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    Proof that video games are inspirational

    Right here in this lil' linky:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiePaAHK3jE

    How can you not be inspired? Plus so much nostalgia I can't help but get all teary-eyed.

    Go right, my friends.

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    This has inspired me to make a platformer where you must always go left. Wonder how many will make it past the spawn point.

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    Also... go right? was that a statement?
    - Tom De Roeck.

    verse publications & The Shopkeeper, an interactive short.

    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

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    So simple, but still kinda beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHP View Post
    This has inspired me to make a platformer where you must always go left. Wonder how many will make it past the spawn point.
    Start up a Kickstarter asking for $1.2 million. I'll donate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHP View Post
    This has inspired me to make a platformer where you must always go left. Wonder how many will make it past the spawn point.
    Pretty sure there was a Mario level that did that.

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    I watched this last night and ever since then I've only gone right!
    GO--->
    Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Berzee's Avatar
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    (it took a long time to get to work)
    Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.

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    When I saw Adventure Island I smiled. When I saw Darkwing Duck, Link from Zelda 2 and the guy from Pitfall I cried out in joy. And when I saw the guy from Shatterhand and Commander Keen, I squealed like a little girl.

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    What is the game at 0:42 (Immediately after Cave Story?)

    I have vague but fond memories of playing this game. Time to get an emulator ready!

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    Doesn't this prove that little movies can be inspirational? That's not a game, it's a youtube clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giaddon View Post
    Doesn't this prove that little movies can be inspirational? That's not a game, it's a youtube clip.
    This, and when people say video games are art and link to their favourite cutscene or screenshot, that always seems odd too.

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    Go left in Limbo
    Get achivement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giaddon View Post
    Doesn't this prove that little movies can be inspirational? That's not a game, it's a youtube clip.
    clip didn't appear out of random bits on the net. Someone was inspired by something to make it.

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    ...Why prove that games can be inspirational? just be inspired and take pride in yourself. for fucks sake.

    PS: not aimed at anyone in particular.
    - Tom De Roeck.

    verse publications & The Shopkeeper, an interactive short.

    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

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    It annoys me that many gamers have inferiority complex. It's even funny in case of Starcraft or Quake, what with them blabbering about Chess al the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHP View Post
    This has inspired me to make a platformer where you must always go left. Wonder how many will make it past the spawn point.
    Curious as to whether people who are hard core left-handed would do better at that.

    Also curious as to whether people raised with right-to-left script languages would do better at that.

    *needs government grant to study this*

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    I saw Samus' boobs!

    On-topic: of course video games can be inspirational, but I agree with those saying that this video doesn't show that.

    Incidentally, the last time I was inspired by a video game was only a few days back: the opening credits sequence for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, considered in light of the events immediately preceding it. It suddenly occurred to me that I am fucking amazing. I was fairly chuffed about this all day.

    That I'd recently been reading Nietzche probably had more than a little to do with it, but it was the DX:HR credit sequence that was the trigger.

    ... why yes, I am on psychotropic medication, thank you. > >
    Last edited by Rii; 05-05-2012 at 05:44 PM.

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