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Video Game Metaphors

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Mini Posts,Technology at 12:26 PM

For the longest time, I’ve had this image of a video game in my mind that I thought was a metaphor for life. It was a racing game that used forced perspective, with the road stretching to the horizon and an endless supply of other cars coming at you that you needed to avoid and pass. I got really good at the game, basically being able to play non-stop, never losing and only quitting when I got bored. Pass, pass, pass…run up the score.

Today I thought I’d research this game, always thinking it was Enduro by Activision. I never had an Atari 2600, though, so if this is the game, I must’ve played it at a friend’s house (I seem to recall using the “paddle” controllers for it). I had a number of Intellivision driving games (Auto Racing, Bump ‘n’ Jump, Triple Action), but none of them fit the look and feel model I’m thinking about…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Gaming the Clown

Posted Monday, August 6th, 2018 06:10 pm GMT -5 in Food,Games,Links at 6:10 PM

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions?source=twitter&via=mobile

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Way too rare these days

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 09:00 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:00 AM

Bad streak or hold adjustment?

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

Toy Story 1, Buzz 0

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2018 11:39 am GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Games,Travel at 11:39 AM

At least I beat her on one of them

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

No, *you* the frog

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 2:42 PM

My alternative to Orchid

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm

No

Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Games at 3:57 PM

Still cheaper than Hinckley

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm

For all that extra free time

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Pop Culture,Technology at 10:43 PM

Donkey Kong Country sure seemed prettier back then

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Good (for a few days)

Posted Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Games at 7:46 PM

Didn’t know if I’d ever make it to the end (more levels coming soon)

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Bootleg pull tabs

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 04:46 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Football,Games at 4:46 PM

Something tells me these aren’t NFL approved

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

One AP doll remains

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:39 am GMT -5 in Football,Games at 8:39 AM

I wish these were easier to win

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

Should I be happy about this?

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games,Technology at 6:18 PM

Stupid time sucks…

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Had at least five of these

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Games,History,Technology at 2:56 PM

The throw-back games wall @ Hot Plate

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

New update, new chests

Posted Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -5 in Games at 8:00 PM

Two Dots is just as bad as Candy Crush

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Where’s Billy?

Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 05:20 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Pop Culture at 5:20 PM

Billy Mitchell Pac Man Minnesota Lottery promotion @ MoA

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Ted and Red – Scary AF

Posted Saturday, January 21st, 2017 03:38 pm GMT -5 in Games at 3:38 PM

Apple Place pinball

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Chili hearts Jenga

Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2017 12:27 am GMT -5 in Friends,Games,Pets at 12:27 AM

Love that doge

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

Never thought that would happen

Posted Sunday, December 25th, 2016 09:34 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:34 AM

If only it was real money

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

Important tech goal accomplished

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 10:49 pm GMT -5 in Games,Technology,Work at 10:49 PM

Super Mario on the big board

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2016 at 10:49 pm

One entire year

Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 08:59 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Technology at 8:59 PM

MyVegas daily bonus streak

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm

This game will be popular

Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 08:32 am GMT -5 in Games,Music at 8:32 AM

Metallica pinball @ Grumpy’s 

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2016 at 8:32 am

Video game flashbacks

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 12:38 am GMT -5 in Games,History,Technology at 12:38 AM

Crystal Castles @ Up-Down Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2016 at 12:38 am

The train was broken :(

Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2016 01:16 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Games at 1:16 PM

Little Oscar’s in Hampton, Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Wish this was not fake $

Posted Thursday, May 12th, 2016 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Technology at 1:30 PM

Screenful of wild symbols on the Konami app

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Cheeky lil’ Devil

Posted Sunday, May 8th, 2016 10:02 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 10:02 AM

Something new from IGT @ Treasure Island

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2016 at 10:02 am

New arcade monster

Posted Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 3:49 PM

Barely fits in the room

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm

The Atari Demographic

Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 04:01 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Technology at 4:01 PM

Never thought I’d see a Crystal Castles slot machine

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Pinball Wizard 2.0

Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Games at 7:43 PM

Pash Bash 2014

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Birch Point House Special

Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014 09:05 pm GMT -5 in Games at 9:05 PM

Skip-Bo rules

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm

NIght Stalker Flashback

Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 10:55 am GMT -5 in Games,History,Links,Technology at 10:55 AM

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

Skee-ball Skill

Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2014 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Games,Travel at 2:44 PM

MK @ the Fortune Bay Arcade

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

This is good and bad

Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 07:16 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 7:16 PM

$50 winner in the brand-new Red Hot Cherry Tripler eScratch Game from the Minnesota Lottery

Originally published by DK on February 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Pinball Wizard

Posted Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Art,Games at 9:47 PM

Bally Wizard!

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Bally on High 5

Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 3:57 PM

Golden Tower, High 5 Casino, Facebook

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

So close

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 09:10 pm GMT -5 in Games at 9:10 PM

Candy Crush level 140

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm
 

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