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What kind of video game would it be like? What would be your power-ups/collectables/whatever else? What would be the main goal of it? Who would be your main enemy?

 

 

 

As for me I'm not exactly sure how my life would be if it were a video game, but I'd like to hear other people's ideas first :)

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It'd be a giant sokoban in the bowels of the back rooms of Walmart. :P

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My game would include NPCs that constantly want to be next to me and get in the way while I'm attempting to accomplish the tasks in the game. (They would probably look like cats & dogs)

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Actually, my sokobaning at work is more of the pallet jack-ing variety. :P

 

Oh! And there's also Tetris for arranging overstock in the back room storage bins.

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Before that even came out, my best friend wanted to make a movie with a similar concept, in which a college student could be seen walking through daily life and having to encounter what would normally be mundane in a fantastic, video game-ish sort of way. :) Sadly, this never happened.

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Before that even came out, my best friend wanted to make a movie with a similar concept, in which a college student could be seen walking through daily life and having to encounter what would normally be mundane in a fantastic, video game-ish sort of way. :) Sadly, this never happened.

 

Has he got a script? Not enough movies about video games or imitating them in today's society if you ask me.

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I always felt sorry for Chip. Reading the storyline of the original level pack, one tended to get the impression that Melinda was just stringing him along for her own personal amusement. You know, the cheerleader-type girl screwing around with the nerd, just for kicks.

 

Poor Chip.

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What really cracks me up is that besides the collectable items in the clubhouse being computer chips, there really is nothing else that links the clubhouse to the Bit Busters and their purpose. So, they enjoy hacking and working with computers...what does this have to do with genetic engineering with blobs? :P

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Has he got a script? Not enough movies about video games or imitating them in today's society if you ask me.

 

Oh no...it never really got past the "idea" stage. :P

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What really cracks me up is that besides the collectable items in the clubhouse being computer chips, there really is nothing else that links the clubhouse to the Bit Busters and their purpose. So, they enjoy hacking and working with computers...what does this have to do with genetic engineering with blobs? :P

 

I got the sense that they're just a bunch of elitists; they're the kind of folks who have been picked on all of their lives, and because they can't retaliate against the beefy quarterback who gets all the hot girls, they decide to pick on people even more awkward and lower on the social totem pole than they are. Guided by their leader/temptress/wicked witch Melinda, they create a dungeon (they call it a "clubhouse") and give it a superficial connection to their club so that they can justify their hazing rituals. They go out in search of geeky kids who have a desperate desire to belong to something, and possibly have not-so-secret crushes on their nefarious leader.

 

Enter Chip.

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Perhaps the storyline for CCLP1 should be very political in nature. If Chip actually manages to succeed in conquering the CCLP1 clubhouse (or wherever the levels may take place), the entire structure of the Bit Busters changes. Perhaps Melinda doesn't really feel the same way about Chip at the start of the story and sadistically sends him off to his death, only to fall in love with him when she sees his determination. :P I don't know...

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I like it! Were you thinking of a coup or something?

 

I was going to suggest that it could be a Star Wars parody, with Chip as the "chosen one" who, as he progresses through the levels, learns to blame everything on Melinda and whine about everything imaginable (the decade messages?)...but I doubt that idea would be terribly popular amongst the TPM haters here. ;)

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It doesn't have to be exactly the same, though. There's plenty of tropes that have been tried and true in fiction that could be used for CCLP1. :)

 

I still think the original "Knights of the Old Republic" did an excellent job of recapturing the original Star Wars trilogy's story's elements without ripping it off entirely.

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In a way, I'm looking forward to the storyline of CCLP1 as much as I am the actual levels. The CCLP3 storyline cracked me up.

