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  • There's a new digital only gaming magazine called Funland, and it looks cool. I'm gonna check it out later and report back.

    https://www.polygon.com/22412770/funland-indie-magazine-publication-print-itchio



  • @DIPSET I've been following those fan restorations on and off for years. It's wonderful the lengths they've gone to.



  • It's a car fighting game... or a fighting car game?



  • Achieving photorealism from game footage using AI. Honestly it looks almost like IRL 480p footage, it's really cool.

    Youtube Video



  • This is ending in a few days.



  • Season 2 of one of the funniest shows I've ever seen is coming out next month.



  • I never heard about this movie before, and now I really want to watch it. It looks so bonkers and unlike anything I've ever seen.

    Youtube Video



  • @bam541

    It's a great movie.

    I've been watching some old films recently upon recommendations and one I loved with Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" from 1960. Which is a comedy-drama also criticizing our capitalist society and how it strips us of our humanity.

    It's not like I've made some sort of revolutionary discovery here, but we really are just living out the same shit, different day. When social commentary from movies 50-60 years ago still apply today like nothing has changed, it kinda makes me sad more than anything.

    Still though, Playtime is great. I think I saw it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.



  • @dipset said in That's Not News!:

    Still though, Playtime is great. I think I saw it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

    Ouch.

    I'd like to see Playtime, but it was designed for 70mm projection, and very few theaters are equipped for that.



  • @oscillator

    I always get confused with 70mm film vs a 70mm lens. Cause the lens would be zoomed in more and I always have to think for a second why 70mm is "bigger" then I remember, oh yeah F-I-L-M.

    I torrented a 4K reissue version online in like 2014 or 2015 and it looked fantastic quite honestly. The frame was filled out with no letterbox so I assume they put a lot of attention into recreating the vision. I'm sure things were cropped but it looked great is all I can say.

    Also, can you even view Playtime on film anymore? I heard it was damaged or something and never even came to North America. At least a coworker told me that once but I'm maybe misremembering.



  • @dipset said in That's Not News!:

    @oscillator

    I always get confused with 70mm film vs a 70mm lens. Cause the lens would be zoomed in more and I always have to think for a second why 70mm is "bigger" then I remember, oh yeah F-I-L-M.

    I torrented a 4K reissue version online in like 2014 or 2015 and it looked fantastic quite honestly. The frame was filled out with no letterbox so I assume they put a lot of attention into recreating the vision. I'm sure things were cropped but it looked great is all I can say.

    Also, can you even view Playtime on film anymore? I heard it was damaged or something and never even came to North America. At least a coworker told me that once but I'm maybe misremembering.

    Yeah, it gets screened in 70mm (where available) fairly frequently. It was shown in the U.S. during its original 1970's run, but only in 35mm.

    It was restored in 2002, partially photochemically, partially digital 4K:

    https://www.in70mm.com/news/2004/playtime/uk/index.htm

    That article also mentions that the negative was in an obsolete 1.75:1 aspect ratio, so nowadays it's shown slightly cropped on the top and bottom.



  • Playtime is wonderful! It's so easy to be pessimistic when telling the kind of story that Playtime tells, but instead it's really quite hopeful. It's almost life-affirming, in a way. No matter how obtuse, and robotic, and grey the world gets, humanity will find love, compassion, and joy. One of my favorite films ever. It's on the Criterion Channel if you have it.

    Was surprised to see Dunkey cover it, but I'm certainly not complaining. I like the idea of Dunkey of all people leading this 1967 French comedy to a new audience.



  • Stumbled upon this earlier, and while I do not need to be reminded that real life is pretty dystopian already, things like this are such a interesting (and depressing) phenomenon.

    Youtube Video



  • A neat trick to fix a few problematic emulated digital PS2 games on PS3 (in this case SMT Digital Devil Saga). Might be useful



  • @bam541 buddy just sent me this and I just so happen to be playing it. Menu is real but I haven’t hit a cutscene yet to see if the sound is fixed. Fingers crossed.

    I am curious of this would fix Tales of Legendia being unplayable or Xenosaga softlocking while playing the PS2 disc in the 80gb back compat PS3. Was never able to play either on mine and it got YLOD a few years back so I can’t even check now.



  • @bam541

    That was really hard to watch. If I had an opportunity to make $30'000 per month, I'd take it but my goodness she didn't seem happy and neither did her fan. I feel like younger people are less and less capable of sniffing out bullshit these days. Everyone is trying to make a buck, play a character.



  • @dipset said in That's Not News!:

    @bam541

    I feel like younger people are less and less capable of sniffing out bullshit these days.

    I don't know about the younger people part. I think it's much harder to "sniff out bullshit" when you're not in the right mental state, and in the world of today, it's much easier to fuck that part of yourself up, one way or another, and everyone's vulnerable. I think the people they showed in the video (the streamer herself and her fans) are just... in pain, and are yearning to ease that pain. The streamer in particular thought that all of this would be okay as long as she gets to sing, so there's probably a sense of desperation when she made the choice to do this. At the end, she and her whale fans are just being taken advantage of, which is probably the saddest part of it.



  • @bam541

    Everyone is vulnerable for sure. I just remember my Dad giving me all these life lessons. Knowing when people are trying to finesse me. Street smarts kinda thing.

    Just so many suckers nowadays and it’s sad to see some lonely kid donate his money to some random actor pretending to be real online.