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General Discussion / Re: Trumpmageddon
« on: 10 Nov 2016, 13:11 »
I'm no fan of Clinton, she is way too far to the right for me. But the idea that she is exceptionally corrupt in comparison with the men who have previously held the office of President takes a spoonful of sexism to go down.


General Discussion / Re: Trumpmageddon
« on: 10 Nov 2016, 12:42 »
And that's more drivel directly from the MSM.

If you don't like me you're a mysogynist/antisemite/racist!!!

My rule is more like: if you don't like women/jews/black people you're a mysogynist/antisemite/racist. (Though there is an amazing intersection between mysogynists/antisemites/racists and people I don't like.)

You absolutely should remove the word female from that sentence, because her femaleness is utterly irrelevant to her level of corruption. You're probably right that Clinton lost more than Trump won. But the idea that she is any more corrupt than other career politicians with her prominence and experience is a conspiratorial fantasy with misogynist overtones.

I admire Andail and others for trying to understand the white, disenfranchised, less educated, white, lower-middle class, white communities that came out for Trump. But we've been tolerating and indulging the 'valid concerns' of ignorant, culturally atavistic white folk since the 2008 crash (which had bugger all to do with immigrants) and that's given us Brexit and Brexit x5. Hopefully not the first two links in a dangerous chain-reaction.

General Discussion / Re: Trumpmageddon
« on: 10 Nov 2016, 11:35 »
I also apologise for misunderstanding.

They insisted on lifting up the most openly corrupt female politician in history.

The key word in this sentence is 'female'.

General Discussion / Re: Trumpmageddon
« on: 10 Nov 2016, 04:00 »
I am disappointed to see people using the term SJW on these forums. On the internet, of all places.

Social JUSTICE Warrior. If that sounds like a bad thing to you, you should strongly reconsider. If you feel comforted by Trump's illiterate jingoism, you should strongly reconsider. If you think people have no reason to be frightened, you should strongly reconsider. If you don't see the racism and misogyny, it is either because you choose not to or because you are a racist misogynist.

You're the ones that future generations will look back on in utter bewilderment. How could ostensibly decent people have been so wrong?

EDIT: To comply with forum rules, I have replaced abusive language in the above post with the phrase "strongly reconsider". Yes, it has affected the scansion.

Thanks for posting that, Cat. There are also full breakdowns of the talks by Rebecca (Azure) here:

Also, in case you missed it, we are looking for game trailers to play on the livestream (and possibly on screens at the event). All the details are here:

By the way, if you have any questions you'd like us to put to the panellists, now would be a great time to suggest them!

Can I recommend the flawed gem that is Culpa Innata:

It's an bad game in many ways - unfinished, ugly, confusing. But it's very original, mature and intelligent in others. I have no regrets

None of William Blake's contemporaries though he was a poet either. But he was - a poet and a painter far behind his rightful times.

AGS Engine & Editor Releases / Re: AGS 3.4.0
« on: 10 Oct 2016, 16:59 »
If I set the game's actual size to 320x200, then 1280x720 is not listed. As you say, it only seems to appear as 'Game resolution' when the game is 1280x720.

AGS Engine & Editor Releases / Re: AGS 3.4.0
« on: 10 Oct 2016, 16:30 »
I just checked, and it is actually running at 1280x720. Neither Direct Draw 5 nor Direct3D show all the resolutions for me.

AGS Engine & Editor Releases / Re: AGS 3.4.0
« on: 10 Oct 2016, 16:03 »
I meant the setup programme. That's interesting, because my list doesn't show 1600x900, 1280x720, both of which I use regularly and are in the list of resolutions I can choose for Windows. They're also also available when I play other games.

As far as I can tell, there aren't any 16:9 resolutions in the setup list, apart from 1920x1080. (1360x768 is there, but it's not quite 16:9).

I can create a 1280x720 game, and set it to run at 'game resolution'. This runs 1280x720 successfully, however when I run setup again, it defaults back to 'desktop resolution'.

AGS Engine & Editor Releases / Re: AGS 3.4.0
« on: 10 Oct 2016, 13:31 »
Is there a way to change the list of available resolutions in the setup? I have a 16:9 monitor, and 1280x720 (which is a resolution I use all the time) isn't in the list.

If I recall... in the UK, Broken Sword was number 2 when one of the first GTA games was number 1. That's an achievement that won't be repeated because games like GTA have become MASSIVELY more popular in the last 20 years, while adventure games have stayed in kind of the same place. But if you look at the difference between the original GTA and the latest installments - other genres have come a lot further than graphical adventures have in that time. In spite of that, I still think more (and often better) adventure games are being made today than were in the 90s.

Looks like something got messed up when Peder shut down Sorry! I've updated the links with the 1.8 version.

(Incidentally, Spoonbeaks got greenlit. Thanks for voting!)

General Discussion / Re: Brexitmageddon
« on: 07 Oct 2016, 19:34 »
It's almost like... the two nations kind of want different things... and being politically lumped together doesn't work... or... maybe I think I'm craving corn chips.

By that logic, the north of England should definitely be a different country to the south of England. And London should be a separate city state. And... where does it end?

None of the British voices advocating for Brexit support Scottish Independence. I can accept an objection on principle to unions between nations - but that's not what fuelled the Brexit vote. It also wasn't, as some of my Greek friends hoped, an attack on the EU for its inhumanity in dealing with the refugee crisis. We wanted out of the EU so we could treat refugees and migrants even worse.

General Discussion / Re: Brexitmageddon
« on: 07 Oct 2016, 12:57 »
I'm shocked and bewildered to discover that Brexiteers aren't now pushing for the dissolution of the unelected House of Lords, an independent Scotland and Wales and a united Ireland.

After all, it's national democracy that really matters to them, not jingoism, bigotry and a general sense that everything was better in the 50s.

I want... Zork written in the style of Richard Nixon.

You are [REDACTED] west of the White House.

Just a little bump to remind you that our Kickstarter is in its final 48 hours.

We're working towards our final stretch goal - seed funding for 2017, because we want AdventureX to keep growing and getting better. If around we can just find 15-20 more backers, we can make that happen. So if you've been waiting for an opportunity to show your support, now would be the perfect time.

I'm very excited by the special guests who've agreed to join us, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Azure beat me to it. But here's a breakdown of the folk will be variously speaking, taking part in panels and exhibiting new games at the event:

And John Robertson will be performing the critically-acclaimed live-action videogame The Dark Room. “This is the future of gaming” - Ron Gilbert. (See below.)


We're still accepting applications for talks and exhibitors, so please share the campaign. We're particularly interested in walking simulators / visual novels and other narrative games that don't fit into the conventional point-and-click mould.

We're also working up to our final stretch goal, so if you can, please knock us up a notch. (Bam.)

I haven't seen any pixel art in AC before. This looks lovely - you do the art an injustice by not including some images in your post!

And special thanks are due to CW for making custom resolutions possible in the first place!

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