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Scout
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March 27, 2010 - 4:49 pm
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I think #3 is Daggerfall.

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Even though I'm completely worthless at guessing ANY of these pics, I'm seriously LOL'ing when reading thorugh this thread.  The first picture looks somewhat like an upside down picture of Link.  I think the third picture is Daggerfall as well. 

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Ok, I'm going to make up some answers to get the ball rolling:

Spore (first few amoeba levels)

Doom or something Conan-y (why not? That tower looks like it has snake statues on the top)

Hexen (although I can't remember any bikini girls when I played through it)

Trogdor the Burninator

Legion 2 (the second of many)

Pride and Prejudice (I've got nothin' - looks like some love-story movie poster snippet, possibly about vampires)

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Pride and Prejudice?! Are you mad?! That picture shows far too much emotion for Regency England! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Steerpike you've excelled yourself with this one. A truly devilish piece of work.

That fifth picture is upside down because I can make out 'press start'. Image one looks like a Japanese anime eye, which doesn't really narrow it down and the others, well, god knows.

I recognise that last picture, I'm sure I do.

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Oooh, Gregg is right about the 5th being upside down. I think the first is as well... or it's Link or Tingle hanging from a tree.

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Time to throw more crazy out there:

  1. Some bygone adventure game?
  2. NOT Back to the Future, since that clock had Roman numerals
  3. Attack of the Blue Spherical Invaders?
  4. Duke Nukem 2?
  5. Some id game?
  6. A really, really far zoomed-out Diablo II, Act 4?

No, but seriously, these images are crazy hard! Sir Steerpike, I don't know what sort of power or pleasure you derive from sucking the energy out of my now-crippled husk of a body, but congratulations. My brain lays down its arms and surrenders to your masochistic ways.

I think you need to ease up on the pain. I mean, unless it literally does fuel you/the silo, Riddler-style from Batman Forever.

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Jarrod
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Ok.... my first stab in the dark...

Druid (it's probably not, but damn that UI looks familiar)
Wizard of Oz (B&W Dorothy holding onto the house in the tornado?)
Boulderdash
Bionic Commando (the recent platformer remake of the classic)
Doom 3 (upside down?)
Torchlight (or maybe a Resident Evil)

I may be a fool, but I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me...

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Steerpike
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Well done, Jarrod! Boulder Dash is correct.

Here are Mysterious Clues:

1) It happened in the darkness too.

2) "I never thought ten hours could last an eternity..."

3) It's Boulder Dash.

4) It's the first of many wars, all of them clever.

5) On and off, yes; usually when I've been drinking, yes; but... (also: funny angle)

6) David Cage isn't the only odd Frenchman who designs games.

Good luck!

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Jarrod
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In that case, I'd like to suggest that #4 might be a Contra game, perhaps Contra 3: Alien Wars?  Well, at least it has 'Wars' in the title, even if it wasn't the first Contra.

It certainly looks like a platformer, but obviously without seeing a character it's hard to tell which one!

And 'on and off'... usually when you've been drinking?  Maybe Haze for pic #5?

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Steerpike
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Clue #5 can be found buried deep within the bowels of this very site.

I honestly thought this was an easy one! The last one was brutal, created as punishment for Gregg winning the contest earlier. Many of the images were upside down or partly rotated. For the record, the last set:

  1. Super Street Fighter II Turbo (that's Cammy upside down, hence the funny angle clue)
  2. Dig Dug (the clue came from the Bowie song "Squaring the Circle" – hides its organic growth, etc etc. Also tilted.)
  3. The Elder Scrolls: Arena (vexed, terribly vexed, as Emperor Commodus says in that excrement Gladiator. Gladiators fight in arenas)
  4. Venture (in Latin the part that's missing means "toward" – the Latin word for toward is ad)
  5. Mega Man 2 (also upside down – clue was "second of many")
  6. Vincent Ward's A Map of the Human Heart (Great movie; clue was "it'll break your heart, which you can't find your way around anyway)

So there you go. :)

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Who the hell knows Latin?! Which further begs the question: Why would you want to know Latin? Unless, you're exchanging letters with the Pope or something...

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Steerpike
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I… um… know Latin.

Roman history degree and all.

Quod tanta vis probitatis est ut eam etiam in hostem diligamus, sum valde rumex super novus vexillum accipio. Propter poena rememdium eram. Ut a proprius tracto, mos ostendo sum prothoplastus imago in novus vexillum: Rutilus Vis est.

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I know you know Latin. Which is why I said it. I'm evil that way. And don't you be making fun of my Rutilus Vis, either! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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um… has anyone else just lost the entire banner portion? Never mind, it's back. How odd…

*edit: now that I've made it to the front page I see Steerpike has been mucking about on the back-end while even more under the influence than normal!

Release the Kraken!

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Steerpike
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It's fixed, it's fixed. The whole thing was an accident. Jeez, can't a guy have a bad reaction to pain meds?!?!?

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For the record - and I am keeping a record - I got Mega Man 2 and sort of got Dig Dug on the last one. The others: not a chance!

GSI are looking into this set on their lunch breaks. Gluttony impairs them so I'm not expecting much.

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Toger said:

Release the Kraken!


I haven't seen Clash of the Titans yet, nor do I really want to, but that line will probably forever remind me of Liam Neeson in the trailer, complete with silly beard and glowing armour.

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I'm going to Clash of the Titans in 3D on Friday. I can't wait! Didn't Davy Jones or someone say "Release the kraken!" in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

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On topic, I think #3 is Centipede or Millipede.

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