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8.14.2009

Video Game Talk

I've really got nothing since I was in hearings all day trying to defend some constitutional rights while they still exist. But I thought I'd post this clip from the new Madden '10 that's coming out. I don't play video games, and I don't even own an XBox or Playstation or whatever they are called these days. It's not that I think they are stupid, it's that I'm afraid I'd get sucked into that phenomenon never to return. I mean, look at those graphics above. Sheesh, when I was a kid, my video football game was this thing which had an object of getting a beeping red slash from one side of the screen to the other. And I loved it. I used to make an NFL playoff bracket and sit in my room for hours with the thing. Told ya I had nothing.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who are you kidding? Your childhood "video games" were shadow puppets on the cave wall from the fire.

Anonymous said...

Barry, when discussing older video games please don't leave out "Pong". For the love of God Man! We're a dying breed. My ten year old mentions these new games and say's the graphics are awesome and I think to myself, Graphics, What the hell? He skims through playing these games like there's nothing to it and I sit there in the chair making a heroic attempt and get my butt handed to me by a ten year old. What's this world coming too?

Xanthippas said...

Oh hell. I'm totally out on video games and I had no idea that Madden looked that good. That's pretty freakin' awesome.

Still...well, my thoughts on the subject are pretty well summed up by my favorite former FC Dallas player Eddie Johnson: "I don’t play video games. I’m a grown-ass man."

House of R and R said...

Do you also get to go inside the lockers rooms.

That's the only part I'd be interested in. ;)

Bryan said...

That Mattel game did rock. Ever play statis pro baseball?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I totally had one of those video games and loved it! I'm a girl :) House of R and R, that's a good one, wouldn't mind that, either

Anonymous said...

That is what happens you get sucked into it. You should play the Tiger Woods golf. You change Tigers outfit and make him more tan or lighter skinned. It is pretty amazing.

soz said...

that football game was awesome!!! i had a soccer version of it, too.

Anonymous said...

For those that don't know, Barry was that same lonely little boy sitting in his bedroom playing handheld Mattel video games . . . until the day he met Mr. Bartles and his pal Mr. Jaymes.

Then his life took on a whole new meaning and purpose.

Anonymous said...

I think there's something wrong with me.

I think Nancy Pelosi is kind of hot.

chupacabra said...

My football game used a switch to adjust a vibrator and make the men move around faster on a metal playing field. Then we flicked paper footballs thru the goalposts for 'extra' points.
OK, OK I admit it- it wasn't mine one of the rich kids used to let me come over and play when the cool kids weren't around.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid the rich kids played that game. I would go to their house and someone would have to show me how to turn it on....then they would laugh at me when I didn't know how to play it. I decided I never wanted to play video games...I have no desire...my kids play outside and will not play video games while they live in my house.

Anonymous said...

Dammit Barry. Get on the ball. We don't care about your dadgum hearings!
We want news (gossip, smut, crap, politics, religion...)

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that no one has mentioned the NY $200 per child giveaway and the uptick in Wal Mart electronics sales that was mentioned throughout the interweb today.

Here's the important part of the 1st link above;

"The county reports that employees at the Wal-Mart store on Hudson Avenue called the Department of Human Services to say they thought welfare fraud was going on because there was a run on high-end electronics."

I love the first comment on that last link, "Madden came out!"

(Keep in mind I am not making the connection myself between the Child Credits and the Electronics sales. Others did so, and I think it is funny, since Correlation != Causation).

Also, remember the old atari football game where you could run your linebacker/black stickfigure off the right side of the screen and the stickfigure would show up on the left side of the screen able to sack the quarterback/white stickfigure. Not sure if that was a bug or a feature.

Anonymous said...

Barry, are you aware of this?

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=300183088&mt=8

Anonymous said...

This is totally off subject, but Crazy Pablo's in Paradise has great mexican food. We ate there tonight, and it was very busy. Who would think that Paradise could attract so much business in such a small town! Give it a try!

Anonymous said...

That electric vibrating football game. Had a spring armed metal quarterback that you tried to pass the felt football to a receiver by clicking a lever spring loaded switch? We were not rich by any means, but had one at one time. Red players and I think yellow players. Really Bullshit trying to do anything with plastic figures going ever which direction during the vibration. Vibration that could be set on different levels of speed. Ha Ha. Had not thought of that in 40 years.

Arkie said...

What? Are you suggesting that we could be losing constitutional rights under this administration? Surely, your not pointing a finger at Obammy?

RPM said...

I had a second hand vibrating metal football game. Green Bay vs Minnesota. I tried to change the Vikings to Cowboys with a magic marker. Didn't turn out well.

Anonymous said...

Since when was driving drunk and smoking weed a constitutional right?

Anonymous said...

I believe a company named Tudor made thOse vibrating games.