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Yesterday was the twelfth anniversary of the release of the shareware edition of Duke Nukem 3D. It seems like only yesterday I was running around in DWANGO playing that one. Okay, recalling DWANGO's clunky DOS interface it may not actually seem like yesterday, but it sure doesn't feel like a dozen years ago.

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13. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 22:51 nin
 
PS 3 more posts until I'm not even remotely a quarter away from nin's count...


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12. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 22:45 Enahs
 
PS 3 more posts until I'm not even remotely a quarter away from nin's count...

If I had a little more info about the database, it would be trivial to make a GreaseMonkey script to display everyones post count above their name as a ratio of their post counts to nins! heh



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11. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 19:11 Dan =0)
 
Anyone use dogpile?

Only about five times, all during college.

Dan =0)

PS 3 more posts until I'm not even remotely a quarter away from nin's count...
 
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10. Re: Wow Blue.. Jan 29, 2008, 18:14 Cutter
 
Holy shitballs! Thinking of Dwango brings back memories alright.

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9. No subject Jan 29, 2008, 15:33 xXBatmanXx
 
Anyone use dogpile? I always thought that was funny....I always use google....back in the day....hmmmm, I don't even remember.....Gopher was probably one I used a lot (U of M....Minnesota for you who don't know), InfoSeek and AltaVista seem to pop in my head.....

/edit: ah here we go, this will jog some memories...did for me, and I was partially correct.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine

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we go where eagles dare........

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8. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 15:32 Dan =0)
 
Lycos is more a portal now than anything, and WebCrawler appears to have become more of an aggregate search engine, tying together several other engines (Google, Ask.com, etc.) at once... so I suppose WC is effectively "dead" as a stand-alone.

Also, um, I hate to admit, but *raises hand* hi, I'm Dan =0), and I was an AOL user up until around 1997 when at home.

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7. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 14:28 Jim
 
I didn't really get into the online gaming arena much (dialup or otherwise) until I hit college, except for a two-week course at WPI (between sophomore and junior years in high school) in the summer of 1994 where a group of students and I played DOOM. Webcrawler was introduced to me at WPI, as well Lycos. Yahoo? A mere search engine rather than a full-out busy-looking portal.

Netscape was "the bomb" back then, too. Running on Windows 3.11.

I remember Webcrawler. It was the search engine I used most frequently in those days. Lycos? Are they not still around? And yeah, Yahoo was "just" a directory search. The first time I got a message from someone with a "hotmail" account I thought it was pr0n spam.

Also during that era, daily visits to ftp.cdrom.com to see what new demos were out, and of course, USEnet was where most of my time on the net was spent in those days.

 
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6. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 14:21 JohnBirshire
 
Yesterday was the twelfth anniversary of the release of the shareware edition of Duke Nukem 3D

I agree Blue, I have fond memories of playing Duke Nukem 3D. My friends and I used to run up huge phone bills calling each other long distance via modem to play. *The only online networks back then you could play Duke on were Kali or TEN, and some other service, but it sucked with everybody having 4800 baud modems at that time with pings in the 100s.* You could actually play it over the phone line with a direct connect with no lag whatsoever.

I don't think any other FPS has come close to the otherworldly fun of playing Duke Nukem 3D. There were dozens of maps, a wide variety of weapons including freeze rays, trip bombs, standard weapons like machine guns, shotguns, etc. Not to mention roids, pipe bombs, holograms, etc. I've thought about getting two 486 computers and playing it LAN against people to this day. It's too bad evolving technology makes it hard to play classics. Even with programs like Dosbox it is still almost impossibly difficult.

One of these days Duke Nukem Forever will come out and we can relive some of those moments, but if I held my breathe I would have died 10 years ago.

 
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5. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 14:15 JohnBirshire
 
I miss daily logons to the BBS' and playing TW and Red Dragon.

You are old school!

 
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4. No subject Jan 29, 2008, 11:56 xXBatmanXx
 
...down that lane....

I miss daily logons to the BBS' and playing TW and Red Dragon.

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3. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 11:37 Dan =0)
 
I didn't really get into the online gaming arena much (dialup or otherwise) until I hit college, except for a two-week course at WPI (between sophomore and junior years in high school) in the summer of 1994 where a group of students and I played DOOM. Webcrawler was introduced to me at WPI, as well Lycos. Yahoo? A mere search engine rather than a full-out busy-looking portal.

Netscape was "the bomb" back then, too. Running on Windows 3.11.

Memories.....

Dan =0)


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2. No subject Jan 29, 2008, 11:17 Mr. Tact
 
I'm sorry, where are the DWANGO links?

It was great at the time.
 
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1. Wow Blue.. Jan 29, 2008, 11:14 The Half Elf
 
It seems like 12 years ago when you bring up DWANGO

*and for nin*
WII SUCKS!

 
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