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Smithsonian To Feature Video Game History

Alvare Street Fighter (74 comments)

Any "history" of anything related to video games should include Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior. You can't not include it, only a few franchises accomplished the amount of "hype" SF has. There more than one "reasonable budget" movie about it, and one even has a known actor, in 1994!

Countless spin-offs, countless tournaments, countless hours spent playing it. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is a tournament standard, 20 years after it's release! Not any other game has had such a long real lifespan, they don't play it for nostalgia, they play it because even TWENTY YEARS after it's release people keep finding new traps, new ways to negative-edge that special so it's safe on whiff, new ways to predict your opponent, new ways to combo things together ... well i guess they don't really know about games after all, I saw Halo 3 and Halo 2, so ...

more than 3 years ago

YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)

Alvare Re:For the americans (305 comments)

Have you noticed how american football is like rugby in body armors? And with "in body armors" I mean "for pussies".

And how ice hockey is like field hockey in body armors? And yeah, I mean "for pussies" too.

And in baseball you don't even have to touch other players ...

I think I'm starting to see a pattern here ...

more than 4 years ago

Why Being Wrong Makes Humans So Smart

Alvare Look! (311 comments)

Hey! It looks like oriental philosophy just arrived to /. ... what's next, your ego isn't you?

more than 4 years ago

Perelman Urged To Accept $1m Prize

Alvare Re:'Your disturbing me. I'm picking mushrooms' (421 comments)

I'd bet he meant the psilocybe cubensis he keeps under his bed.

And, by the way, I can't see why a very acutely tuned perception and a very strong moral compass would prevent someone from picking gold caps.

more than 3 years ago

Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall

Alvare Re:First Post (664 comments)

As I said,

as long as they don't disturb the ones who want to learn

It was an example, but I agree that if an individual bothers me shouting "Headshot!" just once, I would kick him out of the room personally.

But filtering/censoring is not an option, because of the usual problems like who would decide what is appropiate and what is not and the kind of stuff ./ discusses every day on foreign countries.

more than 4 years ago

Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall

Alvare Re:First Post (664 comments)

and get them to concentrate

Why would you want people to concentrate? People should want to concentrate, they are the only ones who can decide that. If they wanna play WoW during class they should be allowed, as long as they don't disturb the ones who want to learn.

It's their choice and nobody else's. Personally I intercalate between doing fun stuff and paying attention, because I decided to, and I face the consequences quietly and in my own.

more than 4 years ago

Using Classical Music As a Form of Social Control

Alvare WTF (721 comments)

What The Fuck ?
I couldn't believe when I saw this article's title, really.
I may be 17 and I like classical music, I mean it's music in it's bare form, it's perfect to learn theory, but I listen modern electronic music, that takes all this theory and adds another ton of theory (filters, compression, dynamic ranges, etc) and it's more complex, fun and sometimes original.
But I would be an hypocrite if I listened to trance and hated formal music, it's like loving house and hating funk, I wouldn't be listening it because I love how it sounds, because they sound the same, I would be listening to it because some social crap.

more than 4 years ago

Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?

Alvare This (578 comments)

What about doing it the other way around? You could study how the filesystem works with one specific set of hardware, and write specific data in specific milliseconds in specific places to force the hard disk to write the 1s and 0s exactly were you want them. You would be very limited, but it could work.

more than 4 years ago

Passive-Aggressive Wi-Fi Hotspots

Alvare WPA? (263 comments)

I dunno, I let other people use my Wi-Fi, I just put myself in their place ...
I think of encryption as 'dirty' and 'homosexual'.
I can imagine myself going over to my firend's and if when I try to connect, to play some starcraft, it asks me for a password, I think I would straight-murder his family. Honest

more than 4 years ago

The Surreal World of Chatroulette

Alvare Re:Hum. (151 comments)

I find it hard to believe a real relationship can develop through such a medium.

I think we are gonna have to redefine the meaning of "relationship" in a few years.

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

Alvare That clears it up (130 comments)

of course!
that would explain all the virgins over at 4chan.
wait ...

more than 4 years ago

Is Console Gaming Dying?

Alvare Why buy a console at all? Because consoles rock! (496 comments)

No PS2/3 emulator.

That means you can't play some of the greatest titles in the universe, like the Metal Gear saga, Okami, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy, Ace Combat, Virtua Fighter, Katamari Damacy or God of War.

In other words, you are not a gamer.

more than 5 years ago

Music While Programming?

Alvare WIN (1019 comments)

demanding that we do not use our music players at work

That's ok, don't take your music player, just take a regular amp and a couple of speakers and stream your music from your home PC so you (and everyone 2 blocks around) can listen some hardcore music (supposing you listen experimental breakcore).

more than 5 years ago

Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?

Alvare Re:Forget eBay, Craigslist - Freecycle :-) (367 comments)

What the ... ?
I love my CRT, I use it every day, it's just perfect!
Crazy resolutions, Hardcore contrast, amazing View angle, truly Analog power...

more than 5 years ago

What If They Turned Off the Internet?

Alvare Re:(And now with more Pants!) (511 comments)

>4chan will have imploded
>4chan imploded

I think we all know that can't be more wrong ...
4chan's mass is enough for a full supernova, it won't stay little and white, it will kill everything arround it, everything.

more than 5 years ago

Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot

Alvare Re:Doubt it... (236 comments)

1) Gameplay (else you won't play it long enough to appreciate the plot)
2) Plot (because gameplay will get boring after a while)
3) Variability (GoW may be extremely playable and have a good plot but it isn't worth playing it more than 2 times, unlike Metal Gear or GTA: San Andreas)
4) Acting (characters have to stand out and be real to let one merge into the plot)

Social is out of the question, games aren't for that.
And price would matter only in a less pirated market.

more than 5 years ago

What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?

Alvare Re:A good combination of a storyline and graphics. (506 comments)

Please, Silent Hill 1 was a lot more scarier than 4, and the graphics sucked!

Gameplay sucked, graphics sucked, but music, sound and story made it scary.

more than 5 years ago

Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality

Alvare Re:Excellent! (437 comments)

I've been using Opera 10 since it is alpha, and I don't thing there is anything better available for the Linux Desktop nowadays. GTK+ is a joke when it comes to speed, Konqueror is even less compatible than Opera, and Links2 doesn't have flash support.

more than 5 years ago


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