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Old 07-29-2012, 03:32 AM   #16
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You need a better camera!
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #17
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You need a better camera!
The low quality of that picture is actually a result of someone accidentally turning the speed settings knob when I handed it to him. I didn't notice until the next day, so the pics I took after that kinda sucked. But I am buying a new camera and camcorder next month, as both of mine (while decent) are pretty old.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #18
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Got your eyes set on anything specific?
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:02 AM   #19
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This is the still camera I want:

Canon SX40 HS

It's basically the evolution of the one I already have (which dates back to 2005!) Digital SLR is also very appealing, but I don't have the time to learn about different lenses and stuff, so this one should get the job done.

Still need to pick a digital camcorder. Basically it needs massive optical zoom, stereo mic, great battery life, and no major downfalls. Will probably spend about the same amount as on the still camera.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #20
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Nice camera. Although I absolutely suck with SLRs. Had the panasonic G2, even after a year of screwing with it my brain just wouldnt click.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:53 AM   #21
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Signal Studios visit and interview (makers of the awesome Ascend: New Gods and Toy Soldiers series)

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:38 AM   #22
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Useless bastard! They havent even done anything on a sequel for plants! Dont worry though, we'll still get 400 sequels of bejewelled.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:44 AM   #23
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Useless bastard! They havent even done anything on a sequel for plants! Dont worry though, we'll still get 400 sequels of bejewelled.
It took them a year just to port Zuma's Revenge from PC to XBLA - imagine how long it takes them to make a new and fully-featured game like PvZ! I'm 100% sure they're already working on it but don't want to announce it too early (not that I was told this).

He did also mention that they try new ideas all the time and scrap ones that don't work - basically, 4 out of 5 prototypes they develop end up getting tossed because they're not special enough in action. It's a good idea that I think a lot of developers couldn't really afford to do.

Also, Ben got me into a VIP lunch for panelists with super nice food and wine, and then all of us received free backpacks filled with goodies afterward. So that was pretty rad.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:13 AM   #24
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You're only defending them because of a free lunch and free stuff. Your opinions are biased! I call sellout! Give me free things!
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