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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Tue May 29, 2007 8:33 pm

borading school=good thing

why?

    my dad isnt leaning over me the entire time
    my dad isnt bothering me about math all the time
    i can have cannons
    one of my friends is already there
    i can have TV/360
    its 5hrs away
    there are 5 day weekends like every 5 weeks.
    and lot of other things.


and we can afford it cause we live in santa barbara Cali(already damn expensive), and we are effectively living out of a camper van.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Tue May 29, 2007 8:41 pm

Oi. My friend John wen't to boarding school and he said it waz bad...
BTW, "Oi" means "ok" or "yes" in my languagez... (sounds like "aye") I'm just telling you so you don't think I'm retarded, although I think i just further emphasizing my retardedness-ness
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 29, 2007 9:51 pm

Well you need to tell him that videogames have evolved from the mindless electronic music and pointless objectives that he thinks games are. Many modern games are made as realistically as possible. Modern games have evolved into stories that you write yourself, ie KOTOR I&II. Many games involve complex puzzles and convoluted storylines which require a great amount of critical thinking and intellectual skill. Games will often put oyu in a scenario which requires split-second decision on your part in order to survive and attain the objectives at hand.

Skills required to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic effectively:

Good memory and organization of that memory. KOTOR has many convoluted storylines that intertwine with each other at times, but must remain distinct at other times. It is left up to the player to remember certain objectives and hints at how to complete the objectives at hand.

Problem solving and critical thinking skills. One must often have an intimate knowledge of the characters abilities and weaknesses to overcome obstacles. Also, puzzles are often posed to the player which must be completed correctly. One that I remember is a challenge in which the player must place energy rings in a certain order, you cn find the specifics at a game site. Also, the player is given an optional side quest in which he must deduce the killer of a man, problem solving skills and an ability to read inferences is a must

Diplomacy. The player is faced with several situations in which two factions are opposed to each other and the player must find a way to put them at peace with each other. Also, the players actions have an effect on how those around him/her act and feel about the player. The player must be cautious of his/her words and actions in order to maintain a proper relationship with companions.

Another great game is The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. That has to be the most complicated game I've ever played. It has the most convoluted storylines I have ever worked with. Requires a good amount of intelligence to play it correctly.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Tue May 29, 2007 9:57 pm

If you can't get 360 go for a wii its more easy to convince parents to get that one. doesnt haev to many good shooters though.

my sister got a wii for graduation its quite fun. :D

i still prefer 360 but wiis are easier to nogotiate to get.

you can say but im being active!
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 29, 2007 9:58 pm

pyromaniac wrote:i still prefer 360 but wiis are easier to nogotiate to get.

you can say but im being active!


I read a story a while back about some kid who lost like 200 pounds playing DDR for a year. That was his exercise. Kid apparently weighed like 350 pounds and his parents got the idea to buy him a DDR game and he lost 200 pounds with that as his only exercise. Videogames prolly saved that kids life.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Wed May 30, 2007 1:08 am

Find ways to show him that YOU can regulate your gaming. Show him by doing other similar self control type things. If your parents are out, instead of watching the telly clean the windows or fold the laundry. Stuff like that will convince them that you won't overuse the 360, and that you will limit yourself.

I can game for almost as long as I want now, because I always complete my homework, I stay active, and don't get in trouble at school. My parents have learnt to trust me to manage my own time.

Oh and to all the arguments between ps3 and xbox 360, right now I have a ps2 and a fairly powerful pc. I'm gonna wait a while and see which console comes out on top befoure buying. Don't rush in and buy a console, then regret your decision later.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Wed May 30, 2007 1:17 pm

Also A-98 talk to your dad about the usefulness of Live.It is a great way to learn how to get along with people from other geographic locations.It teaches people skills.My best friend was deathly shy until he got XBOX Live and now he will actually do stuff for himself(now to get him a girlfriend).And use KOTOR as an example of an educational game.It is wonderful for promoting critical thinking.Good luck man.
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Wed May 30, 2007 1:27 pm

well i feel for ya buddy, sounds like your dad is a military man? anyway if i took the ps2 from my kids they would dissown me. but of course i have grounded them from it a few times. how about tell him if u dont get a 360 you will come home with a few body piercings and tattoos! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed May 30, 2007 2:09 pm

Oh my god, whatever you do, DON'T GET ELDER SCROLLS 4!.
There are very few (if any) games that will destroy your life with more precision than oblivion.

I think my game clock was at about 250 hours when I beat the damn thing, and I still play it every once in a while (on my computer; dont have an xbox).

From what I hear gears of war is nice and short, but the multiplayer is what you really buy it for.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Wed May 30, 2007 3:06 pm

i agree with pyro wiis are much easier to get. i dont have one now but if i wanted to id say how its exercize , 10x better than just looking at a tv, and its very cheap in comparason to other gaming machines. also my dad (who is very against video games actaly tried it and liked it
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Wed May 30, 2007 3:11 pm

yeah, but im all about FPS's, the only one for the wii is red steel or something. it was pretty lame.... besides, it wont have halo 3, which is a major reason i want a 360
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Wed May 30, 2007 3:47 pm

Who wants to think while they are playing video games? Get the 360 so you can play Halo 3 and slay bitches! Shoot first and ask questions later, dipolmacy and plot lines suck. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Wed May 30, 2007 7:24 pm

A-98... do you have live now? my tag is AimlessPayload
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Wed May 30, 2007 7:32 pm

nope, i dont have any game stations *sigh*

but once i get live, ill go for "somethinsticky" or maybe "catshaman"


i want in on the custom beta games tho.....i need to get to my friends house to play....grrr...
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Wed May 30, 2007 7:38 pm

I don't know why but I think the name "optimum_boner" is funny..
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