Back in October of ‘03 I stole an entry from ***Dave about EGM magazine sitting a bunch of today’s kids down with old video games from the past to see what they had to say about them. Now I’m stealing the followup entry from Average-Bear which talks about how they’ve gone back recently and done it a second time with equally amusing results:
[On playing Adventure]
Bobby: A duck ate me.
EGM: What ate you?
Parker: A pink duck.
EGM: What do you think this character’s name is?
Parker: Dot. Or Adventure? That’s what this game is, isn’t it? Go up, go up, go up.
Bobby: Stupid duck. I hate the duck. The duck is evil.
Parker: Go left, go left, go left. Grab the arrow. That’s the only way you can kill the duck. You have to run that into the duck.
Garret: It’s a spear or something.
[On playing Defender]
EGM: Before this came out in compilations, we used to put quarters in arcade machines.
Parker: You wasted quarters in this?
Parker: That’s so sad.
Garret: I like it. It’s one of those games you play and play and play, just like Madden.
Rachel: If I knew what any of these buttons meant, I might push them.
EGM: That’s how we felt.
Yep, nothing like sharing your fond memories with a bunch of snot-nosed punks to make you feel old. On the bright side at least I get to carry on the tradition of bitching and moaning about how the younger generation don’t appreciate how good they got it.