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Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 02:36 PM)
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A norwegian newspaper and website (Dagbaldet) wrote about a boy who asked his parents to write a letter to the king, and ask him to change Christer's name to "Sonic X". After a while the parents decided to let the kid write a letter himself.

Christer saw that the letter was not posted yet, and kept asking his parents to send it. So they actually did. Sadly (or rather fortunately), the king had to politely decline, as Christer was not yet 18 years old.

Link:
http://www.dagbladet.no/2009/04/23/n.../navn/5882735/

What does this tell us? Is Sonic very popular among kids nowadays?
Doc Evils
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(04-23-2009, 02:38 PM)
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Norway has a king?
sixteen-bit
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(04-23-2009, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

What does this tell us? Is Sonic very popular among kids nowadays?

Well someone('s parents) has to be buying these games
Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 02:39 PM)
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Yes, Norway has a King.

Originally Posted by _dementia

Well someone('s parents) has to be buying these games

Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?
Rolf NB
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(04-23-2009, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

What does this tell us? Is Sonic very popular among kids nowadays?

You can't well specifically target tasteless yahoos with zero quality standards without kids turning up first and foremost.
Jive Turkey
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(04-23-2009, 02:40 PM)
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Christer you just dodged one hell of a bullet.
gofreak
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(04-23-2009, 02:40 PM)
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You have to write to the King to get your name changed?
sixteen-bit
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(04-23-2009, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?

you underestimate children
Dead Man Typing
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(04-23-2009, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

Yes, Norway has a King.


Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?

Nope, just tonight I saw a 4 year old playing Mario 64 and Tony Hawk on the DS. These kids are growing up with 3D games, the same way we grew up with 2D ones. It's kind of scary really.

Kids still love Sonic, adults want to love Sonic. A great Sonic game could sell tons to everyone.
fanboi
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(04-23-2009, 02:47 PM)
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Wollan?
HK-47
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(04-23-2009, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

you underestimate children

Indeed. Thats why you keep the knives in the high up cabinets
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(04-23-2009, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey

Christer you just dodged one hell of a bullet.

This.

In two years he'll realise how crazy his idea was and he'll ask the king to change his name to Kratos.
Chairhome
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(04-23-2009, 02:53 PM)
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You do realize that Sonic X is the name of the cartoon (at least here in the States) and its possible that this kid didn't even know that it was a video game character. Unless it says so in the article that I did not read.
Wollan
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(04-23-2009, 02:56 PM)

Originally Posted by gofreak

You have to write to the King to get your name changed?

No but this was a kid.

Originally Posted by Doc Evils

Norway has a king?

Yup. 'Harald V of Norway'.



The man inspected me some years back:
Last edited by Wollan; 04-23-2009 at 03:10 PM.
abombb
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(04-23-2009, 02:57 PM)

Originally Posted by Tailzo

Yes, Norway has a King.


Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?

You'd be surprised (that's why you hear them nonstop in your mic)
BikoBiko
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(04-23-2009, 03:00 PM)
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This tells us the king is a gamer who knows of Sonic's reputation.
STG
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(04-23-2009, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by fanboi

Wollan?

wollan is the king of norway? O_O
SecretBonusPoint
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(04-23-2009, 03:03 PM)
Parents are pretty stupid if they actually sent it.

Surely it shouldve been a 'Santa Claus List' deal of "yes we posted that letter asking the King to change your name to Sonic X, we certainly didnt pretend to post it and are lying to you right now so when you are 11 or 12 you dont regret this heartily!!"
Slavik81
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(04-23-2009, 03:09 PM)
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In Norway you get your name changed by writing a letter to the king?
Ch Totoro
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(04-23-2009, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by STG

wollan is the king of norway? O_O

No Wollan is a 6 years old kid.
Chao
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(04-23-2009, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slavik81

In Norway you get your name changed by writing a letter to the king?

Looks like a crazy place to live in.
ShockingAlberto
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(04-23-2009, 03:13 PM)
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I want to name my kid Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Wollan
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(04-23-2009, 03:17 PM)
Reminds me of a personal story actually.

When I was six I drew down some plans for a boat that could turn into a helicopter (obviously inspired by Transformers). I asked my parents to write a letter asking a certain professor (highly regarded person in one of the bigger universities in the country), asking if he could build this for me.

He replied back that if I built him a backpack that could fly him around he would do me this favor hehe.
fanboi
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(04-23-2009, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wollan

Reminds me of a personal story actually.

When I was six I drew down some plans for a boat that could turn into a helicopter (obviously inspired by Transformers). I asked my parents to write a letter asking a certain professor (highly regarded person in one of the bigger universities in the country), asking if he could build this for me.

He replied back that if I built him a backpack that could fly him around he would do me this favor hehe.

What is it with you people with writing people you don't know!

Go catch a whale or something! ;|)
sixteen-bit
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(04-23-2009, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wollan

Reminds me of a personal story actually.

When I was six I drew down some plans for a boat that could turn into a helicopter (obviously inspired by Transformers). I asked my parents to write a letter asking a certain professor (highly regarded person in one of the bigger universities in the country), asking if he could build this for me.

He replied back that if I built him a backpack that could fly him around he would do me this favor hehe.

I hope you fly that boat to the moon somehow
fanboi
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(04-23-2009, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wollan

No but this was a kid.


Yup. 'Harald V of Norway'.

Also, our king is WAY better:



And you have always wonder... how his child could look like this:



That shit is just insane.
badrockjones
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(04-23-2009, 03:25 PM)

Originally Posted by _dementia

I hope you fly that boat to the moon somehow

I never thought I'd be on a boat...
..pakbeka..
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(04-23-2009, 03:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Tailzo

Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?

