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0 comments by Wraiyth on Aug 27th, 2008

Wow, I can come up with the most riveting names for blog posts!

So Uni started back a few weeks ago, which I somehow failed to mention. Its not like its a major part of my life or anything, dunno how I could forget
Good subjects this semester. Internet Technologies teaches us how to use the internet and write HTML/Javascript/CSS (so its easy, that makes it good). Writing for Interactive Narrative is as the name suggests. Principles of Game Design is more like 'Principles of Mapping for Unreal 3', which isn't such a bad thing. Once you actually learn what the hell ALLLL those fucking buttons do, Unreal 3 is a nice, well-rounded engine. It has its quirks, but so does everything. Finally, Programming in Java, which I'm already enjoying! Because its programming.
So, I guess, expect to see a few things in the upcoming weeks, including (but not limited to) Unreal Maps, and some random writing.

Speaking of writing, we were pointed to this link for Writing for Interactive Narrative. Have a look. You'll laugh.

I've finally decided a project to get down and dirty with on Phoenix. After a long, hard think of the kind of game that would A) be fun to make, B) be fun to play and C) demonstrate a bunch of different elements in the engine, I've settled on a Tower Defense style of game. It encompasses many different systems, but most of them aren't overly complex, and its a fun game to play, and all that stuff. So it makes for a nice sample. You'll see. I'll be making some regular-ish updates here once it really, properly gets underway.
Most of the stuff in regards to the importing workflow and all that stuff has drastically changed since my video tutorials, so I'll spend some time in the future remaking those so you can all see the awesome of the engine.

There was a post on the Steampowered forums recently with a Video of Head Tracking Techniques inside of Source. Its an interesting little video, and for anyone who has seen Johnny Lee's videos of head tracking with Wiimotes, and found them interesting, you should love this stuff. It gives a couple of small, basic uses of headtracking in games, but using webcam software rather than the Wiimote/IR stuff. Things like looking down sights, or peering around corners. Its definitely a glimpse as to where gaming is headed in the future.

On the non-computer front, Metallica released a new single. I've been a big Metallica fan for a few years now, but I'm undecided on this new stuff. Its a bit of a tease, really... the intro starts off pretty sweet, and sets up something that could be fairly epic. But when it comes to the vocals... they're very raw and uncut, and the lyrics themselves aren't that flash. The song has grown on me a little since I first heard it though, but it wasn't an instant 'fall in love' kind of thing thats happened with so much of their previous work.
Rise Against, my new bandlove, also released a new single, which is on their MySpace site. But I've sworn to hell and back that I'll never, ever post a MySpace link on this site. So look for it yourself.

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Groove_Champion
Groove_Champion Jul 17 2007, 9:52am says:

lol one must fall battlegrounds

i was in the beta thingy, did they ever fix the horrendous netcode?

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JoeX111
JoeX111 Jul 5 2007, 9:38pm says:

Man, I didn't realize I was so high up there.

I should post more Frosty-style "braghh braaagghh bitch bitch hate cannt spel" comments to give me the edge.

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JoeX111
JoeX111 Jul 4 2007, 11:51am says:

He may have been asking a different question, but it was still essentially on the same topic and therefore a waste of my--and everyone elses--time.

That said, yeah, it was probably a bit harsh. I'm feeling very confrontational today.

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Sallycin
Sallycin Jun 16 2007, 9:23am says:

Had a few too many :beer:s? :P

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh May 29 2007, 7:10pm says:

Ohz nose! He's back! :O

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SafetyFirst
SafetyFirst Sep 5 2007, 6:48am says:

Hey. all the time spent abusing me could be spent working on NF.. so whadda ya say? hurry the heck up! lol

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Sallycin
Sallycin Apr 27 2007, 10:36am says:

OMG postages!

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Baza
Baza Apr 16 2007, 5:44am says:

As soon as I get online, which will be ASAP, we're going to have along hard talk. :)

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::idiot::
::idiot:: Apr 11 2007, 11:59pm says:

wow, sally really likes you eh?

Anyway. I was just writing an article on Nightfall. and well. that mod is so amazing. You roxors. Well, I havn't really seen much from you yet. But the team is amazing, from modeling to mapping especially. wow. spectacular stuff.

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Baza
Baza Apr 15 2007, 9:02pm says:

:( You don't ALWAYS have stop by the site. Just drop by now and then like I said. Your doing your job, unlike others. And I do respect the fact that you made that comment. Others don't have the guts.

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