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by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Derren Brown attempts to predict Wednesday's lottery numbers
Replies: 82
Views: 1391

Re: Derren Brown attempts to predict Wednesday's lottery numbers

Yeah, it's true that the way I'm suggesting does seem too simple to be worth making a big event over - people will probably feel cheated if it's just a video mixing deck trick. If it was done that way though, the wobble would probably be fairly necessary to deflect people from guessing that part of ...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Derren Brown attempts to predict Wednesday's lottery numbers
Replies: 82
Views: 1391

Re: Derren Brown attempts to predict Wednesday's lottery numbers

I think the way he's doing it is that they're actually freeze-framing part of the screen live, while leaving the area of the screen that shows Derran and the TV unfrozen. While the screen is frozen, someone rushes out and switches a ball... obviously the viewer at home doesn't see this, as all they'...
by Emperor Fossil
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Wild Bunch (c64) now complete!
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: The Wild Bunch (c64) now complete!

Looking good. Going to have to saddle up and check this out! Image
by Emperor Fossil
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit Salamander comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: The 8-bit Salamander comparison

Whoo! Nice one, hgac! I suppose when it comes down to it, this all depends on whether you can tolerate that jerky scrolling; ... And believe me, I've tried. Some of the MSX shmups would be such class games if not for the block by block scrolling. As you pointed out, it's not just an aesthetic thing ...
by Emperor Fossil
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Disabled Characters in Games?
Replies: 46
Views: 1393

Re: Disabled Characters in Games?

Lara Croft is encumbered by her unfeasibly large knockers.
by Emperor Fossil
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

If tearing was as bad as some of the people wail on about it claim it is, everyone would know what was. I'm reasonably technical and don't have clue. Edit: so okay, now I've read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_tearing And okay, but I can't honestly say I remember seeing this in any speci...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Disabled Characters in Games?
Replies: 46
Views: 1393

Re: Disabled Characters in Games?

Ah yes, Kenshi was mainly who I was trying to remember.

Zato1 from Guilty Gear is another blind dude.
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

Looks very tasty. *unzips pants also* heh. It's kind of unfortunate that the image in question is a half naked musclebound warrior. ;) If I'd known the direction we were going with this, I would have posted an example using some sexy game character instead. Like Poison from Final Fight. Rowr! Oh, w...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it just me or are posts getting fewer?
Replies: 138
Views: 2755

Re: Is it just me or are posts getting fewer?

I tried to keep it going for ages but no one else wanted to do one. It'd be great to see someone else do one... (hint, hint) Yeah, I remember you kept it going single-handedly for quite a while there. I still have one hanging about that I started waaay back that I should just finish up. Maybe... er...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Underrated Xbox games
Replies: 41
Views: 1508

Re: Underrated Xbox games

Yes mate, what was the hate all about? I loved GbtG! Yeah, I guess a lot of the Nintendo fans were never going to forgive Rare for going to MS, and as you mentioned, a lot of xbox owners wrote it off as being immature, the twats. Another nice touch in that game was the way the musical theme was rew...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

I'm not sure I like how dull and blurry the first two look? Yeah, I've just gone and fiddled with the settings - set the 'scale screen' to 2 with bilinear filtering still on so it just gets a touch of blur, and bumped up the gamma a little to offset the loss of brightness caused by the scanlines. Y...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

And graphics whores can spend hours with their pants around their ankles comparing pictures of trees in crysis to trees in real life. ... unzips pants ... ... regarding scanlines, is there anyone who doesn't use the scanlines option in mame? Sure, the full hard pixel look can look pretty good, but ...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

Pretentious Gamers are easily spotted in the wild, as they use term 'Sublime' and are constantly belly aching on about DC and treat casual games as if they were proper video games, and endlessly go on about dead pixels (are there any other type?) jaggies, tearing and don't feel like a hypocrite? ;)...
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Disabled Characters in Games?
Replies: 46
Views: 1393

Re: Disabled Characters in Games?

I'm sure there a few blind swordsmen that have appeared in various fighting games over the years. Just can't recall any specific examples.

What an insightful and helpful post this turned out to be.
by Emperor Fossil
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.
Replies: 75
Views: 1497

Re: Graphics whorery. Wasting my money.

Sounds a bit like how I feel about anime in games (and in general). Oh look, another character with huge doe-like shining eyes and almost no nose. How bloody interesting!

and don't even get me started on loli crap in shmups.