20 Comments (since 21 Aug 2013)
Is 3D Chess a real game? Like jet packs & matter transporters it's used to represent the future, unlike jet packs & matter transporters I could actually invent that.
@kemiladashdot I remember them playing it on Star Trek. I think it does exist but it's obviously too difficult for ordinary folk. I've got the game Space Lines which is 3D noughts and crosses but with 4 x4 x4 squares, so you had to get 4 lines of a colour in any direction, up, down, across, diagonally, etc.. and that was pretty complex
@kemiladashdot You've got to see this...I had one of these when I was a kid....'the Digital Game' of Ping Pong which was totally mechanical. Ha...I spent hours and hours playing that wretched thing http://youtu.be/Xuyc_T_Qp3Q
@Astromonkey You never played 'Blip', did you?
@philipnareike Ha Amazing mechanism & amazing "deception". Makes me wonder how many computers have I had that were actually just mechanical devices. The clue was in the windy uppy thingy though.
@kemiladashdot It was clockwork! When I saw the picture on the box I remember thinking it was firing red light lazers all over the place. It took batteries but that was only to light up the LED .
@doctorpop Annoyed ..frustrated...jealous of all my friends who had the proper TV Ping Pong game....oh the misery!!
@Astromonkey You weren't missing much :)
@philipnareike Ha! Back in the day, you only needed a suggestion that something was happening, & your imagination filled in the (plenty of) blanks.
I suppose it's the same today but for a shorter period, until you start demanding your Google glasses & full immersion in a3D experience.
@doctorpop @philipnareike I see @doctorpop does his best to build up a practice as fast as possible... :) Zaphod says hello by the way. LOL
@kemiladashdot Actually...looking back....I think I quite enjoyed playing Blip at the time
@doctorpop @dutchbeeblebrox Hey Doc, I think I've got a bad case of Les Miserablitis coming on....is there a cream you can recommend.....
Of course. It's funny that some of those early computer games are so unplayable now, that not even nostalgia can see you through. (Astoroids, paper boy?)
@kemiladashdot You can actually buy a 3D chess game...it's a replica of the one Spock and co. played in Star Trek
Blast! I'll design a 3D draughts set then. So whilst Kirk & Spock play chess, that ships engineer (whatever his name is) would probably be happier with that.
@kemiladashdot Scotty's his name. He liked a game of Space Darts too
@abigail.deeks They're great aren't they. I saw them some time in the 90s
@philipnareike I saw them at The Forum in either 92 or 93 and yes they were excellent!