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20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:44:06 AM »
I'm taking a class as a free elective this spring semester.  It is a Composition II class with a special topic called 20th Century Gaming.

Here is a list of the games covered:
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Black Isle - PLANESCAPE: TORMENT
Sierra - PHARAOH
Black Isle/Interplay - FALLOUT
Interplay - DESCENT
Square Enix - TOMB RAIDER
Cyan - MYST
Id/Apogee - COMMANDER KEEN
Origin - ULTIMA IV
Sierra - KING’S QUEST I, II, III
Sierra - SPACE QUEST I
Infocom - ZORK I: THE UNDERGROUND KINGDOM

I will be expected to write two papers, take a couple of exams and do weekly homework, not to mention about 3 hours assigned gaming per week.
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 11:03:54 AM »
Keep us posted with what you "learn" :P.

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 02:29:40 PM »
Man, I wish I could've taken something like that at my college.  I'd say "Have fun," but that's pretty much a given. :)
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 07:28:13 AM »
Whoa, Descent AND Commander Keen?  :o

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You sure you didn't just die and go to heaven? :P
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 09:06:29 AM »
Every game in that list were either very significant to the 'gaming community' or (in most cases) were groundbreaking with the technology/methods used.

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 06:26:23 AM »
I have never played Commander Keen.  I have never even owned a copy of it.  I had Jazz Jackrabbit but it wouldn't install on the old computer I played games on when we got it.  A large chunk of Masters of Doom talks about id developing it and how Adrian Carmack got so pissed off for having to draw cute stuff.  =]

There's a lot of games in the list that I have, sadly, not played, including the original Fallout (!), though I have Fallout 2.  Still never played that one either.
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 06:43:25 AM »
Guys

There's a chance that because of this class, all of the games on this list might be installed on the gaming computers in the student technology center.
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 07:58:28 AM »
I hope none of your classmates get motionsick...
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The scary thing though, is that I care about that news.  And I'm not sure why.  I'm pretty sure it doesn't make sense. ;D

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 10:26:04 AM »
Commander Keen is the only gaming title I've ever shown interest from id, so I'm somewhat bias on that matter. :P

Please let us know how the class handles these individual games, especially Descent! :D
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 12:14:20 PM »
Please let us know how the class handles these individual games, especially Descent! :D

My guess, a third of the class will report motion sickness, a third will claim the controls are too hard to learn. The other third will be fans for life.
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 03:18:05 PM »
XD.

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 07:36:07 AM »
Kind of predicting that myself, but hey, a guy can hope. :P
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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 05:49:04 AM »
Here's to "Fans for Life"!  Cheers!

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 12:02:34 PM »
It's good to see Descent getting the recognition it deserves for being the groundbreaking game that it was.

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Re: 20th Century Gaming English Class - guess what's in it?
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