Saturday, January 10, 2009

Random hipness

I used to wear this game out.

10 comments:

Matt and Vince Spence said...

Fascinating...

KeWayne wanted me to remind you Motown turns 50 on Monday.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Nipsey wanted me to remind you he's overdue for a blowjob.

He likes it when you take your dentures out.

estiv said...

Arkanoids was the only arcade game I got good enough at to be able to play all the way to the end on a quarter. I'd like to say that this has made a difference in my life. It hasn't. The Easter Island head at the end was kind of cool though.

Undercover Black Man said...

I'd like to say that this has made a difference in my life. It hasn't.

Sure it has. All that time you spent playing, you could've been reading the Great Books.

:^D

In the early '90s when I was at the Washington Post, they had an Arkanoid machine in the cafeteria. Nice way to play hooky during work hours.

bklyn6 said...

I'm not familiar with it, but it looks like fun.

I LOVED Tetris! *swoon* It got to a point where I never began a game below level 15. Level 15 was crazy fast too. :-)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Tetris is one of my faves as well... though I never got near as good as you.

There's an old-school little hole-in-the-wall arcade here in Glendale, and I would occasionally drop in there on a stroll, spend a dollar or two.

They had Arkanoid and Tetris. But the Arkanoid paddle controller was always messed up, so I'd get my Tetris on instead.

My all-time fave, which I haven't seen in 25 years? Qix.

Although I did go through my Dig Dug and Q*bert phases. I'm grateful that my college years coincided with the golden age of arcade games. I remember when all these joints were brand new.

estiv said...

All that time you spent playing, you could've been reading the Great Books.

Funny you should say that, because the reason I was playing arcade games was to try to alleviate some of the stress of being in college. When I wasn't playing Arkanoids, or at work, or in class, I was reading Shakespeare, Dickens, Whitman, etc. So I got both anyway. It's why I'm rich. ;-)

Matt and Vince Spence said...

Undercover Black Man said...
^ Nipsey wanted me to remind you he's overdue for a blowjob.

He likes it when you take your dentures out.

January 10, 2009 5:44 PM
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Does this mean we are breaking up? Drat...

Matt and Vince Spence said...

I just checked. The Google blogspot "Undercover White Man" is available...

Dan Coyle said...

Man, you need a gallon of Diezapam to get anywhere with this. There are a billion variations on Breakout, but Arkanoid is the most beloved, and most freakishly addictive and hard.