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1  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Java won't let me time travel on: 2014-09-30 13:56:18
Hey don't pretend you got it all figured out Cheesy
The big crunch is only one possible outcome.
As for observation, it really doesn't seem like the universe will contract again.
Your wait might be in vain, incase of heat death or big rip or what have you.
2  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-28 16:43:56
@Cero:  I don't understand anything your saying...are you sure you're in the right thread.

Ok let me make it simple for you.
If a lot of people on the internet know you, many of those people will be jerks, mathematically. If then you say the wrong things you may generate some hate. And those jerks excel at showing it.

As the sample size gets bigger, there are more extreme people.
3  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Android Studio or that sexy LibGDX? on: 2014-09-28 02:37:45
I'm the opposite... I'm programming apps for android with libgdx because I'm too lazy to learn the android sdk Cheesy
4  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-27 17:05:20
He just fell in to 'being famous' so fast that when he hit the bottom he exploded into a million little pieces...
When people get mean to you, you start to feel down... When you feel down you get a bad attitude...
No-one really cared how he was feeling... They where just feeding the beast...

Everyone should simply know, talking on the internet, on twitter and cons is not talking to your private friends, its an open 'press' release, its a marketing / PR job
as the audience gets bigger, the criticism gets rougher and its morel likely to have more super jerks in there
and fish was never shy about his outbursts


There was this PR manager for the new mighty number 9 kickstarter project (megaman) who said, on twitter, she never played the megaman games and only got this job because of her boyfriend.
she deleted that tweet later.
a month later a press release on their website appears where she formally introduces herself and claims that MegamanX is her favorite compared to the others because of some reasons.
How can imagine what happened.

JGO is here and its forum posts are easily found via google searches.
If any of you get famous enough and say something radical, and people find out there is a backlog of forum posts on here, they will traverse them all and expose you, if possible.
5  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-26 21:20:43
Did you bother to watch it? It's actually quite interesting and does not discuss whether the guy is an asshole or not.
Well over a month ago. Yeah its true but I don't agree with the implication. A lot of people are famous, not all of them we hate.
This is not the audience's fault, it purely because he behaved like he did. Do some people hate Kojima or Gabe Newell, I guess so, but these people have a normal spectrum of love and hate. Phil Fish does not, for good reason.

I'd hardly expect the audience to start making death threats to him or his family, do you? Or would you consider this a proportionate response to someone giving his - asked for - opinion on some computer games in a somewhat blunt way?
It seems to be happening now on the internet if you act like Phil Fish, so I'm just saying it is to be expected when the audience is this big and the opinions are this harsh.
Also let's not forget he always seemed to wanted this attention. If can't stand the heat... be nice or get out.

Self-criticism is difficult, isn't it? Your last sentence made me laugh. Here is you, Cero, posting on the internet, while preaching that you should always be friendly and polite, for all the world to see "Phil Fish is an asshole. The end." Does that not strike you the least bit as ironic?
I don't think self-criticism is hard at all. Well I do strive to be polite and friendly, I'm not sure using the word asshole just like that voids it completely.
He has strong radical opinions and expresses them loudly openly in an aggressive manner.
Considering what he said, I feel asshole is not THAT impolite.
But I get your point.
6  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-26 16:28:20
Don't agree with Cas and some other people who got like converted from this video

Phil Fish is an asshole. The end.
Now, him being in the gaming indie public eye generates way more hate and anger than it would normally.
However if you say, sounding serious, "all japanese games are garbage" in front of like 20 people. I guess 9 will call you out and 5 will call you names.
if you do it on the internet its just more people.

Phil Fish is the same asshole with or without the internet, unless he deliberately says things to be hated online.
The only difference is the anger is magnified so much because the audience is so big.

