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  1. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    I'm not sure the false Gillen is necessarily me, neither you or gorm have strong accents, but now I'm curious as to which one of us it is.So bellow I provide a handy identification guide: Gorm is Ben Our host and a man who bravely set forth to see if anime was the route to a ladies heart NinjaSquirrel is Andy. The man who revealed the truth behind 'nice boat' Codi is Duncan. The idiot who talks about why key frames are important on a podcast called key frames. (Ok maybe it wasn't called that when we recorded but I still think posterity will judge me a muppet). Twig is Jon. The guy who made a Star Wars joke (nuff said) Blambo is Ray. Prime dispenser of puns, and hater of all things Moe
  2. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    I haven't played this game for 2 days, not because i don't want to but because I still cant decide what i want to do about a choice the games given me because having read the books etc, I have a distinct feeling for what Geralt as a character would do but it conflicts with what i as a person want to do >_<
  3. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    There's also a lot of written material that exists outside the game for them to build around and having read everything thats come out in english so far i can confirm they have done a great job of keeping the relationship dynamics from that in tact. Infact (spoiler for books and game below
  4. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    This game fixes so many things open world games are prone to fail on, within that i include: NPC's that automatically match the speed you want to move at? tick This is huge for me, in so many games ive ended up running circles around npc's as they dawdle along a route. A mount that actually has some personality: tick I love what they have done with roach, the fact that i frequently find him/them has moved to the nearest hay tough of patch of grass from the point i left him is a tiny thing but just give him far more personality than otherwise. I may be wrong but i thinhk he also is resistant to wistling when hes at these poits, if he's got he snout in a big tough of hay your gonna have to run up to him and drag him away (or just be a boring git & run until hes out of sight) A Romance that I don't want to happen!
  5. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    I've really enjoyed the game so far, the story is strong and the quests varied but i think I've got to the point where the potion/decoction system has slightly broken the combat for me. You can just combo certain things to do silly damage. I've 1 shoting some mob my own level and killing others 7-8 levels above me if i'm careful. Now admittedly if one of those big gits hit me it would 1/2 shot me as well and utterly break my "combo" but still. Now i just want really want a multi-player qwent
  6. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    Korra was certainly a less even show in how it executed on it's storyline than Avatar, but it tried to do things which were more difficult, so personally i forgive it occasionally falling flat on its face for the moments when it succeeds at the more ambitious stuff. On a more general note there are endless topics going forward. The main thing I think is to try and replicate what makes the main anime thread great, a diverse selection of viewpoints talking about shows, themes, and issues they are passionate about (& i very much hope we will get some more of those people on going forward). As long as we do that I'm sure everything will be fine.
  7. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    Now look here Gorm if Blambo isn't climbing battle scarred and shell shocked from the onslaught of a full season of pure moe this isn't gonna work. Ok maybe it is but I sure do enjoy Blambo in full "this is the worst thing ever mode" So how about a compromise K-on Movie & Perfect Blue double bill
  8. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    I think the criteria for a Moe show were made clear Blambo, so get ready for some Clannad/K-on marathoning.
  9. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    I've been watching Ninja Slayer recently, that and Inferno Cop might be a good core to build a episode about low budgets on. it's a example of when shows take their limitations and do silly/interesting things with them. With maybe Voices of a Distant Star (I think that's what the damn thing was called anyway will have to check in a mo) rounding it off as a example of something made my one person. Also maybe some talk about shows that notoriously ran out of money.Side note: everyone recorded the pod locally & then mailed me their recording overall I think the majority of us sounded good. However I think I have a very bad voice for radio, quite nasal, a problem probably caused by the fact I broke my nose aged 10 by running into a smaller child and my nose colliding with his forehead (almost a reverse head butt) & then running away from the doctor who tried to give me sleeping gas while he reset it (I made it all the way from his office to the car park).
  10. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    It's really nice to see people enjoyed this one. When we recorded it felt like there was some good stuff there, but wrangling those 2hrs or so of recording together was tricky. Id like to know from both listeners and participants whether they felt I got the balance right between keeping the audio clean and understandable and sounding like a natural conversation. I ended up with a policy that if someone wasn't part of a conversation id sometimes end up editing their laughter out to stop thing getting too cacophonous, and that laughter that went on more than a few seconds would get trimmed if possible, & when people talked over each other I time shifted the ones which seemed pertinent and which worked together as a flow. The two thing i considered fixing but ended up not. 1.there were some time delays on some people laughter on the recording which i could have fixed by moving them in the timeline so they & others overlapped more, & 2.when laughter did overlap considered bringing everyone's laughter down by a few dbs not hugely but just enough so the overall noise level of the final mix was less.
  11. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    I was stunned that Blambo & Twig almost (but not quite) made a simple but actually fairly robust case for why it probably shouldn't be hated as much as it is
  12. I have just finished installing both and are keeping myself occupied while the drivers finish doing their thing and updating, before I actually get to starting doing the fun stuff.Oh god there's a glowing LED dragon on the side of the card, I really know where my cash has been well spent now! Edit: damn, I dint realise that despite the disk copy doing a otherwise good job of cloning my OS from my old HDD to the new Samsung it would keep the same huge chunk of system reserved space it had on the much larger original. Humbugs
  13. How do we get a podcast which mentions robot fish and not the immortal classic James Pond Robocod
  14. ok gentlemen thanks for the advice, will prob order my TWIN FROZRS tomorrow, along with maybe a 500gb samsung ssd heard some very good things about it in terms of ease of installation (great disc cloning software bundled apparently)
  15. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Lu , on 24 Apr 2013 - 11:05, said: Lu i kind alike the look of that chair hiding partially out of shot, adjustable arms + mesh back look like the kinda thing im gonna be after, what brand is it?
  16. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Yeah it's a Nostromo, they are a little strange to use to begin with but once you get used to them they are extremely comfortable & easy to use.It's particularly useful for MMO's or any other game which require a ton of key binds
  17. Do any of the smart people here have any ideal if a Nvidia 970 like this would be bottlenecked by a i5 3570k (3.4ghz) with 8gb of ram? The Witcher 3 looms on the horizon and i'm thinking about upgrading to a beast which can show it at its most shiny of settings and the new nvidia chips are tempting me because they seem to draw a lot less power & create a lot less heat than old top end GPU's.
  18. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Do any of you guys know what the conventional wisdom is regarding how your arms should rest when holding you mouse and keyboard? Is there a ideal distance to have you keyboard & mouse in terms of their distance from your chest? I was always taught that the ideal was to keep your arms as close to a nice L shape as possible, but that feel difficult to do & despite trying to keep to roughly this position i seem to have managed to have picked up a shoulder injury while working to many hours at my desk recently This is my current setup I think i my need a new chair because i cant fit it under the desk properly at the height that feels right, however removing the arm rests also feels wrong
  19. Painting tabletop miniatures

