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#4461 Ragnar

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:16 PM

 

 

 
the second stage music in this is great. It's like what autechre always wished they could do


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:18 PM

 

excellent clipping/sound fidelity



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:39 PM

 

Final boss in the VMRL shmup

 

hahaha i love this



#4464 bonzi_buddy

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:58 AM

ROBOT III [angry, making a point]: Look at that! It's gorgeous! Nobody will do it for you now. I swear it's like at some point gaming stopped being about grids with little icons inside and that's when they started sucking permanently. At that point I can't understand the attraction. The grids are what I'm here for. Even early 3D games have very obvious grids everywhere. It's a different thing with 2d ones especially the grid gives you the feeling that each pixel is a unique piece of space. Nowadays everything is built like a Flash game to hide the grid. People are always going for a cartoon look but it never happens. When you have grids your game is honest. It gives you a genetic core linking you back to every other gridded game and it gives your world a nice cast of unreality, the sort you can only see in the rare mediums where visual representational space is of very low resolution - tapestry and knitting. Nobody bothers to tell stories with knitting and tapestry is long dead, subsumed into its animated digital interactive descendant.


Yeah fuck the cartoon look (which tends to veer into that Adult Swim/spongebob look anyways for all of them these days. no surprises there tho). fuck the "stylized" hipster pixel look too. gimme gore. *everybody looks shocked* errrr uumm huee haah... i meant AL gore *everybody looks relieved* ...*licks dry lips, visibly very tense face from holding TRUE impulses back* ah... aagh... a... ALL gore!!!! *everybody looks shocked again* n-no!! i meant ALLegore *everybody looks exhausted*

True story 1: around the time when that fucking hipster pixel "stylized" look* became the de-facto artistic AND advertisement standard post-2000** (yuck),
i theorized the reason why pixel art was enticing in first place was for similar reasoning like yours:
it deliberately ignores golden ratio, that 1 : 1.4 - measurements (=rectangle's pacing). It's all nothing but perfect square blocks, and you can only (terribly) try to put them around the grind to /look/ like golden ratio, to an artificial effect.

(*you know... one-pixel-lenght - arm guys standing lanky/goofy or artificially stilted, like they were from a brit rock band from 90's. or ok, just 2000's indie rock band.)

(**and yeah i seriously did complain about this stuff (about hipster pixel art look) even back then. that too!! yes indeed!! i shot him!! ...
but for my defence, your honour: i didn't realize there was going to be a group of critisizers forming tvtropes website, hitting it big

(them making fun of/documenting cultural patterns in TV's/movies that are popular for sake of popularity / because they are taken for granted, than the real overall true effect on sense)

... not to mention dumbtopic, catamites, etc... SO.... i wasn't alone... i'm hardly unique... after all... that's all.... I all wish u GOD BLESSINGS... namaste.........bon-ziq b-diq)

True Story 2: Speaking of tapestry, naught but had a passing interest in 'em, but di First Time (I Ever Saw Her Face) when thy U'rs truly lit up on tha' sub-check'd! was:
I saw a random single tapestry in frames (like a painting), on a random shop's window, in a small town... glanced over it absent-mindedly and bored... AND NEARLY WET MY PANTS!!!!! holy shit the effect is exactly same if not MORE powerful than with sum rii-iil pawaful pixel art.

it's like watching fully rasteurized Win 95 256-colours picture in full sepia,
except this time the visible black grids and the beautiful touch of time and the underlying material makes it even MORE enticing, lustruous, slurpi, MYSTERIOUS, insane depth.

just try imagining those beautiful mysterious chef's PC-88 pictures in tapestry art and in painting frames!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

argument: so vinyl DOES LEND INCREDIBLE POWERS TO MUSIC huh after all. whu da *thunk*. i bet ragnar already did. also, still on that project to replace words with real-life gfx, eg "think" should be replaced by *THUNK!* sfx. kukuku. huehuehue. zawazawazawa.



#4465 Chebo from LESS SOFT

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:25 AM

RIGHT! EXACTLY I found a tapestry thing of horses drinking at a stream in Goodwill and my jaw fucking dropped and I bought it because it was just the late 80s+ j-pc look blown up so every vibrant, proudly garish pixel of it slams your eyes. And it's like DARK too with a weird palette you'd see in an adventure game. Like from another world where, yeah, Chef's topic is popular enough to warrant mass produced quilts etc. But when you think about it these sorts of things after 1970 or so must be derived from pixel art - think I've posted about it before but my mom is big into knitting and makes patterns - so she's actually a pixel artist. She has some program she uses and it's just like designing looping NES tile textures, and you have similar limitations because it's a huge hassle to manually put in many colors, so you stick with just a handful like old sprites, spin it out from your mind into physical fiber space. But the real big factory made tapestries, you know, those must be produced from pixel art, right? So who drew those horses? (Imagines old book club ladies having tea in front of Mark Ferrari pixel art cycling beautiful scenes from Day .... whatever... you know what I'm talking about, the castle, forest, beach, waterfall notoriously pretty pictures)

 

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True story 1: around the time when that fucking hipster pixel "stylized" look* became the de-facto artistic AND advertisement standard post-2000** (yuck),
i theorized the reason why pixel art was enticing in first place was for similar reasoning like yours:
it deliberately ignores golden ratio, that 1 : 1.4 - measurements (=rectangle's pacing). It's all nothing but perfect square blocks, and you can only (terribly) try to put them around the grind to /look/ like golden ratio, to an artificial effect.

Madman taking out a handkerchief and wiping forehead with guns in both hands trembling: WHEW!!!!! Holy hell am I glad to hear you say that!!!!!! Oh, man! Blammmo. That's a whammy!

 

I remember too now in childhood: Bereft of much vidcondom I satisfied my nascent lust for pixel art by looking at quilts and pillows with interesting grid patterns. Also I found the horse quilt. Sorry for the terrible pictures!

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#4466 Chebo from LESS SOFT

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:32 AM

Video Socrates anthropologizes: Visibly individual pixels denoting concrete quanta of imaginary space confers desirable ulillilliability ... Super Mario Brothers is closer to chess than to Super Meat Boy.

 

Solitaire win screne...



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

fuck yeah!!!!!!!! fuck yeah, those pillows!!!!!! looks INCREDIBLE! you fucking rule, chebo-da!!!

 

Edit: first reaction to very first one was "uhh...?!?... it's seiken densetsu AKA secret of mana 3... or a genesis screenshot...?!" and then realized the amazing truth... my friend, we are at the ROOT of HOLINESS...!!!



#4468 Chebo from LESS SOFT

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