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The Space Invaders Extreme Paddle

by Jon Lindemann - July 10, 2008, 2:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 69

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ShyGuyJuly 10, 2008

I really like the idea of NWR growing into video content. Web 3.0! I do have one question though: How can Mister Freeze survive outside his cold suit?

I'm bald too :(

LOL will the paddle help you finish Spiderwick?  I am observant!

Hey ShyGuy...CHILL OUT.  :D

hahaha Jonny, I put that in there as a little Easter Egg.  I knew somebody would comment on it.

YoshidiousGreg Leahy, Staff AlumnusJuly 10, 2008

Random Arnie-as-Mr.Freeze quote "I'm afraid that my condition has left me cold to your pleas for mercy".
Now that guy had range.

I think I'll pick up the game first, and then look into getting my hands on the paddle at some point later. It does look very effective.

CalibanJuly 10, 2008

Lex Luther previews the paddle. Awesome.

I'm surprised to see that the paddle sticks out quite a bit from the GBA slot.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 10, 2008

Probably so it'll fit into an original DS.

CalibanJuly 10, 2008

True, but I would bet there are more DS Lites out there than there are original DSs, so they should have considered the DS Lite population unless of course for hardware reasons they could not shrink in any practical way.

ArbokJuly 10, 2008

Quote from: Caliban

True, but I would bet there are more DS Lites out there than there are original DSs, so they should have considered the DS Lite population unless of course for hardware reasons they could not shrink in any practical way.

It's because the DS Phat is a man's handheld...

CalibanJuly 10, 2008

Quote from: Arbok

It's because the DS Phat is a man's handbag...

It's that big.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 10, 2008

Quote from: Caliban

True, but I would bet there are more DS Lites out there than there are original DSs, so they should have considered the DS Lite population unless of course for hardware reasons they could not shrink in any practical way.

Well, they had two options - one, make it so it would fit into both the original and the Lite, although it'd be a little big sticking out of the Lite *or* make it smaller where it would *only* fit the Lite, screwing over everyone who has an Original DS.

*or* make an extension piece like Guitar Hero On Tour's peripheral.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 10, 2008

Which would drive up the cost of a niche product even more.

ShyGuyJuly 10, 2008

Niche? Arkanoid is a BREAKOUT hit with the mainstream casual!

GoldenPhoenixJuly 10, 2008

Lindy looks like Lex Luthor, pretty scary.

Yes, the wizard behind the curtain is revealed.

BTW not the first time I've heard that.

Both "Lex Luthor" and "pretty scary"

ShyGuyJuly 10, 2008

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/shyguy70/freeze.png

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 11, 2008

Mr. Freeze FTW

Also, Lindy you gotta give us an update when Space Invaders comes in!

I will for sure.  Making this video was worth it for the Mr. Freeze picture alone.

Silks could kill you with his mind. Or just head-butt you like a pachycephalosaur. :-D

D_AverageJuly 11, 2008

Man, its so weird seeing somebody for the first time after hearing their voice for months!  I had you pictured more like this Lindy:

TheFleeceJuly 11, 2008

This video post is great, please do more whenever possible :) If you don't have a tripod you can make one for like a buck. I can't wait for the Space Invaders review!

I can't believe I have a Corey Feldman voice.  That's depressing.

I have a tripod.  I'll use it next time.  And I'll make up the bed.

SvevanEvan Burchfield, Staff AlumnusJuly 12, 2008

Quote from: Silks

I have a tripod.  I'll use it next time.  And I'll make up the bed.

or....don't....

DasmosJuly 12, 2008

I BOUGHT THIS PADDLE. IT'S A WELL MADE PADDLE, NOT CHEAPLY MADE AT ALL. IT SPINS AND CAN BE USED FOR SPACE INVADERS, BUT LOL I DON'T HAVE SPACE INVADERS SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOOD OR NOT FOR SPACE INVADERS.

and lol at most of the comments in this about baldness more than paddle.

D_AverageJuly 12, 2008

No worries, you don't sound anything like feldman, not sure why I pictured you like that.  Anyway, keep the videos coming, good stuff!

Note- I wonder what the other RFN members sound like, any ideas?

nickmitchJuly 12, 2008

His baldness is clearly the focus of this video. Since he can't actually use the paddle, the only takeaway is the fact that he's super bald. I mean, I wasn't aware of the paddle's existence until now, but I also wasn't aware of Jon's lack of hair, either. I'll consider getting the paddle when I see how it works (and maybe if Jon can grow hair) in his next video (I assuming it's coming), and consider it more then.


