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Does Chips Challenge count?
Pipe Dream (think it was renamed from pipe mania?) Rodents Revenge / SkiFree?
or dare i say Mario on the NES?

actually thinking about it im not old enough for this thread, looking at those!
don't kick me out i prefer older company!
cuppa anyone?
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chezybezy: Does Chips Challenge count?
Pipe Dream (think it was renamed from pipe mania?) Rodents Revenge / SkiFree?
or dare i say Mario on the NES?

actually thinking about it im not old enough for this thread, looking at those!
don't kick me out i prefer older company!
cuppa anyone?
No matter how young you are there is someone out there who thinks you are old, so please feel free to stick around. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go find my teeth.
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chezybezy: <snip>
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tinyE: No matter how young you are there is someone out there who thinks you are old, so please feel free to stick around. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go find my teeth.
That has had me chuckling last night, and today! thanks! :)
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tinyE: No matter how young you are there is someone out there who thinks you are old, so please feel free to stick around. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go find my teeth.
I'm actually not that old -- I'm only 30. But, I'm an adult college student. Being around college students makes me feel old. 10+ years makes for a pretty big generational gap. Completely different tastes in music, humor, etc. Other than noticing those generational differences though, I actually feel quite young physically. Oh, and one day, some of the kids in class who all worked at the same place were talking about one of their new coworkers. They said he was old, and then when another kid asked how old, the response was "30." =( They have no idea how fast it comes!
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tinyE: No matter how young you are there is someone out there who thinks you are old, so please feel free to stick around. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go find my teeth.
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Qwertyman: I'm actually not that old -- I'm only 30. But, I'm an adult college student. Being around college students makes me feel old. 10+ years makes for a pretty big generational gap. Completely different tastes in music, humor, etc. Other than noticing those generational differences though, I actually feel quite young physically. Oh, and one day, some of the kids in class who all worked at the same place were talking about one of their new coworkers. They said he was old, and then when another kid asked how old, the response was "30." =( They have no idea how fast it comes!
I went back to college briefly at 26. Though unexpected medical problems made me drop out, I would imagine I was close to leaving anyway because of the age gap, and that makes me feel like a real asshole. I pride myself on being a child but here I was only 26 feeling totally alienated by some 18 year olds. That was 10 years ago and every once in a while someone will hit me up to go back and get those last 12 credits for my BA but all I need do is think about being surrounded by all those young perky kids and I start to feel ill.
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tinyE: I went back to college briefly at 26. Though unexpected medical problems made me drop out, I would imagine I was close to leaving anyway because of the age gap, and that makes me feel like a real asshole. I pride myself on being a child but here I was only 26 feeling totally alienated by some 18 year olds. That was 10 years ago and every once in a while someone will hit me up to go back and get those last 12 credits for my BA but all I need do is think about being surrounded by all those young perky kids and I start to feel ill.
Haha. Darn kids, won't stay off your lawn! Yeah they can be sort of... annoying. I imagine it's going to be even worse for them when they're my age, because the 20 year olds then will have been the generation that grew up entirely on smartphones and tablets.

I'm actually thinking about dropping out also even though I'm so close to being done. Financially it's destroying me. And I'm not even just talking about the tuition, but the lack of being able to find proper work while in school is making it rough. Some months I don't even have enough money to buy food. I dealt with it for a while and it was fine, but I'm pretty much out of my tolerance for it. Thanks to the recession, it's become impossible to find employers that are willing to work around school schedules. I've drained my savings and I sold off everything I don't have to have. I'm actually getting ready to sell my laptop for half of what I paid for it for extra cash.

It would be easier if I was majoring in anything other than physics, probably. Not only is physics a demanding curriculum (example: we have lab reports due every work that take about 10 hours to complete. That's 10 hours a week needed outside of the classroom just for ONE CLASS), but it's an extremely small department since very few students major in physics, so their class offerings are very limited. It's not uncommon to have class in the morning and have to go back in the evening on that same day for another class. How are you supposed to find work with a schedule like that? There's hardly any work available as it is in this economy anyways, I guess.
One of my old favourites was Nine Princes in Amber which I played on my C128. I have no idea how well it stands the test of time, but for its time it was a really good adventure game (text based with graphics, and even some animations).

One of the things I loved about it was that the text on the diskettes was compressed very simply (only some words were replaced with tokens) and I found that there was a lot of humorous text in the game. Never knew how to get to it in game though.
I don't even want to think of the number of hours my brother, my cousin, and I spent playing Telengard on the C64. I still get the urge to play it at times and fire up the remake.
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Qwertyman: I'm only 30. But, I'm an adult college student. Being around college students makes me feel old.
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tinyE: I went back to college briefly at 26.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMJ9D3lSrDg

Shame on all you Gerrys for not mentioning WizBall Yet. Shame Wishbone Shame. Here is a really nice Remake
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csmith: The Oregon Trail, Apple II version

Ah, those were the days!
We had this on the computers in the 5th grade. Me and my buddy were the only people who played it.

We also had another game where, if I remember right, you pick up little creatures (possibly people?) all around the U.S. I remember it was geography and math-related. Anyway, we played those two games all the time.
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HeDanny: Shame on all you Gerrys for not mentioning WizBall Yet. Shame Wishbone Shame. Here is a really nice Remake
Heh I don't think I've ever seen that game before. I'll either pick up the old one and try it in Dosbox or I'll download that remake.