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Offline JJ Naas

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Re: is it just me...?

Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 10:47:04 pm
The videos.. it's like it's 1997 all over again. How can the frame rate be so low for 3d graphs that are so... bronze age.

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Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 10:55:42 pm
But still,  :'( heal the leper,  :huh: hug the leper :o NO YOU GET AWAY FROM MY PERFECT CLEANSED BODY *PUNCH*  :ouch:

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Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 11:10:09 pm
The videos.. it's like it's 1997 all over again. How can the frame rate be so low for 3d graphs that are so... bronze age.
Because he has mastered programming(self-proclaimed) and really chopped off a lot of that inefficient code :P

Wow, just wow.

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Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 11:32:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxYOwUOJTOs&feature=channel_page

DO NOT PANIC. YOUR EYES AND EARS ARE NOT DECEIVING YOU. THIS IS AN ACTUAL VIDEO GAME, MADE BY AN ACTUAL HUMAN PERSON.  IT WILL BE OKAY. YOU MAY EXPERIENCE A SENSATION SIMILAR TO THE WALLS OF REALITY BEING PULLED INTO A VOID OF UNFATHOMABLE DESTITUTION. THIS IS NORMAL. PLEASE CALL FOR HELP, WALK CALMLY AND QUIETY TO AN OPEN SPACE, LAY DOWN IN A FETAL POSITION AND WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE.

Also, take a look at the Preview sections on his website. Nearly every game has a feature, always dubbed "Courting Controversy", which places you in the pulse pounding scenario of publicly defending your intellectual property to the local federal magistrate. Truly, these inspirational works will some day herald a brave new world of gaming artistry upon the unwashed masses.

Hrmm... I note a distinct lack of controversy courting in The You Testament. Perhaps it's unlockable.

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Re: is it just me...?

Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 11:50:04 pm
Plus the really interesting stuff seems to always be happening in the background. While the camera pointlessly sweeps around the block people's expressionless faces, a Tag-Team Rumble between the Romans and random bystanders rages.

I also like how Jesus pronounces that the leper's outer form be as pure as the leper's soul within and in THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE: "Your outer appearance was symptomatic of the corruption within."
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Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 09:54:05 am
I'm surprised noones commented on the way he used to make his graphics by ripping sprites first...

But since has 'mastered' the pixel... yup... like i've mastered flying a space shuttle by merely playing space shuttle simulator on my 286 back in 1989 in CGA...

What a nob.

Again, like bob... 100% for his enthusiasm and belief in himself... 0% in his acheivements... he's be no means a proffesional game developer despite his claims... more a high profile enthusiast who has some ok products who's getting by making some cash (kudos to him - I have a lot of respect in that sense...) however, deluding himself into thinking those of us in the sharp end of the industry are actually worried about his skills... I mean... come on - we DL'd the Jesus game... it's written in Blitz basic FFS! He'd be torn apart if he ever fancied giving up the day job and tried to join a more reputable outfit... with that skillset and that output as a profile/portfolio the code team would bin it - the art team would pi55 themselves - the design team would play frisbee with the rom... maybe that's harsh... but from my POV it's lilke some guy on youtube making a crappy movie with a Digi-cam - editing it in Vegas - and claiming to be the next hitchcock, scorsese, kubrick etc...

I'm utterly dumbfounded.
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Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 12:26:05 pm
Overconfidence is a survival trait. If he survives well through his self-professed capabilities, then he's succeeded.

Generally I don't dislike Dickie. I don't know much about bob, but Dickie is doing his own thing and I don't think he owes anybody any shame for it. His games are unintentionally hilarious, but that's still more of an effect on me than say, top-shelf bullshit full 3d shooter of the month, which makes me feel absolutely nothing.

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Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 08:33:53 am
You guys laugh but unnecessary and excessive violence has long been a side affect of being in the presence of the Holy Ghost.

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Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 08:50:43 am
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Overconfidence is a survival trait. If he survives well through his self-professed capabilities, then he's succeeded.

I feel this is false for two reasons. In a pure survival situation, overconfidence does not necessarily lead to survival. Over estimating yourself could often lead to situations where you can not survive. For instance, "can I kill and eat this sabertooth tiger?" No, the risk is not worth the reward, overconfidence would kill you. There are sexual selection situations I can see it being a positive, but overall it is worse then having the correct amount of confidence.

Second, we are not in a survival situation. The only survival we worry about is social and professional survival. Having high confidence is obviously important, but it must be within range of your actual skill. In this case, Dickie's confidence is through the roof, but his actual skill does not match. What I'm saying is that being confident in your skills is ancillary to your actual skills, and if it differs too much you risk being mocked and disliked (as I have demonstrated  ::)).

Maybe I'm reading too much into your post, but I think where we really disagree is that you think success is personally subjective, and I think it is collectively objective (not based on your opinion of yourself, but determined collectively).

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Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 12:53:57 pm
I feel this is false for two reasons. In a pure survival situation, overconfidence does not necessarily lead to survival. Over estimating yourself could often lead to situations where you can not survive. For instance, "can I kill and eat this sabertooth tiger?" No, the risk is not worth the reward, overconfidence would kill you. There are sexual selection situations I can see it being a positive, but overall it is worse then having the correct amount of confidence.

Just like overconfidence can get you killed, it can also save your life in a survival scenario sometimes. Genes mutate randomly and the more survivaly ones of them carry on. I'd say on the whole everybody is more confident in their abilities/knowledge than they should rationally be. Seriously, people think they understand shit they really have no concept about. But if they were rational about their epistemological limitations, they would be frozen solid and unable to chance anything.

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Second, we are not in a survival situation.

Everything is a survival situation. My beliefs on the subject are more nuanced than that, but at least I can give you the general idea. Everything.

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The only survival we worry about is social and professional survival. Having high confidence is obviously important, but it must be within range of your actual skill. In this case, Dickie's confidence is through the roof, but his actual skill does not match. What I'm saying is that being confident in your skills is ancillary to your actual skills, and if it differs too much you risk being mocked and disliked (as I have demonstrated  ::)).

It does not match I agree and it would be a problem if he worked for EA. But he's not, he works for himself. And if he's making a living and is psychologically supported by his userbase, your mock and dislike are irrelevant.

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Maybe I'm reading too much into your post, but I think where we really disagree is that you think success is personally subjective, and I think it is collectively objective (not based on your opinion of yourself, but determined collectively).

Yes on the abstract we would disagree but I don't even think he's unsuccessful by collective standards. If he's making a living being self-employed and happy about that, that sounds like success for me. He seems to invest a lot of his personal beliefs and stuff in his games too, so I wouldn't say they're bereft of human, artistic content. They're just hilariously made. Is that so bad?