He simply doesnt know how to interact with people. A person should be friendly and polite, especially to strangers and especially in front of a huge audience, none of which you know personally.
7  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Should i allow everyone to see my game source code? on: 2014-09-25 18:30:26
are you talking about your thesis ?

anyway you can just release after you get your points.
if its for a thesis it doesnt matter, the actual code is not very important compared to the paper that you write

bottom line: no one cares.
8  Games Center / Featured Games / Re: [Slick2d] Retro-Pixel Castles > KICKSTARTER, GREENLIGHT AND NEW BUILD LAUNCHED < on: 2014-09-25 14:42:29
use google translate or chinese.

Taste of their own medicine Cheesy
9  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: I'm scared of Unity on: 2014-09-25 14:37:56
libgdx needs an editor like Unity has, many people said this

if it did it would be massive. Some tilemap integration(ever tried doing tile maps in unity? I hear its a nightmare), also Spine integration, bitmapfont tool, particle editor - stuff that all exists, put them all in there.
Seeing as I wrote 2 huge opengl map editors for tilemaps (because TilEd I think is way too limited), with placing of enemies, items, portals, dialogs, scripts/events and ai; I could see someone doing that, its not that hard.
My problem would be I guess that this would have to support 2D and 3D and again its very general purpose with "scenes" and "actors" and "gameobjects". All terms I avoid like the plague because they are simply too general for my taste.
10  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: I'm scared of Unity on: 2014-09-24 20:37:11
Yeah, that's the other school of thought. I suppose you're more of a "manager" and I'm more of a "code monkey". Different strokes for different folks and all that.
Well managing is better I guess, but it again is just a means to an end. I wanna see the game come to life.
I want people to play my game and talk about it, thats the goal.

I'm going to try very hard not to be offended by the implication that I don't apply myself and that all I have are unfinished projects, haha. :p
My point is just selling something on like the app store doing just SOME advertising, you will sell at least some copies.

11  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: I'm scared of Unity on: 2014-09-24 15:56:21
I think what some people have hinted at is that programming is a process, not just an end-goal.
No it's a means to an end.
If I had people programming for me, as I tell them what I need, I would hardly ever program again.

If you enjoy the process of using Java (or libGDX, or JOGL, or whatever), then that's enough. Face it: most of us (including you, and including the fictitious Unity developers you're jealous of) will never make a cent on any of our games.
I think it's a slightly depressing outlook.
Making some is actually trivial today if you apply yourself.
And when you are dead, your unfinished projects don't really count for much.

So why not enjoy the process instead of getting hung up on going as fast as possible?
Life is short. We have a limited time to reach goals and create content.


I appreciate that you enjoy programming/engineering, most of us do on some level. But I love GAMES. I want to create games, stories, characters, dialogues, worlds, maps, scenarios, game play mechanics, conflict, drama, maybe comedy.
Telling a machine what you want is inherently tedious.
12  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Red Game 2D Engine (unfinished, feedback please) on: 2014-09-24 00:05:34
Java experience:   10-12 months
Coding experience:   2 years

and you are writing an engine ?
GOOD experienced programmers use and rely on engines, so the engine should be top notch

It's just hard to be supportive, even if you do a great job all things considered...
13  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: The price of Pizza and Games on: 2014-09-19 17:30:13
There was one guy from the industry pointing out how ridiculous it has become, especially since the iPhone and cheap ass game prices became more prevalent
but people have no problem tipping a pizza guy a multitude of what games on the iStore cost; do anything more than $1 and people are like  :/

But thats just the way it is. However the PC / Steam market is a little bit more relaxed.

Needless to say, making games just to make maximum profit might be hard at this point.
14  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-19 00:05:14
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As someone who lives in suburbia, on the East Coast, I can tell you that you would be wrong. The amount of moms that know who "Notch" is, have seen his pic, or sat through the millions of let's plays on YouTube makes him among the most famous of game designers in the mass space. I would venture to say that more kids know who Notch is than Shiggy. True story.

How would a Let's Play of a game tell you about the dev ?
No one knows who actually make games from playing them, only explicit interest would lead to that. Same with movies. There are only so many directors people actually know if they are not INVESTED in movies.

