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  1. I paid $450 for Adobe Production Premium Student edition (which gets you Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and others). That's normally $2000, I think. For motion design, there's really no substitute for what you can get in After Effects for the price. The camera and motion available to you are leagues better than what you get in Vegas. Vegas IS great for standard non-linear editing, but once you start using After Effects extensively, Premiere starts becoming more and more the better option. Plus, the preview accelerator in Premiere is absolutely phenomenal when you pair it up with a video card with a lot of CUDA cores. I have a GTX 680 and my premiere previews are super smooth and incredibly quick.
  2. If you don't like things crashing, Adobe Premiere CS6 or later. Sony Vegas 10 or 12 are perhaps easier to understand, but they're not nearly as stable as Premiere. Plus Dynamic Link makes Premiere work well with the Adobe suite; you can import your comps directly from After Effects or Photoshop without having to render something out.
  3. Hi guys, I'm irriadin. I'm some noob. Cool website, I like it. Where have Scott Peeples and Protricity been?
  4. I should be there, as long as it doesn't conflict with the AMV showing (got a video in the finalists, wewt!)
  5. At first I thought the amazon store was developed on the webstore e-commerce platform. Looks like amazon has more developer-friendly alternatives out there. Very nice.
  6. something in tags like <noscript>You will need Flash and Javascript enabled in order to view this site!</noscript>
  7. The new headers are nice. It's interesting how the CSS for the site is almost entirely classes. Has it always been that way?
  8. If I can help it, I never bring the herons. They're a huge target for all kinds of enemies. They also are incredibly weak and fragile.
  9. Took a look at it. Very nice site. Simple, but very polished. The only suggestion I'd give is to consider changing the "wrap" to be a specific width, then setting the margin to 0pt auto. Something like this: body { margin: 0pt auto; } #wrap { margin: 0pt auto; /*for the width, I'd suggest between 900-1024px*/ width: 910px; }
  10. Credentials: Web Developer for about 2 years. Here's my honest opinion: Your site is pretty good, but aesthetically it leaves something to be desired. Mainly, the bars that break to the left or right of the main container make the site feel cluttered and slightly disconcerting. I also wouldn't have used a table in the layout for the site. I see div tags in your code... why not use a pure css layout? Overall, not too bad, but if you're advertising your abilities as a web designer, I would definitely try to avoid using inline styling for your css.
  11. This doesn't bother me. I play it with a GC controller, even.
  12. This game is entirely underrated. It has a very involving storyline with memorable characters, and the gameplay is incredibly satisfying. While it can be incredibly frustrating at times, the unforgiving game design (in terms of the characters deaths being permanent) really makes you think about the moves you make every turn. Each character has his or her own story, and that makes the death system even harder. I'm currently on the third part of the last mission, and I have to say, this is probably the best Fire Emblem I've played (those include all FE's released in the US). As far as support combinations and team-building goes, I've found that Shinon and Mia make an excellent duo. Give Mia the skill Adept when she reaches her third class, and she'll be nearly unstoppable. As a general rule of thumb, don't bother using any of the laguz apart from the royal ones... even ones like Ranulf can't measure up to the likes of Tibarn or the wolf queen. Gatrie and Nephenee also are a good duo, particularly if you give Gatrie the skill "Taunt" which causes enemies to target him in preference to other units. Anyway, here's my core team, separated by support pairs: 1-2 Ike and Soren - I had to give my Soren a few speedwings to allow him to double most enemies. Once he gets to that point, he's very powerful. Just make sure he has Shade equipped. Ike is probably the most powerful unit I have... his only weakness is his low resistance. 3-4 Gatrie and Nephenee - I gave Nephenee the skill "Imbue" which allows her to "tank" enemies very well, since her magic is about 13. Imbue recovers that amount after every turn. 5-6 Mia and Shinon 7-8 Titiana and Oscar - These two are FANTASTIC when paired together. They have incredibly high evasion, allowing them to effectively handle tons of enemies and recover themselves using the special skill Sol. Oscar is slightly more fragile than Titiana, so using Imbue or Pavise might compensate for that. 9. The Wolf Queen - Let me put it this way... she is ridiculously good. She is INSANELY fast and her evasion is on par with Mia's. 10. Beast King 11. Tibarn - I love Tibarn. Just be careful around archers. I also really liked Empress Sanaki, if only her HP was higher... Equip Shade on her or you'll regret it.
  13. apparently the design of vgmix "x" is different (and substantially so) from the design of vgmix 3, as evidenced by this mockup provided on the vgmix boards:
  14. Is that really the design of the new site? I hope it's not.
  15. Well, I don't find DRM to be as much of an issue for games as it is for movies and other forms of entertainment. I've never had an issue related to DRM in games. Also, the thought of refusing to buy new hardware simply because it's too expensive is somewhat ridiculous. They do sell mid-range and budget cards, you know. Not everyone has to buy an 8800GTX to play PC games.
  16. I'm primarily a PC gamer, and while I can understand why people are frustrated with the hassles involved with PC gaming (i.e. beta drivers for game releases? Beta drivers for a game demo to run properly?!) the benefits outweigh the issues. While the strength of your rig determines your enjoyability somewhat, if you can learn to tolerate lower fps, you can make do with very affordable hardware. Anyhow, I was able to run Crysis on a mix of high / very high with fps between 18-24 all the way until one part at the end, where I had to turn the graphics down to Medium. This is why I enjoy PC gaming... you can't get this on a console: Crysis Pic 1 Crysis Pic 2 Crysis Pic 3
  17. I myself shared some of his sentiments about the matter, but however you look at it, Gamespot handled the matter badly. If he was fired for something as juvenile as stealing office supplies, why the lie about the "tone" of his review? Why did Gamespot deliberately wait until the glut of holiday games were reviewed and accounted for? Most importantly, why did they fire Gerstmann on the spot, with no warning? The last in particular is a pretty callous move on Gamespot's part, and they should be held accountable for their lack of strategic thinking. This, of course, assumes that Gerstmann was fired for a legitimate reason.
  18. that's an element of using symphonic metal as a subgenre distinction, but there are a few bands that I'd classify as Symphonic Metal and not Gothic Metal. Within Temptation, namely. While I'm loathe to quote wikipedia, I actually believe the information is fairly accurate. And is there an authority that classifies musical genres? Doubtful.
  19. Have to agree with you there. Wikipedia can be quite amusing at times. Another party contributing to the genre-confusion are the bands themselves. For the most part, many bands out there consider themselves the first in a new genre; Machinae Supremacy, for example, classifies their music as "SID-Metal." But in reality, their music is a power metal hybrid along with the occasional nod to goa / psy trance elements.
  20. Moonsorrow is technically classified as viking metal, but has deep roots in folk metal and pagan metal as well. Not goth metal at all. And I disagree about symphonic metal being solely a classification within subgenres; while it definitely is a classification as you said, it is also a genre of metal in its own right.
  21. Not all metal is like that. What you're describing sounds like hardcore or death metal. This is considered metal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAKf1gTx7qM and this as well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGszdHVb2UY * * extremely cheesy video but it makes me smile
  22. Um. Goth metal is really a misnomer, as it's so similar to symphonic metal there is practically no difference. And their new album, while not as good as Comalies, is still very good. I knew I shouldn't have tried to classify the genres on each of my suggestions...
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