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31  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: December 02, 2014, 10:43:33 PM
It's official, injecting mice with human cells make them smarter.  Four times smarter to be exact, which makes them sixteen times smarter than reality show "stars".

I am disappointed that it was Rochester Medical Center and not the National Intitute of Medical Health

Had a scary thought.  Remember when we were talking about why aliens would abduct humans?  Well, "human cells make your brain more efficient" sounds like a good reason...
32  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: December 01, 2014, 11:37:58 PM
It's official, injecting mice with human cells make them smarter.  Four times smarter to be exact, which makes them sixteen times smarter than reality show "stars".
33  Community / License to Improvise / Re: Heavy GunMetal [New 2.0 Setting] on: December 01, 2014, 09:45:14 PM
So you guys have seen the Overwatch Cinematic trailer?  Pretty cool, right, leaving aside some... hangups we might have?  You know what's particularly cool?  All the stuff which have remarkable similarities to the style I was going for in HGM!

[0:12-0:15] - Pretty dang close to what I had in mind for the Slavicistanies, even down to the gun design.
[0:23-0:25] - Now these guys look awesome.  The chest piece, shoulder straps, and forearm armor in particular have a very NAS style to them, I think.
[0:29-0:32] - As does this guy, at least as a variant of some sort.
[0:33-0:39] and [0:40-0:44] - While there is plenty to talk about with the heroes, for the purposes of this thread look at the boys in blue in the background.  You see the first Overwatch grunt armor twice, and the first pic has, smack dab-ish in the center (spiky-haired guy just left of Tracer), has a very interesting chest-piece.  If you haven't guessed by my rather weak hint before, NAS Army infantry are supposed to look rather battle-tanky.  As in, they look like they are literally wearing their tanks, at least to an extent. 
[0:51-1:00] - Oh hey, that alternate armor guy again.

Before I talk about some of the heroes, I should point out some of the background stuff during the fight scene:

- You can spot a rather Slavicistani APC.
- The gun in the case, that Widowmaker gets thrown through, while interesting, is not a design in this setting.
- The fighter jet you see might be, though.  Not entirely sure yet.
- I really wish they colored the statues of the grunts, so we could get a clearer look at their design.
- Around [3:09-3:12], the green powered armor behind Reaper looks like a StarCraft Marine.  Just thought I'd mention it.

Now, at [2:15-2:24], if you look closely at Winston's armor, you will notice two things: dot vents and slash vents, usually at a "corner" of a slab of metal.  Those two things show up constantly in what I like to term "vented carved metal block" sci-fi, usually in a form of a dotted "w" or a line of slashes.  You can see throughout that trailer, for instance on Reaper's shotguns and Tracer's pistols, those vents show up constantly.  While the style shows up plenty in Blizzard's work (Terran Marines are a good example), it is not a solely Blizzard style.
In fact, the style shows up whenever someone tries to portray something as high-tech, yet still very blocky, with an emphasis on the mechanical.
Firefall uses it extensively, though some ex-Blizzard employees work there, so there's an excuse.  Halo uses it with the UNSC, but more subtlety to the point that you have to look closer to notice.
What is much less subtle is the new XCOM, starting with the base itself (background) to the laser weapons (foreground) to the power packs on the powered armor decos.  If you look closely, you'll even see the style on the UFO interior (bottom left)!
Now do note that dot and slash vents are not a requirement for this style to be used.  As I pointed out, Halo is much subtler and gets away with it.  However, if there aren't vents, don't be surprised to see colored triangles, usually meant to symbolize a "this way to attach" practicality of a device.

In short, it's the style that is prevalent in my setting.

Other notes:

- Reinhart, the big knight with a rocket hammer.  He himself is not in the setting.  However, the aesthetic of his armor I believe would fit well with the Celtic Kingdom, though with a boatload of furs on top of it, since the Celts in this setting are to be a savage tech-knight style in the fashion of heavy metal album covers.
- [3:55-3:58] I like Reaper's boots.  That is all.

Maybe more soon, my brain needs recharging.  Tongue
34  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 01, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
Did you know Kim Kardashian's doing some pretty saucy full frontal? Evil

She's also teaching rather interesting wine pouring techniques.

