Trip Hawkins is in my office canteen.

At least I think it is. I'm going to try and speak to him.

Yes, I think it''s him. Checked picture on Google and the guy is talking about games. I''m going to try and give him the GWJ URL on a piece of paper.

Tell him that Tycho from Penny-Arcade and ME from GWJ think his Nintendo theory is BUNK.

Well if I get the note to him, perhaps he''ll check himself.

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I''ve always wanted to use that picture.

OK, look. I''ll try and get the note to him and will sing the site''s praises. If he registers then ... You can owe me something.

OK, look. I''ll try and get the note to him and will sing the site''s praises. If he registers then ... You can owe me something.

What if he registers but isn''t a very good poster? Will you pay us instead? Cause I''d settle for a Snickers bar right about now.

It WAS him and I DID give him the GWJ address.

He looked a bit spooked and I sounded like a stalker.

He looked a bit spooked and I sounded like a stalker.

Aren''t you?
I mean, I didn''t take out that restraining order for nothing, did I?

He looked a bit spooked and I sounded like a stalker.

What did you say?

Is this gonna be one of those ''which girl should I marry posts''?

I asked if he was Hawkins. When he did, I said I recognised him (though didn''t explain how) and that I''d been reading about his ''Ninty and Microsoft comments''. He wasn''t sure what that was, so I explained ''Nintedo being bought out by Microsoft''. I told him I''d been reading some of the comments it had generated. I think he smiled or chuckled.

Anyway, I handed him the notepaper (prepared) and said I thought he might like to check it out; that the site was visited by people of my age who have jobs and families etc. I explained that I didn''t run it, but visit it. He looked at the URL and, again I think, smiled. He said he''d check it out. When he left I heard him tell the people he was with that his reptuation had preceeded him.

That was about it. All a bit embarassing and annoying. I could have made a lot more of that - I''m terrible at networking.

I have no idea who the hell you''re talking about. I really wish I did though.

He founded Electronic Arts.

Yeah, pyro just filled me in. Wow, do I feel ""in the know"" right now.

That''s awesome that you gave him the site adfdress. Rock on brother.

He also started the 3DO and rode the Army Man game train to Shame Town.

Quick! Hide all the anti-EA stuff.

Is hawkins still involved with EA... sorry don''t feel like looking up that information.

If so I hope he likes what I wrote about his DEMONIC company in the baseball thread... Oddworld: Stranger''s Wrath is really cool but you wont see my buying that game any time soon.

Heh, that''s interesting. If I ever see Catherine Zeta Jones in my kitchen, I''ll give her the address too.

Is the ""office canteen"" british for office kitchen or office cafeteria? Was wondering which one...

Aw, 1Dgaf, you missed your chance of going ""Whoa, Trip Hawkins! WHOA! You know what? I got this idea for a game! It''s really AWESOME! It''s about aliens! And tits! We need to talk about this! I can scribble down the design docs within a few minutes!""

The scene then would end with Trip Hawkins being embarrassed and mumbling something about an urgent appointment he needs to head off to.

Quick! Hide all the anti-EA stuff.

Boy that would make for some pretty empty forums.

I think a lot of people would lose their custom tags if we did that!

"Spunior" wrote:

""Whoa, Trip Hawkins! WHOA! You know what? I got this idea for a game! It''s really AWESOME! It''s about aliens! And tits! We need to talk about this! I can scribble down the design docs within a few minutes!""

SIGGED!

"Edwin" wrote:

Quick! Hide all the anti-EA stuff.

That would take too long Edwin.

You can take the anti-EA out of the forum, but you can''t take OUR FREEDOM!!!

Sorry...I got nothin''.

You just missed your chance to nutshot Trip Hawkins. Good going.

I would have snuck up behind him and given him the old Rick Flair uppercut between the legs. Whoooooooo!

It always amused me how the Nature Boy would punch his opponents in the nuts. That''s the kind of genius you don''t see in professional wrestling anymore.

Oh yeah, screw EA.

Is the ""office canteen"" british for office kitchen or office cafeteria? Was wondering which one...

I thought it was british for the bathroom... and you wonder why he was giving you funny looks.

I would have snuck up behind him and given him the old Rick Flair uppercut between the legs. Whoooooooo!

Rick Flair announced the home coming queen at UF in ''99. The whole stadium was packed about about 1/3 of the people were going ""Whoooo!"". It was awesome.

He didn''t give her a crotch shot when she came up on stage though. Much to my disappointment.

It always amused me how the Nature Boy would punch his opponents in the nuts. That''s the kind of genius you don''t see in professional wrestling anymore.

That and laying drugged pythons on your devastated (or terrified) opponents. That was gold.