DevWil's forum posts

#1 Edited by DevWil (974 posts) -

Hey everyone,

For a class I'm teaching, I'm going to be having students record "Let's Play" videos (or, as we know them here, Quick Looks). In preparation for this, I want to screen for my students a Giant Bomb Quick Look, so everyone knows what these things look and sound like.

I was hoping I could count on the Giant Bomb community to nominate a handful of classic Quick Looks for me to choose from. I could go from my own memory, but why trust it when I can ask folks for their input?

Ideally, the Quick Look would be accessible, entertaining, and between 20 and 40 minutes. Accessibility is pretty important here: the game should be pretty easy to understand for someone completely unfamiliar with its genre, and I'd prefer that the commentary wasn't dripping with inside jokes and dirty language. Nothing against inside jokes or dirty language on their own: again, I'm just interested in accessibility.

Thanks!

#2 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

Just kinda ran out of hit points in the jungle.

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#3 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

Got my second consecutive six-figure run, and improved on yesterday's score. Got kind of blindsided in 4-1, I think it's fair to say.

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#4 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

Finally got a decent run. I'm sure it's in no small part due to my re-orientation towards money rather than survival. (Sorry for the late post.)

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#5 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

More poor play from me!

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#6 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

I beat Olmec for the first time last night, but that didn't stop me from losing today's daily like someone who had never touched the game before in his life.

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#7 Edited by DevWil (974 posts) -

This is my third video-recorded run... I've been doing terribly!

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#8 Edited by DevWil (974 posts) -

This is not my Kickstarter, nor have I even personally committed to backing it at this point (though, I'm leaning towards it). (Also, I don't know the person running it, etc... not involved!)

Giant Bomb seems like the kind of community (with the kind of staff, particularly @jeff and @alex) that would appreciate a book about the history of wrestling videogame development.

Someone is trying to write just that, and he needs some money to do it.

Check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/654436224/wrestling-with-pixels-the-world-tour-of-wrestling

#9 Edited by DevWil (974 posts) -

Hey duders...

I got a new graphics card, but it's not working. Well, it's less that the card isn't working and more that it's somehow breaking my computer.

Here are the (I imagine) relevant specs, first of all:

  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Core 2 Duo 2.66 gHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Intel DQ965GF Motherboard
  • Asus GT 430 (ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP))
  • 420W PSU

At first, I was just working with onboard video. That worked fine. Then, I plugged in the GT 430 and it got (and still gets) stuck on the BIOS splash screen, showing a 5A POST code. Then, I unplugged my (IDE) HDD, and it can get through POSTing no problem in this situation (but, obviously, it's not the most useful configuration). About 20 minutes ago or so, I plugged in an old PowerColor ATi X800 GTO card (PCI-E as well) and I'm seeing these very words through that configuration right now. Booted up no problem.

Now, I've already done all of the obvious stuff: updated my BIOS, cleared the BIOS settings, set the BIOS to its "optimal" settings... I have no idea what to do! The video card works, but somehow it breaks my machine's ability to boot into Windows or even finish POSTing.

I posted this problem on Tom's Hardware earlier today and I've gotten no response whatsoever... so hopefully somebody on GB is an expert with this stuff and has some idea of what to do! I've been banging my head against this issue for like 16 hours, it feels like...

#10 Edited by DevWil (974 posts) -

@SpaceRunaway: I don't own any Move controllers at the moment either, and it's absurd that people are focusing on J.S. Joust so much as a reason not to back it. I'm eager to play it, but there are other games in the package! Even if the Kickstarter was only the other games for $15 (so, basically ignoring the one that requires an unusual controller), it's not a bad deal!

Also, thanks! :)