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Old 11-26-02, 01:36 PM
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Why did Acrophobia shut down?

I've been trying to do some research just to find out precisely what happened and why the original acrophobia went down. For some reason, the info seems hard to obtain.

Can anyone here in their own words , tell me or give me a timeline of why the beloved Acrophobia shut down. The only thing i know is some vague coments about disagreements at flipside.

Any info would be great. I truly miss the old Acophobia. Sigh

And yes, I Play Acrochallenge.Good, but just not the same.

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I dunno.. but I miss it as well.. I had a blast playing that game
Old 11-26-02, 02:24 PM
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I think Sierra dumped the games after they dumped Berkley Systems, who had some relation to Jellyvision, the folks who made the You Don't Know Jack games, which also seem to have disappeared. I'd blame the Tri-lateral Commision for the whole mess...

I beta tested a number of games on www.bezerk.com, including Acro, Get the Picture, YDKJ Online, and the one where you moved aliens up steps and had to guess the most popular answer, what was that one?

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Get the Picture was pretty fun.. As well as the steps one... what was that title.. I can picture the whole game now.. and the different parts of the game...
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Was it "What's the Big Idea?" I remember the point was to answer questions the way other people answered them and get in the top percentile or something. I usually just went with what I knew other people would say rather than what I thought cuz I don't usually enjoy the things everyone else does, but I tend to know what it is they enjoy instead.

I was looking for Acrophobia the other day even... where can I find Acrochallenge?

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loonnnng bump.

I used to love this game. Any decent versions out now like the original was? I know there's Acrophobia at Uproar, but i thought it was horrible.
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I found this old videoclip (sniffs) Man i miss this game. This clip really gives me chills.
In fact is it me or online gaming such as acrophobia, ntn trivia, you don't know jack was better 10 years ago. You think with technology, online pc gaming (consoles aside) should be better now. i don't know. Thoughts?

Check out this video clip here.
http://www.archive.org/details/berke...crophobia_1998






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somebody should make this in that XBL thing.
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Originally Posted by sdcrym
somebody should make this in that XBL thing.
This would be an incredibly unwieldy game to play without a keyboard.
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I played this game back in the days when it was just a bot on IRC chat. I don't know if that version is still around or not.
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I still loved that game.

Get the picture, as I noted before was really fun. It was a kind of pictionary type game,IIRC.

The one with the pyramid where you guess popular answers was fun as well.

I wish they could be brought back online. I also wish my YDKJ games would work on modern pcs.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
This would be an incredibly unwieldy game to play without a keyboard.
It could be bundled with that keypad attachment like UNO is for the camera
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Originally Posted by Vryce
I still loved that game.

Get the picture, as I noted before was really fun. It was a kind of pictionary type game,IIRC.

The one with the pyramid where you guess popular answers was fun as well.

I wish they could be brought back online. I also wish my YDKJ games would work on modern pcs.
Wasn't get the picture just like acrophobia, but it had pics instead and u had to create a caption? I loved that game, funny as shit especially the adult one.
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whats the big idea/cosmic consensus

is now called discordi aka the pyramid game. youll hasve to google discordi to get it.
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I played this back in 99. When I played it, every single person used extremely dirty/sexual acronyms. Was fun though
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They filed th serial numbers off, but you can still play it here:

http://www.acrochallenge.com/

Not quite as polished a presentation as the Bezerk version, but the gameplay is the same.
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Has it really been 6 years since i started this thread?

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