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2 years ago#1
What's the point of those screens instead of just loading straight to the menu (which usually comes after the "press any key" screen)?
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2 years ago#2
Leftover from "Insert a coin" screens.
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2 years ago#3
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Leftover from "Insert a coin" screens.
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2 years ago#4
So it's just a nostalgia thing, then?
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2 years ago#5
From: th3warr1or | #004
So it's just a nostalgia thing, then?

Yeah. And some people might add them just because everyone else does so too.
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2 years ago#6
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From: th3warr1or | #004
So it's just a nostalgia thing, then?

Yeah. And some people might add them just because everyone else does so too.


What's up with your quote?
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2 years ago#7
From: MaxCHEATER64 | #006
What's up with your quote?

What do you mean?
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2 years ago#8
When I quote, it said

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When you did, it said

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2 years ago#9
Oh that...it's a GameFox thing.
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2 years ago#10
Same reason Windows OS thinks it needs UAC prompts when you do anything. So you can have a chance to back out if you loaded the wrong game/performed the wrong action.
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