High-stakes Pong, Combat, and Tetris

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  1. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    Some of you may be familiar with the Penny Arcade Expo and its Omegathon, where players compete in a series of different games for a grand prize of cool shit. 2005's prize, for example, was the complete NES library, valued at over $10,000.

    The deciding game is kept secret until the last minute, and it's always something very old school. Here are videos of the final rounds for the last three years. I think they're entertaining as hell.

    PAX '04: Pong

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    PAX '05: Combat

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    PAX '06: Tetris

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    The Tetris match is painful to watch, but the ramp-up is great.
     
  2. Cloud Strife

    Cloud Strife 01000011 01000101 0101010

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    can't beat the classics! i used to rule at Pong!!!
     
  3. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    I have the sudden craving to play Tetris...
     
  4. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Combat was a lot of fun back in the day. Good times.
     
  5. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Damnit! Now I wanna play Combat! :( 
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    holy shit combat!

    tah tah tah tah tah, kuh-jish!

    that game ruled. one of the 1st excellent multi level game innit?

    good times good times
     
  7. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Mind anyone telll me what's the theme song for tetris ? So catchy.
     
  8. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Combat rocked back in the day, and is still one of my all time favs. That was really damn cool to watch.
     
  9. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    I will take on anyone in tetris, just name your stakes. :D 
     
  10. DragoUnicron

    DragoUnicron Dragon Master

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    I'm not familiar with combat. What is the purpose of the game? It was kind of hard to see in that video.
     
  11. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    2 tanks trying to blow each other up. Horribly addictive, and Live Arcade has a variation on it now, I think.
     
  12. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Some levels there's planes involved too. Fun stuff. My cousin used to always whoop my ass in it. The rubber ball tank levels were awesome.
     
  13. DragoUnicron

    DragoUnicron Dragon Master

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    Has there been any reitteration or modernization of combat?
     
  14. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    I just got a new RF piece for my Atari I got on e-Bay and popped in Combat. I didn't play it long, my controllers aren't working that great. Maybe I should take them apart someday and see what the problem is. I also need to see what I can do about the static noise during game play, the connection may need cleaning.

    Wii Play has a game called Tanks! that plays similar to the later tank levels in Combat.
     
  15. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    You could probably beat the guys in the video. Especially the one on the right.
     
  16. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bring it on! ;) 

    I once scored 2 billion+. Yes, with a B. This is what happens when you get a Game Boy at age 12 and don't get another game for like 6 months. :redface2: 

    Those guys in the video suck something fierce.
     
  17. Gnaw

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    Must. Find. Combat! I didn't know they made a Live version.
     

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