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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1740 on: September 12, 2010, 10:02:49 pm
What are we even talking about? Does anyone really know what the guy meant by "blocky" anyway?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1741 on: September 12, 2010, 10:06:20 pm
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1742 on: September 13, 2010, 12:31:47 am
*throws rock into attic, hits C64 screen and then knocks over narcotics bottle, runs away before detection occurs*

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1743 on: September 13, 2010, 04:07:43 am
You just don't like the word "blocky".
It sounds so.. unrefined, rough, unaesthetic. It's not pretty.
How dare someone insult your precious craft with such an ugly word?

Now swallow your pride and see how that guy in the review didn't even mean it in a negative way.
Also pixels ARE blocks. Low resolutions on hi-res screens can be described as "blocky".
I've stared at them long enough to positively identify them as rectangles.
There is no discussion.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 04:10:15 am by 9_6 »
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1744 on: September 13, 2010, 04:10:40 am
ZOMG Your avatar is blocky, dewd.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1745 on: September 13, 2010, 04:12:25 am
My avatar is not scaled up.
The pixelation logo up there on the other hand is blocky.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1746 on: September 13, 2010, 04:20:09 am
You just don't like the word "blocky".
It sounds so.. unrefined, rough, unaesthetic. It's not pretty.
How dare someone insult your precious craft with such an ugly word?

Now swallow your pride and see how that guy in the review didn't even mean it in a negative way.
Also pixels ARE blocks. Low resolutions on hi-res screens can be described as "blocky".
I've stared at them long enough to positively identify them as rectangles.
There is no discussion.
Everything on the screen consists of pixels. Does that mean a 3D games graphics are blocky? It all comes down to what you see overall, and when I look at Canabalt I don't see the individual pixels as blocks. I see an overall image that is appealing and smooth.

I'm not offended by it, my pride is not hurt--I was just surprised at the seemingly ignorance of the term and how a game reviewer for a magazine could seem out of touch with pixels. Perhaps bringing to realization pixels not getting the love they once used to. I thought it was good feed for topic but you seem to have blown it out of proportion. Did the reviewer mean ill? Maybe, maybe not. However I was not addressing the yay or nay of the review, but, in my opinion, the lack of knowledge of pixels.

Also, "there is no discussion" comes off a bit arrogant.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1747 on: September 13, 2010, 04:29:02 am
Also, "there is no discussion" comes off a bit arrogant.
What exactly is there to discuss?

Everyone here on this site should know that, if you zoom into a picture, you see blocks.
This whole site is about nothing but to teach you how to effectively utilize that.
How to arrange those blocks, how to color them.
This site supposedly embraces the block
for it is what we all work with.
 :) ;D :( :'( ???
Woah, even the emoticons are block-shaped. Why is that?

What, except that you don't like the word, is there to discuss?

I'm not offended by it, my pride is not hurt--I was just surprised at the seemingly ignorance of the term and how a game reviewer for a magazine could seem out of touch with pixels. Perhaps bringing to realization pixels not getting the love they once used to. I thought it was good feed for topic but you seem to have blown it out of proportion. Did the reviewer mean ill? Maybe, maybe not. However I was not addressing the yay or nay of the review, but, in my opinion, the lack of knowledge of pixels.
Eh, imo you're just being picky about semantics here.
Sure, maybe blocky is not the best word to describe a pixelated game, maybe low-res would've been better but that shouldn't be terrible enough to assume ignorance yet.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1748 on: September 13, 2010, 04:34:50 am
Also, "there is no discussion" comes off a bit arrogant.
What exactly is there to discuss?

Everyone here on this site should know that, if you zoom into a picture, you see blocks.
This whole site is about nothing but to teach you how to effectively utilize that.
How to arrange those blocks, how to color them.
This site supposedly embraces the block
for it is what we all work with.
 :) ;D :( :'( ???
Woah, even the emoticons are block-shaped. Why is that?

What, except that you don't like the word, is there to discuss?
I just don't believe that because a pixel is a "block" that it means pixel-art is inheretly blocky. All computer graphics consist of pixels, so in that state-of-mind it's all blocky. It just doesn't make sense to me. Yes, pixel-art tends to be lower resolution that most other graphics arts, but it all comes down to resolution... thus you really can't define a factual line(hence where your statement comes off as being arrogant). Hell, other factors can come into play such as dpi, monitor type and so on. When I open up Canabalt on my monitor I only see the pixels if I try to see them. But then again that applies to everything on my monitor from 3D, to text, to other graphics.

Even if he meant the game was pixel-art, using the term "blocky" reinforces what I said before-- that he is out of touch. If he meant pixel/retro, he should have used one of those terms instead. In this day I much consider the term "blocky" as a reference to an intended(or unintended?) style, not to the pixels.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1749 on: September 13, 2010, 04:37:41 am
Sure, everything is made up of pixels but this is about low-res games.
Does scaling an image blur it?
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