Re: [stella] Death Derby

Subject: Re: [stella] Death Derby
From: "John Saeger" <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 07:51:40 -0700
All right, so *when* did Death Race 2000 come out?  I think the idea of
assigning a point value to hitting a pedestrian goes back a long way.  I can
remember doing it in high school.  The little old lady is worth a thousand.
;-)  We did it all the time.  Except we were in actual cars.  They didn't
have video games when I was in high school.  Of course we were just fooling
around.  We never *really* tried to hit anybody.

Maybe it's like a Jungian archetype or something.  Maybe it's in our DNA.


Rob wrote:

> At 03:01 PM 8/28/01 +0200, Thomas Jentzsch wrote:
> >I guess that cheap thrill was the main reason why they designed
> >the game that way, but i'm sure that's not the reason why you
> >choose to make a remake now.
> You couldn't understand the impact Death Race 2000 had on American
> in a kitsch sense.  I don't think a day goes by without me driving along
> with someone else in the car and one of us commenting (as we approach a
> crosswalk) something like "She's moving a little slow.  What's that, 250
> points?"
> But then, everyone I know lives for black comedy.  I can't wait to try
> Glenn's game.
> Rob
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