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 Post subject: Zappa the Gamer?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:23 am 
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Do you think Frank Zappa would enjoy video games or hate them? Answer yes or no, and explain a reason why... if you wouldn't mind.
I say: Maybe Zombie games like Left 4 Dead... he may find humor in the fact that zombies act similar to humanity currently...


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa the Gamer?
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I think he doesn't need such a waste of time... of course I've heard many people saying they hate games and then play tetris for hours. I wonder what he'd think of Guitar Hero and its on-line free clones: such games are wonderful publicity openings for starting bands. Or the delightful Leisure Suit Larry.

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Most video games eat up vast quantities of time, and with no appreciable results.
FZ would likely lump them in with trends that do little more than waste your life away.

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just plain doug wrote:
… FZ would likely lump them in with trends that do little more than waste your life away.


Just like this forum ;-).

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http://www.afka.net/articles/1983-01_JoyStik.htm

He didn't play them, but he definitely didn't hate them.

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jabba wrote:
http://www.afka.net/articles/1983-01_JoyStik.htm

He didn't play them, but he definitely didn't hate them.

So it seems, but he's talking video arcade there, where time is limited by quarters to spend.
A modern home video game can go on for days before reaching a conclusion, then you start again. That is what I was thinking FZ would not go for.

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Okay, when did Frank ever care for anything else taking up his time other than music?

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...4 kids...

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You Know, for kids!
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Here's Frank Zappa finding new and interesting ways to break the rules of the only game he really liked:

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BooIink :mrgreen:

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Considering there is a picture of Frank appearing to play ping-pong the validity of this so-called 'Joystick' interview must be questioned.


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this is from a game i've been playing. i lol'd.

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Always great when that happens, huh?
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sir_galoot wrote:
this is from a game i've been playing. i lol'd.

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Here's Frank Zappa finding new and interesting ways to break the rules of the only game he really liked:

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Looks like the Henry Cowell approach to playing the keyboard!


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa the Gamer?
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I personally feel that Frank wouldn't have been to interested in video games nowadays.


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