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  1. footle

    Edge 138

    Comrade - the cartoon was great. But Cacky's probably emailing PA as we type.
  2. i robot looks like the most misleading use of a licence ever.
  3. footle

    Edge 138

    I'm sure Ollie is perfectly fine in real life. But the *constant* derailment of threads (about Edge, Games TM, or perfectly innocent threads about games) into insults about how we're all a rllmuk hivemind coupled with the unbridled arrogance and mecha-worship grates.
  4. footle

    Edge 138

    Yeah - it deserved at least 28.
  5. footle

    Edge 138

    Ethos / Narrative Conventions are all well and good. But we don't tend to talk about this kind of thing in Cacky's Mech Threads . We end up shouting about why games which are entirely different in mechanics and in play (but which may feature some of the same ethos - look there's a robot!) should be directly compared because, well, Cacky says they should. (As opposed to comparing their ethos, narrative or implementation of same - because that would involve real thought - see Ed's thread on storytelling in Discussion somewhere...). Anyhow - Comrade's got it about right. Q: If everyone thinks you're a tosser, but you... (i) Are the bunch of strangers ganging up on you because they're scared of disagreeing with one another? (ii) Or are you a tosser? Given every other thread on the forum contains disagreement, I think Cacky has to fall into category (ii).
  6. Thing is, it'd have to start checking whether you were consistently singing in harmony. And not just wavering up and down the scale. I'd be worried about the additional algorithm complexity and processing required.
  7. So far I've played with about 20 people. Only one was utterly incapable of getting close to the correct note after multiple attempts. telling which note is higher or lower when they're close is a much harder skill. You'll be fine. Buy it. Now [ be a sheep just like cacky says we are ]
  8. Yes - in the pythagorian scale. Not quite - in the standard western scale.
  9. 4 semitones up from the root note. So... C (D flat, D, E flat) E or G (A flat, A, B flat) B But that's just *one* form of simple harmony. In practice you'd vary it a bit to make something that sounded nice.
  10. No - harmony is generally when you sing something like a third. It'd be easy to demonstrate, if I had a piano to hand - and you could hear it. Octaves are a very particular form of "harmony" - and Singstar is perfectly happy letting you sing the octave.
  11. footle

    Edge 138

    It seems a bit like overkill - how often outside of meets are you ever going to get 5 Xboxes in the same room to play 1 single player game? I liked the idea of that Capcom colouring game though
  12. footle

    Edge 138

    i.e. The Mecha genre is entirely about context. And lumps together games in a way that tells you nothing about how they play. Which means it isn't really a genre in the way that racing, or FPS or RTS games are a genre at all.
  13. footle

    PC Gamer

    I love PCs. PC Gamer 1: "If your PC is powerful enough to run business applications it will be powerful enough to run the latest games."
  14. footle

    Edge 138

    It's obvious you've stocked up on herbs. I hope, for your sake, you don't run out anytime soon.
  15. footle

    Transformers

    i hate singstar. honest. www.sociometry.co.uk/singstar_alt *hint at jumble*
  16. footle

    Edge 138

    with apologies to those at GamesTM.
  17. footle

    Edge 138

    Are you and your inferiority complex still here? What form of justification you're talking about in that paragraph? Have you given up writing clearly since consigning your freelance career to dust in a previous bout? You really don't understand* what you're talking about. In one case you're talking about modelling a well-defined physical process within the context of a game. In the other you're talking about a straitjacket of the imagination, which clearly doesn't apply equally to both Armored Core and Metal Arms. * This is obviously different from >>thinking<< you understand what you're talking about. And a world apart from being able to admit that you don't understand what you're talking about.
  18. Of course, if it had been a Mac it'd have been 12000.
  19. This technique is working so well at the moment. Does it play GTA? No.
  20. footle

    PC Gamer

    Thats... informative.
  21. Hmm. Played the PC demo. I'm not sure I understand the problem with 3rd person "giving away the position of the guards". Exactly the same could apply to having a decent 5.1 sound setup* - and I somehow doubt the moaners are going to turn that off if they have it... * VERY immersive.
  22. Yes. I must have skipped it But I do have a few Genesis, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, Mike Oldfield, Van Morrison and My Life Story albums nestled between the Radiohead and Beta Band albums. Properly uncool would be the freezepop album. Standard Question: "Why on earth did you buy that?" Answer: "Well there was this videogame..."
  23. footle

    PC Gamer

    @Rodders: It's not *that* mod-specific. @Juria: The Brothers-In-Arms pages you're referring too are unrepresentative. Besides, it's a preview - and there's probably bugger-all to say... (Hell - the actual content on the boxes in that preview are pointless - of the "look there's a soldier" variety).
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