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Had an interesting time at Bar League Trivia
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:53:50 am »
So I do this Bar Trivia at this bar on Thursday nights. I like this bar for trivia because there is a wide variety of ages, it's not a young crowd by any means.

So the question was asked....

Category was Video Game. 
Question, Name the game in which the player controls a knight and rides an ostrich and defeats other knights by colliding with them?

Easy answer for myself and one other team (there are 11 teams that particular night).

So the answer lady reads off Joust. The place goes crazy, not because they knew the answer and guest wrong, but because it was such a tough question. The table behind me consisted of 3 guys probably in their late 20's early 30's and they screamed "that was a Title"? (which side note, I think a good indicator for your age going forward. Some say "Games" and the younger generations refer to them as "Titles". A good marketing method for video game companies to make their video game sound more important than it actually is no less.)

Anyway at the end of the game, 2 first place teams had to have a tie breaker. "Name the date in which the game Joust was released...." one group submitted 2015 the other group said 2000. So clearly I was the only video game historic nerd at a bar that consisted of over 60 people playing trivia. I am 36 years old, there were quite a few people that were definitely alive and rocking in the 80's.

I guess I am still a bit shocked.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 11:52:28 am »
To me it seems that people only think gaming occured on home consoles and that ports of arcade games were released on said consoles only.  Trying hard not to say it but back in my day we had to leave the house for a gaming experience. 

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 11:54:21 am »
Most youngins thing everything in the video game world began with Nintendo....
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 12:22:24 pm »
http://gametyrant.com/news/arcade-memories-the-way-we-used-to-game

Interesting read on the subject that showed up on Game Tyrant the other day.

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 12:24:34 pm »
http://gametyrant.com/news/arcade-memories-the-way-we-used-to-game

Interesting read on the subject that showed up on Game Tyrant the other day.

It lost me at “arcades of the 90s”. But thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 12:27:37 pm »
http://gametyrant.com/news/arcade-memories-the-way-we-used-to-game

Interesting read on the subject that showed up on Game Tyrant the other day.

It lost me at “arcades of the 90s”. But thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 12:33:52 pm »
http://gametyrant.com/news/arcade-memories-the-way-we-used-to-game

Interesting read on the subject that showed up on Game Tyrant the other day.

It lost me at “arcades of the 90s”. But thanks for sharing.
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Had an interesting time at Bar League Trivia
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 12:36:20 pm »
And I’ll explain further, and slowly for you... arcades of the 80s and arcades of the 90s were two different things. The overall theme of games/arcades of the 80s was you against the machine. Your goal was to beat the high score and the machine itself. By the 90s, with 4 Player cabs, linked racers, and fighting games, it was less about how good you were at the game and more about how good you were at beating others.

They are really two different experiences. For those of us in our mid 40s who straddled both eras growing up, it’s pretty clear to see.
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Re: Had an interesting time at Bar League Trivia
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 02:32:06 pm »
The table behind me consisted of 3 guys probably in their late 20's early 30's and they screamed "that was a Title"? (which side note, I think a good indicator for your age going forward. Some say "Games" and the younger generations refer to them as "Titles". A good marketing method for video game companies to make their video game sound more important than it actually is no less.)

That's an interesting observation.  I've noticed younger gamers using the word "title" but hadn't made the distinction.

I suspect Joust will become a lot more universally known once the Ready Player One movie comes out.

  
 

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