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  1. People need to get down from their high horses. Many of us (me included) watched it in the cinema and will also add it to the blu-ray collection.
  2. Recently I've found I'm having more reasons to want to use things like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and of course Photoshop for professional use and obviously pirating is right out if I'm not just retouching family photos or whatever for my own purposes. I qualify for educational pricing for the forseeable future but that's still endless renting of software with no end in sight. So, I was wondering how everyone was managing with/without the Adobe in various ways? What's replaceable? And what isn't? I've just gone all in on Affinity software, starting with a "what the hell, it's only £40" for Affinity Photo, then trying the Publisher beta which rapidly turned into a special beta tester discount. Then why not, should get Designer too to complete the suite, right? And aside from the ridiculously competitive pricing, the software itself is really good. Lots of well thought out features (high-pass filtering in Photo is a real highlight), copious video tutorials on their website, official learn-by-doing workbooks for every tool and a surprising number of high quality guides on youtube too. I've got some conferences coming up and I'll be doing a lot with the Affinity suite for producing quality research posters, slidedecks that aren't awful and that kind of thing. That got me to wondering what else was out there. Affinity Photo doesn't do raw collection management so I gave Darktable and RawTherapee a shot and I think I might actually prefer RawTherapee to Lightroom. Which is great, because it's free! I also found out Google still offer the Nik Collection for creative photo processing at the free version before it got sold on to DxO (who also offer a free version). DaVinci Resolve has managed to fill the gap for both Premiere Pro and After Effects, while at the same time having just phenomenal colour grading tools. And it's free (unless you want denoising and hardware accelerated encoding and a few other sort of essential things...). I'm not sure you could honestly replace After Effects but Resolve comes with Fusion built in, which serves just fine for particle effects, 3d titling, keying, motion tracking and other stuff. I definitely love the node graph workflow over having a massive layer stack. Full pro version is a little pricey for casual use, but if you like to own software it seems like a really solid option. I haven't tried Krita yet, but I have played around with Autodesk Sketchbook which is sort of free for everyone and it's got a lovely brush engine and some clever workflow design. I've got it on my Surface Pro for doodling, turning on the symmetry tool to bash in some linework and then going to town colouring is really relaxing So yeah, what else is out there? Have you tried out the alternatives to Adobe for professional or home use and what did you think of it?
  3. So I've Google how you can in-yellow the consoles; that's way too much for me. Any recommends on how to scrub them a bit for sale? I'm not bothered about them being in mint condition or getting top price. Rather iw want them gone with some remuneration.
  4. This is still prototype footage, however the team has been awarded a small grant from the UK Games Fund. It looks really very decent for early footage! I hope it pans out.
  5. The thread. Resources: World Cup Calender for your devices! http://www.skysports.com/football/news/15241/9066717/world-cup-calendar
  6. Input magazines. Im about to bin a load of Input Magazines from the 80s. Does anyone really want? If not they are gone. There are about 50 or so issues. Pick up from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  7. Tl;dr - Nintendo For the other consoles what are the best set of must play games that may swing a new console purchased either way. More importantly; why. My head tells me PS4; because VR and Uncharted 4. My heart tells me Xbone; because I already have one and it feels like home. How did you guys decide and would you make a different decision now, notably with the upcoming Xbone XXX.
  8. A study of 400 people, including 160 who play Pokemon Go regularly has shown that it has a positive impact on people's mood and amount of social interaction. Nice to have a positive finding for the impact of gaming, and one that fits anecdotal evidence of increased activity and enjoyment amongst players. Is this kind of thing, with interaction with the environment, the future of gaming?
  9. Sad news to hear that hes died at 53, he was one of the few people that could legitimately claim to have moved electronic music forward, without going the full academic unlistenable route. From his work as Pan Sonic to Ø as well as his multimedia work, this is quite a profound loss. https://www.thewire.co.uk/news/46460/mika-vainio-1963-2017 https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=38733
  10. Thread title firmly tongue in cheek but if you were the grand arbiter of taste, culture Tsar in an oppressive regime, what piece of music would you declare the best ever? I'd go with: or:
  11. Pure boast thread, what is it? Mine might be this: https://www.discogs.com/Omar-Rodriguez-Lopez-Calibration/release/1557425 Ill never sell it regardless but there was a RA article on super expensive dance 12" and thought it was interesting.
  12. When Flamenco went electric, this was as controversial as Dylan at Newport but stands the test of time. It's not that well known here but is my favourite album ever. The electric bass coupled with the emotion of the best flamenco voice and superb playing... Just listen. https://www.discogs.com/Camarón-La-Leyenda-Del-Tiempo/master/217954
  13. All profits from today go to ACLU if you're thinking for buying anything.
  14. For my part I finished with FIFA after the Manager mode was trashed, I believe my last one was 14. So with that FIFA 13 had the best soundtrack. There isn't even really a discussion here is there? FACT. http://www.deezer.com/playlist/129413711
  15. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/harry-redknapp-wife-run-over-car-door-accident-sandra-a7370911.html Sheesh.
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