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    Gato 6 to Perform at SXSW (October 25, 2012)

    Speaking of Wing Commander music - have you guys listened to this Blake Robinson version of the original theme yet? Was just released.
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    Console Gaming 101

    LOAF's right. To expand on what he said, burn-in isn't really a problem for LCD's. LCD's do, however, experience image 'retention,' but it is a temporary ghosting that occurs from long-term static images (like the bars used for 4:3 aspect on a widescreen, if used too frequently.) Retention looks...
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    Left 4 Dead?

    Did a couple campaigns with LOAF and LeHah last night. Thanks for the fun, guys!
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    The Sum of Its Parts (December 15, 2008)

    Whenever I see these sorts of posts it always makes me sad. Over the years, I collected my video game boxes; not entirely sure why. I'd use my favorite ones to decorate the top of my dresser as a kid, and amongst them were all the Wing Commander boxes in excellent condition. When I moved out...
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    Spore. Spore Never Changes. (December 8, 2008)

    Spore wins props with me simply by featuring the M.U.L.E. theme in the trading screen.
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    Burrows Gets a Facelift (December 2, 2008)

    I think with a little less red and a little more yellow to the tone, some of the 'over-sharpening' of the features would be alleviated. And I agree, the original's eyes were more rectangular in aspect.
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    Left 4 Dead?

    Any WingNuts playing Left 4 Dead? I picked it up on the 360 and could not have predicted how addictively fun the game is. I've never had a cooperative play experience like it before. Hit me up if you've got it. We could get some games going.
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    Most anticipated video game of the fall?

    Chiming in to say that Left 4 Dead is a LOT of fun, especially versus/co-op.
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    My Xbox got the Red Ring of Death...

    That's the official word. My friend's 360 - which he got at launch - got the Red Ring 2 1/2 years ago. The same 360 got it again four weeks ago; well out of range of the 1 years 'refurbish' warranty. Yet, they told him just to send it in, free of charge. Seems like so long as it's the red-ring -...
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    can i do this

    What Shaggy said. You'd need to create a new movie file in order to add in the audio. You can record audio and then convert it to an MP3 using a freeware WAV to MP3 converter. I've recorded cassette tapes in the past using a male-to-male 1/8" audio jack and an old stereo's headphone jack...
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    WC asteroids

    I think, practically speaking, that asteroids (in WC3 and 4) were probably a technical obstacle. Rendering all those rocks on-screen at the necessary rate would have been a little much for hardware to handle at the time. Lord knows, they didn't run all that smoothly for me as they were.
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    Most anticipated video game of the fall?

    Heh, true enough, but I meant how similar the Enclave goals are to that of the Black Lance.
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    Most anticipated video game of the fall?

    Well, I guess I was right about Beast Rider. Just realized, though, that Malcolm McDowell is in Fallout 3 as the president of the Enclave. Fitting character for the guy who played Tolwyn, hm? ;)
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    Making the Games: Confederation Fighter (October 15, 2008)

    'Star Trekky' in that everything is very smooth and clean and shiny, like the interior of the Midway. I understand the rationale behind it - building something outside of wartime gives you time to be aesthetic about it - but I preferred the previous games' atmospheres.
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    Making the Games: Confederation Fighter (October 15, 2008)

    It boils down to preference in this case. I personally wasn't excited about the art direction in WCP; it took a Star Trek 'super-clean' approach which felt less utilitarian. I like gritty and greasy. StarLancer had that.
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    Making the Games: Confederation Fighter (October 15, 2008)

    I remember finding these years ago on Feng Zhu's site. He began in films, but joined Origin specifically to work on Wing Commander before going to GT Interactive. And I agree with those who feel the ships were too 'anime'. I always enjoyed WC's decidedly 'western' art direction, even if the...
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    Worst game ever played?

    It's not surprising that 90% of the older games I come back to are Origin titles. If not, the remaining 8% are by ex-Origin guys (like Deus Ex.) As for Titan Quest, I have no trouble running it, and my machine isn't a monster by any means. I enjoy it, despite its sterile story presentation.
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    Worst game ever played?

    Batman: Dark Tomorrow for the XBox. Inexcusably bad. Another more modern title was Warhammer 40k: Fire Warrior. I played about 10 minutes of it and then uninstalled it.
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    Most anticipated video game of the fall?

    Golden Axe: Beast Rider looks like it could be cool, but SEGA's track record with platform slashers isn't that promising. I'm looking at you, Viking.
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