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And if that's the case, what's the value in differentiating between "doom metal"/"black metal"/"death metal" when nobody outside of elitists are going to know what the difference is and you have to explain the difference every time you use the terms?

No one outside elitists? Anyone who actually listens to it will be able to tell the 3 apart easily and will thus gain value from the categorization. Who doesn't gain value from those terms are those who won't listen to it in the first place because they have no interest in it. So they don't have to care either way. Those are super valuable labels, it has nothing to do with elitism.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Anyone feel the PS1 graphics had it's charm?
« on: January 24, 2016, 06:35:04 am »
I think the only one still bothering with CGI intros and outros are Blizzard. But they put a shitton of money into those clips and there are only one or two more during the campaigns (and ironically they look better than the footage from the Warcraft movie). In general CGI movies are rare as hell nowadays. With good reason, the video compression/fixed resolution is enough to make them noticably look worse than ingame footage, regardless of how many detail is put into the scenes.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Anyone feel the PS1 graphics had it's charm?
« on: January 24, 2016, 03:40:31 am »
What? In-engine cutscenes are way more popular nowadays than CGI - especially from big budget titles.

Come on now, don't destroy the preconceptions of the "modern gaming sucks" haters who stopped playing new games in 2005.

Gaming Discussion / Re: In A Goddess of Wisdom Fog
« on: January 23, 2016, 03:49:14 am »
NTSC and PAL refer to the analog television broadcasting formats used in analog televisions. NTSC was used in the US and PAL in the EU. (There are maps on Wikipedia for usage in other areas if one cares about what a specific place used).

From what I recall PAL games run at 50 frames per second while NTSC runs at 60 fps. I don't remember any of the other differences.

The framerate difference come from the alignment with the power nets, in NTSC countries the AC voltage frequency is 50Hz and in PAL countries it's 60Hz. Making the television signals run at a different frequency than the power source would have required much more complicated circuitry.

Also PAL has a higher vertical resolution. 720x576 vs. 720x480. In badly converted PAL games ported from NTSC territories this often lead to black bars at the top and bottom of the screen in PAL versions... During the PSX days this sadly was a common occurence.

General Discussion / Re: What is your favourite folklore?
« on: January 18, 2016, 02:59:03 pm »


A good audio player will also support normalization which adjusts all songs to an even max volume level (it's linear scaling, not dynamics compression, there is no loss of quality). It'll make everything an even loudness level, regardless if it's overproduced and compressed to hell like most pop and newer metal albums or very dynamic 70s prog rock. Annoying volume levels is a problem that has been solved ages ago.

General Discussion / Re: What is your favourite folklore?
« on: January 17, 2016, 04:57:51 pm »
That does sound interesting. Do you have any particular examples of that sort which you could link me to?

I didn't mean it so much in the sense that they directly adapted a certain piece and more that the lyrics in general are focused thematically on some folklore.

Rebellion had a great trilogy of albums centered around the viking sagas (and started one about the Saxons). Arkona from Russia is deeply rooted in Russian folklore (though the lyrics are also in Russian), Nile is all about ancient egypt. Hell, Pagan/Folk is considered its own subgenre with over 2500 entries at Metal-Archives nowadays (http://www.metal-archives.com/lists/folk - of course like with all things, 95% of those are generic shit, but there's still a ton of good 5% left :P). It's hard for me to point to specific things because for me it's more about the theme than the specific folklore being referenced. My favourite band is Summoning and all their songs are about Lord of the Rings. In some ways, the lore of LotR is as richly documented than from actual historical folklores, so for me that counts. It's what they do with it that warps you right onto imaginary battlefields of ancient times.

General Discussion / Re: What is your favourite folklore?
« on: January 17, 2016, 04:18:07 pm »
My goto music is heavy metal, a genre in which various northern european folklore is often a very prominent part. I don't have a preference for a particular one I suppose, but I love listening to those old sagas being turned into battle hymns. Of course often times it gets really silly (some bands take their 2000 year old dead folklore way too seriously), but usually it's good fun. For a layman it can be difficult to seperate the various folklores too though.

