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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:03 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 02:58 PM, Sam wrote:
At 10/8/12 02:22 PM, MSGhero wrote: What the FUCK, man. $20k/semester here for out-of-state students, like $6k or so for in-state. I got the most selective scholarship given by the institution, and it's still a sizable amount to pay. How does the quality of uni compare to the US, if you have any idea? i.e., is it worth an extra $20k plus travel? That's a nice list btw, I know of a few other good ones depending on your potential major if you want more.
I'm in debt Ã'£45,000 for tuition fees and another Ã'£8,000 for maintenance fees here in the UK. Here's hoping I don't fail the first year.

Why is university so expensive you guys :(

Here in Latvia, if you're in the top like...20% of people, then you have free university education. Pretty crazy, and it was stupidly easy to get in the top 20%.

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At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.

Ah, that makes sense. Just because a prof is a Nobel laureate doesn't mean he/she's any good at teaching lol. I've had a few award winning teachers who sucked. One took 10 points off everyone's test grade cuz the average was above a 70. The best teacher I've had here, though, was for a dumb humanities class...not a math/science-y one.

There are 0 research opportunities when you actually need one :(
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:10 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 02:58 PM, Sam wrote: I'm in debt Ã'£45,000 for tuition fees and another Ã'£8,000 for maintenance fees here in the UK. Here's hoping I don't fail the first year.

Why is university so expensive you guys :(

Maintenance fees? As long as your work regimen is solid, you'll be fine. Until the bank wants their money back.

I bitched about costs in my blog post, which I might make a regular thing. It's mainly for pleasing alumni so they give more money so the uni can please the next year's alumni. A vicious cycle :(

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:15 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 03:04 PM, MSGhero wrote: Ah, that makes sense. Just because a prof is a Nobel laureate doesn't mean he/she's any good at teaching lol. I've had a few award winning teachers who sucked. One took 10 points off everyone's test grade cuz the average was above a 70. The best teacher I've had here, though, was for a dumb humanities class...not a math/science-y one.

I have a really great programming teacher :D

She's younger than most of the teachers and went to the same school the class is in, so she's more "in the know"
Plus, she's just really cool to just chill and talk to. A few of us just sat around bullshitting and bashing Twilight with her after class.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 03:10 PM, MSGhero wrote: Maintenance fees? As long as your work regimen is solid, you'll be fine. Until the bank wants their money back.

I bitched about costs in my blog post, which I might make a regular thing. It's mainly for pleasing alumni so they give more money so the uni can please the next year's alumni. A vicious cycle :(

I don't really have many of those problems. Then again, i'm just going to AIMS, so that's a huge difference. All you guys and your fancy degrees :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 03:24 PM Reply

At 10/8/12 03:15 PM, egg82 wrote: I have a really great programming teacher :D

She's younger than most of the teachers and went to the same school the class is in, so she's more "in the know"
Plus, she's just really cool to just chill and talk to. A few of us just sat around bullshitting and bashing Twilight with her after class.

Some of the old farts are pretty cool. There's one programming teacher (I think) who dyed her hair red. There was a guy in her class sleeping outside her room right before her test started, and she quipped, "Well...he's fucked." I don't think we have any teachers young enough to bash Twilight, but most of them do bash our rival school. Someone got partial credit for a problem by writing something mean about them lol.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 9th, 2012 @ 09:36 AM Reply

At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.

It's interesting to see that even in the lower-end colleges there are some fairly well-known people. My calc professor at this local university is somewhat of a decorated mathematician from what he's told us about himself.

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At 10/9/12 09:36 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.
It's interesting to see that even in the lower-end colleges there are some fairly well-known people. My calc professor at this local university is somewhat of a decorated mathematician from what he's told us about himself.

At my university I have a tutor who worked at lucas arts and pixar, he teaches 2 different drawing units and 2 different 3d animation units. Otherwise the rest are mostly of poor quality in this part of Australia. They mostly just freelanced as their past work...

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At 10/9/12 02:23 PM, MrRandomist wrote:
At 10/9/12 09:36 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.
It's interesting to see that even in the lower-end colleges there are some fairly well-known people. My calc professor at this local university is somewhat of a decorated mathematician from what he's told us about himself.
At my university I have a tutor who worked at lucas arts and pixar, he teaches 2 different drawing units and 2 different 3d animation units. Otherwise the rest are mostly of poor quality in this part of Australia. They mostly just freelanced as their past work...

