Taboo: The Sixth Sense (NES)

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  1. Jul 18, 2007 #1

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    http://www.nesplayer.com/features/taboo/index.htm

    Ok, so I just came across this article on a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System; original Nintendo). Seems this tarot/Ouija-like video game has had a strong impact on at least one player.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2007 #2

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    You lost me at...video game..:p
     
  3. Jul 18, 2007 #3

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    Sounds silly to me. Fortune telling works because we later read the facts into what we were told beforehand; intentionally vague and general fortunes are easy to fill in with specific events afterwards. "The letter c will be very important in your life today," for example, can mean an infinite number of things. So when you get some cash, buy a new car, find out your cousin is getting married, crash your computer, whatever--you link the "c" words to your horoscope and go Wow, it was right!

    A computer game is just 0s and 1s behaving the way the programmer told them to. Nothing mystical (though there certainly is an element of magic when it works) about it.
     
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    "Some things just can't be explained"-DC Talk
    Most people reasonably think that Tarot Cards, Ouija boards, and divination are harmless, while others gasp and attribute mortal danger to these things. I prefer to abstain from them.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2007 #5

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    I don't remember that game. I will have to check it out now.
     
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    Not necessarily. I've had good readings where specific places and names were given and I've had terrible readings.

    I have also been reading Tarot for years. Mostly for myself. It's pretty accurate. But I prefer using a pendulum - I get better readings that way.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2007 #7

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    That's rather the exception to the rule, isn't it? Most fortunetelling I know of relies on personality/psychological/astrological profiles and then cleverly worded "fortunes" based on those profiles.
     
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    Unusual? For a snake oil salesman sure. But good psychics are few and far between. Most are thieves. Sylvia Brown - a joke - a bad joke. She gives no info and then says "That's what I said" when the person asks if she means this or that.

    I rarely charge for a reading. You can be sure the more money you pay the bigger the scam. JMO.
     
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    Exactly. If a person wants a good reading. Buy a deck, get a few books and learn how to do it yourself.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2007 #10

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    I had figured your answer would be something like that. It's certainly more plausible than thinking that every wrinkled old woman with a small shop and assortment of artifacts and crystal balls must have some sort of *gift*.

    It's usually the ones that charge money that are the ones that are unlicensed psychologists, then? :p
     
  11. Jul 18, 2007 #11

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    I remember when this game came out. I was totally intrigued by it, because the video store in my town wouldn't let anyone under 18 rent it. I was all of 7 or 8 at the time, although the game had been out for a couple of years already. I'm kind of regretting looking at the link because now the mystique is gone. My friends and I talked about the game for hours. What could it be? Does it tell you when you die? Is there BOOBIES in it? My own fault for clicking on the link I suppose.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2007 #12

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    Boobies, butts and apparently death.

    Oh, and skulls with flashing red eyes.
     
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    Regardless of how skilled an expert fortune teller can be, I think we can all agree that an NES cartridge designed by British guys is not one of them. I have lost several family members in the past close to one another, and at the time I beleive that I was big into the Super Mario Bros. Did dying on world 5 actually cause my relatives to die? Don't be ridiculous. The subject probably has "superstitious learning", meaning that they attribute an effect to the wrong cause. If they hadn't played Taboo the day before, it would probably have been something else that caused it, like putting their shoes on in the wrong order, or walking past a building that was having its roof replaced.
     
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    Best advice ever. You don't have to be psychic to read tarot. It's a common misnomer.:)
     
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    What I'd like to know is, why have I never seen the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
     
  16. Jul 21, 2007 #16

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    That's actually what happened to Miss Cleo, but the authorities hushed it up because they feared her power.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2007 #17

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    I have this game! Haven't plugged in the NES in years, so I don't remember too much about it. Can't say that anything horrific happened because of it. It's just a video game.
     

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