I would like to reference the popular video "This is Phil Fish" and quote one aspect: No one actually knows who Phil Fish is. Only a very sub sub sub range of people know that name. Even some people who know don't care one bit and wouldn't read "news" like that.

If you go to a dinner party where there are doctors, lawyers, accountant, and these people know what you are talking about, then you got something.
Would be like this:
Phil Fish? Never heard.
Minecraft? Oh yeah my nephew plays that.
Notch? Eeeeh is that a person ? (MAYBE one guy knows it has SOMETHING to do with minecraft)
PS4 and Xbone: Yeah I know them. Someone I know has one.
Twitch:  Oh yeah apparently there is this website where people watch video games all day and that was like bought for like billions by amazon.

I am like super invested in video games and how many developer names do I know? MAYBE 50.
Do I know who made freaking I dont know, Deus Ex? Nope. I guess someone who is kinda known, but I'm not sure.
Dark Souls ? f**king love that game - who made it ? eeeeeh Some japanese guy, well FROM SOFTWARE but not sure of the names

And again I like to stress, it is his own fault for talking to the media and showing his face and all of that. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
I guess back then he didn't know and now its too late, but there you go. He never went off the grid during his time at mojang...
15  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-18 18:41:12
I get what you're saying Kevin but that is not what we are talking about actually.
Notch isn't George Clooney

people outside of games dont know him, in general people on the streets dont know any game dev, let alone how we looks and what the image is, and his family and shit

plus leaving mojang is going to change ZERO about that popularity. You have to go "off the grid"
and that you could do even when you were still working there

"Well just use a fake account and set up secret identities" - glossing over how messed up it is that that's even necessary,
No thats the meaning of being famous. Also lets not forget not ALL hugely successful games have famous game devs, only if they choose to talk to the media directly, which is usually a marketing/PR job anyway.

it's pretty hard to stay anonymous, especially if you're already famous. Somebody is going to make a connection or figure it out,
I dont really think so. If you just make any name / account and post random games, it seems very unlikely and even once it happens many people wouldnt buy into it.

and then you get flack for "trying to hide" in addition to the normal crap you get.
Thats such a super pessimistic outlook - if your secret stuff is that good, that it too gets so popular, thats something to be happy about. I guess its a state of mind.
And no intelligent person would ever attack any famous person for trying to hide and not get noticed. and who cares about those other idiots.

not trying to attack his decision or whatever, whatever makes him happy I dont really have an opinion, I'm just saying...
16  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-18 18:06:18
I don't know, I'm with Nate on this one
the whole world is full of assholes and the most vile of them yell the loudest
even more true for the internet

many games, shows, movies I enjoy really much, I never gave a comment about - its like vote with your wallet / you only comment when you complain

your popularity should speak for itself

who cares about rude people ? :<
17  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-15 20:29:17
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It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.
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18  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-15 18:05:59
Oh, and HELLO THERE JGO Smiley  Hope you are all well!
Oh we hope you are well ^^


So Notch might come back to the forum?
That would be hilarious. Using a fake/new name or something.
19  Game Development / Performance Tuning / Re: Check for null or check for implementation? on: 2014-09-15 13:36:05
I dislike instanceof too, I never use it eventually.

It always seems to me that code like that wants to be as general as possible, cover all the cases but then cop out and do this

Especially in game programming
20  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-12 11:59:21
That is what I was thinking when I wrote that. It's not entirely far-fetched as a possibility. I think a couple others also noted that the microphone can be made to vibrate and make a signal,

