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What are some video game traditions that you follow?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24460points) November 9th, 2023

For example:

In a vs. Match in an arcade, I would let my opponent win the second match if I won the first. So we can stretch out our quarters.

Also if I use a cheap move, ( like a throw or a Jonny Cage nut punch), then I would give my opponent a free shot.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

I have a long standing tradition to not waste even a moment’s time on any video games.

Forever_Free's avatar

I have the same tradition as @elbanditoroso

zenvelo's avatar

The traditions I imposed on my kids are: No games if anyone wants to watch TV, and unplug the console and put it away when you are finished.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Did you realize you were applying game theory to video games?

kevbo1's avatar

For the past 10 years, I haven’t played games that require graphics more sophisticated than what we had in the early 90s.

I’ve played Roguelikes since the mid-80s and still enjoy them.

gorillapaws's avatar

@elbanditoroso That’s sad you feel that way about video games. Would you say as much about attending an opera, cinema, theatre or reading a book? There are video games that engage in literary-esque levels of storytelling and are even more enhanced because the user is a participant in the outcome of the tale.

As for game traditions from my youth, they mostly involved jerking the controller out of the console when my friend was beating me (and visa-versa) as well as arm punching. With wireless controllers the first one isn’t possible, and I no longer hit my friends in the arm.

filmfann's avatar

There was an old video game called Crossbow. There were about 2 instructions:
Insert Quarter Here
Don’t Shoot Your Friends.

I think the latter are words to live by.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Blackwater_Park No. What is game theory?

Blackwater_Park's avatar

You found the Nash equilibrium in two-player quarter driven fighting games by letting the second player win the second round. It gave you both more play-time.

I also feel sorry for those of you who do not understand what modern video games have become. It is worth your time.

LifeQuestioner's avatar

I haven’t played video games in a while, although I always like to RPGs and I still have my old Nintendo and Super Nintendo among others. But I know that I always refused to use any cheat codes, because to me that took away the fun of the game. I didn’t care how long I had to slog it out, I knew that if I built my levels up enough I could beat the bosses. Probably why I like RPGs too.

Zaku's avatar

Well I cannot stand games that expect a player to save-scum (i.e. to simply restore a saved game position if they ever die, or in some cases, have a setback). So I tend to play such games as if they were “ironman” or “permadeath” games, which makes them more interesting to me. But sadly, they tend to be designed to assume people will (ab)use save-scumming, which means they tend not to really support that style of play very well, but at least it has saved me many hours of time, by getting me to spend less time on those games.

Blackberry's avatar

Never let anyone know if you’re a woman or black. You will be harrassed.

This is why black people make their characters white, and why women make their characters men.

KNOWITALL's avatar

You play all weekend with a new game. Other than that my only goal is to compete and wun, or finish the game completely.

Smashley's avatar

I always try to play RPG and sim games as queer as possible. Still waiting on GTA to enter the 21st century in this regard..

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