Axis forces are embattled in the town of Nettersheim. The Allies have captured the North Armybase and seem to be advancing. Can the Axis hold out?
Part 1 of 4 …
1080 available if you click-thru to PronYouTube.
(Raw buzzard footage! When I realized it was going to be an epic battle, I hopped into a buzzard and filmed this live)
Regarding the Bastogne “replay” videos, Madrebel asked:
ah so you’ll never likely allow access to the game DB. what about a slave sql db with a read socket open to something like wiretap?
We’re not likely going to provide external access to the data, but we have – of course – been throwing ideas around for how we might make it useful in-game. I think it would be really bad juju if I picked any particular idea as an example because right now it is just a debug tool.
One of the reasons for making the Bastogne videos was “to see what we can see”. It actually kicked off an interesting discussion point when I coaxed Rafter into putting it on the big screen at the close of an unrelated meeting last week.
The first half is dull unless you find geeky debug tools being used nefariously fun.
The second half is … cool.
185Mb source WMV if you want to see it in its full glory.
(She could always use the Tardis to get singing lessons before she makes the video!)
I’m sure there are a bunch of reasons why this might be so: pragmatic, practical reasons.
But the staggered sales of video formats for a given movie just seems … underhanded. Standard Def releases aren’t marked as such. It’s a little late in the day to be acting like Standard Def is the norm. And then, when consumers have wasted their money on the Low Def edition, they finally release the HD version.
I wonder what percent of extra sales they make through “accidental” purchases.
For example, Amazon’s “Video Format Details” doesn’t distinguish definition only layout:
And you see the same panel for a High or Standard def video. In most cases, the only way to tell which definition you are going to be getting is a line below the video player: