Smithsonian To Feature Video Game History
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 ...
YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)
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 ...
Why Being Wrong Makes Humans So Smart
Hey! It looks like oriental philosophy just arrived to /. ... what's next, your ego isn't you?
Warner Brothers Hiring Undercover Anti-Pirates
you mean anti-ninjas ?
Perelman Urged To Accept $1m Prize
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.
Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall
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.
Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall
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.
Using Classical Music As a Form of Social Control
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.
Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
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.
Passive-Aggressive Wi-Fi Hotspots
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
The Surreal World of Chatroulette
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.
Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks
that would explain all the virgins over at 4chan.
Is Console Gaming Dying?
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.
Music While Programming?
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).
Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?
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...
What If They Turned Off the Internet?
>4chan will have 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.
Linux Games For Non-Gamers?
Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot
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.
What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?
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.
Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality
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.
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