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My new gaming system is a joystick

Posted at 23:27 on April 11th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hehe, I'm sorry, you're right: upon closer inspection it also looks like some kind of star or galaxy... But when I first viewed the screenshot I could have sworn it's a swastika!
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Posted at 00:29 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I just dled yars and played it again.
All your little bullets can do is knock down the walls around the enemy fortress (which is normally sort of triangle shaped, and only changes to the star when it's about to attack you). Once you clear enough room, you have to go and touch the enemy base but only when it's in it's harmless triangle shape. At that point you'll see a multicolored square appear behind you. The next time you hit the fire button that square will launch itself. If it hits you, you're dead. If it hits the enemy base, you win the round.
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Posted at 03:27 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I see the color in those screencaps is pretty washed out, is that because of the compression setting you used, or your tv card, or....?
That's the TV card. To watcb actual TV, I have set it to high brightness and low contrast and I was too lazy to adjust these settings for the screenshots.

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C'mon now Creo, I remember that my old Atari and even my ColecoVision had better graphics than that... -_-
Good for you. Too bad for you I couldn't care less.
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Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 04:24 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I can't imagine voluntarily watching TV like that. I have the contrast and the color level set very high, and the brightness adjusted in such a way that the high contrast levels don't obscure details. In short, I like to watch TV with very intense color.
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Posted at 05:17 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Then you haven't seen a TV card with a slight defect which makes everything look too dark ;) I have these settings to balance this problem out, not because I want 'washed out' colours.
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Posted at 05:44 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ah, that makes more sense then. (Although I have seen a few people that really do prefer more washed out colors for some unknown reason.)
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Posted at 07:11 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I set my television set to be 'washed out', by this I mean high brightness and low contrast, for the simple reason of realism: skin is supposed to be pale, not bright orange or something... I can't stand to see 'glowing' people on TV. :)
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Posted at 07:16 on April 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Let's not forget colours are subjective. I have to deal with this every day, with my right eye seeing very 'rich' colours and my left eye interpreting the same shade way more 'washed out'. I doubt many people experience this, but two people discussing one colour will certainly not have the same image of it...
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Posted at 18:52 on April 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Aha! Now we know why you dislike a color as wonderful as blue! ;)
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Posted at 20:01 on April 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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with my right eye seeing very 'rich' colours and my left eye interpreting the same shade way more 'washed out'


Hunh. I thought only women had this happen with random X deactivation. I guess I don't know everything.
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Posted at 22:17 on April 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Tuss at 05:01 on April, 15th 2003:

Hunh. I thought only women had this happen with random X deactivation. I guess I don't know everything.

Maybe "Mr Creosote" is actually "Mrs Creosote". :p
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Posted at 00:40 on April 15th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Maybe "Mr Creosote" is actually "Mrs Creosote".
Maybe, maybe not - who knows? :P

Edited by Mr Creosote at 09:40 on April, 15th 2003
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Posted at 04:12 on April 18th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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You... I would hope :D
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Posted at 16:55 on April 22nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Did I miss the proper name of this joystick? I would like to look into the prospect of getting one of these, but it would be easier if I had the name...

Grah! I cannot wait! :)
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Posted at 17:03 on April 22nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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How it's called? Umm..... the box says "TV Games - Video Game System - Atari" (replace the dashes by line breaks). It's never actually spelled out anywhere though...
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