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I used to believe that when I would play a video game in 1 player mode that the other players (the computers) were other people from around the world. But back then there weren't much online games, so yeah.
I also believed for a while that the computer was a robot playing the game.
I Still think that all the game charaters are real.
like mario, sonic, Kirby ect... and they would one day visit me
from some random street corner or in the woods behind my house so I could be freinds with them. now I am 12 and still want Samus to come out of her "Metroid" games.
( "Sigh" mabey one day samus...)
I used to believe that the Sony Playstation games could be played in the computer. So I placed the disk into the CPU and crashed the entire computer... I got a scolding for doing something stupid. ( I was only 5 then, how was I suppose to know?)
I used to believe that videogames where actuall things that really happen. So when I first saw Bowser I freaked out and started crying (I was 2)
When my dad told me that the CPU people in Super Smash Bros. Melee were 'computer controlled', I thought it meant that our computer told the gamecube about what to make the CPUs do if certain things happened. Because of this, whenever I won a fight against a CPU, I thought the computer was broken.
I told a younger boy that I didn't like that a video game RF converter switch in a glass jar was, in fact, a bomb which could destroy the entire world if opened. He ran home, and later his father came round to chastise me.
when i was small about 10 years old, i believed that if you played video games too long the game would suck you in so once i played for 3 hours just staring and then when my mum came in she told me to stop playing, i'd become a mindless zombie!
When I was 5 my cousin got a Dreamcast vidoegame system. He was playing Sonic Adventure and Sonic's scream when he dide scared me! I thought Sonic had actually died! That's why, until I was about nine did I never play games. I was afraid I'd kill the charaters!!
I started wondering how computer games actually worked at the age of nine. Having figured out that computer games are made up of series of images like movies, I'd ask my dad how the computer could have enough memory to store all the possible ball and paddle combinations in ARkanoid for the PC. having to remove the mouse driver for extra memory in games was a commonly needed and cryptic operation for a kid back then, though I had no idea what the numbers actually measured. Later on the very same year, I would wonder whether it's the car or the road that's moving in Geoff Grammonds World Circuit. Now, fifteen years later, I'm graduating in software engineering.
I still think that most CPU charaters are real people, like from the other side of the world or the people who made the game played against us 24/7. I told my mom thats what I wanted to be when I grow up and she crashed the dream with reality.
( this started with "Super smash brothers melee"!
When I was younger I had always wanted a gameboy, but they cost so much money. I finally got one for christmas a few years ago. I always tried to take good care of it because it cost so much and that would be the only one i probably would get for ages. I was insistant that if there wasnt a game in it and I turned it on, it would break and I would get in trouble. I was so afraid that would happen, then it did and my gameboy was fine. :)
I used to believe that all of the "circuits" (computer chips, etc.) necessary for the operation of a Nintendo game were in the game cartridge, and the console itself was simply an "adapter" that enables the game to fit into the input jack on the TV. (this was back when video games came on those weird shaped cartridges, not CDs). I wondered why they didn't redesign the game cartridges so that the part you plug in will fit into the input jack, because then you wouldn't need the console and it would save money. To solve this problem I later reasoned that there were "common circuits" that all games needed, and these were in the console, but there were other "circuits" that were specific to each game, which were on the cartridge. Later, of course, I found out that all the "circuits" are in the console, and the cartridge is just a data storage medium.
I used to watch my brother play Half-Life on the computer when I was young and I always thought I saw some sort of alien torturing a guy and he yelling "No! Don't put my head in the washing machine!"
when i was little, my aunt played bejeweled and i never did because whenever i moved something it said "illegal move" so i thought my aunt was playing something that was against the law.
I used to read this kid's magazine that printed the BASIC code for a simple game in every issue. The instructions didn't say much more than "enter this in and run it," which somehow led me to think that if I just typed that code--anywhere--the computer would magically understand and do whatever it said. Imagine my disappointment when I tried to get one of the games working and found that neither Word nor the Windows desktop speaks BASIC...
The first time I played a game with specular lighting I misread it as spectacular lighting and thought it made the lights look more spectacular if you turned it on
I thought that the company that made video games actually watched you to make sure you played age-appropriate games.
I used to believe that if you are "going the wrong way" in a racing video game, the game was warning you that the disk is spinning the wrong way. And that is bad!
I used to believe that the SP in Game Boy Advanced SP stood for soggy pants. I used to think that it ment the games looked so good on it, it would make someone wet their pants.
When i had super nintendo and i was playing mortal combat as a kid I always thought that the computer was some kid in japan playing against me and i would always get pissed because it was hard to win.