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The Debate Room / Re: Immersion in Games
« on: June 26, 2011, 11:27:31 am »
I think that immersion into a game is more dependent on the story than the visual or audio effects. I've played super-realistic looking games before, but found the story so dull that it was just moving my character from one point to another. It was pretty, yes, but immersive? No. Involvement in something does not require realism.

What books do you know that have great graphics, or graphics at all? Graphic novels, but those are few and far between in comparison to worded novels. I appreciate art and how it can assist in the ability to immmerse, but both visual and mental stimuli are neccesary for a truly immersive experience, which seems to be a concept most developers are lacking.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record forumites=32 v/s mods=202)
« on: June 05, 2011, 05:03:27 pm »
You are, it was:

Forumites: 1
Mods: 0

 8)

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The Debate Room / Re: Misogyny -- Inborn or Learned?
« on: June 03, 2011, 01:29:42 pm »
I think the inherent fault in these arguments on both sides always seem to boil down to one thing, and that is men and women. As already pointed out people should be equal because they are people regardless of their gender, race, religion, or culture. Men shouldn't respect women, and women shouldn't respect men. People should respect people.

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Flipside Discussion / Re: Time for a Maytag gear power up?
« on: May 29, 2011, 11:35:36 pm »
Are we forgetting maytag already tried poker and Galdur wiped the floor with her?

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1108
http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1113

She's in debt, and that's not changing anytime soon.

You're reading conversations from February and earlier which were suggesting Maytag should hit the poker tables.  Gladur hadn't shown up yet and Maytag wasn't even hinting at hitting the poker tables yet.

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Whoops, now I feel like an idiot. X__X

You've got me watching CCS now! xD

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Answer me these questions three or the other side ye'll ne'er see:

What is your quest?
What is the airspeed velocity of a laptop?
what is your favourite food? 

To find the holy grail!!!

What, a laptop, I don't know what you-
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. *flys into the abyss*


Oh, but I am partial to chicken. I LOVES ME SOME CHICKEN. Not fried though... It needs to be grilled. On a pizza. With alfredo sauce.

Mmmmmm, chicken alfredo pizza. *drool*

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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 29: Discussion
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:53:52 pm »
Is that bouncy ball of epicness standard for all enforcers or is she just a badass like that? I can already tell I'm gonna like her, especially if that cocky way she holds herself stays.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:49:29 pm »
10

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Flipside Discussion / Re: Time for a Maytag gear power up?
« on: May 24, 2011, 10:43:15 pm »
Are we forgetting maytag already tried poker and Galdur wiped the floor with her?

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1108
http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1113

She's in debt, and that's not changing anytime soon.

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Fucking magnets! How do they work?

It's quite elementary. Magnets work by producing a magnetic field through the motion of electrical charges.

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Hey it's truth game time!! What better way for me to bond with the community and tell everyone about myself is there? I can't think of one for sure!

Ask away, questions one and all.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:55:45 pm »
29, so close...

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:33:35 pm »
27 brings us one step closer

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:30:22 pm »
25..... I can't think of anything special about that. It's..... one-fourth of a hundred?? I'm really pushing it.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:27:56 pm »
23 is the number of full songs that I have melodies for, although only about 10 of those are anything worth listening to and only about 6 am I actually using. Lots of numbers there.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:25:22 pm »
21's been a good year so far, hope it's a good number for the users. 12 more to beat the record.  :) :)

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:21:03 pm »
Tegan and Sara did 19 justice. Of cousre they're just wonderful musicians.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:16:33 pm »
Seventeen kind of sucks. I mean you're not old enough to smoke or drink, and you're already over the whole driving bit. (Although I got my license at 17 so it was actually an alright year)

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:14:07 pm »
Fifteen, hope we won't need relief. (Half-rhymes for the win!!)

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:12:09 pm »
Thirteen, lest our numbers not ween.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:10:26 pm »
Now we're at eleven, closer to heaven.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:08:29 pm »
Up to nine and feelin' fine.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:07:17 pm »
Seven for users.

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:05:28 pm »
Five for users!!!

Lets beat the record while the mods are sleeping. xD

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 22, 2011, 07:01:06 pm »
Make that three for users.

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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 29: Discussion
« on: May 21, 2011, 09:22:12 pm »
 Chapter 11, Page 28

I've been pondering what exactly Orrasong meant when he said The Split Rose was a children's fighting style, but from then on it seems to have served her rather well. (With the exception of the fight with Moss' Uncle.) Are we going to find out pretty soon here what he was talking about or is this something that's been tossed out? xD

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Hall of Games / Re: Beat the mods. (Record=32)
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:41:21 pm »
fight the power!!!

The power of one!!!

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The Debate Room / Re: The Dichotomy of Fact and Opinion
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:58:25 pm »
Just to note a couple of other threads for some good debate.

The Big Bad Religion Thread dealing with religion (mostly christianity)

Athiest Magical Realism dealing with belief in other things beyond christianity.

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Ah, I'm glad you brought those up, because I was scared to try and necro an old thread. (Necroing, for those who don't know, is a term I've seen frequently used to reference someone posting in a thread that hasn't been posted in for a long time.)

I'm also glad that we all have such varying thoughts on the concept. It always scares me in debates when things whittle down to just two sides since more often than not there's multiple facets to an idea.

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The Debate Room / Re: The Dichotomy of Fact and Opinion
« on: May 18, 2011, 10:10:10 am »
Do you think you could state your point a bit more clearly?  I don't really get it.

Basically what I'm getting at is humans seem to have this drive of wanting to know literally every thing that ever was or is or ever will be. We get so caught up with facts and theories and making every theory fact. (I suppose theory would've been a better way of putting opinion. Maybe that clears things up.)

This drive, of course, doesn't apply to every single person because with nearly 6 billion people on the planet and at least double that currently exist and have existed so to apply any sort of human nature to all people would be absurd. However, for the most part what gets us off seems to be knowing things rather than accepting them for what they are.

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The Debate Room / The Dichotomy of Fact and Opinion
« on: May 17, 2011, 11:35:17 pm »
Hi there, thought I"d break the ice here.

It seems to me that human logic follows a simple pattern. This pattern, to be put simply is that whatever can not be proven as fact must be broken down into an opinion, and conflicting opinions must be made into fact by a majority influence.

The biggest example here is a real kicker, and that is religion. There's no indisputable proof that there is a god, so groups are formed and labeled and they all try to fight for their idealisms. People are simply afraid to not have a label or an answer for something. Nothing can be just as it is. Every single speck of every single molecule has to be quantified. Even agnostics, those who claim they don't know what they believe in, aren't saying they're giving up on the whole thing entirely, they're just saying they don't know which side they're on.

Now by saying this the pattern will continue by you categorizing me, but that just further proves my point of humanity's need to categorize and understand.

Am I wrong?

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Pop Culture / Re: What are you currently listening to?
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:09:31 am »
castle lights- paint the stars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btQEITTEmzc&NR=1

Gotta support local music. ;)


12000 seconds??!!  Good lord I hope that wasn't all in one sitting.

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