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#123886 - 01/28/03 07:51 AM You've been playing adventures too long when.....
ThunderChild Offline
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Thought we should have our own of these but can only think of a few so please contribute.

you've been playing adventure games too long when....

....You refer to your pockets as, 'My inventory'

....You do a search on your computer for the word walkthru and find 76 results

....You check Gameboomers each morning before breakfast/coffee/cigarette/feeding the dog/cat/family

.....When asked for directions to the station, it's not just, Down the road and turn right; it's, Along this tree lined, victorian looking, avenue under the bright glow of the electric lighting in a northerly direction towards the junction at the far end. Upon reaching the crossroads with the old weather beaten and dilapidated hotel on the corner there is a road leading west which heads towards the centre of town and a road leading eastwards towards the train station. You wust turn in an easterly direction and proceed along this......etc, etc

laugh laugh laugh
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#123887 - 01/28/03 08:38 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You've been playing adventure games too long when

When ever you go someplace new you check all cabinets, drawers, and open and close all the doors.


New defence for Wynona Ryder, she wasn't shop lifting she was just collecting inventory.
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#123888 - 01/28/03 09:57 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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#123889 - 01/28/03 11:17 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Quote:
Originally posted by Gimme:
New defence for Wynona Ryder, she wasn't shop lifting she was just collecting inventory.
lol

Any time I go to the doctor's I always keep looking at those plastic disposable gloves and elastic tubing and have to fight the urge to grab some, cause well... you never know what you might need that day.

Also you have definitely been playing to long when every time you enter a room you look for alternative exits.

ALso when your idea of financial planning is limited to charting all the future releases month by month and drawing up a budget projection so you can make sure you can BAAG all of them. laugh

Laura
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#123890 - 01/28/03 12:24 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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laugh
...when something bad happens, you say it's ok, you'll reload a save.
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#123891 - 01/28/03 12:37 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Hi.

......When you read all these replies and understand them all wave
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#123892 - 01/28/03 02:27 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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...when you finish asking someone a question, you ask again just to see if you get a different answer.

or, even worse...when everytime you looke at something, you say the same thing. like, you wake up every morning, look at you bedside drawer and say: "It's my bedside drawer. There's nothing of interest inside.".

cheers!
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#123893 - 01/28/03 02:53 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing Adventure Games too long when . . . you constantly have the urge to try EACH and EVERY key on your key ring on EVERY DOOR you see. smile

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#123894 - 01/28/03 04:54 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing Adventure games too long when...

Dinner for 4 consists of TV Dinners served WELL done at 8pm....

Your smallest child thinks his/her name is "Just a sec."

Every scrap of paper within reach has some sort of hieroglyphic, mayan symbol, rune, or maze drawn upon it...including the phone bill.

When faced with the dilema of being locked out of your car you think about using the fish you just bought as a means of opening it.

Each person you know in real life you silently associate with an in-game character. Including yourself. wink
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#123895 - 01/28/03 05:22 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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...when you're wandering around lost in the aisles of a big confusing store (like Walmart) muttering to yourself, "I hate mazes, I hate mazes....."

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#123896 - 01/28/03 06:03 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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lol lol lol lol

I work in a medical office and decided not to order a medical coding reference book because it had the picture of a SLIDER PUZZLE on the cover.

Yikes!

eek

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#123897 - 01/28/03 07:15 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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First, hello to everyone. It's my first post, so don't expect a brilliant answer, but, well, there it goes.
In my experience, you've been playing an adventure for too long when you start to fear for your own life and watch around just to check nothing unusual things are taking place when Gabriel K.(I mean, me; no, I mean the character) is in a dangerous situation...

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#123898 - 01/28/03 07:28 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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That's a great one, Audrey and I don't blame you one bit! lol lol lol

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#123899 - 01/28/03 07:41 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've overdone games when you're afraid to go anywhere dark for fear of being eaten by a grue!

Also when you're solving puzzles in your sleep.

