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Offline PyroJockey

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Happy Birthday Descent
« on: December 15, 2009, 04:50:20 AM »
To the best of my knowledge today, December 15th 2009,  is the 15th  anniversary for the release of the first shareware version of Descent.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESCENT! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 07:16:00 AM »
Fifteen years? Crazy. Proof that you don't have to have long, drawn out storylines, varied mission design, or state-of-the-art graphics to make a game that withstands the test of time. Just really big guns and point values.  ;D
I, for one, hope this is much, much more than a reconnaissance mission.

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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 11:06:18 AM »
Thank God for Descent.
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 12:52:18 PM »
Oh? It wasn't Matt Toschlog?



Ok, quick! Which one is the Creator of Descent?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 01:02:31 PM by WillyP »
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 05:00:30 PM »
I see your point, there is a bit of a resemblance, as sacrilegious as that sounds... :P

Happy birthday Descent! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 05:22:53 PM »
I think it's hilarious!
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 04:01:38 AM »
Of course, it's a moot point anyway as the second pic is really just an artist following common stereotypes as to what Jesus Christ looked like.
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 06:16:03 AM »
Matt, of course, is the one with the glasses. :P
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 06:41:58 AM »
And now it is time for D2Junkie's Plethora of Mostly Useless Knowledge Teaching Time!

Actually, Jesus' hair was most likely short or completely shaven. Jewish culture frowned upon men having long hair unless a child was undergoing a "Nazarite vow," in which a razor would not touch the child's head while in service to God. That said, a Nazarite vow usually only lasted months to a year, and had Jesus taken a vow, it would not have likely lasted into adulthood. According to Paul, a converted Jew contributing much of the Bible shortly after Jesus' death (<50 years), it was considered shameful for women to have anything but long hair, and for men to have anything but short hair.

Therefore, I'm sure Matt looks very little like Jesus. Still a hilarious post though, WP. +1 for that!  ;D
I, for one, hope this is much, much more than a reconnaissance mission.

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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 11:48:10 AM »
Thanks for the +1, I needed that, as Scyphi was catching up to me. Especially after I had to +1 him for correctly identifying which pic is of Matt.  ;)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2009, 11:50:46 AM by WillyP »
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 11:49:45 AM »
+1 Scyphi for helping me to recognize who was Matt. :P
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 04:33:27 PM »
And I still haven't been paying any attention to that thing. :P
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Re: Happy Birthday Descent
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 05:08:52 AM »
+1 for not paying attention! woot!
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