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  1. J-Dude

    Actor Likeness Critique: Low Poly Model for an Older Game

    I've been at the tail end of some mod-work for the Source engine, adapting content based on the "Tremors" movie and TV series, and I've reached the point where I'm done with the movie monsters and decided to try my hand at creating one of the series' flagship human characters. Burt Gummer...
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    What are the Goals of Occupy Wall Street?

    Politics and economics have always baffled me, and while I've gathered both through principal and the quality of the arguments I see that the Liberal side of things is the way to go, or at least, ANYTHING not associated with the religious right, I find it almost impossible to defend myself. My...
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    "Science Saved My Soul" - Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6w2M50_Xdk I can only guess that folks here have likely seen this, but in case you haven't, this is a beautiful video by Youtube member Philhellenes, a magnificently intelligent man of science. I'm not usually one to post videos I didn't make, so consider that...
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    Bioshock Infinite

    So, did you hear? It looks like any of us hoping maybe that Bioshock was over or maybe going to get a nice final send-off before 2K Marin moved onto something else are getting a healthy kick in the balls, as Irrational Games is now taking the helm of "Bioshock Infinite". My first reaction to...
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    Google Shafts Youtube...Again...

    I think Youtube members might recall a few months ago when we realized every profile page on Youtube had changed to a confusing, awkward format that I can't remember anyone liking, and was even the subject of a "GMod Idiot Box" skit. Well, seems just now Google has decided they're not...
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    What the Hell just happened?? (Bioshock2)

    I bought Bioshock 2 over Steam yesterday and have been having a blast playing, but just now I got to the point where I either kill or spare Gil Alexander, and I was confused about which one was the "good" option, since his video logs tell you he wants to be euthanized. So naturally I...
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    3DS Max Middle-Mouse pan in Windows 7

    So, I've upgraded to a much better machine to work on, one with Windows 7 64 bit, and I've been loving it. Settled in nicely. I have Max 2009 all nice and installed, and with all the PC's ample power, it runs like a dream. However, I have a problem in the middle mouse button. I, like most...
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    BIOS Concerns

    Alright, so my new computer is structurally almost done. Finally got my RAM, plugged in all 8gb's. Hard drive is in place, front panel wiring is go. All data is backed-up on my MyBook. Windows 7 Disc ready. Just need to get some thermal paste, snap on the heatsink, turn off the machine I'm using...
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    The Forgotten Half Life Game?

    I think it's a safe thing to say that Valve has a track record for making the best games ever brought to the PC, or if you don't agree with that, then at least the best examples and best use of the First Person Shooter in gaming as a whole. I myself am a stone's throw away from absolute...
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    Problem Installing Motherboard: Alignment Issue

    Building what is "essentially" a new computer, have most of the parts, just waiting on the RAM, so as anxious as I am to get cracking, I thought I'd at least put together what I could for the moment. I however have never dealt with a motherboard install before. This has nothing to do with...
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    THIS RAM? or THAT RAM?

    Well, if anyone remembered helping me with figuring out a major PC facelift, that project is fast approaching sunset, as I have acquired a Windows 7 upgrade CD, Wolfdale 8400 CPU, applicable motherboard and after realizing the size needs of said MB, got a nifty, cheap yet well reviewed PC case...
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    3DS Max: God-ray effect from Omni light?

    Working hard on a final project for class, and I've got an object that's glowing partially due to a tweaked lens-flare, but mostly due to a volume light from an omni light in the object's center. Light shines fine, but I also wanted spots of the light to have animated random dark spots, creating...
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    ClimateGate: Al Gore's Global Warming Conspiracy Exposed

    I've said it for years, as has the late Michael Crichton. "An Inconvenient Truth", as well as the entire mass-panic man-made global warming hysteria, is all bogus. But now there's proof, and it's snowballed into what's being called "Climategate". Russian hackers were able to bring up some major...
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    Opacity Tiling Problem

    I'm working to make a model of Earth circa 250 million years into the future, which has shifted it's continents into an arrangement reffered to as "Pangea Ultima", and I've found a texture and made an assortment of maps, even maps for clouds and a shader for an atmosphere effect. It's composed...
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    Left 4 Dead Multiplayer/Versus Advice?

    I'm at least a casual gamer, I have some favorite games but really haven't played as many as I'd like, but Valve games occupy nearly every facet of my understanding of what "good games" really are and should be. I love Left 4 Dead and think it truly deserved it's game of the year status, and...
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    Crysis Multiplayer Review/Rant

    Anyone who's been a part of my "buggiest games ever" thread probably can tell I've been playing Crysis again lately. You might also notice Crysis came out in 2007 and it is now 2 years removed from then. Back when I first got the game, I reviewed it's campaign and shared my thoughts on...
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    What's Your Buggiest Game Ever?

    I'm talking full retail games, not mods or anything. Seriously, what is the buggiest game you've ever played? Particularly bugs that prevent you from moving forward in the game. For me, Crysis, hands down. I've never encountered a game with so many little flaws in it. Mostly I complain...
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    Seriously Thinking about Upgrading...

    My old HPa1250n Desktop has been a reliable old girl, around since 2005 when she was just a 1 gigabyte machine with a 256 megabyte graphics card, but back then she was such a breath of air. These days though, in the dawn of 64 bit systems, even lasting as long as she has, it's getting a bit...
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    HD Quicktime format having issues with a lot of programs

    So, I bought an HD camcorder, the Kogan HD, which is capable of recording 1080p and 720p resolutions and has given me some pretty neat results. I'm using it primarily so I can do a fan film that will require a good deal of CG work and video editing. The videos encode into a Quicktime movie...
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    Looking for a Portable source of Power

    I'm working on getting the things I need to do a DBZ fan film, and I want to do some shooting out in Joshua Tree. I'm going to be using some colored lamps to help accentuate the Ki effects, but the obvious problem is, in the desert, there's not exactly a lot of power outlets...
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