    Do you have any other board games with fewer pieces you could take on as your first project in place of Cyclades? I'd always advise someone doing this for the 1st time to pick a such a game because as with learning any new craft you want to give yourself nice easily completable goals at first. Once you feel more confident in your work flow taking on a big project wont feel so intimidating. The techniques used on those pictures you linked are all fairly simple ones (it looks like they have just used a simple dip/wash for shading) and could be done pretty quickly (& improved upon with only a small bit of effort if you so choose). All you need to get stuff done to that quality is to take good care with the prep, be neat and tidy with your brush work, and mix a wash/dip that has the right consistency for the scale your working with, all of which are things which are very doable. I feel like you should be able to get that sort of effect with just a bit of practice. Going forward If you pick your first project out (Be it just the Cyclades monsters or some minis from a another game) I can take a moment to recommended basically everything you'd need to get good result
  20. Painting tabletop miniatures

    tnx! If Erkki wanted i could do a step by step of my process for working on BG pieces. i've been thinking of doing the Minatures from the Spartacus boardgame for a while. They would be quite a nice challenge for me since unlike tabletop wargamming stuff from games workshop etc since they don't really have a amazing amount of detail on the sculpt's themselves, so you really have to be careful with your painting to enhance that detail and not obscure it.
  21. Painting tabletop miniatures

    There's two ways to approach painting baordgame mini's. 1.The traditional tabletop mini style 2. Paint them so they look like classier materials than they actually are (make plastic look like wood, marble, metal etc) this can work very nicely but actually needs pretty strong technique Often the biggest problem with board game pieces it they often aren't designed to take normal mini acrylic paints. theres really no way to know untill you try though so i'd offer these tips -always do a test on the underside of a piece -soak plastic pieces in warm soapy water and give them a very light brush with a toothbrush to remove and invisible residue from the manufacture process. Electronic toothbrushes (used gently), and ultrasonic jewellery cleaner units are good for this too just don't use harsh solvent or leave them in a long time. -use a good quality spray primer, don't ever use auto spray it has a horrible tendency to pool. -brush wise & paint wise, vallejo are my favourite mix of price and quality for paints and small acrylic brushes though Games workshop have much improved in recent years, army painter do a good budget range & winsor & newton series 7 are the best of the best here's a skaven ship i did a few years back for a GW game called Dreadfleet (its a more traditional tabletop mini than the ones you are talking about but still it not often i get to post about something i feel im legitimately good as so im gonna )
  22. anime

    man this really has been a slow time anime wise. there's basically only a couple of series worth watching atm, and while they are all enjoyable enough none of them really make me go "wow!" or want to unpack them in any way. All there is left to do now is take the occasional screenshot of the latest "MANLY CRYING FACE!" pulled by Gouda from Ore Monogatari!!
  23. Ouran Boast Club - Planning an Anime Podcast

    I hate my voice. Its the worst. Seriously, there has never been more malignant or troublesome utterances committed to sound than those that escaped my lips during the test recording. Not only does it have a distinct nasal almost croaky tone, it hisses. Its like basketful of snakes & frogs mixed together. I want a voice like Blambo's, a nice well behaved sound that is pleasant on the ear and needed very little attention. Unlike my own which swallows up equaliser settings, and gobbles up filters before spitting them back out at me.
  24. the more info you can offer the better tbh Tegan, but Quick Essential Q's would be: -what size case do you have? -what rating/wattage PSU do you have? -are you currently using the intel stock Heatsink or do you have a custom one? the GPU/RAM/HDD details would also be groovy but wouldn't make or break any recommendations (unless your GPU is a insane power leech) edit: if you want to look at a ok mid range build for parts ideas you could take a look at this which i built as a office/ lite photoshop pc for my parents. Though obviously ALOT of that was based on the case size i was working with you might even want to put the parts you have and want to keep into and then see what are the recommended/popular choices for the bit you want to replace