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  1. X-13 Reviews - Path of Shadows

    by , 6th November 2013 at 12:25 PM (And so, our story begins...)
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    Path of shadows is a game made by 5 students at IDEC - Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

    It is a short stealth based demo released for free on PC [download link on their site.]

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    Character design

    The game is set in a nondescript, unnamed, seemingly ancient Japanese town, which has been presented in cell shaded visuals. It looks beautiful and goes to show that hyper realism isn't the only option. The game ...

    Updated 6th November 2013 at 01:03 PM by X-13 (Grammar corrections courtesy of @Witch.)

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  2. A thought on blocking used games and DRM...

    by , 20th February 2013 at 09:07 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    This says that a company CANNOT block the sale of software. And that once you've purchased it, they lose the right to control it. Steam even changed their rules on reselling games because of it [Only in the EU, IIRC.]

    There's also another court decision, which I can't find, what says that EULAs aren't legally binding. So they can't even get you that way. But, that may be US only.

    So it follows logically, that this and this would be illegal in the EU, along with a lot ...
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  3. Always two, there are... One master and one apprentice.

    by , 11th January 2013 at 12:57 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    I haven't posted a blog in a while... So, have a short bit of randomness.


    So, a while back, while at a CC3 training doodah, I started talking with one of the techs. Turns out he works at the school near to where I live.

    From what I gathered he was new to tech support, so we swapped details and I said to ask if he wasn't sure about anything* [I think I also mentioned EduGeek as well.]

    Now, I'm getting emails/phone calls every so often asking about ...
  4. Project: [insert witty name here] - slight update.

    by , 4th June 2012 at 07:41 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    So, I've planned the game, decided on how it's going to flow and sketched out screens/characters and now I'm on the making "proper" art for it.

    So far, I've made 1 screen... and it's taken me about 3 days.


    This is that screen.


    Well... I say it's the screen... it's about 60% of the screen. There's some more stuff to go into it. But that stuff is being done a different way...[/mysterious]

    "What is this mysterious room?" ...

    Updated 4th June 2012 at 07:48 PM by X-13

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  5. What's that? New Project?

    by , 30th May 2012 at 11:26 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Well... new possible project.

    If I can sort out where to start...


    I suddenly got the urge to make a game. Most probably sprite based.

    All written in C++, everything hand made.


    I may even get some of our staff involved.


    The thing is... I have no idea of what to make. [/FirstWorldGameDevProblems]


    Maybe something like Mario... Maybe a first-person exporing game...

    ...
  6. I totally love you, man...

    by , 27th April 2012 at 09:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    [/non-homo]

    Following on from here.


    Our head has upped his game. No longer is he simply a pretty cool guy. Now he trolls [company] and doesn't afraid of anything.

    That's right. ANYTHING.


    We've been having issues because of one particular company [Which I'm not naming...] So our HT, instead of doing what I'm used to seeing from other heads [Which would be precisely [censored] all] he's been sending e-mails off to the company, ...

    Updated 30th May 2012 at 11:38 AM by X-13

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  7. There goes that plan...

    by , 28th March 2012 at 10:54 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've just ordered 4 new computers, due to serious failures in a few classes, and had an idea.

    The new computers are licenced for Windows 7 Home Premium [SP1], but will actually be running Windows XP.


    My idea was... rejiggle the licences around [Put the licence for the old machine on the new one] and then there'd be some decent Win7 lincences going spare. [which I may or may not have planned to aquire...]


    Turns out, you can't do that. ...
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  8. HOW DO I GET ANY WORK DONE WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU AROUND?!

    by , 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Not a rant... More "omg my boss is awesome!" I just felt like sharing.

    The following is an ACTUAL e-mail chain sent between the head and myself. [It's also backwards. Most recent at the top.]



    http://i41.tinypic.com/jzkhh.jpg

    Not just any dragons... GANGSTER DRAGONS!

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    -----Original Message-----
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  9. And that's the end of that...

    by , 1st February 2012 at 08:35 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Well that sucks.

    I've had to convert the head-node into a CC3 desktop because one has died [power supply failure] and I've also had to rip the power button from one of the nodes.

    That brings it down to 3 computers I can use. While it's stil possible, I think, the fact they're RM F-series and weak beyond belief[/opinion] would render any added power from the clustering moot.

    Sorry to anyone who was actually interested.

    The project is dead. ...

    Updated 1st February 2012 at 08:37 AM by X-13 (FFFFUUUUUUUU~ I always forget to whack it in a category.)

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  10. In other news...

    by , 25th January 2012 at 08:52 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Hey look. A blog post that isn't Project Borg related.

    It's pony related. [Among other things] [[censored] ponies... how do they work?]

    I'm sitting around herping, derping and generally searching things on the interweb when our Head of Math asks me about my desktop wallpaper.

    So far, it's been described as bambi, "that white guy with blue hair and the dog in the collar"[?]... no-one had actually asked what it was.

    So I told him. ...
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