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[Public Service Announcement] Skills required for playing video games.

Discussion in 'Games' started by Handmaiden Yané, Apr 14, 2006.

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  1. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As taken from the back of "Tales of Phantasia":

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    Note: Basic reading skill required for full enjoyment of this game.[/blockquote]

    Gee.
    Really? You have to know how to read?
     
  2. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wait, what does that say? I can't read.




    ...
     
  3. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The sad thing is someone probably made a complaint/sued that there isn't a warning saying this game requires the ability to read.
     
  4. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, what next? A note saying that you need to fully functional arms and hands and all fingers intact to fully enjoy an fps game due to the keyboard-mouse scheme? Oh, wait! Don't forget you need to have good vision also to enjoy these games... [face_plain]




    ...hmm...I shouldn't give these people ideas....oh well... :p
     
  5. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL That reminds me of a warning on a stroller reminding parents to remove the child before folding.[face_plain]

    Besides everyone should know that if your playing an RPG you better know to read.
     
  6. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Or the sun shade for a car that says remove before driving... [face_plain]
     
  7. DarthBobbalot

    DarthBobbalot Jedi Knight star 5

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    [image=http://k1ck.com/k1ck2005/images/stories/gallery/this-sign-has-sharp-edges.jpg]
     
  8. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Speaking of signs, I took this shot in town:

    [image=http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/anakinsockwalker/sign.jpg]

    You can't really see it (because it's not on), but there's an light that is a crossout of a turn arrow. I mean do we really need this much to get the point for one of the lanes?
     
  9. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In FPS's you shoot things!:eek:
     
  10. MissFisto

    MissFisto Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh] It sounds like a warning I would need.
     
  11. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Next thing you know, we're gonna need sufficient hand-eye coordination to hit the right keys too! asdgfadsgsajfgadkghdfgfdadfhgdfh

    .... sorry, lost control for a moment there.
     
  12. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's not entirely true, you just have to rebind some stuff. ;)


    Actually, they should just put "Common Sense" under System Requirements. Problem solved. (You'd think.)
     
  13. BigBossNass1138

    BigBossNass1138 Jedi Knight star 5

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    The best ones are those penut bags with the message printed on the back: WARNING! May contain traces of nuts.
     
  14. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, I meant "to" as in "two"....
     
  15. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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    this is clearly a lie.
     
  16. jangoisadrunk

    jangoisadrunk Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Way back in the day, I read the manual for Double Dribble for the NES. It told me I needed a "working knowledge" of basketball to play the game. I was like, "Wow, I have a working knowledge of something. Cool." Gimme a break, I was 12.
     
  17. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, you'd think all the warning you need for these types of packages is "Common Sense"....
     
  18. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    There is a notice on a Childs Superman outfit that states.



    "Does not enable wearer to fly"




    Noe Schitt Sherlock [face_plain]
     
  19. TheDRiZZLe

    TheDRiZZLe Jedi Padawan star 4

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    There is an award given every year for dumbest warnings labels by a group that fights frivalous lawsuits, last year was from a glue gun that read "Not meant to be used as a hair dryer"
     
  20. less_in_length

    less_in_length Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So, um, I just read this on this one frozen pizza box: "Cook before serving." [face_plain]
     
  21. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] Someone used a glue gun as a hairdryer? What a ******* moron.

     
  22. Sweetums

    Sweetums Jedi Youngling

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    I was carrying a box once. In the box was wine, but I didn't know it was in there. It was like a portable wine cooler sort of thing.

    Anyways, I turned it upside down and on the bottom of the box it said "WARNING: Do not turn box upside down."

    ...

    My reaction? "Oh my --"
     
  23. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I had a computer part from Taiwan once that included instructions on how to safely handle the box inside the box.
     
  24. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My dad got a mini-fridge for christmas and when we were unpacking it we found that there were unpacking instructions not just inside the box, but inside the fridge. [face_plain]
     
  25. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    To be fair, I think there's the slight chance that whoever wrote that advisory on the game box meant it for parents of underage children (who clearly haven't nailed down their 3 R's) so that they knew that the game wasn't for toddlers. It's a stretch, but you have to consider that some parents will buy their kid any game just because the kid thinks it's "purty" or just to buy them SOMETHING that will entertain them instead of buying appropiate stuff for them (like a few grownups I saw in X-Mas past that were looking for Grand Theft Autos to give to their clearly underage kids).

    Again, it's a stretch. But I figure the odds favor a brain-fart on the part of whoever designed the packaging. [face_plain]
     
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