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Impartial Robot
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Jan 23
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Ah, the R-Zone! That’s when I finished my 5-year run. It definitely wasn’t the same as the good ol’ booth, but by that time I had been moved to the back where surly dudes built bikes and lifted the heavy stuff and I was in charge of processing defective goods. I barely got to talk with customers, which was a nice Read more

Jan 22
11

What a trip down memory lane! I wasn’t just a Toys R Us kid, I worked there during college, from ‘95 till Y2K. I was one of the lucky ones to get to work in the “Security Booth”, which was really where all the videogames and expensive Barbies were kept. I felt very fancy!
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Jan 9
56

This is so incredibly sad. I had to pleasure of watching Jonas several years in a row at the Retro Game Expo. He was PURE CLASS. Even when he lost, he’d earnestly clap for this opponent. He even gave high-fives to the students I brought along with me (my own little school retro game club). They adored him and his top Read more

Jan 4
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I’m with you, mostly. I did the square and triangle for attacks (feels SO MUCH BETTER) but wanted the circle to be my dodge. R1 is my “interact” button along with stealth attack. L3 is now my crouch (kind of 1st person shooter-ish), but I just found my folly.
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Dec 24
1

Well met, kindred spirit!  That’s awesome!  I want to dig out my PS2 just so I can try that! 

Dec 23
5

Haha! YES, the main reason I still think of this game is because I LOVE to imitate that voice! It wasn’t just THE BOUNCER that was fun to say in that great announcer voice, every name just rolls of the epic tongue. To this day, some college friends of mine will call each other and simply say:
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Dec 19
3

Yeah, agreed, there’s “fun” bad movies, and then there’s Batman and Robin. No gaslighting us readers on this one! It was NOT a good movie. It was NOT fun. It was just plain painful. It might be different if there was an embracing of the cheese, but this one took the cheese, aged the cheese, ate that cheese, threw up Read more

Nov 17
1

Ha! Wasn’t terribly cool at the time. I once had a tape of game music going in my car - something from Super Nintendo, possibly Super Double Dragon also taped with a tape recorder - with a friend of mine riding with me. He gave me the biggest WTF look while I tried to explain to him that game music was good, told a Read more

Nov 17
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Totally, yeah! The difficult days of analog recording are long gone. Life for a game-music-geek is GOOD right now! Heck, half the time I think of a song I want to hear, someone has ALREADY put it on YouTube! Not only is it crazy-convenient now, but it’s great to know I wasn’t the only kid that thought this music was Read more

Nov 16
1

Phew, thank goodness. I knew I could count on the kindness of the internet to keep my secret!

Nov 16
5

I may have been that kid that was SO PUMPED when I got to level 6 and 7 by that amazing music, that I took my tape recorder (tapes are how we old people used to listen to music before shiny discs or MP3's, kids) and placed it next to the mono-tv and just let it record for a few cycles. I then later would play said Read more

Nov 11
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I did enjoy the Mako...once I learned how to drive it.  Driving along the beach on Virmire is still one of my favorite parts of that game.  The awesome music helped as well!