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#123900 - 01/28/03 08:08 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you're playing too many adventure games when you automatically look for strange things on the ground to click on! Or when you want to pry up a sewer lid to see what's hidden under it. smile

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#123901 - 01/28/03 08:39 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you have played too many adventure games when you:

-want to catch the neighbor
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#123902 - 01/28/03 09:26 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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I LOVE this thread ! ! ! ! smile smile smile
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#123903 - 01/28/03 09:33 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Oh me too! This is summing my life up... now I know why paople think I'm crazy!! hahaha!! thumbsup
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#123904 - 01/28/03 09:38 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Welcome Malia! Glad you're here!
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#123905 - 01/28/03 10:24 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing adventure games too long when:

--you eat soup from the microwave for every meal for a week, because going to the grocery store would interfere with your in-game flow....you're on a roll and can't be distracted

--your cat is mad because you're always on the computer and she begins to unwind all the toilet paper.....only to be confronted by your puzzled face wondering if you could piece it back together like you did the torn paper puzzle in the game you're playing

--the only thing you take time to make is coffee

--you find yourself doing your homework in the wee hours of the morning because, "Dammit, Larry Laffer needs me!"

--you dream of being sent to Syberia and it's a GOOD thing

--you know that if your friends DO give up on you and send you to the Sanitarium, you'll be able to survive, because you did, afterall, help Max to survive

--you start telling your friends and family when to eat, sleep, pee and get in the hot tub, and you start spouting at the dinner table, "This graw is fredishay."

--no one will talk to you anymore because they can't understand why your right forefinger keeps twitching each time you ask them a question



By the way....I love this thread too! It makes me feel sort of "normal." laugh
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#123906 - 01/28/03 11:26 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing adventure games too long when....

... You push the handle on every toilet just to see if it will flush...

...You carry around the urn of a deceased relative "just in case the Iuxpi show up!"...

...At easter time you are disappointed the leftover colored eggs in the fridge don't reverse time!"

FUNNY THREAD laugh smile

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#123907 - 01/28/03 11:33 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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I have had so much fun reading this thread. Thanks ThunderChild for starting it. I can relate to everything said here, but especially cracked up over Jen's remark about using a fish to unlock the car door.
Susan

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#123908 - 01/29/03 12:22 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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I know I've been playing Adventure games too long since almost every day some musical refrain sticks in my mind and I can't get rid of it until I figure out what Adventure game used it. When it lasts more than a couple of days, I have to go back and restore likely episodes in the most likely games. That can be a terrible interruption, but I have to do it since otherwise that blasted refrain begins to dominate me. frown
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#123909 - 01/29/03 02:32 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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I love this one as well!

- when you cannot go into a library without searching for secret doors
- you touch every plant you see just in case it might reveal a secret passage
- when using public transportation you wait for a map to appear, so you can click on it, to get you to the desired place
- you try to use the "space" button when someone is talking to you to skip the conversation
- you think closed doors will open once you have completed the necessary task
- you talk to every person you meet... they might give you a hint
- you think every computer is turned on all the time and consists only of emails and files that are important.

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#123910 - 01/29/03 06:42 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Quote:
Originally posted by lasanidine:
You know you have played too many adventure games when you:

-you see a cockroach and say “Good Luck Bad Mojo”
ROTFL! I'm currently playing Bad Mojo, love being a cockroach, exploring the bathroom. (The toilet seat makes such lovely sticky sucking sounds.) laugh

And you also know you've played too many adventure games when you're trying to get hints from two 9-year-old boys you're babysitting: "Suppose you're a wizard called Rincewind and you have a Luggage following you around and you don't know how to..."

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#123911 - 01/29/03 06:57 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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This is such a great topic.Don't you all think it needs to be saved in the archives?

My sides hurt I'm laughing so hard over the responses smile

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#123912 - 01/29/03 07:04 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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.....When you have: 4 games on the go, 6 on the to-be-played pile, 3 on the to-be-replayed pile, 2 on order and due in the post any day now, 1 that you're currently bidding for on ebay and then when asked what you want for your birthday.......can you guess what's next lol
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#123913 - 01/29/03 07:55 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You've played too long when

--you've arranged a scavanger/treasure hunt and say 'Let the pixel hunt begin.'

