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Remember the good old days when you'd just walk into the bike store and asking the sales guy questions.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2011 on technology makes you stupid at WWdN: In Exile
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I'd definitely love to buy one of those books off you.
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What are Swatch phones? I've never heard of them.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2010 on Check. And. Mate. at WWdN: In Exile
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Can you comply a list of the questions you will ask? And will the panel be youtube'd or something for us who aren't local?
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Does Jim Parsons share any character traits with Sheldon Cooper?
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Is that hollywood style computer usage there, where you randomly tapping a few keys? Or are you actually doing something on the computer?
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You, Mr Wheaton, have a strange taste in movies. Glad it brings you some happiness though.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2010 on code kansas at WWdN: In Exile
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You'll go to the trenches over Matt Smith hey :). I agree that he is a good doctor, I just think he'll become a great doctor when the writing improves (I suspect 2nd season will be even better).
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I get the feeling based on "End of Line" appearing in about 3 posts now that Wil is getting excited over the tron game/movie.
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You came up in conversation with a friend of mine the other day. We kinda were talking about if we saw a celebrity walking down the street, would we interrupt them and treat them differently.. I always came to the conclusion not to. It seems a bit rude because the celebrity is probably just walking down the street, doing their shopping in their own thoughts and the last thing you need is some gawking fan taking you out of that. I used to see one of my local celebrities catch the train every so often, reading through the scripts for his latest episode. I would often divert my eyes elsewhere, read my own book because I figured he was travelling on the train for the same reason as most other people do, its a chance just get some reading done. I can definitely understand being fan struck, i.e. writing on this blog, leaving comments has a element of that. I guess the advantage of the blog though is you get the choice of what you present to us and its timing. You not putting out the post 7 years ago is just your ability to have your own privacy which we all should respect. If you want to not tell us you had shit feelings over a simple encounter then please do :) I also write this as I'm unsure of my life. I feel in a ruct, I don't think anyone respects me who truly knows me.
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Yeah it's been done before. The issue with co-produced games is the vastly different production times on a game vs a movie. Movies are generally quicker to developer, at least in terms of the main production. I know one of the games companies I used to work for, who mainly focused on licensed titles had a hollywood agent that would scout out titles even before they entered into preproduction as to give the games studio enough time to develop the game for release. For example Enter the Matrix sucked because it felt rushed and I suspect the lack of consideration of the different production times was a major contributor. I know from experience having worked on a few licensed products you still have heavy involvement with the producers. i.e. quite a few of our senior designers went over and spent a week with Michael Bay about 2 years ago which they all came back with a sense of "gee very hollywood cereal experience" As a programmer I miss out on all the glitzy stuff though :)
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2010 on Field Report: E310 at WWdN: In Exile
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Agreed about "End of Line".. Took me a while to get the reference too.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2010 on Field Report: E310 at WWdN: In Exile
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Matt Smith is having his ups and downs so far (sorry massive Dr Who fan just had to put his two cents in). I like Matt's doctor, I just don't think the writers have quite got his vibe yet though. The biggest issue is that he gets a bit overpowered by his companions. River Song who we first met in David Tennants era, just overpowered Matt Smith's doctor. What I mean by overpower was she was more the heroine, while the Doctor was unable to prevent things from happening she was able solve issues etc. Recently they had a episode with him on his own without his companions (well little involvement) and it was fantastic to watch. You can see the elements of brilliance trying to peer their heads out in the writing, just something hasn't clicked yet. The weird thing is Moffat was the writer for some of the best David Tennant era episodes. In terms of Wootstock, I don't know how you can do it. I have enough trouble and intimidation with a upcoming games development conference talking to a group of 60 people, let alone having a legion of fans.
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