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by Stephanie "Bobbi"
2, Issue 8
January 14, 2000
those QA folks...
That was an excellent
article on testing (by Nick Ferguson). I'm a Lead Tester
at EA, and I found it to be the most accurate I've yet seen
about the work involved. Most people, even gaming journalists,
are sadly misinformed about the whole development process,
and testing seems to be the least understood. Thank you.
To every tester,
QA and the like out there....thank you for what you do,
I have no idea how you do it.
Hi, I still love
playing the original 'Dangerous Dave' game. The first one
with 10 levels and some hidden ones. There is an unaccessable
area in the 3rd level along the top at the end of the level.
How do you get into that area?
Thanks very much,
never heard of this game...anyone have any help for Rich?
(do I really need to say again how there are websites for
hints and tips...much better ones for that purpose than
don't get what it is with sound systems...
I don't think
I could possibly agree with you anymore. There are some
outstanding possibilities with DTS in games, but like you
said, it just isn't really feasible due to the size limitations.
I also couldn't
agree with you more about DK64. What a great game, and the
sound is incredible with just simple surround! It would
have been AWSOME to hear it in even AC-3 let alone DTS.
Here is the reason
for my email...I take it you have a AC-3 and/or DTS decoder
and sound system, but can you really hear the difference
between the two in a movie? I can't and I consider myself
on this side of "loony" when it comes to being
an audiophile. There is only one area where I can hear the
difference, and it is extremely mild in comparison and that
is in the musical selections. I have an audio only CD sampler
my brother-in-law gave to me from Chicago (read-I can't
get you a copy because I am in California) and it is simply
breath-taking. I have 5 and .1 speakers all perfectly positioned
in my media room and to hear in-sync (yes, I believe you
may give me shit about that one) =) coming from each individual
channel all around in perfect harmony gives me the chills.
Aside from that one audio CD, I can't hear a bit of difference,
so does it really matter if DTS or AC-3 is enabled? I would
vote for just plain 'ol AC-3 (plain 'ol, HA!)
Enough of my
rambling. Thanks for letting me bend your ear and let me
know what you think of my question if you get some free
"Check-M8" - q3a name
I don't get
it. But I can tell you that loony was in heaven the first
time he heard "Saving Private Ryan" on his new
setup, so I guess there is a difference. Don't think I could
hear it though, I'm still perfectly happy with my one speaker
on the television set. :)
Stephanie "Bobbi" Bergman may possibly be the world's worst Age
of Empires 2: Age of Kings player. She still loves it, though.