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About nadir

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  • Birthday 01/23/1987


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    Western Australia
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    University Student
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    I want to be a games designer. The course I am doing at uni is games technology, which is sadly focused on programming, which I am not terribly good at. But they will be starting a games design major next semester so hopefully I can pick that up and finally get creative. I have lots of hero's, such as Douglas Adams, Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Hideo Kojima (I actually met him at Go3!) Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson, Charlie Kaufman, David Grossman, Ron Gilbert and of course Tim Schafer. What
  1. You'll never catch me and my opinion alive! * dives out nearest window, never to be seen again *
  2. Wellllll you have a number of options When the BBC aired the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential phases of the HHG2TG (that's radio adaptations of the last 3 hitchhiker books, Life the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks For All the Fish and Mostly Harmless) the BBC made them available to be heard on-line on the BBC website. Each episode could be streamed from the site for a week after it aired. That's how I heard it here in Australia. Hopefully they will do that again. Just keep an eye on it. If they don't you may be able to download it somewhere... not that I condone that, it's just an option is all. Or worst case senario you'll have to wait till the BBC release it on CD and buy it over the net or something.
  3. In no way a bad thing. DNA is my favourite writer of all time. By the way if you were a fan of BBC 'Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy' radio plays or just the Dirk Gently novels this may interest you http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/dirkgently/ I am too afraid to say anything about art in case I get verbally attacked by people who actually know, or at least think they know something about it.
  4. Looking out my back door... in my pants (CCR) The midnight special... in my pants (CCR) Shook me all night long... in my pants (ACDC) She's always a woman... in my pants (Billy Joel) I still haven't found what I'm looking for... in my pants (U2) Where is my mind... in my pants (The Pixies) It sure took a long long time... in my pants (Lobo) 99 red balloons... in my pants! (Nena) Hit the switch... in my pants (Bright Eyes) Just like heaven... in my pants (The Cure)
  5. I just finished Bioshock a few days ago. Very awesome. Thats with saving all the little sisters, I'll have to play again to get the other ending. As for games I am looking forward to.... Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Paper Mario Mario Galaxy Battalion Wars II Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure Smash Bros. Brawl Haze Portal Team Fortress 2 Crysis Sam and Max: Season 2 A Vampyre Story Destroy All Humans 3 Assassin's Creed Alan Wake Grand Theft Auto 4 Metal Gear Solid 4 Resident Evil 5 and whatever Double Fine is working on cause we just know that's going to be great. Considering the fact that I live in Australia I probably won't see most of those till about 3 to 6 months after the US gets them For example Paper Mario still isn't out here!!!
  6. I've always wanted to be part of the games industry. I'm studying games programming at university. I'm not very good at it though. I would far rather be on the creative side of games development (not that programming can't be creative, a resourceful programmer can design some really efficient solutions). Next year they are starting a Games Design major so I will try for a double major with that. I'd be happy doing character design, modeling or animating. But I'd really like to do scriptwriting. To make a game that is even half that of Psychonauts would be a dream come true.
  7. Should be 'release year announced.'
  8. nadir

    An inside tip

    Maybe there will be banana shaped apples?
  9. I liked Curse of Monkey Island I think they got the perfect voice actor for Guybrush, a really funky art style and Murray the Mighty Demonic Skull was an unforgettable addition to the cast. Escape from Monkey Island tried to rewrite the past too much... so now the storyline doesn't make any sense. But I still found it enjoyable. They both had their momments. I find the idea of a publisher owning my ideas and making sequels without my input scary. But in their defence there was money to be made from the IP and they didn't do that bad a job. Also, I'm sure many of you have already read this as this link http://au.gamespot.com/news/6177156.html?tag=top_storiesstory4 was posted on other threads, but I think this backs up what I said about Double Fines next title is probably not going to be a Psychonauts sequel . Sequels just aren't Tim Schafer's style.
  10. Some people love me, it's great! Perhaps not as great as having everybody love me, but it will do.... for now. The site looks great, and at last you have a forum for us to shake sticks at. Nicely done, phase one is complete. Soon the world will be yours. All Heil Double Fine!
  11. he he he you have a dancing monkey!
  12. I don't believe there will be a Psychonauts 2. The games industry is already littered with sequels and clones. I like to think Double Fine are hard at work breathing life into another completely original and out of this world idea. That may be Brutal Legend, it may not, either way I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
  13. Getting stuck really sucks, but there's a lot of satisfaction in solving a really tricky puzzle. As a side note, anyone who is a fan of ye olde adventure games should definately look into the Sam & Max episodes made by Telltale, cause they're awesome!
  14. I must admit, I probably wouldn't play adventure games unless they made me laugh. I still enjoy the puzzle solving though... that is until I get stuck and then I feel really bad when I cave in and look up what to do next in a guide. :down: Psychonauts is a great platformer made all the sweeter because of the adventure elements it inherited.
  15. Tough question, I really can't just choose one. My three favourites are Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. Monkey Island still holds a special place for me because it was the first adventure game I played. By comparison I found the second game a lot darker and more difficult, which doesn't make it a bad game but it just isn't amongst my favourites. I had the same problem with Day of the Tentacle. It seemed to me that because of the games having multiple islands/times to be at/in the puzzles were much harder to solve, I sometimes got stuck for long periods of time trying to figure out what I had missed. However the voice acting was superb and the humor was as always very entertaining. Full Throttle was short but very sweet. I'm still amazed that Tim's games are always so unique, I mean with each title the trademark humor and adventure gameplay is there, but the stories characters and settings are so completely unlike each other. Especially with Grim Fandango and Psychonauts which have the most original plot lines I have ever seen in a game. People always look at me strange whenever I try to explain a Tim Schafer story line. I can't wait to see what Double-Fine has in store for us next.
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