, etc. I guess you guys are lucky to be older. although, I do wonder what amazing technologies will be created when i'm in my 70s or 80s or what not. they'll have flying cars, probably....

Chris, I meant to comment on this, again it kind of made me giggle and it showed my age a bit... I remember that my dad was one of the first on the cell phone "bandwagon" as it were. I remember that phone... It had cruddy reception because there weren't nearly as many towers as there are today and the charges were so insane that he really only used it for emergencies and business calls when he was out. (No real plans, only charged by the minute) I remember that I was running errands one day for my parents (I would have been 16 or 17, so that's 95 or 96) and I got to "hold" it for the day. I put that sucker on my belt and I thought I was just the coolest sucker on the planet. lol....

The rage in high school for our generation was pagers. I convinced my parents at 16 or 17 since I was out a lot at work and with my boyfriend that I should get one so they could always get a hold of me (yeah... I just wanted to look cool). It worked, I got me a pager. So I had a pager from then until about 2000 or so when I bought my first cell phone 'cause I worked at a store where I could get a discount and I've had one ever since. But see, I don't use my phone for internet, gaming, special ringtones, pictures, movies, texting, etc. I use it for phone calls. Period. I just don't understand why you need a phone do do all that other stuff... Call me old school. But then, I was always a computer geek but never even had internet or email until I was 22 (for those keeping track, that's 2001) because I thought that it was stupid too for the longest time... I mean, come on... what were libraries for anyway? And now look at me... I'm an internet addict.

man of a million names

Technology keeps gettin better and better. its the shit.

back to vid games. ever to any online gaming?


About the only online game I play is Mafia Wars from Facebook... that's really about it. Never really got into the online gaming much.


Mobsters, Heroes, Farmville *lol*, then of course those are fun. I just quit mobsters because it was getting boring

man of a million names

Oh, hey, kim, there's some really kickass games on and
on armor games, i reccommend bubble tanks 2 first off.
reeeally fun Smile

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