--start leaving messages on pictures or look for them on the back of paintings.
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#123914 - 01/29/03 08:13 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know when you played too many adventure games when:

You come home with a hat and a trench coat and tell your husband. "Honey you would look great in these" (Tex Murphy-wannabee)


Liz
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#123915 - 01/29/03 08:21 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know when you played too many adventure games when:

You try to stuff things like ladders, bowls of hot water, a screwdriver, and a fish (red herring?) in your pants!

smile
Louis

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#123916 - 01/29/03 08:46 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Quote:
Originally posted by lasanidine:
[qb] You know you have played too many adventure games when you:

-want to catch the neighbor’s cat to make a mustache
-want to pick up every stone you see
-you see a cockroach and say “Good Luck Bad Mojo”
-see a pot and wonder where the lid is
-see a gauge and want to set it
-see a monkey and wonder where they dropped the banana to feed it with
-you think rats are friendly helpers
-you think runes hold the secret of the universe
-you want to call Sam for help
-you burn the dinner and you don’t even care... [/qb]

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#123917 - 01/29/03 08:50 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you have played too many adventure games when...You sit at your computer, with a cold cup of coffee, trying to figure out "which" Adventure games Lasanidine was talking about!! :-) Glynn

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#123918 - 01/29/03 09:17 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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-When you go to the store and automatically start searching for that hard to find item you've been looking for in your current game.

I have done this more than once and had to remind myself, "Oh yeah, that was in the game and this is real life."

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#123919 - 01/29/03 09:45 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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What a great thread this is.... lol

I can relate to that APL. wink I heard some music on TV the other day and I still can't remember what game it's from. I think maybe the 2nd floor of Shivers. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />

Good idea OZ. Maybe when it scrolls off the page we could move it to the archives. <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />

~Dee

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#123920 - 01/29/03 10:04 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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...when you look up something in the world atlas and the words "Amazon" and "Siberia" look wrong to you.

<img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

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#123921 - 01/29/03 02:17 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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When you read the word "game," you assume it's for computers (not console or board or card).

When you read a game title that's unfamiliar, you immediately google for reviews - hoping it's an adventure that you've (somehow) missed.

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#123922 - 01/29/03 03:24 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing too much when you find yourself clicking on the remote control to make characters in a movie move faster, talk to other characters or to escape boring cut scenes.

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#123923 - 01/29/03 05:43 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you've been playing adventure games to long when:

You talk to EVERYONE you meet and continue to talk to them until they start to repeat themselves. laugh
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#123924 - 01/29/03 09:08 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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After your game venue appears in your dream, when you wake up, you think you've been on a vacation. happydance

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#123925 - 01/30/03 12:05 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you're playing too amny av. games when you fing yourself looking on the ground carfully where ever you go lookng for things that may be usefull later on, even a gum wrapper or dog tag and hearing a voice in your head saying (I don't think that will be useful or necessary).

All the gaming best to all!!!,
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#123926 - 01/30/03 02:59 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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...you cringe when opening doors, fearful that something is there, or you won't be able to just walk through.

...you expect something to open every time the clerk scarns an item you're buying.
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#123927 - 01/30/03 03:08 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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- When you look through the real estate ads for a small white house with a mailbox in front that you can see when facing E.

- When you are afraid your wife will walk in and and catch you at the computer looking at . . . a Nancy Drew adventure!
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#123928 - 01/30/03 07:54 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Well, RIVEN and a few other games made it almost automatic for me to close and look back whenever I open and go through a door. laugh laugh laugh
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#123929 - 01/30/03 10:30 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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When you look at the dust and disarray of your home and think
1. "oooo, atmosphere!"
2. "oooo, I need to explore this! Something might be under there!"
When you start cleaning out a closet and think of it as an adventure
When you find something in that closet that reminds you of something in another room so you go see if it works....and don't finish your closet!
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#123930 - 01/31/03 01:24 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know you're playing too many adv games when you have your toilet brush chained and padlocked to the bathroom wall, so it won't be used on the Bar-B Que!! happydance happydance
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#123931 - 01/31/03 04:24 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Hahaha,that was a good one Granny smile

You know you've been playing adventure games too long when you....

