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RE: eBay item - Haunted Nintendo Entertainment System - Paranormal NES
Topic: Games 3:21 pm EST, Mar 15, 2005

Rattle wrote:
] ] When I purchased this Unit I asked the owner of the shop
] ] about who brought the System in, and what he actually
] ] told me was that a gentleman had donated it that same
] ] morning and said "It was just sitting in his attic", and
] ] according to him, it supposedly belonged to his son who
] ] passed away years ago.
] ] I brought this System home, and on the first night of
] ] playing, about 10 minutes into the game, I began hearing
] ] sounds similar to human voices, mumbling to the
] ] background music of the television.
] ] On 3 separate occasions I've had the game 'Pause' by
] ] itself, without having my finger anywhere near the 'Start'
] ] button of the controller, and the really suspicious thing
] ] about it was the fact the timing of the Pause always
] ] happened to be during an intense moment of a game,
] ] as if the intentions were made for me to lose.
] ] And not only with me. I've invited close friends and family
] ] members over, and some but not all have witnessed
] ] something strange happen, like the one time the 'Arrow
] ] icon' on the Main Options screen of a game actually moved
] ] down to 2 Player Mode, all while the controller was out
] ] of my hand.
] ] Even my cat won't go anywhere near this System, unless
] ] she's 5 feet away and hesitating to sniff at it, and not
] only
] ] that, she's been running back and forth through the house
] ] in the middle of the night during the past few weeks, and
] ] that's something she's never done in the entire 8 years
] ] that I've owned her.
] ] I sincerely believe there may be some form of strong
] ] connection or attachment between this system and its
] ] previous owner.
] Currently priced at $152.50. This has Laughing Boy written
] all over it.
] Booga-Booga!

NES??? thats so 1988. Why couldn't it be a haunted X-Box??


There are so many "haunted" items on Ebay, word has it they will be starting an entire subcategory for the genre...

Sounds like he ought to invest in a can of electronic switch cleaner. :)

RE: eBay item - Haunted Nintendo Entertainment System - Paranormal NES

Topic: Games 1:41 pm EDT, Jul 13, 2003

]Home of the Dub Selector.
interactive dub music. hours of fun.


Study: Playing video games not so mindless
Topic: Games 7:18 pm EDT, May 28, 2003

] All those hours spent playing video games may not be
] wasted time after all: A new study suggests action-packed
] video games like "Grand Theft Auto III" and
] "Counter-Strike" may sharpen your mind.
] Researchers at the University of Rochester found that
] young adults who regularly played video games full of
] high-speed car chases and blazing gun battles showed
] better visual skills than those who did not. For example,
] they kept better track of objects appearing
] simultaneously and processed fast-changing visual
] information more efficiently.
] To rule out the possibility that visually adept people
] are simply drawn to video games, the researchers
] conducted a second experiment. They found that people who
] do not normally play video games but were trained to play
] them developed enhanced visual perception.

See mom? Video games are GOOD for you!

Laughing Boy

Study: Playing video games not so mindless

'Matrix' game company changes name to Atari
Topic: Games 11:45 am EDT, May  7, 2003

And the Phoenix rises from the ashes...

Laughing Boy

] LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Franco-American video gme
] publisher Infogrames, in an effort to increase its
] profile with consumers by reaching back into gaming
] history, said Wednesday it is changing its name to Atari.
] To mark the new Atari and the new ticker symbol ATAR,
] Chief Executive Bruno Bonnell is set to open the Nasdaq
] on Wednesday.
] Infogrames/Atari shares have been on a run of late,
] rising more than 130% on the Nasdaq since April 18, when
] the company said it had completed work on Enter the
] Matrix, the hotly anticipated video game companion to the
] forthcoming Warner Bros. film The Matrix Reloaded.
] The Atari name is the most storied in video gaming,
] dating back to the early 1970s, when Nolan Bushnell and a
] team of engineers at Atari created "Pong," the arcade
] video game that was so popular machines sometimes jammed
] up because they were overflowing with quarters.
] Over the years, Atari went through many incarnations, and
] at one point operated as a subsidiary of what was then
] called Warner Communications and is now known as AOL Time
] Warner.
] It ceased to be a stand-alone company in 1996, when it
] was acquired by JTS, and in early 1998 JTS sold the Atari
] rights and assets to toymaker Hasbro.
] Infogrames, founded in France in 1983, acquired the
] rights to the Atari brand in early 2001 when it bought
] Hasbro Interactive. In October 2001 the company
] relaunched the brand and began using it as a games
] publishing label...

'Matrix' game company changes name to Atari

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