Not far-fetched at all - see http://youtu.be/JbIiUYf7oYM  You can also do the reverse.
That's cool. Never tried that.
However when I was young I plugged a headphone in my mic in port and tried it. You had to yell but it works.
Although I would think that both reverse method damage the hardware, since your are forcing the membrane to do something its not designed for... but maybe I'm wrong and its just natural induction or something
21  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / How to call police/ambulance from a different country on: 2014-09-12 11:55:00
Situation: You are skyping, seeing a stream or just on a phone with a person from a different country. You witness some emergency in which it would be very appropriate to call either police or ambulance. However the person you were talking to cannot. So you are the only one aware at this point, and you might not know when this will change or it is very immediate.
How do you call an emergency number from a different country ?
22  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-12 02:38:59
srsly.
dont you think "send sounds through the microphone" sounds like a microphone acting like speaker, starting to talk ?
Most people understood it like that Tongue
23  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: [LibGDX]Render an electric beam? on: 2014-09-12 00:16:49
Yeah look at this; Exactly what you want
24  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-11 22:09:55
You're understanding it wrong philfrei, I did too, he just wants a virtual microphone and play sounds there
As in someone connects to you via skype, you can your virtual mic selected and instead of your voice you load in sound effects
25  Discussions / General Discussions / Nvidia Sues Samsung and Qualcomm on: 2014-09-11 15:07:36
Is anyone up to speed on this ?
I don't get it, because nvidias blog is lot of legal talk basically, although I didn't read all of it and the news articles are all for the dumb masses not talking about anything in specific.

What exactly is the nvidia patent that these companies infringe upon and how ?
26  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-11 15:03:38
Problem is a very large majority of the MC community is under the age of 14, and thus, probably can't afford said subscriptions.
Meanwhile a 7 year old I know got an iPad as a birthday present >_>
27  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-11 15:02:03
An application that does that is "Scramby". It creates a fake virtual microphone, which you can set as a microphone. It mainly used to distort your own voice kidnapper style.

maybe you can just play straight sounds too.
Other than that set recording device stereo mix or even line in

the main question is why do you need it, what exactly for and why do you want to program this, instead of using existing software ?
28  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-11 14:56:29
I dont really see that Roquen. In my experience in most first world countries, women in STEM career are actually sought after and not cast out.
Also your Phil Fish example shows how it can be just the same with men.

Sarkeesian is not hated because she is female, She is hated because she is an extremist on the internet producing content and shouting loud about this topic.
If she was male, it would be just the same. As apparent by Phil Fish: If you talk shit publicly, people will call you out.
If you express strong (political) opinions, loudly on the internet; even worse.

If someone produces a lot of like right winged content, maybe well produced, articulate, gets a lot of attention, but still radical and extremist, that person would get death threats as well.

Reason is people can not believe, let alone accept that someone so hateful is getting all this attention and might poison some uneducated ignorants. And this manipulation makes them angry.

Other people don't care because you can't change anything anyway or simple because it's all just bickering anyway, pointless internet rambling on top of that.
And some people simply disagree but defend freedom of speech and therefore stay more or less neutral,  that would be totalbiscuit for example.
29  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-11 00:12:59
Do what Elon Musk did when he sold his stake in Paypal, go out and do more, create SpaceX and Tesla. The world will still have Minecraft, and probably more of it
Yeah ultimately I agree. Plus he could still make games on his own and his name as notch will never get unpopular.
30  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-10 15:57:21
I don't know about the numbers - I don't know how much Minecraft makes or how much it will make potentially, however it is beyond huge, but at the same time 2 billion might be a lot, but maybe not,  its also about potential future incomes

But what Rayvolution said is what I thought. I liked notch's attitude towards Microsoft shitting on Windows 8 and Oculus being bought by facebook. And he is one to openly say these things not caring about backlash.
Now the same guy sells out to the Man ? The company that is in my eyes the biggest poison in the games industry ? Doesn't seem right.

Would I sell on Xbox One or 360 to make money - yes. Did he ? - yes.  But to give what you created entirely to MS, seems fundamentally wrong.

I don't know much about notch,but what I think is: he is tired and doesn't wanna do it anymore.
0x10c was cancelled and Mojang to this day only makes Minecraft. Fear that nothing will ever even be popular besides Minecraft ? Possible.
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