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12. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 13:29 HorrorScope
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 23:47:
Ha! This got me bouncing around related wiki pages, from The Golden Age of Arcade Video Games:

In 1982, the arcade video game industry's revenue in quarters was estimated at $8 billion surpassing the annual gross revenue of both pop music ($4 billion) and Hollywood films ($3 billion) combined that year. It also exceeded the revenues of all major sports combined at the time, earning three times the combined ticket and television revenues of Major League Baseball, basketball, and American football, as well as earning twice as much as all the casinos in Nevada combined.

Amazing, simply stunning.

Yah that is pretty amazing. I may have known some of that then, but things forgotten over time. Man they sucked quarters out of us at an alarming rate. It would be great if there was someway, game/tech combined that would make at least part of that scene comeback, just good times being social in that way.
 
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11. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 11:35 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 09:14:
Creston wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 09:11:
Funny how there's not a peep out of all the "NOLAN BUSHNELL CAN NEVER GET AN AWARD HE WAS A MONSTER OMG" crowd now.

Was there a single person here who felt that way?

Oh my bad, I didn't specifically mean here, I meant in the wide ranges of the internet where all this fucking whining initially came from.

They may be making peeps. At least one is in that article.
But they never had wide support, because most people saw through the fact that no one complaining was involved, and no one involved was complaining.

Again, when the only face any media can find is Brianna Wu, things fall apart.
 
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10. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 10:47 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 09:14:
Creston wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 09:11:
Funny how there's not a peep out of all the "NOLAN BUSHNELL CAN NEVER GET AN AWARD HE WAS A MONSTER OMG" crowd now.

Was there a single person here who felt that way?

Oh my bad, I didn't specifically mean here, I meant in the wide ranges of the internet where all this fucking whining initially came from.
 
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9. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 10:30 Mr. Tact
 
Hey Cutter -- we agree on something! Star Castle was excellent and didn't get enough credit. Sounds like you were better at it than I ever was. Although I did like Tempest also -- was pretty good at that.  
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8. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 09:14 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 09:11:
Funny how there's not a peep out of all the "NOLAN BUSHNELL CAN NEVER GET AN AWARD HE WAS A MONSTER OMG" crowd now.

Was there a single person here who felt that way? There were some who felt that attributing the wrongness of complaints about him to all of #metoo was wrong, but at least in that one large topic, no one seemed to say anything other than "this is dumb" about the Bushnell allegations.

I mean, they came from Brianna Wu. No one supports Brianna Wu's ideas.
 
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7. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 09:11 Creston
 
Funny how there's not a peep out of all the "NOLAN BUSHNELL CAN NEVER GET AN AWARD HE WAS A MONSTER OMG" crowd now.
 
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6. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 13, 2018, 01:16 Cutter
 
Ugh, I hated Centipede and Tempest. For me it was Star Castle and Defender as my go to's. Joust and Asteroids were pretty regular as well. Don't think Star Castle ever got much love but it was my fave. And I never had to wait to play it. I could get a lot out of that game for a quarter. Man, now I'm all flashing on Stranger Things and the early 80s. Sigh.
 
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5. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 12, 2018, 23:47 Mr. Tact
 
Ha! This got me bouncing around related wiki pages, from The Golden Age of Arcade Video Games:

In 1982, the arcade video game industry's revenue in quarters was estimated at $8 billion surpassing the annual gross revenue of both pop music ($4 billion) and Hollywood films ($3 billion) combined that year. It also exceeded the revenues of all major sports combined at the time, earning three times the combined ticket and television revenues of Major League Baseball, basketball, and American football, as well as earning twice as much as all the casinos in Nevada combined.

Amazing, simply stunning.
 
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2018, 23:41 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 23:21:
I remember playing Centipede in the arcades, and I'd swear it was 'new,' but chronologically, that can't be right. Maybe later versions.
Before looking I was going to say 1978 -- the wiki page says 1980. So, if you were playing it in the arcade around then, it was new. I know I sure was.
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2018, 23:21 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Angry reactionary pitchfork waving aside, that's a really interesting article. I want to see that screenplay about Atari (that one former employee is writing) get turned into a decent series.

It's a little depressing to see that all of these people are in their 60s now... I remember playing Centipede in the arcades, and I'd swear it was 'new,' but chronologically, that can't be right. Maybe later versions. Either way, Atari had some amazing arcade games back in the day. *wistfully reminisces*

 
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2018, 22:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
Those stupid awards did nothing but lose credibility by folding to this stupid fucking SJW "this is not the right climate" bullshit.

Pretty soon they are going to ask every band who ever did drugs since the 60's and sang about bagging chicks to turn in their awards as well eh?

Fuck everything about these meaningless awards, and kudos to Kotaku for the obvious perspective piece.
 
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1. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 12, 2018, 20:38 Cutter
 
Over the last week, Kotaku interviewed 12 of Atari’s earliest female employees, in the hopes of hearing their stories—good or bad—about working at Atari in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. The culture they told us about was certainly, as Playboy described it, one of “sex, drugs, and video games,” but one in which all 12 employees say they freely participated, if they participated at all. Many interviewees said it was the best job they ever had, adding that news of Bushnell’s rescinded award struck them as shocking or unfair.

Thank you ladies for putting the fucking snowflakes in their place. The SJWs of the world need to die, go away, and never return.
 
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