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Post subject: Good show Patashu
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Thanks for explaining that Patashu! And as I tried to explain in my footnote above, the random set of units could potentially favor either the player who gets to go first or the player who gets an additional resource at the beginning of the game, so it's not strictly without luck... though luck is heavily mitigated. Anyway! If anyone tries the demo and enjoys the game, I have some keys to unlock the full alpha available. Send me a PM if you're interested!
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Post subject: Prismata: a perfect information, non-luck*, randomized PvP
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Hi TASvideos! I wanted to share a promising new game that seems to be right up your collective alleys. Perhaps some of you have heard of it or even played it already! Prismata is a game similar in spirit to Magic: The Gathering, StarCraft or Hearthstone. It distinguishes itself from these by removing most elements of luck while still retaining a symmetrical random element that makes each match unique. Each player receives the same pool of units -- a mix of basic units that remain the same and more powerful units that change every game. Players take turns creating units that generate resources to build new units or units that create attack power to destroy the other player's units. Each player knows exactly what opportunities the other has, so the game focuses on strategy instead of luck-of-the-draw. But don't let my ham-fisted attempts at describing it dissuade you; check out the FREE DEMO: http://play.prismata.net/?demo or check out more info on their Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lunarchstudios/prismata-a-new-hybrid-game-of-pure-strategy Would love to hear any feedback! (*Technically the game is asymmetrical and not free of luck; one player goes first and the other receives an additional starting unit. Based on the random set of units in that particular game, one or the other of these positions could be advantageous. But that is left as an exercise for the reader.)
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Post subject: In which Alden defends a TAS based on the game's aesthetics.
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Patashu wrote:
Warp wrote:
Whatever happened to the sound of that encode?
It's just the nature of Dolphin that encodes without sound are a LOT easier to make than encodes with.
Too bad, since at least half the charm of this game is the music and Doc talkin' smack. I usually watch TAS's on mute, but for this one I specifically turned off my own music to hear it and was disappointed D:
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Post subject: In which Alden posits questions?
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Is this related to this book? Or are Germans just obsessed with oddly-hued ursines.
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Post subject: In which Alden presses A periodically.
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Personman wrote:
So, it looks like your Rampage run has a period of 6? Would it still work with a period of 2, just autofiring A the whole time?
I definitely tested out a period of 2; it either didn't work at all or ended up being slower in the long run. Either way I think it's definitely a contender for shortest period (though trivial and uninteresting). I was actually considering yesterday that "Twitch Plays Rampage" would probably finish much quicker than Pokemon or SMB (SMB will never finish :P). Having it be 2 player might be better in that case. Another amusing one might be Sonic 1 or 2... hold right, and jump. You could finish at least the first level that way I suspect.
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Post subject: In which Alden waxes nostalgic, and repeats Patashu.
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Patashu wrote:
In Rampage you can just spam (I think it's A) over and over to keep using continues and the game eventually completes itself due to everything timing out.
Yep. ps you kids with your lua scripts don't know how easy you got it, why in my day i had to use stickykeys uphill both ways to school in the snow
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Post subject: In which Alden says nice things briefly, then gets negative.
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Nice! Looks good so far. The descriptions are very nice - they entice the reader to watch. I'm sorry but I really don't like "Obsolete Delight" as a name. It's a real mouthful, and doesn't scan the same as Turkish (or even Angel) Delight, plus "Obsolete" isn't a food word. As far as "consistency" goes, I think the whole point of this and GD is a little bit of inconsistency. They're movies that aren't on the site, yet with this page suddenly they are, kind of. Plus if we really wanted to go full tasvideos pedantic, we should call them "Some Rejected Movies" and "Some Obsoleted Movies" Anyway, sorry for the probably un-needed rant.
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Post subject: In which Alden talks a lot about himself.
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I remembered that I already made a (small) section like this: Golden Oldies I like my new name way better, though I'm still not completely satisfied with it. Feel free to throw out some other suggestions. PS is it obvious that Gruefood Delight is a reference to Turkish Delight? That was my intent. Also, I apparently plagiarized the name of a Futurama episode for Obsoletely Fabulous. Which is interesting because I just got through (re-)watching that show on Netflix last night. But I don't remember the name of that or any of the other episode (ok, except for Jurassic Bark because I refuse to watch that episode again).
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Post subject: come on people let's think of a creative name for this
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"Obsoletely Fabulous"
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Armadillo looks cool, and the movie seems pretty optimized, except I don't understand the map movement... you seem to backtrack a couple times, though that could be unavoidable of course. Anyway, I would make a thread in the NES forum for the game if it doesn't exist already, and post your actual input file.
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
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So then why don't you roll more often? Is there an overhead in the transformation? Harder to avoid enemies?
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
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Great stuff here... one of the most enjoyable TASes I've seen in a while. Chapter 4 is probably my least favorite to play, but going that quickly makes it tolerable, and the second half of this video is probably my favorite part yet... kept me guessing. Question: why do you transform into a roll in the section with the three goombas before the fallen tree? I would have assumed jumping through that screen would be faster (though I'm sure it's not :D).
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
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The utility of the poll question is to feed the ego of those who submit popular movies, to shame those who submit unpopular ones, and for everyone else, to provide another excuse to argue.
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Post subject: In which Alden poops on the ground again.
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1) I find Front Line to be particularly suited to be contextualized as art; you could infer a subtext of futility in life; no matter how well you optimize it, it's a slow yet brief repetitive plod until the end. 2) Can you view forum threads as conceptual art? 3)
I agree with Fabian
as well
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Yes.
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Just popping in to say I've finally played through this game -- coincidentally and conveniently while a new TAS is being imminently prepared. Looking forward to it! --Sub-Treasurer First Class, The Glitzville Fanclub
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
Post subject: they're all a little loony
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Nice run... particularly like the roller coaster and log ride improvements. This game is kind of dumb but I played it a lot anyway. Thanks for this!
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
Post subject: will check back on may 12th to see if still running
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I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
Post subject: i subverted your mom's expectations. in bed.
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Derakon wrote:
I think one thing you should look for is that a TAS should, in some way, subvert expected gameplay.
This is also what makes a good joke, or a good mystery, or good stories in general. Humans (or maybe just I) seem to constantly analyze what happens so that they can be better at predicting what *will* happen; perhaps that is why "subversion of expectations" is interesting: it helps you form new, "better" expectations. I found north and south interesting mostly because it slaughters horses.
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i am looking forward to being gassed
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DarkKobold wrote:
Warcraft 1 or Warcraft 2?
WoW obviously :P
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Post subject: <3 jimsfriend
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jimsfriend wrote:
Also I'm curious, what metric did you use
welcome... to tasvideos park
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Mitjitsu wrote:
It would have been a better movie had Mr Smith impaled the senator with the American flag and chopped off the presidents head.
Give the dog shifty eyes... people will suspect the dog! Also, I shouldn't have second guessed myself and not guessed temple of doom and fellowship in your top 10. dang
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Post subject: i am a giant jerk it's my hobby
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i'm going to go out on a limb and say your top ten contains both empire and dark knight judging from what you like, it should also include: life of brian my neighbor totoro blazing saddles the emperor's new groove lilo and stitch being john malkovich forrest gump and of course citizen kane (actually you might not like it that much) so yeah watch those if you haven't. also, every stanley kubrick film is objectively better than every movie on your list </film>
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs
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In Particular by Blonde Redhead looking back in this thread i approve of my taste in music three years ago. it seems to over-represent techno/hip-hop/sampling though. i mostly listen to bach played backwards. on a xylophone.
I make a comic with no image files and you should read it. While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -Eugene Debs