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You've got Madhav to thank for much of it. :)

 

The main contribution I made was the "destruction of the clubhouse" segment with the Indy reference. :P

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Unfortunately, no. He's not on the staff this time - I believe, IIRC, that he chose not to be directly involved with the set's production. But we could always ask about this in particular...:)

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Unfortunately, no. He's not on the staff this time - I believe, IIRC, that he chose not to be directly involved with the set's production. But we could always ask about this in particular... :)

 

We should get JB to write a Myst like adventure story for Chip's Challenge! (Y)

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What kind of story would that be, though? :P

 

You play as the Stranger, not Chip. The twist at the end could be that it was Chip McCallahan all along!

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But the problem is that new players - for whom CCLP1 is intended - won't really find much meaning in that. Not to mention that it wouldn't be much of a twist for existing players who look at the game and traditionally identify the player character as Chip.

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That Chip's misfortune video is AWESOME. I feel so talent-less.

 

I still like the "alternate universe" idea.

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How about Chip is taken to a world where CC1 never happened, and the only way he can bring back the original timeline is going through the 149 levels of CCLP1 or something along those lines.

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I was wondering about that too, actually. It'd be fun if the story could be self-contained for the new folks while subtly referencing things of the past for us veterans, like blobs and walkers being thrown under the bus for CCLP3 in the story bit preceding "Sardines."

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I was wondering about that too, actually. It'd be fun if the story could be self-contained for the new folks while subtly referencing things of the past for us veterans, like blobs and walkers being thrown under the bus for CCLP3 in the story bit preceding "Sardines."

 

Yeah, I think that's the best approach for CCLP1. Make it so that it can appeal to both casual and diehard fans of Chip's Challenge. It's perfect. (Y)

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I think that should be the approach of every CCLP, to be honest. :)

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word

 

BIRD IS WORD

 

Sorry, just had to let this piece of hilarity I saw in someone's MKWii username the other day on MrBean35000vr's channel...

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BIRD IS WORD

 

Sorry, just had to let this piece of hilarity I saw in someone's MKWii username the other day on MrBean35000vr's channel...

 

I would shoot myself in the head if I had a reality where that song was played over and over again.

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I would shoot myself in the head if I had a reality where that song was played over and over again.

 

Quoted for truth.

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I should probably be glad that I've never heard this song before. :P

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Same here (Y)

 

Oh yeah now if my life were a video game....

 

I would be on an epic adventure around the world. My goal would be to collect all the cans of Dr. Pepper I can find (Y) and I would beat the S*** out of anyone who stands in my way! (Y)

 

Sounds stupid I know but whatever :P

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If were talking about video games, that statements seems pretty useless in that category...

 

I do have goals and dreams but like I said, this is video games were talking about.

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Collecting cans of Dr. Pepper sounds so much better than the "Beethoven's 2nd" platformer that was released back in the early 90s. :P

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I agree that the "Bird is word" song is really annoying, but the expression "BIRD IS WORD" itself, just those three words, is hilarious.

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Dr. Pepper -- not my favorite.

 

I must confess the new Diet Mt. Dew Super Nova is like crack to me, however.

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There's yet another yet another new flavor of Mountain Dew? Oooh, I'm intrigued. :)

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The most recent flavor of Mountain Dew I'm fond of is the Voltage one, which is really good! It's blue raspberry :)

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I love Voltage but I need to watch the sugar, and SuperNova is diet. I'm hoping for more diet mt dew flavors.

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LMFAO why haven't I seen this device uses before?!?!

 

Things these days...they just make people lazier and lazier by the day (which isn't that bad of a problem to be honest)

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Is it just me, or do certain ones seem to be more popular in specific parts of the country? Red Vines seemed to be popular in California, while Twizzlers appear to be more prevelant here in Texas...

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I thought Mr. Pibb was a Coke ripoff of Dr. Pepper. Like Sprite is a ripoff of 7-Up.

 

Coke tries to dominate by making a copy of everybody else's stuff (except Cola, which they did invent.)

 

Looks like Pepsi is trying to take over by making 666 flavors of Mt. Dew. (BTW, THANK YOU FOR SUPERNOVA. PLEASE MAKE MORE DIET FLAVORS.)