UV-degradable plastic?

I got this theory.  Y'know all those mythical ancient civilizations that we can't find any traces of outside of legend?  Atlantis, etc.?  I believe we can't find anything because they went fully bio-degradable.  We can't find anything because there is literally nothing left to find.

So the reason we aren't flying around in ancient magitek spaceships is because some stupid tree-hugger was actually successful in passing policy.  Tongue
35  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 01, 2014, 04:21:16 PM
I meant someone trying to marry a gold fish, or a cow.

Didn't someone legally marry a dolphin a few years back?
36  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 29, 2014, 03:53:46 PM
Speaking of Fire Emblem, it's been a while since we saw an Advance/Battalion Wars game from Nintendo.  Shame really.  I played the crap out of the first two.  Not so much the rest, though I had the excuse that I didn't have those systems to play them.

You know what would be neat?  an anime styled XCOM.  Yes, that was a real game.  Yes, it was designed by Julian Gollop, designer of XCOM: UD.  It was called Rebelstar Tactical Command.  It was extremely hard to see on the older non-lit GBAs.  Tongue
37  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: Saturday Morning Spycraft on: November 28, 2014, 12:41:44 PM
Ok, so we have someone using Spookbusters for anything.  Anyone using Stone Sentinels for something?  I seem to remember someone going on about using gargoyles for this or that thing...
38  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: November 28, 2014, 11:42:59 AM
I felt terribly whelmed by the whole thing. The final sequence with the Falcon is that pure "Star Wars in the 21st Century" moment we all want, and the new Stormies in their drop ship look pretty sweet. Everything else is largely Meh, apart from the utter cheese of that lightclaymore.

Cheese or not, I was reflexively singing along with the Star Wars theme at the end there.  Also, X-Wings!  Grin
39  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 27, 2014, 08:18:11 AM
Oh to be sure VC has some problems.  It came out years ago, after all.  But I think the hope is that if it does well enough, then Sega might release HD remakes of the two PSP sequels on Steam, too.  I don't know if the sequels were an actual improvement, but I'm sure there's a lot of people who'd like to find out!
40  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: November 27, 2014, 08:12:27 AM
Fox Officially Greenlights Independence Day Sequel

Only one thing to say: *Punch* Welcome to Earth.
41  Community / License to Improvise / Re: Heavy GunMetal [New 2.0 Setting] on: November 26, 2014, 07:35:22 PM
I blame you for my watching the 1-hour-plus Alien Rage Cutscenes movie.

I regret nothing.  Grin

Quite remarkable how standardized that storyline has become Wink.

Nothing more standard than "Here's a hallway of bad guys.  Here's a big gun.  Slaughter your way to the other end of the hallway while making snarky one liners along the way.  Have fun!"

Though I do hope to be a bit more than that.  A bit.  Wink
42  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 26, 2014, 04:26:05 PM
Seriously though, if you like XCOM, get Valkyria Chronicles for PC.  That game needs some serious love.

Slightly curious about something: Steam's got this "Recommended for You" system in place now.  What, in general, is Steam recommending for you guys?
For me, which should surprise absolutely zero of you guys, most of the games recommended have military soldier dudes with guns on the cover picture.  Including, I might add, the free US Army recruitment game.
43  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: November 26, 2014, 03:54:36 PM
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44  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 26, 2014, 03:41:25 PM
Heavy stuff above about airsoft and etc.- Wanna see something to break your brain?

Look up Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3.

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow for the US Folk!  Not much for our buddies to the North, but.. umm.. maybe they get the day off if their business supports an American Business?  (I know some of our Gov't Vendors who have Canadian Staff do that so the holidays Sync up.)

Thanksgiving?  Oh, you mean Black Thursday, the first shopping day of the Christmas season!  Seriously, its getting to the point where that's what Thanksgiving is now, basically the food binge you do so you can survive the long lines outside the stores for a month.  Tongue
45  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: November 26, 2014, 02:28:09 AM
Jurassic World teaser

[Insert not-quite-extinct related joke here]

And the full trailer

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