General Discussion / Re: "Progress" & "Progressive"
« on: January 17, 2016, 03:39:29 pm »
I think it's more that every thread you open is a rant about something being wrong in the world. How about a nice topic for a change, like... some favourite sports? Great TV shows, music, something non-poltical, religious or otherwise tense that people can read and think to themselves "Hey look, Tharthan is a cool dude who likes things and isn't just frothing at the mouth all day"


General Discussion / Re: Politicians playing hardball
« on: January 08, 2016, 04:30:52 pm »
I don't want people to be wishy-washy, but I don't want them to be extreme either. I want them to be reasonable in their beliefs.

You are wishy washy yourself.

You complain that people have a "with us or against us attitude", yet at the same time, you want simple "yes" or "no" answers. You don't want extremists but moderate stances are too undecisive for you. You want simple answers to complex problems. You sir, are the problem. American politics are what they are because of people like you. Congratulations ;D

General Discussion / Re: Politicians playing hardball
« on: January 08, 2016, 03:24:29 pm »
So in the end, one is stuck with mediocre candidates who aren't very good. What gives?

People who are too extreme will never get majorities, hence the people who get elected tend to be middle of the road-ish, or as you put it, mediocre. (I know the word means something different, but it's cause and effect, interchange the two words in this context as you please, you get the same outcome).

It would help if you suckers didn't have a two party system. Managing coalitions in a 4 or 5 party system leads to much more interesting politics.

Gaming Discussion / Re: SRW-related inquiry
« on: January 08, 2016, 02:50:35 am »
Aliens invade earth.

Site Talk / Re: Outdated Social Media/ Messaging on Forum Profiles
« on: January 03, 2016, 01:46:25 pm »
Google+ is extremely retarded and Facebook is very retarded.

Twitter is oftentimes retarded, and Skype was ruined by Microsoft.

Regardless of your personal opinions about these services, they are much more commonly used by the general population today than the services currently supported by the board. They were all more or less common 10 years ago when RHDN opened, but the op has a point. Personally I wouldn't leave any IM contact info in public profiles anywhere, but those fields aren't mandatory either way so I have no reason to go against the existence of those profile fields.

That said, I dunno if it's feasible to change these things on our codebase at all.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam's shit the bed.
« on: January 02, 2016, 03:11:00 pm »
In times when a game that is half a year old is down to 10 bucks or even less reselling becomes a pretty irrelevant thing.

Dude lived harder than almost anybody else on record and made it to 70, that I can respect.


Here is to Lemmy :beer:

Site Talk / Re: Downloads problem?
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:55:03 am »
Wait, logging in to download is a huge hassle, but having to look up a unique password for each file on the site is largely more comfortable? WTF!

Site Talk / Re: Scratchpad Problem?
« on: December 28, 2015, 09:44:05 am »
Maybe the 1.1 in the filename is confusing the extension detection. Try renaming it to 1_1 and look if that fixes it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam's shit the bed.
« on: December 26, 2015, 05:52:30 am »
This wasn't a hack, this was a technical glitch apparently. Aside from some mail addresses you could accidentally see there was no harm either. Elephant out of a molehill.

Site Talk / Re: Isn't today RHDN's 10th anniversary?
« on: December 24, 2015, 03:41:13 am »
I feel SO old right now.

Onwards to the next 10 years :beer:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Meat Boy
« on: December 22, 2015, 03:13:00 pm »
Isaac sucks, I'll never understand why people rave about that clunky, random game.

Super Meat Boy on the other hand is evil but insanely polished. You can fail a level 50 times just to get into the perfect flow on the 51th attempt and feel like the king of the world. It's great risk/reward and the shortness of the levels keeps the frustration level manageable. I suck at it, but I did get it to the final 2 or 3 levels of the light world. Hey, I'm proud enough of that, okay? Then the levels get loooong and I can't keep up playing error free for that long a stretch of time. Still, I never regretted playing this, even though I couldn't beat it, much less complete it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night overrated?
« on: December 20, 2015, 05:15:28 am »
I don't like this game at all. I played it for the very first time this year actually (the PSP port on the Vita). The level design is pretty terrible. Who is supposed to get that you need to wait around in a room for a minute for a door to open for example? Shit like that just requires guides or knowing people who beat it before. I made it to the reverse castle, but then I just couldn't stomach any more of it and quit. I regret that I bought it.

I much prefer the GBA Metroids. Even though people keep saying they are bad for some reason (cutscenes or something). I fully admit I'm generally pretty bad at this genre though. I still haven't played Super Metroid.  :'(

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