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  1. Exactly, thank you. This thread reminds me so much of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpUNA2nutbk#t=228 "Like, dude, how does the world owe you something you didn't even know existed 30 seconds ago?"
  2. I just checked the minimum requirements and it says Windows XP and DirectX 10. That can't be right since you can't get DX10 with Windows XP (at least without unofficial hacks). The GPU requirements are also kinda all over the place. Why would the Windows version need an HD 4870 if the Linux version can run with anything from the HD 2000 series?
  3. I haven't played it and I don't regret buying it.
  4. No. I meant that if you get at least 2 hours for every $10 you paid, you don't get to complain about the length. Whether those hours are any good, now that's a different matter. But if you ask me, a bad game doesn't get any better even if you add 10 more bad hours to it. I'm sorry if you thought this was gonna be 20-30 hours long.
  5. That's true, but part of it probably is that it's so widely accepted that a movie is 90 minutes or more. If someone released a summer 3D blockbuster that clocked in at 55 minutes, people probably WOULD complain about that... Obviously there is some kind of a lower limit (we can all probably agree 20 minutes would not be enough), we just don't have a consensus on where that line is exactly. Doesn't help that a game can cost anywhere from $3 to $70. For narrative-driven games, let me suggest 2 hours for every $10 as the Official Industry Standard.
  6. The Halo games probably cost $100+ million a piece, retail for $60-70 and manage to put out 6 hours of gameplay. Oh well.
  7. There's quite a bit of input lag and a lot of mouse acceleration going on. Of course it's not game-breaking (unlike, say, the mouse in Psychonauts. heh.) since this is a point-and-click and not an FPS/TPS. Unlike Psychonauts though, this was designed for mouse, so if you find some extra time to tweak that, it would be appreciated.
  8. Yeah man, sound waves are like totally inefficient for transmitting data. That's why I only read sheet music. It's, like, at least 18.72 times faster than playing the CD.
  9. Valve is an indie studio. So is CCP (Eve Online) with 600 employees. The hijacking of the term, when people actually mean "shoestring" or "what I happen to find cool", is a bit annoying. Also, it's an investment and not a handout (I would think). Does anyone think Indie Fund is actually gonna lose money on this? So anyway congrats Double Fine and congrats me for that is two more cool games I get to play in the semi-near future!
  10. Oh man, you're probably gonna have to do some damage control PR at some point. People were already whining and painting you as the villain just because you DARED to start a SECOND Kickstarter. Because people are retarded. Now you have L I T E R A L L Y (note: not literally) stolen all that money from some Platonic idea of an indie developer that supposedly exists somewhere just waiting for their chance to make the next Minecraft. Everyone knows if you have more than two people working on a game or someone is actually getting paid, you're not Indie enough brah. I personally couldn't care less about those people and their opinions but I guess you might and probably have to. The thing is, the eventual idiotic backlash that always happens with these sorts of things can be almost as huge as the initial support and enthusiasm. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that people are already turncoating and trying to paint Kickstarter as some sort of horrible and evil scam. It's idiotic and infuriates me so much (ok so I guess I could care slightly less), but it's a thing that is happening and probably has to be dealt with somehow. You've got an amazing and impeccable rep with pretty much everyone from gamers to critics to gaming press and I really don't want to see that melt away.
  11. I think there's still a stronger culture of buying stuff for your phone on the iPhone side. But Android is getting there.
  12. The problem is console plebs probably don't care about the game anymore since it's, you know, more than a few months old. I don't really see them rushing in to buy a DLC for a 2009 game and PC sales alone wouldn't be enough.
  13. Wait, why would it be any of those things? The file you get from Fraps should be 1080p, 30 fps, 16:9 and progressive, no? What you described is the PAL TV standard. Do you need to compress them again after Fraps? What's the max filesize Youtube accepts? They will compress it once more anyway. If you absolutely have to compress, use mpeg-4 avc instead, mpeg-2 is an old ass standard. In any case, upscaling a video won't ever actually help, it will just result in bigger files. Edit: That last clip you posted actually looks like it was interlaced at some point.
  14. People keep saying that, but if the game really turns out to be sh*t (it won't), the name will be the least of its problems.
  15. Maybe it's too early to think about this, but if the Steam Box really ships with Linux (and isn't a huge flop) these ports and DF's experience in the platform might very well prove to be valuable.
  16. So someone actually thought they would get 10 albums worth of metal for $4? Okay maybe DF should rename it, but come on. Truly we live in an age that celebrates ignorance.
  17. SG pretty much said what I wanted to say about this. So why am I posting this comment? No idea. Many documentaries will actually have a stronger and more in-your-face narrative than... well, narrative films. The good ones do this organically and honestly, just finding the narrative that innately exists in whatever the thing is they're filming. The bad ones start to slip into "reality show" territory. This one is pretty firmly in the former category.
  18. Not really an interview but I only now saw this: http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/8smjw1/brutal-legend-tim-schafer-on-late-night Dude is just as funny as any comedian guest in there.
  19. Whoa, that's pretty intense. Like a blinking led on your router would trigger it if it's constantly in your field of vision? I know I get nausea and eventually migraine from 60Hz CRTs and 50Hz fluorescent lamps. Luckily for me those things don't really exist anymore.
  20. Yeah, I think this is what those people would want to see more of. It was great in AF and would be fine in a Sidequest kinda thing, but really wouldn't fit the actual documentary and would take up large amounts of screentime. Not that there's any limit on how many minutes of video 2PP can publish... I guess they could just take a camera and film some (willing) dev doing dev things and just throw that video up with very little editing/post-production effort.
  21. You should be fine regarding gall stones if you keep some fat in your diet. Which you should do anyway. Maybe some coconut oil or you could crush nuts in there? The protein in them wouldn't hurt either. Disclaimer: I'm just talking out of my ass, I'm not an expert in anything.
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