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Craigboy2

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your highscore? What kind of sick bastard would make 12 (of the same game)games for the same console and not let you save your highscore in even one?

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It's because they've realized the harmful effects of technology on humanity in general and society in particular.

 

See, by saving your high score, they're encouraging a plethora of harmful behaviour:

 

1. Increased competitiveness/aggression. Clearly, humanity is already competitive enough without our entertainment encouraging us yet more. Road rage, hostilities and backstabbing at work... all of these are manifestations of our drive to "be the best" and "get ahead". Every time you see someone pass by a panhandler on the street without giving them anything, it's because they've been conditioned to "look out for number 1", and because of their smug desire to not be the bottom feeder of society. At least there's someone else who's worse off than you.

 

Providing a list of our accomplishments serves only two purposes: self-congratulatory ego-stroking, and increased competitiveness and aggression. Status comes first.

 

2. Decreased memory retention. Being allowed to save one's score, and thus essentially recall it at a whim, relieves the player of the burden of remembering what that score was. With the human memory, it's been clinically shown that it is indeed a case of "use it or lose it". Basic math skills atrophy in the new generations as they become accustomed to having calulators perform each and every task for them; the same will happen with memory.

 

Providing a list of high scores for the player encourages mindless play.

 

3. Increased mistrust. Time was when a person's word meant something. Time was, a person could seal a binding contract with another by merely shaking their hand and saying the words, instead of signing papers with a herd of lawyers behind them. Look how sadly far we've come from that ideal. "Trust" is a dirty word in business, and unheard-of in law. Nay... The cry today is loud and clear: "Proof!" the masses scream! We believe in nothing unless we can see it, touch it, or unless it has some sort of number backing it up. Will your friend, who also plays Pac Man on GBA, even believe you if you say you reached such and such a score? I don't think so! Not without.... proof. A number. A saved high score.

 

Saving high scores creates rifts between friends and family!

 

 

 

So, why doesn't Pac Man, the oldest and wisest of the video games, allow you to save your high score?

 

It's for you own good, you ungrateful bastard!

 

 

 

 

Pac Man : putting Humanity first since 1980.... or thereabouts.

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously. *nods soberly*

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Atari still hasn't released a bugfix for the endgame bug in the original arcade game. Bad support <_>

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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Nobody will ever know because of the bug.

 

Once you finish the 256th screen, the game hangs and you have to turn off the power.

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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