3d games are way too complicated for sonic team too, but that never stopped them
Jocchan
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(04-23-2009, 03:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

What does this tell us? Is Sonic very popular among kids nowadays?

He probably likes Sonic Youth and Static-X.
Nothing to see here.
Ramenman
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(04-23-2009, 03:38 PM)
That tells me that some parents are a bit too nice. They were probably sure the king would decline when they sent the letter, but if you can't talk your son out of the idea of having "Sonic X" as his first name it's a bit worrying :/

Originally Posted by Tailzo


Yes, but among 6 years old? Wouldn't 3d games be way too complicated for them?

:lol

That's funny because I was 6 years old when I played Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider 2 and Spyro.

Originally Posted by fanboi

And you have always wonder... how his child could look like this:



That shit is just insane.

Plastic surgery, army of hair and makeup artists, nutritionist, workout coach and access to the top designer clothing brands generally leads to an attractive female
fanboi
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(04-23-2009, 03:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tenks

Plastic surgery, army of hair and makeup artists, nutritionist, workout coach and access to the top designer clothing brands generally leads to an attractive female

No plastic surgery there... but still, even without all that... she is damn hot.
Johann
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(04-23-2009, 04:00 PM)

Originally Posted by fanboi

What is it with you people with writing people you don't know!

Go catch a whale or something! ;|)

I wrote to the CEO (or some higher-up) of Crayola and he gave me $600 worth of Crayola products. He said I reminded him of his grandson.
kottila
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(04-23-2009, 04:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by fanboi

Also, our king is WAY better:

At least our king is able to spell his name correctly...but your kings daughters definately beat ours

Originally Posted by Tenks

Plastic surgery, army of hair and makeup artists, nutritionist, workout coach and access to the top designer clothing brands generally leads to an attractive female

She's just naturally hot, always has been. It's the nordic genes.
Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ramenman

That tells me that some parents are a bit too nice. They were probably sure the king would decline when they sent the letter, but if you can't talk your son out of the idea of having "Sonic X" as his first name it's a bit worrying :/



:lol

That's funny because I was 6 years old when I played Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider 2 and Spyro.

I played Sonic the Hedgehog (1) and other 2d games. I guess 3D games are easy for children these days. But even I had some toruble playing through the last stages of Sonic Unleashed... Not that i am a great gamer, but I am 24 years old.
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(04-23-2009, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by neorej

This.

In two years he'll realise how crazy his idea was and he'll ask the king to change his name to Kratos.

http://www.fmylife.com/miscellaneous/1182028
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(04-23-2009, 04:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

http://www.fmylife.com/miscellaneous/1182028

im calling my babby solid snake
Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

http://www.fmylife.com/miscellaneous/1182028

Wow. Kratos? That's going a bit too far, isn't it? Sure, it would be nice to joke about it... But to do it?
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Kilrogg
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(04-23-2009, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chinner

im calling my babby solid snake

How is babby formed?
sixteen-bit
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(04-23-2009, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kilrogg

How is babby formed?

how girl get pragnent
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(04-23-2009, 04:40 PM)
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From the way the thread title is worded, I thought Christer asked the king to change names. You have to admit, King Sonic X sounds interesting.
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(04-23-2009, 04:42 PM)
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Thank God for the King. Incompetent parents really.

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(04-23-2009, 04:45 PM)
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Stupid Christer, everyone knows it's the Queen who get's shit done...
Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tobor

From the way the thread title is worded, I thought Christer asked the king to change names. You have to admit, King Sonic X sounds interesting.

True. I should've written something like:

Christer (6 years old), asked the king if he could change hsi name from Christer to "Sonic X"

or

Christer (6 years old), asked the king if he could change his name to "Sonic X"

or maybe

Christer (6 years old), wanted to change his name to "Sonic X", so he asked the king!
EmCeeGramr
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(04-23-2009, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

Wow. Kratos? That's going a bit too far, isn't it? Sure, it would be nice to joke about it... But do do it?

hahaha you said doodoo
Ramenman
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(04-23-2009, 05:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Tailzo

I played Sonic the Hedgehog (1) and other 2d games. I guess 3D games are easy for children these days. But even I had some toruble playing through the last stages of Sonic Unleashed... Not that i am a great gamer, but I am 24 years old.

Well I didn't play Unleashed through the end, but the design flaws I encountered lead me to believe that may be it wasn't only coming from you :D

Also, playing games doesn't mean finishing them.

At 6 years old you just play to play. Finishing games was never really an objective to me.
And if it's really too hard, you just cheat code your way out of it. I did that a lot too.
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(04-23-2009, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by kottila

At least our king is able to spell his name correctly...but your kings daughters definately beat ours



She's just naturally hot, always has been. It's the nordic genes.

Dont make me Little Mac you.
Tailzo
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(04-23-2009, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ramenman

Well I didn't play Unleashed through the end, but the design flaws I encountered lead me to believe that may be it wasn't only coming from you :D

Also, playing games doesn't mean finishing them.

At 6 years old you just play to play. Finishing games was never really an objective to me.
And if it's really too hard, you just cheat code your way out of it. I did that a lot too.

That may be true. My earliest memories of Sonic 1 was mostly replaying Green Hill Zone a countless of times.
Last edited by Tailzo; 04-23-2009 at 05:32 PM.
Drkirby
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(04-23-2009, 05:27 PM)
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This tells me Norway has a king. Thinks for the info.
BillyG_3001
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(04-23-2009, 05:32 PM)
I rather be called Sonic X if I was called Christer lol
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