Are playing ND and as you walk through a door the phone rings and it scares the heck out of you because you think it's happening in the game,but it really was your own phone ringing.(This just happened to me last night LOL)

When you... can't find your notebook of notes of the game you're currently playing because you have at least 4 games going at one time.

When you....keep doing the same action over and over(in your real life) hoping to trigger an easter egg.


ozma
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#123932 - 01/31/03 07:12 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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When you start getting 2 copies of the same game just in case you need an extra one! lol

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#123933 - 01/31/03 09:55 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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You know I have been depressed because I just found out my good friend for over 45 years is dying of cancer and being house bound I come here to not only play interactive adventure games but to talk to my other dear friends about the game well I just stumbled into this area and I just had to laugh at some of these answers ((hope Iam not insulting anyone)) but I just found them rather amusing smile Gameboomers is great But The People here are One Of A Kind The, "BEST" people!!!
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#123934 - 01/31/03 12:34 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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[You've been playing adventures too long when.....

By ThunderChild
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You refer to your pockets as, 'My inventory'.

You do a search on your computer for the word walkthru and find 76 results.

You check Gameboomers each morning before breakfast/coffee/cigarette/feeding the dog/cat/family.

You’re asked for directions to the station, it's not just, Down the road and turn right; it's, Along this tree lined, victorian looking, avenue under the bright glow of the electric lighting in a northerly direction towards the junction at the far end. Upon reaching the crossroads with the old weather beaten and dilapidated hotel on the corner there is a road leading west which heads towards the centre of town and a road leading eastwards towards the train station. You wust turn in an easterly direction and proceed along this......etc, etc.

You have: 4 games on the go, 6 on the to-be-played pile, 3 on the to-be-replayed pile, 2 on order and due in the post any day now, 1 that you're currently bidding for on ebay and then when asked what you want for your birthday.......can you guess what's next?

ThunderChild
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You go someplace new you check all cabinets, drawers, and open and close all the doors.

You find a new defence for Wynona Ryder - She wasn't shop lifting she was just collecting inventory.

Gimme
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You try to "save" when you're watching a TV program.

You are playing Nancy Drew and as you walk through a door the phone rings and it scares the heck out of you because you think it's happening in the game, but it really was your own phone ringing.

You can't find your notebook of notes of the game you're currently playing because you have at least 4 games going at one time.

You keep doing the same action over and over (in your real life) hoping to trigger an easter egg.

ozma38
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You have to fight the urge to grab those plastic disposable gloves and elastic tubing at the doctor's cause you never know what you might need that day.

You look for alternative exits every time you enter a room.

Your idea of financial planning is limited to charting all the future releases month by month and drawing up a budget projection so you can make sure you can BAAG all of them.

gatorlaw
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Something bad happens, you say it's ok, you'll reload a save.

nickie
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You read all these replies and understand them all .

Mad
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You finish asking someone a question, you ask again just to see if you get a different answer.

Everytime you look at something, you say the same thing - you wake up every morning, look at you bedside drawer and say: "It's my bedside drawer. There's nothing of interest inside".

Zoyd Wheeler
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You constantly have the urge to try EACH and EVERY key on your key ring on EVERY DOOR you see.

mbc841
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Dinner for 4 consists of TV Dinners served WELL done at 8pm.

Your smallest child thinks his/her name is "Just a sec."

Every scrap of paper within reach has some sort of hieroglyphic, mayan symbol, rune, or maze drawn upon it...including the phone bill.

Faced with the dilema of being locked out of your car, you think about using the fish you just bought as a means of opening it.

