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Re: $8 GDC 2006 Audio-Only Lectures online.
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2006, 03:34:14 pm »
Id probably buy the spore talk one if I had my own credit card, or if my dads wasnt maxed out.
Although the biggest factor is that $8 is pretty hefty for an audio lecture, and that I'm cheap. XD

Of course you'd buy it if it weren't for all the things preventing you from buying it :D

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Re: $8 GDC 2006 Audio-Only Lectures online.
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2006, 03:38:58 pm »
Yeah, that is true.  ;D

I wonder when the videos will be released... At least some of them will be free... SUPPOSED to be at least... but I wouldnt be surprised if the spore ones were like $20 or something   :D
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Re: $8 GDC 2006 Audio-Only Lectures online.
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2006, 05:35:08 pm »
Do you give your students extra credit if they buy Spore :P

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Re: $8 GDC 2006 Audio-Only Lectures online.
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2006, 08:43:10 pm »
All of the spore talks are online now


What's Next in Design (Will Wrights Lecture!)
http://store.cmpgame.com/product.php?id=177&cat=51

Building Community Around Pollinated Content in Spore:
http://store.cmpgame.com/product.php?id=57&cat=

Spore: Preproduction Through Prototyping
http://store.cmpgame.com/product.php?id=104&cat=

Advanced Prototyping:
http://store.cmpgame.com/product.php?id=135&cat=

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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2006, 09:25:40 pm »
*grumbles* Too bad you have to pay for them. Grrrr.

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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2006, 09:43:28 pm »
I would never pay for stuff like that.  Waste of money.

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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2006, 10:00:57 pm »
i would rather just wait to E3 and get more information than paying to watch the spore talks that didn't have a lot of information.  $8 is too much, and it's in US $$, so us aussies would have to pay more
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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2006, 10:02:51 pm »
OK, if you guys are whining about the fact that these talks cost $8 a pop, you really don't understand what a deal that is.  

First off, this isn't entertainment, this is education, and education ain't cheap, if any of you are in college you should know.  The cheapest option to have been able to have gone to these talks was $895 for the last three days, which was about 16 lectures total.  Even taking $175 out, which was the cost of the Expo-only pass, and let's say about $30 for the free food, that comes out to about $43.12 USD a lecture to have gone in person.  Considering that a lot of the slides are available on the web for free anyways, you're getting these lectures for less than 1/5 the original cost.

If you're purely looking for info on the game, no, these aren't worth your time.  But if you're interested in game development, these aren't bad deals.
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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2006, 10:07:47 pm »
OK, if you guys are whining about the fact that these talks cost $8 a pop, you really don't understand what a deal that is. 

First off, this isn't entertainment, this is education, and education ain't cheap, if any of you are in college you should know.  The cheapest option to have been able to have gone to these talks was $895 for the last three days, which was about 16 lectures total.  Even taking $175 out, which was the cost of the Expo-only pass, and let's say about $30 for the free food, that comes out to about $43.12 USD a lecture to have gone in person.  Considering that a lot of the slides are available on the web for free anyways, you're getting these lectures for less than 1/5 the original cost.

If you're purely looking for info on the game, no, these aren't worth your time.  But if you're interested in game development, these aren't bad deals.

I agree with you completely, but like you said, we arnt (or um... most of us arnt...) in the mindset for education here, which is why everyone is complaining.

But theres probably a couple lectures besides the Spore talks that I wouldnt mind listening to, even paying for, purely for their educational value.
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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2006, 10:32:26 pm »
Also, they have lectures from GDC's in years past for only $6 each, including Wills talks from 2003 and 2004.  Who knows, maybe he was hinting at Spore in these all along.  They're probably really interesting regardless of their lack of Spore.
Looks like even I was being optimistic with a March 07 release date...

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Re: $8 GDC 2006 Audio-Only Lectures online.
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2006, 12:17:14 am »
I teach games programming at highschool level and it is ALWAYS frustrating to fight with the draconian system they have put in place here.  IMO, games programming is on the cutting edge of programming in general and should be taught as early as possible, but the powers that be here say that students cannot handle writing games (even though I have evidence to contradict them)
Do you give your students extra credit if they buy Spore :P
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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2006, 02:09:40 am »
ALL SPORE TALKS ARE NOW ONLINE!

NO THEY AREN'T!

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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2006, 08:14:55 am »
Hmm, interesting, they will most likely be "activated" very soon. Edited first post.
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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2006, 11:45:50 am »
Spore: Preproduction Through Prototyping:
http://store.cmpgame.com/product.php?id=104&cat=


That one is now on sale..just got it  :P

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Re: $8 SPORE TALKS online! (Audio-Only)
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2006, 07:34:12 pm »
Thanks Elyagra, now everyone except for Will Wrights speech is now availible
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