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Spite tastes nothing like 7-Up, imo.

 

 

And I don't like Coke OR Pepsi. :P

 

Yeah, I don't imagine SPITE does! Probably tastes more like sour grapes.... </typo nazi>

 

But actually, yeah, 7-Up is way better.

 

Amazed you don't like Coke or Pepsi. Jolt?

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Yeah, I don't imagine SPITE does! Probably tastes more like sour grapes.... </typo nazi>

 

Haha! Touche.

 

I'm actually not really a soda person. And though I don't like Coke or Pepsi (never tried Jolt), I do like rum and Coke...go figure.

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I used to swear by tequila, but I do think that, at this point in my life, rum is pretty much the ultimate.

 

Of course, what I like and what I actually drink are two different things. I'm a cheap vodka guy.

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Cheap rum tastes like bad vodka. And being a poor grad student, I live off of cheap vodka. Good rum is an indulgence I can no longer afford.

 

That said, I agree: good rum is delightfully tasty. Far better than whiskey, which is rather overrated.

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Believe it or not, I have never tried Whiskey. I currently have Gin (ick), Rum, Triple Sec, Brandy, Vodka, Irish Cream, Kahlua, Buttershots, Peachtree and Hot Damn. Plus some beer. As you can tell, I'm not a poor college student (although I was for six years.)

 

Lest you get the wrong idea, I don't drink every day, and I don't drink to excess (typically one drink per hour is my limit.) But I am a grown up and I drink what I want.

 

I understand the cheap vodka -- vodka is pretty tasteless.

I'm partial to Jamaican rum, which is a little pricey.

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You're not missing that much without whiskey. I'm with you on the Gin being icky. I dig the Irish Cream, but that's something that my budget doesn't permit. Ditto for "Caribbean" rum (don't know if that's anything like Jamaican rum).

 

Not fond of mixers, though, for the most part...that's what OJ and cranberry juice are for.

 

I wouldn't judge you if you did drink every day, and to excess. I wouldn't trust anyone who DID judge you for that.

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I'm very calm. It wasn't that much vodka.

 

Also, the puppies are climbing on me, which helps with the coldness.

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I was referring more to the taste.

 

Though I would be interested in hearing reports regarding what you act like when you're intoxicated.

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This is a really odd thought, but being an animated character just seems really appealing to me at this point. Maybe it's the way they move around...you know, that old transmogrifying itch that I think we all had at one time.

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I love how upon doing a Google search for "transmogrify," one of the first results that comes up is the Calvin and Hobbes Wikipedia page. :)

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I did too - in fact, I initially assumed that it was a completely made-up word in the C&H universe. :P

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I've never googled Mabel Syrup or "Gooey Kablooie," because I don't want to spoil my impression/illusion that they are purely the province of Calvin's world.

 

I still associate "Wormwood" with Calvin, rather than with Screwtape (or even CC)...just as I refuse to accept that the definitive "Hobbes" is a semi-ancient philosopher. ;)

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If someone wrote a real life "Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie"...no, wait. Let's keep that as one of the never-to-be-revealed secrets of the C&H world.

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I'd read a fan fiction version of Hamster Huey if it was based on the "Do you think the townsfolk will ever find Hamster Huey's head?" strip.

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What flavor was the beer? I'm of the opinion that you can't polish a turd, but I could be wrong in this instance.

Cherry Lime -- not bad but I much prefer the original lemonade. Also a fan of Jack cola

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I did too - in fact, I initially assumed that it was a completely made-up word in the C&H universe. :P

Me also.

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"What are we going to do tomorrow night?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world!"

 

:plankton:

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Cherry Lime -- not bad but I much prefer the original lemonade. Also a fan of Jack cola

 

I just can't get into Jack. I've tried. I mean, it's not bad, but I don't understand how some people can drink whiskey and no other kind of booze. It just seems so wrong.

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I know of someone around here who might object to that statement...:)

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