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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1730 on: September 09, 2010, 05:27:16 pm
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1731 on: September 10, 2010, 04:40:38 am
I got a game magazine in the mail yesterday as a promotional thing for Bestbuy, and it had a small "review" in it for Canabalt for the iPod/iPad that is kind of sad. Here's the excerpt:
"The graphics are blocky, but that's the intended style."
Can "blocky" even be used to describe pixel art at that resolution? When I think blocky pixel art I think all the way back to the Amiga and maybe even the NES, but the NES is stretching it. Otherwise blocky makes me think of a simplistic design, which Canabalt is not. This guy gives me the impression he's never really played a pixel-art game, but maybe I'm just jumping the gun. The rest of the review is positive, but that just stuck out(as well as, "This poor man's Mirror's Edge" since I don't feel two games having the same vague subject such as Parkour justify comparing them) to me.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1732 on: September 10, 2010, 07:45:03 am
Gogo crappy review, I would say.

Also, Amiga art was im many cases not that blocky. Pal Amiga even had a higher resolution than DOS (320x256 in lores mode).
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1733 on: September 11, 2010, 01:07:44 am
Well pixels kinda ARE, you know, blocks.
Does scaling an image blur it?
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Reply #1734 on: September 11, 2010, 05:57:04 am
Gogo crappy review, I would say.

Also, Amiga art was im many cases not that blocky. Pal Amiga even had a higher resolution than DOS (320x256 in lores mode).
Sorry, I meant Atari, heh.

And ya, pixels are blocks but that's why I mentioned resolution :P

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1735 on: September 11, 2010, 01:05:15 pm
Well pixels kinda ARE, you know, blocks.

The degree of perceived blockiness can vary greatly tho.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1736 on: September 12, 2010, 05:55:10 am
Well pixels kinda ARE, you know, blocks.

The degree of perceived blockiness can vary greatly tho.
Sure, if I take my glasses off they turn into blurry kind of circle thingies.
Does scaling an image blur it?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1737 on: September 12, 2010, 06:06:24 am
Are you being sarcastic? You can make pixels look smoother by putting other pixels around them of variable luminescence.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1738 on: September 12, 2010, 06:40:00 am
As soon as you scale it up

http://www.adamatomic.com/canabalt/

you see blocks.

There's no point in judging someone because they call pixel art blocky because, by nature, it gets scaled up on larger screens.
And then there are blocks. Unless there's some terrible bilinear filtering going on but that is besides the point.
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Reply #1739 on: September 12, 2010, 03:24:09 pm
As soon as you scale it up

http://www.adamatomic.com/canabalt/

you see blocks.

There's no point in judging someone because they call pixel art blocky because, by nature, it gets scaled up on larger screens.
And then there are blocks. Unless there's some terrible bilinear filtering going on but that is besides the point.
Sorry, I see nothing "blocky" about that in that resolution except the title screen. Sure, if you want to be picky and look reaaaaaaally close you can see the pixels, but that's true for everything you see on the average resolution screens.

I just don't agree with the view that every pixel-art game is blocky. That just seems uniformed.
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