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5th Dec '16 7:20:56 PM Coolnut
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* One of the earliest computerized examples is ''[[http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Torres_chess.html El Ajedrecista]]'' (lit. "chess player") from ''1914'', a game against a [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess automaton]] in which a human player plays a bare king against the automaton's king and rook. As any chess player with ''some'' knowledge of the endgame will tell you, the player cannot win or stalemate, and will inevitably be checkmated.

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* One of the earliest computerized examples is ''[[http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Torres_chess.html El Ajedrecista]]'' (lit. Ajedrecista]]''[[note]]Spanish for "chess player") player"[[/note]] from ''1914'', a game against a [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess automaton]] in which a human player plays a bare king against the automaton's king and rook. As any chess player with ''some'' knowledge of the endgame will tell you, the player cannot win or stalemate, and will inevitably be checkmated.
5th Dec '16 6:08:43 PM Coolnut
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* One of the earliest computerized examples is ''[[http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Torres_chess.html El Ajedrecista]]'' (lit. "chess player"), a game with a [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess automaton]] in which a human player plays a bare king versus the automaton's king and rook. As any chess player will tell you, the player cannot win or stalemate, and will inevitably be checkmated.

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* One of the earliest computerized examples is ''[[http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Torres_chess.html El Ajedrecista]]'' (lit. "chess player"), player") from ''1914'', a game with against a [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess automaton]] in which a human player plays a bare king versus against the automaton's king and rook. As any chess player with ''some'' knowledge of the endgame will tell you, the player cannot win or stalemate, and will inevitably be checkmated.
5th Dec '16 6:04:46 PM Coolnut
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* One of the earliest computerized examples is ''[[http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Torres_chess.html El Ajedrecista]]'' (lit. "chess player"), a game with a [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess automaton]] in which a human player plays a bare king versus the automaton's king and rook. As any chess player will tell you, the player cannot win or stalemate, and will inevitably be checkmated.
24th Oct '16 10:28:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The French equivalent of ''Main/TheOnion'', called ''Le Gorafi'', hyped Twitter about a mini-game, ''Super Gorafi News Turbo'' where the player could experiment the day of a journalist working there by collecting microphones and verified sources and beating some bosses at the end of the levels. Several screenshots were even published on the Twitter account of the satirical website and it was announced that the game would contain a dozen of levels. When the game was released, it appeared that [[spoiler:it was impossible to jump over the first hole of the first level. Hacking the source code in order to pass these holes revealed that the level consisted basically of these two holes and then, nothing. Worst of all, some people on Twitter [[BandwagonTechnique jumped into the bandwagon by bragging how killing some bosses was hard.]] and were even ''retweeted'' from ''Le Gorafi''! Considering that the game was made by a professional graphic designer, why the hell would he put any effort to code a full-fledged game if he couldn't get any income from it?]]

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* The French equivalent of ''Main/TheOnion'', ''Website/TheOnion'', called ''Le Gorafi'', hyped Twitter about a mini-game, ''Super Gorafi News Turbo'' where the player could experiment the day of a journalist working there by collecting microphones and verified sources and beating some bosses at the end of the levels. Several screenshots were even published on the Twitter account of the satirical website and it was announced that the game would contain a dozen of levels. When the game was released, it appeared that [[spoiler:it was impossible to jump over the first hole of the first level. Hacking the source code in order to pass these holes revealed that the level consisted basically of these two holes and then, nothing. Worst of all, some people on Twitter [[BandwagonTechnique jumped into the bandwagon by bragging how killing some bosses was hard.]] and were even ''retweeted'' from ''Le Gorafi''! Considering that the game was made by a professional graphic designer, why the hell would he put any effort to code a full-fledged game if he couldn't get any income from it?]]
23rd Oct '16 3:09:00 PM mlsmithca
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* LooneyTunes and MerrieMelodies:
** "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is own.

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* LooneyTunes and MerrieMelodies:
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MerrieMelodies: "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, "Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is his own.
16th Oct '16 3:30:44 PM Morgenthaler
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** "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is own.

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** "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is own.
16th Oct '16 3:29:53 PM Morgenthaler
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** "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is own.

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** "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible question of is own.
30th Sep '16 9:19:24 AM Andyroid
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** "The Ducksters," a 1950 cartoon starring DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Mrs. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (Mame, a gorilla that is a little too affectionate). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy with a few impossible questions of his own, with Daffy on the receiving end.

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** "The Ducksters," "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters," a 1950 cartoon starring DaffyDuck and PorkyPig, a parody of the then-popular ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''. The questions are even more ridiculously impossible than the real life show (e.g., ""Who, mind you WHO, was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship fight in 1726"). Although Porky is able to avert the trope several times with unexpected correct answers (for instance, he successfully answers "Arbuckle Dreen" to the New Zealand boxing match question), other times the question is just plain intentionally impossible to answer, resulting in Porky suffering brutal punishment. One example has Daffy asking Porky to identify Mrs. Ms. Shush (a parody of a recurring ''T or C'' contest) from only a horribly scratched record (which Daffy claims is Shush "brushing her teeth on Wednesdays"), before taking him to meet "her" (Mame, a gorilla that is a little too affectionate). (actually Mamie, [[KillerGorilla an ill-tempered gorilla]]). Eventually, Porky is able to turn the tables on Daffy with a few when he takes the prize money Daffy gives him to mollify his temper, buys the radio station, and gives Daffy an impossible questions question of his own, with Daffy on the receiving end.is own.
5th Jul '16 5:43:12 PM TheBuddy26
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28th May '16 6:07:53 AM Iampureevil
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