I just quickly glanced through each BS chapter, and I've never seen any of the characters before (though some of them have surprisingly interesting portraits). So as best I can figure, they were probably designed just for the BS games.
If anyone wants, I can post some screenshots of the more interesting looking guys. I could be wrong and these are indeed from other games, but I don't recall a white, moustached guy with a turbin, or a brunette swordfighter who looks suspiciously like Karel.
I'm new to this site (well, not to the site, just to the message board I guess) and I want to summit an article for a game that not many people have heard of. Do I just send all the of the text onto an email, attatch onto a word program or...yeah. Do I have to lay all of the pics I stole from google around the text, or does someone else format all of the artistic stuff? Do I just save the pics on some a program like word, or should every picture be in seperate files? Does it really have to be a certain size? Sorry for all of the questions...
Post by Discoalucard on Dec 13, 2006 15:18:23 GMT -5
The best way to submit articles is just to write all of the text into a TXT, RTF, Word etc document, include all of the pictures as separate files into a zip file, and e-mail it over to email@example.com. All pics should be in the same resolution as taken from the emulator (usually around 320 x 240-ish, depending on the system/game.) Any other artwork/pics, don't worry about, I'll reformat them.
Just warning you ahead of time that I'm well into the Captain Novolin/ Raya Systems games article. At the moment, it's only on Captain Novolin, but if I can stand to play them more, I might try to go a little more in-depth on the other games.
I could probably do DOZENS of entries for this site, given my obsenely extensive knowlage about video games and having played thousands and being able to do these kind of things quickly. However, I have a computer that does not get along with me, the internet or ANYTHING ELSE. So, if I were to attempt a entry I would need somebody else to do sprite yanks and screenshots. And would it be possible to PM somebody here the completed text for a entry? My computer hates e-mail and, like I said, everything else. I could probably deal with e-mail, however, but screenshots are simply not happening.
How "serious" do these entries have to be? Anything I do is going to be light hearted. I just can not take video games seriously. Is there a tone that is too much in one direction or other?
And are bootleg releases excluded from discussion? Meaning all those old non licensed games that were released on cartridge.
And were I to do a "other sport games" entry how thurough would I have to get? What I am talking about is games that get little representation like croquet, mountain climbing, shuffleboard, or whatever. I would just discuss games that are good or worth playing as a curiousity. Could I apply my own judgement about what merits a mention or would I have to mention a minimum amount of games for certain genres or platforms or whatever?
Post by Discoalucard on Feb 8, 2007 14:46:31 GMT -5
You can write it in however you tone you want - some are serious, written like an encyclopedia or analytical style, but there are plenty of light-hearted ones too. If you want to cover bootlegs, go right ahead.
Not so sure on the "other sports" entry, because honestly? The topic sounds a bit...dull. Try to sell me on it.
My idea was this: Introduce people to games in a genre that normaly would not be discussed at HG101, that are more obscure than even HG101 deals with, that most people who frequent this site would normaly not play. But above all, to perhaps peak interest in games with game play that people have not experienced. After all, how many people have played a polo game, or whatever, before? I was going for curiousity factor. I would discuss each game's rules and perhaps a bit about each real world sport or game. Even provide urls for information about each sport or game. If not too general I could make it "obscure good and or novel/interesting/curious sports games". If so, I would exclude the kind of sports games that everybody has played (baseball, American football, soccer/football, basketball, hockey, olympic, tennis, whatever else is deemed out of place). I can say for certain that the croquet game for TG16/PCE is pretty good and that Mini Golf for Famicom is excellent. If bowling and golf are exceptable I would do League Bowling and Neo Turf Masters, but that would be pushing it, and might seem out of place among the other games. Fencing would be doable and Great Swordsman is a EXCELLENT game. That and Sega's Bullfight would be enough to motivate me to get this finished.
The "All Regions" Thing can end up being a big deterrent, because you'd think a lot of times, someone's not going to have the money laying around to buy the Japanese and European versions of a game they already have, just to compare the voice acting, or learn the extra languages just so they can pinpoint how accurate the translations are.... It does seem like that adds a few hidden criteria into the works, there...
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If I discuss WotEF and EF+ for "pre SFII fighters" do I have to do a write up on Fist 2? As it is I have a mention that it exists, but nothing more. Fist 2 was NOT a fighting game, which is why I ask, but it did precede SFII (it actually came between Fist and Fist+).
Along that same line, should I give a mention to any and all sequels in a series that came after SFII? There is a Hokuto no Ken fighter, a Super Chinese fighter, and two Hiryuu no Ken fighters that came before SFII and several games in those series, both fighters or otherwise, that came after SFII.
Is there a way to resize .png or .gif files without having any computer know how or even a half decent computer? A few screenshots that I have are SMALL and there is nothing I can do about that.
All games for my sports thing I am working on must have every sequel, right?
I'm new to these forums, but I'd be interested in writing an article on Action 52. It has no redeeming qualities other than being awful to the point of amusement, but the Captain Novolin article covers the same sort of thing so I imagine it would be acceptable. I've currently only played the NES version, but I can easily get ROMs of the Genesis version and Cheetah Men II as well as take screenshots.