The public parts of my notebook.
- And the player was inside a metal box that added rumblers and warning lights to the original game.
- A person outside the box could offer advice to the player via a headset.
- The game could also be played by two rookies, one controlling inside the box, and one outside the box frantically flipping through a manual trying to understand what to do.
- This made me think of John Harris, the creator of Frogger who was profiled in Hackers. The Atari 800 was his favorite machine - more powerful than the 400, and inexplicably "better" than the Apple II.
- Apparently, Doom was written on a Next Cube. I think Carmack went out in the snow to buy himself one as a Christmas present.
Other cool games
- I played GoldenEye with an N64 controller.
- There was someone playing what looked like Jet Set Racing.
- There was someone playing Mario 64.
- There was a boy playing Duck Hunt.
- Lauren and Jacob and I played a bit of Pong.
- Lauren played Super Mario Brothers for a while.
- Rock Band was being played by a man (guitar) and a boy (drums).