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    The GDNet Birthday thread

    Really? Not one of the google image results for 'Gamedev slime ad' returns what I want. Tell me someone took a screenshot! Happy birthday, gamedev : )
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    GDNet Comic: The Game!

    Well, yeah, I guess it would be hard to load the site. I'll have to get that back up and running.
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    Help Wanted Picks updated.

    I'm not a fan of tearing apart an actual HW post, but snippets of advice? Go for it. It might also be worth it to crosspost weekly in HW with this (I realize there's a how-to-post sticky already, but it's bloody long). I do like the concept of the HW picks - very cool gig.
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    Game Development Comic

    I did have to go back to the first post to see what the last guy was. Token Robot! Now the comic is excellent! [grin]
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    EA now on Steam

    This, is must say, is awesome. I bought one game with EA's download manager, and it was clunky. Then it lost the records that I had ever downloaded the game, which meant I couldn't reinstall it. Just the other day, it got itself back together again, but I haven't bought anything outside Steam (excepting wotlk) in a couple of years. Now I can continue doing so!
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    Game Development Comic

    Quote:Original post by Gor435 So what ever happended to Boolean and his comics? SERIOUSLY. He's going to comic school, though, so I assume we'll get cool, succulent comics at some point.
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    Question to Aussie gamers (mainly)

    Quote:Original post by Trapper Zoid I store them in the back of the cupboard, then fish them out a couple of years later when I get all nostalgic for them. But I'm both a game enthusiast and a hoarder, so I like to know I've got them all there in case I ever need them for anything. Plus it's nice to occasionally replay the Monkey Island series now and again. [smile] Edit: Since it was mentioned, I haven't played Fallout 3 but the previous two are on my list of "regularly replayed" games. It's almost time to replay Fallout 2 again.Man, I wish I'd known that. I would have hassled you to let me play some of them...
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    How does the youtube search engine work?

    I think you need to run a complex regression analysis on those numbers.
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    What is your annual salary and what do you do?

    Quote:Original post by Nytegard But the question comes down to, what if the person who sat next to you made $40k more than you did, and had less experience? This does happen.Frankly, I'd consider finding new employment. And, yeah, location does make a huge difference in considering pay.
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    What is your annual salary and what do you do?

    And what do you do? I earned 14k a year to go to school, now it's 35k in training, and then 45k to get shot at (as a cop). I don't get paid to play around with game dev stuff, but that's okay. Quote:Original post by Nytegard Salary information isn't exactly a polite subject to talk about.I don't know. It's pretty dang useful for anyone just getting out of college, switching fields, or something of that nature. Quite a few companies these days are fairly open about the salaries they offer - though some still keep as many as possible in the dark and do some pretty intense haggling.
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    Left 4 Dead Again

    The only thing about versus mode that I find strange is the fact that sprinting through the level is not just viable, but preferred. Since the special zombie spawn timers are time based, instead of survivor distance or a combination of time and distance based, it's the best way to get more points than the other team. Anyway, it's ridiculous and a lot of fun, even to watch. Other fun things? Play with a pistol - only a pistol. So long as you kill and never just injure a zombie, you'll allllmost never spring a horde on yourself. I recommend a lot of crouching for this one. I still don't own the game, though, so I'm hoping for some extra DLC campaigns to be released by the time I buy it.
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    So my dad loves WII golf

    Quote:Original post by slayemin My dad is in his mid fifties and he used to never touch the computer. He's a pretty typical blue collar guy. We don't have television in our house (religious reasons, tv is 'satans work'). So, after we got high speed internet access, my dad found YouTube and Google Videos and now he spends every night after work browsing videos and reading user comments. How that's any different from television is beyond me. I just laugh silently at the double standard and fume when he lags my connection.Good grief! Have you seen the comments on YouTube! Talk about Satan's work!
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    60Hz vs. 120Hz LCD TVs

    Quote:Original post by Avatar God There's certainly a difference, and it's nice for a few things. But I certainly turn it off for movies. Although I recognize that my status as a moron may force you to ignore what I say... Anyway, with most TVs, the $500 difference also covers significant changes in contrast ratio, color range, response time, inputs...That was unnecessarily harsh to Daaark, actually. I just meant that a lot of people are treating the situation as if someone is paying $500 more just for the 120hz change - which I agree would be for the high fashion nerds. But usually the 120hz is bundled with increased response time and hugely improved contrast in new TVs (and, I guess, better physical design). When you put all that together, it's often more noticable and starts to be worth the $500. If that was the only difference, though, it absolutely would not be worth it. ...although it is nice for watching sports.
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    perfect environment

    Anybody have some good snacks to recommend? Something not too horrible unhealthy?
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    60Hz vs. 120Hz LCD TVs

    Quote:Original post by Daaark It's a huge waste. It's a just a cheap to implement gimmick of no consequence sold at a big markup to people who think they are getting something cool. Your console games are still going to run at their target frame rate rates of 60/30 and all points in between. Your video media will still be running at 29.97 fps. It's just high fashion for nerds. Like having 2 or more GPUs strapped into an overpriced motherboard. Buy a tv that has a good contrast ratio, color range, and response time (2-5 ms). That's what makes the real difference.There's certainly a difference, and it's nice for a few things. But I certainly turn it off for movies. Although I recognize that my status as a moron may force you to ignore what I say... Anyway, with most TVs, the $500 difference also covers significant changes in contrast ratio, color range, response time, inputs...
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