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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:10:17 AM »
Mage's Initiation is coming to GOG!

Good, there's no reason it shouldn't be on GoG.

Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Favourite (Unintentional???) Film Moments
« on: December 18, 2018, 01:05:38 PM »
Heh, you know, I have yet to see this Pirates movie.  I gotta get on that.


Getting replies on the forum is tough; I've tried to write more here, but even I lapse in that.

Favorite Movie Scenes?

Man, I could probably list 1000.... anytime except for now.  I'm totally drawing a blank right now.  I know I'll think of 8 when I'm not on the internet....

EDIT:

Okay, totally - the film? Alien (1979 - Ridley Scott)

When they first go down to the surface of LV-426 and see The Derelict Spacecraft.  That thing has haunted my dreams for decades.  Even then they tried to "explain" in in Prometheus, I'm still intrigued by what I saw and knew nothing about in Alien.  And going further, when they first find the "Space Jockey".  Amazing.
Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:20:48 AM »
I love Pac Man. I'll still pump quarters into the old cocktail version of it sitting in the corner of an ancient Pizza Hut!!


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:06:56 AM »
Hah, I didn't realize you made the mock up.  I know somebody actually DID go back and make an alternate Pac Man using the 2600 hardware.  It's more like the arcade.   


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Funny, I don't remember...
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:01:03 AM »
Hah, that's not even the version of Pac Man we all grew up with on the 2600.  It was like this - the maze was different than the arcade version; the "tunnels" were on the top and bottom, instead of the sides!

Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Life and what's Living for
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:40:48 AM »
Thanks for the support man. Glad you like what we do.


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:13:31 AM »
They want to sell it on GOG, but GOG hasn't approved it for sale yet.


Bt

We can't all be expert GOG schmoozers like you, Steve.  ;)

Hey, I got in on the ground floor when they were smaller.  Not my fault I make friends easily, hahaha!


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: What's your favorite fast food joint?
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:17:26 PM »
McDonalds is an American classic.

In n' Out is fun to go to.  Maybe it's a novelty to me, cause I live on the East Coast of the US, and they're only out west, but I enjoy a double-double animal style.

Popeye's has pretty good chicken.

Taco Bell is great at 3 AM when you're wasted.

Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »
They want to sell it on GOG, but GOG hasn't approved it for sale yet.


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:35:00 AM »
Yay! Congrats on a release date.  I look forward to playing it.


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Survival or Things we Take for Granted
« on: December 01, 2018, 11:19:48 PM »
It's funny to think about this.

Currently, I would die.

I mean, I hunt, I fish, I've camped in the wilderness.  But the fact is if I have no access to a dialysis machine, I'm dead in two weeks, max.  Most likely sooner.  My blood would become toxic, but I'd also gain so much fluid weight, I'd drown and/or have a heart attack from the stress.  I am kept alive by the grace of modern medcine and medical technology.  It's weird to live under such constraints, but that's my life.

Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: SpaceVenture a Two Guys Game
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:21:53 AM »
Yeah, the game will be released, for sure.  I'm friends with people who have worked on it and play-tested it.  If anyone understands budget problems and long development times, it's me haha.  But yeah, it'll be finished and released.

Shawn covered my own inferences about Scott's involvement.  I do know that he was not only very sick, but had a very big personal/family issue during development too.  The comments section on Kickstarter for it is a wasteland, there's some really nasty people over there who are just bitter and angry and taking it out there.  The game will be released someday, people will either like it or not, and maybe those people will bitch to each other in a circle jerk for a little bit, but then it will be done and this will all fade into obscurity.  Such is the nature of some such projects.


Bt

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Games similar to QFI
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:17:36 AM »
Hah, if you wanna go gold school and back to parser, which you don't but I'm gonna mention it anyway, there's always Maddog Williams, which was made by a bunch of cool dudes back in the day - they pitched it to Sierra, but Sierra passed and they released it on their own.  You can download it for free on their website.

http://www.gamecrafters.com/gamecrafters/maddog/


Bt

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Bt (Steve's) Kidney Failure
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:37:00 AM »
Exactly.  People often suggest things as you do, but the fact is you cannot revive necrotic tissue, especially through anything dietary.  The renal diet is also something very specific, I work with a dietician and nutritionist at my dialysis center to have a diet that provides me what I needs and limits the things that I cannot process (Phosphorus, Potassium, etc.).

I have also currently lost 30 lbs since I went into the hosptial, and prior to that I lost 50 lbs as well. 


Thanks for your concern.


Bt

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Bt (Steve's) Kidney Failure
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:17:11 AM »
Honestly, everyone here has been so supportive.  For years.  Just the conversations we've had, the folks who've played the games I've worked on and liked them...  this stuff all adds to the mix that makes me want to keep on living. 

I've honestly had a lot of medical problems and struggle, but I've also done some amazing things that put me in touch with amazing people all over the world, and that is a life worth living.  Seriously, I have to count my blessings in the dark times - and how many people can claim friends from every inch of this globe?  How many people have been lucky enough to work on their dream and see it come to fruition and have people enjoy the entertainment they created?  I have.

I may not have working kidneys, but I've been given so much more than others ever have been.  So, just keep doing what you're doing - playing our games, talking about them, joking with me, sharing the things you like and enjoy.  I've been doing this as long as I've had kidney failure and I intend to so until I eventually pass on.

Bt

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