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Happy Birthday to our favourite Librarian!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:39 am
by sour29
Happy birthday Lies'! Hope you're having a great one! What are you doing to celebrate?

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:04 am
by galleta
I was visiting the board to post my happy birthday too!

Happy birthday Liesbeth!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:54 am
by Betty Felon
Sweet! An excuse to have one of those Dutch cakes! Or really, why stop at one?

Let's also have pop! Spiked with whiskey. And a dance party! And a guitar hero contast at h4ck's house since he has a gillion video game systems.

Happy Birthday!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:11 am
by sour29
How many video game systems does he have? I have an Xbox 360, original Xbox, Playstation 2, two Playstation 1s, two N64s, a SNES and a DS. Not to mention a PC. And screw Guitar Hero -- Rock Band is where it's at these days! I've been playing it lots this past week!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:23 am
by Harvey Winters
Happy B-day Lies'!!!
From all the peeps at that "other board"...

I didn't have time for a cake, but I hope you like these:

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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:27 am
by sour29
That looks vicious delicious.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:32 am
by Betty Felon
sour29 wrote:How many video game systems does he have? I have an Xbox 360, original Xbox, Playstation 2, two Playstation 1s, two N64s, a SNES and a DS. Not to mention a PC. And screw Guitar Hero -- Rock Band is where it's at these days! I've been playing it lots this past week!
Ok, I was just going by the Buying-Things thread. I don't actually know anything about video games. I do, however, like to support Guitar Hero, as EA Games is in Iowa City, which needs our love. And, really, isn't Rock Band the giant corporate copycat that competes only because of it's massive marketing budget?

Anyway, Birthday Party!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:39 am
by sour29
Wait, hold on -- you don't consider EA, the leader of sports-based video games for as many years as I can remember (ie. at least 16) a giant corporation with a massive marketing budget? ;)

Anyway, Birthday Party indeed! :D

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:43 am
by Betty Felon
Haha, well see, I don't know anything about video games. Especially sports based ones. I just have a friend who programs for Guitar Hero and he sees it differently. But really, they were first, so the size of thier marketing budget doesn't matter as it isn't being used to sell a copycat, you know? It's the PRINCIPLE of it. *shrugs*

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:49 am
by sour29
Wait ... EA makes Rock Band. Activision makes Guitar Hero. Which makes the whole argument even more confusing.

But really, if nothing was ever improved upon because someone else invented it first, what kind of world would we be living in? Your programming friend needs to grow up. ;)

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:02 pm
by Betty Felon
sour29 wrote: Your programming friend needs to grow up. ;)

That is a completely unreasonable thing to say.

I could be wrong about which companies, blahblahwhocares, but please. Why do you have to be such a pickle in Liesbeth's birthday thread? I really don't see the point.

Ok, no video games at this party. We'll just have to interact with booze as our only social crutch.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:02 pm
by Flyn
Happy Birthday Liesbeth!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:04 pm
by Liesbeth
thanks, you guys. I spent a quiet evening at home watching a detective with Amanda Burton (including a pretty unlikely dutch detective character) and the left over strawberry muffins - which turned out okay, but are a bit on the sweet side, next time I'll stick to the classic berry recipe. Party next week when my husband has his birthday. He got me a dictionary of English word combinations at my own request, which is absolutely great.

I have absolutely no clue about video games, I pretty much gave up 25 years ago after I didn't understand Donkey Kong (this shows my age, I know). But by no means let that interrupt a good discussion.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:21 pm
by sour29
Betty Felon wrote:That is a completely unreasonable thing to say.
I respectfully disagree. I know it's your friend, but complaining because someone took a good idea and made it better is ridiculous. After all, Guitar Hero just copied Dance Dance Revolution. So Rock Band improved upon the formula started by a game which improved upon the formula that was started by yet another game. Complaining someone ripped off your idea when your idea was ripped off someone else to begin with just seems extremely childish to me.

It would be like John Walker getting mad at the guy who invented the lighter because all he did is improve on the idea of matches ... but the idea of friction to create fire was hardly a new invention to begin with, you know what I mean?

It's not meant to be personal, and I can hardly characterize a person I haven't met ... but yeah. I think I made my point.

Sounds like a nice birthday, Lies'. As mentioned elsewhere in recent days, I love strawberries and those muffins sound delectable. What kind of combinations can be found in that dictionary?

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:42 pm
by Betty Felon
sour29 wrote:
Betty Felon wrote:That is a completely unreasonable thing to say.
I respectfully disagree. I know it's your friend, but complaining because someone took a good idea and made it better is ridiculous. After all, Guitar Hero just copied Dance Dance Revolution. So Rock Band improved upon the formula started by a game which improved upon the formula that was started by yet another game. Complaining someone ripped off your idea when your idea was ripped off someone else to begin with just seems extremely childish to me.
Ugh. Please. My point was that you were being rude. To me. I'm not interested in arguing about this, but there was no reason to call anyone childish. Your point about innovation, while not wrong, is irrelevent. I said nothing of the sort. Seriously, I hate it when you get like this. stop.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:45 pm
by Harvey Winters
All those games mentioned ripped off Simon

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Winner!!!

Continue with the birthday festivities!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:54 am
by No You Are
Happy Day-After Birthday!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:44 pm
by the new girl
Happy slightly belated birthday!

Enjoy the big double bday shindig next week!