I'd expect that for any field involving art and animation and whatnot, even here in the US. I imagine most 3D animators spend a great deal of time doing freelance work?

I'm probably wrong there though, I don't know much when it comes to what the typical life of an animator looks like.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 04:36 AM Reply

At 10/9/12 04:09 PM, Archawn wrote:
I'd expect that for any field involving art and animation and whatnot, even here in the US. I imagine most 3D animators spend a great deal of time doing freelance work?

I'm probably wrong there though, I don't know much when it comes to what the typical life of an animator looks like.

oh, all my tutors arent animators, just one. the rest teach design, html, games art, 3d modelling.
The course is for a bachelor degree in games art and design.
But what I meant by that is most don't have that same experience as they would from the US. which really sucks :(
and each unit right now costs 1500$ (x4 per semester or x8 per year, for x3 years)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 02:57 PM Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

Maybe something about the consequences of staying up all night. Maybe that is too specific and more of a movie jam theme, but it popped into my head and seemed an interesting concept. It might be able to be tied into a Halloween/horror theme easily.

Also, I am not really a flash reg... so disregard everything.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 03:10 PM Reply

Maybe the games can have a short time limit, on the order of 60 seconds or something.

Or have color be the core mechanic.

Sorry color-blind people :S
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 03:16 PM Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

I don't have any on the top of my head, but I think something that can relate to the whole "Halloween Spirit" would be nice. Maybe even something as simple as "Pumpkins".

I think some more seasonal themed jams would be pretty awesome :3

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 PM Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 10th, 2012 @ 10:57 PM Reply

Make a flash game as if it's 2003 (people might not get why everything in the portal looks like shit)
Make a platformer where you can't jump
Make a game as if you were 6
Re-make any game from your NG submission history
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Use something from the NG Art portal as concept art.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 11th, 2012 @ 02:42 AM Reply

At 10/10/12 10:57 PM, I-smel wrote: Use something from the NG Art portal as concept art.

this would be a pretty cool idea, although probably a little more defined?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 11th, 2012 @ 03:48 AM Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

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All I got...but season-themed game jams aren't my kinda thing, I don't like the cheesy "yaaay, pumkiiiins". (That's just me) Where will you announce the theme?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 11th, 2012 @ 08:47 AM Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

"movies" would be interesting. Making a game based around the theme of a movie someone chose.

I also think it'd be more fun to let them choose the movie and see what they come up with :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 11th, 2012 @ 08:50 AM Reply

At 10/11/12 08:47 AM, egg82 wrote: I also think it'd be more fun to let them choose the movie and see what they come up with :P

Oh, and of course it'd have to be a portal movie. Too many games based off Hollywood movies out there already.


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At 10/10/12 10:57 PM, I-smel wrote: Make a flash game as if it's 2003 (people might not get why everything in the portal looks like shit)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 12th, 2012 @ 12:59 AM Reply

I was thinking of this exact game, which I played all the way through in school.
http://web.archive.org/web/20050331233226/http://www.stickde ath.com/chc1.swf

Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 12th, 2012 @ 10:53 AM Reply

At 10/12/12 12:59 AM, I-smel wrote: Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

Woah... The original internet is fading away before our eyes.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 12th, 2012 @ 01:15 PM Reply

At 10/12/12 12:59 AM, I-smel wrote: Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

oh, what was that site called... ?

it was a small site I used to go to when I was a kid, and it had some decent flash games on it.
Something like blacksheep.som or albinosheep.com or something like that.

it was just a big white page with a couple images on it linking to some games. I dunno what it's like now or even if it's still around.


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At 10/12/12 01:15 PM, egg82 wrote: it was a small site I used to go to when I was a kid, and it had some decent flash games on it.
Something like blacksheep.som or albinosheep.com or something like that.

www.albinoblacksheep.com

I still go there once in a blue moon to check out some really old, funny vids.

Anyone still know exactly where the game jam theme will be announced?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 12th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

At 10/12/12 02:13 PM, PSvils wrote: Anyone still know exactly where the game jam theme will be announced?

I'd assume Tom would make a post containing the themes for both jams. 7pm ET

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 12th, 2012 @ 04:30 PM Reply

i still need an artist for the game jam

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge Oct. 13th, 2012 @ 10:32 PM Reply

That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...

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At 10/13/12 10:32 PM, MSGhero wrote: That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...

I has a vlc playlist for coding :3


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