Friday Night Cage Match/Fondue Party/Evolving Conversation/Dancing About Architecture Vol. 141

May 4, 2012 · Posted in Discussion 

This week, Time reported about “Walden” the video game…

“Having this support will allow the time we need to really bring the world of Walden to life,” said the lead game designer, USC Associate Professor Tracy Fullerton, in an email to TIME. “We anticipate a rich simulation of the woods, filled with the kind of detail that Thoreau so carefully noted in his writings.”

It got me to thinking.

Our topic this week is…

What Classic Books Would Make Epic Video Games?

A couple that immediately came to my mind…

…seems a no-brainer.

You know, the running of the bulls and drunken brawling parts…not so much the drunk guy without a penis parts.


8 Responses to “Friday Night Cage Match/Fondue Party/Evolving Conversation/Dancing About Architecture Vol. 141”

  1. Dave on May 4th, 2012 8:22 pm

    “Deliverance” would be a possible. Gamers could
    learn more about joysticks.
    “Book of Joshua”, but it might have trouble making it past the censors.

  2. J on May 4th, 2012 8:23 pm

    A Brief history of Time by Stephen Hawking, or A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank?

  3. Pat Darnell and Friends on May 5th, 2012 5:54 am

    War and Peace.

  4. Pribek on May 5th, 2012 10:21 am

    “Grapes of Wrath”

  5. Pribek on May 5th, 2012 11:22 am
  6. Pat Darnell and Friends on May 6th, 2012 11:23 am

    Long ago, last century, after I read books by Kurt Vonnegut, I became a different being. I began thinking new thoughts, like thoughts about attrition, hoarding, dumpster diving, and paper money…!

    It is no accident I am affected this way with books by gifted authors. for instance, I read ‘The Fountainhead’ when I was about 22, and it made me a nervous wreck.

    Whatever Vonnegut jars loose with his words is a great more valuable than prescriptions… [pharmaceuticals].

    And that all said, I humbly also submit for perusal, Thomas Wolfe “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”…. here’s the intro:

    Sad truth is that all these good books should be made into Vid Games… and soon.

  7. Pribek on May 6th, 2012 2:10 pm

    “Acid Test” conjured up “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (because of the Kesey connection) which is so perfect for a video game it’s stupid.

  8. Pat Darnell and Friends on May 11th, 2012 4:00 am

    “I was too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie,” Kesey said in a 1999 interview…

    At Stanford in 1959, Kesey volunteered to take part in a CIA-financed study named Project MKULTRA at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, where he worked as a night aide with Brian Samuels, who later became his partner in a trip around California in a Volkswagen.[8] The project studied the effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, cocaine, AMT, and DMT on people …

    He frequently entertained friends and many others with parties he called “Acid Tests”, involving music (such as Kesey’s favorite band, The Warlocks … black lights, fluorescent paint, strobes and other “psychedelic” effects, and, of course, LSD.

    These parties were noted in some of Allen Ginsberg’s poems and are also described in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, as well as Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson and Freewheelin Frank, Secretary of the Hell’s Angels by Frank Reynolds.

    It was a nation on speed.

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