Each person you know in real life you silently associate with an in-game character. Including yourself.

Jen in Chgo
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You're wandering around lost in the aisles of a big confusing store (like Walmart) muttering to yourself, "I hate mazes, I hate mazes....."

SuMac
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You work in a medical office and decide not to order a medical coding reference book because it has the picture of a SLIDER PUZZLE on the cover.

audrey522
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You start to fear for your own life and watch around just to check nothing unusual things are taking place when Gabriel K. (I mean, me… No, I mean the character) is in a dangerous situation.

Malia G
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You're afraid to go anywhere dark for fear of being eaten by a grue!

You're solving puzzles in your sleep.

Skippy
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You automatically look for strange things on the ground to click on!

You want to pry up a sewer lid to see what's hidden under it.

JMK
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You want to catch the neighbor’s cat to make a mustache.

You want to pick up every stone you see.

You see a cockroach and say “Good Luck Bad Mojo”.

You see a pot and wonder where the lid is.

You see a gauge and want to set it.

You see a monkey and wonder where they dropped the banana to feed it with.

You think rats are friendly helpers.

You think runes hold the secret of the universe.

You want to call Sam for help.

You burn the dinner and you don’t even care.

lasanidine
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You eat soup from the microwave for every meal for a week, because going to the grocery store would interfere with your in-game flow....you're on a roll and can't be distracted.

Your cat is mad because you're always on the computer and she begins to unwind all the toilet paper.....only to be confronted by your puzzled face wondering if you could piece it back together like you did the torn paper puzzle in the game you're playing.

The only thing you take time to make is coffee.

You find yourself doing your homework in the wee hours of the morning because, "Dammit, Larry Laffer needs me!".

You dream of being sent to Syberia and it's a GOOD thing.

You know that if your friends DO give up on you and send you to the Sanitarium, you'll be able to survive, because you did, afterall, help Max to survive.

You start telling your friends and family when to eat, sleep, pee and get in the hot tub, and you start spouting at the dinner table, "This graw is fredishay."

No one will talk to you anymore because they can't understand why your right forefinger keeps twitching each time you ask them a question

girlgeek
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You push the handle on every toilet just to see if it will flush.

You carry around the urn of a deceased relative "just in case the Iuxpi show up!".

At easter time, you are disappointed the leftover colored eggs in the fridge don't reverse time!

taf4
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You can’t get rid of some musical refrains that sticks to your mind until you figure out what Adventure game used it, after restoring the likely episodes in the most likely games.

It’s almost automatic for you to close and look back whenever you open and go through a door.

Advpuzlov
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You cannot go into a library without searching for secret doors.

You touch every plant you see just in case it might reveal a secret passage.

Using public transportation, you wait for a map to appear, so you can click on it, to get you to the desired place.

You try to use the "space" button when someone is talking to you to skip the conversation.

You think closed doors will open once you have completed the necessary task.

You talk to every person you meet - they might give you a hint.

You think every computer is turned on all the time and consists only of emails and files that are important.

tez
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You're trying to get hints from two 9-year-old boys you're babysitting: "Suppose you're a wizard called Rincewind and you have a Luggage following you around and you don't know how to..."

Betje
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You've arranged a scavanger/treasure hunt and say 'Let the pixel hunt begin.'

You start leaving messages on pictures or look for them on the back of paintings.

acornia
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You come home with a hat and a trench coat and tell your husband - "Honey you would look great in these" (Tex Murphy-wannabee).

housewife
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You try to stuff things like ladders, bowls of hot water, a screwdriver, and a fish (red herring?) in your pants!

nolalou
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You sit at your computer, with a cold cup of coffee, trying to figure out "which" Adventure games Lasanidine was talking about!!
Glynn

You go to the store and automatically start searching for that hard to find item you've been looking for in your current game.

Tamia
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You look up something in the world atlas and the words "Amazon" and "Siberia" look wrong to you.

audrey522
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You read the word "game," you assume it's for computers (not console or board or card).

