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1 half of the culturedcast crew, I am known to some as a "cultured gamer". I plan to direct flicks eventually. I probably wouldn't be categorized as hardcore by some of you, since I detest all use of "1337" language.
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I've played many many games that have what seems like 100's of hours of replay value. However, the game I just seem to constantly be putting in and playing over and over is a game that had very little intent of replay value.

That would have to be Beyond Good & Evil. I mean, This game easily rivals zelda in it's epic proportions of adventure. Everything about this game mesmerizes me, from how it came about, to the final product.

Anyone who's played this game instantly knows what I'm talking about. The games grown it's own life over the year, with copies being lent from friend to friend to try to get the most people as possible to discover this game.

I really don't understand why ubisoft just doesn't take a chance, and put out Beyond Good & evil 2, I'd buy whatever system it was on. I hope surfergirl is right.







Tim Lefebvre
2:03 PM on 03.11.2008

I've played many many games that have what seems like 100's of hours of replay value. However, the game I just seem to constantly be putting in and playing over and over is a game that had very little intent of replay value.

That would have to be Beyond Good & Evil. I mean, This game easily rivals zelda in it's epic proportions of adventure. Everything about this game mesmerizes me, from how it came about, to the final product.

Anyone who's played this game instantly knows what I'm talking about. The games grown it's own life over the year, with copies being lent from friend to friend to try to get the most people as possible to discover this game.

I really don't understand why ubisoft just doesn't take a chance, and put out Beyond Good & evil 2, I'd buy whatever system it was on. I hope surfergirl is right.








So in my first post, I got alot of shit from alot of you for saying I dislike "1337" speak. There are several reason why I dislike it so much, while reading this, please keep an open mind and don't instantly say "he's a n00b haxxorz". You can go ahead and insult me, it proves nothing beyond the point that your a peasant. However, if you can go ahead and answer in an intelligent manner without a direct attack, then perhaps it would prove to me it isn't a total wasteland our generation.

The very reason I dislike "1337" speak, or any nerd language in general (lets throw kling-on in there just for the sake of it.) Is that as gamers, we are already looked down upon in society as being different, and the "outsiders". Now in more recent knowledge gamers in general have been more accepted, however, the "hardcore gamers" found a way to further alienate themselves from society with this "1337" speak thing.

Also, it makes anyone using it sound so uneducated and honestly, it makes it sound like your not gonna make it any further then your parents basement... unless you get lucky and find yourself a job at mcdonalds. I just can't imagine anyone that speaks "1337" speak have any sort of respectable career. Can you imagine this?

*ring*ring* (the phone rings)

1337 speaker picks it up .

1337 SPEAKER
Hello, thanks for calling n00b

CALLER
Um... ok? anyways, would you happen to have fries?

1337 SPEAKER
yez we doz

CALLER
... was that a yes?

1337 SPEAKER
n00b

CALLER
you just lost a sale.

1337 SPEAKER
pwnd


I mean, anyone that speaks "1337" definately gives away this sense that they just don't have any big plans for their lives. It's the equivalent of druggies from the 70's.

Just proves how much a teenage wasteland our generation thing, and I think it's something we shouldn't so openly be promoting.







Tim Lefebvre
10:54 AM on 03.10.2008

November 29th 1972: Atari's Pong was released, with it claiming to be the very first Video Game ever... or so they want you to believe.

Pong was a very simplistic game, 2 bars on each site, and a moving square... get the moving square by the bars to score a point. Rinse and repeat.



The thing that alot of people don't know about is the following... something people have been trying to hide for years:

Let's take us back to 1958, A man by the name of William Higginbotham wanted to try
and help people stop being bored at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. So he went forward and developped the worlds very first video game... what kind of television did it play on you ask? Well it didn't play on a TV, it played on an oscilloscope.

The game was named "Tennis for Two" (pictured left) and had a somewhat impressive interface for the first video game ever created. Already looked more realistic then pong did which appeared 14 years later.

So The next claim would be, yeah but the Atari was the first to commercialize a video gam... wrong again.


Say hello to Computer Space, released November 1971 by Nutting associates. It is the first widely distributed Arcade Game: 1500 units. It ultimately failed because people thought it was too hard. In the game you were a ship, and other ships would come around and shoot at you, you'd have to avoid by pressing certain buttons for thrusters, rotation etc. to escape the bullets.

So The very last claim they are holding on for for deal life is that Pong was the very first game you could bring home and plug into your tv to play... Wrong again!



Say hello to the Magnavox Odyssey, released may of 1972. 6 months before Atari's Pong Was Released for the Mass public. Now let me quote wikipedia for its game list... yes it played more then just pong:

* Analogic
* Baseball
* Basketball
*

Brain Wave
*

Cat & Mouse
*

Dogfight
*

Football
*

Fun Zoo
*

Handball
*

Haunted House
*

Hockey
*

Invasion
*

Interplanetary Voyage
*

Percepts
*

Prehistoric Safari
*

Roulette
*

Shooting Gallery
*

Shootout
*

Simon Says
*

Ski
*

Soccer
*

States
*

Submarine
*

Table Tennis
*

Tennis
*

Volleyball
*

Win
*

Wipeout

So I believe we now all know, that in fact, Pong did not do anything new, it was all done before... The conspiracy has been revealed!








Not entirely true, I'm perhaps 1 of the most important people to ever join this site. Besides the point though.

Even though I own my own blog, my own website, and my own podcast (culturedcast). I decided to join the dtoid community and post my opinions and such to a different audience.

I don't agree with many of the views, or people in general here, but hopefully we can band together, and perhaps find mutual grounds. I might post a few articles I've put up to my other blog, and write some exclusive content for here.

Hope you enjoy.