Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 5, 2013 12:35:54 GMT -5
Public announcement: Starting from 22 September, I'll move to Nottingham for studying. It will last for about 1 year and the study will be for a taught master degree in game engineering.
Q&A, even though I don't think most of you are interested:
Why Nottingham? I never targeted that particular place; I just wanted England in general, and preferably not London because of price level issues.
Why game engineering? Actually, from the course outlines I've seen, this course has little software engineering and is more of an in-general game creation course. Which is good, because I'm awful at software engineering. My reason, in short, is difficulty issue. I'm given offers on things like game programming, general multimedia, database and networking. The first one is too difficult for me, and on the others, there are people telling me "if you're good at those already, it's pointless to learn them again."
Anything else? I'm exicted and nervous, yeah. Excited mostly for the nothern climate (I hate temperatures above 24°C), and nervous mostly on preparation stuff (once there, I'm on my own and have to, among other things, set up a local bank account and get a phone plan) and whether I can get to know people. Well, doesn't matter now; everything will eventually solve themselves in just a few weeks.
Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 14, 2013 17:37:46 GMT -5
This is suspiciously missing in this country:
They're only found in hand wash and specific versions of bath foam and shampoo. In East Asia, this kind of nozzle is seen in almost all bottled bath products. This is drivng me crazy, since I don't want to use my soapy hand to pick up the whole bottle while bathing.
Do British people use this at all? And if yes, where to buy?
...Otherwise, things go fine. I'm reasonably busy, things are a tad expensive, the people here are a bit too patronizing, the spiders hate me, and I still need to find more ways to eat cheap (£2.60 sandwiches are not acceptable), but the transition is smoother than I thought.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5