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  1. Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Never Dry

    23 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

    Made by a German developer in point & click adventure style. Without Al Lowe.

    https://store.steamp...reams_Dont_Dry/

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    There's a bit of a controversy over this on Twitter right now. What are your thoughts? Some people are calling the series irrelevant and that "like Duke Nukem, it was funny when I was 12 but now it's just cringe-worthy." I've never liked the LSL series so it's really interesting to see a backlash against it similar to how Christians reviled it in the 80s and 90s. The whole thing is fascinating to watch.
  2. Bill and Ted 3 has finally been greenlit

    08 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

    Bill and Ted Face the Music, with the director of Galaxy Quest set to direct and the original writers.

    http://ew.com/movies...ed-3-announced/

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    Just two months after reuniting for EW, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are taking their reunion to the righteous next level: Bill & Ted 3. Nearly 27 years since the release of the second film in the science fiction comedy franchise, plans were officially announced Tuesday for Bill & Ted Face the Music.


    Of course, the absence of George Carlin is a sore spot, but they had said before that if this got made they've written a very appropriate homage to him into the story. Hopefully it will be good.
  3. Screen blacks out - Monitor or GPU issue?

    19 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

    This has been a problem that started slowly and got worse over time. It's getting to the point of being absolutely maddening now when watching movies and especially when playing games that require precision timing. I think it's the monitor as it doesn't happen on my side monitor (1080p is my main one and the side one is a 4:3 1280x1024). I had to switch from HDMI to DVI because being a pure digital signal in HDMI the screen would black out every time trying to figure itself out and sometimes not come back at all (I'd have to switch between inputs on my monitor or turn it off and on to get the video signal back). With DVI, however, it merely glitches the screen for a split second (shows a copy of the screen image offset and discoloured for like a single frame or two) instead of blacking out. And instead of blacking out completely and not coming back it just blacks out for a half-second or so. So it's not as bad as using HDMI but still. It's getting worse.

    Like I said it doesn't happen on my side monitor but I don't know if that's just because it's not running at 1080p or not. I don't have another 1080p screen to test so I'm just assuming it's the monitor and not the GPU. I at first assumed it might be the GPU as it got worse when I switched over from my old GTX 460 to my current GTX 970. But I think that may have just been a coincidence now....the monitor is 8 years old now or so and the 970 is only a year and a half or something like that.

    The monitor is an Asus VK278Q 27".

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I also noticed since I just recently bought a Bluray burner drive that when watching Bluray movies with Cyberlink PowerDVD sometimes the screen not only blacks out but turns to snow. Only when I'm playing Blurays. It's really bizarre. Maybe it is a GPU issue after all?
  4. 3D modelling/rendering advice?

    23 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

    I've been working on this in Blender to recreate the Space Quest II title screen in up to 4k. I've got everything more or less the way I want it (that ship is as good as it's going to get detail-wise from me) but the logo itself looks far too plain shading-wise. I'm not sure what to do about it, though. Any modellers or renderers out there who can give me any advice? I'm thinking some light sheens/glows/halos or something or other. It just doesn't look that great right now anyway.

    Attached File  example_sq2(Ship-EngineTrails-Streaks).jpg (32.91K)
    Number of downloads: 72

    Original:
    Attached File  sq2_orig_title.jpg (66.57K)
    Number of downloads: 47

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