The Big Think

August 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 1:18 pm

Ouch

Heavenly Audio

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 1:15 pm

Joystiq reports this morning that the upcoming game Heavenly Sword is going to ship with 10 gigabytes of audio. 4500 lines of recorded dialog, 90 minutes of music, and 90 minutes of cutscenes in eleven languages. Sure, much of this 10gb is in French and Swahili, but still, having 10GIG of audio alone is a pretty awesome achievement. Keep this in mind, too: audio for games is almost always compressed to save space, so that 10gb is probably much, much more at full quality.

I can only imagine how much work it took to record, edit, and keep track of 4500 lines of dialog. Sign me up!

Trust Us, We’re the Mediuuuuuh

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 10:18 am

” An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her
house [emphasis added] following an early coalition forces raid in the
predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.”

bulletlady.jpg

see anything wrong with this picture? What disturbs me is that this photo and caption had to go through several layers of “fact checkers” at the AFP. And they have to gall to say that citizen journalists are untrustworthy.

At least we can recognize bullets that, you know, haven’t even been fired.

more here.

That is all.

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