You read a game title that's unfamiliar, you immediately google for reviews - hoping it's an adventure that you've (somehow) missed.

Yapette
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You find yourself clicking on the remote control to make characters in a movie move faster, talk to other characters or to escape boring cut scenes.

Bristol
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You talk to EVERYONE you meet and continue to talk to them until they start to repeat themselves.

Lorryrose
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You think you've been on a vacation, when you wake up after your game venue appears in your dream.

Cat in the Hat
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You find yourself looking on the ground carefully where ever you go lookng for things that may be usefull later on, even a gum wrapper or dog tag and hearing a voice in your head saying (I don't think that will be useful or necessary).

Gameman007
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You cringe when opening doors, fearful that something is there, or you won't be able to just walk through.

You expect something to open every time the clerk scarns an item you're buying.

Homer6
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You look through the real estate ads for a small white house with a mailbox in front that you can see when facing E.

You are afraid your wife will walk in and and catch you at the computer looking at . . . a Nancy Drew adventure!

Howard the Doc
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You look at the dust and disarray of your home and think:
1. "oooo, atmosphere!"
2. "oooo, I need to explore this! Something might be under there!"

You start cleaning out a closet and think of it as an adventure.

You find something in that closet that reminds you of something in another room so you go see if it works....and don't finish your closet!

looney
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You have your toilet brush chained and padlocked to the bathroom wall, so it won't be used on the Bar-B Que!!

granny
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You start getting 2 copies of the same game just in case you need an extra one!

Bastet
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You find other friends online to talk about life and adventure games.

LEEANA

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#123935 - 01/31/03 12:35 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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#123936 - 02/02/03 02:32 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 07/01/00
Posts: 1082
Loc: E Sussex UK
... you save your game as you have to go and do something else and then you think, "Just 5 minutes more won't hurt". 3 hours later you save your game again.
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#123937 - 02/02/03 03:13 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 1565
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA (left my bel...
You are planning your next vacation and you think, "well, Aralbad (Syberia) would be nice, or maybe Channelwood (Myst)".

Then you realize, "wait a minute, commercial airlines DON'T fly there"!

(Still have hopes for Aralbad. I know Channelwood is out.)
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#123938 - 02/02/03 09:44 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
You know you've been playing adventure games too long when:

You see a wad of chewing gum and have an uncontrollable urge to pick it up.
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#123939 - 02/02/03 01:00 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 09/09/00
Posts: 11973
Loc: Kent, WA
You know you've been playing adventure games too long when:

You see a key in a door and you look around for a newspaper and pointy object so you get it out laugh <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> laugh

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#123940 - 02/02/03 01:27 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1800
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
You know you've been playing Adventure games too long when:
You start to do puzzles when you are away from the computer. I have a Chinese Checker board and some Rush Hour puzzles (slider type )at the office. When we go on vacation, I take my GAMES magazines with me. A day just doesn't seem normal without having a puzzle to solve! laugh
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#123941 - 02/02/03 03:57 PM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 05/06/01
Posts: 3424
Loc: WA. USA
You know you've been playing Adventure games too long when:

-You hear a new melody and think: "My God I hope I do not have to reproduce this"...

-You see a Monet painting and wonder where you should click for the key.

-You have a hot key on your computer not only for GameBoomers but all the other places to do with Pc games.

-You looking for a bottle of Sauvignon wine in the wine store before you remember where you heard of it.

-You want to carry all your stuff in you jacket
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#123942 - 02/03/03 08:49 AM Re: You've been playing adventures too long when.....
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26893
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
You've been playing adventure games too long when you admire a beautiful (real)autumn scene and then think: "There were places in Riven that looked so much better."

When you realize that you know more about April Ryan than you know about your next-door-neighbor.

When the young clerk at Electronics Boutique tells you: "Oh, that's not a very good game," and his advice only makes you want to buy it even more.

When you play Reader Rabbit with your six-year-old and Reader pulls a ladder out of his pocket and you think: "I'll bet the designer of this edutainment game is an adventure gamer."

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