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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Glyph
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    Not too long ago I was talking to someone and we were trying to remember what this game was called. All we could remember was that it was terrible, and that the dragon looked like a duck.

    We eventually recalled its name.

    Boy that was a bad game.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Glyph
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      Terrible? What are you talking about, dude? It was *amazing*!Report

      • Avatar greginak in reply to Will Truman
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        Will, i can’t remember where you want suggestions for friday links sent. Directly to you or what?Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Will Truman
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        Good 2600 games:

        River Raid
        Pitfall
        Frogger (yeah, the graphics weren’t great but the gameplay was pretty consistent with the arcade)
        Defender
        Missile Command

        Hmm…nope, Adventure is definitely not on that list.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Glyph
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          The joy of Adventure was not “oh, this is good” as must as “imagine what is possible given that this is possible”.

          I admit to having beaten level one with my eyes closed at one point.

          It’s like ET. As much crap as it got, dang! Its reach exceeded its grasp. As failures go, I’d rather have noble ones.Report

        • Avatar dhex in reply to Glyph
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          yars revenge is better than all of them combined. respec’Report

          • Avatar Glyph in reply to dhex
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            I actually didn’t have that one. But the wikipedia gameplay description is a thing of beauty:

            The player controls an insect-like creature called a Yar who must nibble or shoot through a barrier in order to fire his Zorlon Cannon into the breach. The objective is to destroy the evil Qotile, which exists on the other side of the barrier. The Qotile can shoot at the Yar, even if the barrier is undamaged, by turning into the Swirl. The player is warned before the shot is fired, and he can retreat to a safe distance to dodge the enemy’s energy blast. The Yar can hide from a pursuing destroyer missile within a “neutral zone” in the middle of the screen, but the Yar cannot shoot while in the zone. The Swirl can kill the Yar anywhere, even inside the Neutral Zone.

            To destroy the Qotile or the Swirl, the player has to either touch the Qotile or eat a piece of the shield to activate the Zorlon Cannon, aim the cannon by lining up with the Qotile or Swirl, then fire the cannon and fly out of the way of the cannon’s shot.

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            • Avatar dhex in reply to Glyph
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              it’s magic and the sound fx are brilliant. i highly recommend it even now, which is not something i would say about any other 2600 game.

              unrelated but binding of isaac: afterbirth comes out oct 31.Report

        • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Glyph
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          Your list is a pathetic joke. Adventure aside, you don’t even have Chopper Commander on there.Report

  2. Avatar El Muneco
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    I checked back on the Out of the Park baseball site to see if there was a demo for their (gridiron) football game and found that it’s in limbo due to it being basically a one man project and the one man had health problems. They’re advertising for a replacement – for kicks I’m going to send a resume, but I expect that I’m overqualified (in terms of compensation expectation).

    XCOM 2 got pushed back to February, and Shadow Warrior 2 (with multiplayer co-op in the campaign!) is still “2016”. Jagged Alliance Flashback, which I kickstarted $125, is terrible.

    My English team got relegated to the old 4th division, so I dusted off the old (97-98) Championship Manager 3 to bring back the glory days, and am stuck in the “The Computer Is A Cheating Bastard” stage, and I don’t know if I have the fortitude to stick through it yet again.

    So, um, XCOM Long War? Go all-in on Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, or Total War? Start (the brilliant) Jagged Alliance 2 one last time to see if I can finally get through the last two sectors to finish the damn thing?Report

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