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Comment: Street Fighter (Score 1) 74

by Alvare (#35330368) Attached to: Smithsonian To Feature Video Game History

Any "history" of anything related to video games should include Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior. You can't not include it, only a few franchises accomplished the amount of "hype" SF has. There more than one "reasonable budget" movie about it, and one even has a known actor, in 1994!

Countless spin-offs, countless tournaments, countless hours spent playing it. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is a tournament standard, 20 years after it's release! Not any other game has had such a long real lifespan, they don't play it for nostalgia, they play it because even TWENTY YEARS after it's release people keep finding new traps, new ways to negative-edge that special so it's safe on whiff, new ways to predict your opponent, new ways to combo things together ... well i guess they don't really know about games after all, I saw Halo 3 and Halo 2, so ...

Comment: Re:For the americans (Score 1) 305

by Alvare (#32685104) Attached to: YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)

Have you noticed how american football is like rugby in body armors? And with "in body armors" I mean "for pussies".

And how ice hockey is like field hockey in body armors? And yeah, I mean "for pussies" too.

And in baseball you don't even have to touch other players ...

I think I'm starting to see a pattern here ...

Comment: Re:First Post (Score 2, Informative) 664

by Alvare (#31425838) Attached to: Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall
As I said,

as long as they don't disturb the ones who want to learn

It was an example, but I agree that if an individual bothers me shouting "Headshot!" just once, I would kick him out of the room personally.

But filtering/censoring is not an option, because of the usual problems like who would decide what is appropiate and what is not and the kind of stuff ./ discusses every day on foreign countries.

Comment: Re:First Post (Score 5, Informative) 664

by Alvare (#31425624) Attached to: Professors Banning Laptops In the Lecture Hall

and get them to concentrate

Why would you want people to concentrate? People should want to concentrate, they are the only ones who can decide that. If they wanna play WoW during class they should be allowed, as long as they don't disturb the ones who want to learn.

It's their choice and nobody else's. Personally I intercalate between doing fun stuff and paying attention, because I decided to, and I face the consequences quietly and in my own.

Comment: WTF (Score 1) 721

by Alvare (#31360030) Attached to: Using Classical Music As a Form of Social Control
What The Fuck ?
I couldn't believe when I saw this article's title, really.
I may be 17 and I like classical music, I mean it's music in it's bare form, it's perfect to learn theory, but I listen modern electronic music, that takes all this theory and adds another ton of theory (filters, compression, dynamic ranges, etc) and it's more complex, fun and sometimes original.
But I would be an hypocrite if I listened to trance and hated formal music, it's like loving house and hating funk, I wouldn't be listening it because I love how it sounds, because they sound the same, I would be listening to it because some social crap.

Comment: WPA? (Score 1) 263

by Alvare (#31275812) Attached to: Passive-Aggressive Wi-Fi Hotspots
I dunno, I let other people use my Wi-Fi, I just put myself in their place ...
I think of encryption as 'dirty' and 'homosexual'.
I can imagine myself going over to my firend's and if when I try to connect, to play some starcraft, it asks me for a password, I think I would straight-murder his family. Honest

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