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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2010, 04:11:59 PM »
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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2010, 05:38:33 PM »
a free copy of kings quest 5 just for me sent strait from sierra!

What's the story behind that?

Well I remember getting a free copy of KQ5 when I was about 4 years old because my parents bought a new computer and it had a CD ROM drive, which was a seriously big deal at the time, and KQ5 was I think pretty much the only game released on CD, so they were giving it away free with the computer to show off this new fangled CD ROM thing. At the time I had no idea what to do in the game, but I just liked walking around and looking at stuff. Didn't actually finish it till I was quite a bit older.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2010, 05:49:02 PM »
How funny! I had an analogous situation, but with a laptop and KQVI instead.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2010, 07:10:24 PM »
Now that I think about it.... I think that was how we got KQ6 -- free with our first computer with a CD-ROM. Of course, my mother had had the really old floppy disks of KQ2 and my brother had played that (albeit not very well since he was very little) and they were both absolutely charmed to discover the series was up to SIX and mom was determined to get the entire thing for us so we ended up with the collection like as soon as it came out.
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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2010, 08:44:16 PM »
No way!  :o

But seriously, I got King's Quest 6 with my computer too. I just remember when my dad came home with the computer, he installed KQ6 on the computer and then got stuck at the Isle of Wonder cause we forgot to pick up the Invisible Ink.  :-\
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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2010, 08:46:31 PM »
I'm jealous of everyone here who experienced KQ as a family. I am the sole gamer in my household, and it's been that way forever.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2010, 10:08:04 PM »
I'm jealous of everyone here who experienced KQ as a family. I am the sole gamer in my household, and it's been that way forever.

Similar with me. I remember going to the store to buy KQ5 and KQ6 with my family. I also remember buying my first VGA screen for KQ5 with my dad.  But I grew up playing KQ3 on my own, thats how most went. I always played them alone.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2010, 09:28:04 AM »
I'm jealous of everyone here who experienced KQ as a family. I am the sole gamer in my household, and it's been that way forever.

Similar with me. I remember going to the store to buy KQ5 and KQ6 with my family. I also remember buying my first VGA screen for KQ5 with my dad.  But I grew up playing KQ3 on my own, thats how most went. I always played them alone.
Me, too. I was the only one in my family who was interested in computer games. My wife doesn't appreciate them, either. :(

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2010, 09:31:50 AM »
My whole family are gamers. My father started to corrupt my brain with monkey island and kings quest when I was 5.  :P It's funny to see how far I  have come since then and how I have made it through life with all this nerdiness.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2010, 11:46:41 AM »
Me, too. I was the only one in my family who was interested in computer games. My wife doesn't appreciate them, either. :(

Not only that, but my family is openly and unanimously antagonistic about my gaming...it's so misunderstood.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2010, 11:49:33 AM »
My parents have always said that I needed to stop playing games and start making them.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2010, 03:47:10 PM »
Ha, I was rather young at the time so it might not be accurate but I remember my dad coming home excited and he said hey guys look what came in the mail!. It was some promotional from sierra, it had kings quest 5 and a demo video for kings quest 6, I remember we played for hours and couldnt get too far it never occured to us to use the magical lamp on the old witch but eventually after watching some kids show on tv the idea occured to me, later we ended up getting stuck in the end trying to fight the evil wizard, i remember my mom excitedly yelling play the piano! play the piano, she being a piano teacher and thats how we found that death sequence, we were literaly giddy with anticipation to get the next chapeter, and we joined another family distant relatives in figuring out the puzzels on that game, i remember his dad once called us up and said hey i thought of new idea maybe if me milk the minitor!! lol he ment useing the milk on the minitor as maybe it would somehow help with him having he head of a bull, finishing that one was fun, especially figuring out the song area making the skeletons dance, i remember everyone in the backgroung dancing around the house at that point lol, so this seires always holds a spot in all of my memories.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2010, 04:40:25 PM »
Me, too. I was the only one in my family who was interested in computer games. My wife doesn't appreciate them, either. :(

Not only that, but my family is openly and unanimously antagonistic about my gaming...it's so misunderstood.

I can relate to that. My dad used to play games back in the day, but kind of gave it up to focus on his work and music. My mom never really played games and she doesn't understand why I play games. My sister plays the dancing, singing, and fake-playing-instrument games, but not much else. The only game she plays that I can respect, is Professor Layton. Overall, I feel like I'm the only real gamer in the house.

Games have become an art. They're equivalent to reading a book, watching a movie, or listening to music. It's become a part of our culture and the entertainment industry. I don't get why people can't at least respect games for how far they've come. Even if they are the poison which infects our generation into the later stages of gluttony and sloth, you have to admit, it's done a helluva job.
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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2010, 04:50:10 PM »
Games have become an art. They're equivalent to reading a book, watching a movie, or listening to music. It's become a part of our culture and the entertainment industry. I don't get why people can't at least respect games for how far they've come. Even if they are the poison which infects our generation into the later stages of gluttony and sloth, you have to admit, it's done a helluva job.

So well put, I couldn't agree more. When I was playing Oblivion, I asked myself: "Is this really any different from LoTR (books)?" Obviously, the mediums are different, but the essential backbone is identical. I think this argument can be applied successfully to any video game.

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Re: Very good, but not enough
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2010, 08:19:31 PM »
My mom stopped gaming actually, mostly just watched, until my brother and I picked up some Nancy Drew games. Now she's back into it. God forbid the phone rings when she's got Rise of Nations going! :P

The only games we ever played that she was not thrilled about were -- well, first of all, first person shooters. It wasn't so much the games she had an issue with it was that I liked watching my brother play them when I was five and she thought I was too young to be watching people getting shot. (I could watch DOOM, because they were all demons, but with Wolfenstein and Blake Stone she was concerned.)
My whole family was concerned when I decided to get into MMOs (I started with The Sims Online, which is pretty innocuous for an MMO) but when I got sick and the MMOs provided both my only social life *and* a great escape from a pretty sucky reality, they started warming up. When one of my MMO friends turned out to work in the financial/administrative offices of a hospital and was able to help us figure out my medical bills, they suddenly decided that MMOs were the most wonderful thing ever for me and I should pretty much play them until I die. :P
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