He's bald.

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I BOUGHT THIS PADDLE. IT'S A WELL MADE PADDLE, NOT CHEAPLY MADE AT ALL. IT SPINS AND CAN BE USED FOR SPACE INVADERS, BUT LOL I DON'T HAVE SPACE INVADERS SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOOD OR NOT FOR SPACE INVADERS.

Hahaha.  Yeah, as I was saying "Well, I don't have Space Invaders yet..."  I realized the inherent silliness of this "look at my shiny paddle" video, but what the heck.  People were legitimately curious about it, so I figured I'd show them what it's like.

Don't miss my next video, in which I buy a new game, tear the plastic off of it, and then tell you that I'll film myself playing it later because I don't have a Wii yet.

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He's bald.

Technically, I have hair (full head of hair actually), but I shave my head really close out of preference, because I look (even more) absurd with hair.  But I can live with bald.  I have big, bald shoulders to carry the weight.  Wait, what?


ShyGuyJuly 12, 2008

Quote from: D_Average

Note- I wonder what the other RFN members sound like, any ideas?

Kairon sounds like Antonio Banderas.

D_AverageJuly 12, 2008

Quote from: ShyGuy

Quote from: D_Average

Note- I wonder what the other RFN members sound like, any ideas?

Kairon sounds like Antonio Banderas.

Ha Ha, has he been on RFN?  If so, what episode?

Quote from: ShyGuy

Quote from: D_Average

Note- I wonder what the other RFN members sound like, any ideas?

Kairon sounds like Antonio Banderas.

If I weren't as tired as I am right now I'd be busy photoshopping an image of Antonio Banderas as Zorro cutting the Majesco logo in something with his sword.

shammackJuly 13, 2008

Quote from: Silks

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He's bald.

Technically, I have hair (full head of hair actually), but I shave my head really close out of preference, because I look (even more) absurd with hair.  But I can live with bald.  I have big, bald shoulders to carry the weight.  Wait, what?

http://pics.livejournal.com/czircon/pic/000bgdqs/s640x640.jpg

ShyGuyJuly 13, 2008

I think we need a Powder photoshop next

He looks like a bald Jon Favreau in the photoshop pictures.

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He looks like a bald Jon Favreau in the photoshop pictures.

The only solace that I can take from this is that he directed Iron Man.

I have been called "Powder" and "Cancer Boy" in the past.  Note that I have never been called "Destro", although I think that would be really clever.

Actually, Mr. Freeze is new as well...respect.

ArbokJuly 13, 2008

Quote from: Silks

I have been called "Powder" and "Cancer Boy" in the past.  Note that I have never been called "Destro", although I think that would be really clever.

And after all that you are still opting to be bald when you could grow out a full head of hair?

ShyGuyJuly 13, 2008

I think what Arbok is saying is "pics with hair plz."

I don't have many.  This is the best I can do, and best believe it's suitably ridiculous.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2668711729_481517fa11.jpg

So hirsute, so stoic, so...yellow.

D_AverageJuly 14, 2008

Quote from: Silks

I don't have many.  This is the best I can do, and best believe it's suitably ridiculous.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2668711729_481517fa11.jpg

So hirsute, so stoic, so...yellow. 

The only thing to be embarrassed about in that pic is the streaks of brown running through the lawn, you're hair looks fine.  In fact, it looks like the type of hair where you'd be able to grow a decent fro.    8)

ShyGuyJuly 14, 2008

That makes you look like Cole Hauser.

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That makes you look like Cole Hauser.

That a fairly obscure reference, but I'll take it.

I was gonna say that dude from Sex & the City who the ugly one almost married.

Which one? /rim shot

D_AverageJuly 19, 2008

Have you received the actual game yet?  I'm getting my ### kicked w/o the paddle and wondering if I should purchase the peripheral.

Actually, I just checked on the order tonight.  No idea why Amazon is taking so long with this, but it says that it should be delivered between 07/23 and 07/29.

Quote from: Silks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2668711729_481517fa11.jpg

You're looking towards the future, like Obama!  Actually, I think the hair works.  You looked awesome with that afro in your Bob Ross costume for Halloween.

Hahaha, yeah, I remember that.  That costume was too hilarious.

