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  3. Really Odd Skybox Bug

    If you think it'll help. Here it is.
  4. What's going on with your life?

    I don't really know if the favelas can be considered as slums, they have built their houses with concrete and found a way to get water/electricity (the city helps them with that). Here, crime isn't as common as you might hear on TV, I mean it used to be here but the city improved a lot in the last years (the olympic games helped). I don't think people see the police as an ennemy, they seem to be really useful to keep the peace around the city. And a favela is a sort of city, people share with each others, they can find work and they can study. So, from what i've seen it's fortunately better than what you said, in Rio. But it's indeed still one hell of a fight if you want to get a better life. The girl i live with is actually from here, and damn she's been strong but she's now an engineer but obviously she's the 1 out of thousands to get there... @[HP] I totally agree with you, education is definitely the key.
  5. ECHO

    Congrats on the release!
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  7. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    yeah, this is a really interesting thread on the topic
  8. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    Oh yeah. Some games like Uncharted 4 are just beauty to look at in terms of faces. It's definitely not so slick across the board though.
  9. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    In some ways we stagnated a bit, in others, there was actually a lot of progress in this field:
  10. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    That is absolutely superb. Uncanny how well such an old game captured their likenesses too. How is it games so much newer and better still struggle to make faces look as natural as HL2 did?! In some cases HL2 actually looks like a photo:
  11. What's going on with your life?

    Yeah... I mean when you put it like that no wonder people are attracted to such a life. It's easy to disparage such behaviour when you're attracted to it in relatively cushy European countries, etc. But when it's somewhere where the options are so bad why not enjoy some years of exciting but extremely dangerous lifestyle. What a raw deal to end up born in those favelas.
  12. Dishonored II

  13. What's going on with your life?

    In a way that's the mentality that drives people to become criminals too. If you live in the slums you basically have two options: You either go straight and get fucked all your life, working crazy hours at jobs that are 2+ hours away where you are treated like shit by the boss and get roughed up by brutal cops on the way back home, or you join the crime, and live a short life full of adventures and adrenaline where you get a chance to realize your material dreams. Sadly, the second option is much too appealing if you are living in that situation. Brazil is a really fucked up system that exists only to feed itself, at the expense of human lives and nature. It's a parasite that needs to be stopped before it's late!
  14. What's going on with your life?

    This is a gigantic problem, people have their priorities all mixed up. I mean, if you ask someone what they would rather spend money on, a shiny new cell phone or pay rent/buy food, unfortunately the former wins. It's obviously a sign of bad culture, habits like these get absorbed by the collective masses without anyone even noticing until it's too late, and it only highlights the importance of education, because in the absence of schooling the capitalist world will swallow you and your culture whole.
  15. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    Correct. Most, if not all, of the characters are based on real people: relatives, people working in the same building, etc.
  16. Well what do you know! The Sequel!

    Thank you for contributing to the gene pool, and congratulations! You must be a great father.
  17. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    Watched this last night. It's so inspiring to see what a small group of people can accomplish together when all the pieces fall in the right place, everyone on the team on the same page. It's one of those cases where the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. It's also a lesson on how you can get away with cheap solutions, ex the devs using themselves and their relatives as characters in the game. This stuff adds authenticity and a unique feel. I feel like these days we tend to complicate things too much, always trying to match AAA standards, when in fact, things in a game just need to be consistent to be immersive. No need to have the same actors as in every other game too, use people you know with no acting experience, that will make things more interesting I could be wrong but if I remember correctly Valve did the same for Half-Life 2 characters.
  18. What music have you listened to recently?

    Having a Creedence Clearwater Revival 60s rock marathon
  19. Fatal error loading vertex shader water_vs20 (00000005) HELP!

    I guess I'm busted can't seem to fix it no matter what
  20. Dishonored : Death of the outsider // Curator and ghost town

    Well...thanks @kikette for the answers ^^ Just a point about your last question : there was 1 "owner" by level. The other architects helped the "owners" by making a pass of details, optimization, lighting,... From the beginning to the end, I think we worked 8 months on this project (from prototyping to the finished levels).
  21. What's going on with your life?

    Sounds pretty sobering. Even in this modern world of communication and news it's still impossible for me to imagine myself being in a situation like that. I seriously can't fathom how I'd cope with such a lifestyle, which I guess is exactly what you'd expect some developer living in England to say, but it does genuinely play on my mind sometimes when you see the outrageously bad conditions some people are living in and here we are acting like some piece of code or website is the most important thing ever. But what can you do? Aside from donating to charities I guess, which I do but it feels like a drop in an ocean. Bad stuff man.
  22. Well what do you know! The Sequel!

    Wonderful to hear that everything worked out! You'll have such a good set-up for multiplayer in a few years.
  23. Dishonored II

    Oh boy. I really need to get around to playing Dishonored 2. I loved the original and hope to see the return of some rats.
  24. ECHO

    After two and half years the game is finally out on Steam! Super proud of what we've managed to create. It's 10% off for the first week, and there's a new launch trailer as well. Hope you guys give it a shot http://store.steampowered.com/app/551770/ECHO/
  25. What's going on with your life?

    I've been living in a favela in Rio de Janeiro for the last 2 weeks. Damn guys we are lucky to be where we are. As much as i love seeing the country for its landscapes and the great sunny weather, I feel so lucky to live where i live. It's not really about terror and gangs that the media might speak about, it's more about the way people live here and are used to it. You know it when you see their habbits, how they built houses without much plans, how they get themselves into debt to buy stuff that i wouldn't even buy (upgrading from a Galaxy S7 to an S8, taking a credit for months, taking another huge TV ...), how they drive (seatbelt is optional, there's no clear rule and everyone is just trying to overtake anyone else), how they let the old persons sick at home until they absolutely must go to the hospital, how they eat/drink, how they leave school very early and parents don't even care (people even ask you "but why do you still continue school ? Don't you want to work ?") ... I love the people and I hope the best for all of them. But damn it hurts and i don't know how stuff are going to change/get better ... Just an important note : the favelas represent "only" 25% of the population in Rio, I do not have an overall look over the city. I'll get back home by the end of the week, i'll have some pictures to show you.
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