Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Atari Emulator -> Quarxon

While I'm waiting for my 2nd facebook account to load... God, how I love how slow Firefox is.  Must be an extra security feature or something... let me just blog a brain fart or two about Scott Ludwig's "Quarxon."  Pretty slick and sophisticated game play for 16K!  It's one of the great regerts... regrets of my life is that I didn't play the Expert difficulty of Quarxon more often.  No, I was content with kicking the Beginner opponent's ass.  That's just how good the A.I. is in this game.  Well, that, and the red line with gaps in it goes really really fast at the expert level... oh, I mean... Now I'm one of these people who would live their lives completely the same over and over again if I had to, and I probably don't.  But I do consider it one of the great failings of my life that I consistently chose level 0 Beginner of play over level 9 Expert in Peter Fokos' 1982 classic, Alien Ambush.  Scott R. Ludwig's 1982 classic, Quarxon.  I mean, level 9's Expert's hard!  It's hard work!  And plus, you keep getting blowed up and all that!  I just HATE that!  So I'm trying to make up for lost time by playing level 9 Expert now... oh, wait.  I haven't yet.  That's how much I hate it.  So let that be a lesson for you parents out there.  If you walk in on your kids and they're playing video games instead of doing homework, here's what you do.  Ask them if they're playing the hardest level of the game.  And if they're not, you make them play the hardest level, otherwise they can't borrow the car for the weekend.. or something.  Why fight it?  Homework sucks.  All school did for me was reinforce my bad procrastination habits, and get me on a God-awful reunion mailing list.  I keep trying to tell you!  They didn't like me, they tolerated me.  You know, like that one co-worker of yours that everyone hates.  Same thing with school, only there's hundreds more of them.

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