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View Poll Results: Your favourite arcade game?
Asteroids 5 13.51%
Chopper Challenge 2 5.41%
Snake 3 8.11%
Space Invaders 9 24.32%
Tetris 12 32.43%
I don't like such games (but I did take a look) 4 10.81%
I was a bit rubbish at most of them so would rather not comment 2 5.41%
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Old 20.06.2006, 19:57
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New feature: Arcade

I have now implemented a feature which will help boost your productivity at work even more... A games arcade. You'll find it in the nav bar at the top of the screen, or in the navigation link in the home page.

The idea is that you can play the games and compete to beat the high scores of other members of this forum. I can add more games if they prove to be popular.

If you like this feature please help me out by rating the games from within the arcade. This way I will keep games that people like, and eventually remove the games which aren't so popular.

Please reply to this thread with any comments, questions or suggestions about this feature.
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Re: New feature: Arcade

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I have now implemented a feature which will help boost your productivity at work even more... A games arcade. You'll find it in the nav bar at the top of the screen, or in the navigation link in the home page.

The idea is that you can play the games and compete to beat the high scores of other members of this forum. I can add more games if they prove to be popular.

If you like this feature please help me out by rating the games from within the arcade. This way I will keep games that people like, and eventually remove the games which aren't so popular.

Please reply to this thread with any comments, questions or suggestions about this feature.
Nice one - amazing that you can now play these games in a standard web browser. I remember paying LOTS of money for inferior Atari VCS versions when I was a kid!


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Old 23.06.2006, 10:27
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Re: New feature: Arcade

I guess we can also use this thread to discuss aspects of the arcade. For example:

I'm gutted that Richard has thrashed my space invaders score - I ended up with sore wrists and arms to get that score. So like for his tetris score, I think I have to bow out on that one.
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Old 29.06.2006, 14:51
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Re: New feature: Arcade

Having just had a look at the high scores and how long some of you spend on these games it begs the question... don't you have anything else to do??? Work? Eat? Sleep?? I mean 8 hours... that really takes a mamouth effort..
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Re: New feature: Arcade

It's a bloke thing...

It's related to:
-Most autistic people are male
-We play with train sets, meccano, lego, scalectrix, computer games etc
-We can recite every world cup result for the last 40 years
-As kids we sat for hours staring at washing machines going around
etc

Something to do with needing to focus on hunting that brontosaurus for dinner (or something like that.... )

And before I am accused of being autisticist...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073...lance&n=283155
http://www.letterneversent.com/index...d-even-autism/
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Old 02.07.2006, 11:22
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Re: New feature: Arcade

Well it's been almost 2 weeks since the arcade was installed and it seems to have become a popular feature.

The top five scorers have already logged 30 hours of gameplay combined! The top two have each spent 12 hours individually (you know who you are boys...)

If anyone has a favourite game that they would like to see added to the arcade let me know and I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: New feature: Arcade

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The top five scorers have already logged 30 hours of gameplay combined! The top two have each spent 12 hours individually (you know who you are boys...)

If anyone has a favourite game that they would like to see added to the arcade let me know and I'll see if I can find it.
I haven't done 12 hours!! Only 10 hours and 53min, 17 seconds.

You have to find GALAGA. That will sort the men from the boys.
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Old 02.07.2006, 16:55
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I haven't done 12 hours!! Only 10 hours and 53min, 17 seconds.

You have to find GALAGA. That will sort the men from the boys.
Ok, 10.5 hours.... still close.

Will go look for Galaga
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Old 24.07.2006, 16:50
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Re: New feature: Arcade

OK, couldn't find galaga easily, but I'll keep it on my list. Richard now seems to be up to a massive 78 hours in the arcade....
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MY all time favourite: Robotron
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Old 08.08.2006, 17:37
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Re: New feature: Arcade

I've added some new games to the arcade this afternoon. Now we'll probably never see Richard again... (93 hours and counting).

I don't think all of them deserve to stay, so vote for your least favourite and I'll kill some off.

At the moment the games are all in the category "New". I'll leave them there for a while, then move them to their relevant categories when people start playing them.
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new scores won't submit but stickman is crud and helicopter thingy and pool ok...
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Old 08.08.2006, 18:39
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Re: New feature: Arcade

Strange, I get the entire window closing when it is time to post the score. No idea why that is. Do you see the same thing? Is it only with the new games?
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Re: New feature: Arcade

one might've been a complete close; the other deffo back to the homepage. IE6 with whatever corporate enhancements they've deemed fit; great that MS made it copypasteable

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Um, you might have to kill off x227. When you click on view top 100 scores, its not exactly kiddy-safe.
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takes you here, not work safe
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I would love to play Megamania again!
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Um, you might have to kill off x227. When you click on view top 100 scores, its not exactly kiddy-safe.
Thanks for that - I removed the game entirely, it wasn't that good anyway.
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Still love the original stickman flash-movie :

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Re: New feature: Arcade

Ok, time for a little update on the arcade.

The new games I installed a few weeks ago didn't post high scores. They've all been removed. I've put another batch under the category "New" please feel free to check them out.

Every week or so I'll delete some games and put another batch of new ones in for everybody to play.

How will I decide which ones to kill and which ones to keep? I'll use a number of methods:
  • Checking how many times the game has been played
  • Checking how many high scores have been entered, and if there was a serious attempt between players to beat each other's scores (if it were boring, they wouldn't bother)
  • The rating of the game - if you don't rate your favourite games, don't expect them to last long. If you don't like a game give it one star - remember that ratings are an average of everybody's vote.
  • Your direct feedback on what you like what you don't like.
  • My own opinion on a game (when I can't decide based on the above)
The first candidates for deletion from the existing games are as follows: Balloon Hunter, Bubbles, Frogger (not Classic Frogger), Soap Bubble, Weapons of Mass Destruction. These games will be deleted in about 1 week (pending any objections).

Each week I'll decide whether to keep any of the games from the previous week's "New" batch. I'll use the criteria listed above and keep maybe one (if that) from each batch of ten or so. If a game survives it will be given a category (puzzle, action, etc) and will therefore be moved out of the "New" category. So if you really love one of the new games and think it should stay longer, you need to let me know.

Enjoy the arcade and don't forget to always check out the "New category" - remember high scores will be up for grabs for each new game...
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