If I grow the 'fro now, it looks ridiculous, thanks to my receding hairline and constantly-increasing grey hair count.  ***Welcome to your thirties, Lindy***

ArbokJuly 21, 2008

Quote from: Silks

If I grow the 'fro now, it looks ridiculous, thanks to my receding hairline...

Whoa, whoa, whoa... what happened to that "full head of hair actually" you were touting not that long ago?

Anyway, using the picture you included as a comparison... I think you look better with hair personally.

Hey, just because I have hair doesn't mean my hairline isn't receding.  Having a receding hairline doesn't mean you're bald, it just means you're creeping up in the corners, if you know what I'm saying.

ArbokJuly 22, 2008

Quote from: Silks

Having a receding hairline doesn't mean you're bald...

True, but I would say that a receding hairline =/= a full head of hair

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 22, 2008

Quote from: Silks

Hey, just because I have hair doesn't mean my hairline isn't receding.  Having a receding hairline doesn't mean you're bald, it just means you're creeping up in the corners, if you know what I'm saying.

A wise man by the name of Billy Joel once told me at a concert, "You shouldn't see it as getting less hair, you should see it as getting more head." With that said, I have a full head of hair that I intend on keeping for as long as possible, but I'm also not an old man like Lindy.

Even though I'm old, I've never minded getting more head.

BA-DUM-PSH

D_AverageJuly 24, 2008

You get that game yet?

Nope, still waiting.  Believe me, you guys will be the first to hear.  I normally love Amazon, but they seriously dropped the ball on this one.

GoldenPhoenixJuly 25, 2008

Quote from: Silks

Nope, still waiting.  Believe me, you guys will be the first to hear.  I normally love Amazon, but they seriously dropped the ball on this one.

Guess what? I PLAYED Space Invaders with the paddle yesterday, makes for a great experience!

This is ridiculous.  You know, at this point I could have put my copy of Spiderwick Chronicles to good use and traded it in for SIE at Gamestop.

Sigh.

YoshidiousGreg Leahy, Staff AlumnusJuly 25, 2008

Got my copy of Space Invaders Extreme in today, looks like you lose the shipping sweepstakes Jon.

WHAT THE HELL.  Amazon is usually so good too, I don't know what the deal is.

GoldenPhoenixJuly 25, 2008

Quote from: Silks

WHAT THE HELL.  Amazon is usually so good too, I don't know what the deal is.

I reported to them that you have been attacking the huge holiday sellers that happen to be casual games, and in turn they decided to delay your shipment. Sorry but I had to do it for ethical reasons!

It's not my fault that the Wii is always #1 on their Best Sellers list.  IT MUST BE STOPPED.

CalibanJuly 25, 2008

Not enough copies of S.I.E. to go around, I suppose, but I got a copy 2 to 3 weeks ago at my local EB.

D_AverageJuly 25, 2008

I've had mine over a month now....can't really imagine living with out it....just sayin.

I complained, so Amazon wrote me back and pretty much had no answer for me.  Time to head down to GameStop with Spiderwick in hand to end this madness once and for all.

D_AverageJuly 29, 2008

Its the 29th, still no arrival?

I had to go out to Best Buy to pick it up.  I haven't had a chance to play it just yet, but I will over the next day or so for sure.

Dude, don't use Amazon to get your games! I have been cheated out of stuff from Amazon WAY too often to ever go back. There's a Penny Arcade that perfectly captures my feelings on Amazon:

Gabe: Have you gotten Space Invaders Extreme yet?*
Tycho: Nope, I ordered it using Amazon's "you send us money, we never ship it to you, ever" feature!
Gabe: Wow. You should check the mailbox. What if it came?
Tycho: *checks* Nope, not here!
Gabe: It'll be some awesome when you don't get it.

*That's not the game they're discussing in the comic, but it works here.

I've had the game since its release, and it continues to doll out awesomeness on a daily basis.

Amazon rules.  Just ask Nick.

On the bigger games (Soulcalibur IV, Madden '09)  they now offer Release-Day shipping, so you're pretty much guaranteed to get it on the day of release.

However, every once in a while they do screw you, especially on pre-orders.  They're improving on that front, though.

D_AverageAugust 05, 2008

So when do we get our Part 2 on the video with a Mr. Wizard like presentation of how the game operates with and without the paddle??  8)

I'll crank it out this week.

D_AverageAugust 05, 2008

Sweet.....

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