Morning Discussion

Windows 7 has finally arrived. I was initially crushed to discover Microsoft had not chosen me to host an official Windows 7 launch party. Eventually I realised this was a blessing, though--Microsoft were freeing me from the legal obligations a sanctioned party would place upon me. I could now give Windows 7 the welcome it deserved.

Wrapped in still-bloody scottish wildcat furs, we began by stomping on bumblebees to signify its many bug fixes as we crunched through handfuls of golden eagle beaks, followed by steamed greyhound and a dessert of otter's feet in jelly, washed down with adder venom wrung direct from the serpent's face. The night had barely begun.

From The Chatty
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    October 23, 2009 6:18 AM

    The new L4D2 video is so awesome. I was already looking forward to it, but now I really can't wait.

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      October 23, 2009 6:19 AM

      i really want that chainsaw

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      October 23, 2009 6:20 AM

      Yeah. This was the video I was waiting for.

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      October 23, 2009 6:29 AM

      Do you think they did it in-house? They seem to have some ridiculously talented movies guys if they did.

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        October 23, 2009 6:41 AM

        Uh, what about the "Meet The" series they did for TF2?

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          October 23, 2009 6:41 AM

          as in, yes they did it in house, of course they did.

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      October 23, 2009 6:43 AM

      I can't wait until games look like that. Valve is getting pretty good at cutscenes.

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      October 23, 2009 6:59 AM

      Link?

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      October 23, 2009 7:05 AM

      The L4D2 video was excellent, the facial animation and character mannerisms were spot on. It was probably the first time a video game intro movie captured the feel of a motion picture. imo

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      October 23, 2009 7:20 AM

      Yeah, i can't wait for this goddamn game. It's gonna rock. The new characters seems awesome.

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      October 23, 2009 7:23 AM

      So good. I wish I could watch it right now. Stupid work blocking the shack and everything gaming related.

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      October 23, 2009 7:29 AM

      I love how Coach forms a "fffff" right after the chocolate helicopter gag, but then it cuts away. :D

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      October 23, 2009 7:37 AM

      Have you pre-ordered it already?

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      October 23, 2009 7:50 AM

      Anyone else feel that "coach" is mostly a re-skinned Heavy?

      at least from the waist - up...

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        October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

        So? The heavy was fucking hilarious and awesome.

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          October 23, 2009 8:38 AM

          just seems odd - nothing wrong with it at all - coach is heavy - and the squirrely fellow is scout... not sure about the other two...

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        October 23, 2009 8:26 AM

        The heavy is shorter and fatter, with a wider jaw and smaller upper head. To me at least.

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      October 23, 2009 7:51 AM

      I wish there were more horror and less humour, though.

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        October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

        come play us in versus then, you'll be terrified :)

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          October 23, 2009 9:00 AM

          Oh, I'm sure. I'm just getting tired of tongue-in-cheek zombie stories.

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        October 23, 2009 8:31 AM

        I've found the spitter terrifying.

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      October 23, 2009 8:14 AM

      when does the demo get released? Tuesday?

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      October 23, 2009 8:28 AM

      The first game's intro was deliberately done as a tutorial of sorts to familiarize players with some ideas - startling the witch, helping players up, the horde - and then led into the beginning of the first campaign. I read a blog article about the storyboarding and ideas as they worked on it.

      This intro, if it is the one that will begin the game, seems like they aren't doing that. It seems like it's to introduce players who already know the game to the new locations, weapons and enemies. Maybe Valve expects new players to learn from the veterans this time.

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      October 23, 2009 8:48 AM

      Is it just me or is the dude in the hat always getting his ass kicked?

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      October 23, 2009 9:03 AM

      Any link that would let watch the video on my touch?

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