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ProgrammingAce



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Fun Facts Reply with quote

Alright, it's quarter after 4 in the morning and i'm still at work waiting for something to finish. I thought i'd mention a few things i don't normally talk about.

1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"

2.) Sony's motion tracking is more advanced then Nintendo's, two things hold it back. One, with two hands on the controller, you're limited to how you can twist around the Sixaxis (imagine holding a sixaxis like a baseball bat). Two, Nintendo's SDK for the wiimote is so simple a 10 year old can program it. I could honestly teach one of you to program wiimote gestures in less then 5 minutes.

3.) Surfer Girl is beginning to frighten me. There's no doubt where she works now(note: the following sentence isn't connected in any way). I haven't heard anybody mention LiveUniverse in *years*. I wonder if i can get any footage of it?

4.) RedEye needs to post more stories about Tim Schafer. They just put Brutal Legend Zippo lighters up on the Double Fine store, i feel drawn to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've given up on identifying surfer girl, my best guess now is "internal microsoft with lots of anonymous friends."

True Tim Schafer story: Tim Schafer is surfer girl.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, i was thinking high up in EA with close ties to MS... And with a lot of anonymous friends, of course
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ProgrammingAce wrote:
Huh, i was thinking high up in EA with close ties to MS... And with a lot of anonymous friends, of course


I thought EA too at one time, because she hasn't blown very many EA secrets yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"


ProTip: Sony gets pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" instead of the "SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carnivol wrote:
Quote:
1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"


ProTip: Sony gets pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" instead of the "SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller".


LAUGHING OUT LOUD. I could picture sony emailing you back correcting you by putting a ™ after SIXAXIS.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neomerge wrote:
Carnivol wrote:
Quote:
1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"


ProTip: Sony gets pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" instead of the "SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller".


LAUGHING OUT LOUD. I could picture sony emailing you back correcting you by putting a ™ after SIXAXIS.

No
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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_bag_of_sand wrote:
neomerge wrote:
Carnivol wrote:
Quote:
1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"


ProTip: Sony gets pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" instead of the "SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller".


LAUGHING OUT LOUD. I could picture sony emailing you back correcting you by putting a ™ after SIXAXIS.

No



Yep.

Plus one for me too! Rolling Eyes

-Rob
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbudrick wrote:
The_bag_of_sand wrote:
neomerge wrote:
Carnivol wrote:
Quote:
1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis. "OK, so you track X, Y, Z... and?"


ProTip: Sony gets pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" instead of the "SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller".


LAUGHING OUT LOUD. I could picture sony emailing you back correcting you by putting a ™ after SIXAXIS.

No



Yep.

Plus one for me too! Rolling Eyes

-Rob


Owned.
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ProgrammingAce



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Fun Facts Reply with quote

ProgrammingAce wrote:

1.) ProTip: Sony engineers get kind of pissy when you mention the "Sixaxis" can only track three axis.


Not half as pissed as microsoft account reps get when you abbreviate it as "M$". They let it slide when I emailed them about a broken kit and called it an "Xbox 270"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Companies get pissy sometimes when it comes to trademarks. Look at LEGOs...er I'm sorry, LEGO® BRICKS.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LocalH wrote:
Companies get pissy sometimes when it comes to trademarks. Look at LEGOs...er I'm sorry, LEGO® BRICKS.


The thing that really bugs them is the pluralization - the plural of "Lego" is "Lego"!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, and don't call it a "Nintendo Wii".
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the press thing I got said to call it "Nintendo's Wii," but I don't think the bloggers stuck to that.

Am I the only one that wants to punch my monitor when I read or hear "Wiimote"?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
Am I the only one that wants to punch my monitor when I read or hear "Wiimote"?


I'm holding out hope that the Virtual Console will support Dreamcast games in the future, because I can't wait to start hearing people talk about "Wiimcast" games.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smeg wrote:
TheRedEye wrote:
Am I the only one that wants to punch my monitor when I read or hear "Wiimote"?


I'm holding out hope that the Virtual Console will support Dreamcast games in the future, because I can't wait to start hearing people talk about "Wiimcast" games.


Oh shit. You just made me think about the Wii getting Bangai-O for the Dreamcast, which then made me think about Bangai-O's Japan-only release for the N64.. oh god Nintendo I BEG YOU, you can even bring it out before Bionic Commando if you want. Zombie Jesus please.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's never going to happen, not enough hard drive space or processing power.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dreamcast? Of course. N64 Bangai-O? They fucking better.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could see Nintendo releasing Bangai-O for virtual console to help market Bangai-O Spirits for DS.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kap wrote:
Dreamcast? Of course. N64 Bangai-O? They fucking better.


If it doesn't work on amateur emulators, it probably doesn't work on Nintendo's.
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