Talk:Feelie

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Brave New World[edit]

Someone should write something about Brave New World, because they have "Feelies" in that book...

Since you seem to know about it, why don't you? Be bold! It should go under a new section, though.
Also, sign your posts. You can do this win 3 or 4 tildes (~~~ or ~~~~). The latter is usually preferred, though, since it also adds a timestamp. :-) Frecklefoot | Talk 14:47, Apr 8, 2005 (UTC)
I just went ahead and added the BNW reference. And no, that wasn't me with the initial post.--216.165.62.139 13:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Too many feelies[edit]

An anonymous user came along and added the feelies for numerous games. I reverted them for a very good reason: those feelies are already listed in those game's articles. The intent of the list was to give a idea for what kind of feelies Infocom included in their games, and the list as it was already did that. Adding more didn't add much, since those feelies are already listed elsewhere.

I'll double-check the feelies the user added, but I'm sure that they just lifted the content from the other articles. If that info isn't in those articles, I'll add it.

If someone wants to add them back in, let's discuss it here first. Peace. :-) Frecklefoot | Talk 18:27, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)

My bad. I wasn't sure what the protocol was, so I was trying to be all-inclusive. Sorry for that. I was assuming that this was trying to be a definitive article.
Maybe we should, however, add a list of the games that included feelies? Though they were in most Infocom games, they weren't in all, and I think that this is significant enough information to warrant its inclusion in an encyclopaedic entry.
216.158.31.195 16:12, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Nearly every game released by Infocom featured at least one feelie. I'd think it would be easier (and more notable) to list the ones that didn't have any. Each game's article does list all feelies included with that release. -DynSkeet (talk) 20:17, Jun 6, 2005 (UTC)
I agree with DynSkeet. Though not all games included feelies—especially repackaged collections released by Activision, most did. So a list of games that didn't include feelies might be easier and more manageable. :-) Frecklefoot | Talk 20:20, Jun 6, 2005 (UTC)

Feelie as a general term[edit]

Isn't feelie still generally used in the industry and among gamers and collectors to refer to extras in general, such as maps (Neverwinter Nights' cloth map for example), coins (Collector's Ed of Oblivion), etc? Or is it solely an Infocom thing? I've seen it used more generally. Perhaps this should be added to the article? I'll wait for replies and comments before acting on this. --Lendorien 21:02, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

In no way are my experiences definitive, but until I'd started looking into TLTOI, I'd never heard of "feelies" in reference to any other gaming. — pd_THOR | =/\= | 21:12, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure that Infocom ever officially referred to its "extras" as feelies. I believe I first heard the term on ifMUD within the last six or seven years. DynSkeet | (talk)
I've seen the term used in reference to the Ultima series too. I know that Ultima 6 had some including a cloth map and a stone. Maybe it's a collector term? I did a couple google searches, and I've seen it used in reviews of other games, though oft used with quotation marks in the following way: The game comes with a some "feelies" to delight the gamer. --Lendorien 18:21, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

what's included in this article[edit]

If we list every single game that had something included, the article would be insanely long. And that information is listed in the various game articles already. They aren't called "feelies" though. Dream Focus 14:06, 8 October 2012 (UTC)