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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: February 02, 2010 (09:37 PM)
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You know, apparently there's a way to outrun the yeti. Never tried it myself though.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 03, 2010 (03:12 AM)
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You have to mess around with the game's speed settings. It's little more than a cheat method, and doesn't count.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: February 03, 2010 (07:57 AM)
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Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch, so long as you're a yeti.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 03, 2010 (01:26 PM)
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Also, it doesn't work. Ultimately, you have to cross Yeti territory again and you'll just get eaten then. There is no town at the bottom of the hill... though that would've been awesome.

No, Ski Free remains the clearest message of the inevitability of death that's ever been created by humanity. Seriously, I think I learned about death from this game when I was, like, 6.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: February 05, 2010 (05:41 PM)
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I actually managed to miss this game til now, somehow. My skier getting eaten by the Yeti was undeniably worth the minute or two it took to find, download and play this game.

Beats the heck out of stupid old Solitaire or Minesweeper.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 05, 2010 (08:24 PM)
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I attended a private school for eighth and ninth grade. The one-room classroom for the older students, which included myself at the time, featured a shiny new computer with Windows installed. It didn't get a lot of use because we usually had other things that we were supposed to be doing and this was back in 1994 or so before the huge explosion of Internet use in classrooms (at least here in Oregon). There were two main programs that got use, generally more than the teacher liked. One of those was SkiFree. Everyone tried to escape the yeti but no one ever did. The other program that was popular let people type in words and the computer would read them in a monotone voice that was quite amusing to some of us (like me). You had to spell words awkwardly to get the proper pronunciation at times, but I enjoyed that program at least as much as SkiFree in spite of its limitations.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2010 (12:11 PM)
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So, this game is apparently a metaphor for life, if I'm reading things correctly.

No matter how hard you try and how good you do, it's inevitable that you will be eaten by a yeti.

I've been saying that for years and now I find out that there's a video game that also subscribes to this truth.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2010 (12:34 PM)
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By now that rule has probably even been expressed mathematically, but I'd imagine that bluberry could tell you more about that than I can.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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